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Web3 upends IP – POLITICO

Web3 upends IP – POLITICO

With help from Derek Robertson Warner Music Group’s headquarters in Burbank, California. | Wikimedia Commons As computers begin producing art-like works and NFTs offer a new way to own digital content, businesses, governments and internet users are experimenting with their approaches to intellectual property rights. The experiments show the ways in which emerging tech is …

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Full transcript: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on “Face the Nation,” Sept. 25, 2022

The following is the full transcript of an interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that aired Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, on “Face the Nation.” MARGARET BRENNAN: We turn now to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky. Mr. President, thank you for talking to us. I want to ask you right away about these referenda that …

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Putin grants Russian citizenship to former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden

President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden, according to a decree signed by the Russian leader on Monday. Snowden is one of 75 foreign nationals listed by the decree as being granted Russian citizenship. The decree was published on an official government website. Snowden, a former contractor with …

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Full transcript of “Face the Nation” on Sept. 25, 2022

On this “Face the Nation” broadcast moderated by Margaret Brennan: Volodymyr Zelenskyy, president of Ukraine Jake Sullivan, White House national security adviser Raphael Bostic, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Rep. Pete Aguilar, Democrat of California Click here to browse full transcripts of “Face the Nation.”   MARGARET BRENNAN: Good morning, and welcome …

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The Takeout Podcast: A CBS News original political podcast

Download, rate and subscribe here: iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Stitcher. Live from the Texas Tribune Fest: Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) Republican congressman Chip Roy, whose district stretches from Austin to San Antonio, joins Major for a conversation before a live audience at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, TX. Roy dishes on the Trump documents investigation, …

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Florida emergency declared as Tropical Storm Ian strengthens

Florida emergency declared as Tropical Storm Ian strengthens

President Joe Biden also declared an emergency for the state, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to coordinate disaster relief efforts and provide assistance to protect lives and property. The National Hurricane Center said Ian is forecast to rapidly strengthen in the coming days before moving over …

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This week on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan,” September 25, 2022: Zelenskyy, Sullivan, Aguilar, Bostic

This week on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan,” September 25, 2022: Zelenskyy, Sullivan, Aguilar, Bostic

“Face the Nation” Guest Lineup: Volodymyr Zelenskyy – President of Ukraine Jake Sullivan – White House National Security Adviser Rep. Pete Aguilar – (D) California, member of House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Raphael Bostic – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta president and chief executive officer The latest CBS …

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5 questions for Meredith Broussard

5 questions for Meredith Broussard

With help from Derek Robertson Meredith Broussard. | Wikimedia Commons Welcome back to our regular Friday feature, The Future in Five Questions. Today we have Meredith Broussard, author of multiple books on the limitations of technology, including the award-winning tome “Artificial Unintelligence.” Broussard is an associate data journalism professor at NYU, where she focuses on …

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An uptick in health worker strikes could signal a trend amid staffing shortages

An uptick in health worker strikes could signal a trend amid staffing shortages

Due to a production error, an incorrect version of Pulse was sent to your inbox. We apologize for any inconvenience. Union leaders and labor researchers expect strikes to continue next year as forces driving labor action are unlikely to abate in the coming months. | Steven Senne/AP Photo HEALTH WORKER STRIKES ON THE RISE — …

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Government’s first witness talks Gulf nations’ ‘soft power’ aspirations in second day of Barrack trial

A look at the flurry of foreign influence bills released this week

With Daniel Lippman SIGNING OFF FROM BROOKLYN: The first week of Trump ally and fundraiser Tom Barrack’s trial on charges of acting as an unregistered foreign agent of the United Arab Emirates and lying to the FBI wrapped up today after jurors heard testimony from the government’s first two witnesses, Middle East political scholar Chris …

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Court allows Justice Department to resume Mar-a-Lago probe

Court allows Justice Department to resume Mar-a-Lago probe – CBS News Watch CBS News The Justice Department’s investigation into documents marked as classified at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home has resumed after an appeals court ruled in favor of the government. Trump claimed he declassified all the documents. Meanwhile, Ginni Thomas, the wife of …

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Biden administration to cover Puerto Rico’s Fiona recovery costs for the next month

Disaster recovery expenses are often shared, with the federal government paying 75 percent — and in some cases 90 percent — of the cost and state and local entities covering the rest. But Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday urged the federal government to cover the costs, noting the Puerto Rican government’s precarious financial …

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‘These are not rental cars’: As Ukraine pleads for tanks, the West holds back

‘These are not rental cars’: As Ukraine pleads for tanks, the West holds back

The M-1s, for example, are a completely different system than the Soviet-era tanks Ukraine currently operates, and require significant maintenance and logistics support. “It’s a pretty high hurdle to get Ukraine not only U.S.-made tanks but the parts to maintain them,” said one U.S. official, who like others interviewed for this article spoke on condition …

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Mortgage rates rise to highest level since 2007 after latest Fed interest-rate hike

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped by more than a quarter-point this week to their highest level since 2007 as the Federal Reserve intensified its effort to tamp down decades-high inflation and cool the economy. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the 30-year rate climbed to 6.29%, from 6.02% last week. That’s the highest …

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Sherrod Brown turns up the heat

Sherrod Brown turns up the heat

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Barrack dismisses unregistered foreign agent charges as ‘nonsense’

A look at the flurry of foreign influence bills released this week

With Daniel Lippman BARRACK REJECTS ‘RIDICULOUS’ FOREIGN AGENT CHARGES IN TRIAL: Donald Trump ally and campaign adviser Tom Barrack sought to trade on his longtime friendship with the former president by covertly providing officials from the United Arab Emirates access to the highest levels of the U.S. government in a “corrupt pursuit of money and …

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Node country for Old Regulators

Node country for Old Regulators

With help from Derek Robertson REUTERS As the SEC moves to expand its oversight of blockchain networks, a new filing in a federal court in Texas has the crypto world on edge this week. Deep inside a complaint filed Monday in Texas’s Western District alleging an unregistered crypto securities offering, the agency argues that because …

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Galvanized by Dobbs, more doctors are distributing abortion pills by mail

Galvanized by Dobbs, more doctors are distributing abortion pills by mail

Last year, the FDA made the companies’ plans possible when the agency permitted doctors to prescribe mifepristone — the first of two pills patients take in the medication abortion regimen — via telemedicine and to ship it in the mail. But the FDA could reverse course if an anti-abortion president were to win election. “Post-Roe …

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‘We’re the Space Force from on high’: The newest U.S. military branch gets its official song

‘We’re the Space Force from on high’: The newest U.S. military branch gets its official song

“The song was a long work in progress because I wanted it to encompass all the capabilities that the Space Force offers and its vision,” Teachenor said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to establish a Space Force song that will be part of our culture and heritage for years to come,” Raymond said. “Our traditions …

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White House advisers brace for impact after Biden’s pandemic declaration

White House advisers brace for impact after Biden’s pandemic declaration

With David Lim, Carmen Paun and Megan R. Wilson  Advisers say Biden didn’t warn he would announce the pandemic was over. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images BIDEN’S COVID TEAM GETS A SURPRISE — President Joe Biden’s Sunday declaration that the pandemic is over caught his own senior health officials off guard, POLITICO’s Adam Cancryn and Krista …

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Trump’s attorneys resist judge’s request to clarify actions Trump took to declassify items seized in search

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump on Monday entered a filing pushing back on U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie’s request that the former president clarify actions he took to declassify material seized during the Aug. 8 search of his Mar-a-Lago residence. The filing follows Dearie’s appointment last week to serve as an independent arbiter or …

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Biden declared the pandemic ‘over.’ His Covid team says it’s more complicated.

Biden declared the pandemic ‘over.’ His Covid team says it’s more complicated.

The declaration surprised the president’s own senior health officials, many of whom only learned about Biden’s remarks from tweets and news headlines. The president had not originally planned to make major news on Covid, nor had he discussed with his health advisers announcing an end to the pandemic soon, two senior officials said. When the …

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Revenge? Republicans weigh tanking Manchin’s permitting plan

Revenge? Republicans weigh tanking Manchin’s permitting plan

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said that “I don’t think you can count on any Republicans to vote for something they haven’t seen.” But there’s another factor: Manchin’s agreement with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to pass their party-line domestic policy centerpiece this summer — with permitting reform as a side agreement, requiring votes from both parties …

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Jeh Johnson says Texas and Florida governors treating migrants “like livestock”

Jeh Johnson says Texas and Florida governors treating migrants “like livestock” – CBS News Watch CBS News Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are “treating people like livestock” by transporting migrants to northern cities. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, …

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Full interview: Major Garrett and David Becker on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan”

Full interview: Major Garrett and David Becker on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan” – CBS News Watch CBS News Watch the full version of an interview with CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett and Election Law Contributor David Becker, that aired on September 18, 2022, on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan” Be …

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Cuellar says Biden needs to ramp up border enforcement amid migrant dispute

Washington — Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas on Sunday urged President Biden to step up enforcement of immigration laws as Republican governors this week ramped up their confrontation with the administration over its border strategy by transporting migrants released from federal custody to Democratic-run cities. “By sending folks off to New York and Chicago, it …

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Ukraine makes horrific discoveries in land reclaimed from Russians

Ukraine makes horrific discoveries in land reclaimed from Russians – CBS News Watch CBS News CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta reports on the horrific discoveries made by Ukrainian forces who have expelled Russian troops from wide swaths of land. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive …

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Graham: ‘To those who suggest that being pro-life is losing politics, I reject that’

Some of Graham’s fellow Republicans expressed confusion and hesitancy about the bill this week, and many conservatives have argued abortion restrictions should instead be left to individual states. Supporters of legal abortion have said Graham’s legislation demonstrates that the real aim of Republicans is to restrict and ultimately ban abortion even in states that have …

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What the Tom Barrack trial could mean for the future of foreign lobbying prosecutions

A look at the flurry of foreign influence bills released this week

With Daniel Lippman FARA-ISH FRIDAY: Jury selection is set to begin on Monday in the trial of former Trump campaign adviser and real estate investor Tom Barrack and his aide Matthew Grimes, who were charged last year with acting as unregistered foreign agents of the United Arab Emirates. — Both men have pleaded not guilty …

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This week on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan,” September 18, 2022: Cuellar, Kostin, Johnson, Pape

“Face the Nation” Guest Lineup: Rep. Henry Cuellar – (D) Texas, vice chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Andriy Kostin – Prosecutor General of Ukraine Jeh Johnson – Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security during the Obama administration Robert Pape – University of Chicago professor and founding director of the Chicago …

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5 Questions for Dmitri Alperovitch

5 Questions for Dmitri Alperovitch

With help from Derek Robertson Dmitri Alperovitch in 2017. | PopTech/Flickr Welcome back to our regular Friday feature, The Future in Five Questions. Today, we have Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike and chairman of the think tank Silverado Policy Accelerator, whose insights into emerging technologies, foreign policy, and national security have made …

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Gov. Kristi Noem silent on possible appeal to ethics board over findings about daughter’s professional license

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem faced a Friday deadline to appeal a state ethics board’s finding that there was evidence she improperly intervened in her daughter’s application for a real estate appraiser license. The Government Accountability Board voted unanimously last month that there was enough evidence to believe the Republican governor had committed malfeasance and …

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Negotiations on whether to send F-16s and Patriots to Ukraine continue — but quietly

Negotiations on whether to send F-16s and Patriots to Ukraine continue — but quietly

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hasn’t been a wallflower in calling out Western governments for the weapons his country needs to repel Russian invaders, and has demanded more artillery, rocket launchers and precision weapons, which the U.S. and Western allies eventually provided in large numbers this summer. But there’s been a shift in recent weeks from loudly …

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FERC’s murky leadership future could derail U.S. climate goals

FERC’s murky leadership future could derail U.S. climate goals

Who leads the commission and whether it can maintain a Democratic majority is critical to its ability to help achieve the greenhouse gas emissions reduction potential of the Inflation Reduction Act’s $369 billion in climate incentives. FERC is currently engaged in efforts to overhaul the U.S transmission system and ramp up U.S. renewable energy production …

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“A big win for America”: Biden announces tentative deal to avert national rail strike

President Biden announced early Thursday morning that days of negotiations at the U.S. Department of Labor to avert a national rail strike, with potentially major implications for the economy, had yielded a deal.  In a statement, Mr. Biden said the “tentative agreement” between the railroads and rail workers’ unions was “an important win for our …

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To fight, or not to fight? Progressive Caucus warily eyes Manchin’s energy deal

In an interview on Thursday, Jayapal said the statement was among a range of options that the Progressive Caucus could pursue amid growing liberal angst against Manchin’s proposal. “I didn’t propose a statement. I proposed a range of options and I drafted a statement in case we wanted to do something, what would it look …

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How the Gates Foundation helped guide the global Covid response- POLITICO

How the Gates Foundation helped guide the global Covid response- POLITICO

With Carmen Paun and Ben Leonard Dan Page for POLITICO HOW GATES AND PARTNER ORGS GUIDED THE COVID GLOBAL RESPONSE — When Covid-19 first emerged, dozens of low-and middle-income governments across the globe couldn’t access life-saving shots and medicines to help control the virus’ spread. With wealthy, Western governments focused on their domestic responses and protecting …

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The federal abortion ban bill is here — and it has some Republicans stunned- POLITICO

The federal abortion ban bill is here — and it has some Republicans stunned- POLITICO

With Ben Leonard and Joanne Kenen If passed, a bill introduced by Lindsey Graham could ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, but with some exceptions, nationwide. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo THE 15-WEEK FEDERAL BAN BILL — Senate Republicans introduced a bill that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, POLITICO’s Alice Miranda Ollstein …

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A closer look at a tech-world manifesto- POLITICO

A closer look at a tech-world manifesto- POLITICO

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: 21.co CEO Balaji Srinivasan (L) and TechCrunch moderator Brian Heater speak onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 20, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch) Balaji Srinivasan, the former Coinbase CTO and Andreesen Horowitz partner turned “post-economic” ideas entrepreneur, …

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Columbia University drops from No. 2 to No. 18 in U.S. News ranking after admitting mistake

Columbia University, whose alumni include founding father Alexander Hamilton and former President Barack Obama, dropped to No. 18 in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings after admitting it had submitted inaccurate data in earlier years.  The Ivy League institution had ranked No. 2 in the annual list in 2021, prompting one of …

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Republican Graham introduces bill that would restrict abortions nationwide

The bill, which could force national Republicans in tight races to take a stand on an issue they hoped to avoid, also requires that when abortions happen post-viability under these exemptions, “a second physician trained in neonatal resuscitation” has to be present and the fetus has to be “immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.” …

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Western officials ‘surprised’ by Ukraine’s rapid gains in northern counteroffensive

Western officials ‘surprised’ by Ukraine’s rapid gains in northern counteroffensive

Kyiv informed top U.S. generals in advance of the plan to launch simultaneous attacks on two fronts, according to a Ukrainian official, but both governments were shocked by the success of the northern counteroffensive. “Everyone was surprised how the Russians ran,” said the Ukrainian government official on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive operation. …

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Ukraine counteroffensive makes rapid gains as Russians retreat

Ukraine counteroffensive makes rapid gains as Russians retreat – CBS News Watch CBS News CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta reports from Kyiv on a Ukrainian counteroffensive that has quickly reclaimed large swaths of territory from Russian troops. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not …

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Ukrainian ambassador vows forces will “liberate all Ukraine” amid counteroffensive

Ukrainian ambassador vows forces will “liberate all Ukraine” amid counteroffensive – CBS News Watch CBS News Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova says the ongoing Ukrainian counteroffensive shows that “we can win” the war against Russia. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now …

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Full transcript of “Face the Nation” on Sept. 11, 2022

On this “Face the Nation” broadcast moderated by Margaret Brennan: Sen. Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia Ret. Gen. Frank McKenzie British Ambassador to the U.S. Karen Pierce Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova Mayor Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, Mississippi Click here to browse full transcripts of “Face the Nation.”   MARGARET BRENNAN: I’m Margaret Brennan in …

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Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes somber journey through Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland — In a somber, regal procession, Queen Elizabeth II‘s flag-draped coffin was driven slowly through the Scottish countryside Sunday from her beloved Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Mourners packed city streets and highway bridges or lined rural roads with cars and tractors to take part in a historic goodbye to the …

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Jackson, Mississippi, mayor says “coordinated effort” needed to end water crisis

Jackson, Mississippi, mayor says “coordinated effort” needed to end water crisis – CBS News Watch CBS News Mayor Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, Mississippi, says federal funding allocated to the city as part of the American Rescue Plan is “insufficient” to address the city’s water infrastructure. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking …

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British ambassador to U.S. says Queen Elizabeth leaves “positive legacy” with Commonwealth countries

British ambassador to U.S. says Queen Elizabeth leaves “positive legacy” with Commonwealth countries – CBS News Watch CBS News Karen Pierce, the British ambassador to the U.S., says that “one of the overwhelmingly positive things that came out of the queen’s 70 years was the transition from Empire to Commonwealth.” Be the first to know …

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Several Trump associates subpoenaed in Justice Department’s Jan. 6 probe

A grand jury has subpoenaed several associates of former President Donald Trump in connection with the Department of Justice’s investigation into the origins of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, multiple people familiar with the case told CBS News. It is not yet clear how many subpoenas were issued. The Justice Department is looking into the …

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Republicans look to restrict ballot measures following a string of progressive wins

Republicans look to restrict ballot measures following a string of progressive wins

The Republican push to regulate ballot measures has escalated in recent years as citizen-led initiatives have been used to legalize marijuana, expand Medicaid, create independent redistricting commissions and raise the minimum wage in purple and red states. “This new tool in our box to protect reproductive rights and liberty is going to give our opposition …

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