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New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez Indicted For Second Time

Sen. Robert Menendez

Nikita Biryukov, New Jersey Monitor Federal authorities indicted U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez for the second time Friday, charging him with conspiracy to commit bribery and related offenses over his alleged aid to a North Jersey businessman and an attempt to disrupt criminal probes into allies. Menendez, a Democrat and New Jersey’s …

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McCarthy Sends Lawmakers Home as GOP Pushes US Toward Shutdown

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams “The House Republicans are a total shit show.” So said Congressman Robert Garcia (D-Calif.) Thursday afternoon, just over a week away from a potential U.S. government shutdown, as the fractured House Republican Conference once again proved incapable of passing anything resembling an appropriation. After far-right Republicans …

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Biden To Create New Office Of Gun Violence Prevention

President Biden

President Biden is set to announce the creation of a new office for gun violence prevention, marking an escalated effort by his administration to address the issue as legislative progress on gun control remains stalled in Congress. The announcement is expected to be made Friday at an event in the …

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Joining Nearly Two Dozen Other States, Pennsylvania Adds Automatic Voter Registration

Kim Lyons, Pennsylvania Capital-Star Pennsylvania will now automatically register eligible residents to vote when they renew their driver’s licenses or ID cards at PennDOT driver and photo license centers, Gov. Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday. “When running for governor, I made a commitment to bring automatic voter registration to Pennsylvania,” Shapiro …

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