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This would send the message the West’s much-vaunted values and respect for rules are little more than rhetoric. It will also legitimise conquest as an option that goes unpunished.
When Democrats and Republicans fight, do Americans win?
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The deadline to fund the US government is fast approaching, and it will take a Congress seemingly addicted to brinkmanship to keep the government open.
Your political leanings go a long way to determine whether you think it’s a good or bad idea to take down misinformation.
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One person’s content moderation is another’s censorship when it comes to Democrats’ and Republicans’ views on handling misinformation.
Tabulating votes during one of the many ballots held by House Republicans to choose a speaker.
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In the wake of the three-week internal GOP battle to choose a speaker, a scholar of Congress says that what looks like dysfunction is actually something else.
House Republicans applaud as U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, center, is elected the new speaker of the House on Oct. 25, 2023.
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The problems faced by the House GOP in choosing a new speaker aren’t particular to Republicans. They’re a reflection of larger problems that have afflicted both parties in Congress.
There’s trouble under the U.S. Capitol dome.
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The absence of a speaker of the House − a single individual but the linchpin in Congress − could produce a dangerous crisis in America’s constitutional democracy.
Donald Trump has not ruled out standing as speaker of the House of Representatives.
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Some Republicans have said they want to nominate Donald Trump for speaker, after the previous candidate was ousted.
Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife arrive at the U.S. District Court in New York City on Sept. 27, 2023.
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California’s governor has already announced his pick for the the seat, Laphonza Butler. Here’s more on the state-by-state process for replacing a senator who has died, is facing criminal charges or has serious illness.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy debate the finer points.
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With Donald Trump absent again, Republican presidential hopefuls took potshots at each other but agreed that Bidenomics isn’t cutting it.
Janet Protasiewicz is sworn in as a state Supreme Court justice at the Wisconsin Capitol on Aug. 1, 2023.
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Impeaching a recently elected Wisconsin Supreme Court justice for conduct neither criminal nor corrupt would negate the people’s votes – and strike a blow at judicial independence.
Mitch McConnell froze at a lectern in July 2023 and again more recently in August.
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In the wake of two public episodes of Mitch McConnell appearing to ‘freeze,’ a longtime Kentucky journalist explains how an uncharismatic Kentucky lawyer came to rule the Senate.
The attempted murder of an off-duty officer just a few months ago is clear evidence of what can happen when the personal information of PSNI staff becomes public.
Republican party leaders remain out of step with voters under 45 whose loyalty is being tested by a leadership more focused on yesterday’s battles than tomorrow’s challenges.
Congressional staffers stand beneath a monitor showing House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer, R-Ky., in a hearing, July 19, 2023.
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The GOP in the House and Senate is doing lots of investigations; Democrats did the same in the past. A scholar of congressional oversight asks: When are investigations justified?
There are real fears that AI will make politics more deceptive than it already is.
Politicians and their campaigns use a lot of methods, including manipulation and deception, to persuade you to vote for them and give them money. AI promises to make those attempts more effective.
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It may seem strange that in a country of more than 330 million people, the most likely options for the next president are the same as they were four years ago. But there are good reasons for it.
Voters often believe they only have two choices in American elections, even when multiple candidates appear on a ballot.
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The United States has a two-party political system because of single-winner plurality voting.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a ‘war on woke’ in his bid for the Republican nomination for president. He’s not the first – or the last – conservative to take on progressive values.
Donald Trump meets his supporters in Urbandale, Iowa, in early June.
The indicted, and twice-impeached president is still racing ahead his Republican opponents in the polls. Why?
Trump supporters and protesters gather peacefully outside the Miami federal courthouse on June 13, 2023.
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Since Facebook removed online hate groups and individuals from its platform, extremist groups are increasingly organizing in more discreet ways.