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A red California county has no way to conduct elections after dropping voting system : NPR

A red California county has no way to conduct elections after dropping voting system : NPR

AILSA CHANG, HOST: A county in Northern California has dropped a voting system that has faced a barrage of election fraud conspiracy theories. The system is from Dominion, which says the move is, quote, “yet another example” of how lies have damaged the company. As Roman Battaglia from Jefferson Public Radio reports, the controversial decision …

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Kevin McCarthy's gambles on Ukraine, debt ceiling and January 6 may not be sustainable | CNN Politics

Kevin McCarthy’s gambles on Ukraine, debt ceiling and January 6 may not be sustainable | CNN Politics

CNN  —  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy may be the only top Western official who balked at boarding the train to Kyiv to stand with Ukraine’s warrior president. But the California Republican’s decision to turn down Volodymyr Zelensky’s invitation, made in an exclusive interview with CNN, is in keeping with the central premise of his speakership …

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Zelensky invites House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to visit Ukraine | CNN Politics

Zelensky invites House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to visit Ukraine | CNN Politics

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky joins CNN to talk about the battle for Bakhmut, President Biden’s recent visit to Kyiv and more. Watch the full exclusive interview tonight at 9 p.m. ET. CNN  —  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is inviting House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to visit Ukraine to see the situation on the ground first hand …

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January 6 footage: What to know about the video Tucker Carlson played on Fox | CNN Politics

January 6 footage: What to know about the video Tucker Carlson played on Fox | CNN Politics

CNN  —  Fox News host Tucker Carlson aired newly released footage on his show Monday from the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack, that included images of the rioter known as the “QAnon Shaman,” as well as of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died following the attack. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy granted Carlson access …

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Politics chat: The takeaways from the Democrat and Republican conferences : NPR

Politics chat: The takeaways from the Democrat and Republican conferences : NPR

AYESHA RASCOE, HOST: This past week was all about the conferences. House Democrats held their annual caucus issues conference in Baltimore, and in nearby National Harbor, the conservatives held their annual meeting, the Political Action Conference, or CPAC, where former President Donald Trump made a hefty campaign speech. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) DONALD TRUMP: In …

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Trump says he won't drop out of 2024 race if he's indicted | CNN Politics

Trump says he won’t drop out of 2024 race if he’s indicted | CNN Politics

Former President Donald Trump said Saturday that he would not drop out of the 2024 presidential race if he were indicted in any of the federal and state investigations he faces. “I wouldn’t even think about leaving,” Trump told reporters at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, where attendees named him their favored presidential …

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Nikki Haley on Republicans' tepid midterms: The party 'looked like chaos'

Nikki Haley on Republicans’ tepid midterms: The party ‘looked like chaos’

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley speaks to voters at a town hall campaign event, Monday, February 20, 2023, in Urbandale, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo Republicans came across as chaotic during the midterms, Nikki Haley said.  That turned off many voters who were also dissatisfied with Biden and Democrats, she said.  Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley …

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Fox learns the hard way about being beholden to the GOP base | CNN Politics

Fox learns the hard way about being beholden to the GOP base | CNN Politics

CNN  —  “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” has long been the anthem to Donald Trump triumphantly walking off stage after his rallies. But the ex-president’s entire political career, the modern Republican Party and a vast conservative media empire are based on the exact opposite premise of the Rolling Stones’ song: giving the party …

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Lori Lightfoot: Chicago mayor will lose reelection bid, CNN projects, as crime concerns grow | CNN Politics

Lori Lightfoot: Chicago mayor will lose reelection bid, CNN projects, as crime concerns grow | CNN Politics

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot lost her bid for a second term Tuesday, failing to make a top-two runoff in the latest demonstration of growing concerns about crime in one of the nation’s largest cities. Paul Vallas, a long-time public schools chief who ran on a tough-on-crime message, and Brandon Johnson, a Cook County commissioner backed …

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