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Author: Nate Gundy

Black voters, representing 40% of Mississippi’s overall population, have begun reengaging with the political process. Five Black candidates are running for state-wide office, each trying to become the first African American candidate to win in the posts they are campaigning for. Voting rights advocates hope this effort will catalyze change in the state, rebuilding the Black communities voting base and giving Democrats more opportunities in jurisdictions currently controlled by Republicans. Visit ABC News to learn moreImage Credit:Peter Ciro (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED)

Republican Representatives Ken Buck of Colorado and Kay Granger of Texas have announced they won’t seek re-election to the House of Representatives. While announcing his decision, Buck emphasized his disappointment in Congress's inability to address major issues and with the Republican Party’s continued reliance on the lie that the 2020 election was stolen. When announcing her decision Granger, who is 80 years old, told reporters she believes it is time for a new generation of leaders.Visit NBC News to learn moreImage Credit:Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA

Representative George Santos, the New York Republican who admitted to lying about his background and has now been indicted on federal fraud charges, survived a bipartisan effort to expel him from the House of Representatives. The expulsion resolution was led by Santos’ fellow New York Republicans, but after a vote of 179 in favor of expulsion, 213 against, and 19 voting present Santos will remain in office for the time being.Visit NBC News to learn moreImage Credit:DonkeyHotey (CC BY 2.0 DEED)

Following the deadly October 7th attack by Hamas, President Joe Biden has promised his unfettered support to Israel and its people. However, Palestinian and Arab Americans have expressed increasing outrage over the President's response to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, which has killed over 9,000 people including over 3,400 children. In the first national poll of Arab Americans since the conflict began only 17% of Arab American voters say they will vote for Biden in 2024, an unprecedented drop from 59% in 2020. Arab American

US District Judge Tanya Chutkan has reinstated the gag order she placed on former President Donald Trump earlier this month in his federal election subversion case. Judge Chutkan first issued the order after prosecutors raised concerns that Trump could intimidate witnesses or encourage harm against prosecutors through his public comments. Trump criticized the order harshly over social media claiming it infringed on his freedom of speech. Visit CNN to learn moreImage Credit:Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)