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Trump Sues House Jan. 6 Committee to Avoid Testifying

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Kenny Stancil, Common Dreams Less than a month after he expressed eagerness to provide testimony on live television, former President Donald Trump sued the House January 6 panel to block a subpoena ordering him to testify. In a lawsuit filed Friday night in the Southern District of Florida, Trump’s legal …

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Democrats Beat Election-Denying Secretary of State Candidates in Arizona and Nevada

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On Friday night, two additional Democratic candidates for secretary of state defeated Republicans who endorsed former President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential contest was stolen, delivering another blow to far-right conspiracy theorists running for top elections posts. In Arizona, Democrat Adrian Fontes beat his Republican opponent Mark Finchem, …

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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Wins Tight Race For Reelection

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By Joshua Fechter, The Texas Tribune Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, considered a rising star among Texas Democrats, overcame a vigorous challenge from a well-funded Republican opponent Tuesday night and barely held on to her seat overseeing the state’s most populous urban county. Hidalgo faced a steep fundraising disadvantage, attacks …

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How Tennessee Disenfranchised 21% Of Its Black Citizens

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by Bianca Fortis This story was originally published by ProPublica Leola Scott recently decided to become a more active citizen. The 55-year-old resident of Dyersburg, Tennessee, was driven to action after her son was stabbed to death and nobody was charged. In August, Scott tried to register to vote. That’s …

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Congress Heads Back To D.C. For A Hectic Lame-Duck Session

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Jennifer Shutt, Georgia Recorder Congress returns to Capitol Hill and a lengthy to-do list next week, following a six-week midterm elections break that saw Democrats outperform expectations and Republicans barely inch toward the U.S. House majority. On the agenda are same-sex marriage legislation, a huge defense bill, changes in how …

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