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Recent articles by Eugene:

Arbery verdict shows system ‘isn’t totally broken,' activists say, as they call for more racial ‘justice’

Three White men were convicted of murdering the Black man in Georgia last year. → Read More

Infrastructure bill signing: Who was there

Identifying the politicians, labor and business leaders behind President Biden when he signed the infrastructure bill into law. → Read More

Andre Dickens, Felicia A. Moore advance to runoff for Atlanta mayor

Former mayor Kasim Reed finished third, falling short in his bid for a comeback. → Read More

State Department issues first passport with ‘X’ gender marker

The change in policy was previously announced in June during LGBT Pride Month, a step the Biden administration views as an expansion of the rights of gay Americans. → Read More

Republicans, once hesitant to back Herschel Walker, rally to support football star and Senate candidate

Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the No. 2 Republican in party leadership, endorsed the Trump-backed candidate on Monday. → Read More

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appoints former Trump attorney to top elections role

John Scott will oversee Texas elections, including Abbott’s reelection race for governor. → Read More

Graham says tens of thousands of Brazilian immigrants ‘wearing designer clothes and Gucci bags’ are headed for Connecticut

The Republican senator, an outspoken critic of President Biden’s immigration policies, recently visited the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. → Read More

North Carolina’s GOP lieutenant governor rejects Democratic calls to resign after he called LGBTQ community ‘filth’

Mark Robinson made the remarks in June, and they surfaced last week in a video, drawing criticism from the state’s Democratic lawmakers. → Read More

Biden becomes first president to commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The president also issued a proclamation marking Columbus Day that also acknowledges the detrimental impact of European explorers on Native Americans. → Read More

Ariz. Republicans tell Congress: Maricopa County held ‘free, fair and accurate election’ that Biden won

Several GOP lawmakers continued to question the 2020 outcome, with Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona insisting it remains unclear. → Read More

Sen. Grassley congratulates Korean American judge for the ‘hard work ethic’ of ‘you and your people’

President Biden nominated Lucy Koh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first Korean American woman to serve as a federal appellate judge. → Read More

Sen. Murkowski bemoans surge of covid cases in Alaska, decries comparisons of mask mandates to Nazis

In an impassioned speech in the Senate, the lawmaker said the effect of the pandemic in Alaska has been devastating on its health-care resources. → Read More

Sen. Grassley, the oldest GOP senator at 88, announces he will seek another term

The decision by the Iowa senator boosts Republican prospects for holding the seat next year. → Read More

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis marries longtime partner Marlon Reis

Polis, the first openly gay man elected governor, married his longtime partner, Marlon Reis, Wednesday. → Read More

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis marries longtime partner Marlon Reis

The first openly gay governor elected to office married his longtime partner. → Read More

‘The vaccines do work:’ Trump says he’s proud of the coronavirus vaccines but rejects any mandates

The former president said that the government must “maintain your freedoms,” and that mandates won’t be necessary because “this thing is eventually going to go away.” → Read More

House passes bill to strengthen Voting Rights Act in face of new restrictions in GOP-led states

There had historically been bipartisan support for the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but that changed after a 2013 Supreme Court decision weakened the law. → Read More

House Democrats introduce bill named for John Lewis to shore up Voting Rights Act

The legislation is in response to recent efforts by GOP-led legislatures across the country to limit voting access. → Read More

Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended from Twitter for a week over misleading comments on coronavirus vaccines

The Georgia lawmaker criticized the potential full approval of the vaccines. → Read More

Rep. Mo Brooks seeks immunity from suit accusing him on inciting Jan. 6 insurrection

The Alabama congressman spoke to Trump supporters at a rally hours before they stormed the Capitol. → Read More