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Monday, December 6, 2021

The ‘ex’ factor

By MARTIN SCHRAM

There may be hope for Washington yet. We may have found a solution for reversing the partisan politics of hate that has crippled governance in the nation’s capital.

Call it the X Factor. Or more accurately, the “Ex” Factor.

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States provide battlefield for abortion war

By MARGARET TALEV
McClatchy Newspapers

First a celebration, then a fight over strategy, now a campaign on two fronts.

That’s how the nation’s anti-abortion movement has reacted since South Dakota last month became the first state among 10 contenders to pass a ban on abortion in order to test a shifting U.S. Supreme Court.

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Patriot Act barely passes in House

By LAURIE KELLMAN

Law enforcement officials get to keep their antiterror tools, but with some new curbs, under the USA Patriot Act renewal passed by the House in a cliffhanger vote.

The 280-138 vote Tuesday evening passed by just two votes more than needed under House rules requiring a two-thirds majority for legislation handled on an expedited basis.

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DeLay an easy winner in Texas GOP primary

Scandal-scarred U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay won handily in the Republican primary for his congressional seat on Tuesday, taking 61 percent of the votes against three opponents.

The race had been seen as a barometer of his political strength since he resigned as House majority leader following indictment in Texas on campaign finance charges and his friendlobbyist Jack Abramoff was indicted in a Washington corruption scandal.

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