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Voter outreach groups targeted by new laws in several GOP-led states are struggling to do their work
Voter outreach groups targeted by new laws in several GOP-led states are struggling to do their work

Laws passed in several Republican-controlled states after the 2020 presidential election have criminalized much of the work done by voter outreach groups.

Senators react again to failed border bill advancement in the Senate

Senators react again to failed border bill advancement in the Senate

Democratic Senator Tim Kaine says the outcome was predicted, he and Senator Mark Warner hope it shows the American public who is serious about particular issues heading into the election.

Border bill fails Senate test vote as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance

Border bill fails Senate test vote as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer brought up the bill again to underscore Republican resistance to it.

Trump is holding a rally in the South Bronx as he tries to woo Black and Hispanic voters

Trump is holding a rally in the South Bronx as he tries to woo Black and Hispanic voters

Former President Donald Trump campaigned in one of the most Democratic counties in the nation Thursday, holding a rally in the South Bronx to woo minority voters.

Louisiana Legislature approves bill classifying abortion pills as controlled dangerous substances

Louisiana Legislature approves bill classifying abortion pills as controlled dangerous substances

The final Senate vote Thursday came despite widespread criticism from doctors, who note that the drugs have other critical reproductive health care uses.

Haley says she intends to vote for Trump

Haley says she intends to vote for Trump

Nikki Haley said Wednesday that she will be voting for Donald Trump in the general election, a notable show of support given their intense and often personal rivalry during the Republican primary.

Lara Trump is taking the reins and reshaping the RNC in her father-in-law's image

Lara Trump is taking the reins and reshaping the RNC in her father-in-law's image

Lara Trump became co-chair of the Republican National Committee in March, culminating efforts by her father-in-law, former President Donald Trump, and his allies to shake up the party's governing body.

Youngkin vetoes bills on skill games, contraception and Confederate heritage tax breaks

Youngkin vetoes bills on skill games, contraception and Confederate heritage tax breaks

Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has taken final action on a last batch of bills from the year's regular legislative session.

Locals react to announcement of Biden, Trump debate

Locals react to announcement of Biden, Trump debate

Monday morning, President Biden and former President Donald Trump took shots at one another, challenging their opponent to a series of debates.

Biden and Trump agree on debates on June 27 and in September, but details could be challenging

Biden and Trump agree on debates on June 27 and in September, but details could be challenging

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump say they've accepted a CNN invitation to debate June 27.

Republican group takes rare step of targeting GOP incumbent who voted to oust McCarthy

Republican group takes rare step of targeting GOP incumbent who voted to oust McCarthy

A political action committee that helps Republicans get elected to Congress is doing the unusual — spending more than $450,000 to defeat a GOP incumbent, Bob Good of Virginia.

Primaries in Maryland and West Virginia will shape the battle this fall for a Senate majority

Primaries in Maryland and West Virginia will shape the battle this fall for a Senate majority

Two congressional candidates on opposite sides of the 2021 Capitol insurrection serve as a stark reminder that the nation remains deeply divided over the deadly attack.

Current poll numbers aren't meant to tell the future

Current poll numbers aren't meant to tell the future

J. Miles Coleman with the UVA Center for Politics says not to put all your faith in current polls because they aren't meant to tell the future.

Arizona's Democratic governor signs a bill to repeal 1864 ban on most abortions

Arizona's Democratic governor signs a bill to repeal 1864 ban on most abortions

Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has signed a bill to undo a long-dormant law that bans all abortions except those done to save a patient's life, but the ban is still in effect until the fall.

Early voting for June primary begins soon

Early voting for June primary begins soon

The primary election is coming up on June 18, but that also means early voting starts this Friday.

Arizona lawmakers vote to undo near-total abortion ban, with Gov. Katie Hobbs expected to sign

Arizona lawmakers vote to undo near-total abortion ban, with Gov. Katie Hobbs expected to sign

Two Republicans joined with 14 Democrats in the Arizona Senate on Wednesday to give final legislative approval to the repeal, which narrowly won approval a week ago from the Arizona House.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene vows to force a vote next week on ousting House Speaker Mike Johnson

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene vows to force a vote next week on ousting House Speaker Mike Johnson

The Georgia Republican is forcing her colleagues to choose sides after Democratic leaders announced they'd provide the votes to save the Republican speaker's job.

Trump returns to his campaign facing a warning of jail time if he violates a trial gag order

Trump returns to his campaign facing a warning of jail time if he violates a trial gag order

Donald Trump is using a one-day break from his New York hush money trial to rally voters in the battleground states of Wisconsin and Michigan.

Florida's 6-week abortion ban takes effect as doctors worry women will lose access to health care

Florida's 6-week abortion ban takes effect as doctors worry women will lose access to health care

The ban went into effect Wednesday and affects not just women who want to terminate viable pregnancies because of personal choice, but also nonviable pregnancies for women who want to have babies.

General Assembly recap at next SSV meeting

General Assembly recap at next SSV meeting

Three area lawmakers are expected to attend and talk about what occurred earlier this year in Richmond and ongoing budget work.

Democrats say they will save Speaker Mike Johnson's job if Republicans try to oust him

Democrats say they will save Speaker Mike Johnson's job if Republicans try to oust him

House Democrats will vote to save Speaker Mike Johnson's job should some Republican lawmakers seek to remove him from the position, avoiding a repeat of when eight Republicans joined with Democrats to oust his predecessor, former Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

Florida Democrats hope abortion and marijuana questions draw young voters despite low enthusiasm

Florida Democrats hope abortion and marijuana questions draw young voters despite low enthusiasm

Democrats believe young Florida voters will go to the polls in November because of the abortion and marijuana measures on the ballot.

Arizona House advances a repeal of the state's near-total abortion ban to the Senate

Arizona House advances a repeal of the state's near-total abortion ban to the Senate

A proposed repeal of Arizona's near-total ban on abortions has won approval from the state House, clearing its first hurdle a week after a court concluded the state can enforce the 1864 law, which only offers an exception for saving the patient's life.

Senate overwhelmingly passes aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan with big bipartisan vote

Senate overwhelmingly passes aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan with big bipartisan vote

The Senate has passed $95 billion in war aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden after months of delays and debate over how involved the United States should be in foreign wars.

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney drops from Democratic gubernatorial primary

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney drops from Democratic gubernatorial primary

Richmond mayor Levar Stoney has dropped out of the race for Virginia's next governor. He was one of the two Democrats running.

Ukraine, Israel aid advances in rare House vote as Democrats help Republicans push it forward

Ukraine, Israel aid advances in rare House vote as Democrats help Republicans push it forward

A key procedural vote gained approval Friday to move ahead with the bill, Democrats joining Republicans in a rare assist.