Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith ducks questions at rare public event after months of laying low

After a rare, brief public appearance on Friday, incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith quickly ducked out, refusing to answer questions about her campaign or any other matters. With less than a month-and-a-half left before Election Day, Hyde-Smith has done little campaigning or advertising, provided virtually no public access in-person or online, and has so […]

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How a staffing crunch months in the making threw NYC’s school reopening plans into chaos

New York City’s school reopening plans are still missing a key ingredient: enough teachers. A staffing crunch has forced the country’s largest school system to delay reopening school buildings for the second time. Estimates are that the city needs thousands more teachers — it’s not clear how many — to fill virtual and in-person classrooms. […]

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Appeals court sides with Harris County in lawsuit over mailing absentee ballot applications

“Appeals court sides with Harris County in lawsuit over mailing absentee ballot applications” 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. Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will […]

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Conservative megadonor backs Shelley Luther for Texas Senate with $1 million loan

“Conservative megadonor backs Shelley Luther for Texas Senate with $1 million loan” 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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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court justice, dies at 87

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court justice, dies at 87” 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. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the high court, […]

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Reactions from New Mexico officials to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death

The vacancy her seat creates will now give Republicans the opportunity to try to place another conservative justice to the bench. President Donald Trump, reacting to two Supreme Court decisions in June that he didn’t like, tweeted that he would have a new list of conservatives to appoint to the bench by September 1. Within just a few hours of the […]

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Why Teddy Roosevelt’s warning to lay off a candidate’s religious beliefs is still relevant today

In the 2020 campaign, President Donald Trump has used religion to attack his Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. During an August speech at an Ohio manufacturing plant, Trump suggested that Biden would harm religious interests. Linking religion to several conservative interests, the president claimed his opponent would “take away your guns, take away […]

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