Statewide elections bring historic wins for Democrats
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Statewide elections bring historic wins for Democrats

Last week, the results of multiple statewide elections were announced. While Republican Tate Reeves won the governorship in Mississippi, Democrats saw significant wins in Kentucky and Virginia. With all precincts reporting in Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear beat Republican Gov. Matt Bevin by 5,198 votes—0.36 percent…

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DeSantis announces proposal to raise teacher salaries
Governor DeSantis's $603 million proposal would raise starting salaries to $47,500.

DeSantis announces proposal to raise teacher salaries

Photo courtesy of Gage SkidmoreGovernor DeSantis's $603 million proposal would raise starting salaries to $47,500. When Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ran in November 2018, he was not known across the country for wanting to make education a priority, but for telling his two-year-old daughter to…

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Progression of parental consent bill in Florida Legislature poses possible threat to youth reproductive rights
Students making signs before participating in the SLUT Walk.

Progression of parental consent bill in Florida Legislature poses possible threat to youth reproductive rights

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the Florida House Health and Human Services Committee voted 12-6 in favor of advancing House Bill (HB) 265/Senate Bill (SB) 404, otherwise known as the Parental Notice of and Consent for Abortion Act, through a single-committee stop, effectively fast-tracking the bill…

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Margret Good, new contender for Congress
Sofia Lombardi and Maragret Good stand together for a picture.

Margret Good, new contender for Congress

Photo courtesy of Kay MathersSofia Lombardi and Margret Good stand together for a picture. In Florida’s 16th Congressional District, the Republican party has held the congressional seat for more than a decade. Congressman Vern Buchanan has represented District 16 since 2007, and although several Democrats…

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Doctors for Camp Closure protest immigration policies
This local DC physican was heavily involved in advocating for pro-immigration policies.

Doctors for Camp Closure protest immigration policies

On Saturday, Oct. 19, Doctors for Camp Closure (D4CC) held a rally in the U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza, mere blocks from the White House. This rally turned out nearly a hundred physicians, students, reporters and local activists, all ready to challenge the actions of the…

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Impeachment proceedings continue within Congress
Department of Defense senior leaders attend the 9/11 Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2017. During the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, 184 people were killed at the Pentagon. (DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

Impeachment proceedings continue within Congress

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the House of Representatives will reconvene and the impeachment inquiry launched by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Sept. 24, 2019 will continue. Until then, however, many updates, including high-profile depositions and subpoenas, await Americans. Following an anonymous whistleblower complaint…

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President Trump faces impeachment inquiries
President Donald Trump released several statements, his final being a condemnation on violence "on both sides" during the Charlottesville violence.

President Trump faces impeachment inquiries

Amid potentially confusing and misleading information regarding the impeachment inquiries against President Trump that have been launched by House Democrats, Americans are still attempting to piece together exactly what these inquiries entail, using past models of impeachment efforts from the Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and…

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