Senate Delays Same-Sex Marriage Vote Until After Midterm Elections

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Jennifer Shutt, Arizona Mirror The U.S. Senate won’t vote on legislation to secure marriage equality for millions of Americans until after the midterm elections, bipartisan negotiators announced Thursday. The move follows weeks of behind-the-scenes discussions among five U.S. senators from both political parties who have been drafting an amendment to …

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Report: Justice Department Issues 40 Subpoenas In January 6 Probe

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The Justice Department has issued roughly 40 subpoenas to associates of former President Donald Trump, relating to the agency’s criminal investigation into the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and the 2020 Presidential election. The investigation is separate from the House Committee’s investigation and from the Justice Department’s other …

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West Virginia Lawmakers Pass Near-Total Abortion Ban

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Ian Karbal, Mountain State Spotlight The West Virginia Legislature has passed a near-total abortion ban, after negotiations among Republican lawmakers who seven weeks ago were unable to agree on how strict the ban should be. The state Senate passed the bill by a 22-7 vote. The House of Delegates approved it …

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Virginia AG Announces 20-Person ‘election integrity unit’

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Graham Moomaw, Virginia Mercury Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares is creating a new unit dedicated to ensuring “legality and purity in elections,” his office announced Friday. The 20-person team, the attorney general’s office said, will investigate and prosecute potential violations of election law and be a legal resource for state …

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