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July 18, 2021

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Matt Gaetz’s campaign paid $20,000 to Trump crony Roger Stone’s company, which the DOJ is suing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz’s campaign committee paid at least $20,000 to a company that the Department of Justice alleges has been used by GOP political operative Roger Stone and his wife to avoid paying taxes, campaign finance reports showed.......

GA secretary of state calls for Fulton County elections officials to be fired

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Caroline Vakil Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger on Thursday called for two Fulton County officials to be removed from their posts. Raffensperger said that Fulton County Election Director Rick Barron and Registration Director Ralph Jones, had to be......

Pelosi, McCarthy big-money donors start giving early toward House races, with chamber up for grabs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy Reuters With the midterms over a year away, wealthy donors have already started giving massive checks to committees tied to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, according to new......

Rupert Murdoch-funded Fox Corp PAC contributes to Democrat Joe Manchin’s campaign

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., leaves the Senate Democratic policy luncheon in the Capitol on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images A political action committee for Fox News’ parent company donated money to moderate......

Cybereason says it accepts 2020 election results after investor Mnuchin refuses to reject Trump vote lie

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The CEO of Cybereason said he and his company accept the results of the 2020 presidential election after one of their investors, Steven Mnuchin, declined to acknowledge that ex-President Donald Trump was spreading a lie about the contest being rigged.......

Beto O’Rourke, Willie Nelson financially back Texas Democrats in elections bill fight

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Aris Folley Texas Democratic lawmakers who left the state earlier this week in an effort to block passage of a GOP elections bill are getting financial assistance from Willie Nelson and former Rep. Beto O’RourkeBeto O’RourkeTexans split on whether Abbott......

Texas Senate passes GOP elections bill after Democrats left the state to protest

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Flanked by Texas state House Democrats, U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) (C) speaks as Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) (R) and Texas State Rep. Chris Turner (D-District 101) (L), Chair of the Texas House Democratic Caucus, listen during a news conference......

7/13: Red and Blue

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here 7/13: Red and Blue – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President Biden calls for voting rights protections; Texas Democrats stage walk out to delay vote Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and......

Biden slams Republican push to restrict voting rights

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Biden slams Republican push to restrict voting rights – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President Biden accused Republican leaders of embracing autocracy as 17 state legislatures seek to make it harder to vote. Nancy Cordes reports. Be the first......

Biden condemns Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ in major voting rights speech in Philadelphia

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden on Tuesday delivered a major speech on voting rights in Philadelphia, slamming his predecessor’s “Big Lie” claim that the 2020 election was stolen.  “It’s clear, for those who challenge the results or question the integrity of the......

Harris, Manchin to meet Texas Democrats who left state in effort to block GOP election bill

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Texas Rep. Chris Turner listens as Rafael M. Anchia joins other Democratic members of the Texas House of Representatives, who are boycotting a special session of the legislature in an effort to block Republican-backed voting restrictions, as they speak in......

Real estate billionaire-backed super PAC claims big wins over progressives in NYC council primaries

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A super PAC funded largely by billionaire Stephen Ross racked up a winning record in New York’s city council primaries, a sharp reminder of how powerful the real estate industry remains in the Big Apple’s electoral politics. The group, Common Sense NYC, raised over $2 million since December. Nearly half......

Watch Live: Texas Democrats speak in D.C. after fleeing state to block vote on elections bill

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The Texas Democratic lawmakers who fled the state to block a vote on a GOP-backed voting and elections bill are holding a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to call on Congress to enact federal voting......

Texas Democrats leave state in bid to block Republican-backed election bills

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People opposed to the Texas Republican-led effort to pass new voting restrictions are gathered at the State Capitol as they wait to testify before state lawmakers who began committee hearings on election integrity bills on July 10, 2021 in Austin,......

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing a recall — here’s what to know and why he’ll likely win

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a press conference at The Unity Council on May 10, 2021 in Oakland, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The effort to throw California Gov. Gavin Newsom out of office......

Qatar sets up supervisory body for first legislative elections

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DUBAI, July 11 (Reuters) – Qatar has set up a committee to oversee its first legislative elections, due to be held in October, its interior ministry said on Sunday. The elections will be for two-thirds, or 30 members, of the 45-seat advisory Shura Council. The ruling emir will appoint 15......

Vice President Harris announces $25 million for DNC voter registration efforts ahead of midterms

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks on voting rights at the Louis Stokes Library of Howard University in Washington, DC on July 8, 2021. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Vice President Kamala Harris announced a new $25 million......

White House wants to keep Hunter Biden from knowing who buys his expensive artwork under proposed ethics plan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hunter Biden is expected to sell some of his artwork this fall for as much as $500,000 — but he may never learn who buys it. In recent months, White House officials have worked on an ethics plan that would......

Ex-Biden spokesman TJ Ducklo lands top PR job after quitting White House for reportedly threatening journalist

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo listens as press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Washington. Patrick Semansky | AP TJ Ducklo, President Joe Biden’s former deputy White......

NYT writer Nikole Hannah-Jones declines UNC offer after tenure fight, will create journalism center at Howard

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones said Tuesday that she had denied a tenure offer from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will join the faculty at Howard University, a historically Black institution, following weeks of controversy. Hannah-Jones, who......

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