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The reason for the change is probably CPAC. Backing up a bit, the narrative was that with Trump's election loss, blame for also losing the Senate, and his subsequent bad behavior Trumpism was assumed to be dead. Put nicely by a congresswoman: "we Republicans need to stand for genuinely conservative principles, and steer away from the dangerous and anti-...


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Because it is a very important issue to one of their key voting blocs. As I explain in this answer, white evangelical voters voted overwhelmingly for Trump both in 2020 and 2016 (somewhere around 81% voting for Trump for both elections) As explained here, evangelicals link the existence and their support of Israel with their theological religious beliefs. ...


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Some confusion may come from the distinction between where American-Jewish vs Israeli positions in US politics may be. The question, as currently written is about support for Israel, and appears to pivot on the premise that "Republicans, who generally lack Jewish support...". Without getting into whether or not this is true nationally, I would ...


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I think any answer to this is going to involve some level of speculation — clearly no one involved (aside from Cheney herself) wants to discuss the issue openly — but I think I can point at some obvious constraints on the GOP in this moment. The GOP is in a bind: They cannot explicitly contradict Trump's fake 'election fraud' narrative without suffering a ...


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I rather liked Byron York's piece, in the Washington examiner, on it Cheney's current problems intensified after the first vote on her leadership, when she intensified her campaign against Trump. Cheney's efforts were undoubtedly media-friendly — she was portrayed as a profile in courage by some media outlets — but many Republicans came to believe, with ...


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This is mostly a guess, but looking at the Wikipedia page on the matter, most educational associations (teachers' etc.) in the US support the opposite, i.e. permanent standard (rather than DST) time. Since educational associations generally lead Democratic, this may have something to do with it. I'll also note that 15 other states have passed similar laws ...


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