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Elections

Trump Endorsed Candidates Lead (Updated)

[Editor’s note: These numbers are from the Arizona Secretary of State’s website as of 9 pm, Wednesday, August 3rd. We will be updating throughout the days as the Election Day votes are counted.] FEDERAL U.S. Senate Race Blake Masters    250,780    39.05% Jim Lamon    179,237    28.81% U.S. Representative, CD-2 Eli Crane   

Voter ID

Arizona back in court – again – as feds sue over tough voter ID law – Cronkite News

Voting rights advocates on Wednesday welcomed the Justice Department’s decision to sue over Arizona’s strict new voter ID law that federal officials called a “textbook violation of the National Voter Registration Act.” It’s just the latest legal challenge to election laws in Arizona, which have landed before the Supreme Court twice in recent years –

John Stossel

Opinion: Biden’s Real Deficit – John Stossel

The president now brags that he cut the deficit! “We’re on track,” he says, to have “the biggest decline in a single year ever in American history.” It’s actually true. But utterly deceitful. President Joe Biden’s deficit will be down from last year, but that’s only because he spent such gargantuan amounts then. For once,

Vaccine mandates

Texas order reflects growing GOP vaccine mandates hostility

With the governor of Texas leading the charge, conservative Republicans in several states are moving to block or undercut President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private employers before the regulations are even issued. The growing battle over what some see as overreach by the federal government is firing up a segment of the Republican

Elections

GOP filibuster blocks Democrats’ big voting rights bill

The Democrats’ sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law suffered a major setback in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a filibuster wall of Republican opposition to what would be the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation. The vote leaves the Democrats with no clear path forward, though President Joe Biden

Infrastructure

Biden objects to raising gas tax to pay for infrastructure

The White House made clear Friday that President Joe Biden was opposed to letting the federal gasoline tax rise at the rate of inflation to help pay for an infrastructure package that a bipartisan group of 21 senators is trying to craft. The gas tax increase was part of an early package that called for

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