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'We are running out of time': Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs urges Senate to pass voting-rights legislation

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs last week urged the Senate to pass voting-rights legislation. Hobbs said that Republicans are "are laying the groundwork to steal" the 2024 presidential election. The For the People Act will face a likely GOP-led filibuster on the Senate floor this week. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs last week urged the US Senate to...
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Chris Christie says 'not much was accomplished' during Biden's trip to Europe, but 'no damage was done'

Former Gov. Chris Christie speaks onstage during the Concordia Annual Summit in September 2019. Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit Chris Christie says that "not much was accomplished, but no damage was done" during Biden's trip. The G-7, NATO, and Geneva summits were Biden's first international meetings since taking office. While in Geneva, Biden had a long-awaited meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Fo...
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Massachusetts rep calls 21 Republicans 'cowards' for voting against honoring law enforcement working during the Capitol riot

Protesters broke into Capitol Building on January 06, 2021. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern called some of his GOP colleagues "cowards" in an interview with WBZ-TV. 21 House Republicans voted against honoring law enforcement who worked during the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. "There's something that's terribly wrong with the Republican party," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern on Sunday ...
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Lindsey Graham calls the Democrats' voting-rights bill 'the biggest power grab' in US history, rejects Manchin compromise proposal

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a news conference in Washington on January 7, 2021. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday continued to reject the premise of the For the People Act. Graham said that he would also oppose Sen. Joe Manchin's compromise proposal. "We had the largest turnout in the history the US, and states are in charge of voting in America," he said. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. GOP Sen. Lin...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, US, America, West Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, House, Mitch McConnell


Column: Why the GOP is slow to condemn political violence

A survey after the insurrection in January found that 56% of Republicans agreed that force might be needed to save “the traditional...
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Could the Court Toss a Ban on Partisan Gerrymandering?

Last week I noted that even if Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is watering down the For the People Act, his somewhat diminished version is still very much worth fighting for. Part of my argument is that the ban on partisan gerrymandering is likely the most important part of the legislation. And Manchin appears to be saying that he supports that part of the bill. Now, a number of you have written in to ask how excited we can be about that given the GOP majority (yes, intentional usage) Supreme Court w...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Gop, Republican Party, Josh Marshall, Manchin, Sen Joe Manchin, Editors' Blog


Ron Johnson, Who Fought Juneteenth as Holiday, Booed at Celebration of It in Milwaukee

On Saturday the GOP senator was heckled by a crowd celebrating the creation of the new federal holiday.
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Trump backs challenger to GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski who voted to convict him in second impeachment trial

GOP Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka. AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File Former President Trump has backed Kelly Tshibaka over Lisa Murkowski in the 2022 Alaska Senate race. Trump continues to smart over Murkowski voting to convict him in his second impeachment trial. Tshibaka, the former state commissioner of administration, has several Trump alums in her campaign. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Former President Donald Trump on Friday backed a Republican challenger to GO...
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Over 50 House Republicans call on Biden to replace Harris in leading immigration efforts at US-Mexico border

Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden speaks about distribution of COVID-19 vaccines at the White House on May 17, 2021. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Over 50 Republicans have called on Biden to replace Vice President Harris in immigration efforts at the border. "Harris has not yet shown adequate interest in observing this crisis first-hand," the group said. The administration has emphasized that Harris is not a "czar" in charge of managing the border. Sign up for the 10 Things...
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Activists fight back as Juneteenth milestone is undercut by GOP discriminatory voting bills

As America finally recognizes the importance of Juneteenth, the full potential of a symbolic new milestone for equality is being undermined by Republican moves to make it harder for many Black Americans to vote.
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GOP congressman lashes out at Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday: 'Are we going to do one for the Native American Indians?'

Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rep. Ralph Norman criticized the creation of a federal holiday for Juneteenth. "How many holidays do we want?" he asked. "Are we going to do one for the Native American Indians?" Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers delivered news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Wednesday, the House voted 415-14 to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Slavery, Republican Party, Biden, South Carolina, Amtrak, Kamala Harris, Abraham Lincoln, Jacquelyn Martin


8 GOP reps who voted against making Juneteenth a national holiday appeared to close their offices anyway: report

Al Drago/Getty Images GOP lawmakers who opposed the creation of a federal holiday for Juneteenth closed their offices Friday anyway, BuzzFeed News reported. In total, 14 members of Congress opposed the new holiday, and eight of them appeared to close their office. The bill unanimously passed the Senate and was signed by President Biden on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eight GOP members of Congress who voted against the bill that established Juneteenth as a fed...
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GOP reps who voted against Juneteenth closed offices anyway

According to a BuzzFeed News report, eight of the 14 GOP reps who opposed the creation of a new federal holiday for Juneteeth closed...
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Meet 2 Americans who just lost unemployment benefits as thousands of workers are cut off from $300 per week

Carlos Ponce joins a protest in in Miami Springs, Florida, asking senators to continue unemployment benefits past July 31, 2020. Joe Raedle/Getty Images As of June 19th, a dozen states have prematurely ended their federal unemployment benefits. Those $300 weekly benefits weren't set to expire until September, but 25 GOP-led states have opted out. Workers in Missouri and Alabama, two states where benefits ended, tell Insider they need assistance. See more stories on Insider's busin...
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Georgia removes 100,000 names from voter rolls

• Analysis: Murkowski is now Enemy No. 1 for Trump • Brown presses GOP lawmaker to denounce new Capitol riot conspiracy
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The US job market is about to turn into a giant science experiment - with millions of Americans as guinea pigs

Carlos Ponce joins a protest in in Miami Springs, Florida, asking senators to continue unemployment benefits past July 31, 2020. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Half of US states are cutting off enhanced unemployment benefits over the next few weeks. This is going to throw millions of Americans into a real-world economic experiment that could hurt many people. Biden and the federal government could step in, but America's misguided tradition of a hands of federal government is stopping them. T...
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GOP’s ‘Offensively Absurd’ Spin On Capitol Riot Gets A Firm Debunking

Seven Republican claims about the Jan. 6 insurrection were dismantled by CNN’s Brianna Keilar and John Berman.
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Fed up with Congress, Democratic activists worried about state voter restrictions take matters into their own hands

The Republican brick wall blocking election overhaul legislation in the Senate is forcing Democratic activists to get creative. They're striking out on their own in key states, attempting to arm their voters with tools to circumvent scores of new state bills moving through GOP-controlled legislatures that will make it harder for many of their voters to vote.
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Activists are redoubling their efforts to register voters, educating them about new regulations pushed by GOP-led legislatures

The Republican brick wall blocking election overhaul legislation in the Senate is forcing Democratic activists to get creative. They're striking out on their own in key states, attempting to arm their voters with tools to circumvent scores of new state bills moving through GOP-controlled legislatures that will make it harder for many of their voters to vote.
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Trump backs Murkowski challenger, says GOP incumbent has 'got to go'

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Alaska Republican Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka Friday, saying the GOP incumbent Lisa Murkowski...
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Morning Memo: Sorry, Suckas, Obamacare Isn’t Going Anywhere

A lot of things have happened. Here are some of them. The Death Blow To The GOP's Anti-Obamacare Crusade House Republican leadership is indicating that they've given up their war against Obamacare after the Supreme Court killed Texas’ challenge to it yesterday. House GOP leadership released a statement predictably complaining about  Obamacare but notably didn't say anything about another attempt to kill the law. Obama cheered SCOTUS' decision. "This ruling reaffirms what we have long...
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This GOP senator is now Enemy No. 1 for Trump

On Friday afternoon, former President Donald Trump made it official: He is actively working to oust Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in next year's Republican primary.
Tags: Cnn, Gop, Alaska, Donald Trump, Trump, Lisa Murkowski


Fierce Capitol attacks on police seen in body-cam videos

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | Associated Press Videos released under court order provide a chilling new look at the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including body camera footage that shows a man charging at a police officer with a flagpole and tackling him to the ground. Federal judges ordered the release of the videos after media organizations, including The Associated Press, went to court to request that the Department of Justice provide access. The videos are being presented as evidence in p...
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Brown presses GOP lawmaker to denounce new Capitol riot conspiracy

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) shares her reaction to the latest videos released from the January 6 Capitol riot with CNN's Pamela Brown.
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Why GOP-Led States Are Banning the Police From Enforcing Federal Gun Laws

Missouri has become the latest state to throw down a broad challenge to the enforcement of federal firearms laws, as...
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Ted Cruz says he hopes 'formidable' Matthew McConaughey doesn't run for Texas governor

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (L) and Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey (R). Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool/AFP via Getty Images/NBC Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday he hopes Matthew McConaughey does not get into politics. The "Dallas Buyers Club" star has previously said he's considering running for Texas governor. Cruz said the actor would pose a "formidable" challenge to Greg Abbott, who is up for reelection. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ted Cruz said he hopes Matthew...
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McConnell, GOP senators come out against tweaked election reform bill

Senate Republicans, led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, vowed to shoot down an altered version of the For the People Act election...
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How an Air Force vet became a Capitol rioter

• Brown presses GOP lawmaker to denounce new Capitol riot conspiracy • Opinion: Republicans appeased the extremists -- and now they're paying the price
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Republicans are using baffling legalese and underhanded tactics to quietly push through their deeply unpopular policies. Don't fall for their shady tricks.

CAPTION HERE Montinique Monroe/Getty Image; Samantha Lee/Insider The GOP's agenda isn't popular, so right-wing lawmakers around the country are using technical workarounds. Right-wing policies like abortion restrictions don't necessarily need to go into effect to be effective. Relying on confusion and stalling tactics is the right-wing approach. Eoin Higgins is a journalist in New England. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stori...
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The GOP's hopes on striking an infrastructure deal with Biden: torching his proposed tax hikes

From left, Senate Minority Whip John Thune of South Dakota, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair Roy Blunt of Missouri. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Senate Republicans increasingly believe striking an infrastructure deal with Biden could derail some of his tax hikes. Not every Senate Democrat is onboard with Biden's planned programs or methods to finance them. Passing a party-line bill is "going to take a lot of coordination in ...
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