Tag: Romney, Mitt

Senate Republicans’ Declaration of (Semi-) Independence

In a rare display of spine, 12 Republican senators on Thursday defied their president and joined Democrats in passing a resolution to nullify President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border. Having already zipped through the Democratic-controlled House, the legislation is on track to draw the first veto of Mr. Trump’s presidency. […]

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The Conversation: Is 2019 Over Yet?

Gail Collins: Well, gee, Bret, happy new year. How do you think 2019 has been going so far? I mean, except for the fact that the government is shut down. And Donald Trump is still president. What do you think’s going to happen next? Bret Stephens: And happy new year […]

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Trump Pulls Back From Declaring a National Emergency to Fund a Wall

WASHINGTON — President Trump has stepped back from declaring a national emergency to pay for a border wall, under pressure from congressional Republicans, his own lawyers and advisers, who say using it as a way out of the government shutdown does not justify the precedent it would set and the […]

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Fact Check of the Day: Trump’s Freewheeling and Fact-Free Cabinet Meeting

WASHINGTON — President Trump had a few things to say to start the new year. About walls. About wheels. About death and sand. About Mitt Romney and Iran. About his popularity in Europe and within the Republican Party. About essentially firing Jim Mattis as defense secretary, and forcing the retiring […]

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Mitt Romney Faces Counterattacks From Trump Allies

WASHINGTON — Senator-elect Mitt Romney’s biting critique that President Trump “has not risen to the mantle of the office” touched off a series of counterattacks from Mr. Trump’s allies Wednesday and an initial effort to insulate him from a primary challenge next year, an illustration of the loyalty Mr. Trump […]

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Mitt Romney Says Trump ‘Has Not Risen to the Mantle of the Office’

Mitt Romney, the incoming senator from Utah and former Republican presidential nominee, revived his rivalry with President Trump on Tuesday with an op-ed essay in The Washington Post in which he said Mr. Trump “has not risen to the mantle of the office.” Days before joining a Republican-controlled Senate, and […]

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Why We Miss the WASPs

The nostalgia flowing since the passing of George H.W. Bush has many wellsprings: admiration for the World War II generation and its dying breed of warrior-politicians, the usual belated media affection for moderate Republicans, the contrast between the elder Bush’s foreign policy successes and the failures of his son, and […]

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The Hard Road to Conservative Reform

Not so very long ago, there was a little movement known as reform conservatism, which was supposed to supply the intellectual ballast for a normal center-right presidency, the policy ideas for a post-Tea Party G.O.P. I was part of this small church; you can find a larger gathering of its […]

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The Republican Congress Can and Should Take the Lead on Russia

Advertisement American strength, not weakness, is the best way to preserve a secure world in the face of adversaries like Putin. By Will Hurd Mr. Hurd, a former C.I.A. officer, is a congressman from the 23rd District of Texas. July 19, 2018 President Trump delivering the State of the Union address before members of Congress […]

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Henry McMaster Wins Governor’s Primary in South Carolina After Boost From Trump

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Lifted by a last-minute appearance with President Trump, Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina won a Republican runoff for governor Tuesday in a race that evolved into a test of the president’s clout with conservatives. Mr. McMaster handily defeated John Warren, a first-time candidate and former Marine, The Associated Press reported. South […]

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Mitt Romney Wants In Again. There Is One Catch.

Mr. Romney appeared at peace in relative obscurity, friends say, though whenever he would inch back into the public consciousness, the megaphone he retained pleased him. “He was surprised that he could still get on any TV show,” Josh Romney said. He flirted briefly with a run for president in 2016, before reconsidering. The Senate […]

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