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Alabama asks Supreme Court to intervene in congressional redistricting dispute
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Alabama asks Supreme Court to intervene in congressional redistricting dispute

Alabama asked the Supreme Court on Friday to freeze a lower court decision ordering the state to redraw its congressional map, marking the first 2022 election dispute to reach the high court. In court papers, the state told the justices that the lower court order “marks a radical change” from decades of Alabama’s congressional plans…MORE

Exclusive: Trump WH spokesman is sent subpoena by January 6 committee
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Exclusive: Trump WH spokesman is sent subpoena by January 6 committee

The House Select Committee investigating January 6 has issued a subpoena Friday for a former White House spokesman with firsthand knowledge of Donald Trump’s behavior before and during the January 6 attack on the Capitol, according to a copy of a letter accompanying the subpoena obtained by CNN. The committee is seeking both documents and…MORE

Firearms rights group sues San Jose over proposal to make gun owners carry insurance and pay annual fee
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Firearms rights group sues San Jose over proposal to make gun owners carry insurance and pay annual fee

A firearms rights group has sued the California city of San Jose over a proposal that would require many of the city’s gun owners to carry liability insurance for accidents and negligence — which would be a first in the nation — as well as pay a new annual fee. The city council preliminarily approved…MORE

60 million households have requested free Covid-19 rapid tests, White House says
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60 million households have requested free Covid-19 rapid tests, White House says

The White House said on Friday some 60 million households have requested free Covid-19 rapid tests so far, with tens of millions tests having “gone out the door” as part of the Biden administration’s program to mail more than half a billion rapid tests to Americans around the country. This means the federal government has…MORE

Virginia AG says state universities cannot mandate Covid-19 vaccines without lawmakers’ approval
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Virginia AG says state universities cannot mandate Covid-19 vaccines without lawmakers’ approval

Virginia’s newly sworn-in Attorney General Jason Miyares says that state universities cannot require the Covid-19 vaccine for students to attend in-person or enroll, unless the commonwealth’s legislature includes it among required immunizations for colleges. The legal opinion, Miyares’ first since taking office nearly two weeks ago, supercedes the one issued in April 2021 by Virginia’s…MORE

Democrats so far falling in line behind push for quick confirmation of Biden’s Supreme Court pick
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Democrats so far falling in line behind push for quick confirmation of Biden’s Supreme Court pick

A narrow Democratic majority in Congress has derailed key legislative priorities for the White House, but so far President Joe Biden is not facing pushback from members of his own party to a swift Supreme Court confirmation process. In a positive sign for the White House, West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, an influential moderate…MORE

Tensions growing between Washington and Kyiv as Ukraine-Russia crisis drags on
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Tensions growing between Washington and Kyiv as Ukraine-Russia crisis drags on

As the US has been warning the world of a potentially “imminent” Russian invasion of Ukraine, one foreign leader in particular has not been convinced: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Tension has been building between Zelensky and Biden administration officials, sources told CNN, amid a disagreement over how to interpret and publicly communicate US intelligence assessments…MORE

The ultimate rebuttal: West Virginia governor hoists dog’s derrière in cheeky response to critics
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The ultimate rebuttal: West Virginia governor hoists dog’s derrière in cheeky response to critics

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice had some back talk for his state’s critics when he hoisted the posterior of his bulldog, Babydog, during his State of the State address and told them to “kiss her hiney.” “Absolutely people doubted us. They never believed in West Virginia,” Justice, a Republican, said Thursday, ending his annual speech…MORE

‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic has sentence reduced by one year, to 21 years, in ‘murder-for-hire’ plot

‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic has sentence reduced by one year, to 21 years, in ‘murder-for-hire’ plot

Joe Exotic, of Netflix’s “Tiger King” fame, aka Joseph Maldonado-Passage, has had his sentence in the murder-for-hire plot reduced by one year to 21 years, according to the courtroom sentencing sheet from the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma – Oklahoma City. “We are unsatisfied with the court’s decision and will…MORE

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