Justice Dept. to Ask Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law

Justice Dept. to Ask Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law

This post was originally published on this siteThe Texas law bans abortions when cardiac activity is detected, at around six weeks of pregnancy, and makes no exceptions for rape or incest.

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Two GOP incumbents vow to run in redrawn West Virginia district

Two GOP incumbents vow to run in redrawn West Virginia district

This post was originally published on this siteRedistricting in West Virginia is pitting two GOP House incumbents against each other in a newly drawn district, the first instance of the process forcing two lawmakers to run against each other as a result of new lines informed by the 2020 census.&…

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Report: Sinema Digs In Heels To Oppose Corporate Tax Hike While Blocking Reconciliation

Report: Sinema Digs In Heels To Oppose Corporate Tax Hike While Blocking Reconciliation

This post was originally published on this site At least part of the standstill over Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill is still rooted in Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s (D-AZ) refusal to up taxes on corporations and wealthy Americans, according to Insider.

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Indivisible launches project to protect Democratic incumbents in 2022

Indivisible launches project to protect Democratic incumbents in 2022

This post was originally published on this siteIndivisible, one of the country’s largest and most influential progressive groups, announced on Friday a new program dedicated to protecting a select slate of endangered Democratic congressional incumbents — seven House members and Georgia’s Sen. Raphael Warnock — ahead of next year’s midterm...

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Biden’s soft-touch with Manchin, Sinema frustrates Democrats

Biden’s soft-touch with Manchin, Sinema frustrates Democrats

This post was originally published on this siteA growing number of Senate Democrats are getting impatient with President Biden’s kid-love approach to negotiating with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).Biden’s approach has involved a lot of facetime and personal attention,…

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Fishing industry worries Biden offshore wind effort will cost jobs

Fishing industry worries Biden offshore wind effort will cost jobs

This post was originally published on this siteThe Biden administration’s push to expand offshore wind development is pitting advocates for commercial fishing against the renewable energy industry. The former is concerned about potential disruptions to their business, while the latter is…

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Redistricting commissions descend into political warfare

Redistricting commissions descend into political warfare

This post was originally published on this siteAll across the country, commissions that were intended to make the redistricting process more transparent and nonpartisan have become fraught with political intrigue, finger-pointing and accusations of bad faith.In Virginia, a commission made up of…

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Why is Virginia so important to Democrats? Heated governor’s race tests party, Biden before 2022 midterms

Why is Virginia so important to Democrats? Heated governor’s race tests party, Biden before 2022 midterms

This post was originally published on this siteThe outcome could determine whether McAuliffe’s campaign is a blueprint for vulnerable Democrats or a warning sign for what’s to come.     

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How a Mississippi court case could reshape abortion laws across the US

How a Mississippi court case could reshape abortion laws across the US

This post was originally published on this site WASHINGTON — A six-week abortion ban in Texas enacted in September forced those seeking abortion services in the Lone Star State to look across state lines for care. But the timing couldn’t have been worse for Texans living near the state’s eastern...

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Georgia judge tosses suit to inspect Fulton ballots after investigations confirm no fraud

Georgia judge tosses suit to inspect Fulton ballots after investigations confirm no fraud

This post was originally published on this site A judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that aimed to discredit Fulton County absentee ballots, the latest in a string of lawsuits challenging the validity of the 2020 presidential elections to get tossed. Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero ruled against a...

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