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Politics Mar 30Record number of bills look to restrict trans rights in the U.S.
A record number of bills to limit transgender rights have been introduced this year in state legislators across the country, with lawmakers in 28 states considering 93 bills targeting the rights of transgender Americans according to the Human Rights Campaign.
Politics Feb 25How a minimum wage increase could impact people’s livelihoods
More than 17 million Americans could see their income rise if the $15 minimum wage now in the COVID relief bill passes Congress. We hear from some of those who would be impacted by a minimum wage increase, and Stephanie…
Nation Nov 02Why some Americans have chosen not to vote this year
In most recent American elections, about four in 10 eligible voters didn’t cast ballots. Tens of millions are poised to do the same this year. What are non-voters saying about their rationale for sitting out the election -- one that…
Politics Oct 13How Trump and Biden are talking to critical Florida voters
Florida is among the country's biggest prizes on Election Day, as well as one of the key swing states that has voted for the winning presidential candidate for more than 20 years. Its electoral importance explains why both President Trump…
Politics Oct 08Maine Sen. Susan Collins faces challenge of her political career from Sara Gideon
One of the Senate seats in play this November is that of Maine’s senior senator, Republican Susan Collins, who has long nurtured a reputation as bipartisan. But during the Trump era, her favor has fallen with some of Maine's fiercely…
Politics Oct 07Some states are still deciding election rules. What should voters do?
Election Day is less than four weeks away, and millions of Americans have already cast ballots. But rules in many states are still undecided due to pending court cases -- mostly over the distribution, verification and return of mail-in ballots.
Politics Jul 20Georgia Democrats choose state Sen. Nikema Williams to run for John Lewis’ House seat
Three days after the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the Georgia Democratic Party will decide who will replace the civil rights leader as its nominee for the 5th Congressional district that encompasses most of Atlanta.
Politics Jul 14Sessions fights for old Senate seat in Alabama, and other races to watch
Alabama, Maine and Texas will be voting Tuesday on a couple key Senate races, along with some House races, and big-ticket bond issues in Maine will be the first test at the ballot box of how voters feel about government…
Politics Jul 016 takeaways from Tuesday’s primaries
There were no presidential primaries on Tuesday, but there were several surprising House and Senate races that could offer some insight into voter priorities and enthusiasm with just four months left until Election Day. Oklahoma voted…
Politics Jun 22In Tuesday’s primaries, Democrats compete for the party’s future
The June 23 congressional primaries will be one of the bigger tests this election cycle of the divides inside the Democratic Party.