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Texas Democrats celebrate blocking restrictive voting bill, but warn of future threat to voting access

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Today is a great day, but I can’t help but feeling bitter, disappointed, hurt,” Texas state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, a San Antonio Democrat, told CNN on Monday. Democrats walked off the state House floor late Sunday night, leaving......

Texas Democrats leave House floor, effectively blocking passage of restrictive voting bill for now

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Their move effectively killed Senate Bill 7 for this year’s legislative session. But it could soon be revived: Republican Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted Sunday night that he is adding “election integrity” to a list of topics lawmakers will address......

Senate Republicans Filibuster Jan. 6 Inquiry Bill, Blocking an Investigation

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Republicans on Friday blocked the creation of an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, using their filibuster power in the Senate for the first time this year to doom a full accounting of the deadliest attack on Congress in centuries. The vote was a stark......

From Harry to Kamala, blocking the press to control the ‘narrative’

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Andrea Peyser Democratic politicians and leftie celebrities (or do I repeat myself?) have taken several gut-punches to press freedoms of late. And I’m afraid one of our basic liberties is taking it on the chin. Vice President Kamala Harris reportedly keeps lists of journalists and political players who “don’t understand......

Kemp signs bill blocking local efforts to reduce police funding

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Nyamekye Daniel, The Center Square Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill Friday that bans counties and municipalities in Georgia from reducing their police department budgets by more than 5% in absence of revenue loss. Legislative Republicans who pushed House......

Arizona governor signs bill blocking abortions based on genetic issues

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Tal Axelrod Arizona Gov. Doug DuceyDoug DuceyRick Scott stressing best practices, transparency in police reform talks Trump revives feud with Arizona’s Ducey over 2020 vote count Arizona governor vetoes strict sex education bill MORE (R) on Tuesday signed into......

Oklahoma gov signs bill that provides protections for drivers who hit protesters blocking roadways

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) on Wednesday signed a bill that protect drivers who unintentionally injure or kill protesters while attempting to flee their demonstration. The measure also ups the penalties for activists who obstruct a public street during a......

The Supreme Court vacates ruling that Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking people on Twitter.

New York Times
The Supreme Court on Monday vacated an appeals court ruling that President Donald J. Trump had violated the First Amendment by blocking people from his Twitter account after they posted critical comments. A unanimous three-judge panel of the appeals court ruled in 2019 that Mr. Trump’s account was a public......

Supreme Court wipes away ruling that said Trump violated Constitution by blocking Twitter followers

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The high court dismissed the case because Trump is not in office so there is no longer a live case or controversy. Trump established his Twitter account in 2009, and in May and June of 2017, while serving as......

End of a Covid era: Delta to stop blocking middle seats on May 1

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The passenger cabin on a Delta Boeing 737-900ER is shown while landing in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., January 10, 2018. Mike Blake | Reuters Delta Air Lines said Wednesday it will stop blocking seats on its planes starting May......

Suez Canal: Giant ship blocking Suez Canal finally freed

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Disruption to global trade will not end with the refloating of the Ever Given. According to Lloyds List, there are currently more than 370 ships waiting to pass through the canal, including container vessels, tankers, and bulk carriers. Clearing that backlog is expected to take several days. BBC – For......

Cargo ship blocking Suez Canal has been refloated, says Inchcape

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A handout picture released by the Suez Canal Authority on March 24, 2021 shows a part of the Taiwan-owned MV Ever Given (Evergreen), a 400-metre- (1,300-foot-) long and 59-metre wide vessel, lodged sideways and impeding all traffic across the waterway......

Another attempt to clear ship blocking Suez Canal fails as economic impact mounts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A satellite image shows stranded container ship Ever Given after it ran aground in Suez Canal, Egypt March 25, 2021. CNES Airbus DS | Reuters The Ever Given, one of the world’s largest container ships, is still wedged in the......

Massive ship blocking the Suez Canal brings billions of dollars in trade to a standstill

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An excavator attempts to free stranded container ship Ever Given, one of the world’s largest container ships, after it ran aground, in Suez Canal, Egypt March 25, 2021. Suez Canal Authority | Reuters The massive container ship Ever Given has......

Satellite imagery shows mega container ship blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Satellite imagery captured on March 23, 2021 shows the cargo container ship Ever Given blocking the Suez Canal in Egypt. Planet Labs Satellite imagery gives another perspective on the developing situation in Egypt’s Suez Canal, where a mega cargo container......

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