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Expelled Black lawmaker Pearson to return to Tennessee House

April 14, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: State Rep. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, and expelled Rep. Justin Pearson, D-Memphis, raise their hands just before Jones takes the oath of office outside the state Capitol Monday, April 10, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. Jones, who along with Pearson was expelled last week over their role in a gun-control protest on the House floor…

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Manhattan DA sues Rep. Jordan over Trump indictment inquiry

April 14, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg participates in a news conference in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) By Michael R. Sisak And Farnoush Amiri ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg sued Rep. Jim Jordan on Tuesday, an extraordinary move as he seeks to halt a House…

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Tennessee’s House expels first of 3 Democrats for protest

April 10, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: From left, Tennessee state Rep. Justin Pearson, state Rep. Justin Jones and state Rep. Gloria Johnson hold their hands up as they exit the House Chamber doors at Tennessee state Capitol Building in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 3, 2023. In Tennessee, three Democratic House members are facing expulsion for using a bullhorn in…

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Johnson elected Chicago mayor in victory for progressives

April 10, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Chicago Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson celebrates with supporters after defeating Paul Vallas after the mayoral runoff election late Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) By Sara Burnett ASSOCIATED PRESS  CHICAGO — Brandon Johnson, a union organizer and former teacher, was elected as Chicago’s next mayor Tuesday in a major victory for…

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What to know about Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan DA investigating Trump

March 24, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg participates in a news conference in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. After a challenging first year in office, Manhattan’s district attorney is back in the spotlight with a reinvigorated investigation of former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Associated Press A New York grand jury investigating hush…

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How the last banking tumult fuels today’s populist politics

March 17, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: FDIC member Dedra Dorn distributes “frequently asked questions” hand outs to individuals at the Silicon Valley Bank’s headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., on Monday, March 13, 2023. The federal government intervened Sunday to secure funds for depositors to withdraw from Silicon Valley Bank after the banks collapse. Dozens of individuals waited in line…

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Here’s what Biden’s budget would mean — if it had a chance

March 10, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden talks to reporters after a lunch with Senate Democrats on his upcoming budget and political agenda, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2023. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) By Chris Megerian ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — With Republicans in control of the House, there’s no chance that President Joe…

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Scott speaks of ‘new American sunrise’ as he mulls WH bid

March 3, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. speaks during the Republican Party of Polk County Lincoln Dinner, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) By Thomas Beaumont ASSOCIATED PRESS  DES MOINES, Iowa — As Sen. Tim Scott weighs mounting a 2024 presidential candidacy, the Republican was in Iowa last Wednesday delivering…

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Biden declares ‘Kyiv stands’ in surprise visit to Ukraine

February 24, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden walks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral on a surprise visit, Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, in Kyiv. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) By Evan Vucci, John Leicester, Aamer Madhani and Zeke Miller ASSOCIATED PRESS  KYIV, Ukraine — President Joe Biden paid an unannounced visit to Ukraine on…

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House GOP votes to oust Democrat Omar from major committee

February 3, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 25, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) By Kevin Freking And Lisa Mascaro ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House voted after raucous debate Thursday to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the chamber’s Foreign Affairs…

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