House Democrats scramble after redistricting lessens competitive edge
Democrats became newly worried this month as favorable redistricting maps in Florida and New York were struck down and replaced with district lines that will likely make it even more difficult to keep their already slim majority in the House.washingtonpost.com
Fuel retailers sue state over requirement that stations post signs advertising gas tax freeze
A trade organization that represents gas station owners alleges in a lawsuit that a requirement that businesses display signs advertising a freeze on the state’s gas tax violates their freedom of speech and is unconstitutional.chicagotribune.com
What the Jan. 6 Committee Has Done, and What’s Next
The US House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the nation’s Capitol is nearing a more public phase of its work. A series of eight prime-time televised hearings will begin on June 9. Afterward, the committee of seven Democrats and two Republicans will report its findings sometime before the midterm elections on Nov. 8. Former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies continue to call the probe a witch hunt focused on scoring political points.washingtonpost.com
Post Politics Now Oz, McCormick still neck and neck in Pa. GOP Senate race
After a day of balloting in five states, a another notable contest also remained uncalled: Rep. Kurt Schrader (D) was facing a spirited challenger from his left for the Democratic nomination in Oregon's 5th congressional district.washingtonpost.com
Suburban man gets more than 3 years in prison for threatening to kill Democrats at Biden inauguration
A South Suburban man was sentenced to just over three years in federal prison Tuesday for leaving a message for a U.S. representative threatening to shoot up “terrorist” Democrats at Joe Biden’s inauguration.chicagotribune.com
Democrats propose funds to ease formula shortage as kids are hospitalized
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis admitted a toddler and a preschooler “directly related to the formula shortage," said Mark Corkins, a pediatric gastroenterologist there. These children have special dietary needs and their parents were unable to find appropriate formula for them, he said. Meanwhile, GOP lawmakers continued to hammer the White House publicly for failing to anticipate the shortage. With it, Democrats aim to advance their second measure injecting $28 million in new funds at the FDA. Still other Democrats said they would explore legislation targeting “authorities” at the FDA to monitor manufacturers for potential shortages before they occur.washingtonpost.com
With renewed attention on abortion, Democrats in attorney general runoff vow to defend reproductive rights
Rochelle Garza sued the Trump administration in 2017, seeking access to an abortion for an undocumented teenager. Joe Jaworski, a former Galveston mayor and a trial attorney for over three decades, presents himself as the more experienced candidate.
Arizona state senator slammed for Buffalo shooting comments
The Arizona Senate on Monday opened an ethics investigation into a firebrand Republican member who tweeted inflammatory comments about last weekend's racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket that left 10 people dead. The referral of GOP Sen. Wendy Rogers of Flagstaff to the Ethics Committee was in lieu of the immediate expulsion that Democratic lawmakers were planning, GOP Majority Leader Rick Gray said.news.yahoo.com
Primaries spotlight coming battles over state supreme courts
Upcoming primary elections for state supreme court seats in North Carolina and Arkansas are putting the spotlight on how such races across the U.S. have grown in importance in recent years and led to high-dollar, partisan battles for control.
Texas Republicans say if Roe falls, they’ll focus on adoptions and preventing women from seeking abortions elsewhere
State leaders say expanding a social safety net for children and prosecuting abortion funders are among their priorities. “We’ll continue to do our best to make abortion not just outlawed, but unthinkable,” said state Rep. Briscoe Cain.
Texas Democrats hope threat to Roe v. Wade will energize their voters ahead of the midterm election
Democrats are hopeful that the looming threat of such a stunning political sea change could provide the strongest opportunity yet to energize their voters heading into an election year in which Republicans have been expected to dominate in Texas and beyond.
Texas Democrats make moves to be early presidential primary state in 2024
The Democratic National Committee has decided to allow new states to bid for the coveted status, which has long belonged to places like Iowa and New Hampshire, in an effort to kick off the nominating process in states that better reflect the diversity of the broader electorate.
Liberal, conservative face off in California US House fight
The contest to replace former Republican Rep. Devin Nunes in California will present voters with a sharply defined choice: the candidates are a progressive Democrat who supports universal health care and a former Trump administration appointee.
Democrats blast Mexico's president for assailing judiciary
Democrats in Congress are sounding the alarm over what they claim is mounting evidence that Mexico’s chief prosecutor is assailing the nation’s independent judiciary and selectively targeting for prosecution opponents of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.