Civics 101

Colorado Judge To Resign After Admitting To Use Of Racial Slur

A judge in Colorado’s largest judicial district will resign after using a racial slur, employing derogatory language to speak about another judge, espousing opinions about racial justice from the bench and directing court employees to work on her personal business. The Colorado Supreme Court on Friday censured 18th Judicial District …

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Global Death Toll From COVID-19 Passes 3 Million

Just a little over a year after the coronavirus was first identified, the world has recorded more than 3 million deaths Saturday from the disease. More than 140 million people around the world have contracted COVID-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The United States has the most COVID-19 …

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Nearly 40% Of Marines Have Declined COVID-19 Vaccine

Nearly 40% of United States Marines who have been offered the COVID-19 vaccine have declined it, according to the Pentagon. Of the 123,500 Marines that have had access to the vaccine, 75,500 Marines are either fully vaccinated or have only received one dose while about 48,000 have declined it, Communication …

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Sen. Thom Tillis To Have Surgery For Prostate Cancer

North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced on Monday that he has prostate cancer, but is expecting to make a full recovery. Tillis, who served in the House before winning a Senate seat in 2015, said he will have surgery next week. “I am blessed that my cancer was detected relatively …

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Judge Drops Terrorism Charges In Michigan Gov. Kidnapping Plot

A Michigan judge on Monday dismissed terrorism charges against three men accused in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Judge Michael Klaeren ruled in a preliminary examination there wasn’t enough probable cause for threat of terrorism charges against two of the eight militia members charged in the plot, …

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Opponents Of Georgia Voting Law Call For Boycott Of State

Opponents of Georgia’s new voting law are threatening to boycott Georgia and some of the biggest corporations based in the state. Some of the changes in the voting law that opponents are against include requiring an ID number to apply for an absentee ballot, cut off absentee ballot applications 11 …

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Opinion: Black to Normal 2021: How the No Charges Verdict for The Jacob Blake Case Shows How Little Progress Was Made After The Racial Reckoning of 2020

  At 4:17pm, on January 5th, 2021, MSNBC broke from it’s 24/7 coverage of the Georgia Runoff and growing crowds to protest the electoral college coronation of Joe Biden in DC, to announce BREAKING NEWS. The Kenosha, Wisconsin police officers who shot Jacob Blake  seven times in the back will not …

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Civics 101 – Lame Duck

In politics, a lame duck or outgoing politician is an elected official whose successor has already been elected or will be soon. The official is often seen as having less influence with other politicians due to the limited time left in office. Key Points The phrase “lame duck” was coined …

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