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New Mexico close to expanding voter registrations

The Democratic-majority New Mexico House pushed through legislation Tuesday night that would automatically register eligible voters whenever they do business with the state Motor Vehicle Division. No Republicans backed the bill, voicing concerns about voter fraud or easy registration by illegal immigrants. It now has strong odds of being cleared by a state Senate where Democrats have lopsided control.

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said the bill has the potential to increase voter participation by 30 percent, or about 385,000 people, in a state that has become reliably blue in presidential and congressional races.

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Kamala Harris waiving as she exits an airplane

Kamala Harris waiving as she exits an airplane

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GOP attacks against Kamala Harris were already bad – they are about to get worse

Farnsworth is a Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington

Public opinion polls suggest that U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is doing slightly better than Joe Biden was against Donald Trump, but Republican attacks against her are only now ramping up.

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Candace Asher

Singer/songwriter Candace Asher

Presenting 'This Country Tis of Thee'

As we approach another presidential election, less than 120 days away, uncivil, dysfunctional behaviors continue to divide the nation. Each side blaming the other is never going to unite us.

As the rancor and divide between Americans increases, we need to stop focusing on our differences. The Fulcrum underscores the imperative that we find the common bonds of our humanity — those can, do and must bind us together.

There are many examples in the American Songbook that brought folks together in previous times of great strife and discord, including “Imagine,” “Heal the World,” “Love Can Build a Bridge,” “The Great Divide” and, of course, “We Are the World.”

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The Supreme Court has put us on a path to ruin, writes Jamison.

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Preventing the decline and fall of the American republic

Jamison is a retired attorney.

The Supreme Court has jettisoned the time-honored principle that no one is above the law. In its recent ruling in Trump v. United States, the court determined that a president of the United States who solicits and receives from a wealthy indicted financier a bribe of $500 million in return for a pardon cannot be criminally prosecuted for bribery. The pardon power, command of the armed forces, and apparently “overseeing international diplomacy” are, according to the court, “core” powers of the president which can be exercised in violation of the criminal laws without fear of criminal liability.

This is a fire alarm ringing in the night. Here’s why.

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