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3 races to watch Tuesday in Minnesota and Georgia

3 races to watch Tuesday in Minnesota and Georgia

Democratic freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, a member of the progressive Democratic “squad,” is fighting to keep her seat in a Minnesota primary election on Tuesday. In Georgia, a GOP candidate with a track record of incendiary rhetoric and ties to the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory is in a primary runoff. If Marjorie Taylor Greene prevails…MORE

Kansas could elect its first transgender lawmaker this November

Stephanie Byers, a retired public-school teacher of nearly three decades, is many things. She is passionate about expanding Medicaid and funding public education. She is a member of the Chickasaw Nation. And she could become the first transgender lawmaker in the state of Kansas’ history. Byers, who ran unopposed, won her district’s Democratic primary earlier…MORE

Appeals court rehearing request to dismiss Michael Flynn’s case

Appeals court rehearing request to dismiss Michael Flynn’s case

A federal appeals court on Tuesday is considering whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn should have his case dismissed immediately because he shouldn’t have been interviewed by the FBI in the early days of the Trump administration and thus should never have pleaded guilty to lying, according to the Justice Department’s reasoning. The case…MORE

Postmarks come under scrutiny as states prepare for mail-in voting

Postmarks come under scrutiny as states prepare for mail-in voting

States are bracing for controversy as they work to ensure that Postal Service postmarks and other tracking will back efforts to prove mail-in votes are sent on time. They’re seeking to avoid lawsuits and other issues about unclear markings that have dogged some primaries and could mar ballot counts come Election Day. In primaries this…MORE

Democrats’ convention speaker list includes Obamas, Clintons and Bidens

Democrats’ convention speaker list includes Obamas, Clintons and Bidens

The Democratic National Convention Committee on Tuesday announced its speaker line-up for next week’s convention, unveiling a list that includes both Barack and Michelle Obama, Jill Biden and a host of women Joe Biden has considered as his running mate. The speaker list for the convention has been scaled back significantly after the coronavirus forced…MORE

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