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National/Federal As Coronavirus Surges, GOP Lawmakers Are Moving to Limit Public Health Powers MSN – Frances Stead Sellers and Isaac Stanley-Becker (Washington Post) | Published: 7/25/2021 Republican lawmakers are rallying around the cause of individual freedom to counter community-based disease mitigation […]

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National/Federal 2020 Presidential Polls Suffered Worst Performance in Decades, Report Says MSN – Dan Balz (Washington Post) | Published: 7/18/2021 Public opinion polls in the 2020 presidential election suffered from errors of “unusual magnitude,” the highest in 40 years for surveys […]

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National/Federal An American Kingdom MSN – Stephanie McCrummen (Washington Post) | Published: 7/11/2021 There is growing Christian movement that is nondenominational, openly political, and has become an engine of former President Trump’s Republican Party. The ultimate mission is not just transforming […]

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National/Federal 6 Months After Capitol Assault, Corporate Pledges Fall Flat ABC News – David Klepper (Associated Press) | Published: 7/4/2021 After the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, corporate America took a stand against the lies that powered the mob. Dozens of […]

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National/Federal DOJ-Ordered Foreign Agent Registrations Boost China and Russia’s 2020 FARA Spending Center for Responsive Politics – Anna Massoglia and Maggie Hicks | Published: 6/24/2021 China, Qatar, and Russia dominated the top 10 ranking of countries spending the most on foreign […]

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National/Federal A Family Affair: Children and other relatives of Biden aides get administration jobs MSN – Sean Sullivan and Michael Scherer (Washington Post) | Published: 6/17/2021 President Biden promised that no member of his family would be a part of his […]

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National/Federal Biden’s Vow to Limit Ethics Conflicts Finds a Test Case: The Ricchetti brothers MSN – Michael Scherer and Sean Sullivan (Washington Post) | Published: 6/14/2021 President Biden vowed to ban his own family from involvement in government, disclose records of […]

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National/Federal Abbe Lowell Is the Go-To Lawyer for Embattled Politicians. Now He Faces a Controversy of His Own. Mother Jones – Dan Friedman | Published: 6/8/2021 Abbe Lowell, one of Washington’s top attorneys, has spent decades helping high-profile clients engulfed in […]

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National/Federal 2 Nonprofits That Track Money in Politics Are Merging Maryland Matters – Josh Kurtz | Published: 6/3/2021 Watchdogs, journalists, opposition researchers, and the civic minded have relied on data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics and the National Institute […]

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National/Federal Biden Justice Department Fights Release of Legal Memo on Prosecuting Trump Politico – Josh Gerstein | Published: 5/24/2021 The Department of Justice released more of a key memorandum concluding former President Trump did not commit obstruction of justice through his […]

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National/Federal Biden Administration’s Deep Ties to Uber, Lyft in Spotlight After Vaccine-Assistance Partnership Announced ABC News – Soo Rin Kim and Lucien Bruggeman | Published: 5/17/2021 When the White House announced an agreement with Uber and Lyft to offer free rides […]

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National/Federal ‘A Perpetual Motion Machine’: How disinformation drives voting laws New York Times – Maggie Astor | Published: 5/13/2021 Former President Trump’s months-long campaign to delegitimize the 2020 election did not overturn the results. But his unfounded claims shattered his supporters’ […]

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National/Federal ‘Cult of Personality’: House Dems seize on Cheney chaos Politico – Sarah Ferris and Nicholas Wu | Published: 5/5/2021 Republicans are days away from dethroning U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney as their third-ranking leader after her repeated broadsides against former President […]

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April 30, 2021  •  

News You Can Use Digest – April 30, 2021

National/Federal Biden Signs Executive Order Raising Federal Contractors’ Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour MSN – Dartunorro Clark (NBC News) | Published: 4/28/2021 President Biden signed an executive order that raises the minimum wage for federal contractors and tipped employees working […]

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