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  • September 3, 2021

Colorado Democrats push to lower Medicare age to 60

(Clockwise from top left): Diana DeGette, Joe Neguse, Ed Perlmutter, and Jason Crow All Four Democratic Members of Congress from Colorado – Reps. Diana DeGette, Joe neguse, Jason raven, and Ed perlmutter – have signed legislation that seeks to lower the age of eligibility for Medicare from 65 to 60 years. As CNN reports: This…

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What senators and representatives vote in favor of democracy?

EMILY SCHERER / GETTY IMAGES There’s a increasing tension of antiliberalism both within the Republican Party and among Republican voters. But what does that anti-liberalism look like among elected members of Congress? Quantifying the commitments of politicians to defend democracy is not easy. Even defining “democracy” it’s complicated – scholars disagree on its exact definition,…

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Republican representatives to indict Blinken for failing to stop car bombs in war zone

A couple of Republican MPs have filed two articles of impeachment against Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday’s deadly car bombings outside the Kabul airport, because while every senator is calling for Blinken and every member of Joe Biden’s national security team to resign or be charged, these suckers are actually in the House.…

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Be smarter on Thursday (August 26)

Teddy bear! Let’s get smarter. If you think we missed something important, please include the link in the comments below (here is a good example). If you are more of an audio learner, check out The Get More Smarter podcast. And don’t forget to find us at Facebook and Twitter. CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION … *Information about…

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Go ahead and ignore the Republicans on Afghanistan

President Biden spoke this afternoon from the White House on the situation in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of US forces from that country and the subsequent takeover by the Taliban forces. What The Washington Post reports: Speaking at the White House on Monday afternoon, President Biden acknowledged that the collapse of Afghanistan’s government and security…

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America is becoming more urban and more ethnically diverse, says Census Bureau – Reason.com

“The US population is much more multiracial and diverse than we have measured in the past,” saying Nicholas Jones, the Census Bureau’s director of race and ethnicity research, in a press release today. According to last year’s census data, whites are still the largest racial or ethnic group in the country. Around 204.3 million people…

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What if the House of Representatives had more than 435 seats?

The number of voting members in the US House of Representatives has stagnated at 435 for more than 100 years.1class = “footnote”> even though the country’s population has more than tripled in that time. This has created the perfect recipe for uneven representation: each decade, these 435 House seats must be reassigned to adapt to…

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AOC insists: no bipartisan infrastructure bill without a $ 3.5T partisan spending plan

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez walks past reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on May 13, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein / Reuters) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez insisted Sunday that the House should not pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill without a much larger partisan spending package, claiming that she and her progressive allies have “more than enough” votes to…

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Cheney and Pelosi Call McCarthy’s Bluff at the January 6 Committee

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi Weeks after Republicans in both the House and Senate killed efforts to create a bipartisan committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection in the United States Capitol, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy pelosi went ahead with the formation of an investigative committee anyway. What The…

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The History of Federal Holidays and the Road to the Nineteenth | by Keani Vierra | Voterly | June 2021

President Joe Biden hands over a pen after signing the National Independence Day Act of the Sixteenth, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci) The past year has been one of political strife in America, especially for those in the black community. From…

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