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Study finds state legislatures are dominated by White men

Study finds state legislatures are dominated by White men

State legislatures are majority White and male, and are especially lacking in representation for first- and second-generation immigrants, according to a new report from New American Leaders, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping naturalized citizens or their children run for elected office. Of the current 7,383 state legislators in the US more than 81% are…MORE

Trump trashes CDC school-reopening guidelines — then CDC updates them

Trump trashes CDC school-reopening guidelines — then CDC updates them

After President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that he disagreed with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for safely reopening schools because they are “very tough” and “expensive,” the agency said it would issue new recommendations next week. The move came as the Trump administration makes a concerted push for schools to reopen by…MORE

Covid-19 creates headaches for Republicans racing to stage Florida convention

Covid-19 creates headaches for Republicans racing to stage Florida convention

The surge in coronavirus cases in Florida is creating fresh headaches for Republicans who are scrambling to raise money and quickly organize a political convention in the state after President Donald Trump abandoned plans to accept his party’s nomination in Charlotte, North Carolina. Florida, the site of next month’s scaled-down convention, is now one of…MORE

Here are the 3 Supreme Court cases the justices have yet to rule on

Here are the 3 Supreme Court cases the justices have yet to rule on

The Supreme Court is ending its term unusually late this year, with decisions in three cases still under wraps days after the justices would have typically cleared out its docket for the season. The coronavirus pandemic can be partly blamed for the delay. Already, the justices broke tradition in May by holding oral arguments over…MORE

Mississippians could vote to strike a Jim Crow-era voting process in November

Mississippians could vote to strike a Jim Crow-era voting process in November

Mississippians in November will decide whether to change a Jim Crow-era voting provision that critics say suppresses Black political power. Under current state law, as written in Mississippi’s 1890 Constitution, winners of state-level, statewide offices must receive both an outright majority of the popular vote and a majority of the state’s 122 House districts. If…MORE

Government watchdog probing controversial Census hirings

Government watchdog probing controversial Census hirings

An internal government watchdog is reviewing a move that once again stoked concerns about political meddling in the Census Bureau. The creation in June of two new political positions at the Census Bureau raised eyebrows among the statistical world and those who watch the Census. The bureau, which is currently conducting its decennial count, is…MORE

Primary results: 3 takeaways from New Jersey and Delaware

Primary results: 3 takeaways from New Jersey and Delaware

For voters who hadn’t yet mailed in their ballots in New Jersey and Delaware, Tuesday was a hurry-up-and-wait kind of day. Now that the deadline has passed, assuming there aren’t any late-night mail collections, the waiting begins. Don’t expect a full slate of results for about a week in the Garden State, which doesn’t traditionally…MORE

Chief Justice John Roberts was briefly hospitalized in June after a fall

Chief Justice John Roberts was briefly hospitalized in June after a fall

Chief Justice John Roberts was briefly hospitalized on June 21 after falling while walking near his home, a spokeswoman for the Supreme Court said Tuesday. “The Chief Justice was treated at a local hospital on June 21 for an injury to his forehead sustained in a fall while walking for exercise near his home,” said…MORE