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American Politics Just Got a Little More Corrupt Thanks to Ted Cruz and John Roberts

16 hours ago   |   The New Republic

As it wrestles with one of its most turbulent terms in decades, the Supreme Court on Monday did something all too familiar: It struck down part of a campaign-finance law that...
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Pennsylvania May Be Democrats' Best Hope for a Senate Pickup in 2022

16 hours ago   |   The New Republic

Barring a significant upset, John Fetterman will become the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania's open Senate seat on Tuesday. The hulking Pennsylvania lieutenant governor...
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Donald Trump's Gaffe About Roe Has Become America's Worrisome Future

1 day ago   |   The New Republic

In March 2016, when asked for the specifics of his proposal to outlaw abortion, at an MSNBC town hall, then-candidate Donald Trump dodged: “This presidential election is going...
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The Trump Hotel Is Gone, but Its Squalid Legacy Will Never Die

1 day ago   |   The New Republic

If you lived in Washington DC during the Trump years and felt any attachment to the place, you may have experienced, as I did, a double-take every time you walked along...
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The Dumb Reason a Book-Banning Republican Senator Got a Major Publishing Award

4 days ago   |   The New Republic

Speaking at the annual meeting of the Association of American Publishers on Monday, AAP president and CEO Maria Pallante addressed what may be the most pressing issue facing...
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If You Can't Love Biden, He'll Settle for You Hating Trump

4 days ago   |   The New Republic

Politics today is organized around not affinities but aversions. That's why President Joe Biden, in the runup to the midterm elections, is suddenly talking about the...
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Hope Is Not Naïve; It's the Only Path to Victory

4 days ago   |   The New Republic

Hope is important, now more than ever. I don't suggest that we can or should be blindly optimistic. Far from it. Our very democracy and our ability to solve the problems all...
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House Democrats Are Backing Abortion Foe Henry Cuellar at the Worst Possible Moment

5 days ago   |   The New Republic

With the Supreme Court apparently set to overturn Roe v. Wade in the next several weeks, the right to an abortion will almost certainly be the biggest issue for Democratic...
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Ukraine's Corrupt Oligarchs Are Looking Toward the West to Rehab Their Reputations

5 days ago   |   The New Republic

As Russia continues to flail in Ukraine, a cast of familiar figures are attempting to suddenly rebrand themselves as alleged pro-Western forces on the right side of the fight...
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Overturning Roe Could Make Ectopic Pregnancies Extremely Dangerous

6 days ago   |   The New Republic

With the looming prospect of the Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, several Republican-led states are lining up bills to restrict access to abortion. But enacting...
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Florida clinical trial shows promise in fighting Alzheimer's disease

Florida clinical trial shows promise in fighting Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth leading cause among those over age 65. Read more ...

Woman held after man shot in Upstate shooting, deputies say

Woman held after man shot in Upstate shooting, deputies say

An Upstate woman is being detained and questioned after a Tuesday night shooting deputies are calling domestic-related. Read more ...

Clemson Baseball drops final midweek contest of the season at Coastal 17-2

Clemson Baseball drops final midweek contest of the season at Coastal 17-2

The Tigers will finish their regular season with a three-game series at home against Boston College this weekend Read more ...

Madison Cawthorn Loses GOP Primary Amid Controversies

Cawthorn had Trump's backing even after a scandalous stretch-but it wasn't enough to prevent an apparent primary defeat for the freshman congressman. Read more ...

3 Houston-area stores targeted by same jewelry heist, owners say

Since our story of the Alvin store robbed off a pricey Rolex aired, two other stores say the same men robbed them using the same method. Read more ...

Heavy rain expected with storms that roll in late Tuesday, early Wednesday

Heavy rain expected with storms that roll in late Tuesday, early Wednesday

Kansas City area is in a T-storm watch until 4 a.m. Read more ...

No Charges for Cop Randy Wetzel, Who Shot Unarmed Black Man Maurice Gordon

New Jersey State Police Sergeant Randy Wetzel fatally shot 28-year-old Maurice Gordon following a May 2020 speeding stop. Read more ...

Mike Lindell wants Elon Musk to use his 'big presence' to probe the MyPillow...

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is looking to sit down with Elon Musk for a "15 minute presentation" on the former's baseless voter fraud claims. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Mike... Read more ...

Rising Water Levels Have Some Minnesota Resort Owners On Edge

Rising Water Levels Have Some Minnesota Resort Owners On Edge

KABETOGAMA, Minn. - Just along the shores of Voyageurs National Park, Jennifer Gelo is sitting watching the water creep closer - gobbling up her docks and inching towards her... Read more ...

What Are The Benefits Of Ramp Meters?

What Are The Benefits Of Ramp Meters?

MINNEAPOLIS - It's a part of your commute that might seem like it's slowing you down. But in reality, it's actually speeding things up and keeping you safe. If you've hit the... Read more ...