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Biden slams attempts to curb voting rights but says he isn’t ready to call for an end of the filibuster

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “What I want to do is I’m trying to bring the country together, and I don’t want the debate to only be about whether or not we have a filibuster or exceptions to the filibuster or going back to the way the filibuster had to be......

Harris says she’s talking with GOP senators about voting rights

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi Vice President Harris said on Tuesday that she has been speaking with GOP senators and other Republican leaders about voting legislation. Speaking to CBS News, Harris said there is “no bright line” between who she speaks to about......

Texas Democrats Face Covid Outbreak and a Stalled Voting Rights Push

New York Times
Because of the outbreak, meetings and conferences that would have taken place in person are now on screens. Plans for at least the next week have been frozen. The Fight Over Voting Rights After former President Donald J. Trump returned in recent months to making false claims that the 2020......

Could the voting rights fight hinder climate and energy policies?

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “We’re really happy that President Biden is elevating these issues and with that speech, not just outlining what the issues are … but also talking about what the solutions are,” said Justin Kwasa, who heads LCV’s voting rights project. Communities......

Senate Democrats are taking their voting rights push on the road with a hearing in Atlanta.

New York Times
ATLANTA — Senate Democrats took their campaign for far-reaching federal voting rights legislation on the road to Georgia on Monday, convening a rare hearing in a state at the center of a national fight over elections. At a field hearing in Atlanta, lawmakers and voters decried the restrictive new voting......

Navy christens USNS John Lewis on anniversary of civil rights icon’s death

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “It’s fitting that we honor John Lewis with this formidable ship, because John Lewis was a warrior. One of the mottos of the Navy is ‘Semper Fortis’ — ‘Always Courageous’ — and John Lewis was indeed always courageous,” said......

Biden calls on Congress to pass voting rights bills on anniversary of John Lewis’s death

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lauren Vella President BidenJoe BidenPence refused to leave Capitol during riot: book Father and son police officers charged with joining Proud Boys at Capitol riot On The Money: Five questions for Democrats on their .5T budget | Retail sales......

One year after John Lewis’ death, voting rights bills face bleak future in Congress

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Congressman John Lewis’ death last year galvanized many Democrats to honor the memory of the civil rights icon by working to pass comprehensive voting rights legislation, and inspired some to endorse eliminating the filibuster to allow these measures to be......

U.S. warns companies about the risks of doing business in Hong Kong as China clamps down on rights

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The national flags of the U.S. and China waving outside a building. Teh Eng Koon | AFP via Getty Images WASHINGTON – The Biden administration on Friday warned businesses with operations in Hong Kong of sweeping financial and regulatory risks......

U.N. rights boss calls on Cuba to release protesters

Reuters
GENEVA, July 16 (Reuters) – The U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Cuba on Friday to release protesters and several journalists arrested at demonstrations and denounced alleged excessive use of force against some of them. “It is particularly worrying that these include individuals allegedly held incommunicado and people......

Vice President Harris On Voting Rights, Democratic Budget Deal, Haiti Investigation : Up First

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NPR In an interview with NPR, Vice President Kamala Harris suggested that she has talked to senators about exceptions to the legislative filibuster in order to advance legislation on voting rights. Also, Senate Democrats say they have reached a budget agreement among themselves that envisions spending an enormous $3.5 trillion......

Team USA rights ship with blowout of Argentina

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LAS VEGAS — Team USA stabilized itself by putting together the most complete game of its Olympic preparation schedule, beating Argentina 108-80 on Tuesday night. After back-to-back losses that saw the Americans struggle with offensive execution and defensive stamina, they showed more traction on both fronts 12 days before their......

Texas Democrats discuss voting rights with top White House officials after fleeing state

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Texas Democrats discuss voting rights with top White House officials after fleeing state – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Democratic lawmakers from Texas are trying to block a pair of restrictive voting bills by fleeing the state during a......

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......

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