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James Oliphant

New York mayoral race tests Democratic Party's stance on policing

May 30 2021

After more than 20 people were shot during another bloody weekend in New York, Andrew Yang, a leading candidate to become the city’s next mayor, stood outside a Bronx housing project and called for an immediate increase in the number of police officers who investigate gun crimes and patrol subways.

Redistricting delays add to Democrats' worries about keeping U.S. House

May 24 2021

WASHINGTON For the last two elections, Democrats regarded Brian Fitzpatrick as one of the U.S. Congress's most vulnerable Republicans, but both times they failed to unseat him, even when his suburban Philadelphia district voted for Democratic President Joe Biden.

In COVID-plagued Michigan, warning signs that vaccinations are stalling

Apr 22 2021

When Michigan’s St. Clair County held a walk-in COV1D-19 vaccination clinic last week with 1,600 shots at the ready, only about 800 people signed up in advance. Walk-in traffic was slow. A quarter of the available shots went unused, says Jennifer Michaluk, a county health department official.

Half of Republicans believe false accounts of deadly U.S. Capitol riot-Reuters/Ipsos poll

Apr 05 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Since the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have pushed false and misleading accounts to downplay the event that left five dead and scores of others wounded. His supporters appear to have listened. | Video

Half of Republicans believe false accounts of deadly U.S. Capitol riot: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Apr 05 2021

WASHINGTON Since the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have pushed false and misleading accounts to downplay the event that left five dead and scores of others wounded. His supporters appear to have listened.

Eyeing 2022 elections, Republicans jockey for Trump's blessing

Mar 18 2021

By Nathan Layne, Steve Holland, James Oliphant and Deborah Bloom

INSIGHT-Republican donations surge despite corporate boycott after Capitol riots

Mar 09 2021

March 9 Right after the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, dozens of U.S. companies announced they would halt political donations to the 147 Republican lawmakers who voted to overturn Donald Trump’s presidential election loss. Two months later, there is little sign that the corporate revolt has done any real damage to Republican fundraising.

Republican Party says it will continue to use Trump name in fundraising appeals

Mar 09 2021

WASHINGTON The Republican Party intends to keep using former President Donald Trump's name in fundraising pitches and other materials, a lawyer for the party said on Monday, despite a cease-and-desist letter from Trump last week. | Video

Pilloried in Washington, Marjorie Taylor Greene is loved back home

Feb 12 2021

CEDARTOWN, Ga From the pulpit this past Sunday, Pastor Brian Crisp prayed for President Joe Biden and delivered a passionate sermon on loving one’s neighbor. But away from church, the Baptist preacher was steeling for battle.

Prominent anti-Trump Republicans reject third party

Feb 12 2021

WASHINGTON A group of former Republican officials considering a new center-right political party to counter former President Donald Trump's influence would face steep challenges in shaking up a U.S. political system that has favored two-party rule throughout its history.

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