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Ron Johnson

  1. 2022 midterms
    Are Fears of 2022 Losses Driving House Democrats to Retire?Sometimes senior House members bail in anticipation of their party losing the majority. A wave of 2022 retirements could be a bad sign for Democrats.
  2. politics
    Silly Season Arrives in Senate As Major Legislation AdvancesGet ready for “messaging amendments” and “vote-a-ramas” as pointless debate precedes passage of the infrastructure bill and the budget resolution.
  3. juneteenth
    Juneteenth Is Now a Federal Holiday“Great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments,” Biden said as he signed the bill establishing a holiday marking the end of slavery.
  4. covid-19 vaccine
    Ron Johnson Makes Dangerously Ignorant Comments on VaccinesThe Wisconsin senator’s yahooism now includes waving off the community benefits of COVID vaccination.
  5. the national interest
    Ron Johnson Complains His Delusional Riot Claims Are Being ‘Silenced’A hypothetical left-wing riot becomes the justification to dismiss a real right-wing one.
  6. politics
    The 3 Dumbest Arguments Against Biden’s Stimulus BillThe ideas that Democrats are “ramming” a “liberal wish list” that the country cannot afford don’t bear much scrutiny.
  7. politics
    Ron Johnson Makes Senate Read 600-Page COVID Relief Bill AloudThe Wisconsin Republican said his aim is to “educate the public,” but Democrat Tim Kaine countered that it’s a maneuver “designed to annoy everyone.”
  8. extremism
    Conspiracy Theorist Ron Johnson the New Model for Swing State GOP SenatorsSenators from battleground states used to be mostly moderates. Johnson has gone sharply the other way, making wild claims about the Capitol riot.
  9. impeachment trial
    Senate Republicans Split on Trump’s Culpability for Capitol RiotMitch McConnell wasn’t the only senator who combined a vote to acquit Trump with criticism of his conduct. But most won’t have trouble crawling back.
  10. 2022 midterms
    Republican Senator Rob Portman to Retire in 2022The fight for control of the Senate in 2022 is already underway. The key factor could be the kind of Republican divisions evident in Portman’s Ohio.
  11. impeachment trial
    A McConnell-Backed Trump Conviction Is Just FantasyConviction in Trump’s impeachment trial was always a long shot. Now momentum is waning, as GOP senators aren’t onboard and McConnell won’t herd them.
  12. covid-19 stimulus
    Trump Nearly Blew Up Stimulus Talks With Demand for a Big Second CheckTrump wants the kind of spending that horrifies most of his closest allies in Congress.
  13. the national interest
    There Was a Second Pro-Trump Conspiracy Hearing Thursday We Didn’t Even NoticeTrump has forgotten about his miracle drug, but Ron Johnson hasn’t.
  14. supreme court
    Could the White House COVID-19 Outbreak Screw Up Barrett’s Confirmation?That depends on how many Republicans can show up for key committee and floor votes.
  15. the national interest
    Republican Report Suggests Hunter Biden, Donald Trump Both Unfit for OfficeThe one person who comes out of the Ukraine scandal looking good? Joe Biden.
  16. coronavirus stimulus
    Democrats Put Squeeze on White House As Unemployment Benefits ExpireRight now the White House looks more likely to cut a stimulus deal with Pelosi and Schumer than to herd fractious congressional Republicans.
  17. coronavirus stimulus
    The GOP’s Procrastination on COVID Relief Is InexcusableRepublicans had four months to prepare the next stimulus bill. Instead, they’re racing against the clock — and their own economic delusions.
  18. the national interest
    GOP Senator Upbeat Coronavirus May Kill ‘No More Than 3.4% of Our Population’Ron Johnson is bad at both statistics and comforting people.
  19. vision 2020
    With Biden Ascendant, GOP Suddenly Cares About His Ukraine Connections AgainPresident Trump and Republican senators are refocusing on debunked allegations of Biden family misconduct in Ukraine as his campaign regains steam.
  20. trump impeachment
    Ron Johnson Goes Conspiracist Route Defending Trump, Attacks Intel CommunityJohnson’s claim that he doesn’t trust the FBI or CIA shows how far a Trump ally is willing to go to wrangle up presidential favor.
  21. 2018 elections
    Leah Vukmir’s Victory in Wisconsin Is a Rare Win for Republican WomenThe veteran conservative state legislator will now face incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin in another uphill race in Wisconsin.
  22. 2018 elections
    Scott Walker and Tammy Baldwin Prepare for a November Slugfest in WisconsinDemocrats will choose an opponent for longtime nemesis Scott Walker while Republicans are staging a pricey primary to challenge Tammy Baldwin.
  23. Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Special Election Was a Terrible Omen for the GOPRepublican Governor Scott Walker doesn’t seem too confident.
  24. Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Election Is Going To Be A BarnburnerIn a closely divided and intensely partisan state, this judicial election will be among other things a tune-up for November.
  25. Ron Johnson Is Very Bad at McCarthyismFor the second time in two weeks, the Wisconsin senator made up a wild conspiracy theory about the FBI — only to see it instantly fall apart.
  26. Senate Parliamentarian Throws Sand Into the Gears of the GOP Tax-Cut MachineIt looked like the GOP tax cut would glide through the Senate. But a parliamentarian’s ruling has estranged deficit hawks.
  27. The Trump Tax Cuts Pass in Committee, Head to the Senate FloorIt looks like this thing is gonna pass — if Mitch McConnell can keep all of the promises he just made.
  28. Here’s How Republicans Plan to Get Their Tax Bill Out of the SenateSeven Senate Republicans have expressed concerns about the legislation. Mitch McConnell hopes to win them over with these last-minute changes.
  29. the national interest
    Why Ron Johnson’s Opposition Is a Body Blow for the Trump Tax CutsThey’ll need to give him either money or spend time negotiating with him. They don’t have either to spare.
  30. When Two Warring Parties Share a State’s U.S. Senate SeatsThe number of “split” Senate delegations is declining steadily, and with it the phenomenon of voters deliberately choosing a senator from each party.
  31. The GOP’s Latest Attempt to Repeal Obamacare Won’t Even Get a VoteAfter a pretty depressing luncheon discussion, Senate Republicans decided they won’t humiliate themselves with a vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill.
  32. Senate to Hold Phony Graham-Cassidy Hearings So They Can Pretend to DeliberateJohn McCain is troubled by the Senate’s rushed consideration of health-care legislation. So the GOP is cooking up some bogus hearings for him.
  33. GOP Senator: McCain’s Brain Tumor May Have Affected Health-Care Vote“He has a brain tumor right now — that vote occurred at 1:30 in the morning, some of that might have factored in,” Senator Ron Johnson said.
  34. the national interest
    Senators Figure Out McConnell Is Lying to Them About TrumpcareThis is why he wanted a really fast vote.
  35. the national interest
    Obamacare: What If the GOP Gets What It Wants?With the Supreme Court decision looming, the right is rethinking its scorched-Earth approach to attacking Obamacare.
  36. the national interest
    Republicans to Wage 30-Year Budget WarIn the long run, we will all be dead.
  37. imagined conversations
    What the Founders Said About 100-Round Assault-Rifle MagazinesSenator Ron Johnson thinks such magazines are constitutionally protected. 
  38. the after party
    Hey, Look, Republican Recriminations!They blame South Carolina senator Jim DeMint for their failure to take the Senate.