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Allan Smith

Allan Smith is a political reporter for NBC News.

Allan Smith is a political reporter for NBC News.

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Map: See which states have passed critical race theory bills

This week, Texas became the fifth state to sign such a bill into law, and more than a dozen other states are considering them.

Biden, Putin say progress made in Geneva but gulfs on issues remain

"I told President Putin my agenda is not against Russia or anyone else. It's for the American people," Biden told reporters following the session.
6d ago

'Pure insanity': Emails detail Trump's pressure on Justice Department to overturn election

Trump's White House badgered federal officials behind the scenes while he pushed unsubstantiated claims of election fraud on Twitter.

Top DOJ national security official resigns amid fallout over seizure of Dems' records

John Demers' resignation, which comes as Attorney General Garland looks to overhaul procedures to get lawmakers' records, is unrelated to the controversy, an official said.
7d ago

George P. Bush's 'risky' move: Challenging Texas' pro-Trump attorney general

The Republican primary for Texas AG will be a race for Trump's blessing as Bush seeks to dislodge incumbent Ken Paxton, who is facing trial for securities fraud.

Pro-Trump Republicans are flocking to site of partisan Arizona ballot audit

One of the recent Republican visitors, Virginia state Sen. Amanda Chase, tweeted "#auditeverystate."
14d ago

Manchin puts Democrats in a bind as infrastructure talks churn

The Democratic senator from West Virginia has been elusive about what, if anything, would motivate him to support a bill without Republican agreement.
15d ago

Rubio may still want to be president one day. He's content to wait out Trump.

Seeking a third term in the Senate, Rubio has spent months trying to define right-wing populist messaging and policy even as Trump holds sway over GOP voters.
15d ago

Manchin says he won't vote for For the People Act, imperiling Democrats' major voting legislation

"It's the wrong piece of legislation to bring our country together and unite our country," Manchin said on "Fox News Sunday."

Not just Arizona: Republicans push more partisan election 'audits'

"We truly are in uncharted waters," one expert said, calling the efforts more than six months after the 2020 election "unsustainable" for U.S. democracy.

Bannon has his MAGA megaphone back. GOP candidates know it.

Ambitious Republicans are flocking to Steve Bannon’s podcast for the chance to demonstrate loyalty to Trump and audition for the former president's support.