Judge

Federal judge rejects Tennessee drag show ban as unconstitutional

WASHINGTON – A federal judge has ruled that Tennessee’s law restricting drag. Performances in public or where children are present was unconstitutional. Hitting efforts in US states to regulate LGBTQ behavior. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill passed by the state Assembly in February. Aimed at limiting drag performances, putting the state at the […]

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Pledge

GOP requires pledge to back nominee for first presidential debate

The Republican National Committee requires presidential hopefuls to pledge to support. The party’s eventual nominee if they want to take part in the GOP’s first primary debate in Milwaukee on Aug. 23. The pledge comes as a handful of Republican presidential candidates hedged. On whether they would support former President Donald Trump. If he wins […]

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Texas

Here’s what’s going on with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s impeachment

The Texas Republican Party has been in some turmoil in recent weeks as the Republican. -Controlled legislature took the extraordinary step of impeaching. State Attorney General Ken Paxton, also a Republican. Paxton is now only the third official in Texas history to be impeached. And he will soon face trial in the state Senate. Late […]

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Oregon

Oregon Democrats vote to fine absent senators amid longest walkout in Legislature’s history

Salem, Ore. — Oregon Senate Democrats plan to begin fining their absent colleagues amid a month-long. Republican walkout, a move they hope will push boycotting lawmakers. Back into the chamber as hundreds of bills stall amid partisan impasse. In a procedural move Thursday, Democrats voted to fine. Senators $325 each time their absence denies. The […]

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Judge

Judge recuses himself from Disney suit against DeSantis and accuses governor of ‘rank judge-shopping’

A federal judge in Florida recused himself Thursday from overseeing the. Walt Disney Co.’s lawsuit against GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, saying he has a relative. Who owns Disney stock and could be affected by the outcome of the case.   In a filing in the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Judge […]

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma high court strikes down 2 abortion bans; procedure remains illegal in most cases

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. That two state laws banning Abortion are unconstitutional. But the procedure is illegal in the state in almost. All cases except life-threatening situations. In a 6-3 ruling, the high court said the two bans are unconstitutional because. They must a “medical emergency” before a doctor can […]

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Biden

Biden-McCarthy debt ceiling bill heads for House passage after clearing key test vote

WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled Biden House moved toward a final vote. Wednesday on debt ceiling legislation negotiated by Speaker Kevin McCarthy. And President Joe Biden, a high-stakes moment for bills. Aimed at avoiding a catastrophic default. Although the McCarthy-Biden deal drew widespread criticism from GOP hard-liners. Who argued that its spending cuts and conservative provisions […]

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Human

A.I. poses human extinction risk on par with nuclear war, Sam Altman and other tech leaders warn

Artificial intelligence could lead to human extinction and reducing. The risks associated with the technology should be a global priority. Industry experts and technology leaders said in an open letter. “Reducing the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority. Along with other societal-scale risks such as pandemics. And nuclear war,” the statement […]

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Democratic

The stark numbers driving Democratic panic about a third-party 2024 bid

Of all the reasons Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in 2020. But Hillary Clinton didn’t four years ago. One looms especially large for the upcoming presidential election: third-party vote share. In 2016, 6% of all voters cast ballots for third-party and write-in candidates. With Libertarian Gary Johnson receiving more than 3% of the national vote. […]

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