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The epic standoff that created the 60-vote Senate

The epic standoff that created the 60-vote Senate

Democrats failed spectacularly this week to change filibuster rules in the Senate. The end results are twofold: The total collapse of Democrats’ effort to enact a national voting rights standard. The 60-vote threshold to overcome the filibuster and pass legislation in the Senate seems as immovable as ever. But the 60-vote threshold is relatively new.…MORE

Sinema censured by Arizona Democrats over filibuster stance that blocked voting rights legislation

Sinema censured by Arizona Democrats over filibuster stance that blocked voting rights legislation

The Arizona Democratic Party’s executive board announced Saturday that it formally censured Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for voting to maintain the Senate’s filibuster rules, effectively blocking Democrats’ voting legislation that is a key priority for the party. The symbolic gesture Saturday from Arizona Democrats adds to the mounting pressure Sinema is facing from those…MORE

Former Trump campaign adviser acknowledges being part of 2020 ‘alternate electors’ plot
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Former Trump campaign adviser acknowledges being part of 2020 ‘alternate electors’ plot

Boris Epshteyn, an adviser for former President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, acknowledged Friday that he was part of the effort to prop up so-called “alternate electors” to support Trump in key states. “Is that something you ever worked on or would support, for example, in Michigan?” MSNBC’s Ari Melber asked him Friday night. “Yes,…MORE

Videos show ‘Stop the Steal’ rally organizer saying he would work with extremist groups
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Videos show ‘Stop the Steal’ rally organizer saying he would work with extremist groups

An organizer of the “Stop the Steal” rallies that preceded the attack on the US Capitol a year ago said he would work with two extremist groups, who later had members charged in the attack, about providing security and housing for the January 6, 2021, rally in Washington. In previously unreported videos from the social…MORE

First US shipment of recently directed security assistance arrives in Ukraine

First US shipment of recently directed security assistance arrives in Ukraine

The first US shipment of recently directed security assistance has arrived in Ukraine, the US Embassy in Kyiv tweeted Friday night. The shipment “includes close to 200,000 pounds of lethal aid, including ammunition for the front line defenders of Ukraine,” according to the tweet. The development comes as the US has sought to convince Moscow…MORE

US Embassy in Kyiv asks State Dept. to authorize departure of nonessential personnel
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US Embassy in Kyiv asks State Dept. to authorize departure of nonessential personnel

The US Embassy in Kyiv has requested that the State Department authorize the departure of all nonessential staff and their families, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. A State Department spokesperson said they have “nothing to announce at this time,” adding, “We conduct rigorous contingency planning, as we always do, in the event…MORE

Black lawmakers walk out as Mississippi Senate passes legislation described as a critical race theory bill
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Black lawmakers walk out as Mississippi Senate passes legislation described as a critical race theory bill

Black members of Mississippi’s Senate walked out of the chamber in protest Friday before a vote on a bill described as a prohibition on critical race theory on the state legislative calendar. Senate Bill 2113 would forbid public schools in the state from forcing students to agree “that any sex, race, ethnicity, religion or national…MORE

Law enforcement and businesses prepare for vaccine mandate protest in nation’s capital
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Law enforcement and businesses prepare for vaccine mandate protest in nation’s capital

Law enforcement officials and businesses in the nation’s capital are preparing for an influx of anti-vaccine mandate activists and are also concerned that potentially large-scale demonstrations could attract extremist groups to the region this weekend. Ahead of the weekend, there has been extensive planning and information among the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland…MORE

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