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Many Black Americans and voting rights advocates are comparing Republican Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamys’ proposal to institute a civics test for young voters to voting restrictions on African Americans in place before the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Ramaswamys’ proposal would require Americans aged 18-24 to pass the same civics test required for immigrants to become citizens of the United States unless they complete six months of military or first-responder service. Carol Anderson, an Emory University Professor, compared the candidates plan to literacy

One year before the next presidential election Joe Biden and Donald Trump are tied, each receiving 37% of the vote in a new USA Today/Suffolk University Poll. Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. cost Trump a narrow lead; Kennedy won 13% of the vote, with Kennedy supporters saying by a rate of 2-1 that they would have otherwise supported the Republican candidate. Cornel West, who also plans to run as an independent candidate, is currently receiving 4% of the vote with his supporters saying

Since House Republicans dropped Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio as their nominee for Speaker of the House, 7 new candidates have thrown their hat in the ring for the leadership position. The 7 candidates include House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Okla., Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich., Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La. and Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas.. However, of these 7 Representatives, only Emmer of Minnesota and Scott of Georgia voted to certify President Biden’s

According to a court filing in Dominion Voting Systems defamation lawsuit against the network, Fox News hosts privately shared that they did not believe then-President Donald Trump’s allegations of fraud in the 2020 election, despite devoting airtime to many of those same false claims. In addition to Fox hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingram, Fox Corporation chair Rupert Murdoch also spoke privately against former-President Trump’s claims calling them “really crazy stuff” and “damaging.” Dominion Voting Systems filed the lawsuit against Fox News

Following Republican Senators’ most recent rejection of a modified voting rights reform proposal, President Joe Biden has told anchor Anderson Cooper in a town hall interview that he is willing to consider supporting revisions to the filibuster - and possibly even supporting its elimination. However, President Biden maintained that he would prefer to make the filibuster harder to execute, perhaps by requiring Senators to physically hold the floor and speak, as was customary in the past  Biden also expressed the fear that if he