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Sinema censured by Arizona Democrats over filibuster stance that blocked voting rights legislation

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The symbolic gesture Saturday from Arizona Democrats adds to the mounting pressure Sinema is facing from those in her state who helped her flip a Senate seat in 2018. Sinema — who started her political career as a progressive......

Black lawmakers walk out as Mississippi Senate passes legislation described as a critical race theory bill

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Senate Bill 2113 would forbid public schools in the state from forcing students to agree “that any sex, race, ethnicity, religion or national origin is inherently superior or inferior.” The bill does not mention or define critical race theory.......

Biden urges Congress to pass legislation to help address semiconductor shortage

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Semiconductor shortages have been a persistent thorn in the Biden administration’s side. The shortage of the chips — which are essential for the production of smart phones, medical equipment, cars and a number of household appliances — has hamstrung......

Louisiana lawmaker files legislation to fight homeowners associations

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Victor Skinner | The Center Square A Louisiana lawmaker wants to limit the authority of homeowners associations to ensure contracts respect constitutional rights. State Rep. Paul Hollis, R-Mandeville, has filed House Bill 9 for the upcoming legislative session to......

Democratic state lawmakers urge Congress to pass federal voting legislation

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Robert Davis | The Center Square contributor Colorado Democrats in the House and Senate on Tuesday passed resolutions calling on Congress to pass federal voting legislation. The House and Senate resolutions were introduced last week to commemorate Martin Luther......

Senate Republicans again expected to block Democrats’ voting legislation

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Senate is on track to hold a vote Wednesday evening to attempt to break a GOP filibuster on the legislation, which combines key provisions of two bills: the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights......

Nick Saban and Jerry West sign letter asking Joe Manchin to support voting rights legislation

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Several major sports icons have signed a letter calling on Senator Joe Manchin to support election integrity legislation. The letter — signed by University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban, former NBA star Jerry West, former NFL star Darryl......

Senate Democrats charge forward with debate on voting rights legislation despite expected failure

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Senators returned to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to charge ahead with consideration of voting rights legislation, even in the face of opposition from Republicans that is expected to tank the effort and roadblocks from a pair......

Marchers Honor King and Call on Senate to Pass Voting Rights Legislation

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WASHINGTON — Each year, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is commemorated with marches, services and speeches. But the annual peace walk across the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge had an additional purpose on Monday: pushing the Senate to pass new voting rights legislation. The holiday came one day......

Analysis: What Martin Luther King Jr. said about voting rights and why celebration without legislation dishonors his legacy

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Martin Luther King Jr.’s family has a message for Democratic lawmakers who refuse to stop their Republican counterparts’ voter suppression efforts yet intend to shower pious praise on the slain civil rights leader’s legacy this holiday weekend: Save it.......

Clyburn says he’s not giving up on voting rights legislation bills yet

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “They may be on life support,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “But, you know, John Lewis, others, did not give up after the ’64 Civil Rights Act … So I’m going to tell......

House passes voting legislation, sends bill to Senate

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here House passes voting legislation, sends bill to Senate 1 00:00:00,900 –> 00:00:03,990 >> On this vote the yeas are 220. 2 00:00:05,160 –> 00:00:10,860 >> The nays are 203. The motion is adopted Without objection 3 00:00:10,860 –> 00:00:16,230 a......

Voting Rights Legislation, Safer COVID Masks, Russia and NATO in a Stalemate : Up First

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NPR How far can President Biden and Democrats go to pass voting rights legislation? And the CDC is expected to issue new mask guidance soon. What should you look for in an upgrade? Plus, talks between Russia and NATO leaders continue today over the fate of Ukraine. What does Russia......

Voting Rights Legislation, COVID Closures for Schools, Djokovic’s Visa Reinstated : Up First

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NPR When it comes to voting rights, advocates want more than just speeches and platitudes from their leaders. Can President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris deliver when they travel to Georgia today? And many kids across the country are back in virtual classes. How are parents and teachers......

Fourth stimulus checks not expected as federal government grapples with omicron surge

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New Yorkers queued for Covid-19 testing in Times Square on Dec. 26, 2021, as the omicron variant continued to spread. Andrew Kelly | Reuters  Omicron is wreaking more disruption on the American economy. That could prompt Washington lawmakers to revisit......

25 million people got unemployment benefits in 2021. They won’t be getting a tax break

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here NicolasMcComber | E+ | Getty Images Tax season is fast approaching — and recipients of unemployment benefits in 2021 don’t appear to be getting a tax break like they did for 2020. Approximately 25 million people collected jobless benefits in......

Waiting for student loan forgiveness? Here’s what to do in the meantime

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Flashpop | Stone | Getty Images Getting impatient waiting to hear if your student loans will be forgiven? Millions of other borrowers are in the same spot. The topic of loan cancellation has been floated for years now. On the......

The rich benefit as Democrats retreat from tax on unrealized capital gains

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Democrats seem to have nixed the idea of taxing returns on unsold stock and other assets, favoring other ways to raise revenue as part of a nearly $2 trillion social and climate bill. Scrapping that tax on “unrealized capital gains”......

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