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Democratic congressman calls on Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Democratic congressman calls on Justice Stephen Breyer to retireDemocratic Rep. Mondaire Jones on Friday said Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer should retire this summer, becoming the first congressional member to publicly call for the 82-year-old justice to step down. ….. Read More.CNN – Politics | Politics & GovernmentFri, April 16, 20213 hours ago


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Why Democrats Might Need to Play Dirty to Win

Why Democrats Might Need to Play Dirty to WinTo hear Democratic leaders decry gerrymandering as part of their current bid to enact landmark voting-rights legislation, you’d think the centuries-old practice was a mortal threat to the republic. But political necessity could soon demand that Democrats drop their purity act. To keep their narrow House majority, they might have to deploy the tactic everywhere they can, and every bit as aggressively as Republicans do.Nowhere are the stakes higher for Democrats than in New York. The party there has its largest legislative majorities in a century and more sway over more seats than anywhere else in the country. A cutthroat approach to redistricting in New York could eliminate or substantially alter as many as five GOP-held seats—a number equivalent to the Democrats’ entire edge in the House.The early maneuvering by New York Democrats is already revealing the party’s shaky commitment to its…


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9 Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Sentenced For 2019 Protests

9 Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Sentenced For 2019 ProtestsNine activists and lawmakers were sentenced to prison terms Friday for their participation in the 2019 anti-government protests. (Image credit: Kin Cheung/AP) ….. Read More.NPR – Politics | Politics & GovernmentFri, April 16, 202110 hours ago



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House members pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to help bridge the gender pay gap

House members pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to help bridge the gender pay gapSides are already being taken in support and against the legislation By Gary Guthrie of ConsumerAffairs April 16, 2021 The U.S. House of Representatives passed an overhaul of existing labor laws on Thursday. If enacted as written, the new bill — the Paycheck Fairness Act — should provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. The legislation certainly has a champion in President Biden. He said the bill is more than just an economic imperative its a moral imperative as well. We are still a long way from achieving pay equity in America. In nearly every job more than 90 percent of occupations women are still earning less than men. … Those gaps are an affront to our values as a nation they…


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