In the news today: Tonight saw the latest Senate battle to protect voting rights even as Republican-held state legislatures pass unprecedented rollbacks targeting those rights. What’s next is unclear, but Democratic leaders organized the vote tonight as a move to force the two Senate Democratic holdouts—as well as all Senate Republicans—on record for blocking the urgently needed protections.
Also this evening, the Supreme Court rejected a Trump demand that the National Archives refuse a congressional request for administration records pertaining to the violence on January 6. Justice Thomas was the lone dissenter. And as congressional investigators probe the Trump White House’s involvement with that violence, there are new signs that the Department of Justice’s investigation is also now looking into connections between insurrection planners and Trump’s inner circle of allies.
Here’s some of what you may have missed:
- The fight for voting rights is heating up on the Senate floor
- Trump loses again as Supreme Court clears the way for Jan. 6 Committee to receive records
- Biden strikes optimistic tone, but acknowledges some missteps, in press conference
- DOJ appears to be working its way up Jan. 6 chain of command to include Trump’s inner circle
- Seditionists had weapons, ammunition, a drone, and enough supplies to last 30 days
- Stacey Abrams wants to finish the job she started four years ago. Here’s what’s different this time
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