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EXPLAINER: Why are Texas Democrats camped out in Washington?

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Texas State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, dean of the Texas House of Representatives, speaks as Democratic members of the Texas legislature hold a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Texas Democrats are starting a second week of holing up in Washington to block new voting laws back home. More than 50 Democrats in…

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Fighting The Big Lie

July 16, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden delivers a speech on voting rights at the National Constitution Center, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Joe Biden came to Philadelphia this week to talk about what his administration is doing about voting rights. But, if you were hoping he’d push for filibuster reform, you…

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Eric Adams wins Democratic primary in NYC’s mayoral race

July 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Mayoral candidate Eric Adams mingles with supporters during his election night party, late Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen) By Karen Matthews ASSOCIATED  PRESS  NEW YORK  — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City after appealing to the political center…

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Police killings, other racial injustice cases pending in US

July 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Tamala Payne, center, with attorney Sean Walton, participates in a protest march against the shooting of her son, Casey Goodson Jr. in Columbus, Ohio. The final coroner’s report released Thursday, March 18, 2021, indicated Goodson was shot five times in the back by a white Ohio sheriff’s deputy last December. Relatives of the…

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EXPLAINER: What’s next now that the GOP has blocked the voting bill?

June 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., center, flanked by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., talks to reporters before a key test vote on the For the People Act, a sweeping bill that would overhaul the election system and voting rights, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 22,…

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Blunt message, search for answers mark VP’s 1st foreign trip

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Vice President Kamala Harris and Guatemala’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Pedro Brolo wave at her arrival ceremony in Guatemala City, Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Guatemalan Air Force Central Command. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) By Alexandra Jaffe ASSOCIATED PRESS  MEXICO CITY— Vice President Kamala Harris came to Latin America to deliver a message rather…

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GOP blocks bipartisan probe of deadly Jan. 6 riot at Capitol

May 28, 2021

FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. Black activists are coming out strongly against a growing narrative among conservatives that equates last week’s deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol to last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests over racial injustice.(AP…

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Biden to visit Tulsa for 100th anniversary of race massacre

May 28, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool) ASSOCIATED PRESS  TULSA, Okla.  — President Joe Biden will visit Tulsa next week to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1921 massacre that…

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Some Republicans worry voting limits will hurt the GOP, too

May 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Gerald Welty sits the House Chamber at the Texas Capitol as he waits to hear debate on voter legislation in Austin, Texas, Thursday, May 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) By Christina A. Cassidy and Ryan J. Foley ASSOCIATED PRESS  As Republicans march ahead with their campaign to tighten voting laws in political battlegrounds,…

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