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More women and more Black women than ever ran for Congress in 2020, but they still lost ground

In 2020, Black women set a new record – 117 entered primaries for the House and 13 for the U.S. Senate, according to the Center for American Women and Politics. In total, 643 women were candidates in congressional primary and...

California’s Progressive — and Expensive — Health Care Ambitions Rely on Biden Win

Angela Hart November 2, 2020 SACRAMENTO — For deep blue California, where first-in-the-nation health care proposals regularly flood the Democratic agenda, there could not be more at stake in the presidential race. If Republican President Donald Trump prevails, Democratic state lawmakers worry,...

Hospitalized? You Can Still Vote in Most Parts of the Country

Bernard J. Wolfson November 2, 2020 Johnathon Talamantes, of South-Central Los Angeles, broke his hip in a car accident on Oct. 22 and underwent surgery five days later at a public hospital near downtown. His post-op recovery will keep him in...

You have rights when you go to vote – and many people are there to help if there’s trouble at the polls

Daniel R. Birdsong, University of Dayton Despite all the challenges to this year’s election – long lines, calls for voter intimidation, baseless claims of fraud – voting is a fundamental civil right. As a political scientist who studies campaigns and elections,...

Americans living and serving overseas could tilt the 2020 election – if only they voted

Monica Duffy Toft, Tufts University U.S. citizens who live abroad are a largely untapped voter pool big enough to decide the presidency. In the 2000 contested presidential election, Republican candidate George W. Bush’s campaign relied on 680 overseas military ballots to...
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Remarkable -Biden calling Republicans fascists is like the pot calling the kettle black 8/28/22

At a rally in front of Democratic donors, President Joe Biden called out those he labels as extreme Republicans,...
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