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Elections

Republicans should rethink idea-free campaigns

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Democrats ran in 2020 on a long list of policies they planned to enact and implement, and now they are going through the agony of trying to make good on their promises. Republicans have found a foolproof way to avoid that pain: They’re not going to campaign on any ideas in the first place.

Commentary: The reset that Biden and his party need

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Things are going badly for the president and his party, and with midterm elections drawing nearer, Joe Biden and the Democratsneed a reset. Paradoxically, the collapse of their plan for a comprehensive overhaul of the country’s voting laws could provide an opening — though Biden’s posturing has made it harder to exploit.

Macron’s approval rating falls to 37% as French election looms

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French President Emmanuel Macron’s approval rating has stumbled less than three months before the first round of the country’s election.

Jan. 6 panel investigates draft plan to seize 2020 ballots

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Congressional investigators have spoken with former Attorney General William Barr about a reported draft executive order to use the National Guard to seize ballot boxes after the 2020 election, according to the chairman of a House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Italy’s Berlusconi abandons presidency race, boosting Draghi’s chances

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Media mogul Silvio Berlusconi pulled out of the running for Italy’s presidency shortly before voting starts, strengthening the prospect that Prime Minister Mario Draghi could be elected as head of state.

Sen. Sinema censured by Arizona Democrats for standing by filibuster

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Arizona Democrats censured U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for declining to back measures that could have boosted the chances of passing a voting-rights bill backed by President Joe Biden.

Splintered Democrats stumble to verge of defeat on voting rights

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Senate Democrats are on the verge of handing President Joe Biden another defeat as they take up voting rights legislation with extraordinarily long odds in the evenly divided chamber.

Online Republican donors flood party, causes with $559 million in cash

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Fired-up GOP donors gave $559 million to Republican candidates and causes at the federal, state and local level in 2021 using the GOP’s online platform WinRed, signaling sustained high interest from key small-dollar donors ahead of the midterm elections.

Former minister jumps into crowded French presidential race

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Christiane Taubira, who served as justice minister in the last Socialist government, formally announced her intention to run for president in an already crowded race.

Biden is dividing the country he promised to unite

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Over years of following American politics, I’d come to regard Joe Biden as harmless — a back-slapper without strong conviction, given to exaggeration and the occasional outright lie, but no worse than average for a career politician and no threat to the republic. Lately I’ve been wondering if I overestimated him.

DirecTV to drop One America News in blow to conservative channel

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DirecTV, one of the largest U.S. pay-TV providers, plans to drop One America News Network, dealing a major blow to the conservative channel that’s been criticized for spreading misinformation and had a loyal fan in former President Donald Trump.

Twitter, Meta among companies subpoenaed in House riot probe

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acebook parent Meta Platforms Inc., Twitter Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube and Reddit Inc. are being subpoenaed to turn over posts, videos and other material to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the panel’s chairman announced Thursday.

Tyler Cowen: Democrats may not be organized, but they are unionized

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Last week’s vote by employees of the Democratic National Committee to join a union raises at least two questions. First: You mean they weren’t in one already? Second, and more seriously: Should left-leaning organizations encourage their employees to unionize?

Trump speechwriter, 2 others subpoenaed for testimony to Capitol riot panel

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The House committee investigating the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol issued subpoenas for testimony from three more people, including the speechwriter who helped draft the address that then-President Donald Trump delivered at a rally on the morning of the riot.

Biden demands voting-rights action as allies rip ‘empty gesture’

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President Joe Biden called on the U.S. Senate to change its rules to allow a simple majority to pass voting rights legislation, saying in Atlanta that GOP-backed state laws threaten democracy.

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Online Republican donors flood party, causes with $559 million in cash

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Fired-up GOP donors gave $559 million to Republican candidates and causes at the federal, state and local level in 2021 using the GOP’s online platform WinRed, signaling sustained high interest from key small-dollar donors ahead of the midterm elections.