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James Murdoch spent $100 million to help fund political causes during 2020 election cycle

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here James Murdoch, co-chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox Inc. Christophe Morin | Bloomberg | Getty Images James Murdoch, one of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s sons, quietly invested $100 million in his nonprofit foundation, which then used a large......

Lawmakers split over 2020 election audit in Pennsylvania

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Christen Smith, The Center Square Key lawmakers in charge of potential election reforms in Pennsylvania appear split on whether a third-party audit of the state’s November election results will occur. This, after former President Donald Trump called state GOP......

Peru election on knife edge as Castillo narrows Fujimori’s lead

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Peru’s presidential election outcome was on a knife-edge on Monday, with conservative Keiko Fujimori clinging to a slender lead but socialist rival Castillo Pedro steadily catching up in what could prove a photo finish in the polarized race. The tight result could lead to days of uncertainty and tension. The......

Merkel’s party wins big in crunch state election as Greens ‘hype’ fades

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People walk past election campaign posters of the German Christian Democrats (CDU), the German Social Democrats (SPD) and the German Greens on May 28, 2021 in Magdeburg, Germany. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Germany’s ruling Christian......

New York Times: Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows pushed DOJ to investigate baseless election fraud claims

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Meadows sent five emails in late December and early January to then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen asking him to look into election fraud claims in Georgia and New Mexico and other debunked theories that Trump had won the election,......

Meadows Pressed Justice Dept. to Investigate Election Fraud Claims

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WASHINGTON — In Donald J. Trump’s final weeks in office, Mark Meadows, his chief of staff, repeatedly pushed the Justice Department to investigate unfounded conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, according to newly uncovered emails provided to Congress, portions of which were reviewed by The New York Times. In......

Election in East Germany Will Test the Far Right’s Power

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BERLIN — Five years ago, the nationalist Alternative for Germany sent the country’s traditional parties scrambling when it finished ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in the regional vote in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt, an ominous portent......

Biden congratulates election of new Israeli president amid agreement to oust Netanyahu

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordan Williams President BidenJoe BidenRNC warns it will advise presidential candidates against future debates if panel doesn’t make changes Washington Post issues correction on 2020 report on Tom Cotton, lab-leak theory Graham says Israel will request billion from US......

Power-hungry Dems are stirring hysteria over Texas’ sane election reforms

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Rich Lowry The Democratic Party’s opposition to legislative minorities using whatever leverage they have to block legislation is highly situational. In Washington, DC, where Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress, the Senate filibuster is portrayed as a Jim Crow relic that is profoundly undemocratic. In Austin, Texas,......

Democrat Melanie Stansbury wins New Mexico special election for US House seat, CNN projects

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Stansbury, a scientist who has served in the New Mexico state House since 2019, defeated Republican state Sen. Mark Moores. Her victory for the seat, which had been vacant since March, will give the narrow Democratic majority in the......

No, Texas’ election bill wouldn’t be the death of democracy

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Post Editorial Board “We had to act last night because #SB7 was a threat to our democracy,” tweeted Texas state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez in defense of Democrats’ walkout to temporarily kill a rather run-of-the-mill election bill. President Joe Biden similarly called it “part of an assault on democracy that we’ve......

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