Wait a minute … GOP rejoices over Pelosi win

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif.,

Nancy Pelosi had some unlikely fans celebrating her re-election as House minority leader Wednesday — loads of Republicans. Republicans — including members of President-elect Donald Trump’s team — gloated over Pelosi’s sweeping election over Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Wednesday. But it wasn’t because they think she’s a good choice for…

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Mike Pence and ‘Conversion Therapy’: A History

Vice President-elect Mike Pence

Since Mike Pence was chosen as Donald J. Trump’s running mate in July, he has faced complaints from groups critical of his record on gay and transgender rights, who said he has long been an opponent of the gains made by the L.G.B.T. community in recent years. Mr. Pence has…

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Trump’s takeover of the GOP is now complete

President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney

For Republicans fearful of a Donald Trump presidency, Mitt Romney was their voice and conscience. The GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee became the unyielding face of the resistance to the party’s 2016 nominee. Then Trump won. One by one, Republicans who stood up to Trump or questioned his statements and antics…

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