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Sure beats Manchin not backing any voting rights reform bill

Sen. Joe Manchin is breaking with Democrats and throwing his weight behind a more measured voting rights bill in lieu of the sweeping Democratic voting reform bill that Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has labeled a top priority of the caucus.


The Democrat from West Virginia told ABC News exclusively that he intends to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, a more narrowly tailored piece of voting rights legislation that he said he believes could muster bipartisan support even as voting legislation is becoming a flash point between the two parties.


“I believe Democrats and Republicans feel very strongly about protecting the ballot boxes allowing people to protect the right to vote making it accessible making it fair and making it secure and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, if we apply that to all 50 states and territories, it’s something that can be done – it should be done,” Manchin told ABC News’ Rachel Scott. “It could be done bipartisan to start getting confidence back in our system.”

crime
crime
What Happens Next After the Derek Chauvin Verdict
A judge ruled that there were several aggravating factors in the murder of George Floyd, which could mean a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin.
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explainer
What We Know About the Colonial Pipeline Shutdown
East Coast drivers scramble for gas as the shutdown over a ransomware attack continues.
politics
politics
Andrew Yang Attempts to Clean Up Controversy Over Pro-Israel Tweet
After drawing condemnation from the left and praise from some Republicans, the NYC mayoral candidate said his initial tweet was “overly simplistic.”

Is that right?

“I don’t think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election,” McCarthy says
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politics
politics
Liz Cheney Meets Her Fate in a Capitol Basement
The scene from a Republican purge.
the national interest
the national interest
House Republicans Purge Liz Cheney and Join Trump’s War on Democracy
Cheney asked her party to choose sides on authoritarianism. They have.
media
media
Inside the Nasty Battle Between Tech and Journalism
Silicon Valley feels picked on by “woke” journalists “who can’t code.” Reporters feel picked on by petty zillionaires with anger-management problems.
politics
politics
U.S. Is Leaving Afghanistan? Tell That to the Contractors.
American security and defense firms are capitalizing on the withdrawal, moving in with hundreds of new jobs.
immigration
immigration
Unaccompanied Child Migrant Arrivals Decreased in April
As the Biden administration works to relocate kids out of CBP tents, the number of minors arriving without parents decreased by 9 percent last month.
crime
crime
Death Penalty, Hate-Crime Charges Sought in Atlanta Spa Shootings
A prosecutor said she will seek hate-crime charges against Robert Aaron Long, alleging that some victims were targeted for being of Asian heritage.

The NRA is dealt a major blow in court

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy case, leaving the powerful gun-rights group to face a New York state lawsuit that accuses it of financial abuses and aims to put it out of business.


The case was over whether the NRA should be allowed to incorporate in Texas instead of New York, where the state is suing in an effort to disband the group. Though headquartered in Virginia, the NRA was chartered as a nonprofit in New York in 1871 and is incorporated in the state.


Judge Harlin Hale said in a written order that he was dismissing the case because he found the bankruptcy was not filed in good faith.

politics
politics
The Return of the Welfare Queen Myth
Biden shouldn’t give in to old right-wing smears of the poor.
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discount shopping
There Are Only 7 Homes in New York City Under $100,000
Despite what a couple of mayoral candidates think the average Brooklyn sales price is.
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nyc mayoral race
If Only Mayoral Candidates Set Brooklyn Home Prices
Shaun Donovan and Ray McGuire guessed that the median price of a home in Brooklyn is $100k or less. That’s a lovely thought, but it’s also very wrong.
nyc mayoral race
nyc mayoral race
All the Endorsements in the NYC Mayoral Race
With the June 22 primary approaching, Democratic mayoral candidates are racking up endorsements from politicians, organizations, and celebrities.
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elon musk
Hosting SNL Was a Huge Win for Elon Musk
The polarizing CEO managed to soften his image, and seemed to have a good time doing it.
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2021 elections
MAGA + Money Wins Virginia’s GOP Gubernatorial Race
“Christian outsider businessman” Glenn Youngkin has the dough to keep things interesting against Democrat Terry McAuliffe.
the national interest
the national interest
Liz Cheney’s Liberal Critics Are Missing the Point
Supporting democracy is not just one issue.
games
games
States Are Starting to Fix the NCAA — For the Wrong Reasons
Competition, not morality, is driving legislation that allows college athletes to make some money.
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cityscape
New York’s First Climate Adaptation Battle Is Here
The city wants to bury East River Park to save it.
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encounter
Litquidity Capital Is the Meme King of Wall Street
Talking to the anonymous banker chronicling our weird, get-rich-quick economy.
nyc mayoral race
nyc mayoral race
New York Newspapers Weigh In With Endorsements for Mayor
Meanwhile, Andrew Yang courts controversy again among progressives.
coronavirus vaccine
coronavirus vaccine
FDA Authorizes Use of Pfizer Vaccine for Children 12 to 15
The shot now heads to the CDC, which will determine as early as Wednesday if it can be administered in this age range.
coronavirus vaccine
coronavirus vaccine
New York City to Offer Vaccinations in Subway and Commuter Rail Stations
Anyone who gets a train station vaccination will get either a seven-day MetroCard or tickets for the LIRR or Metro-North.
nyc mayoral race
nyc mayoral race
What We Know About the Scott Stringer Sexual-Assault Allegation
Lobbyist Jean Kim has accused Stringer of sexual assault and harassment. He’s denied her claim, but has lost key endorsements in NYC’s mayoral race.
covid-19
covid-19
How Far Along Is New York City in Its Reopening This Spring?
COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for SUNY and CUNY students taking in-person classes in the fall, Governor Cuomo announced Monday.
covid-19
covid-19
U.S. COVID Cases Are at Their Lowest Level in a Long Time
Fears of a widespread “fourth wave” are receding by the day.