US politics

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Biden to pitch economic agenda for middle-class Americans – live
Speech will focus on ensuring the wealthy and large corporations pay their fair share in taxes

Joan E Greve in Washington

16, Sep, 2021 @3:44 PM

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Heads of Exxon and BP called on to testify before Congress to address climate crisis
Representative Ro Khanna says documents reveal ‘very troubling facts’ related to the fossil fuel industry’s efforts to discredit climate science

Chris McGreal

16, Sep, 2021 @3:13 PM

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How Democrats could actually pass their new voting rights bill | The fight to vote
Despite the huge obstacle that the filibuster poses, this new bill is significant – Democrats aren’t willing to let voting reform go

Sam Levine

16, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘Fascist and tyrannical’: US vaccine mandates induce rightwing hysteria
Joe Biden has been criticized for his Covid prevention measures by the right but the public appears to be on his side

David Smith in Washington

16, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Study Newsom’s playbook’: what Democrats – and Republicans – can learn from California’s recall
Governor’s strategy could help Democrats in some states but also offers them a warning

Maanvi Singh

16, Sep, 2021 @1:24 AM

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US forges security partnership with UK and Australia to counter China – as it happened
Biden joins PMs of UK and Australia for rare joint virtual address

Maanvi Singh and Joan E Greve

16, Sep, 2021 @12:54 AM

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What does Gavin Newsom’s recall victory mean for California?
The governor easily defeated the attempt to remove him from office as voters indicated they didn’t want a dramatic change of course

Dani Anguiano

15, Sep, 2021 @5:39 PM

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‘Stay tuned’: Elder hints at rematch against Newsom as he concedes California recall
Republican talk radio host tells supporters to ‘stay tuned’ after governor handily defeats historic recall effort

Maanvi Singh in Oakland and agencies

15, Sep, 2021 @2:37 PM

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Republicans overplayed their hand in California – and Democrats are laughing | Lloyd Green
Larry Elder just discovered that his brand appeals to a tiny fraction of voters. Republican governors in Texas and Florida may learn similar lessons

Lloyd Green

15, Sep, 2021 @1:39 PM

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Gavin Newsom will remain California governor after handily defeating recall attempt
California voters resoundingly reject choice to replace Democratic governor, who faced a battle for his political life

Maanvi Singh in Oakland

15, Sep, 2021 @12:09 PM

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Amy Coney Barrett says the supreme court aren’t ‘partisan hacks’. Oh really? | David Sirota
Never mind the court’s wildly rightwing bent and secretive ‘shadow docket’ – or Barrett’s refusal to recuse herself from a case with a clear conflict of interest

David Sirota

15, Sep, 2021 @10:19 AM

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Texas’s largest companies stay silent on state abortion ban despite outrage
Corporations, including American Airlines and ExxonMobil, have not made statements about the ban that all but outlaws abortion

Lauren Aratani

15, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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