Michigan ballot initiative proposes strict photo ID law

Conservative activists filed paperwork to put a strict photo ID requirement on the ballot in Michigan, the first step in an unusual legislative maneuver designed to enact restrictions despite opposition from the state’s Democratic governor.A group calling itself Secure MI Vote filed paperwork with the state Bureau of Elections on Thursday, proposing a potential citizen’s…

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Democrats Introduce Bill Creating 18-Year Supreme Court Term Limits, Nominations Every Two Years

Topline A handful of House Democrats on Tuesday introduced long-shot legislation to fundamentally reshape the Supreme Court, which comes amid pressure from progressives to take action over a recent Court decision that left in place a controversial Texas abortion law. WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 22: A morning commuter walks passed the U.S. Supreme Court on…

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Biden orders declassification reviews of documents related to Sept 11

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the August Jobs Report at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 3, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday ordered reviews of the potential declassification of documents from the FBI’s investigation into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.”When…

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New Mexico braces for influx after Supreme Court allows Texas abortion restrictions

Italia Aranda, who works as an abortion care counselor at the Mariposa Fund in New Mexico, expects to be putting in even longer hours now that a restrictive anti-abortion law has gone into effect in neighboring Texas.She’ll be far from the only one.Across New Mexico — where there are few restrictions on abortion — providers,…

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Fauci: ‘Dramatic Data’ From Israel Support COVID-19 Boosters

WASHINGTON — COVID booster shots are showing good efficacy in Israel, Anthony Fauci, MD, chief medical advisor to President Biden, said Thursday at a briefing held by the White House COVID-19 Response Team. Researchers have found that, even with the country’s very high vaccination rate, “we see new PCR-positive infections and new severe COVID cases…

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Study reveals extreme winter weather is related to Arctic change

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study shows that the frequency of polar vortex disruptions that is most favorable for extreme winter weather in the United States is increasing, and that Arctic change is likely contributing to the increasing trend. Led by Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), University Massachusetts Lowell and the Hebrew University of…

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