GOP’s climate counter punch: pushing more fossil fuels

GOP’s climate counter punch: pushing more fossil fuels

[ad_1] But so far, the voters they’re hoping to attract don’t seem to care. The party’s early messaging promoting the bill amplifies attacks that fell flat for Republicans in the 2022 midterms. And new polling shared with POLITICO shows that the GOP’s legislative achievements aren’t energizing voters in some key states on the 2024 map, … Read more

The GOP’s new electability problem: North Carolina

The GOP’s new electability problem: North Carolina

[ad_1] In a state where surveys show a majority of voters favor keeping abortion legal, he has compared the procedure to murder. And even some Republicans in North Carolina see him as a liability. “Because of his comments, he will nationalize the gubernatorial race in North Carolina for the Democrats, which will open the door … Read more

House GOP’s debt-limit plan seeks to repeal major parts of Democrats’ climate law

House GOP’s debt-limit plan seeks to repeal major parts of Democrats’ climate law

[ad_1] McCarthy is eyeing to pass his plan in the House next week, setting up a showdown with Democrats amid worries that the U.S. could default on its debt as early as June. The Republicans’ 300-page-plus bill amounts to a legislative wish list of measures that have no future in the Senate, whose Democratic leaders … Read more

Opinion | The GOP’s Moderate Frontrunner

Opinion | The GOP’s Moderate Frontrunner

[ad_1] Back in 2016, the most moderate Republican candidate in the race was Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who lost everywhere except his home state. Perhaps the most moderate candidate in the GOP field as of this moment is former President Donald Trump. He established himself as a different sort of Republican beginning in 2015. If … Read more

House points to Jan. 6 committee in defending GOP’s right to subpoena ex-Bragg aide

House points to Jan. 6 committee in defending GOP’s right to subpoena ex-Bragg aide

[ad_1] Bragg’s lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, seeks a court order preventing the House from enforcing the subpoena. An initial hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. As precedent for courts rejecting recent challenges to congressional subpoenas in recent months, the House’s brief cites the Jan. 6 committee’s litigation against four people: John Eastman, … Read more

Why Tennessee GOP’s effort to oust 3 Dem lawmakers is so unusual

Why Tennessee GOP’s effort to oust 3 Dem lawmakers is so unusual

[ad_1] “It will echo across the country. I think it will have a chilling effect on all states where there’s supermajorities or very red states,” Rep. Gloria Johnson, one of the Democrats under threat of expulsion, said in a phone interview Tuesday. “This is chipping away at our democracy, there’s no question, because everybody’s going … Read more

House GOP’s Biden investigations sputter out of the gate

House GOP’s Biden investigations sputter out of the gate

[ad_1] “All of us hear from constituents that they’re very anxious for results. And our task, part of our task, is explaining to people what this process is about, and what to expect,” Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), a member of House GOP leadership, said in a brief interview. “I think some people get anxious because … Read more

‘Normalize’ doomsday? Dems lambaste GOP’s latest debt-limit gambit

‘Normalize’ doomsday? Dems lambaste GOP’s latest debt-limit gambit

[ad_1] While Republican supporters bill the measure as a way of reducing blowback, Democratic leaders argue that even debating it fuels a risky and dishonest theory that it’s possible to avert irreparable economic damage without raising the debt limit. Since GOP lawmakers keep talking it up, however, Democrats are happy to exploit the tricky politics … Read more

The GOP’s newest culture war target: College diversity programs 

The GOP’s newest culture war target: College diversity programs 

[ad_1] “We are not going to back down to the woke mob, and we will expose the scams they are trying to push onto students across the country,” said DeSantis, who held a roundtable this month on what he called divisive concepts. “Florida students will receive an education, not a political indoctrination.” Texas Republican Gov. … Read more

Schumer slams House GOP’s energy permitting bid

Schumer slams House GOP’s energy permitting bid

[ad_1] The bill combines measures to streamline permitting reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act for energy projects and mines, which Republicans hope will form a basis to negotiate with Senate Democrats, with longtime partisan priorities like prohibiting a ban on fracking, mandating oil and gas lease sales and disapproving of President Joe Biden’s decision … Read more