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Democrat State Senate Leader Says People Who Reject Higher Taxes Are 'Not Smart'

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Janet Bewley, minority leader in the Wisconsin Senate, said she was being sarcastic but did not retract the comment.
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Shaheen, Hassan among more than 40 Democratic senators renewing push for universal background checks

Shaheen, Hassan among more than 40 Democratic senators renewing push for universal background checks

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With Democrats in the majorities in the U.S. House and Senate and with a Democrat in the White House, a push has been renewed for universal background checks for firearms...
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WNBA players' next cause: Educating themselves - and fans - on vaccine safety

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WNBA players helped elect a U.S. Senator and oust a team owner. Next up: educating Black and Latino communities about the coronavirus vaccine.
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The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022

The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022

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But the fight for control is already center stage, since Congress - and the 50-50 Senate, in particular - helps shape how successful President Joe Biden will be in enacting his...
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House passes sweeping voting rights bill over GOP opposition

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WASHINGTON - House Democrats passed sweeping voting and ethics legislation over unanimous Republican opposition, advancing to the Senate what would be the largest overhaul of...
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With Biden's backing, Dems revive bill to overhaul policing

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WASHINGTON - Cheered on by President Joe Biden, House Democrats hustled to pass the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide, able to avoid clashing...
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Double standard? Gillibrand in spotlight after Cuomo scandal

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WASHINGTON - Kirsten Gillibrand was the first Democratic senator to call for her colleague Al Franken's resignation in 2017 as he faced allegations of sexual misconduct...
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Takeaways: What hearings have revealed about Jan. 6 failures

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WASHINGTON - Many questions remain unanswered about the failure to prevent the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. But after six congressional hearings, it's clear that...
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Eager to act, Biden and Democrats leave Republicans behind

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WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are jamming their agenda forward with a sense of urgency, an unapologetically partisan approach based on the...
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House passes sweeping voting rights, ethics bill

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Although it passed the Democrat-controlled House, the Senate filibuster may stand in the way of its passage, NBC News reports.
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US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts

US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts

China and the United States are the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon polluters, respectively, pumping out nearly half of the fossil fuel fumes that are warming the planet's... Read more ...

Nets' James Harden on return to Houston: I wanted to 'give them a show'

Nets' James Harden on return to Houston: I wanted to 'give them a show'

James Harden played in Houston for the first time since his early-season trade to the Nets. Read more ...

NH Primary Source: Poll finds Granite Staters believe health care should be...

NH Primary Source: Poll finds Granite Staters believe health care should be top legislative issue

A polling firm that bills itself as unbiased and has been conducting a series of state-based polls on health care, workers' issues, taxes and COVID-19 is releasing its New... Read more ...

The House passed a police reform bill named for George Floyd that would ban...

The House passed a police reform bill named for George Floyd that would ban choke holds and 'qualified immunity' for officers

Summary List Placement The US House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act late Wednesday, in a party-line vote on the most ambitious policing... Read more ...

T.J. McConnell's triple-double: Just how crazy was it?

T.J. McConnell's triple-double: Just how crazy was it?

The Pacers backup guard did something no other NBA player had done, officially, in 48 years. Read more ...

Former NFL Pro Bowler Kellen Winslow II Sentenced To 14 Years For Sex Crimes

Former NFL Pro Bowler Kellen Winslow II Sentenced To 14 Years For Sex Crimes

A San Diego judge said Kellen Winslow II preyed on especially vulnerable women, including a homeless woman and an unconscious teen. Read more ...

Washington women beat Colorado 68-54 in Pac-12 tourney

Washington women beat Colorado 68-54 in Pac-12 tourney

LAS VEGAS - Freshman Tameiya Sadler had 18 points and a season-high eight assists, Ashley Van Dyke also scored 18 points, and the No. 11 seed Washington women beat Colorado... Read more ...

Power play sends Blues to 3-2 win over skidding Ducks

Power play sends Blues to 3-2 win over skidding Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jordan Binnington made 27 saves and the St. Louis Blues scored on all three of their power plays Wednesday night in a 3-2 victory over the skidding Anaheim Ducks. Read more ...

Lillard's late 3 gives Blazers 108-106 win over Warriors

Lillard's late 3 gives Blazers 108-106 win over Warriors

PORTLAND, Ore. - Damian Lillard hit a deep 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds left to give the Portland Trail Blazers a hard-fought 108-106 victory over the Golden State Warriors on... Read more ...

USC routs Stanford 79-42 to stay in hunt for Pac-12 title

USC routs Stanford 79-42 to stay in hunt for Pac-12 title

LOS ANGELES - Tahj Eaddy scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Southern California routed Stanford 79-42 on Wednesday night, snapping a two-game skid and keeping the Trojans... Read more ...