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Political realities have stopped legislative action after school shootings

Friday, May 27, 2022

The political climate has changed drastically since a 10-year assault weapons ban passed in 1994. The lack of political will and other barriers stand in the way of it even coming to a vote today.

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9 primary races to watch Tuesday in Georgia, Texas, Alabama and Arkansas

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Georgia holds the political spotlight, as primary races take place in southern states this Tuesday. Here are nine contests we're keeping an eye on.

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Biden backs Sweden and Finland's NATO membership application

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Biden said Thursday he was sending paperwork to Congress to ratify Finland and Sweden's application to join NATO. The ratification process is expected to pass with bipartisan support.

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DHS pauses a board created to combat disinformation amid a campaign to discredit it

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday it would pause the work of a board created to combat disinformation. The board — and its leader — faced an online campaign to discredit its work.

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Fetterman wins Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, GOP race is too close to call

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Pennsylvania has an open Senate seat for the first time in 12 years. While the Democratic race was easily decided, the Republican primary looked like it's headed for a recount.

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Budd will face off against Beasley in North Carolina Senate contest, per AP race calls

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Rep. Ted Budd, who has former President Donald Trump's endorsement, easily won the North Carolina GOP Senate primary, the AP reports. He will face Democrat Cheri Beasley in November.

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10 races to watch Tuesday, led by Senate contests in Pennsylvania and North Carolina

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Five states hold primaries Tuesday. The top race is in Pennsylvania, where the GOP Senate primary will be another test of Trump's influence, while Democratic voters seem to favor John Fetterman.

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Pence will rally for Georgia Gov. Kemp, defying Trump, who backs David Perdue

Friday, May 13, 2022

Former Vice President Pence will rally for Kemp ahead of the May 24 primary, the campaign announced Friday. It marks a significant shift in Pence defying Trump and his chosen candidate for the race.

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Senate to vote on a bill that codifies abortion protections, but it will likely fail

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Senators will vote on the Women's Health Protection Act on Wednesday, but it likely will fail because there isn't enough support to reach the 60 votes necessary.

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Biden names combating inflation and rising costs as his top domestic priority

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

In an address from the White House Tuesday, President Biden contrasted his administration's plans to tackle rising costs with what he called Republicans' "ultra-MAGA" plan.

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White House: Serious risk of nationwide abortion ban after McConnell floats the idea

Monday, May 09, 2022

Senate passed by unanimous consent legislation that would provide round the clock security to Supreme Court justices' families after protests outside some members of the court's homes.

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The House will vote on a measure to allow congressional staffers to unionize

Friday, May 06, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement Friday that the House is expected to vote on a resolution next week that would allow congressional staffers to unionize.

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Roe established abortion rights. 20 years later, Casey paved the way for restrictions

Friday, May 06, 2022

The 5-4 decision of Planned Parenthood v. Casey upheld Roe in 1992 but paved the way for more restrictions on abortion access.

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Abortion wasn't always the politically charged issue it is today

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

In 1976, Republicans adopted an anti-abortion stance in their party platform. The GOP became a political vehicle for the movement, as a more vocal Christian Right began to rise.

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The movement against abortion rights is nearing its apex. But it began way before Roe

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Despite gaining national traction in the 1970s, the history of the anti-abortion movement in the U.S. goes back more than a century before the landmark Supreme Court decision.

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After Trump's endorsement, J.D. Vance wins a crowded Ohio GOP Senate race, the AP says

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Author J.D. Vance emerged from a crowded Republican primary in Ohio, and now becomes the favorite in the general election in the GOP-leaning state.

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Rep. Tim Ryan wins Democratic Senate primary in Ohio, the AP says

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

The Ohio congressman faces an uphill fight in the general election, as the state has trended more Republican in recent years.

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7 primary contests to watch Tuesday in Ohio and Indiana

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Tuesday's top race is in Ohio, where voters are set to pick nominees for an open U.S. Senate seat. Redistricting has also affected some of the state's closely watched House races.

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DHS Secretary Mayorkas faces a partisan divide over Title 42 in Capitol Hill hearings

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday, where he's facing another heated round of questioning on Title 42.

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The future of Title 42

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The future of the pandemic order Title 42 that gave the government power to quickly expel migrants remains in limbo in the courts. DHS Secretary Mayorkas is testifying on Capitol Hill this week.

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