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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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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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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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Get-rich-quick schemes spread COVID-19 lies with help from the GOP and Sinema

Get-rich-quick schemes spread COVID-19 lies with help from the GOP and Sinema

Tonya Ferguson gave a presentation to the Reno County, Kansas, commissioners on how essential oils—which she just happened to sell—can help fight COVID-19. “I like to use an immune support, which is like putting my body in a bubble. It’s a powerful tool to combat viral and bacterial threats,” she says on the video. She claimed to have “protocols” to either protect from or treat people suffering from the virus. One of the commissioners tried to shut her down for…

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