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Senate Democrats brace for defeat on signature voting and election bill amid stiff GOP resistance

Senate Democrats are on track to suffer a stinging defeat Tuesday with Republican opposition expected to sink a voting and election bill that Democrats have made a signature priority, an outcome that will underscore the limits of the party's power with the narrowest possible Senate majority.
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The Democrats' secret weapon for 2022

• Senate Democrats brace for defeat on voting and election bill amid stiff GOP resistance
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How Democrats can defy history in 2022

The huge voter turnout over the past three elections could scramble the usual dynamics of midterm voting -- potentially providing Democrats their best chance to avoid losses next year that could cost them control of the House, the Senate or both.
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GOP Ready to Block Elections Bill in Senate Showdown

The Democrats’ expansive elections and voting bill is all but certain to be rejected in a key Senate test vote.
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Senate voting rights bill, NYC mayoral election, Amazon Prime Day: 5 things to know Tuesday

A sweeping voting rights bill could be considered in the Senate, NYC Democrats hold their mayoral primary and more news to start your Tuesday.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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LA artistic community teams up with elected officials to boost ‘Save The Performing Arts Act’

Actor Ben Guillory speaks out in support of art during a press conference with small BIPOC theater leaders supporting SB 805 (Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021) at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, June 21, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) City Councilman Kevin De León visits with Actor Edward James Olmos as they both came out to speak in support of SB 805 (Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021) during a press conference at the ...
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Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says his family's exclusive beach club has 'diversity in membership' amid claims it is all-white

Sheldon Whitehouse. Win McNamee/Getty Images Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island is under fire for his family's membership at a beach club. Whitehouse, a Democrat, said the exclusive club was "still working on" retaining nonwhite members. On Monday, he told reporters the oceanfront club "does in fact have diversity in membership." See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, is under fire for his family's membership at an ...
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The Senate’s “too-big-to-fail" plan

Several additional senators — from both parties — are expected to come out in favor of the bipartisan plan this week.
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Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure deal nears its big reveal

A group of senators has circulated a tentative plan on how they want to divvy up $579 billion in new spending on infrastructure,...
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Obama backs Manchin’s voting rights compromise before crucial Senate vote

Former president calls Democrats’ proposal a ‘product of compromise’ and says the future of the country is at stake
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Interactive: Meet seven defenders of the big lie

Chuck Schumer is confronting his most daunting series of legislative landmines in his young tenure as Senate majority leader, navigating conflicting demands from his left and his moderates -- all the while facing wary Republicans after years of partisan brawling with the hard-nosed New Yorker.
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US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing set for "Examining Federal Sentencing for Crack and Powder Cocaine"

On the morning of Tuesday, June 22, 2021, the US Senate Judiciary Committee has a hearing set for 10am titled "Examining Federal Sentencing for Crack and Powder Cocaine." The hearing should be available to watch at this link, where this list of witnesses are set out: Ms. Regina LaBelle, Acting Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy The Honorable Asa Hutchinson, Governor, State of Arkansas Mr. Matthew Charles, Justice Reform Fellow, FAMM The Honorable Russell Coleman, Member, Frost Bro...
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Manchin holds out until last minute on elections vote

Sen. Joe Manchin wants assurances that the Senate will amend the existing elections bill before he votes to advance it.
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Schumer Hammers That Republicans Are Gearing Up To Block All Debate On Major Voting Bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is preparing to bring the For the People Act to the floor Tuesday, the first push of the legislation that will almost certainly run straight into the filibuster buzzsaw.  [Author: Kate Riga]
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The rise of Lina Khan, a Big Tech critic who just assumed the helm of the country's most powerful antitrust enforcement agency

Lina Khan speaks during an April Senate meeting. SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images FTC chair Lina Khan is a graduate of Yale Law School and the author of "Amazon's Antitrust Paradox. Her paper and other government work have cemented her as a vocal critic of Big Tech. Khan helped the House investigate Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook over online competition. See more stories on Insider's business page. Lina Khan has been one of Big Tech's biggest critics - and she just took...
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Obama invokes January 6 insurrection to advocate for voting rights bill

Former President Barack Obama on Monday invoked the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol to advocate for a sweeping voting right bills set to be considered by the Senate, arguing the uprising proved Americans cannot "take our democracy for granted."
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In Senate Vote, Biden Sees 'Step Forward' for Elections Bill

The White House says the Senate’s work on an elections overhaul and changes offered by Sen_ Joe Manchin are a “step forward.”.
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Ex-NSA bigwig Chris Inglis appointed America's national cyber director by Senate

Plus: Impact of ransomware payments, CVS database not secured In brief Chris Inglis was last week appointed America’s national cyber director, responsible for coordinating the government’s computer security strategy and defending its networks. The former deputy director at the NSA, who spent nearly three decades at the agency, was approved by the Senate on Thursday.…
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Obama back in the spotlight to slam Republican's latest plan

Speaking at a teleconference town hall, former President Barack Obama took Senate Republicans to task for opposition to a debate over an election reform bill that would expand voting access.
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Obama slams GOP's opposition to voting reform

Speaking at a teleconference town hall, former President Barack Obama took Senate Republicans to task for opposition to a debate over an election reform bill that would expand voting access.
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Psaki says stepping up IRS enforcement would 'raise a great deal more' to pay for infrastructure than a gas tax increase

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Thursday, March 4, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The White House argues stepping up IRS enforcement would net more new money than raising the gas tax. Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday it would "raise a great deal more." The administration also wants to avoid raising fees on electric-vehicle drivers while raising more from the wealthy. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House ...
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McCloskey’s Beat Rap, Claim Victory in Plea Deal with Anti-gun Prosecutor

Published reports say a Nov. 1 trial date is tentatively set for Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple that stood outside their home last year to ward off protesters. (Screen snip, YT, PBS) U.S.A. –-( Almost a year ago, on 28 June 2020, a mob of loud, screaming BLM protestors in St. Louis, Missouri, followed the agitators/leaders into private property through a locked gate. Reacting to the threats, Mark and Patricia McCloskey grabbed two firearms, an AR-15 type rifle...
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Justices scale back “unreviewable authority” of administrative patent judges

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that more than 200 administrative patent judges in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office must be subject to greater supervision by the agency director in order to comply with the Constitution’s appointments clause. The decision in United States v. Arthrex, Inc. was fragmented. The court ruled 5-4 that the level of authority exercised by the patent judges is incompatible with the Constitution because the patent judges are not nominated by the president and confirmed...
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Senate Budget Uses NC Revenue Boon on More Tax Cuts, Capital

North Carolina Senate Republicans have unveiled a two-year state budget proposal that sticks to earlier spending limits even with recent news of a massive revenue windfall.
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'Forever War' Authorization Measure Faces Delay in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee's vote on the repeal of the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force that allowed the war in...
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Coalition Of Ohio's Eight Largest Schools Wants State Lawmakers To Make Changes In Budget

Leaders of Ohio’s eight largest school districts are urging lawmakers working on reconciling the difference between House and Senate passed budgets to remember how the outcome will affect many students.
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Canada: Friendly Tax Changes For Farms And Small Businesses Under Review - MLT Aikins LLP

The Senate of Canada is reviewing legislation which, if passed, would provide for greater flexibility and planning opportunities for tax-free intergenerational transfers of shares...
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Analysis: This poll should set off alarm bells for Senate Republicans

There have been a few constants over the past 40 or so years in Iowa: the butter cow at the state fair, the dominance of the University of Iowa's wrestling team and Chuck Grassley.
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Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming?

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Did Bidens’ ATF Nominee Chipman Lose His Duty Gun Or Not? What are They Hiding?

The lost gun allegation against ATF nominee David Chipman just won’t go away. WASHINTON, DC – -( As the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to vote up or down on the nomination of David Chipman to head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), there is a nagging question that just doesn’t seem to go away. While he was an ATF agent, did David Chipman lose his duty firearm? The Federalist raised the question earlier this month, and on Monday, the N...
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