Congressional candidate loses bid to go by ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ on ballot

Congressional candidate loses bid to go by ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ on ballot

This post was originally published on this siteDave Williams said he’s gone by the nickname “Let’s Go Brandon” since December.

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The top 10 Senate races that are most likely to flip to the other party

The top 10 Senate races that are most likely to flip to the other party

This post was originally published on this siteThough more Republican-held seats are up for grabs in November, Democratic struggles mean the GOP has improved its likelihood to take control of the Senate. Here are the key contests to watch. (Image credit: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images; Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images; STR/NurPhoto/Getty...

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Colorado governor signs law guaranteeing right to abortion in the state

Colorado governor signs law guaranteeing right to abortion in the state

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed into law on Monday a bill that affirms abortion rights in the state, saying, “Colorado has been, is, and will be a pro-choice state.”
This comes in the wake of several other states limiting access to abortions; last year, Texas enacted a law that bans abortions once any cardiac activity is detected, which typically occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy, and in late March, Idaho passed its own abortion ban modeled on Texas’. Polis called these actions “an enormous government overreach” and “an enormous government infringement” on individual rights, adding, “No matter what the Supreme Court does in the future, people in Colorado will be able to choose when and if they have children.”
Colorado’s Reproductive Health Equity Act guarantees access to reproductive health care before and after pregnancy; declares that fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses have no independent rights; and prohibits local governments from enacting their own abortion restrictions, The Associated Press reports.
In 1967, Colorado was the first state to decriminalize abortion in most cases, but until now there was no state law guaranteeing access to the procedure.

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Abortion rights bill passes Colorado House

Abortion rights bill passes Colorado House

This post was originally published on this siteThe Colorado House of Representatives on Monday passed legislation that seeks to codify the right to an abortion in the state.

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Senate Republicans set sights on blue state ‘sleeper’ races

Senate Republicans set sights on blue state ‘sleeper’ races

This post was originally published on this siteRepublicans are eyeing Senate races in a handful of blue states they believe have the potential to come into play ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, underscoring the confidence the party is feeling as it seeks to reclaim the upper chamber.In an…

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Cook Report shifts forecast for two Senate races toward GOP

Cook Report shifts forecast for two Senate races toward GOP

This post was originally published on this siteThe nonpartisan Cook Political Report on Friday shifted its forecasts for two Senate races to the right.The Cook Report moved the Senate race to replace retiring North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr (R) from toss up to likely…

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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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