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A group of civil rights organizations will host another March on Washington in August to demand that Congress pass sweeping voting rights legislation and that state lawmakers halt efforts to enact bills that restrict voting access. ...
Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn slammed the Democrats’ sweeping elections reform bill saying the left “has launched an assault on having free and fair elections,” warning ahead of negotiations that it will be “very difficult” for Republicans to get on board. ...
David Plouffe, former senior adviser to President Obama, says Democrats should use all the power they have right now to pass voting rights legislation because “these are not normal times.” He tells Lawrence O’Donnell that after Senate Republicans rejected Democrats’ good faith effort to amend the voting rights bill, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) now have even more of a reason to support a change to the filibuster rule. ...
A budget plan being authored by Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to force taxpayers to spend $150 billion on providing amnesty to illegal aliens  ...

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