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Capitol, Trump, Protesters, tear gas

Police used tear gas as pro-Trump supporters rioted and breached the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021. Photo credit: © Lev Radin/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire

Trump Extremists Emboldened by Lack of Crackdown

Warning signs were ignored in the days leading up to the Capitol Hill insurrection.


Biden Selects Former Obama Cabinet

President-Elect Biden selects former cabinet members from Obama administration. Photo credit: , Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 2.0), and Public Domain Textures / Wikimedia.

Biden Picked a Lot of Obama People. Here’s Why It’s OK

Biden knows most of his Cabinet; after Trump “drained the swamp,” people with credentials may be just what the government needs.


Women of Color Have Always Led

Woman holding sign during the March for Racial Justice in Washington, DC, on September 30, 2017. Photo credit: Miki Jourdan / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Black Women Senators: And Then There Were None

Activists press Democrats to support Black women for open US Senate seats in 2022.


Gwinnett County, Georgia, election workers

Election workers open the mail-in absentee ballots at the Gwinnett County Voter Registration and Elections building in Lawrenceville, GA, to prepare them for tabulation on January 6, 2021. Photo credit: © Sue Dorfman/ZUMA Wire

‘Reckless and Irresponsible’ Voting Measure Passes in Georgia

Georgia Republicans are introducing a slew of voting laws that could suppress voter access. 


voter, ExpressVote, Texas

Walter Greene Jr. ponders his vote as Bastrop County election officials host an open house in Cedar Creek, TX, on September 1, 2020, giving a preview of new ExpressVote electronic voting machines slated for the crucial November elections. Photo credit: © Bob Daemmrich/ZUMA Wire

Election Assistance Commission Investigated ES&S Voting Systems

Texas officials blasted ES&S’s software installation and authentication methods, but decided to certify its voting system anyway before the 2020 election.


Joe Manchin, reporters

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) talks with reporters in the Dirksen Building on June 24, 2021. Photo credit: © Tom Williams/Congressional Quarterly via ZUMA Press

The Bill’s in Manchin’s Court

As the Senate struggles over voting rights laws, a West Virginia legislator takes center stage. The Democrats’ agenda lives and dies by Joe Manchin (D).

Vote Here sign, St Paul

Ex-felons in Minnesota who have served their time are still not allowed to vote. Photo credit: Lorie Shaull / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Former Felons Fight for Right to Vote in Minnesota

Voting is a right of all US citizens, so why are felons excluded after they’ve paid their debts to society? Some Minnesota lawmakers are fighting to get those rights back.


Matt Gaetz, insurrectionists

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These 10 House Races Could Change the Future of the US

With President Biden already having trouble passing his agenda, a red flip could be devastating to his legacy. Here are the races that could make that happen.


Texas, Greg Abbott, signing, Senate Bill 1

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shows off Senate Bill 1 after he signed it into law in Tyler, Texas, September 7, 2021.
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Texas Draws Donut-Shaped Voter Map

In an extreme show of gerrymandering, state leaders are trying to put one district completely inside of another district. It’s just one of several tactics to split the Democratic vote.