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Is there any other Republican who is against a TikTok ban?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that the proposed TikTok ban “makes no sense,” ahead of an expected vote on the House floor on Wednesday. In an interview with NewsNation’s Leland Vitter on “On ...
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What explains the sharp partisan divide between SE KY and S WV?

Southeast Kentucky (the portion of the U.S. state) is always deep Republican and Southern West Virginia (the adjacent portion of a different U.S. state) is deep Democratic (at least until recently) ...
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Why are a majority of Vietnamese Republican, as opposed to other Asian-American groups in the United States?

https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2023/05/25/asian-voters-in-the-u-s-tend-to-be-democratic-but-vietnamese-american-voters-are-an-exception/ About half of Vietnamese American registered voters ...
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Why did Nikki Haley continue in the race for Republican nomination for so long?

In the ongoing race to select the Republican Party nominee, Nikki Haley has lost every primary and caucus but one. That was the District of Columbia Republican primary, which she won with 62% of the ...
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How come Republicans are more likely to support state-led solutions rather than national-led solutions?

The federal nature of the US political system can also explain, in part, why President Trump did not adopt strong mitigation measures. In a federal system, in the face of a complex policy problem with ...
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Why are Republicans more likely to support keeping the filibuster than Democrats in the U.S.?

Most Democrats say they'd end it, as a general matter, according to a CBS News poll from Jan. 2022. Two-thirds of Republicans say they'd keep it. But the partisan split appears strongly connected to ...
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Does Republican Nikki Haley speak any Indian languages?

According to Wikipedia, Haley was born Nimarata Nikki Randhawa at Bamberg County Hospital in Bamberg, South Carolina,[1][2][10] to immigrant Sikh parents from Amritsar, Punjab, India.[11][12] Her ...
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Who were the Republicans who signed off on the Santos report? Are any of them part of the Freedom Caucus?

CNN A statement from the committee accompanying the report said the panel unanimously voted to adopt the report. The committee said it uncovered additional “uncharged and unlawful conduct” by Santos ...
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How is this continuing resolution different from what got McCarthy vacated?

CBS: House Speaker Mike Johnson unveiled the measure less than a week before funding from a short-term bill passed in September was set to expire. But dissent from within his own party over its lack ...
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Who coined the term "the Lululemon Belt"?

An article at Politico by Jonathan Martin refers to constituency or faction (apparently) made up of white female moderate suburban Republicans in "the Lululemon belt — from Buckhead to Bala ...
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Has Jim Jordan said what he intends to do to pass the Republican objectives into law?

Jim Jordan, one of the founders of the Freedom Caucus, often described as the "hard right" in some of the press, is the Republican speaker-nominee (was thus elected by secret ballot of the ...
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Why, if at all, do municipal governments in the US not seek to spread out immigration?

Recently, the Republican governors of many states in the USA have been pursuing a strategy of sending immigrants to specific cities with Democratic governments. While the reception has been mostly ...
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Which 2024 Republican candidates oppose a 6-week state-level abortion ban?

Former President Donald Trump said this on Meet the Press today: I mean, DeSanctus was willing to sign a 5 week and 6 week ban…. I think what he did was a terrible thing and a terrible mistake. ...
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Do any 2024 Republican Presidential candidates oppose a pathway to legalization of illegal immigrants?

During the 2016 US Presidential campaign, Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz said this: My position is very simple. I oppose amnesty. I oppose citizenship. I oppose legalization … Today, ...
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What divisive issues are least correlated with political alignment (e.g. whether you're on the left/right)?

Inspired by this reddit post that shows that ones opinion on AI-generated art/text is basically independent of whether one is a Democrat, Independent, or Republican. My question is: what big issues ...
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What if no Republican candidate gets a majority of delegates for president?

I saw on Wikipedia when I was looking at the 2024 Republican Party primaries that one of the rules is to receive an outright majority of the votes cast by delegates at the national convention. What ...
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Why are American liberals more prone to in-fighting than conservatives? [closed]

In America at least, there tends to be far less unity within liberal factions when compared to conservative ones. One just has to point to the last few presidential elections. 2008: There was a ...
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Origin of "longtime House Republican principle that states no bill should pass without a 'majority of the majority' on board"?

Politico's March 22, 2023 McCarthy’s newest challenge: Keeping the House GOP peace on war power includes the following: Should a standalone war powers repeal bill come up, only a handful of ...
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How do these contradictory claims about the US national debt square against each other?

(Not sure if this should be on the Economics SE or Skeptics SE) The first source is this, from which there is an image: This clearly implies that the US federal budget decreased under Obama, Carter, ...
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Why is Ocean County the most Republican county in New Jersey despite being a tourist destination and fairly densely populated?

In central/southern New Jersey, Ocean County is the most Republican county in the state of New Jersey. It is really interesting to me as someone who lives in New Jersey to see that Ocean County is the ...
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Do Republicans have specific objections about Hunter Biden and if so what are they?

Without being able to provide direct evidence, I recall here and there often seeing Republicans lambast Hunter Biden, son of Pres. Joe Biden. The impression was a sense of scandal and social disgrace ...
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Has there been any examination of the recent upswing in latino support for Republicans in regards to age?

It's well known that older voters tend to be conservative. It's also known that hispanic immigration to the US really took off in the 1960's, meaning the first big waves of children born to hispanic ...
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Since 2020, do American Libertarian voters still prefer Republicans as their second choice?

It's accepted in conventional wisdom that Libertarians, if forced to choose between the two major US parties, tend to vote for the Republicans as their second choice. However, the Republican party in ...
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Why are there only the Democratic party and the Republican party currently in the US?

I was looking at the history of the political parties, and I found out that John Adams was a member of the Federalist party, while his son John Quincy Adams was a member of Thomas Jefferson's ...
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Why the Democratic exuberance and Republican dejection about the 2022 US midterm elections?

I don't know much about politics, but I'm very curious about the reaction to the midterm elections. Although, as of right now, the Republicans are still leading or tied for both the House and Senate, ...
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Does Donald Trump have any official standing in the Republican Party right now (Nov 2022)?

Mid-November 2022, post mid-term elections. Various media outlets are reporting that Trump is furious with the lack of a Republican “red wave” sweeping the nation I know American and UK/European ...
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How does Liz Cheney's losing the Republican primary impact the future of the GOP? [closed]

Liz Cheney has lost the Republican primaries. As I know, she represents a group of Republicans who criticized Trump. What does this loss mean for the GOP?
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What do Republicans criticizing the withdrawal from Afghanistan say they would have done differently, given Trump's agreement w Taliban?

Yes, it's time for another Trump explanation on how things would be better with him. And, as usual, it is time to take a swipe at the bumbling withdrawal from Afghanistan. Trump claimed Putin had ...
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Why do many Republicans seem to minimize Russian invasion of Ukraine? [closed]

After Russia invaded Ukraine 2 months ago it has become increasingly clear how horrendous the invasion is, with bombing of civilian targets, executions of civilians (including children), rapes, ...
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What steps could the US GOP take to block primary challenges to Trump in 2024 should he run again, and which of these were also taken in 2020?

In its 2022-03-18 GOP lawmaker slams Trump's Ukraine remark: 'He was awful' "CNN's Jim Sciutto talks to Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) about Donald Trump's comments about Putin's invasion of Ukraine&...
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Are cities with nonpartisan mayoral elections more likely to elect Republican mayors?

I thought about the fact that cities in the US elect mayors in many different ways. Most notably for this question, some elect mayors on partisan ballots others do not. Given that most or all of the ...
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How do the Republicans' recent laws make it harder for Democratic voters to vote?

I read this BBC article, but it's not totally clear for me why the recent voting rights laws passed in more than a dozen Republican-controlled state legislatures affect the Democratic base, but not ...
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Why are Republicans pushing merit-based immigration if the types of immigrants favored seem to cause more damage to Republicans electorally?

There was an article that talks about how Republicans tend to gain from immigrants. It talks about low-skilled immigrants driving native voters to Republicans: "Non-urban, low-skill counties with ...
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What is the definition of “small government” according to the Republican Party?

When Republican governors banned mask mandates in schools, many commentators called them out as hypocrites due to such bans violating the concept of “small government”. However this concept can have ...
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Why haven't any Republican-controlled states moved to ban or severely restrict mail in voting? [closed]

In the lead up and after the 2020 presidential election, it was clear that voting by mail had a clear divide, mostly driven by Donald Trump's demonization of the process as well as other Republicans. ...
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Are late-night network talk show hosts and comedy shows mostly if not uniformly strongly anti-Trump and generally anti-Republican Party these days? [closed]

Note: I'm looking for fact-based answers based on sources, not opinions here. In the recent Stephen Colbert YouTube clip Prominent Republicans Speak Up About Vaccines As Delta Infections Soar the talk-...
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Why does it seem like US conspiracy theorists are overwhelmingly Republican-oriented?

One of the most prolific conspiracy theories is QAnon, which alleges Democrats are secretly eating children, among other allegations. There is no major counterpart alleging things for Democrats, and ...
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Why are Republicans not against forcing employers to cover Viagra?

In my continued attempt to understand American politics, I am now writing another question that will probably spiral out of control soon. I do apologize for any mistakes in my framing of this question....
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Why do Republicans want to break up Facebook?

Republicans are generally against government meddling in business. Yet many Republicans are threatening to break up Facebook after the decision to ban Trump as seen here, here, here, or here. If the ...
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Why do Republicans consistently talk about standing with Israel? [duplicate]

I have heard on the news many times that Republicans are promoting themselves as pro-Israel, while painting Democrats as weak on Israel. I wonder, why Republicans, who generally lack Jewish support, ...
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Why was Liz Cheney removed from House Republican leadership?

Yesterday, House Republicans voted to remove Liz Cheney of Wyoming from the #3 position in their leadership: In a remarkable display of loyalty to Donald J. Trump, Republicans moved quickly to purge ...
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Has any recent Republican legislation been blocked solely by the filibuster?

The primary argument against reforming or abolishing the Filibuster seems to be that if (realistically, when) Republicans take control of the government again, there would be nothing keeping them from ...
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Why is Republican targeted messaging around socialism effective among immigrants from socialist or formerly socialist countries?

A major component of Republican political messaging in the last few election cycles has been trying to tie their opponents to socialism or communism, with their target audience particularly being ...
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Do more voting rights really make it harder for Republicans to win?

Also, if there is truth behind Republican support to make voting more restrictive for people in general, how long ago might this party have started advocating legislation with more restrictions? Why ...
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Why does Donald Trump wield influence over Republican Congressmen & Senators?

Given that Donald Trump lost the recent Presidential election, why is it that congressmen continue to visit Mar-A-Lago? In what way is Donald Trump a power broker? What is it that congressmen seek ...
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Have Republican voters indicated that the party's behaviour after the 2020 election will change their voting intentions?

I've seen quite of lot of reporting about the number of republicans who agree with Trump that the election was rigged or stolen. Politico Reuters Vox (Jan) In this question the most popular answer ...
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Why do Democrats and Republicans ignore public opinion polls on major issues? [closed]

When polled, the majority of Americans consistently believe in (1) a national health care plan; (2) increased taxes, not fewer taxes, on the wealthy; (3) and more, not less, environmental regulation, ...
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Could the Republican Party refuse to allow Donald Trump to run in the US Presidential Election 2024?

There are many rumors saying that Donald Trump would like to rerun for president in 2024. Many Republicans argue that Donald Trump has destroyed the image of the GOP and after republicans blamed ...
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What events can occur in the electoral votes count that would overturn election results?

What series of events would specifically need to occur on January 6 (when Congress counts the 2020 electoral votes) so that the election is overturned? I know there's a remote possibility something ...
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Is the Republican Party on the decline due to the voting patterns of young voters? [closed]

I've seen a lot of questions lately asking if the Republican Party is on the decline. Most people who ask this question focus on the fact that White Anglos are expected to become a minority in a few ...
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