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Analysis: Racial tensions simmer in Louisiana House debates

A distinct racial tension is threading through many Louisiana House debates this legislative session, becoming a more prominent undercurrent in the chamber on issues ranging from education and voting to crime and policing. Emotional, angry and awkward debates between black lawmakers and conservative white lawmakers in the House have emerged repeatedly, seeming only to intensify

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In devotion to Trump, House GOP taps Stefanik for a top post

House Republicans elevated Rep. Elise Stefanik to a leadership post Friday, highlighting how the party whose lodestar has long been conservative policies increasingly views allegiance to Donald Trump as its indispensable key to electoral success. Stefanik, a Trump stalwart from upstate New York, was elected to the No. 3 leadership job that until this week

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GOP dumps defiant Trump critic Cheney from top House post

Republicans dumped GOP Rep. Liz Cheney from her House leadership post Wednesday for her persistent repudiation of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods, underscoring the hold the defeated and twice-impeached former president retains on his party. She defiantly insisted she’ll keep trying to wrench the party away from him and his “destructive lies.” Meeting behind closed doors,

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McCarthy sets Wednesday vote on Liz Cheney leadership ouster

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy set a Wednesday vote for removing Rep. Liz Cheney from her Republican leadership post in the chamber, saying it was clear that he and his GOP colleagues “need to make a change.” Cheney, R-Wyo., seems all but certain to be tossed from her No. 3 House GOP job after repeatedly

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House GOP leader says he backs ousting Cheney from No. 3 job

Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy on Sunday publicly endorsed Rep. Elise Stefanik for the post of No. 3 leader, cementing party support of the Donald Trump loyalist over Rep. Liz Cheney, an outspoken critic of the former president for promoting discredited claims that the 2020 election was stolen. House Republicans could vote as early as

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Stefanik’s political evolution mirrors story of today’s GOP

There was a time, not long ago, when Elise Stefanik would not say Donald Trump’s name. He was simply “my party’s presidential nominee,” she would say. The pragmatic New York congresswoman was far more focused on welcoming a new generation of voters to what she hoped would be a more inclusive Republican Party. Today, Stefanik

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