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Critics Say New Supreme Court Ruling Gives Gun Lobby 'Just What It Paid For'

"Today, the Supreme Court made it clear that it cares more about protecting the interests of the gun lobby than American lives."

Jake Johnson ·


'Devastating': Supreme Court Blows Massive Hole in State Gun Control Efforts

"This goes so, so far beyond concealed carry," wrote one court reporter. "The Supreme Court has effectively rendered gun restrictions presumptively unconstitutional."

Jake Johnson ·


After Horrific Earthquake, US Pushed to Return Billions It 'Stole Like Crooks' From Afghans

Afghans for a Better Tomorrow said President Joe Biden "should move quickly and decisively at this critical moment; time is of the essence."

Jake Johnson ·


Manchin Pushes Even More Healthcare Means Testing as West Virginians Suffer

As the West Virginia Democrat blocks Medicare expansion and demands more restrictions on Affordable Care Act subsidies, residents of his home state are "extracting their own teeth with a hammer."

Jake Johnson ·


Warren Warns Powell That Fed's Rate Hikes Could Drive US Economy 'Off a Cliff'

"You know what's worse than high inflation and low unemployment? It's high inflation with a recession and millions of people out of work," Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Jerome Powell.

Jake Johnson ·


Amid Jan. 6 Hearings, Watchdogs Warn GOP Efforts to Steal Elections Are 'Still Underway'

"MAGA Republicans are not giving up," warned one progressive. "They're now trying to pack election administration offices—from secretary of state to county clerk—with election deniers."

Jake Johnson ·


Democratic Groups Panned Over 'Dangerous' Midterm Ploy to Boost GOP Extremists

One critic warned it is "incredibly reckless" for Democrats to promote far-right GOP contenders in an attempt to secure more favorable general election matchups.

Jake Johnson ·


'Villages Have Been Completely Destroyed': Earthquake Kills 900+ in Afghanistan

"The death toll is likely to rise as some of the villages are in remote areas in the mountains and it will take some time to collect details," said one Afghan official.

Jake Johnson ·

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