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Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 1.27.22

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

It's not an accident that ACA enrollments reached an all-time high

Celebrating the new ACA enrollment totals, President Joe Biden said, "This did not happen by accident." By any fair measure, he has a point.
Image: Obamacare Tax Subsidies Supreme Court
Image: Obamacare Tax Subsidies Supreme Court

In Biden's first year, economic growth reached a 37-year high

Kevin McCarthy argued last year that Joe Biden's policies "have stalled our recovery," adding, "Bidenomics is bad for America." Yeah, about that...
Image: President Joe Biden leaves after speaking about the December jobs report on Jan. 7, 2022.
Image: President Joe Biden leaves after speaking about the December jobs report on Jan. 7, 2022.

The right's book-banning campaign reaches a new level

The right's renewed book-banning campaign appears to be intensifying, even as many conservatives complain about "cancel culture."
Image: Woman at the library, she is searching books on the bookshelf.
Image: Woman at the library, she is searching books on the bookshelf.
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Rand Paul concocts a new FDA plot to 'punish' conservatives

As Rand Paul sees it, federal officials are deliberately limiting access to Covid treatments as part of a scheme to "punish" conservatives. That's insane.
Image: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the confirmation hearing for Vivek Murthy and Rachel Levine before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee Feb. 25, 2021 on Capitol Hill.
Image: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the confirmation hearing for Vivek Murthy and Rachel Levine before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee Feb. 25, 2021 on Capitol Hill.
10h ago

Following McConnell's example, Dems to move quickly on Biden's court pick

In October 2020, Republicans proved that it's possible to confirm a Supreme Court nominee in a month. Democrats are eager to adopt the GOP's model.
Image: Speaker Pelosi Announces Impeachment Managers, Signs And Transmits Articles To Senate For Trial
Image: Speaker Pelosi Announces Impeachment Managers, Signs And Transmits Articles To Senate For Trial

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Breyer appears to have taken Republicans' not-so-subtle advice on retirement

Justice Stephen Breyer will retire from the Supreme Court at the end of this term, creating a rare opportunity for President Joe Biden.
Image: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in 2010.
Image: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in 2010.
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Opponents of vaccines requirements won't stop with Covid-19

Some are eager to ban all vaccine requirements, not just those related to Covid-19. It's an inevitable endpoint to a dangerous position.
A Los Angeles County Department of Public Health worker administers a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinic at Los Angeles International Airport on Dec. 22, 2021.
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Why the White House said DeSantis' new Covid position is 'crazy'

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Image: Ron DeSantis
Image: Ron DeSantis
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Why the latest court defeat for a pro-Trump lawyer matters

John Eastman filed suit to hide materials from the Jan. 6 committee. He lost his case in ways that are likely to reverberate in important ways.
Image: John Eastman Lawsuit
Image: John Eastman Lawsuit
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Rick Scott touts Everglades investments from bill he opposed

Rick Scott said he was "proud" to help secure new Everglades investments. He neglected to mention that he opposed the bill that provided the funds.
Image: Rick Scott
Image: Rick Scott
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Justice Dept confirms investigation into fake, pro-Trump electors

For the first time, the Justice Department has confirmed that the pro-Trump fake-electors scheme is facing a federal law enforcement investigation.
Image: The Justice Department Seal.
Image: The Justice Department Seal.
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On Jan. 6 questions, Alex Jones is the latest to plead the Fifth

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Image: Infowars host Alex Jones
Image: Infowars host Alex Jones