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Live updates: New Hampshire and Rhode Island election results 2022
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Live updates: New Hampshire and Rhode Island election results 2022

The 2022 primary season is poised to go out with a bang, as voters in New Hampshire and Rhode Island decide a series of fiercely contested races that could play a major role in deciding control of the House and Senate next year. Over more than six months, voters around the country have set the stakes for November’s general election – a series of contests that will decide control at nearly every level of government beneath the presidency. Democrats are defending narrow majorities on Capitol Hill and hard-won state executive seats across the country, while Republicans are trying to wrest back control of Congress and put a halt on President Joe Biden’s agenda. The GOP is also positioned to elect a slate of 2020 election denier to key posts in the stat...
Biden and Democrats tout Inflation Reduction Act at White House
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Biden and Democrats tout Inflation Reduction Act at White House

Washington — President Biden and Democratic lawmakers are gathering Tuesday at the White House to celebrate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the new tax, climate and health care law that Democrats hope will help propel them to victory in November's midterm elections.The president and Vice President Kamala Harris are speaking on the White House South Lawn to hail the enactment of the $750 billion piece of legislation, which Mr. Biden signed last month. The White House waited until Congress returned from summer recess to hold a formal ceremony celebrating the law. The House and Senate passed the bill along party lines. The law provides $369 billion to fund energy and climate projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 40% in 2030, the most significant investment fight climate ch...
Biden to host White House celebration of the Inflation Reduction Act
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Biden to host White House celebration of the Inflation Reduction Act

Thousands of supporters from across the country are expected at the White House on Tuesday as President Biden stages a celebration of the Inflation Reduction Act, a sprawling new law that aims to lower prescription drug costs, address global warming, raise taxes on some billion-dollar corporations and reduce the federal deficit.In addition to members of Congress and his Cabinet, Biden has invited governors, mayors, climate and environmental leaders, health-care activists, union workers and others to join him on the South Lawn to celebrate what Biden will call “one of the most consequential pieces of legislation in American history,” according to a White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to preview the event. Source link
Over 30 Trump associates subpoenaed by grand jury over alleged efforts to influence 2020 election results
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Over 30 Trump associates subpoenaed by grand jury over alleged efforts to influence 2020 election results

More than 30 people associated with former President Donald Trump and alleged efforts to influence the 2020 election results have received federal grand jury subpoenas, four sources told CBS News. The subpoenas, many of which were issued last week, mark a significant escalation in the Justice Department's investigation into origins of the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot and other alleged attempts to stop the transfer of power to then-President-elect Joe Biden. One source familiar with the case characterized the investigation as huge. The Justice Department is examining how money was raised and spent on alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election; efforts to submit fake "alternate" electors to Congress from states lost by Trump; and the "Stop The Steal" rally held at the Ellipse, ad...
Citing grizzlies, groups sue over grazing plan in Paradise Valley | 406 Politics
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Citing grizzlies, groups sue over grazing plan in Paradise Valley | 406 Politics

Several environmental groups have filed a lawsuit over a U.S. Forest Service livestock grazing plan near Yellowstone National Park, alleging that the decision will lead to more conflicts with federally protected grizzly bears.The groups, which include Western Watersheds Project, Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Native Ecosystems Council, Center for Biological Diversity, Wyoming Wildlife Advocates, Sierra Club, Friends of the Bitterroot, Wildearth Guardians and Gallatin Wildlife Association, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the East Paradise Range Allotment Management Plan.The groups argue that allowance and expansion of grazing in grizzly bear recovery areas and travel corridors will lead to more c...
Trump lawyers oppose Justice Department effort to regain access to seized documents
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Trump lawyers oppose Justice Department effort to regain access to seized documents

Washington — Lawyers for former President Donald Trump on Monday urged a federal judge to continue to block Justice Department investigators from reviewing more than 100 sensitive documents seized by the FBI during its search at Mar-a-Lago, the latest in the legal back-and-forth between the former president's legal team and federal prosecutors.In a 21-page response to a Justice Department request asking the court to lift part of an order blocking the use of the documents for investigative purposes, Trump's lawyers called the federal probe into his handling of sensitive records "unprecedented and misguided," and said there is "no indication any purported 'classified records' were disclosed to anyone.""Indeed, it appears such 'classified records,' along with the other seized mater...
Biden heading to Boston to deliver ‘Cancer Moonshot’ speech
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Biden heading to Boston to deliver ‘Cancer Moonshot’ speech

In Wilkes-Barre, Pa., recently, President Biden excoriated “MAGA Republicans” who refuse to condemn political violence. In Philadelphia two days later, he said they have pushed American democracy to the brink. And near Pittsburgh, he told union workers that anyone who refuses to accept the outcome of a democratic election is not a patriot.So began midterm campaign season for Biden, whose three visits to Pennsylvania in a single week reflect how sharply the White House is focused on keeping Democratic control of the Senate, writes The Post’s Marisa Iati. Per our colleague: Source link
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes somber journey through Scotland
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Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes somber journey through Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland — In a somber, regal procession, Queen Elizabeth II's flag-draped coffin was driven slowly through the Scottish countryside Sunday from her beloved Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Mourners packed city streets and highway bridges or lined rural roads with cars and tractors to take part in a historic goodbye to the monarch who had reigned for 70 years.The hearse drove past piles of bouquets and other tributes as it led a seven-car cortege from Balmoral, where the queen died Thursday at age 96, for a six-hour trip through Scottish towns to Holyroodhouse palace in Edinburgh. The late queen's coffin was draped in the Royal Standard for Scotland and topped with a wreath made of flowers from the estate, including sweet peas, one of the queen's ...
Letter to the Editor: Tom Miller is Not a Politician and That Is a Good Thing
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Letter to the Editor: Tom Miller is Not a Politician and That Is a Good Thing

It has been said that all politics are local, but city government is not a place for politicians. It is designed to be non-partisan. I took a close look at the Newport Beach City Council and the Planning Commission when Short Term Rentals became a concern in my neighborhood. I began to see how a voting bloc on the council existed and it was controlling how the city was governed. STR regulation was not on their radar and without the four votes of the bloc, residents were not getting a voice despite most of the residents in favor of restrictions. This and two other actions caused me to look even closer at how Newport Beach was being governed by Team Newport: Joy Brenner was the most experienced and most qualified candidate to be Mayor Pro-Tem, but Team Newport voted in the most inexper...
Last working reactor shuts down at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant amid fears of radiation disaster
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Last working reactor shuts down at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant amid fears of radiation disaster

Europe's largest nuclear plant said plans are underway to shut down its only remaining operational reactor, as ongoing fighting in Ukraine continues to stoke fears of a potentially catastrophic radiation accident.The stability of Zaporizhzhia, a Russian-controlled nuclear plant in southern Ukraine that is also one of the largest atomic power stations in the world, has been a source of international concern for weeks. Shelling in the plant's vicinity has repeatedly cut transmission lines that connect it to the surrounding power grid and provide the electricity necessary to run systems that cool the reactors. Jeopardizing the plant's cooling systems increases risks of a meltdown. Nuclear operator Energoatom announced on Sunday that Zaporizhzhia had been reconnected to Ukraine's el...