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Obama says New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate won’t be a ‘champion of democracy’

Obama says New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate won’t be a ‘champion of democracy’

Former President Barack Obama, stumping in Newark, New Jersey Saturday, took aim at Republican gubernatorial challenger Jack Ciattarelli, saying his participation in a rally to overturn the 2020 election shows “he’s not going to be a champion of democracy.” Obama was making his second campaign stop of the day, this one in support of Democratic…MORE

Obama implores Virginia Democrats to wake up ahead of governor’s race

Obama implores Virginia Democrats to wake up ahead of governor’s race

Former President Barack Obama urged voters to shake off their exhaustion with politics during his first in-person foray onto the campaign trail in 2021, telling voters in Virginia that “we can’t afford to be tired.” Obama, in remarks supporting Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe, lambasted his opponent Glenn Youngkin, repeatedly mocking the Republican for…MORE

US Rep. Glenn Thompson released from Walter Reed following Covid-19 diagnosis
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US Rep. Glenn Thompson released from Walter Reed following Covid-19 diagnosis

Rep. Glenn Thompson was released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday evening following his positive Covid-19 diagnosis. The Pennsylvania Republican, who is vaccinated, “has returned to his home in Pennsylvania to recover,” according to a statement from his office Saturday, and will work virtually from home next week. “He thanks the Attending…MORE

White House makes massive change to resettlement program to help Afghan refugees
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White House makes massive change to resettlement program to help Afghan refugees

The Biden administration is taking an unprecedented step to resettle the 55,600 Afghan evacuees from the US military bases where they’ve been living for weeks and into permanent homes, an official leading the effort told CNN. The move marks the biggest change to the resettlement program since 1980, when the modern-day infrastructure for admitting refugees…MORE

Buffalo’s India Walton won the Democratic primary for mayor. Now she has to defeat incumbent Byron Brown — again
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Buffalo’s India Walton won the Democratic primary for mayor. Now she has to defeat incumbent Byron Brown — again

On paper, India Walton is a shoo-in to become Buffalo’s next mayor. The Democratic nominee, who defeated incumbent Mayor Byron Brown in a June primary, is the only name on the general election ballot for the city’s top job. But in reality, Walton, a 39-year-old Democratic Socialist and first-time candidate, is locked in a tough…MORE

Virginia Democrats sue USPS over delayed delivery of election-related material
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Virginia Democrats sue USPS over delayed delivery of election-related material

The Virginia Democratic Party filed a lawsuit against the US Postal Service on Friday, alleging local branches failed to deliver and process election-related material ahead of its high stakes gubernatorial race, thereby “threatening to disenfranchise thousands of Virginia voters.” The organization says delays in election-related mail across Albemarle County, which includes the city of Charlottesville,…MORE

January 6 defendant spoke at far-right rally attended by Proud Boys, despite court order against associating with the group

January 6 defendant spoke at far-right rally attended by Proud Boys, despite court order against associating with the group

An Arizona political commentator charged in the US Capitol riot spoke at a small right-wing rally in Phoenix last month that was attended by over a dozen Proud Boys, even though a federal judge had ordered him not to associate with any members of the extremist group. Pictures posted online and a video obtained by…MORE

White House further postpones disclosure of JFK assassination documents, citing Covid
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White House further postpones disclosure of JFK assassination documents, citing Covid

The White House announced late Friday that it would further postpone the release of more documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, pointing to the “significant impact” of the Covid-19 pandemic. President Joe Biden issued a memo that said the national archivist recommended he “‘direct two public releases of the information…MORE

US kills senior al Qaeda leader in Syria airstrike
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US kills senior al Qaeda leader in Syria airstrike

An airstrike in northwest Syria Friday killed senior al Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar, according to the US Central Command. The military said it has “no indications of civilian casualties as a result of the strike,” which was carried out by an MQ-9 drone. “The removal of this al-Qaeda senior leader will disrupt the terrorist…MORE

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