Federal appeals court temporarily blocks ruling that reinstated straight-ticket voting in Texas

“Federal appeals court temporarily blocks ruling that reinstated straight-ticket voting in Texas” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed […]

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Voters Across Brooklyn Get Absentee Ballot Return Envelopes with Wrong Name and Address

The city Board of Elections sent absentee ballots to some Brooklyn voters with return envelopes bearing strangers’ names and addresses, THE CITY has learned. In those cases, if a voter fills out their presidential election ballot and sends it in as instructed, their vote could be attributed to another person. As of late Monday, THE […]

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First Supreme Court reproductive battle without Ginsburg likely over mifepristone

The first reproductive rights test for the U.S. Supreme Court since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death will likely be the court battle over whether people should be able to access the medication mifepristone for abortion through telehealth. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) requested the U.S. Supreme Court to stay a lower court’s decision to enable […]

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Immigration policies hang in the balance as U.S. Senate prepares for fight over Ginsburg’s successor

“Immigration policies hang in the balance as U.S. Senate prepares for fight over Ginsburg’s successor” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. If civil and immigrant rights groups need a reminder of the […]

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How a local Texas politician helped a serial entrepreneur use COVID-19 to boost his business

“How a local Texas politician helped a serial entrepreneur use COVID-19 to boost his business” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. This article is co-published with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates […]

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President Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court

“President Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. ​President Donald Trump named U.S. appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme […]

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NM public safety secretary ‘dismissed’ by governor

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office confirmed Friday that the state’s head of public safety was “dismissed.” The news site Northern New Mexico Independent first reported that Lujan Grisham fired Public Safety Secretary Mark Shea. In response to the report that Shea notified his, now former, employees in an email, NM Political Report inquired with the governor’s office […]

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