ICYMI: Top stories of the week


Subscribe to The Heart of the Primaries to stay abreast of the latest key congressional and state-level primaries in 2022

Our Heart of the Primaries newsletter is the key to keeping up with what promises to be a frenetic primary season. Heart of the Primaries takes you to the front lines of primary battles, where readers witness intraparty conflict as Democrats and Republicans compete to make it to the general election.

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Looking back at one year of the Biden Administration

One year ago Thursday, Joe Biden (D) assumed office as the 46th President of the United States. Our Thursday Brew featured stats you might not have seen elsewhere, like that Biden has issued 77 executive orders so far. Get more facts at the link below.

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U.S. Supreme Court accepts five more cases for its 2021-2022 term before concluding its January sitting

The week of Jan. 18 was the second and final week of the U.S. Supreme Court’s January argument sitting for its 2021-2022 term. During that time, the court heard oral arguments in four cases. To date, the court has heard arguments in 36 of the 64 cases it accepted during its current term.

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Redistricting update: Arkansas and Ohio

As of Jan. 18, 24 states have adopted congressional district maps and 27 states have adopted legislative district maps. Arkansas’ new congressional map went into effect on Jan. 14, 90 days after the state legislature approved the map. Also on that day, the Ohio Supreme Court struck down the state’s enacted congressional map in a 4-3 decision.

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