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Republicans take aim at Senate voting rights bill

The For the People Act faced a tough road in the Senate even before the Rules Committee began considering the bill, but the bitter debate underscored the near-impossible task Democrats face in advancing the legislation. Proposed changes to the measure failed repeatedly on 9-9 tie votes as Republicans — led

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Adam Kinzinger slams Kevin McCarthy over Jan. 6, GOP’s current path

WASHINGTON – House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy ignored warnings from fellow Republican lawmakers that the events of Jan. 6 were likely to turn violent, according to Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger. “A few days before Jan 6, our GOP members had a conference call. I told Kevin that his words

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Trump is “Dividing” Republican Party

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) offered the latest criticism of former President Donald Trump, saying he is “dividing” the Republican Party as it splits into a camp of those who back his fictitious claims that the 2020 general election was fraudulent and those who don’t. “Whenever we do not have

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Wind Project Shows Democratic Tensions Over Energy

In January, Patricia Fahy, a New York State legislator, was celebrating a new development project for the Port of Albany: the country’s first assembly plant dedicated to building offshore wind towers. “I was doing cartwheels,” said Ms. Fahy, who represents the area. Before long, however, she was caught in a

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Washington Post names AP’s Sally Buzbee as executive editor

The Washington Post has named Associated Press executive editor Sally Buzbee as its new executive editor, effective June 1. Why it matters: Buzbee replaces legendary editor Marty Baron, who retired at the end of February. She will be the first woman to lead the newsroom in The Post’s 144-year history.

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Most in US who remain unvaccinated need convincing

Fewer Americans are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine than just a few months ago, but questions about side effects and how the shots were tested still hold some back, according to a new poll that highlights the challenges at a pivotal moment in the U.S. vaccination campaign. Just 11%

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Voting rights fight heads to Senate with committee debate

The For the People Act, a version of which has already passed the Democrat-controlled House and is set for debate in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday, faces steep odds in the Senate. The legislation rewrites federal campaign finance laws, set out new ethics requirements for the President and Supreme

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