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Mitch McConnell now wants companies to 'stay out of politics'
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AngelaPerea
On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) 1
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Later in the day, McConnell told big businesses to "stay out of politics." 1
Statements like this from McConnell and other prominent Republican officials have led to speculation about the durability of the GOP's long alliance with corporate America on lower corporate taxes, less regulation, and other policies. 1
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Can Biden Fix the Courts That Trump Broke?
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JamesJalaPayneo
The enhanced difficulty stems in part from the Covid-19 pandemic and the multiple crises it has spawned, from the enduring spread of the virus to the near-collapse of the economy. 1But those are fires that the Biden administration, alongside Democrats in the House and Senate, can put out-and are beginning to put out-without the consent of the Republican Party, if need be. 1
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Trump: Boycott 'woke companies' that oppose Georgia's election reforms
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JamesJalaPayneo
"Too bad the desperately needed election reforms in Georgia didn't go further, as their originally approved Bill did, but the Governor and Lt. Governor would not go for it," Mr. Trump said. 1
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'Trojan horse': Republicans say moderate Biden has ceded all control to radical left
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JamesJalaPayneo
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said the GOP won't support the infrastructure plan or Mr. Biden's proposed tax increases, including a hike in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%. 1
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"If the Republicans argue that we don't need infrastructure ... I think Republican voters are going to have a lot to say about it," Mr. Biden said. 1
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Watch Chris Wallace Challenge Sen. Blunt: Haven't Republicans Lost "Credibility" on Debt?
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JamesJalaPayneo
"So I guess the question is, when I hear for instance Mitch McConnell talking about debt and deficits, hasn't the Republican Party-haven't you lost your credibility on this issue?" 1
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Mike Pence is plotting his path to the presidency in 2024 & he might be able to pull it off
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JamesJalaPayneo
"I think 2024's a long time away and if Mike Pence runs for president he will appeal to the Republican base in a way that will make him a strong contender," Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) told the Associated Press. 1"If and when Mike Pence steps back up to the plate, I think he will have strong appeal among Republicans nationwide." 1
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Matt Gaetz Is Said to Be Investigated Over Possible Sexual Relationship With a Girl, 17
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micshasan
Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida and a close ally of former President Donald J. Trump, is being investigated by the Justice Department over whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her to travel with him, according to three people briefed on the matter. 1
Investigators are examining whether Mr. Gaetz violated federal sex trafficking laws, the people said. 1
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Inside the Koch-Backed Effort to Block the Largest Election-Reform Bill in Half a Century
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JamesJalaPayneo
Instead, a senior Koch operative said that opponents would be better off ignoring the will of American voters and trying to kill the bill in Congress. 1
Kyle McKenzie, the research director for the Koch-run advocacy group Stand Together, told fellow-conservatives and Republican congressional staffers on the call that he had a "spoiler." 1
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Republicans Aim to Seize More Power Over How Elections Are Run
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JamesJalaPayneo
"It's looking at total control of the election process by elected officials, which is not what it should be," said Helen Butler, a Democratic county board of elections member. 1"It's all about turnout and trying to retain power." 1
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'Why are you so afraid of democracy?': Schumer shreds GOP over opposition to landmark voting rights bill
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JamesJalaPayneo
The New York Democrat, speaking at the first Senate hearing on the House-passed "For the People Act," tied the Republican attempts to chip away at voting rights to former President Donald Trump's "big lie" that the 2020 election was rigged. 1
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