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Elections

It’s possible the Jan. 6 committee refers a criminal case against Trump, Liz Cheney says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Committee Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) listens to testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, who was an aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump, as she testifies during a......

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Legislatures’ Power Over Elections

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced on Thursday that it would hear a case that could radically reshape how federal elections are conducted by giving state legislatures independent power, not subject to review by state courts, to set election rules in conflict with state constitutions. The case has the potential......

GOP megadonors turn on Trump after Jan. 6 hearings, set sights on DeSantis, Pence and other 2024 hopefuls

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A video of former U.S. President Donald Trump from his January 6th Rose Garden statement is played as Cassidy Hutchinson, who was an aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during the Trump administration, testifies during House......

Supreme Court to weigh whether state legislatures instead of state courts get final say in election rules

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A crosswalk signal is seen outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, June 27, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider a case that could give state legislatures free rein in setting......

Supreme Court to hear case on GOP ‘independent legislature’ theory that could radically reshape elections

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here But the Republican legislators argued in an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court that the state court had extremely limited authority to police the legislature on federal election matters — a theory known as the “independent state legislature” theory. The......

Israel votes to dissolve parliament, collapsing government and triggering fifth election in three years

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seen during the the 2016 Genesis Prize award-ceremony in Jerusalem, June 23, 2016. Amir Cohen | Reuters DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — In what now feels like a familiar story, Israel’s government has collapsed after......

NATO deal between Turkey, Sweden and Finland brings home wins for Erdogan — and a possible F-16 breakthrough

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. Yves Herman | Reuters NATO officials on Tuesday celebrated Turkey’s lifting of its veto against Sweden and Finland......

Supreme Court blocks creation of a second mostly Black congressional district in Louisiana for 2022

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold a lower court ruling that Louisiana must draw new congressional districts before the 2022 elections to increase Black voting power. With the three liberal justices dissenting, the high court short-circuited an......

Trump lunged at Secret Service agent in rage when told he couldn’t go to Capitol on Jan. 6, aide testifies

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Cassidy Hutchinson, who was an aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump, testifies during a public hearing of the U.S. House Select Committee to investigate the January 6......

LinkedIn co-founder Hoffman hopes to get more Democrats elected to Congress this fall by beating some in the primaries

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, in an interview at CNBC’s San Francisco bureau, on April 28, 2015. CNBC | NBCUniversal | Getty Images LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman wants to get more Democrats elected to Congress this fall, but first, he......

Here’s how the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision could affect health insurance coverage

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Abortion rights demonstrators protest outside the United States Supreme Court as the court rules in the Dobbs v Women’s Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision in Washington, U.S., June 24, 2022.  Jim Bourg |......

Analysis: Democrats still have this glimmer of hope for the midterm elections

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A bad election means losing the Democratic majority in the US House of Representatives, which his own party’s strategists now consider virtually certain. A Republican-controlled House would roadblock his legislative agenda, investigate his administration and family, and perhaps even......

Off-duty Rhode Island cop, ex-GOP state Senate candidate allegedly attacks political opponent at abortion rights rally after Supreme Court Roe ruling

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An off-duty police officer and former Rhode Island Republican state Senate candidate attacked his political opponent during a pro-abortion rights rally following the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, the alleged victim said. The alleged attacker, Jeann Lugo, dropped......

Nevada counties stare down Friday deadline to certify primary results

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Facing a Friday deadline to certify results from the recent primary election, officials in Nevada’s least populated county were planning another hand count as a way to prove to residents that their votes count and that the voting process......

Double blow for UK’s Boris Johnson as he loses two key by-elections

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Campaign posters in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, ahead of a key by-election triggered after Conservative MP Imran Ahmed Khan was convicted of sexually assaulting a minor. Daniel Harvey Gonzalez/In Pictures via Getty Images LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has......

As Midterms Loom, Elections Are No Longer Top Priority for Meta C.E.O.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, made securing the 2020 U.S. election a top priority. He met regularly with an election team, which included more than 300 people from across his company, to prevent misinformation from spreading on the social network. He asked civil rights leaders for advice on upholding voter......

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