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Congress overcomes GOP opposition, passes bill on gun violence

In the wake of deadly mass shootings, it was easy to predict nothing would happen. This time, however, the skeptics had reason to be pleasantly surprised.
Senate Moves Closer To Passing Gun Control Legislation
Senate Moves Closer To Passing Gun Control Legislation

Dissenting jurists: Overturning Roe undermines court’s legitimacy

All the Supreme Court has is its credibility. The more Republican-appointed justices treat the institution's legitimacy blithely, the more lasting the harm
Supreme Court Justices Pose For Formal Group Photo
Supreme Court Justices Pose For Formal Group Photo

Following Roe’s demise, Clarence Thomas eyes new targets

Now that Clarence Thomas has helped overturn Roe v. Wade, he's eager to roll back the clock on other American civil rights.
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Seeing Republican assurances that Roe was safe in a new light

It matters that Susan Collins was spectacularly wrong, but she wasn’t the only one: Republicans spent years assuring voters that Roe would endure.
FBI Director Wray Testifies On Budget In Senate Hearing
FBI Director Wray Testifies On Budget In Senate Hearing

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

A half-century after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, establishing a right to an abortion, Republican-appointed justices reversed course.
Awaiting Supreme Court Opinion On Roe V Wade Ruling
Awaiting Supreme Court Opinion On Roe V Wade Ruling

Why Trump’s ‘say the election was corrupt’ line seemed familiar

Trump told the Justice Department, “Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me" and GOP congressmen. He said something similar to Zelensky.
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Image: Donald Trump

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Ron Johnson is still struggling to make his Jan. 6 mess go away

Ron Johnson said he received forged election materials from a GOP congressman. The GOP congressman said otherwise as this mess got a little messier.
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GOP reps who sought Trump pardons have some explaining to do

There's new and compelling evidence that a half-dozen House Republicans sought pardons from Donald Trump, suggesting they feared criminal prosecution.
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Image: House Republicans Hold Hearing On 'Bidenflation'
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Thursday’s Mini-Report, 6.23.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
House January 6th Select Committee Holds Its Fifth Hearing
House January 6th Select Committee Holds Its Fifth Hearing
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Why it matters that the feds showed up at Jeffrey Clark’s door

Jeffrey Clark used his Justice Department position to help advance Trump's anti-election scheme. Now, federal law enforcement has shown up at his home.
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Jeffrey Clark
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Testimony links Freedom Caucus’ Biggs to anti-election efforts

The chair of the House Freedom Caucus contacted his home state’s House Speaker in the hopes that he'd help subvert the results of the 2020 election.
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Andy Biggs
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Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 6.23.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Kelli Ward speaks at a "Save America" Rally In Phoenix
Kelli Ward speaks at a "Save America" Rally In Phoenix
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Supreme Court dramatically expands gun rights in wake of major mass shootings

As Congress looks for ways to address gun violence, Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices are pushing in the opposite direction.
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Trump balks at a bipartisan gun bill for ridiculous reasons

Trump rejected the infrastructure bill because he didn’t want Biden to succeed where he’d failed. Now he’s doing the same thing on addressing gun violence.
Trump Holds Campaign Event in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Trump Holds Campaign Event in Hershey, Pennsylvania
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New subpoenas signal intensifying Justice Dept. probe into Jan. 6

When federal officials conduct this much “court-authorized law enforcement activity,” all on the same day, it's evidence of an intensifying investigation.
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Ron Johnson’s Jan. 6 mess leads to serious questions (and mockery)

As Stephen Colbert labels Rob Johnson “the dumbest person ever to sit in the United States Senate," the Wisconsin Republican is facing serious questions.
Senate Homeland Security Committee Holds Hearing On Government's Interagency Response To Coronavirus
Senate Homeland Security Committee Holds Hearing On Government's Interagency Response To Coronavirus
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Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 6.22.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Over 1,000 killed, 1,600 injured as earthquake jolts Afghanistan
Over 1,000 killed, 1,600 injured as earthquake jolts Afghanistan