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Liz Cheney: “If [Donald Trump] is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican.”
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Liz Cheney: “If [Donald Trump] is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican.”

Rep. Liz Cheney — a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump — has signaled that she may leave the GOP, saying, "If [Trump] is the nominee, I won't be a Republican.""I certainly will do whatever it takes to make sure Donald Trump isn't anywhere close to the Oval Office," the Wyoming Republican told Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at the paper's festival on Saturday.Cheney also said Saturday that she would be willing to stump for Democrats, the first time she has said so explicitly. The comments were made in response to a question about Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, a supporter of Trump's false claims that the 2020 election was stolen. "I am going to do everything I can to make sure that Kari Lake is not elected," Cheney said, to wh...
Douglas Brinkley: Let us celebrate patriots who put country over party
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Douglas Brinkley: Let us celebrate patriots who put country over party

By U.S. presidential historian and author Douglas Brinkley:With Independence Day upon us, let's celebrate an underappreciated type of American archetype: the hyperpartisan defender of democracy. That is, politicians who put country over party in times of crisis.Charles Thomson was the Secretary of the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1789. Along with John Hancock, his was one of only two names to appear in the original printing of the Declaration of Independence. Thomson wrongly thought that the new country couldn't survive a two-party system, that polarization would reign supreme, and that the new nation would inevitably devolve into two mobs vying for power every four years.Thomson didn't know then that the federal government could produce inc...