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New Mexico’s governor signs up to be volunteer substitute teacher amid staffing shortage
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New Mexico’s governor signs up to be volunteer substitute teacher amid staffing shortage

Faced with a dire staffing shortage in schools, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has taken drastic measures. The Democratic governor launched an initiative Wednesday asking state workers and National Guard members to become licensed volunteer substitute K-12 teachers and child care workers. Lujan Grisham has completed the registration to become licensed as a substitute…READ MORE

US putting together ‘global’ strategy to increase gas production if Russia invades Ukraine, officials say
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US putting together ‘global’ strategy to increase gas production if Russia invades Ukraine, officials say

The Biden administration has been in regular discussions with a number of countries and companies in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia about stepping up production of liquified natural gas to Europe in the event that a Russian invasion of Ukraine leads to gas shortages, multiple US officials familiar with the discussions told…READ MORE

January 6 committee has been talking with ex-attorney general William Barr, chairman says
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January 6 committee has been talking with ex-attorney general William Barr, chairman says

The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection has been having conversations with former Attorney General William Barr, the committee’s chairman said Sunday. “To be honest with you, we’ve had conversations with the former attorney general already,” Rep. Bennie Thompson told CBS’ Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” when asked if the committee would…READ MORE

Sanders says it was ‘absolutely’ appropriate for Sinema to be censured
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Sanders says it was ‘absolutely’ appropriate for Sinema to be censured

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday it was appropriate for the Arizona Democratic Party to censure moderate Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for her vote against a filibuster carve-out for voting rights, a key priority for Democrats. “Absolutely it was. On that particular vote that she and (West Virginia Sen. Joe) Manchin cast, we were trying to…READ MORE

Blinken says ‘a single additional Russian force’ entering Ukraine would trigger US response
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Blinken says ‘a single additional Russian force’ entering Ukraine would trigger US response

Secretary of State Antony Blinken amplified his warning against a Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying “a single additional Russian force” entering Ukraine “in an aggressive way” would result in a severe response by the US and its allies. “If a single additional Russian force goes into Ukraine in an aggressive way, as I said, that…READ MORE

Could Florida turn off the sun? Advocates say a utility-backed bill imperils rooftop solar in the Sunshine State
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Could Florida turn off the sun? Advocates say a utility-backed bill imperils rooftop solar in the Sunshine State

Steve Rutherford had a unique mission as a Navy SEAL: Help the military harness the power of the sun. Traces of his work could be seen around Afghanistan starting in 2010. The solar panels he installed turned the desert’s relentless rays into energy that kept bases operating even when cut off from diesel lines. When…READ MORE

How a group of senators in 1975 came up with a rule that changed the chamber forever
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How a group of senators in 1975 came up with a rule that changed the chamber forever

Democrats failed spectacularly this week to change filibuster rules in the Senate. The end results are twofold: The total collapse of Democrats’ effort to enact a national voting rights standard. The 60-vote threshold to overcome the filibuster and pass legislation in the Senate seems as immovable as ever. But the 60-vote threshold is relatively new.…READ MORE

Sinema censured by Arizona Democrats over filibuster stance that blocked voting rights legislation
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Sinema censured by Arizona Democrats over filibuster stance that blocked voting rights legislation

The Arizona Democratic Party’s executive board announced Saturday it formally censured Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for voting to maintain the Senate’s filibuster rules, effectively blocking Democrats’ voting legislation, a key priority for the party. The symbolic gesture Saturday from Arizona Democrats adds to the mounting pressure Sinema is facing from those in her state…READ MORE

Former Trump campaign adviser acknowledges being part of 2020 ‘alternate electors’ plot
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Former Trump campaign adviser acknowledges being part of 2020 ‘alternate electors’ plot

Boris Epshteyn, an adviser for former President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, acknowledged Friday that he was part of the effort to prop up so-called “alternate electors” to support Trump in key states. “Is that something you ever worked on or would support, for example, in Michigan?” MSNBC’s Ari Melber asked him Friday night. “Yes,…READ MORE