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You can’t convince people you’re a Christian or love the messages of Jesus when you’re hurting the most vulnerable for a political stunt. Read more»

The FBI raid on former President Donald Trump has Republicans rallying to his defense, echoing his unfounded claims that it was a political hit job - but legal experts say there would have been a very high standard of probable cause to execute such a search. Read more»

There’s no shame in running for your life from an angry racist mob. If you’re in the path of a mob of white nationalists with nooses, you'd better run. And now we have video footage of a coward running for his life: Sen. Josh Hawley fleeing the Jan. 6 insurrectionists he himself egged on. Read more»

Roopali Desai, an Arizona attorney nominated for a seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, told skeptical senators at her confirmation hearing that her work as an advocate would not influence her decisions as a judge.

Republican senators on Wednesday grilled Arizona attorney Roopali Desai, a nominee to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, over her history of working for progressive causes and her work fighting claims of 2020 election fraud. Read more»

Instead of fleeing Texas in time of trouble as is his habit, Ted Cruz offered condolences, then expressed anger at anyone who might suggest we go after the weapons that were made to kill children. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed confusion as to why this stuff happens. This weekend, they will both be speaking at an NRA convention. This is why this keeps happening. This is why children continue to die in their classrooms. Read more»

Some of the Republicans asking Ketanji Brown Jackson questions were using their time, not asking serious questions for a nominee to the Supreme Court, but were instead auditioning for the 2024 presidential race…that is, if Donald Trump lets them run. Read more»

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson answers questions on March 22, 2022, from senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation hearing.

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday sharpened their criticisms of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, while Democrats on the evenly split panel said Jackson’s record as a federal trial judge and appeals judge showed she was an impartial jurist. Read more»

The Senate Wing of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Less than 36 hours out from a government shutdown deadline, the Senate passed short-term legislation Thursday night to keep the lights on and the federal government running through March 11 at levels agreed to by the previous Congress. Read more»

The Senate Wing of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Lawmakers are racing to pass short-term government spending legislation Thursday as they stare down a fast-approaching shutdown deadline, but Democratic absences and Republican demands for several votes on unrelated policies stand in the way of swift passage. Read more»

President Joe Biden's pledge to a appoint an black woman on the supreme court is hardly a new kind of promise.

Republicans have criticized Biden for pledging to nominate an African-American woman to the U.S. Supreme Court. They should read what former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump said about women they appointed. Read more»

Ted Cruz is a coward. He can’t defend his wife. He can’t defend his state. He can’t defend his country. Read more»

With federal voting rights legislation in the Senate failing again this year, lawmakers are facing renewed calls to allow an exception to the filibuster for voting rights bills.

Republican U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas joined GOP senators to block a federal voting rights bill that would have restored protections for voters of color and helped override some of Texas’s new elections restrictions and redistricted political maps. Read more»

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, left, said the Native American Voting Rights Act is needed to guarantee the vote on tribal lands, but attorney Sara Frankenstein, right, said the bill is too broad and will open the door to fraud.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez urged a Senate Judiciary subcommittee to support the Native American Voting Rights Act, which would set minimum federal requirements for voting on tribal lands, including early voting, mail-in balloting, ballot collecting and ID standards. Read more»

No one is currently leading the secretary of state's office because former Texas Secretary of State Ruth Ruggero Hughs resigned in May and Gov. Abbott has yet to replace her.

In a move Texas Democrats called “pitiful yet predictable” and “pure pandering” to backers of Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent, the Texas Secretary of State announced Thursday it is auditing the election results of the state’s four largest counties. Read more»

As of July, 18 states have passed 30 laws with restrictive voting provisions and Republicans have introduced more than 400 bills with restrictive voting provisions across 49 states.

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is planning to bring a comprehensive voting rights package to the Senate for a vote when the chamber returns next month after Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas blocked an attempt to advance the “For the People Act” for Senate debate. Read more»

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