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US banks tout fossil fuel credentials after Republican ESG backlash

In recent years, Wall Street firms have tried to talk up their commitment to the environment and social justice. Now they are singing a different tune. Large US banks such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase are among a clutch of global financial services firms that have been touting their business relationships with oil and […]

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Business

Trump-backed gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon wins Michigan Republican primary

Republican Michigan Gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon, flanked by her children, speaks with members of the media outside the Norton Shores Fire Station 3 after voting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 in Grand Rapids, MI. Kent Nishimura | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Tudor Dixon, a former conservative commentator and actor endorsed by ex-President Donald […]

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Republican pioneer C.C. ‘Doc’ Dockery dies at 89

C.C. “Doc” Dockery, who was raised on a tobacco farm and rose to be a prominent businessman and adviser to Republican politicians, died Monday at age 89. Dockery, the husband of former state Sen. Paula Dockery, is remembered as much for his charity as activism, which played a leading role in reshaping Florida politics long before political […]

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Doc Dockery, Polk businessman and Republican kingmaker, dies at 89

C.C. “Doc” Dockery, who was raised on a tobacco farm and rose to be a prominent businessman and adviser to Republican politicians, died Monday at age 89.  Dockery, the husband of former state Sen. Paula Dockery, is remembered as much for his charity as activism, which played a leading role in reshaping Florida politics long before political […]

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Entertainment

Is Kevin Costner a Republican? “Yellowstone” star backs Liz Cheney

Actor Kevin Costner, star of the television show Yellowstone, backed Representative Liz Cheney‘s re-election bid as she faces a challenge from Donald Trump-backed Harriet Hageman. Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, turned on former President Trump following the January 6, 2021 attack at the United States Capitol building—when a mob of his supporters rioted in a failed […]

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US

Republican nominee for Maryland attorney general hosted 9/11 conspiracy radio shows | CNN Politics

CNN  —  The Republican Party’s nominee for Maryland attorney general hosted a series of five radio shows in 2006 devoted to arguing in support of 9/11 conspiracy theories questioning if the terror attack was the work of an “elite bureaucrat” who had demolition charges in every building in New York City and even suggesting if […]

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Flamboyant cruelty is the current Republican ethos

In the wake of Roe v. Wade’s overturning, you’ve undoubtedly seen the headline about a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim who had to travel to Indiana to obtain a legal abortion. Madison Cawthorn did. On July 14, Cawthorn introduced a bill to “prohibit the use of Federal funds for travel expenses of any individual traveling across […]

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UK

Birmingham Games can ‘reinvigorate’ Commonwealth amid growing republican sentiment

Royal historian Dr Ed Owens suggested the 22nd instalment of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham could help bring together the 56-member nations during a time of political turmoil. Dr Owens, who penned ‘The Family Firm: Monarchy, Mass Media and the British Public, 1932-1953’ told i: “I think we have got to distinguish the Commonwealth and […]

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Business

Man attacks New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin at campaign event

U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) Source: CNBC A man attacked New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin at an upstate campaign event Thursday evening. Zeldin was not harmed in the incident, which occurred as he was speaking at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Fairport, NBC News reported. The attacker was subdued by […]

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Republican attorneys general to host private retreat for corporate donors at swanky Palm Beach resort

Anti-abortion activists demonstrate outside the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, June 13, 2022. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters The Republican Attorneys General Association is hosting a private retreat for its corporate donors at a luxury resort in Florida this weekend — on the heels of the GOP’s long-sought win in getting Roe v. […]