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Georgia Republicans inch closer to a takeover of elections in state’s largest county
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Georgia Republicans inch closer to a takeover of elections in state’s largest county

Republican lawmakers in Georgia are requesting that the state undertake a performance review of local election officials in Fulton County — a move that could result in a GOP takeover of election operations in a heavily Democratic region of this battleground state. A letter sent Friday to the State Board of Elections and signed by…MORE

Senate confirms Biden’s pick to serve as US Citizenship and Immigration Services director
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Senate confirms Biden’s pick to serve as US Citizenship and Immigration Services director

The Senate confirmed Ur Jaddou to serve as US Citizenship and Immigration Services director on Friday, delivering the agency a permanent head — and the first woman to hold that position — after years of acting leadership. As the Biden administration has rolled out a series of immigration measures over recent months, the nominated leaders…MORE

Fact-checking RNC false tweet about Surgeon General’s masks comments

Fact-checking RNC false tweet about Surgeon General’s masks comments

The recent change of mask guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created some confusion and also ample opportunity for political attacks against President Joe Biden’s administration, some of which rely on misinterpretations from partisan sources. Late Thursday evening for example, one of the Republican National Committee’s Twitter accounts made a…MORE

Biden’s Justice Department says IRS ‘must’ hand over Trump tax returns to Congress
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Biden’s Justice Department says IRS ‘must’ hand over Trump tax returns to Congress

The Justice Department told the Treasury Department that it “must” turn over former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee, which first requested them more than two years ago. The direction came in an opinion released Friday by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, which provides legal advice to…MORE

Audit push by Pennsylvania GOP lawmaker hits roadblock as counties decline to hand over election materials
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Audit push by Pennsylvania GOP lawmaker hits roadblock as counties decline to hand over election materials

A Pennsylvania Republican’s effort to launch a ballot audit of the 2020 results in the Keystone State has hit a roadblock after three counties declined to hand over their election materials and voting machines. Earlier this month, Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano asked Philadelphia County, Tioga County and York County to voluntarily turn over materials…MORE

Senate votes to move ahead on trillion-dollar bipartisan infrastructure deal
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Senate votes to move ahead on trillion-dollar bipartisan infrastructure deal

The Senate took the next step on Friday to bring up a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal that will fulfill key priorities in President Joe Biden’s agenda. Senators votedĀ 66-28 on a motion to proceed, a vote that will open up the legislative package to potential changes through the amendment process. It remains to be…MORE

Biden says Western wildfires demand ‘urgent action’ in meeting with governors
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Biden says Western wildfires demand ‘urgent action’ in meeting with governors

President Joe Biden said Friday the wildfires intensifying in the West demand “urgent action” as he met with seven governors to discuss how states are responding to the wildfires and how the federal government can best assist. “We can’t ignore how the overlapping and intertwined factors — extreme heat, prolonged drought and supercharged wildfire conditions…MORE

Biden to accept award from Kosovo on behalf of his son Beau
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Biden to accept award from Kosovo on behalf of his son Beau

President Joe Biden on Sunday will accept an award from the President of Kosovo on behalf of his son Beau Biden for his work helping to strengthen the war-torn country’s justice system, according to a White House official. Biden’s pre-taped message, which was shared with CNN, will air during a ceremony in Kosovo to formally…MORE

Trump to DOJ last December: ‘Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me’
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Trump to DOJ last December: ‘Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me’

Former President Donald Trump pressured his incoming acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to declare that the election was corrupt in an attempt to help Republican members of Congress try to overturn the election result, according to notes of a December 2020 call Trump held with Rosen and acting deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue. Donoghue provided…MORE

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