How Tennessee Disenfranchised 21% Of Its Black Citizens


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


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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DOJ Appeals As Trump Judge Blocks Student Debt Relief

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The Justice Department filed an appeal Thursday after a Trump-appointed federal judge in Texas blocked the Biden administration’s student debt cancellation program nationwide, declaring it “unlawful” on grounds that legal experts criticized as laughable. The 26-page ruling by Mark Pittman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of …

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Even Red-State Voters Back Abortion Rights Via Ballot Questions, Rejecting Court Ruling

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Jennifer Shutt, Virginia Mercury Voters in five states — including GOP-dominated Kentucky — backed abortion rights Tuesday, signaling that while the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority no longer believes the procedure is protected within the U.S. Constitution, many Americans want their states to do just that. California, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana …

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Georgia U.S. Senate Race Headed For A Dec. 6 Runoff

Sen. Raphael Warnock

Ross Williams, Georgia Recorder Control of the U.S. Senate once again might hinge on Georgia, as voters in the Peach State will head back to the polls next month in a runoff election. Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and former professional football player and GOP nominee Herschel Walker are in a …

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Democrats Went All-In On Abortion. For Many, It Worked.


Shefali Luthra, Grace Panetta Originally published by The 19th Abortion rights advocates had a strong showing in Tuesday’s midterm elections, holding several key governorships and beating back Republican gains in state legislatures. And though several abortion-related ballot measures have not yet been called, most states with abortion on the ballot …

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