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President Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House Thursday, March 11, 2021. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Biden Sets Goal Of July 4th To ‘Mark Independence’ From Coronavirus

President Biden is aiming for the country to begin to find a degree of normalcy and begin to move on from the coronavirus pandemic by the July 4th holiday, Biden announced in his first prime-time address Thursday night from the White House on the one-year anniversary of the pandemic. Continue Reading President Biden Sets Goal Of July 4th To ‘Mark Independence’ From Coronavirus

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Danbury High School sophomore Alanna Smith at the Connecticut State Capitol on Feb, 12, 2020. Smith is among three girls who sued to block a state policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports. CREDIT: Pat Eaton-Robb/AP

What Started In Idaho Is Now A National Political Dispute Over Transgender Rights And Youth Sports

This year, state legislators have introduced 35 bills restricting transgender girls and women — that is, girls and women who were not assigned as female at birth — from playing on girls’ and women’s sports teams, according to LGBTQ advocacy group Freedom for All Americans. That’s up from 29 bills last year and only 2 in 2019. Continue Reading What Started In Idaho Is Now A National Political Dispute Over Transgender Rights And Youth Sports

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File photo. Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden during a 2017 interview in Boise. GOP Idaho lawmakers frustrated with the Republican Idaho attorney general have put forward a series of bills that could significantly defund his office. Wasden irked lawmakers by not joining a Texas lawsuit to invalidate the presidential election. CREDIT: Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP

Idaho Lawmakers Look To Cancel Funding Of Their Fellow Republican: The State’s Attorney General

Lawrence Wasden, who was elected Idaho’s top lawyer in 2003, has called some legislation from conservative lawmakers unconstitutional. The state has paid over $3 million in legal fees since 1995 — some of it after ignoring his advice and losing court challenges. Continue Reading Idaho Lawmakers Look To Cancel Funding Of Their Fellow Republican: The State’s Attorney General

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