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Chicago mayor to ask City Council to spend $70M on migrant services

ALICE YIN and DAN PETRELLA Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — In an about-face, Mayor Brandon Johnson is now asking aldermen to approve using another $70 million in city funds to maintain this year’s migrant response. This week, the mayor’s office began briefing City Council members on plans to push through the item as a means to […]

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Arkansas

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Suspends Presidential Campaign

Jan. 16, 2024 12:33 pm ET Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson dropped out of the 2024 Republican presidential primary following a poor showing at the Iowa caucuses. Hutchinson, who has said the Republican party needs to move past Donald Trump because of the criminal charges he faces and his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, […]

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Alabama

Five Takeaways From Last Night’s GOP Debate in Alabama | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—Nikki Haley’s Republican presidential nomination rivals attacked her for being too cozy with American corporations during a debate Wednesday night that showcased her ascent in the race and the party’s sharp populist turn. The former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador took heat for receiving support from wealthy Democratic donors on Wall Street […]

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Alabama

Teachers Unions Spend Big on GOP State Lawmakers | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Ten Republican-led states have passed universal school choice since 2021, yet much of the South is lagging. There’s a simple explanation: Many Republican lawmakers are teachers-union allies and likely need to be defeated in primary elections for school choice to pass. Republicans against school choice have largely couched their opposition by asserting that rural areas […]

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Alaska

Ranked-Choice Voting Makes a Joke of Alaska Politics | #alaska | #politics

Wasilla, Alaska Advocates of ranked-choice voting say it elevates centrist candidates, keeps campaigns positive, and promotes debate of important issues. That isn’t how it’s going in Alaska. The Last Frontier is in the middle of an experiment that has confused voters, popularized fringe candidates and could lead to unrepresentative outcomes. Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & […]

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Alabama

Republican Senators Confront Tommy Tuberville Over Blocked Military Promotions | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Updated Nov. 1, 2023 11:08 pm ET WASHINGTON—Republican senators ran out of patience Wednesday night with Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s monthslong hold on hundreds of military promotions. In a dramatic showdown, a group of Tuberville’s fellow Republicans, most of whom have military backgrounds, took to the Senate floor to try to confirm dozens of those […]

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Alabama

Tuberville Pushes to Confirm Marines’ No. 2 After Commandant Hospitalized | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON—Sen. Tommy Tuberville, who has held up hundreds of military promotions, is asking his colleagues to support an effort to quickly confirm Lt. Gen. Christopher Mahoney as second-in-command to the U.S. Marine Corps after its top officer collapsed during a jog on Sunday and was taken to the hospital, according to a senior Senate aide. […]

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