Justice Dept. to Ask Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law

This post was originally published on this siteThe Texas law bans abortions when cardiac activity is detected, at around six weeks of pregnancy, and makes no exceptions for rape or incest.

Two GOP incumbents vow to run in redrawn West Virginia district

This post was originally published on this siteRedistricting in West Virginia is pitting two GOP House incumbents against each other in a newly drawn district, the first instance of the process forcing two lawmakers to run against each other as a result of new lines informed by the 2020 census.&…

Report: Sinema Digs In Heels To Oppose Corporate Tax Hike While Blocking Reconciliation

This post was originally published on this site At least part of the standstill over Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill is still rooted in Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s (D-AZ) refusal to up taxes on corporations and wealthy Americans, according to Insider.

Inflation Sets Off Alarms Around the World

This post was originally published on this siteMore than a dozen central banks have raised interest rates but two that haven’t are those that loom largest over the global economy: the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.

More than 10,000 John Deere workers go on strike in US

This post was originally published on this site More than 10,000 workers with Deere & Company launched a strike at 14 facilities across the United States Thursday after overwhelmingly rejecting a contract negotiated between the farm equipment company and union leadership. “Our members at John Deere strike for the ability to earn a decent living, […]

Indivisible launches project to protect Democratic incumbents in 2022

This post was originally published on this siteIndivisible, one of the country’s largest and most influential progressive groups, announced on Friday a new program dedicated to protecting a select slate of endangered Democratic congressional incumbents — seven House members and Georgia’s Sen. Raphael Warnock — ahead of next year’s midterm elections.

Biden’s soft-touch with Manchin, Sinema frustrates Democrats

This post was originally published on this siteA growing number of Senate Democrats are getting impatient with President Biden’s kid-love approach to negotiating with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).Biden’s approach has involved a lot of facetime and personal attention,…

Fishing industry worries Biden offshore wind effort will cost jobs

This post was originally published on this siteThe Biden administration’s push to expand offshore wind development is pitting advocates for commercial fishing against the renewable energy industry. The former is concerned about potential disruptions to their business, while the latter is…

Redistricting commissions descend into political warfare

This post was originally published on this siteAll across the country, commissions that were intended to make the redistricting process more transparent and nonpartisan have become fraught with political intrigue, finger-pointing and accusations of bad faith.In Virginia, a commission made up of…

Why is Virginia so important to Democrats? Heated governor’s race tests party, Biden before 2022 midterms

This post was originally published on this siteThe outcome could determine whether McAuliffe’s campaign is a blueprint for vulnerable Democrats or a warning sign for what’s to come.     

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