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Independents aren’t a unified political bloc. Here’s what they really think
A dive into independents' views highlights two basic principles for thinking about their role in the nation's politics. First, it shows the limits of treating "independents'' as a single, centrist political bloc -- or even as an ideologically coherent one. Second, however, the poll also shows that independents are still notably different from self-...
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67% of GOP want Trump to stay in politics, 44% want him to run for president
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on Sept. 25, 2021, in Perry, Georgia. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Two-thirds of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say they would like to see former President Donald Trump continue to be a major political figure for many years to come, including 44% who say they would like him ...
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How America’s Polarized Politics Produced Democrats’ Internal Fight
Well, they have—or at least an earlier version of it. That earlier movie premiered eight years ago, when Republicans tore themselves apart in a bitter internal fight that resulted in a politically damaging government shutdown. Then, a band of ideologically driven newer members overwhelmed the party’s more moderate leadership. Those Repu...
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Kyrsten Sinema’s politics may be unnecessarily moderate
But while Democrats are lucky to have a Democrat of any ideological persuasion representing West Virginia, they may not be getting the best bang for their buck from Sinema. Sinema has, for the last few years, had the same ideological record as Manchin. As I've noted before, Manchin's ideological record is about the best Democrats can hope for from ...
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Politics Now: 10/2/2021 | KLAS
This week on Politics Now, hosted by Vanessa Murphy and David Charns: A government shutdown is avoided…for now.The Biden Administration’s infrastructure plan is hitting plenty of snags. Sen. Jacky Rosen shares her thoughts on this.Are we seeing the rise of the independent? UNLV Asst. Political Science Professor Dan Lee helps us brea...
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How the Debt Ceiling Came to Be a Political Cudgel
The Democrats’ latest attempt to draw in the Republicans came Monday, when the Senate took up a bill to continue funding the government — an absolute necessity by Sept. 30 — with a temporary increase in the debt ceiling, along with disaster-relief assistance and funding for refugee resettlement. But since it’s a conventional piece of legislation, t...
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This election has forced a generational shift in German politics | Anke Hassel
Sunday’s election in Germany ended an astonishing campaign run, unprecedented in the country’s postwar history. Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party experienced a landslide defeat, not only losing about a quarter of its vote share, a number of important constituencies – including the one that Merkel herself held – but also ending up in ...
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