Stories tagged: "politics"


WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Protesters enter the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Rashid: So Many Right Wing Lies. Is A Platform of Ideas Too Much to Ask?

STAFFORD-During every election season, a new right wing lie seems to pop up. What happened to running on a platform of ideas, Qasim asks.

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Filibuster FAQs: What Is This Senate Procedure and Why Does It Matter for You?

While it’s easy to tune out all the political noise, the future of this Senate procedure does directly affect you and your family.

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.