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The 6 House Races Where Incumbents Are Likely To Face Another Incumbent

The 6 House Races Where Incumbents Are Likely To Face Another Incumbent

Redistricting may reshape the electoral playing field for a U.S. House incumbent in different ways — a seat might become much safer, more vulnerable or even cease to exist. But on rare occasions, changes wrought by redistricting can also pit two incumbents against one another in the next election. In some cases, incumbents from the same party meet in a primary faceoff; at other times, members from opposing parties confront each other in a general election showdown. Most election cycles…

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News Roundup: The Republican-backed return of McCarthyism, Soviet ambitions, and polio

News Roundup: The Republican-backed return of McCarthyism, Soviet ambitions, and polio

In the news today: The undoing of a century of science and social progress at the hands of a “conservative” fascist movement looking to bring back horrors ranging from McCarthyism to polio. And that’s not hyperbole. Freshly installed in Virginia, the new Republican governor is asking parents to report schoolteachers who touch on “divisive” concepts; this follows nationwide pushes to strip school libraries of hundreds of “divisive” books with lists that focus conspicuously on the works of Black American authors. In Georgia,…

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Veteran moderate Democrat Jim Cooper will retire after Tennessee GOP gerrymanders his House seat

Veteran moderate Democrat Jim Cooper will retire after Tennessee GOP gerrymanders his House seat

Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper announced Tuesday that he would retire, a declaration that came one day after Tennessee’s Republican legislature passed a new gerrymander designed to turn his 5th Congressional District red. Cooper’s existing seat, which includes all of Nashville, backed Joe Biden 60-37; however, by splitting the city between the 5th, 6th, and 7th Districts, the GOP has created a new 5th that would have favored Donald Trump 54-43. The departure of Cooper, who has been one of the…

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Wisconsin Republicans want to make it easier for teens to tote guns onto school grounds. Yes, really

Wisconsin Republicans want to make it easier for teens to tote guns onto school grounds. Yes, really

Since it’s already quasi-legal for teenagers to kill protesters in Wisconsin, Badger State Republicans are hoping to further enshrine the kiddos’ right to be public menaces. Call it the “Kyle Rittenhouse Will Blow Your Face Off for Giving Him the Stink Eye, but this Time He’ll Have a Permit” Incel Aggro Act of 2022. Because guns are the panacea to everything all the time, Wisconsin Republicans are aiming to make it easy for every Badger to pack more heat in their…

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Neil Young pens open letter to Spotify: ‘They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both’

Neil Young pens open letter to Spotify: ‘They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both’

On Monday, famous rock ‘n’ roll musician Neil Young reportedly posted an open letter (now deleted) to his management team and record label demanding that his music be removed from music streaming juggernaut Spotify. Rolling Stone reports the letter highlights Young’s dissatisfaction with the streaming service’s support of podcaster Joe Rogan’s show The Joe Rogan Experience. “They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both.” This statement by Young comes less than two weeks after 270 doctors, scientists, and health professionals…

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