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Some Republican-led state governments still considering legislation to rewrite elections laws

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Some Republican-led state governments still considering legislation to rewrite elections laws – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Former President Trump, backed by an overwhelming number of Republican voters, is pressing GOP leaders to address their concerns about the integrity......

Gottlieb says U.S. Covid decline will accelerate, calls vaccination campaign ‘monumental achievement’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Signs and age groups are shown for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines at a vaccination center as California opens up vaccine eligibility to any residents 16 years and older during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Chula Vista, California,......

Bulgaria faces fresh elections as Socialists refuse to form a government

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Bulgaria will head to the polls in July after the Socialists on Saturday became the third political party to refuse to lead a government following last month’s parliamentary election. The Socialists, who lost almost half of their seats in the April 4 election, said it would be impossible to build......

CNN Poll: Americans are divided on what causes problems in US elections

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Partisans are on opposite sides of that question, and are divided over the effect several prominent rule changes would have on the fairness of elections in the United States. And the debate over how elections should be carried out......

Florida Legislature passes elections bill that adds restrictions to voting

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here After days of contentious debate and last-minute amendments bouncing between chambers, the Republican-controlled state House and Senate came to an agreement and party-line votes approved Senate Bill 90 on the eve of Florida’s final day of the legislative session.......

Florida Republicans Pass Voting Limits in Broad Elections Bill

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MIAMI — Republicans in the Florida Legislature passed an election overhaul bill on Thursday that is set to usher in a host of voting restrictions in one of the most critical battleground states in the country, adding to the national push by G.O.P. state lawmakers to reduce voting access. The......

Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt’s family to seek $10 million from USCP in lawsuit

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A cloud of colored smoke appears as a mob of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump storm the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, January 6, 2021. Leah Millis | Reuters The family of Ashli Babbitt, who was fatally shot while......

Pence, Christie, other top potential GOP White House contenders to speak at Texas donor event

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pauses while speaking during an Operation Warp Speed vaccine summit at the White House in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 2020. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Former Vice President Mike Pence, former New Jersey......

Billionaire Steve Wynn on new role as RNC finance chairman, President Trump

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Billionaire Steve Wynn on new role as RNC finance chairman, President Trump – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Steve Wynn, whose resorts brought in nearly $4.5 billion in net revenue last year, has taken on a new role as......

The Little-Known Story of 19th-Century America’s Partisan Warfare

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SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | April 27, 2021, 10:43 a.m. Nearly every day while writing my new book, The Age of Acrimony: How American’s Fought to Fix Their Democracy, I would walk across the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to my office at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. I’d pass tourists......

Justice Department will investigate Louisville police department in aftermath of Breonna Taylor shooting

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A demonstrator holds a sign with the image of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers, during a protest against the death George Floyd in Minneapolis, in Denver, Colorado on June 3,......

Supreme Court takes up major case over right to carry guns outside the home

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Members of the media set up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington. Al Drago | Reuters The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a major Second Amendment dispute that could settle whether the Constitution protects......

Trump sprints to finish in election’s final hours

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Trump sprints to finish in election’s final hours – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Eighty-two weeks after Hillary Clinton declared her candidacy, and 72 weeks after Donald Trump did the same, the race is down to its final hours.......

Op-ed: Germany´s new political star is poised to deliver on Merkel’s original promise

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here BERLIN, GERMANY – MARCH 15: Annalena Baerbock, co-leader of the German Greens party. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images BERLIN — Two things are already certain about Germany’s upcoming federal elections this September.  The first is that......

Biden pressured to disclose political appointees’ ethics agreements as advisor’s brother lobbies White House

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the COVID-19 response and the state of vaccinations at the South Court Auditorium of Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty Images Several watchdog and......

Attorney General Merrick Garland to announce probe of Minneapolis police department after Chauvin conviction

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during an event on gun control in the Rose Garden at the White House April 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty Images Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday will announce that......

A verdict has been reached in the Derek Chauvin murder trial

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, accompanied by his defense attorney Eric Nelson, attends the second day of his trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. March 30,......

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