WHAT'S HAPPENING

As we gear up to take back the House in 2018, read some of the latest news and blog posts that demand our attention and action.

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Rigged: How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump

November 25, 2017 3:46 am

by Ari Berman for MotherJones You can’t say Andrea Anthony didn’t try. A 37-year-old African American woman with an infectious smile, Anthony had voted in every major election since she was 18. On November 8, 2016, she went to the…

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Trump Is Rapidly Reshaping the Judiciary. Here’s How.

November 12, 2017 11:32 pm

By CHARLIE SAVAGE for NYTimes WASHINGTON — In the weeks before Donald J. Trump took office, lawyers joining his administration gathered at a law firm near the Capitol, where Donald F. McGahn II, the soon-to-be White House counsel, filled a…

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New York Voters Reject a Constitutional Convention

November 10, 2017 10:02 pm

By JESSE McKINLEY ALBANY — New York voters gave a resounding thumbs down to a constitutional convention on Tuesday, once again rejecting an opportunity to open the state’s founding document to a full-scale overhaul after opponents stoked fears that such…

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Let the People Pick the President

November 10, 2017 9:12 pm

By New York Times Editoral Board The winners of Tuesday’s elections — Republican or Democrat, for governor, mayor or dogcatcher — all have one thing in common: They received more votes than their opponent. That seems like a pretty fair…

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Trump Election Commission Leader Sought a Radical Change to a Key Voting Law

October 6, 2017 4:22 pm

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the vice chair of President Donald Trump’s election integrity commission, urged the Trump administration to weaken a key federal voting law, according to documents released by a federal court on Thursday. Kobach called for…

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A Strong Nominee. A Divisive Opponent. But Can Democrats Win in Alabama?

October 2, 2017 6:50 pm

The Republican primary victory last week by Roy S. Moore initially delighted Democrats who saw the inflammatory Alabamian’s humiliation of the Republican establishment as prime evidence that the Trump era had intensified the right’s unremitting internecine wars. But now Democrats…

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Get Involved With the Fight to Restore America’s Voting Rights

September 29, 2017 4:20 pm

After President Obama’s election in 2008, some state legislatures responded to the increased turnout among young people and people of color by attempting to curb voting rights. The wave of voter suppression measures accelerated after the 2010 elections, with politicians…

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Democrats Face Voter Suppression, Gerrymandering, Rightwing Media

July 21, 2017 4:26 pm

Mainstream pundits invariably and incorrectly blame Democrats’ message (or supposed lack thereof) for the party’s electoral losses. Unfortunately, some Democrats internalize that argument and try to overcompensate by crafting clunky slogans. However, there are three chief factors that explain why…