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Federal court blocks Alabama’s new congressional map

Federal court blocks Alabama’s new congressional map

A federal court blocked Alabama’s newly drawn congressional map on Monday, ruling that it likely violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act because it only includes one district where Black voters have the opportunity to elect a candidate of their choice. The order gives the legislature 14 days to draw a new map that…MORE

House Committee on Ethics opening reviews of two lawmakers
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House Committee on Ethics opening reviews of two lawmakers

A nonpartisan House panel has called on two lawmakers to face a broader ethics investigation after allegations emerged of improper use of federal resources. The House Committee on Ethics announced on Monday that it is continuing two investigations based on reports from October 2021 published by the Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics. The…MORE

Trump lawyer ordered to respond to January 6 committee subpoena for his Chapman University emails
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Trump lawyer ordered to respond to January 6 committee subpoena for his Chapman University emails

A federal judge is forcing a conservative lawyer who had worked with then-President Donald Trump’s legal team to respond to a House select committee subpoena of his former employer for his emails — setting congressional investigators up to receive access to information they’ve wanted for months but had not been able to get. A lawyer…MORE

Cleveland suburbs offer window into how pandemic policies could shape midterm election
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Cleveland suburbs offer window into how pandemic policies could shape midterm election

The political fight over pandemic policy is playing out in America’s suburbs, where some of the same voters — namely suburban women — who propelled Democrats to big wins in the 2018 and 2020 elections are now breaking ranks ahead of this year’s midterms. One window into the brewing fight is in northeastern Ohio. A…MORE

Biden caught on hot mic calling Fox reporter ‘a stupid son of a bitch’
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Biden caught on hot mic calling Fox reporter ‘a stupid son of a bitch’

President Joe Biden was heard calling a reporter from the Fox channel a “stupid son of a bitch” on a hot microphone following a White House event Monday afternoon. The President’s profane remark came as reporters were shouting questions while exiting the East Room following a White House Competition Council meeting on efforts to lower…MORE

Florida state GOP lawmakers advance bill prohibiting schools from ‘encouraging’ talk of sexual orientation and gender identity in some classrooms
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Florida state GOP lawmakers advance bill prohibiting schools from ‘encouraging’ talk of sexual orientation and gender identity in some classrooms

Florida state lawmakers advanced a bill last week that would prohibit some schools from “encouraging” conversations about sexual orientation and gender identity in classrooms with young students. HB 1557, titled the Parental Rights in Education bill, was passed by the state House’s GOP-controlled Education and Employment Committee on Thursday by a vote of 15-5. Though…MORE

DA for Atlanta area granted special grand jury to probe Trump’s election interference
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DA for Atlanta area granted special grand jury to probe Trump’s election interference

An Atlanta-area district attorney investigating former President Donald Trump‘s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia will be allowed to seat a special grand jury this spring. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis requested last week to seat a special grand jury starting May 2. Fulton County Superior Court judges approved the request…MORE

Pro-Trump influencer sentenced to three years of probation for his participation in the Capitol riot
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Pro-Trump influencer sentenced to three years of probation for his participation in the Capitol riot

A pro-Trump organizer and social media influencer who spoke at a Washington, DC, rally the day before the US Capitol attack was sentenced to three years of probation on Monday. Brandon Straka, a self-described “former liberal” who founded the #WalkAway campaign to encourage people to leave the Democratic Party, admitted to recording himself telling the…MORE

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