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Nick Saban, Jerry West urge Manchin to support voting rights legislationSeveral sports leaders with ties to West Virginia signed a letter urging Manchin to support the Freedom to Vote Act.
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Emily’s List says it will no longer endorse Sen. Sinema as she holds firm on filibusterIn a Senate floor speech last week, the Arizona Democrat said she would not support changing the chamber’s rules to allow voting rights legislation to pass.
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Supreme Court seems to think Boston erred by denying Christian group that wanted to fly flag at city hallOfficials had approved 284 requests for a ceremonial flag-raising before saying that a Christian flag would look like the city was endorsing religion.
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The audacious timeline of Trump’s failed plot on the census and citizenshipThe latest development: A key official raised concerns in September 2020 about the "unprecedented" interest in the process from political officials.
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Why Manchin and Sinema waived the filibuster for the debt ceiling but won’t for voting rightsA look at how the two situations are different, despite what critics of the filibuster say.
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The burgeoning Trump-DeSantis clashDeSantis's decision to (gently) hit back at the former president who has (also gently) gone after him sets up an early 2024 game of chicken. Here's what the polling suggests about that game.
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House Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Giuliani, Sidney Powell
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Two more Democrats, Reps. Langevin and McNerney, announce their retirementsTheir announcements Tuesday bring the number of House Democratic retirements to 28.
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The Trailer: Stalled in the Senate, surging in the states: The next stage of the voting warsThe voting wars head back to the states, three retirements in House districts carried by Joe Biden, and the first blunt-smoking campaign ad of 2022.
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America’s second pandemic winter: More virus, less deathIn many states, though, as many people have been hospitalized in the past month as a year ago.
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The audacious timeline of Trump’s failed plot on the census and citizenshipThe latest development: A key official raised concerns in September 2020 about the "unprecedented" interest in the process from political officials.
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Tracking the political appointees Biden is nominating to fill the top roles in his administrationFollow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.
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Why Manchin and Sinema waived the filibuster for the debt ceiling but won’t for voting rightsA look at how the two situations are different, despite what critics of the filibuster say.
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Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in landmark same-sex marriage case, running for Ohio state seatObergefell, who was at the center of the 2015 Supreme Court ruling, is running for the Ohio House seat that includes his hometown of Sandusky
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Why Biden is stumblingOnce a master of setting expectations, he now finds meeting expectations to be largely out of his control.
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A year ago, Biden unveiled a 200-page plan to defeat covid. He has struggled to deliver on some key promises.The U.S. would have have been better prepared for virus curveballs if the administration had moved more quickly to boost testing, acquire real-time data on the virus and convey risks more clearly, say some coauthors, advisers
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The burgeoning Trump-DeSantis clashDeSantis's decision to (gently) hit back at the former president who has (also gently) gone after him sets up an early 2024 game of chicken. Here's what the polling suggests about that game.
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America’s shift to the right in 2021 is worse news for Democrats than it seemsMore bad news for Democrats ahead of the midterms, but also for efforts to make the GOP seem toxic.
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U.S. Senate candidate from Louisiana smokes marijuana in campaign adGary Chambers, a Democrat, said he hopes the new spot will force a conversation about legalization of the drug.
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Texas’s six-week abortion ban remains in effect after federal appeals court rulingThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit rejected a request from abortion providers to send the case back to a trial court judge who previously blocked the law.
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Bipartisan Senate delegation meets with Ukrainian leaders amid Russia tensionsThe Biden administration and lawmakers from both political parties have become increasingly concerned in recent weeks that Russia may be preparing to invade Ukraine.
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Democrats fret about delivering on health care promises ahead of midtermsIn 2020, Democrats promised health-care reforms if elected. Now they are feeling pressure to deliver as the 2022 midterm elections loom.
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Ohio voters asked for fairness in redistricting. They didn’t get it.A new redistricting commission failed its first test as the Ohio Supreme Court said the legislative and congressional district maps must be redrawn.
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