Politics

Nevada Rural County Delays Approval of Primary Voting Results

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elected officials in a rural Nevada county decided Thursday to delay certification of the results of the 317 ballots cast in their jurisdiction during the state’s June 14 primaries until Friday. The decision in Esmeralda County, the least populous county in the state, comes a week after lawmakers in a Republican-leaning …

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President-elect appears to be building coalition government

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) – President-elect Gustavo Petro, who has vowed to help the poor and disenfranchised Colombians, has gained the support of an influential establishment party as he attempts to build a majority coalition in Congress. Petro, a former mayor of Bogotá and member of the rebel group M-19 who was disarmed decades ago, has …

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GOP Rep Claims She Was Against QAnon With Her Pro-QAnon Tweets

Fox news Brand New Republican Congresswoman Mayra Flores wasn’t too happy on Thursday when Fox News anchors Sandra Smith and John Roberts tried to ask her about her past support for the unhinged QAnon conspiracy theory, chiding the hosts for “staying focused on the issues that matter”. In addition to her attempts to repeatedly change …

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Five Takeaways From The Fifth Day Of January 6 U.S. Capitol Hearings

By Ross Colvin WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The fifth day of congressional hearings on Jan. 6, 2021, the attack on the US Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump heard the then-president pressure the Justice Department to help him rise to power to stay after he lost the 2020 election. The selected House of Representatives committee investigating …

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Biden’s administration proposes to forgive $6 billion in student debt for 200,000 people in settlement

The Biden administration this week agreed to forgive about $6 billion in federal student debt for about 200,000 people attending schools it claimed had defrauded them. The Department of Education said it would clear debt for the borrowers in a proposed settlement filed in federal court on Wednesday. The settlement concerns a class-action lawsuit filed …

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Analysis: US Supreme Court ruling provides ammunition for gun laws

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court ruling lifting New York state restrictions on carrying concealed pistols in public is likely to provide legal ammunition to challenge other regulations in the country, even if Congress passes considering modest reforms. In a 6-3 ruling, the court recognized for the first time …

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Who Are The 15 Republican Senators Who Voted For The Guns Bill? And why?

Fifteen Republicans voted late Thursday to pass gun safety legislation, the first of its kind in three decades. Ten Republicans were part of the first bill negotiations in May, after mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas pressure lawmakers to come together on legislation. The bill, known as the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, …

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States brace for battle over gun laws after Supreme Court ruling

PROVIDENCE, RI (AP) — The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a New York gun-license law has led states with robust firearms restrictions to try to respond on two fronts — to find out what concealed carry measures they’re allowed to impose, while also preparing to defend a wide range of other gun control policies. The …

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GOP unit? Some seek reconciliation after difficult primaries

CHARLESTON, SC (AP) — Two days after losing a bitter primaries to a rival she once considered “sold out” because she occasionally worked with Democrats, Katie Arrington appeared at a “unit meeting” to urge Republicans in South Carolina to come together and Rep. Nancy Mace in the fall general election. Republicans, Arrington said, “can fight …

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