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Letters: Lower tuition fees | Biden delivers

Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. College experienceis below tuition University tuition is far too expensive for the experience students are receiving during a pandemic. The “college experience” was something my parents always encouraged my sister and me to have. I …

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Congress Passes 2022 Government Funding Legislation

Finally: Congress passes the 2022 government funding legislation. This week, Congress passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus funding bill (HR 2471), setting the stage for fully funding the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2022. The appropriations package marks the first time that President Joe Biden and the Democratic-controlled …

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Congress should do more than block tax-exempt bonds for professional sports stadiums

LANDOVER, MD – SEPTEMBER 13: Field view of Washington Football Team logo during game between … [+] Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles on September 13, 2020 at FedEx Field in Landover, MD. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Sportswire icon via Getty Images Virginia’s efforts to …

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How Russia’s campaign in Ukraine could affect Syria

The conflict in Ukraine suggests that the Kremlin wants to demonstrate its power in other regions where its main adversary, the United States, is involved. Syria offers great opportunities for this. The Pentagon’s Inspector General’s Office recently released a report exposing the Russian military’s growing violations of bilateral deconfliction protocols …

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Martin Hyde appears to end Congress campaign after traffic slowdown

Sarasota Congressional Candidate Martin Hyde appears to have ended his campaign against the U.S. Representative. Vern Buchanan. The move comes after Hyde received national media attention – and scorn – over a police officer body cam video of his actions during a roadside check. In a letter published by the …

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Once a foreign policy partner, Congress fights for unity on Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Since the 1950s, when Senator Arthur Vandenberg declared that “politics stops at the water’s edge,” the titans of Congress have been key partners in American foreign policy, not as ” yes” for presidents, but as co-architects of Pax Americana and the post-WWII order. But the spiraling conflict in …

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Did US lobbyists help Vladimir Putin win in Congress? You’ll never know. –Mother Jones

Mother Jones; Dmitry Azarov/Sipa/AP; Sean Gallup/Getty Fight misinformation. Get a daily recap of important facts. Register for free Mother Jones newsletter. As Vladimir Putin threatens Ukraine, the fate of a 764-mile pipeline under the Baltic Sea has to become one of the main foreign policy concerns of the United States …

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Congress considers how to change the Voter Count Act of 1887 after blocking voting rights

The Electoral Count Act is a murky piece of legislation that has recently come under scrutiny, a year after the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. Trump has tried to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence to block certification of the 2020 …

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Democrats unveil bill to reform voter count law

Democrats unveil legislation to reform voter count law in response to Trump’s bid to void election, clarify VP does NOT have to reject voters from state Senate Democrats unveiled their proposal to make it much harder for lawmakers to oppose certification of a presidential election The plan also clarifies that …

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Progressive star Nina Turner is running for Congress again

Nina Turna former Ohio state senator with a staunch progressive following, challenges Rep. Shontel Brown in the Ohio Democratic primary in May, setting up a rematch of their closely watched showdown last August. Turner plans to make the case that her status as a fighter capable of inspiring grassroots enthusiasm …

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Sinema faces backlash from Democratic Party after blocking news on suffrage legislation

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is facing new heat from those who helped elect her after she and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin were the only two this week Democrats to vote against filibuster reform, thereby derailing the passage of voting rights legislation. The narrow Democratic majority in the Senate meant …

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Voting rights legislation stalled again in Senate – Deadline

UPDATE, 7:26 p.m. PT: Democrats’ efforts to pass voting rights legislation have again been stalled in the Senate, as they failed to win a change in filibuster rules that would have allowed them to approve bills in simple majority. The failure of the legislation was expected, after Sen. Kyrsten Sinema …

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Frankly: ‘I was attacked during the 2016 campaign simply because I was a Muslim,’ says Huma Abedin, former Hillary Clinton staffer

DUBAI: Some US politicians made Muslims the bogeyman in the 2016 election won by former President Donald Trump, a prominent American Muslim has told Arab News. Huma Abedin, chief of staff to defeated Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton, said she endured calls for her investigation by a Republican congressman in …

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Senate Democrats pledge to build muscle through voting rights legislation. A look at what their proposals would do

But to do so, he must accomplish a near impossible feat of persuading reluctant senators in his own caucus to change the rules of the chamber to bypass the 60-vote threshold needed to overcome repeated blockades of bills by Republicans. Despite backing the voting measures, two of his fellow Democrats …

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Former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway joins Jake Corman’s campaign for governor

Mandated staff members take official portraits at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Washington, DC (Official White House photo by Stephanie Chasez) A nationally recognized pollster who was a top advisor and campaign manager to former President Donald Trump is joining State …

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One year after January 6, members of Congress from Mass. declare that democracy is still under attack

It’s been a year since Massachusetts residents and others across the country saw large numbers of people storm the United States Capitol in an attempt to overthrow the 2020 presidential election. Members of the State’s All-Democratic Congressional delegation were among those who were physically closest to the deadly violence and …

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One year after insurgency, Senator Markey says Congress must pass voting rights bill

Senator Ed Markey said Democrats are determined to pass federal voting rights legislation – despite unanimous opposition from Republicans in the Senate. The Massachusetts Democrat said the bill was especially needed now, as Republican-led legislatures in several states passed laws to make it harder to vote – and easier to …

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Senator Warnock highlights urgent need for Congress to pass voting rights law

On Tuesday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in the aftermath of the Jan.6 attack on the U.S. Capitol that Republicans were drafting new election laws that punish blacks and minorities for their growing voting power. These bills were also designed to promote “electoral integrity” after former President Donald …

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Devin Nunes officially resigns from Congress, paving way for leadership of Trump’s social media company

WASHINGTON – Devin Nunes formalized his resignation from Congress over the weekend, paving the way for him as the head of former President Trump’s new media and technology company. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), Nunes said her resignation as a congressman was effective at 11:59 …

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Congress wants to talk to Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan about January 6 insurgency, Trump Communications | Ohio News | Cincinnati

Photo: public domain Jim jordan Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan receives a special gift this Christmas. Or maybe the United States is? Investigating all aspects of the violent January 6 insurgency at the United States Capitol in Washington DC, the United States House of Representatives has requested a meeting with Jordan …

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Alfonso Vidal: Our economy, our families, need Congress to pass immigration reform

As a young man in my native Venezuela, I was kidnapped by Colombian guerrillas and detained for two weeks. Shortly after, I left the country due to persistent threats. I was lucky enough to settle in Evansville, where I immediately felt accepted and welcomed. I was able to complete my …

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Democrats run out of time to pass voting rights law

Racial justice leaders are warning Democrats against leaving the Senate this year without passing two landmark voting bills, as new restrictions on voting take effect in states across the country. Lately all eyes have been on Texas, where a trial tabled this week by the Justice Department claims new electoral …

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Devin Nunes resignation from Congress marks the end of a mistake

Eight years ago, as GOP House leaders struggled to deal with their most far-right members, a House Republican lashed out at Tory intransigence. It would not be enough to describe these Republican hardliners as “lemmings”, the GOP lawmaker said in 2013, “because jumping to their death is not enough for …

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Susan Collins Now Supports Abortion Law That Cannot Pass

Photo: Anna Moneymaker / Staff (Getty Images) Yesterday morning the Supreme Court heard arguments in an abortion case in Mississippi that could overthrow the 1973 decision Roe vs. Wade. After a justice who said during his 2018 confirmation hearings that he saw Roe deer like established right seemed pretty good …

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Lawmakers must tackle costly legislation until end of December – People’s World

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is pushing this month for passage of much of Biden’s agenda in the Senate, which will be at the center of congressional action this month. this. | J. Scott Applewhite / AP WASHINGTON — Every December, it seems, Congress turns into one word: Crunch. After …

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Pro-Biden group to spend $ 10 million on high-profile campaign touting president’s economic agenda

Building Back Together, the pro-Biden outdoor organization that formed earlier this year with the blessing of the White House, is starting that work with a $ 10 million ad campaign to tout the infrastructure proposal across the countries, including Arizona, Georgia, New Hampshire, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – all states …

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QAnon’s Ron Watkins says he’s running for Congress

Right-wing and online conspiracy theorist Ron Watkins filed the necessary documents and on Thursday announced his intention to run for Congress in Arizona state in 2023. Watkins, one of the many conservative D-List celebrities who thrived on the sidelines of MAGA throughout Trump’s presidency and subsequent downfall, is posing as …

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John Eastman: Group urges California bar to investigate pro-Trump lawyer who tried to convince Pence to call off election

In a letter sent Monday by more than two dozen people – including a former chairman of the State Bar of California, two former federal judges and a host of other former state officials and experts from across the United States – to George Cardona , which oversees disciplinary matters …

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