A week since Uvalde, Senate GOP focuses on border wall and anti-China bills

House Democrats’ response to Uvalde The House Judiciary Committee is holding an emergency meeting tomorrow to markup HR 7910, the “Protecting Our Kids Act.” The bill would prohibit the sale or delivery of “any semiautomatic centerfire rifle or semiautomatic centerfire shotgun that has, or have the capacity to accept, an ammunition feeding device with a capacity exceeding 5 rounds, […]

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Second Amendment Sanctuaries: 13 states declare themselves immune from federal gun-safety laws they consider unconstitutional

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Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidates submitted thousands of fraudulent signatures

Michigan signature fraud The Michigan Bureau of Elections recommended disqualifying half of the Republican candidates for the gubernatorial nomination in Michigan after their campaigns filed thousands of fraudulent signatures. In total, the Bureau identified at least 68,000 invalid signatures submitted by 36 petition circulators. The five candidates without enough valid signatures include the two leading […]

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A Republican led a Capitol tour the day before the insurrection, then the GOP covered it up

The House committee investigating the January 6th insurrection has uncovered evidence that at least one Republican member led a tour through the Capitol ahead of the attack, something the GOP has previously denied. Democratic lawmakers noticed the “concerning” tours and reported the incidences to the House Sergeant at Arms days after the insurrection (letter): The […]

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New York redistricting pits Dem incumbents against each other & Florida’s restrictive voting law is reinstated by Trump judges

New York redistricting The New York Court of Appeals ruled last month that redistricting maps created by the state legislature were “drawn with impermissible partisan purpose” to reduce the number of competitive districts (pdf). The voided maps would have given Democrats the advantage in 22 of the state’s 26 congressional districts. Court-appointed Special Master Jonathan […]

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Supreme Court rules that errors by immigration judges cannot be reviewed by federal courts, leaving immigrants with virtually no appeals process

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