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GOP to vote Friday on McDaniel, Dhillon, Lindell as new RNC chief | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Republican National Committee (RNC) members will elect a new chair of the party on Friday, ending a race that has seen Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel’s leadership tested by two rivals.   McDaniel, who has led the RNC since being tapped by former President Trump to the role in 2016, is being challenged by Harmeet Dhillon — a […]

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Alabama

Colorado Dem threatens to hold Pentagon nominees over Space Command HQ | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers spent the last year stalling President Joe Biden’s defense nominees, but the latest threat to filling the Pentagon’s top jobs is coming from the president’s own party. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., said he’s threatening to delay the six remaining Pentagon nominees because Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin refuses to meet with him […]

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Alabama

How McCarthy survived House chaos and won over Matt Gaetz to clinch the speaker’s gavel | #elections | #alabama

CNN  —  Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz strode into House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office on Monday night with a list of demands. Among them: The chairmanship of a key House Armed Services subcommittee. McCarthy rejected the offer. That decision set in motion a chain of events that left Gaetz and McCarthy locked in open confrontation […]

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Alabama

How McCarthy survived House chaos and won over Matt Gaetz to clinch the speaker’s gavel | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz strode into House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office on Monday night with a list of demands. Among them: The chairmanship of a key House Armed Services subcommittee. McCarthy rejected the offer. That decision set in motion a chain of events that left Gaetz and McCarthy locked in open confrontation […]

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Alabama

Biden struggles to confirm judges in the South and thwart Trump’s impact | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats have moved quickly to appoint scores of judges during the past two years, outpacing former President Donald Trump, but they have stalled in the South. The dearth of nominees offered in southern states, notably where both US senators are Republican, threatens to undercut Biden’s large-scale effort to […]

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Arkansas

From Trump to governor: Sanders prepares to take on new role

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After running a campaign heavily focused on national politics and her time as President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she wants to keep her attention on Arkansas as she takes charge as the state’s 47th governor. Sanders will be sworn in Tuesday, becoming the first woman governor of […]

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Alabama

U.S. Reps. Brooks, Moore blast Democrat release of former Trump tax returns | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Two Alabama Republican congressmen are criticizing House Democrats after the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives released former President Donald Trump’s tax returns.   The release came after the tax-writing committee investigated the Mandatory Audit Program through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is supposed to conduct mandatory audits on sitting presidents. […]

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Alaska

Opinion: Sarah Palin lost the battle, but won the war | #alaska | #politics

Editor’s Note: Julian Zelizer, a CNN political analyst, is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. He is the author and editor of 24 books, including, “The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: A First Historical Assessment.” Follow him on Twitter @julianzelizer. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more […]

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Alabama

Jan. 6 report sheds new details about Sen. Mike Lee’s efforts to help Trump overturn 2020 election | #elections | #alabama

The final report from the House Jan. 6 committee shows Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee was well aware of Donald Trump and his allies’ efforts to manufacture electoral votes for Trump in states won by Democrat Joe Biden in 2020 and to subvert the counting of actual votes in Congress. The 845-page report details a […]

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