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MLK’s legacy, today’s voting rights challenge
- Those who fear the will of voters use bills instead of billy clubs, but the impact remains the same. “So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote I do not possess myself. I cannot make up my mind — it is made up for me. I cannot live as a democratic citizen, observing the laws I have helped to enact — I can only submit to the edict of others.” – Martin Luther King Jr. , May 17, ...

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Trump is front and center in Pennsylvania’s race for governor. Will it stay that way?
- PHILADELPHIA — Ahead of a Republican candidates’ forum in Lawrence County last week, organizers projected a recorded message from former President Donald Trump. “I appreciate that western Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania is fighting so hard not only for the 2020 presidential theft and hoax but also for our country itself,” Trump told the room. “You’re great patriots! We will make America Great Again!” As ...

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Credit Suisse boss Horta-Osorio resigns over Covid breaches
- The chairman of global banking giant Credit Suisse, Antonio Horta-Osorio, has resigned with immediate effect after breaking Covid quarantine rules. Mr Horta-Osorio, who was with the bank for just nine months, left following an internal investigation. The former boss of Lloyds Banking Group joined Credit Suisse after a series of scandals at the Swiss bank. But it has emerged he breached Covid rules last year, ...

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For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making
- WILMINGTON, Del. Two days after the election on Nov. 3, 2020, the Oath Keepers were already convinced that victory had been stolen from President Donald Trump and members of the far-right militia group were making plans to march on the U.S. Capitol. “We aren't getting through this without a civil war,” the group's leader, Stewart Rhodes, wrote fellow members, according to court documents. “Too late for that. ...

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After Biden's first year, the virus and disunity rage on
- From the inaugural platform, President Joe Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that. “End this uncivil war,” he implored Americans on Jan. 20, 2021. Of the pathogen, he said: “We can overcome this deadly virus." Neither malady has abated. For Biden, it's been a year of ...

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Trump slams “dull” DeSantis ahead of potential 2024 matchup
- Jonathan Swan · 4 min read In this article: Donald Trump is trashing Ron DeSantis in private as an ingrate with a "dull personality" and no realistic chance of beating him in a potential 2024 showdown, according to sources who've recently talked to the former president about the Florida governor. Why it matters: The two are among the most popular Republicans in the country, and as the former president eyes another ...

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'SNL': Joe Biden blames omicron, inflation and everything else on ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home
- Joe Biden , played by "Saturday Night Live" cast member James Austin Johnson, knows who's really to blame for surging COVID cases, record-setting inflation and more issues facing Americans: Spider-Man . This week's cold open of the live NBC sketch show featured Johnson's Biden dodging tough questions from reporters during a press conference. His strategy? Chalk everything up to the release of the latest Marvel ...

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Tim Kaine: Build Back Better is "dead" but core provisions will pass
- Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday he believes the core of President Biden's Build Back Better legislation will pass but acknowledged that the $1.75 trillion spending bill is dead as a package. Why it matters: Kaine said the legislation's key provisions are education, workforce "and things like reduced child care and education expenses," but conceded that other pieces of the bill were ...

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