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Texas audit proposed by GOP would miss minor but real errors

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A group of Texas Republicans wants to audit the 2020 election results in just the large, mostly Democratic counties across the state. If they get their way, they’ll miss many of the real — but minor — errors in the state’s vote count.

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Texas audit proposed by GOP would miss minor but real errors

Pelosi, Democrats call on Biden to extend eviction ban

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic leaders are calling on the Biden administration to immediately extend the nation’s eviction moratorium House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders called on the Biden administration to immediately extend the nation's eviction moratorium, calling it a “moral imperative” to prevent Americans from being put out of their homes during a COVID-19 surge.

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Pelosi, Democrats call on Biden to extend eviction ban

US lawmakers finish $1 trillion infrastructure proposal

US senators on Sunday finalized a historic, trillion-dollar infrastructure proposal that is expected to be approved within days, Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said. If passed by Congress and signed into law, the bill would pump historic levels of federal funding into fixing US roads, bridges and waterways, ensuring broadband internet for all Americans and expanding clean energy programs.

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US lawmakers finish $1 trillion infrastructure proposal

Eastern governors could be model for California GOP comeback

Republicans are facing tough odds of ousting liberal Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election in heavily Democratic California California could witness a stunning turnabout in a nation of deeply polarized politics if the liberal state dumps Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and elects a Republican to fill his job in a September recall election.

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Eastern governors could be model for California GOP comeback

Ohio primary fight revives Democratic hostilities suppressed in Trump era

Tuesday will see Nina Turner and Shontel Brown square off in race that has turned nasty and could foreshadow midterm risks A hip-hop rendition of I Gotta Feeling on electric violin got the crowd jumping. The first glimpse of a 79-year-old democratic socialist got them whistling and whooping.

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Ohio primary fight revives Democratic hostilities suppressed in Trump era

Senate expects to move forward with infrastructure bill

Senators await text of $1tn package, key to Biden agenda AOC fires warning shot as progressives eye reconciliation bill A vote on a $1tn bipartisan infrastructure bill could be held “in a matter of days”, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday, as negotiators scrambled to finish writing the legislation.

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Senate expects to move forward with infrastructure bill

Cori Bush sleeps outside Capitol as progressive Democrats push to extend eviction moratorium

Housing experts say millions of Americans potentially face eviction without the ban US Representative Cori Bush slept outside the US Capitol building in a demonstration urging her Democratic colleagues to remain in Washington to vote to extend the federal eviction moratorium put in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cori Bush sleeps outside Capitol as progressive Democrats push to extend eviction moratorium

Millions face eviction after Biden refuses to extend tenant protections

MILLIONS of people face being evicted from their homes after Joe Biden refused to extend the eviction moratorium giving protections for tenants. The federal eviction moratorium ends today leaving those whose have struggled to pay their rent facing being booted out of their homes as the delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly.

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Millions face eviction after Biden refuses to extend tenant protections

Biden’s political appointments for ambassador posts rile career diplomats

Progressives had hoped for fewer Biden allies, more foreign service professionals Joe Biden is sticking to tradition as he slowly fills the vacancies in the ranks of ambassadors across the world, focussing on mixing longtime career diplomatic officials with figures with strong ties to himself and the Democratic party.

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Biden’s political appointments for ambassador posts rile career diplomats

Nearly 50% of Republicans believe there will be a time soon where 'patriotic Americans' will 'have to take the law into their own hands'

The YouGov survey for George Washington University was conducted in June It asked those polled to respond to the statement that there will be a time coming when 'patriotic Americans have to take the law into their own hands' The poll found that 47% of Republicans surveyed agreed with the statement

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Nearly 50% of Republicans believe there will be a time soon where 'patriotic Americans' will 'have to take the law into their own hands'

Carl Levin, Democratic Michigan senator who opposed Iraq war, dies at 87

Widely respected senator served six terms from 1978 Biden says Levin was ‘brilliant, humble and principled’ Carl Levin, a Democrat who was the longest-serving US senator from Michigan and who prominently opposed the rush to war in Iraq, has died. He was 87. Levin had a slightly rumpled, down-to-earth demeanor throughout a 36-year career in which he was a staunch supporter of his hometown auto industry.

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Carl Levin, Democratic Michigan senator who opposed Iraq war, dies at 87

Biden sees shortages to stop climate-change fueled wildfires

President Joe is sounding the alarm about the need for more resources to fight a series of wildfires in Western states Biden President Joe Biden is sounding the alarm about the need for more resources to fight a series of wildfires in western states, as climate change has worsened the spread and ferocity of the blazes.

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Biden sees shortages to stop climate-change fueled wildfires

Democratic swing vote Senator Kyrsten Sinema REFUSES to cancel her vacation to stay and make sure the infrastructure and budget bills get passed after Schumer said he could delay recess

Democratic swing vote, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, told Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that she would not be staying in town through the August recess Politico's Playbook reported Friday that Sinema told the party leader she would not be sticking around to vote That's problematic because the Democrats need every single vote to get a proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill through

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Democratic swing vote Senator Kyrsten Sinema REFUSES to cancel her vacation to stay and make sure the infrastructure and budget bills get passed after Schumer said he could delay recess

AP-NORC poll: Democrats optimistic but divided on compromise

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 6 in 10 Democrats say they’re optimistic about their party’s future Six months into Democrats’ unified control of Washington most Democrats are on board with President Joe Biden and where he's trying to take the country — even if they're divided on how to get there.

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AP-NORC poll: Democrats optimistic but divided on compromise

Sheila Jackson Lee is third Black lawmaker to be arrested during voting rights protests

Congress members Joyce Beatty and Hank Johnson were previously arrested for participating in separate demonstrations Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democratic representative of Texas, was arrested in Washington DC on Thursday while protesting lawmakers’ delay in passing legislation to protect voting rights, becoming the third member of the Congressional Black Caucus to be arrested for civil disobedience in recent weeks.

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Sheila Jackson Lee is third Black lawmaker to be arrested during voting rights protests

Kentucky state officials refuse to enforce virus mask rule

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has defended his mask requirement for state workers, brushing off criticism by GOP officials who said they won't enforce the mandate in their offices Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear defended his mask requirement for state workers Thursday, brushing off criticism by state GOP officials who announced that they would not enforce the mandate in their offices.

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Kentucky state officials refuse to enforce virus mask rule

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gives thunderous takedown of GOP voter fraud claims

New York representative says voter fraud is ‘less likely than being [struck] by lightning’ AOC: Mail-in voter fraud less likely than being ‘struck by lightening’ Democratic New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez provided a forceful takedown of Republican claims of voter fraud pushed by former President Donald Trump and his many supporters.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gives thunderous takedown of GOP voter fraud claims

BLM warns they will protest outside Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's office and home if his family doesn't quit 'all white' beach club

Mark Fisher, one of the directors of BLM Rhode Island, gave Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse an ultimatum on Wednesday He said either the Democratic senator could renounce his family's ties to the Bailey's Beach Club or BLM will start protesting outside his home and office The beach club has come under fire in recent months after the senator seemed to accept the premise that it was an 'all-white' club

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BLM warns they will protest outside Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's office and home if his family doesn't quit 'all white' beach club