Stories tagged: "politics"


Arkansas state Sen. Joyce Elliot on the right in 2013 (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
A Record Number of Black Women Are Running for Office

Traditionally, Black women candidates faced greater challenges running outside of majority Black districts, but this season more are also setting their sights on Republican-held seats.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Gina Ortiz Jones speaks to the media after the Bexar County Democratic Party election night watch party at The Herrera Law Firm in San Antonio. Ortiz Jones is among the LGBTQ candidates with a solid chance of winning a congressional seat in November 2020. (Lisa Krantz/The San Antonio Express-News via AP, File)
A Record 850 LGBTQ People Are Now Running for Office

The LGBTQ Victory Institute’s Out For America report out Thursday says a record 850 LGBTQ people are running for office this year.

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White House Focused on Politics, Not Saving Lives, Say CDC Officials

"We've been muzzled," one CDC official said.

Bright testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health  Thursday, May 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP)
Rick Bright’s Whistleblower Complaint: 4 Things You Need to Know

The top vaccine expert alleges that his bosses at the Department of Health and Human Services allowed “politics” and “cronyism” to dictate who received federal contracts.

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A Record Number of Women Are Running for Office in 2020

New data shows 295 women have already filed for office to run as Democrats, while 195 are Republican candidates.

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Republicans Are Using the Pandemic to Seize Control From Governors

The GOP lawmakers' strategy echoes earlier attempts in some states to curb the powers of Democratic governors. But this round comes with added health and political risk.

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Here Is the Lincoln Project Political Ad That Made Trump So Angry

The new ad, titled “Mourning in America,” blasted Trump’s response to the coronavirus crisis and highlighted the devastating public health and economic toll of the pandemic.