american-politics

Trump allies interviewed nearly 200 election officials in Pa., elsewhere to probe for weaknesses

BY: - October 3, 2022

Volunteers for 'Operation Eagles Wings' are using surveys in eight states to seek support for conspiracy theories.

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What will Ron DeSantis learn — if anything — from Hurricane Ian? | Dick Polman

BY: - October 3, 2022

Florida is a red state condemned to consequences. And its flat-earth Republicans have long been determined to keep it that way.

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Recent polls indicate incumbent GOP Gov. Brian Kemp holds a healthy lead over Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams in a renewal of their 2018 rivalry. Bazemore-Pool/Getty Images (2018)

National politics, career arcs explain why Kemp polls ahead of Abrams | Opinion

BY: - October 3, 2022

Why does a Democrat have the advantage in one statewide race while a Republican leads in the other?

The U.S. Capitol. Samuel Corum/Getty Images

U.S. House sends Biden stopgap spending bill. What Pa. lawmakers said, how they voted

BY: and - September 30, 2022

All nine members of Pennsylvania’s Democratic House delegation, joined by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, voted in favor of the bill. Pennsylvania’s eight, remaining Republican House lawmakers voted against it, according to an official House roll call.

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The Republican advantage: It’s easier to be against things than for them | Opinion

BY: - September 30, 2022

The against emphasis holds even when it is Republicans who most seek change.

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Being civil is a lost art – especially in politics. We need to get way better at it | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - September 30, 2022

Ever been asked by a plumber fixing your toilet what your politics are? I have. It's as awkward as you might think.

‘Abortion absolutely is healthcare’: U.S. House panel told as GOP pursues nationwide ban

BY: - September 29, 2022

‘Who are you going to be?’ Kelsey Leigh, of Pittsburgh, asked lawmakers. ‘Will you sit in judgment of people who are pregnant without knowing them or their circumstances? Or will you listen … and be the compassion our country so desperately needs right now?’

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The nation’s debt limit serves no purpose. It should be eliminated | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - September 27, 2022

Invoking the debt limit keeps the government from paying bills we already owe.

A conspiracy-fueled push to count ballots by hand gains traction | Analysis

BY: - September 26, 2022

'This is totally unnecessary,' Jonathan Diaz, senior legal counsel with the Campaign Legal Center, said. 'There is no evidence or reason to suggest that ballot tabulators don't work'

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White nationalism is a political ideology that mainstreams racist conspiracy theories | Analysis

BY: - September 26, 2022

Conspiracy theories have trickled down to the local level, including the campaign of Pa. GOP governor candidate Doug Mastriano.

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One nation, under outrage | Ray E. Landis

BY: - September 25, 2022

We're seeing a repeat of revolutionary anger. How we deal with it will determine the future of the nation.

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A sign made by Vicki Farrell, 65, in the back of her car at the Aragon Precinct in Virginia Beach urging calm following the 2020 election. (Roger Chesley/ For the Virginia Mercury)

Despite periods of hysteria’ Truman found cause for hope in the national character | Opinion

BY: - September 23, 2022

Americans have repeatedly shaken off self-imposed mental chains to overcome periods of instability like the one we are suffering.