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After Kansas Win, Abortion Rights Advocates Call Ballot Measures the 'Next Frontier'

"Ballot initiatives are a phenomenally powerful tool when there's a disconnect between the popularity of an issue and what's being enacted by politicians," said Kelly Hall of the Fairness Project.

Jessica Corbett ·


Sanders Crafts Amendment to Close 'Holes' in Medicare That 'Are Harming Seniors'

"Adding dental, vision, and hearing benefits to Medicare is supported by 84% of the American people," said an aide to the senator, who plans to propose including the expansion in Democrats' reconciliation package.

Brett Wilkins ·


Fetterman Celebrates 1 Million Individual Donations Ahead of Return to Campaign Trail

"The total number of contributions is a major milestone that demonstrates Fetterman's unmatched and steady grassroots support across the commonwealth."

Julia Conley ·


98 Million in US Skipped Treatment or Cut Back on Essentials to Pay for Healthcare This Year

"People have been making trade-offs to pay for healthcare for years. Inflation has only made things worse as people are also now struggling with the high price of gas, food, and electricity," said the president of West Health, which conducted the new poll with Gallup.

Jessica Corbett ·


Trump's GOP Embraces Orban's Racist Eugenics

The authoritarian Hungarian leader's rhetoric is familiar to anyone who lived through the Nazi holocaust, but prominent American Republicans have rushed to his defense.

Robert Reich ·


'We Should Unite Our Forces': Orbán Serves Up Far-Right Red Meat to CPAC Crowd

"The Republican playbook is the Viktor Orbán playbook," said one observer. "And you can call that what you want—but I am going to continue to call it fascism."

Julia Conley ·


After Shielding Tax Loophole for Private Equity, Sinema Backs Senate Bill

"Kyrsten Sinema has spent her entire Senate term posturing for a multimillion-dollar job in private equity," said one critic. "Now she's looking to close the deal."

Jake Johnson ·


'Authoritarian Crusade': DeSantis Suspends State Attorney Over Pledges on Abortion, Gender-Affirming Care

"It's absolutely insane that a prosecutor elected by the people of his county can just be suspended by a governor for not carrying out the governor's pet projects of reaction," said one critic.

Jessica Corbett ·


Bowman Introduces Bill to Help People 'Crushed by the Burden of High Prices'

"People cannot afford to live in America today," the New York progressive said while unveiling his anti-price gouging legislation, "and our government needs better tools to respond."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Catastrophic': Michigan Town Votes to Defund Library Over LGBTQ+ Material

The vote "demonstrates why forces opposed to public libraries, schools, and the taxes that pay for them are culture warring so hard," said one critic.

Julia Conley ·

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