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Arizona abortion protest: Police release tear gas, lawmakers ‘held hostage’ in Senate building

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"Protesters threatened to break the AZ Senate entryway glass," Republican Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers tweeted, as members were in the middle of voting on a series of bills. The situation escalated into a "host...

Republican lawmaker’s campaign office, pro-life center vandalized: ‘Domestic terrorist group’

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"It was defaced with spray paint. Of course, they signed their signature Jane’s Revenge. They kicked in all of our windows. Our front door just made a significant mess, but made a point that they were opposed to the ...

AZ lawmakers look to vote on final bills before adjournment

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Waiting in the wings for Friday's expected last day of the session was one of the most contentious bills of the year, a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher system that passed the House on Wednesda...

Politico reporter: Two Democratic lawmakers told me ‘nobody gives a bleep about January 6’

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During a panel discussion on "Meet the Press NOW," NBC anchor Chuck Todd cited a Quinnipiac poll that asked Americans if they thought former President Trump "truly believed there was voter fraud" in the 2020 presiden...

Republican lawmakers call out Rep. Schiff, ask Capitol police for info on arrests of Colbert show staffers

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The group of seven was arrested around 8:30 p.m. in the Longworth House Office Building and charged with unlawful entry.  Earlier in the day, they conducted interviews with members of the Jan. 6 Select Committee, inc...

Lawmakers want answers after Stephen Colbert employees arrested at Capitol for unlawful entry

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Days after Democrats on the House January 6 Committee called on Rep. Barry Loudermilk's, R-Ga, to answer questions about a tour he gave the day before the Capitol riot, several people, including CBS employees who wor...

Lawmakers to highlight humanitarian crisis at border ‘colonias,’ in southern Texas hearing

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The Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, chaired by Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., will tour "colonias" near McAllen, Texas, in the district of committee member Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas.  ...

New York Times: ‘Many Democratic lawmakers’ are concerned by Biden’s leadership, feel U.S. is ‘falling apart’

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The piece also implied that the Jan. 6 Committee is Biden’s last chance before the midterm elections to persuade swing voters who are more fixated on inflation.  According to reporters Reid Epstein and Jennifer Medin...

Washington Post: 29 Arizona lawmakers received messages from Ginni Thomas in apparent bid to swap out Biden electors

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Virginia "Ginni" Thomas' efforts to call on state lawmakers to disrupt President Joe Biden's 2020 election win were broader than previously known, with The Washington Post reporting Friday that the wife of Supreme C...

Lawmakers reject EU’s centerpiece climate legislation as energy pressures bite

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Lawmakers from the European parliament on Wednesday rejected several key pieces of climate legislation for slashing greenhouse gas emissions after conservative factions tried to have them watered down. In a vote, p...

Colorado Catholic bishops ask lawmakers who voted for abortion law to refrain from communion

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Voting for the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA), the bishops wrote, was "participating in a gravely sinful action because it facilitates the killing of innocent unborn babies."  Colorado State capitol ...

NY lawmakers pass bills to tighten state gun laws, including raising the minimum age to buy a semiautomatic rifle

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New York state lawmakers passed several bills on Thursday to tighten state gun laws, including a bill that would raise the minimum age to 21 to buy a semiautomatic rifle. Lawmakers also passed a bill that would ban ...

Pro-life lawmakers push ‘forced-birth’ laws, view women as ‘incubating machines,’ Washington Post op-ed says

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The pro-choice piece, published Tuesday, laid the foundations of an argument in favor of women whose bodies underwent dramatic changes consequential to pregnancy and began with author Kate Manning giving a brief disc...

Supreme Court paves way for DOJ to subpoena Texas lawmakers in Voting Rights Act challenge to redistricting maps

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied an emergency request from three Texas state legislators seeking to quash subpoenas from the US Justice Department and voting rights groups related to a challenge to state legislat...

Amid accounts of ‘appalling’ and ‘brutal’ treatment of fans at the Champions League Final, lawmakers call for answers

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There is a blame game going on after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool, with differing positions adopted by lawmakers in the UK and France amid allegations of "appalling" and "brutal" trea...

Miami Heat urges fans to demand gun reform from lawmakers as Marco Rubio calls out NBA over ties to China

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"The Heat organization, the Boston Celtics, and NBA family also mourn those who lost their lives in the senseless shooting that took place yesterday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Our thoughts are with t...

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