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Thursday November 3rd, 2022 day edition

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President Joe Biden speaks about threats to democracy ahead of next week's midterm elections, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, at the Columbus Club in Union Station, near the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Pointing in particular to last Friday’s attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Biden said that Trump’s false claims about a stolen election have “fueled the dangerous rise of political violence and voter intimidation over the past two years.”.

“There’s an alarming rise in the number of people in this country condoning political violence or simply remaining silent,” Biden added.

“In our bones we know democracy is at risk, but we also know this: It’s in our power to preserve our democracy.”.

Biden was straddling two roles, speaking as both a president defending the pillars of democracy and a Democrat trying to boost his party’s prospects against Republicans.

“This driving force is trying to succeed where they failed in 2020 to suppress the rights of voters and subvert the electoral system itself,” Biden said.

Biden asked voters to “think long and hard about the moment we are in.”. »

Republican book banning attempt defeated after community stands up for LGBTQ people

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Controversy over LGBTQ books in the county began in September when the Greenville County GOP unanimously passed a resolution in favor of banning them from the children’s section of libraries.

And in a 3-9 vote, LGBTQ equality won the day and the council voted to keep the books available to kids. »

Rep. Katie Porter, a Democratic star who's charmed fans with her whiteboards in hearings, could lose her California seat next week

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Porter, a Democratic darling, could be in danger of losing her California seat.

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Democratic Rep. Katie Porter of California could be in danger of losing her House seat as the race has shifted in the GOP's direction, according to a nonpartisan political forecaster. »