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Top House Democrat to introduce separate bill to provide funding for Israel’s Iron Dome
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Top House Democrat to introduce separate bill to provide funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer pledged Tuesday to bring up a separate bill to provide funding for Israel’s Iron Dome later this week after it was removed from the final House-passed bill to prevent a government shutdown and suspend the nation’s borrowing limit. Though the $1 billion in funding allocated for the aerial defense system…MORE

Progressives say they plan to vote against bipartisan infrastructure bill next week
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Progressives say they plan to vote against bipartisan infrastructure bill next week

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is standing by her claim that her members will not vote for the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill without passing the $3.5 trillion package that is aimed at enacting President Joe Biden’s economic agenda. To those who think progressives are bluffing about voting down the…MORE

US Education Department opens investigation into Texas’ ban on school mask mandates

US Education Department opens investigation into Texas’ ban on school mask mandates

The US Education Department’s civil rights enforcement arm is opening an investigation to determine whether Texas’ ban on school mask mandates is preventing school districts from “considering or meeting the needs of students with disabilities.” The Department’s Office for Civil Rights sent a letter to Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Tuesday detailing how “OCR…MORE

Fact-checking Trump’s letter to Georgia secretary of state
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Fact-checking Trump’s letter to Georgia secretary of state

More than 10 months after the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump is still trying to claim victory in Georgia, a state that flipped from Trump in 2016 to Biden in 2020. Since just days after he lost, Trump has been tossing out debunked conspiracy theories over the election in Georgia, including in a now-notorious…MORE

READ: Trump lawyer’s full memo on plan for Pence to overturn the election
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READ: Trump lawyer’s full memo on plan for Pence to overturn the election

A six-page memo from a conservative lawyer working with then-President Donald Trump’s legal team outlines numerous scenarios for then-Vice President Mike Pence to subvert the Constitution and throw out the 2020 election results. Read the full memo, from conservative lawyer John Eastman and obtained by CNN: The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a…MORE

Small aircraft intercepted by fighter jet over Hudson River for violating temporary flight restriction during UN gathering
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Small aircraft intercepted by fighter jet over Hudson River for violating temporary flight restriction during UN gathering

A small aircraft flown by an Army instructor pilot was intercepted over the Hudson River Tuesday for violating the temporary flight restriction in place for the United Nations General Assembly gathering, which is taking place in New York City, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command and the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA said a…MORE

New York Times: Trump campaign was aware attorneys’ voting conspiracy theories were baseless, court documents show
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New York Times: Trump campaign was aware attorneys’ voting conspiracy theories were baseless, court documents show

Officials working for then-President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign were aware that the voting machine claims being pushed by pro-Trump attorneys were baseless, court documents obtained by The New York Times show. The documents — which were filed last week as part of a defamation lawsuit from a former employee of Dominion Voting Systems — reveal…MORE

‘I was coming to terms with dying’: Survivors of shootings give Supreme Court justices firsthand account of their experiences
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‘I was coming to terms with dying’: Survivors of shootings give Supreme Court justices firsthand account of their experiences

Survivors of shootings are giving the Supreme Court justices a first hand account of their experiences in a brief filed Tuesday in a case that could impact concealed carry and Second Amendment laws across the country. In hopes of influencing the court’s decision on a New York concealed carry law, the “friend of the court”…MORE

Texas governor signs bill tightening restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs
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Texas governor signs bill tightening restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs

Abortion-inducing drugs in Texas will now be harder to obtain after the state’s Republican governor recently signed restrictive legislation into law, weeks after another strict abortion law went into effect in the state. Senate Bill 4, signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday, prohibits a person “from providing an abortion‑inducing drug to a…MORE

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