Senate voting rights fight gears up; Trump team gets another round of subpoenas


Republicans are relying on the filibuster to block the government from pushing back against new voting restrictions.

In the news today: The battle to protect voting rights is coming to a head in the Senate, where Democrats appear to be going forward with a plan to put filibuster proponents on record with their claims that a Senate rule that is, in current form, younger than the movie Jaws is more important than protecting Americans from new rules designed to keep voters from ballot boxes. Yet more subpoenas for those around Trump. And a quiet crisis in Texas continues as Abbott’s largest-scale border stunt to date keeps getting worse and worse for the National Guard soldiers Abbott is using as political puppets.

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