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Embattled Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is denied a meeting with Trump

Rep. Matt Gaetz, whom federal authorities are currently investigating for potential sex trafficking violations, was recently denied a meeting with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate as the ex-President and his allies continue to distance themselves from the Florida congressman. Two people familiar with the matter said Gaetz tried to schedule a visit with Trump…MORE

Former Attorney General and legal activist Ramsey Clark dies at 93

Former Attorney General and legal activist Ramsey Clark dies at 93

Ramsey Clark, the former US attorney general and legal activist, has died at the age of 93, his granddaughter told CNN. Clark died Friday at his home in New York, his granddaughter Taylor Clark said. Clark served as attorney general in President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration in the late 1960s and is recognized for supervising…MORE

Republican pushback on Covid emergency could cost Wisconsin’s neediest residents $50 million in monthly food stamps

Republican pushback on Covid emergency could cost Wisconsin’s neediest residents $50 million in monthly food stamps

More than 240,000 of Wisconsin’s lowest-income households could lose $50 million in pandemic food stamp benefits next month due to the ongoing power struggle between Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and the Republican-controlled state legislature. The Wisconsin Supreme Court late last month blocked Evers from repeatedly extending the state’s public health emergency without approval from lawmakers,…MORE

Maryland lawmakers override GOP governor’s vetoes to enact police reform measures

Maryland lawmakers override GOP governor’s vetoes to enact police reform measures

Lawmakers in Maryland enacted a slate of police reform measures on Saturday by overriding Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the bills, bringing changes to the state that include limits to no-knock warrants, body camera requirements and a repeal of the state’s police Bill of Rights. The Democratic speaker of Maryland’s House of Delegates, Adrienne…MORE

Republican state lawmakers push new criminal penalties for election activities

Republican state lawmakers push new criminal penalties for election activities

In the week before last November’s general election, Iowa progressive activist Mitch Henry scoured neighborhoods on the east and south sides of Des Moines, in search of fellow Latino voters who had not yet returned their absentee ballots. “Some of these people were homebound, and voting was probably the last thing they were thinking about,…MORE

Buttigieg: Biden wants ‘real progress’ on infrastructure plan by Memorial Day

Buttigieg: Biden wants ‘real progress’ on infrastructure plan by Memorial Day

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday defended the Biden administration’s broad definition of infrastructure in the American Jobs Plan, saying President Joe Biden is still aiming for Republican support for the plan while looking for progress on it by Memorial Day. “I very much believe that all of these things are infrastructure because infrastructure is…MORE

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