Reconciliation bill moves forward as Biden meets with Manchin and Sinema at the White House

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Louis DeJoy continues the grift and State Dept. white nationalist still employed

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Congressional Republicans flout campaign finance rules; Boebert hides husband’s energy consulting income

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Jan. 6 Committee investigating Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, Jim Jordan, and others

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Trump judges uphold abortion waiting period, overturn 50 year old gun law, and allow gender discrimination in school

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Biden admin extends Title 42; Abbott raises over half a million dollars for border wall

Title 42 After weeks of consideration, the Biden administration will extend the Trump-era border policy, called Title 42, that allows the government to prevent the entry of and quickly expel nearly all migrants. The rule was originally enacted by Trump’s CDC in March 2020 under the guise of preventing the spread of Covid-19. Under Title 42, […]

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Gerrymandering 2022: Republicans in control of drawing 187 House districts v. 75 drawn by Democrats

Redistricting basics Every 10 years the U.S. conducts a census, or count, of the entire population. The resulting population data are used for numerous purposes, two of which are particularly important to our political future: apportionment and congressional redistricting. Apportionment: The process of dividing up the House’s 435 seats among the 50 states according to […]

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Republicans refuse to raise debt limit after twice raising it under Trump, setting up potential economic calamity

It’s that time again: Time to raise the limit on the amount of money the U.S. government is authorized to borrow to fund existing obligations (i.e. it is not new spending). The previous two-year suspension of the debt ceiling expired at the end of July, forcing the Treasury to shift around funds to temporarily keep the government […]

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