Shiny new ballots: Record number of states eyeing ranked-choice voting
Twenty-two legislatures considered bills this year that would bring in a voting system where voters get more say on the ballot. Well, more chad punches, anyway.
House leaders call for Jeff Fortenberry to resign over felony convictions
Hours after Republican Representative Jeff Fortenberry was convicted of lying to the FBI about illegal campaign contributions, calls for the Nebraska lawmaker’s resignation from Congress began to make their away around Capitol Hill.
Giuliani-linked Parnas pleads guilty to Fraud Guarantee scheme
Giuliani crony Lev Parnas, already convicted of campaign finance crimes, pleaded guilty on Friday morning to an additional count of wire fraud conspiracy.
Markets forge ahead, unmoved by newly hawkish Fed or rising oil prices
The Federal Reserve has done a heel turn and turned hawkish on interest rates, but investors seem relatively unperturbed by the move, posting a second consecutive week of gains.
Latest jobs report shows big gains for California, as unemployment falls to 5.4%
The Golden State is outpacing the rest of the nation in job creation, according to the latest jobs report from the state Employment Development Department that suggests the state is recovering from the ravages of the pandemic-induced business shutdowns of two years ago.
Judge tosses out Maryland’s redistricting map as gerrymandered
Saying a new U.S. House district map passed by Maryland’s General Assembly was skewed to unfairly favor Democrats, a state court judge blocked the drawing Friday.
US to deliver natural gas to Europe, Biden gets close to warzone
U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday said the United States will begin shipping large amounts of liquefied natural gas to European nations vowing to wean themselves off cheap Russian gas, the main source of income underpinning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime.
British royals face backlash from pro-republic activists in Jamaica
An official state visit to Jamaica by the second in line to the British throne has been overshadowed by a burgeoning republican movement calling for the removal of the monarchy and demanding reparations.
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