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Pelosi delivers House floor speech on her political future

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Schumer’s political prescription: More Pelosi, more bipartisan deals

What comes next won’t be easy for him, though: There’s reason to believe Schumer’s majority will face even tougher conditions next Congress. Democrats are defending more than a half-dozen battleground seats in 2024, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing a sustained backlash from cross-aisle collaborations that could hamstring him from deal-cutting. Not to …

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Lesbians score big political gains in midterm election’s ‘rainbow wave’

The 2022 midterm elections ignited what LGBTQ advocates called yet another “rainbow wave,” with over 430 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer candidates emerging victorious. Lesbians scored some of the biggest wins, including two historic firsts in gubernatorial races.  In Massachusetts, Democrat Maura Healey swept to victory on Election Day, becoming the first lesbian elected …

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Pelosi: Some people voted because political violence has ‘gone too far’

“There’s nobody that’s disassociating themselves from the horrible response that they gave,” Pelosi said to host Dana Bash, calling those responses “ridiculous, disrespectful” and “disgraceful.” Paul Pelosi suffered an attack with a hammer in their San Francisco home late last month. The alleged assailant, David DePape, allegedly sought to kidnap the speaker and harm her …

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Gretchen Whitmer says her win was a rejection of political violence

She acknowledged that “a governor can’t fix inflation,” but framed abortion as a key economic issue, as she did during her campaign. “The ability to decide when and whether to have a child is the biggest economic decision a woman will make,” Whitmer said to host Dana Bash. In the election last week, Democrats outperformed …

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Tim Scott beefs up political operation with top Senate aide

Scott’s increasingly high profile has sparked buzz that he is readying a national campaign. In August, he traveled to Iowa, which hosts the GOP’s first presidential nominating contest, and he is expected to return to the state later this week. Last fall, he made a trip to New Hampshire, another key state on the calendar. …

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Cotton moves key aide to political operation

Colas has been a central player in Cotton’s orbit, having served as his deputy chief of staff and legal counsel. Cotton called Colas a “trusted advisor and friend” in a statement, and he said he would “continue to benefit from his counsel.” South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott has also begun to take steps to buttress …

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