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Elizabeth Stephens is a sports, education and tech writer at Herman Cain Express. She’s also a New Orleans native who loves all things football. She’s covered high school sports and college basketball for more than five years. She graduated from Tulane University with a degree in business administration. In her spare time, Elizabeth volunteers as a foster parent for dogs rescued from Hurricane Katrina. She also enjoys spending time with her family, running and watching movies with friends.

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Why are 5th Ward voters getting new mail-in ballots so close to Election Day?

Why are 5th Ward voters getting new mail-in ballots so close to Election Day?

CHICAGO — Nearly 4,000 voters in Chicago’s 5th Ward received a ballot for the upcoming municipal election which contained an error. The ballot incorrectly listed Adrienne Irmer, who was removed from the ballot in January after it was determined she lives in another ward, as a candidate for alderperson, the Chicago Board of Elections confirmed …

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President Joe Biden again called on Congress to pass the 'billionaire minimum tax' during Tuesday night's State of the Union address

Biden declares war on America’s rich by urging Congress pass a ‘billionaire minimum tax’

President Joe Biden again called on Congress to pass the ‘billionaire minimum tax’ during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. ‘You know there’s a thousand billionaires in America, it’s up from about 600 at the beginning of my term. But no billionaire should be paying a lower tax rate than a school teacher or …

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Takeaways from Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address: He wants to ‘finish the job’

Takeaways from Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address: He wants to ‘finish the job’

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden offered olive branches to Republicans in his State of the Union address on Tuesday and tried to turn down the partisan heat, as he wielded, at times, humor and ad libs in his well-done speech. Biden used his address to a joint session of a divided Congress — his first …

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Lawsuit filed against owners of BP gas station associated with 2022 murder of 18-year-old girl

Lawsuit filed against owners of BP gas station associated with 2022 murder of 18-year-old girl

CHICAGO — A lawsuit has been filed against the owners of an Oak Park BP gas station that was the scene of a 2022 murder of an 18-year-old girl. According to a press release from Dolan Law — the law firm who filed the lawsuit — the legal complaint alleges that “despite an alarming history …

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: Biden on tech: ‘Pass bipartisan legislation to strengthen antitrust enforcement’

: Biden on tech: ‘Pass bipartisan legislation to strengthen antitrust enforcement’

President Joe Biden renewed his pitch for bipartisan antitrust enforcement during his State of the Union address Tuesday — after a year in which Congress whiffed again on Big Tech legislation. “Pass bipartisan legislation to strengthen antitrust enforcement and prevent big online platforms from giving their own products an unfair advantage,” Biden said in his …

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Sen. Mitt Romney appeared to clash with Rep. George Santos ahead of the State of the Union. The senator appeared to say, 'You ought to be embarrassed,' to the serial fantasist

Mitt Romney appears to tell Republican fabulist George Santos ‘you ought to be embarrassed’

Republican fantasist George Santos bagged himself one of the coveted aisle seats ahead of Tuesday’s State of the Union. From here members of Congress can grab a handshake with passing Supreme Court justices, cabinet secretaries or even the president himself. But Santos got rather more than he bargained for. Video footage showed Sen. Mitt Romney …

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Economic Report: Mortgage rates inch up as the U.S. ‘housing market remains in the doldrums’: Freddie Mac

Economic Report: The rate of home-price growth hits lowest since late summer 2020. These markets have the highest risk of price declines.

Home prices are starting to reflect the insipid housing market. After months of weak data indicating that home sales have stalled, home prices are finally starting to reflect the slowdown that began last year. Home-price appreciation slowed to 6.9% in December, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index. The rate of home-price growth is the …

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The Margin: Who is the State of the Union’s ‘designated survivor’ this year? 

The Margin: Who is the State of the Union’s ‘designated survivor’ this year? 

While both houses of Congress, the Supreme Court justices of the United States, the first lady, top military officials — and even U2’s Bono — were in the Capitol building for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, one Cabinet member was locked away in an undisclosed location.  This year, Labor Secretary …

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