Lawmakers are weighing legislative fixes to the Electoral Count Act

February 7, 2022 - 5:01am EST
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The argument over the vice president's role in counting electoral votes fueled the Jan. 6 protests, thanks to ambiguity in the Electoral Count Act. A push to clarify the law is gaining traction.

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The first-term congressman, who lost his reelection bid in last week's primary, is accused of promoting a cryptocurrency he had a financial interest in and an "improper relationship" with a staffer.

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In a blow to Gov. Ron DeSantis, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said social media companies' moderation and curation efforts were protected by the First Amendment.

May 23 - 4:39pm EDT

Before her campaign even began, Sarah Huckabee Sanders nabbed an endorsement for her race for Arkansas governor from former President Donald Trump. She is the favorite to win the GOP primary Tuesday.

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Deep-red Alabama has a primary on Tuesday. And Republican candidates are trying to prove they're aligned with Donald Trump by denying the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.

May 23 - 4:29pm EDT

In Georgia's primary, one of the people everyone is talking about isn't on the ballot. Former President Trump has endorsed thirteen candidates there.

May 23 - 4:10pm EDT

President Biden said that the U.S. is committed to defend Taiwan in case of an attack by mainland China. China claims the island as its own, and has threatened to invade if it declares independence.

May 23 - 5:09am EDT

Musician John Legend is using his national platform to elevate local races for district attorney — endorsing progressive prosecutors who prioritize preventative solutions over incarceration.

May 23 - 5:01am EDT

Advocates of the proposal say it would prevent overdoses, slow the spread of HIV and inspire drug users to seek help, while proponents say safe injection sites would create an "open drug scene."

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A White House official said Biden's comments did not reflect a policy shift, even though the U.S. traditionally has avoided making such an explicit security guarantee to Taiwan.