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Nick Vachon

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Nick Vachon is a political reporter at TAI. His work has also appeared in In These Times, National Memo, Common Dreams, and RealClear Politics.

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Big investors are buying up single-family homes. Sen. Sherrod Brown has a plan to stop them.

Big investors are buying up single-family homes. Sen. Sherrod Brown has a plan to stop them.

By Jesse Valentine - July 09, 2024
New Mexico Senate nom Nella Domenici earned up to $1 million renting out Connecticut home

New Mexico Senate nom Nella Domenici earned up to $1 million renting out Connecticut home

By Jesse Valentine - July 08, 2024
GOP’s Mark Robinson blames bad fathers for social ills despite own son’s criminal record

GOP’s Mark Robinson blames bad fathers for social ills despite own son’s criminal record

By Jesse Valentine - July 03, 2024
Kelly Ayotte’s history of backing Medicare cuts could be hurdle in governor’s race

Kelly Ayotte’s history of backing Medicare cuts could be hurdle in governor’s race

By Jesse Valentine - July 02, 2024
Texas Republican Ken Paxton enlisted outside group to gut rights for pregnant workers

Texas Republican Ken Paxton enlisted outside group to gut rights for pregnant workers

By Jesse Valentine - June 24, 2024
Ted Cruz leverages Trump conviction on podcast for own personal gain

Ted Cruz leverages Trump conviction on podcast for own personal gain

By Jesse Valentine - June 11, 2024
Arizona Republican Kari Lake proposes massive cuts to Medicaid and Medicare

Arizona Republican Kari Lake proposes massive cuts to Medicaid and Medicare

By Jesse Valentine - June 10, 2024
Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Hung Cao says workplace diversity is ‘Marxism’

Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Hung Cao says workplace diversity is ‘Marxism’

By Jesse Valentine - June 06, 2024
Republican Bernie Moreno’s rags-to-riches story exposed as a lie

Republican Bernie Moreno’s rags-to-riches story exposed as a lie

By Jesse Valentine - May 24, 2024
What happens to clinics after a state bans abortion? They fight to survive.

What happens to clinics after a state bans abortion? They fight to survive.

By Chabeli Carrazana and Shefali Luthra - May 22, 2024
Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte took job at Caterpillar after tax fraud probe

Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte took job at Caterpillar after tax fraud probe

By Jesse Valentine - May 21, 2024
Alabama OB-GYN residencies dropped over 20% after Dobbs, state abortion ban, says analysis

Alabama OB-GYN residencies dropped over 20% after Dobbs, state abortion ban, says analysis

By Alander Rocha, Alabama Reflector - May 21, 2024
House GOP celebrates National Police Week while pushing to defund local law enforcement

House GOP celebrates National Police Week while pushing to defund local law enforcement

By Jesse Valentine - May 16, 2024
Evolution denier Mark Robinson could reshape North Carolina’s education system

Evolution denier Mark Robinson could reshape North Carolina’s education system

By Jesse Valentine - May 16, 2024
Republican Jay Ashcroft backs anti-abortion clinics that push lies and disinformation

Republican Jay Ashcroft backs anti-abortion clinics that push lies and disinformation

By Jesse Valentine - May 14, 2024
Republican Sam Brown’s assault on teacher unions could backfire

Republican Sam Brown’s assault on teacher unions could backfire

By Jesse Valentine - May 09, 2024
Florida abortion ban puts GOP Rep. Anna Paulina Luna’s anti-choice views in spotlight

Florida abortion ban puts GOP Rep. Anna Paulina Luna’s anti-choice views in spotlight

By Jesse Valentine - May 07, 2024
Trump leaves door open to banning medication abortion nationwide

Trump leaves door open to banning medication abortion nationwide

By Jennifer Shutt, States Newsroom - April 30, 2024
Republican Caroleene Dobson wants Alabama abortion ban to go nationwide

Republican Caroleene Dobson wants Alabama abortion ban to go nationwide

By Jesse Valentine - April 30, 2024
Ohio Gov. DeWine said he didn’t know of millions in FirstEnergy support. Is it plausible?

Ohio Gov. DeWine said he didn’t know of millions in FirstEnergy support. Is it plausible?

By Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal - April 29, 2024
GOP Rep. Zach Nunn suggests laws against hate crime aren’t needed

GOP Rep. Zach Nunn suggests laws against hate crime aren’t needed

By Jesse Valentine - April 15, 2024
GOP Senate candidate Hung Cao blames racial equity for Baltimore bridge tragedy

GOP Senate candidate Hung Cao blames racial equity for Baltimore bridge tragedy

By Jesse Valentine - March 29, 2024
GOP Rep. Jennifer Kiggans donates thousands to far-right extremists

GOP Rep. Jennifer Kiggans donates thousands to far-right extremists

By Jesse Valentine - March 08, 2024
Ohio senate candidate Bernie Moreno: “Absolute pro-life no exceptions.”

Ohio senate candidate Bernie Moreno: “Absolute pro-life no exceptions.”

By Jesse Valentine - March 07, 2024
Anti-China Republicans pocket thousands from Chinese owned conglomerate

Anti-China Republicans pocket thousands from Chinese owned conglomerate

By Jesse Valentine - March 04, 2024
Republican Eric Hovde makes inconsistent statements about family history

Republican Eric Hovde makes inconsistent statements about family history

By Jesse Valentine - February 26, 2024
Republican David McCormick invests millions in website that platforms Holocaust denial

Republican David McCormick invests millions in website that platforms Holocaust denial

By Jesse Valentine - February 09, 2024
Lawmakers will again take up bills expanding, tightening gun laws

Lawmakers will again take up bills expanding, tightening gun laws

By Annmarie Timmins, New Hampshire Bulletin - January 31, 2024
UAW delivers rousing presidential endorsement for Biden over ‘scab’ Trump

UAW delivers rousing presidential endorsement for Biden over ‘scab’ Trump

By Ashley Murray, States Newsroom - January 24, 2024
Republicans Sam Brown and Jeff Gunter sling mud in Nevada senate primary

Republicans Sam Brown and Jeff Gunter sling mud in Nevada senate primary

By Jesse Valentine - January 17, 2024
A Young Texas Woman Almost Died Due To The Texas Abortion Bans – Now She’s Battling To Save Other Women

A Young Texas Woman Almost Died Due To The Texas Abortion Bans – Now She’s Battling To Save Other Women

By Bonnie Fuller - January 10, 2024
Health care legislation preview: Maryland advocates want to focus on access, patients in 2024 session

Health care legislation preview: Maryland advocates want to focus on access, patients in 2024 session

By Danielle J. Brown, Maryland Matters - January 08, 2024
How GOP senate hopefuls try to excuse the  January 6 insurrection

How GOP senate hopefuls try to excuse the  January 6 insurrection

By Jesse Valentine - January 05, 2024
NH lawmakers will be taking up major voting bills this year. Here are some to watch for.

NH lawmakers will be taking up major voting bills this year. Here are some to watch for.

By Ethan DeWitt, New Hampshire Bulletin - January 04, 2024
Republican US Senate candidates want to make Trump’s tax cuts permanent 

Republican US Senate candidates want to make Trump’s tax cuts permanent 

By Jesse Valentine - December 22, 2023
Rand Paul went all in on the Kentucky governor’s race. It didn’t work.

Rand Paul went all in on the Kentucky governor’s race. It didn’t work.

By - December 15, 2023
Texas governor and attorney general do little to curb state’s chemical plant crisis

Texas governor and attorney general do little to curb state’s chemical plant crisis

By Jesse Valentine - December 08, 2023
Likely GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde proposed tax hike for poorer workers and retirees

Likely GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde proposed tax hike for poorer workers and retirees

By Jesse Valentine - December 07, 2023
Whitmer signs specific criminal penalties for assaulting health care workers into law

Whitmer signs specific criminal penalties for assaulting health care workers into law

By Anna Liz Nichols, Michigan Advance - December 06, 2023
105 Republicans voted to expel Santos for things Trump has also done

105 Republicans voted to expel Santos for things Trump has also done

By Jesse Valentine - December 05, 2023
For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, another Trump term is another chance to kill Obamacare

For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, another Trump term is another chance to kill Obamacare

By Jesse Valentine - December 04, 2023
Florida Sen. Rick Scott backs Donald Trump in revived push to repeal Obamacare

Florida Sen. Rick Scott backs Donald Trump in revived push to repeal Obamacare

By Jesse Valentine - November 30, 2023
Tate Reeves took donations from power company that hiked customer rates

Tate Reeves took donations from power company that hiked customer rates

By Jesse Valentine - November 06, 2023
Daniel Cameron ran on depoliticizing the Kentucky AG’s office. He made it more political.

Daniel Cameron ran on depoliticizing the Kentucky AG’s office. He made it more political.

By Jesse Valentine - November 03, 2023
Republican operatives sound every alarm on current trajectory of 2023 governor’s race

Republican operatives sound every alarm on current trajectory of 2023 governor’s race

By Adam Ganucheau, Mississippi Today - October 24, 2023
Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover made the platform an even more noxious misinformation machine

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover made the platform an even more noxious misinformation machine

By Nick Vachon and Will Fritz - August 15, 2023
Meet Rebecca Cooke, the Democrat challenging Wisconsin GOP Rep. Derrick Van Orden

Meet Rebecca Cooke, the Democrat challenging Wisconsin GOP Rep. Derrick Van Orden

By Nick Vachon - August 15, 2023
The changing politics of Supreme Court reform

The changing politics of Supreme Court reform

By Nick Vachon - August 08, 2023
Wisconsin Supreme Court gains liberal majority as Justice Janet Protasiewicz is sworn in

Wisconsin Supreme Court gains liberal majority as Justice Janet Protasiewicz is sworn in

By Nick Vachon and Rebekah Sager - August 02, 2023
The GOP’s campaign against trans rights is rooted in eliminationism

The GOP’s campaign against trans rights is rooted in eliminationism

By Nick Vachon - July 07, 2023
Activists give away banned books as a right-wing parents conference comes to Philadelphia

Activists give away banned books as a right-wing parents conference comes to Philadelphia

By Nick Vachon - June 30, 2023
The GOP’s anti-LGBTQ and education policies are linked — and echo authoritarian leaders

The GOP’s anti-LGBTQ and education policies are linked — and echo authoritarian leaders

By Nick Vachon - June 26, 2023
Pennsylvania House votes to raise the state’s minimum wage

Pennsylvania House votes to raise the state’s minimum wage

By Nick Vachon - June 22, 2023
Exclusive: A majority of voters say Justice Clarence Thomas should be impeached

Exclusive: A majority of voters say Justice Clarence Thomas should be impeached

By Nick Vachon - June 15, 2023
Progressive coalition launches $1 million campaign backing Supreme Court reform

Progressive coalition launches $1 million campaign backing Supreme Court reform

By Nick Vachon - June 14, 2023
‘Gender ideology’: The history of the right’s new favorite phrase

‘Gender ideology’: The history of the right’s new favorite phrase

By Nick Vachon - June 08, 2023
A new report shows that younger voters backed Democrats by historic margins in 2022

A new report shows that younger voters backed Democrats by historic margins in 2022

By Nick Vachon - June 07, 2023
The dark money funding conservative anti-trans groups

The dark money funding conservative anti-trans groups

By Nick Vachon and Matt Cohen - May 31, 2023
Meet the groups behind the right’s campaign against trans rights

Meet the groups behind the right’s campaign against trans rights

By Nick Vachon - May 25, 2023
A Michigan county will refuse to enforce the state’s new red flag law

A Michigan county will refuse to enforce the state’s new red flag law

By Nick Vachon - May 05, 2023
Federal climate legislation is poised to transform Wisconsin’s path to net zero emissions

Federal climate legislation is poised to transform Wisconsin’s path to net zero emissions

By Nick Vachon - April 06, 2023
Judge Janet Protasiewicz wins seat on Wisconsin Supreme Court

Judge Janet Protasiewicz wins seat on Wisconsin Supreme Court

By Nick Vachon - April 05, 2023
Dan Kelly opposed Social Security, federal anti-poverty programs in 2010s blog posts

Dan Kelly opposed Social Security, federal anti-poverty programs in 2010s blog posts

By Nick Vachon - April 04, 2023
Candidates clash in first and only Wisconsin Supreme Court debate

Candidates clash in first and only Wisconsin Supreme Court debate

By Nick Vachon - March 23, 2023
Common Cause’s Jay Heck: ‘The ramifications are huge’ in Wisconsin Supreme Court election

Common Cause’s Jay Heck: ‘The ramifications are huge’ in Wisconsin Supreme Court election

By Nick Vachon - March 08, 2023
NARAL Pro-Choice America endorses Protasiewicz in Wisconsin Supreme Court election

NARAL Pro-Choice America endorses Protasiewicz in Wisconsin Supreme Court election

By Nick Vachon - March 07, 2023
What is Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Daniel Kelly’s record on abortion?

What is Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Daniel Kelly’s record on abortion?

By Nick Vachon - March 03, 2023
Report finds right-wing radicals responsible for all extremist-related murders in 2022

Report finds right-wing radicals responsible for all extremist-related murders in 2022

By Nick Vachon - February 27, 2023
U.S. State Department announces additional $100 million aid package for Turkey and Syria

U.S. State Department announces additional $100 million aid package for Turkey and Syria

By Nick Vachon - February 24, 2023
Kentucky gubernatorial candidate touted endorsements from officers accused of misconduct

Kentucky gubernatorial candidate touted endorsements from officers accused of misconduct

By Nick Vachon - February 13, 2023
Who is Judge Jennifer Dorow, conservative candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court?

Who is Judge Jennifer Dorow, conservative candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court?

By Nick Vachon - February 07, 2023
Judge Everett Mitchell: A community-focused candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Judge Everett Mitchell: A community-focused candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court

By Nick Vachon - January 23, 2023
Jan. 6 marchers and conservative provocateurs attend DeSantis’ invite-only inaugural ball

Jan. 6 marchers and conservative provocateurs attend DeSantis’ invite-only inaugural ball

By Nick Vachon - January 18, 2023
Corporate PACs have given more than $50 million to election objectors since Jan. 6

Corporate PACs have given more than $50 million to election objectors since Jan. 6

By Nick Vachon - January 11, 2023
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has an open seat. Here’s who’s running.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has an open seat. Here’s who’s running.

By Nick Vachon - January 06, 2023
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