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Why Republican Andy Rougeot has a real chance in Denver’s mayor race

Andy Rougeot. Photo: Courtesy of campaign Andre “Andy” Rougeot is the odd duck in the Denver mayor’s race. What’s happening: He’s running as a law-and-order, less-government Republican in the state’s Democratic epicenter, where the conversation is focused on how the city is overhauling police and boosting the social safety net. Yes, but: The 34-year-old former […]

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Alabama

Republicans give extreme anti-labor N.C. Rep. Foxx power over workers – People’s World | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Rep. Virginia Foxx speaks with reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill Nov. 3, 2021. | Alex Brandon/AP WASHINGTON (PAI)—Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., gives the appearance of being somebody’s kindly grandmother, gray hair, wire-rimmed glasses and all. But when she talks about workers and unions, the new—and former—chair of the House Education and Labor […]

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Alabama

2020’s red states have higher murder rates | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Reproduced from Third Way; Chart: Axios Visuals The murder rates in Trump-voting states from 2020 have exceeded those in Biden-voting states every year since 2000, according to a new analysis by ThirdWay, a center-left think tank. Why it matters: Republicans have built their party on being the crime-fighting candidates, even as murder rates in red […]

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Alabama

The Inevitable Prosecutions of Women Who Obtain Abortions | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Back when Donald Trump was just a presidential candidate, he was asked by Chris Matthews if he thought abortions should be dealt with under the law, like any other crime. He replied, “There has to be some form of punishment,” specifically saying he meant that the women who obtained abortions should be punished. After his […]

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Alabama

Justin Bogie: How Washington’s looming debt limit fight could impact you | News | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

The federal government expects to reach the statutory debt limit this Thursday, setting up another high-profile political showdown in Washington, the first real test for the newly elected Republican House majority. The debt limit represents the total amount of money the federal government can borrow to meet its existing obligations, including benefit programs such as […]

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Alabama

GOP rep: US defaulting on national debt a ‘real threat’ | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) said the possibility of the U.S. defaulting on its national debt is a “real threat” as lawmakers grapple with a fast-approaching breach of the debt limit. “I think it is a real threat that both sides have to take serious,” Bacon said on ABC’s “This Week” in an interview with Jonathan […]

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Alabama

Texas Republican on possible Mayorkas impeachment vote: ‘I will see where the hearings take us’ | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) was noncommittal on how he plans to vote in possible impeachment proceedings against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, saying on Sunday that he will “see where the hearings take us.” “If the hearings take us down that line [of voting for his impeachment], then hearings take us down […]

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Alabama

Column: Women rule in Alabama politics | Columns | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

For many years, Alabama has been ridiculed in national publications for having fewer women in political leadership positions than other assumed to be progressive states. States such as Colorado, New York and California were lauded for having an inordinate number of females in public office. Well, folks, take a cursory look around at Alabama’s political […]

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Alabama

Shedd to serve as House Majority Whip | News | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

State Rep. Randall Shedd (R-Fairview) will serve as House Majority Whip during the 2022-2026 quadrennium and hold the third highest position in the Republican Caucus’ leadership structure. Whips, which are utilized by most caucuses and legislative bodies around the world, are tasked with conducting vote counts on major issues and legislation, helping manage floor debate, […]

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Alabama

Republicans, Having Learned Nothing, Are Coming for Abortion Post-Midterms-Flop | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Ahead of the 2022 midterms, Republicans had predicted that a “red wave” would help them take the Senate and hold a huge majority in the House. Obviously, that did not come to pass, and one major factor in the red wave becoming a light coral trickle—wherein Democrats retained the Senate and Republicans gained an extremely […]

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