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The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case that could further gut the Voting Rights Act and its protections for minority voters

People wait in line to vote at a polling place at the Scottsdale Plaza Shopping Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, on November 3, 2020. OLIVIER TOURON/AFP via Getty Images The Supreme Court heard arguments in crucial Voting Rights Act cases on Tuesday.  Brnovich vs. Democratic National Committee will test Section 2 of the VRA. The case centers around the legality of two Arizona voting restrictions. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Supreme Court heard arguments Tue...
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The Supreme Court is hearing arguments Tuesday in a case that could further gut the Voting Rights Act and its protections for minority voters

People wait in line to vote at a polling place at the Scottsdale Plaza Shopping Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, on November 3, 2020. OLIVIER TOURON/AFP via Getty Images The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in crucial Voting Rights Act cases on Tuesday.  Brnovich vs. Democratic National Committee will test Section 2 of the VRA. The case centers around the legality of two Arizona voting restrictions. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Supreme Court is hearing arg...
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The Voting Rights Act isn’t a moving target, but the 9th Circuit’s test would turn it into one

This article is part of a symposium on the upcoming argument in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. Our case preview is here. Megan A. Larrondo and Robert A. Berry are deputy attorneys general for the state of Idaho, which joined an amicus brief on behalf... The post The Voting Rights Act isn’t a moving target, but the 9th Circuit’s test would turn it into one appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Law, Idaho, 9th Circuit, Democratic National Committee, Brnovich, Megan A Larrondo, Robert A Berry


Gov. Ron DeSantis faces backlash from Florida Democrats after he says flags will be flown at half-staff to honor Rush Limbaugh

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (L) announced Friday that flags would be flown at half-staff to honor late radio host Rush Limbaugh (R). Joe Raedle/Getty Images, Jim WATSON/AFP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced flags will fly at half-staff to honor Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh, the conservative and often offensive radio host, died this week aged 70. His announcement sparked an immediate backlash from Democrats. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Rep...
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Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act: Equal opportunity vs. disparate impact

This article is the first entry in a symposium on the upcoming argument in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. Our case preview is here. Christopher Kieser is an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation. He filed an amicus brief on behalf of the foundation and... The post Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act: Equal opportunity vs. disparate impact appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Law, Democratic National Committee, Pacific Legal Foundation, Brnovich, Christopher Kieser


Iowa and New Hampshire shouldn't vote first anymore, says former DNC chair Tom Perez: 'The status quo is clearly unacceptable.'

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), (R), greets DNC Chairman Tom Perez, (L) on stage as he gets ready to speak to a crowd of supporters at a Democratic unity rally at the Rail Event Center on April 21, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. George Frey/Getty Images Former DNC chair Tom Perez said his party should change how it votes for a presidential nominee. "The status quo is clearly unacceptable," Perez said in an interview with The New York Times. Perez said a more diverse state or set of states shoul...
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GOP Sen. Mike Lee defended Trump's incitement of the deadly Capitol attack by saying 'everyone's entitled to a mulligan'

Donald Trump golfing at Trump International Golf Links course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP Sen. Mike Lee said Trump deserves a "mulligan" over the Capitol siege.  Lee said Trump's January 6 speech wasn't very different from statements made by Democrats. The Utah Republican on Tuesday voted against bipartisan impeachment trial rules. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah in a Tuesday interview with Fox News sugges...
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The wife of Amazon's new CEO-to-be donated to Bernie Sanders in 2016

Bernie Sanders. Reuters Elana Jassy, the wife of the newly announced Amazon CEO-to-be Andy Jassy, donated to Sen. Bernie Sanders during his 2016 bid for the presidency.Elana Jassy gave $250 to Sanders' campaign in February 2016, during his primary contest against Hillary Clinton for the presidential nomination, according to FEC records published by the Center for Responsive Politics. She donated $750 to Clinton in July of that year, after she won the Democratic nomination.Jeff Bezos announc...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals she is a survivor of sexual assault and compares Republicans to abusers for urging Americans to move on from the insurrection

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on November 19 outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Monday night that she was a survivor of sexual assault. She said the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6 had compounded her trauma. She accused the GOP of using "the tactics of abusers" by advising her to "move on." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed th...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Sexual Assault, Republicans, Trends, Gop, Donald Trump, Capitol, Democratic National Committee, US Capitol, Katie Porter, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Ryan Khosravi, Capitol Siege


Joe Biden's administration doesn't trust Boris Johnson because of his ties to Trump

Business Insider Joe Biden and Boris Johnson Getty Boris Johnson has an uphill battle to shake off his associations with Trump and build a relationship with Biden. Allies of Biden say the prime minister's past comments and ties to Trump are a hurdle to the two men building a strong relationship. "Do I believe that Boris is liked by [the administration]? No," one Biden surrogate told Insider. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It was a sign of quite how keen Boris...
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Jaime Harrison officially elected Democratic National Committee chair

Former South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison has officially been elected the next chair of the Democratic National Committee, winning the organization's election after President Joe Biden selected him for the top political job.
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Southern Californians eagerly await — or dread — Joe Biden’s inauguration

Four years ago this week, Rick Reiss, while visiting his wife’s family in the Philippines, got up at 3 a.m. to watch President Donald Trump’s inauguration. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Reiss will be home in Temecula. But instead of watching President-elect Joe Biden’s swearing-in, Reiss might grab his “Don’t Tread on Me” flag and join fellow conservatives at an outdoor rally. “With what’s happening now, obviously I’m not happy about how things turned out,” he said. “I’m not in a depression though … I’...
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Fox News required its settlement with the family of killed DNC staffer Seth Rich remain undisclosed until after the 2020 election

A close-up of the Fox News Channel website with a picture of President Donald Trump displayed on a smartphone. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images In settling a lawsuit with the parents of Seth Rich, the DNC staffer murdered in 2016, Fox News stipulated the settlement remain private until after the 2020 election, reported.  The multi-million dollar settlement was announced at the end of November, more than a month after it was reached on October 12, according to the ...
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Kamala Harris prepares for central role in Biden White House

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office. But that’s only where her boundary-breaking role begins. With the confluence of crises confronting Joe Biden’s administration — and an evenly divided Senate in which she would deliver the tie-breaking vote — Harris is shaping up to be a central player in...
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Will Marketers Stop Funding Media Garbage Masquerading As News?

Faux News agreed to pay millions of dollars to the family of Seth Rich, the Democratic National Committee staff member who was murdered in Washington, D.C. in 2016. As part of the legal settlement, the details of the case were kept quiet until after the election and the resounding defeat of Don Trump. Ben Smith, […] The post Will Marketers Stop Funding Media Garbage Masquerading As News? appeared first on Adpulp.
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EMA warns over doctored COVID-19 vaccine data hacked and leaked online

The European Medical Agency (EMA) has warned that information on COVID-19-related medicines and vaccines, which was stolen in a cyber attack last December and leaked online earlier this week, includes correspondence that’s been manipulated prior to publication “in a way which could undermine trust in vaccines”. It’s not clear exactly how the information — which includes schematics of drug structures and correspondence relating to evaluation processes for COVID-19 vaccines — has been doctored. We...
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In an expletive-filled rant, Trump told an aide to never mention Nixon's name again, as some call for him to resign

Getty President Donald Trump has refused calls to resign after he was impeached earlier this week. Trump has been extremely opposed to the idea and has forbidden aides from mentioning former President Richard Nixon.  Nixon resigned after the House Judiciary Committee voted to move ahead with his impeachment proceedings in 1974.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump told an advisor to never bring up former President Richard Nixon's name ever again in a...
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Biden taps Atlanta mayor with Democratic National Committee post

Local and education news for metro Atlanta from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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Seth Rich conspiracy theorists retract and apologize for false statements as they settle lawsuit

A businessman and a fringe internet activist who each played key roles in the conspiracy theory about Seth Rich, the slain Democratic National Committee staffer whose death was used by right-wing activists as a vehicle to help exonerate Russia from its 2016 election meddling, retracted and apologized for their statements this week.
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Jamie Harrison will be the next DNC chairman, according to report

Former Senate candidate Jamie Harrison SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Jamie Harrison of South Carolina will be next to lead the Democratic National Committee, according to the New York Times. President-elect Joe Biden plans to name Harrison to the position, the Times reported. Harrison's run against Sen. Lindsey Graham in November broke fundraising records and earned him a reputation as a fundraising juggernaut. Going into the 2022 midterms, Harrison will try to keep the Democrats from los...
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Jaime Harrison will be the next DNC chairman, according to report

Former Senate candidate Jamie Harrison SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Jaime Harrison of South Carolina will be next to lead the Democratic National Committee, according to the New York Times. President-elect Joe Biden plans to name Harrison to the position, the Times reported. Harrison's run against Sen. Lindsey Graham in November broke fundraising records and earned him a reputation as a fundraising juggernaut. Going into the 2022 midterms, Harrison will try to keep the Democrats from los...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, Barack Obama, Dnc, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, House, New York Times, Fundraising, Graham, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Yale University


The FBI and the DOJ are investigating 'significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy' after the Capitol riot

Pro-Trump protesters at a rally in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters Michael Sherwin, the acting US attorney in Washington, DC, said Tuesday that the FBI and the Justice Department were looking into "significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy" after the Capitol riot. The "scope and scale" of the Capitol-riot investigation is unprecedented in FBI and DOJ history, Sherwin said at a press conference. He added that his office had opened more than 170 subject...
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Democratic National Committee eyes new mandate in post-Trump era

The Democratic National Committee is on the precipice of a dramatic change, shifting its role from oppositional force challenging Donald Trump at every turn to a political megaphone for a Democrat-dominated Washington.
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Inside the Capitol: chaos, violence, mockery as pro-Trump mob occupied Congress

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ANDREW TAYLOR, LISA MASCARO and CALVIN WOODWARD WASHINGTON (AP) — “Where are they?” a Trump supporter demanded in a crowd of dozens roaming the halls of the Capitol, bearing Trump flags and pounding on doors. They — lawmakers, staff members and more — were hiding under tables, hunkered in lockdowns, saying prayers and seeing the fruits of the country’s divisions up close and violent. Guns were drawn. A woman was shot and killed by police, and three others died in apparent...
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DC police chief says 3 people died of medical complications as pro-Trump rioters violently stormed the US Capitol

Trump supporters face off with police and security forces in front of the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. - Donald Trump's supporters stormed a session of Congress held today, January 6, to certify Joe Biden's election win, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence at the heart of American democracy and accusations the president was attempting a coup. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images DC Police Chief Robert Contee III said during a press conference late Wedne...
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DC police chief says 3 people died of medical complications as pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol

Supporters of President Donald Trump facing off with police officers and security forces in front of the US Capitol on Wednesday. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images Chief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, said at a press conference late Wednesday evening that three people died from medical conditions during rioters' takeover of the US Capitol. One woman and two men were reported dead on or around the Capitol grounds in separate "medical emergenc...
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DC police say 3 died of medical complications as pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol, bringing death toll to 4

Trump supporters face off with police and security forces in front of the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. - Donald Trump's supporters stormed a session of Congress held today, January 6, to certify Joe Biden's election win, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence at the heart of American democracy and accusations the president was attempting a coup. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images DC Police Chief Robert Contee III said during a press conference late Wedne...
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Woman killed in U.S. Capitol occupation reported to be from San Diego

Four people died as supporters of President Donald Trump violently occupied the U.S. Capitol, officials said Wednesday night. Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said the dead on Wednesday included a woman who was shot by the U.S. Capitol Police, as well as three others who died in “medical emergencies.” Police said both law enforcement and Trump supporters deployed chemical irritants during the hourslong occupation of the Capitol building before it was cleared Wednesday evening by law ...
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Explosive device found at Republican National Committee, and detonated safely — DNC evacuated as precaution

The New York Times reports an explosive device was found at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee in Washington and the nearby headquarters of the Democratic National Committee was evacuated. From the New York Times: An explosive device was found at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee in Washington and the nearby headquarters of the Democratic National Committee was evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious package on Wednesday, according to three peop...
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Carl Bernstein says Trump's call asking a Georgia official to help him overturn Biden's win is 'worse than Watergate'

Carl Bernstein on CNN on January 3, 2020. CNN Carl Bernstein, whose reporting on Watergate led to Richard Nixon's resignation, appeared on CNN Sunday to discuss a call between President Trump and the Georgia secretary of state.  Trump asked Brad Raffensperger Georgia to "find" more votes to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's win of the state.  Comparing his evidence against Nixon to the new audio, Bernstein said Trump's call was "far worse" and "the ultimate smoking gun." He said that "...
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