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Moderates win the day in close vote over Southern Baptist presidency

Moderates win the day in close vote over Southern Baptist presidency

Alabama pastor Ed Litton will be the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention following a narrow election win Tuesday — a victory for the more moderate establishment against a conservative insurgency in an ongoing fight within the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. The vote comes as the SBC has been grappling with questions about racial…MORE

Federal court temporarily blocks Biden administration’s oil and gas lease pause

Federal court temporarily blocks Biden administration’s oil and gas lease pause

A federal court blocked, for now, the Biden administration’s pause on oil and gas leasing. The preliminary injunction issued Tuesday comes as a blow to one of the administration’s key actions to address climate change. The court sided with more than a dozen states that sued after President Joe Biden directed the administration to not…MORE

Pennsylvania House committee advances election overhaul bill with new restrictions

Pennsylvania House committee advances election overhaul bill with new restrictions

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are the latest to push new state-level voting restrictions, with a key state House committee on Tuesday advancing a major election overhaul bill that the state’s Democratic governor blasted as “extreme.” “Pennsylvania had a free, fair and secure election in November 2020 with record turnout, in which people embraced mail-in voting…MORE

Senate unanimously passes a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

Senate unanimously passes a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The legislation has gained momentum since the massive Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd last year and the Democrats’ takeover of…MORE