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Who is Ann Wagner? Republicans say Governor Greitens should resign following “disgusting” report of misconduct
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Who is Ann Wagner? Republicans say Governor Greitens should resign following “disgusting” report of misconduct

Missouri Republicans are calling on GOP Governor Eric Greitens to resign following the release of a graphic report that accused him of coercing a woman into oral sex and using violence to intimidate his victim from coming forward. U.S. Representative Ann Wagner, a fellow conservative from the state, has added her name to the growing list of lawmakers condemning the…

Republicans, eyeing midterms, set up ‘messaging’ vote on deficits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote as early as Thursday on a “balanced budget amendment” that would prohibit federal spending from exceeding federal revenues, but it is seen as a largely symbolic gesture. FILE PHOTO: People walk by the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, U.S., February 8, 2018.…

Oklahoma Republicans refuse to bow to teachers’ demands
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Oklahoma Republicans refuse to bow to teachers’ demands

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A top Republican lawmaker said Tuesday that the Oklahoma Legislature has no plans to bow to striking teachers' demand to eliminate a capital gains tax break as a way to end a walkout now in its second week. Rep. John Pfeiffer, a House majority floor leader, also said lawmakers are unlikely…

How Republicans embraced identity politics
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How Republicans embraced identity politics

SOME Democrats blamed identity politics for Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016. Mark Lilla, a historian from Columbia University, suggested in the New York Times that Democratic identity politics “encouraged white, rural, religious Americans to think of themselves as a disadvantaged group.” But new research suggests that identity politics is not a phenomenon primarily connected to…

Some Republicans call for impeachment if Trump fires Mueller, but will others follow?
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Some Republicans call for impeachment if Trump fires Mueller, but will others follow?

Two Republican senators said Tuesday that they would support impeachment if President Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller while he investigates potential Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Yet, despite the dramatic ending of Trump's presidency being mooted by Republicans for the first time, there appears little prospect anytime soon of the threat gaining…

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