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California Recall Vote Offers Test of Biden Political Clout

California Recall Vote Offers Test of Biden Political Clout

By Alexandra Jaffe | Sep 8, 2021

President Joe Biden has been beset by public health, military and climate crises in the past month. Not much time has been left for a potential political disaster brewing for his party in California.

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Says she 'Supports' Texas in Passing Abortion Law

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Says she 'Supports' Texas in Passing Abortion Law

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 7, 2021

On CNN, California gubernatorial candidate Caitlin Jenner says she supports that Texas passed a struct abortion law while saying she also backs "a woman's right to choose."

After Unrelenting Summer, Biden Looks to Get Agenda on Track

After Unrelenting Summer, Biden Looks to Get Agenda on Track

By Zeke Miller | Sep 6, 2021

The collapse of the Afghan government, a surge of COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant, devastating weather events, a disappointing jobs report. What next?

 Explainer: How California Could Recall Gov. Gavin Newsom

Explainer: How California Could Recall Gov. Gavin Newsom

By Michael R. Blood | Sep 4, 2021

California's 9/14 recall election could remove first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. Just over 5 million mail-in ballots — the form of voting most Californians use — already have been returned out of 22 million sent to registered voters.

A Sound Bite Reexamined: 'Pandemic of the Unvaccinated'

A Sound Bite Reexamined: 'Pandemic of the Unvaccinated'

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sep 1, 2021

This summer's coronavirus resurgence has been labeled a "pandemic of the unvaccinated" by government officials from President Joe Biden on down.

Republican Congressional Candidate Derrick Van Orden Accosted  Teen Over Gay Pride Display

Republican Congressional Candidate Derrick Van Orden Accosted Teen Over Gay Pride Display

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 24, 2021

Kerrigan Trautsch, a staffer at a southwestern Wisconsin library, said GOP House candidate Derrick Van Orden came in June 17 and complained loudly about a display of fiction and nonfiction books about homosexuality in the children.

Hochul, NY's 1st Female Governor, Inherits Vast Challenges

Hochul, NY's 1st Female Governor, Inherits Vast Challenges

By Marina Villeneuve | Aug 24, 2021

Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York on Tuesday, inheriting immense challenges as she takes over an administration facing criticism for inaction during Andrew Cuomo's distracted final months in office.

'We Sent a Terrible Message': Scientists Say Biden Jumped the Gun With Vaccine Booster Plan

'We Sent a Terrible Message': Scientists Say Biden Jumped the Gun With Vaccine Booster Plan

By Rachana Pradhan | Aug 23, 2021

The Biden administration's plans to make COVID-19 booster shots available next month has drawn a collective scream of protest from the scientific community.

Protesters Clash in Portland after Opposing Gatherings

Protesters Clash in Portland after Opposing Gatherings

Aug 22, 2021

Opposing rallies that drew hundreds of people in Portland, Oregon, sparked clashes on Sunday, with shots were fired near demonstrators downtown.

What's Wrong with Arizona's 2020 Audit? A Lot, Experts Say

What's Wrong with Arizona's 2020 Audit? A Lot, Experts Say

By Jonathan J. Cooper | Aug 22, 2021

Experts say there should be little anticipation about the revelations from the Maricopa County audit — and whatever those revelations are, they cannot be taken seriously.

Matt Gaetz Elopes to California, Marries Girlfriend

Matt Gaetz Elopes to California, Marries Girlfriend

Aug 22, 2021

The controversial 39-year-old Republican, who is under investigation as part of a sex trafficking probe, announced the wedding on his personal Twitter page.

'Imbecilic': Ex-UK Leader Tony Blair Slams Afghan Withdrawal

'Imbecilic': Ex-UK Leader Tony Blair Slams Afghan Withdrawal

By Pan Pylas | Aug 22, 2021

Tony Blair, the British prime minister who deployed troops to Afghanistan 20 years ago after the 9/11 attacks, says the U.S. decision to withdraw from the country has "every Jihadist group round the world cheering."

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's COVID Claim Denounced as Racist

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's COVID Claim Denounced as Racist

By Acacia Coronado | Aug 22, 2021

Texas' lieutenant governor blamed rising hospitalization and death rates from COVID-19 on unvaccinated Black people — comments that were quickly denounced as racist.

Kentucky Gov Suffers Legal Defeat in Combating COVID Surge

Kentucky Gov Suffers Legal Defeat in Combating COVID Surge

By Bruce Schreiner | Aug 21, 2021

The Kentucky governor's efforts to aggressively combat COVID-19 suffered a legal defeat Saturday as the state's high court cleared the way for new laws to rein in his emergency powers.

Claims Against Elder: Will They Harm Him in Calif. Recall?

Claims Against Elder: Will They Harm Him in Calif. Recall?

By Michael R. Blood and Kathleen Ronayne | Aug 21, 2021

A day after facing allegations that he emotionally mistreated a former fiancee, Republican Larry Elder scheduled two weekend rallies and showed no outward signs of altering the course of his campaign.

Southern Democrats Aim to Export Georgia's 2020 Success

Southern Democrats Aim to Export Georgia's 2020 Success

By Bill Barrow | Aug 21, 2021

It's the latest example of Abrams' ripple effect on Democratic politics as she considers whether to run for Georgia governor again in 2022.

Texas GOP Voting Bill on Fast Track after Standstill Ends

Texas GOP Voting Bill on Fast Track after Standstill Ends

By Paul J. Weber | Aug 21, 2021

The sudden end of Texas Democrats' 38-day walkout has put Republicans back on a fast track to pass a sweeping voting bill and is causing rifts among some Democrats.

Patagonia Boycotts Wyoming Ski Resort Over Owners' GOP Event

Patagonia Boycotts Wyoming Ski Resort Over Owners' GOP Event

By Mead Gruver | Aug 19, 2021

The outdoor gear and clothing company Patagonia has stopped providing its merchandise for sale at a Wyoming ski resort to protest the owners' sponsorship of a Republican fundraiser featuring Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Watch: Out TikTok Star Benny Drama Makes White House Vid to Promote Vaccines

Watch: Out TikTok Star Benny Drama Makes White House Vid to Promote Vaccines

Aug 15, 2021

Out social media personality and comic Benny Drama (aka Benito Skinner) visited the White House as one of his alter-egos, Kooper the intern, in a TikTok video created to promote vaccination.

Caitlyn Jenner Campaign: No Book, TV Deals in Works Tied to Recall

Caitlyn Jenner Campaign: No Book, TV Deals in Works Tied to Recall

By Michael R. Blood | Aug 13, 2021

Caitlyn Jenner kicked off a monthlong campaign tour Thursday in her bid to become California's next governor and raised fresh questions about her motive for entering the contest.

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