‘We use what tools we have.’ Democrats take drastic action in bid to resist Republican rule

Across the US, in Republican-controlled states Democrats are being forced to get creative to oppose a conservative agenda

When a group of Texas Democratic legislators fled their state this month to prevent Republicans from enacting controversial voting restrictions, the incident became somewhat of a Rorschach test for lawmakers in Washington.

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Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance blames America’s woes on ‘the childless left’

Hillbilly Elegy author singles out Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker and AOC as he praises far-right president of Hungary

The author turned Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance has blamed America’s woes on “the childless left”, singling out Vice-President Kamala Harris, transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg, Senator Cory Booker and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for their own share of the blame.

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Japan’s Momiji Nishiya, 13, wins Olympic skateboarding women’s street gold

  • Hometown favourite wins first women’s skateboarding gold
  • Brazil’s Rayssa Leal, 13, wins silver; Nakayama wins bronze
  • Alexis Sablone of US takes fourth place as event makes debut

Momiji Nishiya of Japan won the gold medal in the Olympic women’s street skateboarding competition on Monday at Ariake Urban Sports Park.

Rayssa Leal of Brazil won silver, while Funa Nakayama of Japan clinched the bronze.

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