California Gavin Newsom will remain California governor after handily defeating recall attempt California voters resoundingly reject choice to replace Democratic governor, who faced a battle for his political life Maanvi Singh in Oakland @maanvissingh Wed 15 Sep 2021 01.42 EDT First published on Tue 14 Sep 2021 23.50 EDT California’s governor, Gavin Newsom has prevailed…

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Hillary Clinton said the US was still in a ‘real battle for our democracy’ against pro-Trump forces on the far right who are seeking to entrench minority rule and turn back the clock on women’s rights. Speaking at a Guardian Live event on Monday, Clinton said she believed there was majority support for Joe Biden’s…

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Politics books Twenty years on from 9/11, is US democracy working? From 9/11 to the storming of the Capitol, a new book by Biden biographer Evan Osnos covers a tumultuous period of US history. He talks to David Smith about Trump, Afghanistan and the beginning of a new era David Smith in Washington @smithinamerica Sat…

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The US state of Texas has enacted the strictest anti-abortion law in the country, banning all abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy – before most women know they are pregnant. The law gives private citizens the power to sue abortion providers and anyone who ‘aids or abets’ an abortion after six weeks. Citizens who win such lawsuits would…

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