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Democratic ads boosted extremists in Republican primaries. Was that wise?

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When Peter Meijer voted to impeach Donald Trump, breaking with nearly all of his Republican colleagues in one of his first acts as a newly elected member of Congress, Democrats praised him as the kind of principled co...

Progressives bullish despite mixed results in Democratic primaries

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Progressives watching the latest US primary results last Tuesday night might have felt understandably torn. While two of the most leftwing members of the House, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Cori Bush of Missouri, eas...

Republican candidates who deny 2020 election results win key primaries

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Candidates who question the 2020 election results won a handful of key primaries on Tuesday, underscoring the continued political potency of the myth of a stolen election in US politics. The most significant victory w...

Tuesday’s primaries offered a glint of hope for Democrats this fall

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Republican candidates from Arizona to Pennsylvania ought to worry. On Tuesday, voters in Kansas rejected efforts to gut a woman’s right to choose. In 2020, Donald Trump trounced Joe Biden there 56-42. Two years later,...

Pro-Israel hardliners spend millions to transform Democratic primaries

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Pro-Israel lobby groups have poured millions of dollars into a Democratic primary for a Maryland congressional seat on Tuesday, in the latest attempt to block an establishment candidate who expressed support for the P...

Tuesday’s Republican primaries should be an alarm bell to Democrats

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On Tuesday, Republicans flipped a congressional seat in a heavily Hispanic district in south Texas, sent packing a pro-impeachment Republican congressman from South Carolina and nominated a passel of Trump loyalists i...

Republican primaries offer look into future of Trumpism without Trump

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In his campaign heyday, Donald Trump would declare it the greatest movement in the history of politics and promise: “We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning.” What never occurred to...

The Republican primaries are a tug-of-war between rightwing and even-righter-wing

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Donald Trump’s sway over the Republican party continues. On Tuesday, Republicans again paid heed to the ex-president’s endorsements even as they declined to march in lockstep. Flecks of daylight emerged across the pri...

Trump endorses Hillbilly Elegy author JD Vance in Ohio Republican primaries

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Donald Trump has picked a side in the contentious Republican primary for US Senate in Ohio, backing JD Vance, the bestselling author of the memoir Hillbilly Elegy. In doing so on Friday, the former president chose to ...

Former Trump official voted in two states’ 2016 presidential primaries

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A former Trump administration official now running for Congress in New Hampshire voted twice during the 2016 primary election season, possibly violating federal voting law and leaving him at odds with the Republican p...

Trump heads to Georgia in high-stakes bid to shape Republican primaries

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Donald Trump’s continuing effort to bend national Republican candidates to his will and the party to do his bidding faces a test in the key state of Georgia on Saturday as the former president holds a score-settling r...