US politics

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Whitmer won’t go ‘punch for punch’ with Republican who called her a witch
Governor and others ‘ready for burning at stake’, GOP chair said, leading Democrat to lament ‘layer of misogyny’ towards female leaders

Martin Pengelly

11, Apr, 2021 @7:49 PM

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Matt Gaetz: Liz Cheney ‘sickened’ but stops short of calling for resignation
Two of most powerful women in Congress comment as Nancy Pelosi says Republican in ‘clear violation’ of House rules

Martin Pengelly in New York

11, Apr, 2021 @6:26 PM

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Clyburn offers Manchin history lesson to clear Senate path for Biden reforms
Majority whip faces up to West Virginia senator on filibuster while insisting Georgia voting law is ‘the new Jim Crow’

Richard Luscombe

11, Apr, 2021 @5:48 PM

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‘Dumb son of a bitch’: Trump attacks McConnell in Republican donors speech
At Mar-a-Lago, former president also goes after Fauci and Chao … and claims party ‘can’t have these guys that like publicity’

Martin Pengelly

11, Apr, 2021 @4:31 PM

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National debt: critics cry hypocrisy as Republicans oppose Biden spending
The GOP says the $2tn infrastructure plan is too big. Democrats say Trump cut taxes and ‘spent like a drunken sailor’

Dominic Rushe in New York and David Smith in Washington

11, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Making sense of conspiracy theorists as the world gets more bizarre
It is 20 years since Jon Ronson wrote Them, his eye-popping investigation into conspiracy theorists. Now, in a world awash with tales of paedophile elites and puppet masters, is he any closer to understanding it all?

Jon Ronson

11, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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What’s Donald Trump up to these days? I tried to find out via Instagram
In the early days of his post-presidential life, Trump has crashed a wedding and welcomed maskless Mar-a-Lago guests

Max Benwell

11, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Agenda review: how the supreme court became an existential threat to US democracy
Ian Millhiser offers a perfect short read for a key moment in US constitutional history, after Republicans hijacked the court

Charles Kaiser

11, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Putin-style democracy’: how Republicans gerrymander the map
With red states set to gain seats, the GOP is ready to disadvantage Democrats and deliver the US House

Tom McCarthy

11, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Republican ‘attacks’ on corporations over voting rights bills are a hypocritical sham | Robert Reich
The deal between big business and government – donations in return for low taxes or none – remains absolutely unchanged

Robert Reich

11, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Observer view on Joe Biden’s audacious spending plans | Observer editorial
If the president pushes through his proposed investments, he will revitalise the economy and make America great again

Observer editorial

11, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Truth will prevail’: Matt Gaetz takes break from scandal to speak at Trump club
Congressman facing allegations over sex, drugs and nude photos speaks to Women for America First, which helped organise 6 January rally

Martin Pengelly

10, Apr, 2021 @12:07 PM

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