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Dems launch Tax Day ad campaign in Arizona to highlight GOP’s proposed tax increases

Democrats have launched a digital ad campaign in Arizona to remind voters in advance of Tax Day of a GOP plan - touted by Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott - that would raise taxes on half of Americans and an estimated 34% of Arizonans.... Read more»

Zelensky reminds Congress of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 in pleading for U.S. help for Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday invoked the Pearl Harbor attacks ahead of World War II and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, while urging the United States to do more to stop the Russian war against his country. ... Read more»

FactCheck

Capitol Police add field offices to investigate threats against members of Congress

In the wake the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, the U.S. Capitol Police announced it is adding field offices in Tampa and San Francisco to investigate threats against members of Congress - both cities located in states from where the agency is receiving a big bulk of the threats.... Read more»

Analysis

Provisional ballots protect voting rights — when they are counted

Provisional ballots are a proven fail-safe for voters across the country, but their role in the political dramas playing out this week illustrates how the little-understood tool can fall prey to political manipulation. ... Read more»

States to colleges: Prove you're worth it

States increasingly are funding colleges based on outcomes, such as whether their students graduate and on time. The strategy may be here to stay.... Read more»

Ad war winners take governors' mansions

Nearly all of the governors elected Tuesday dominated the airwaves in TV ads before voters went to the polls, bolstered by their campaign war chests and outside groups that advertised on their behalf. In Arizona, former ice cream exec Doug Ducey was buttressed by roughly $4 million in ads sponsored by outside actors, which added to the $5.7 million worth of airtime bought by his campaign. ... Read more»

Republican governors' victories make Medicaid expansion unlikely in 5 states

Tuesday’s re-election of Republican governors in closely contested races in Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, Maine and Kansas dims the chances of Medicaid expansion in those states.... Read more»1

Trayvon Martin

In gun control debate, no discussion of 'stand your ground'

Before the mass shootings in a Connecticut school, a Colorado theater, and a Wisconsin Sikh temple, a shot from Sanford, Fla., was heard around the world. One year ago, a neighborhood watch volunteer took the life of an unarmed teenager, inciting international outrage and causing President Obama to reflect on how the teen could have been his own son.... Read more»

Commentary

Why insurers want ObamaCare's Medicaid business

Pay no attention to GOP governors and House leaders; insurance firms need new customers.... Read more»

Justice Dep't to Florida: Stop voter purge

The U.S. Department of Justice has ordered Florida to halt its effort to purge noncitizens from the voter rolls. The Justice Department says that Florida’s effort appears to violate both the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which protects minorities, and the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, which governs voter purges.... Read more»

In Florida voter roll scrub, charges of suppression

Is a push to remove supposed "non-citizens" from Florida's voter rolls a political gambit? Most of those at risk of being removed from lists of registered voters are Hispanics, Democrats and independents.... Read more»

Texas may run out of death penalty drug

Texas, the state that led America in the largest number of executions last year, might be running out of the lethal drug used to administer the death penalty.... Read more»

Whoppers of Campaign 2010

Midterm elections are an embarrassment of riches for fact-checkers — this year more than others. With both parties fighting desperately control of the House and Senate, the amount of deceit in political advertising is at least as high as we’ve ever seen.... Read more»

Democrats mostly silent on health law in campaign ads

Democrats are mostly remaining silent on the new health law as they release advertisements in bids to retain their seats in Congress, NPR reports.... Read more»