Biden faces Republican opposition in trying to fill key FCC position

Biden faces Republican opposition in trying to fill key FCC position

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s nominee for a key seat on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) faced extensive Republican criticism at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. Gigi Sohn, a former senior aide to Tom Wheeler when he was chair of the FCC under President Barack Obama, faced tough questions from Senate … Read more

Is Mike Pence Really the Future of the Republican Party?

Is Mike Pence Really the Future of the Republican Party?

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Republican chief justice tarnishes the court with embarrassing dissent in NC maps ruling

Republican chief justice tarnishes the court with embarrassing dissent in NC maps ruling

The North Carolina Supreme Court’s Democratic majority handed down a win for democracy Friday when it struck down maps gerrymandered by Republicans. But Chief Justice Paul Newby, joined by his fellow Republican justices, handed down what amounted to a judicial tantrum. Newby “respectfully” dissented to the ruling by repeating an argument circulated widely by Republicans … Read more

Vaccine Politics Upend Republican Orthodoxy On Unemployment Benefits

Vaccine Politics Upend Republican Orthodoxy On Unemployment Benefits

Republican state lawmakers are abandoning a core economic policy in order to fight against the Biden administration’s push for mass vaccination. Six GOP-led states have made workers eligible for unemployment insurance if they’re fired or they quit after refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and Republicans are pushing similar bills in another 11 states, according … Read more

Republican Bernie Moreno drops out of crowded Ohio Senate primary

Republican Bernie Moreno drops out of crowded Ohio Senate primary

Republican Bernie Moreno, a luxury car dealer turned blockchain businessman, was one of the leading GOP contenders tossing in a contest for cash to replace retired Republican Sen. Rob Portman. | Aaron Doster/AP photo Republican Bernie Moreno dropped out of the crowded Ohio Senate primary on Thursday, citing a conversation he had with former President … Read more

Why The Republican Party Isn’t Concerned With Popularity

Why The Republican Party Isn’t Concerned With Popularity

After Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential election, the Republican National Committee published the so-called “GOP autopsy report“An attempt to identify and address the party’s persistent political weaknesses. But eight years later, after losing another close race, the GOP appears completely disinterested in reviewing or reforming its agenda. In fact, despite assuming the presidency, the … Read more