House Democrats urge Senate colleagues to pass voting rights bill this week

House Democrats urge Senate colleagues to pass voting rights bill this week

This post was originally published on this siteA group of House Democrats, led by Rep. Colin Allred of Texas, sent a letter to their Senate colleagues on Monday morning urging them to pass voting rights legislation known as the “Freedom to Vote Act” when it comes up for a vote...

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EPA to regulate certain types of ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water in 2023

EPA to regulate certain types of ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water in 2023

This post was originally published on this siteThe EPA on Monday released its strategy for addressing a type of cancer-linked chemicals called PFAS, including its plans to finish a rule to regulate certain types of PFAS in drinking water in 2023.PFAS stands for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl…

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Trial Of Ahmaud Arbery’s Accused Killers Will Scrutinize The Use—And Abuse—Of Outdated Citizen’s Arrest Laws

Trial Of Ahmaud Arbery’s Accused Killers Will Scrutinize The Use—And Abuse—Of Outdated Citizen’s Arrest Laws

This post was originally published on this site This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It first appeared at The Conversation. The murder trial of three men accused in the death of unarmed Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery gets underway on Oct. 18, 2021, with the...

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Democratic state Sen. Annette Taddeo announces bid to be Florida’s first Latina governor

Democratic state Sen. Annette Taddeo announces bid to be Florida’s first Latina governor

This post was originally published on this siteORLANDO, Fla – Florida state Sen. Annette Taddeo is entering the race for governor, becoming the latest high-profile Democrat to mount a challenge to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). Taddeo has long been expected to jump into the Florida governor’s race…

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Colin Powell dies of complications from COVID-19 at 84

Colin Powell dies of complications from COVID-19 at 84

This post was originally published on this sitePowell was fully vaccinated, his family said.

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US, Haiti working together to try and secure release of abducted missionaries

US, Haiti working together to try and secure release of abducted missionaries

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. officials and Haitian authorities are working together to try and secure the release of 17 kidnapped missionaries, the Associated Press reported. A voice message sent to a number of religious missions by an organization with…

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Elizabeth Warren Doesn’t Get Fed Trading Ban Proposal by Oct. 15 as Requested

Elizabeth Warren Doesn’t Get Fed Trading Ban Proposal by Oct. 15 as Requested

This post was originally published on this siteRegional Federal Reserve Banks haven’t presented Sen. Elizabeth Warren with a plan to ban stock trading by senior central bankers as the Democrat from Massachusetts requested last month.

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Frustrated and weary over pandemic slog, more US workers are striking

Frustrated and weary over pandemic slog, more US workers are striking

This post was originally published on this site Exhausted after working long hours during the coronavirus pandemic and resentful that their bosses are not sharing sometimes huge profits, tens of thousands of nurses, factory workers and other laborers are going on strike across the United States. Some 31,000 employees of...

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Democrats push Biden to take forceful role in bridging party’s sparring factions over agenda

Democrats push Biden to take forceful role in bridging party’s sparring factions over agenda

This post was originally published on this siteHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden spoke by phone last Tuesday and zeroed in on a strategy for their party’s sweeping economic package, deciding that the time has come to wrap up negotiations, several senior officials in both places tell CNN...

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Senate GOP signals they’ll help bail out Biden’s Fed chair

Senate GOP signals they’ll help bail out Biden’s Fed chair

This post was originally published on this siteRepublicans are signaling that they will help bail out Jerome Powell if he’s renominated to lead the Federal Reserve, amid opposition and skepticism from progressives.  The burgeoning fight over who will lead the nation’s central bank…

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