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Will Fritz

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Will Fritz is a journalist based in New York City. He previously covered politics and government, crime and courts, education, cannabis and a lot more for publications in Southern California and New York.

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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
Republicans continue their unpopular attempts to abolish the Department of Education

Republicans continue their unpopular attempts to abolish the Department of Education

By Will Fritz - October 20, 2023
Philadelphia mayor signs executive order protecting access to gender-affirming care

Philadelphia mayor signs executive order protecting access to gender-affirming care

By Will Fritz - October 19, 2023
FBI data shows an uptick in anti-LGBTQ+ hate crimes in 2022

FBI data shows an uptick in anti-LGBTQ+ hate crimes in 2022

By Will Fritz - October 19, 2023
Last week in LGBTQ+ rights: Federal court upholds injunction against Florida drag ban

Last week in LGBTQ+ rights: Federal court upholds injunction against Florida drag ban

By Will Fritz - October 17, 2023
American Federation of Teachers pushes back on GOP narrative about pandemic school closures

American Federation of Teachers pushes back on GOP narrative about pandemic school closures

By Will Fritz - October 16, 2023
Virginia Democrats push back against book bans as Republicans duck blame

Virginia Democrats push back against book bans as Republicans duck blame

By Will Fritz - October 16, 2023
Wisconsin State Assembly passes anti-trans bills

Wisconsin State Assembly passes anti-trans bills

By Will Fritz - October 16, 2023
‘Rainbowland’ teacher firing is another example of extremism on Wisconsin school boards

‘Rainbowland’ teacher firing is another example of extremism on Wisconsin school boards

By Will Fritz - October 12, 2023
Last week in LGBTQ+ rights: Nebraska restricts gender-affirming care

Last week in LGBTQ+ rights: Nebraska restricts gender-affirming care

By Will Fritz - October 10, 2023
Republican-dominated Wisconsin State Assembly takes aims at transgender youth

Republican-dominated Wisconsin State Assembly takes aims at transgender youth

By Will Fritz and Rebekah Sager - October 06, 2023
Biden’s SAVE plan will help student loan borrowers nationwide

Biden’s SAVE plan will help student loan borrowers nationwide

By Will Fritz - October 04, 2023
Last week in LGBTQ+ rights: Florida’s restroom law faces legal challenge

Last week in LGBTQ+ rights: Florida’s restroom law faces legal challenge

By Will Fritz - October 03, 2023
Illinois elementary school faces bomb threats after far-right social media attention

Illinois elementary school faces bomb threats after far-right social media attention

By Will Fritz - September 29, 2023
Shapiro budget provides all Pennsylvania public school students with free breakfast

Shapiro budget provides all Pennsylvania public school students with free breakfast

By Will Fritz - September 26, 2023
Last week in LGBTQ+ rights: House Democrats push back against anti-LGBTQ+ measures

Last week in LGBTQ+ rights: House Democrats push back against anti-LGBTQ+ measures

By Will Fritz - September 25, 2023
Michigan school board orders LGBTQ-inclusive student mural painted over

Michigan school board orders LGBTQ-inclusive student mural painted over

By Will Fritz - September 22, 2023
Last week in LGBTQ+ rights: Judge lets Florida enforce gender-affirming care restrictions

Last week in LGBTQ+ rights: Judge lets Florida enforce gender-affirming care restrictions

By Will Fritz - September 18, 2023
What Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s Department of Education is doing to help teachers

What Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s Department of Education is doing to help teachers

By Will Fritz - September 15, 2023
Last week in LGBTQ+ rights: ‘Rainbowland’ teacher sues, forced outing policy blocked

Last week in LGBTQ+ rights: ‘Rainbowland’ teacher sues, forced outing policy blocked

By Will Fritz - September 11, 2023
Oklahoma’s Education Department partners with group known for spreading disinformation

Oklahoma’s Education Department partners with group known for spreading disinformation

By Will Fritz - September 07, 2023
Most Americans support teachers’ unions despite attacks from Republicans

Most Americans support teachers’ unions despite attacks from Republicans

By Will Fritz - September 05, 2023
Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers block implementation of new funding for public schools

Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers block implementation of new funding for public schools

By Will Fritz - September 01, 2023
A third of new Wisconsin teachers quit within 5 years. What can be done?

A third of new Wisconsin teachers quit within 5 years. What can be done?

By Will Fritz - September 01, 2023
Last week in LGBTQ+ rights: Court decisions and a GOP presidential debate

Last week in LGBTQ+ rights: Court decisions and a GOP presidential debate

By Will Fritz - August 28, 2023
How one school district in Southern California became an epicenter of anti-trans attacks

How one school district in Southern California became an epicenter of anti-trans attacks

By Will Fritz - August 24, 2023
US voters aren’t buying Republicans’ attacks on public education, NEA poll finds

US voters aren’t buying Republicans’ attacks on public education, NEA poll finds

By Will Fritz - August 23, 2023
Alabama can enforce law banning gender-affirming care, appeals court panel rules

Alabama can enforce law banning gender-affirming care, appeals court panel rules

By Will Fritz - August 22, 2023
Last week in LGBTQ+ news: Most LGBTQ+ adults feel threatened by gender-affirming care bans

Last week in LGBTQ+ news: Most LGBTQ+ adults feel threatened by gender-affirming care bans

By Will Fritz - August 21, 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
Last two weeks in LGBTQ+ news: California attorney general investigating anti-trans policy

Last two weeks in LGBTQ+ news: California attorney general investigating anti-trans policy

By Will Fritz - August 14, 2023
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