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The Civil War had simply concluded and Reconstruction had already begun. But Johnson, the racist that he was, opposed many features of Reconstruction. As the Senate website factors out: “Johnson vetoed legislation that Congress passed to protect the rights of those who had been freed from slavery. This clash culminated in the House of Representatives […]

As Another Pence Runs for Congress, His Business Record Raises Questions

As Another Pence Runs for Congress, His Business Record Raises Questions

Three years later, it did — the corporate filed for Chapter 11 chapter safety, dealing with $100 million in claims from collectors. At the following common board assembly of the financial institution, with the officers seated round a wood convention desk, Mr. Pence instructed them in regards to the chapter and mentioned he wouldn’t be […]

Divides Over Trade Scramble Midterm Election Messaging

Divides Over Trade Scramble Midterm Election Messaging

Minnesota is a key political battleground this yr, with a number of aggressive House seats and two Senate elections due to the resignation of Al Franken after a sexual-misconduct scandal final yr. Mr. Campbell stated that he was nonetheless more likely to assist Republican candidates, however that he was pissed off by the social gathering’s […]

No One’s Talking About the New Tax Law

No One’s Talking About the New Tax Law

President Trump went to West Virginia this month to speak about tax cuts, however he acquired a bit distracted. He talked about China, the North American Free Trade Agreement, border safety, “sanctuary cities” and states he received in 2016. Eventually he turned to his ready feedback on taxes. “This was going to be my remarks,” […]

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ST. LOUIS — This previous week, President Trump and House Republicans took preliminary steps to chop again the social security internet. Both have argued that such spending is counterproductive and wasteful, and that eligibility should be tightened for packages together with meals stamps and Medicaid. Mr. Trump and House Republicans have additionally asserted that welfare […]

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By now, no person must be shocked when the Republican Party violates its claims of fiscal rectitude. Increasing the deficit — via large tax cuts, principally for the wealthy — has been the defining characteristic of the celebration’s financial coverage for many years. When Paul Ryan and different Republicans name themselves fiscal conservatives, they’re principally […]

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The mistake about Paul Ryan, the one which each mates and foes made through the years between his Obama-era ascent and his just-announced departure from the House speakership, was to think about him as a possible protagonist for our politics, a lead actor within the drama of conservatism, a visionary or a villain poised to […]

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Opinion

To adapt the outdated phrase to immediately’s G.O.P.: The ships are leaving the sinking rat. That’s the ethical of Paul Ryan’s sudden however not stunning announcement this week that he’ll hand over the speakership — the second Republican speaker to take action in simply three years — and retire after 20 years within the House. […]

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He promised by no means to chop their Social Security or Medicare, and expressed admiration for single-payer well being care. He took their facet in opposition to immigrant rapists, murderous jihadis, plundering commerce offers, harmful metropolis folks and disloyal, condescending elites of all events and persuasions. He promised to make use of his billionaire superpowers […]