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Also inside: Moms for Liberty’s far-right agenda is rejected by voters and abortion rights continue to carry the day in elections across the country.
Weeks after he became the first president to visit striking workers on a picket line, Joe Biden on Thursday celebrated the fruits of the United Auto Workers union’s hard-earned victories—and COURIER was live on the scene.
Our national correspondent Liz Fleming was in Belvidere, Illinois as President Biden visited an idled automotive assembly plant that is set to reopen under the new UAW contract with Stellantis. Biden also fought to save the plant pressuring Stellantis executives in a phone call over the summer.
In a brief 1:1 interview with COURIER, the president touted his administration’s efforts to bring back American manufacturing jobs.
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And in a lighter moment, he surprised our correspondent’s 91-year-old grandmother with a phone call:
More from COURIER’s other newsrooms:
Moms for Liberty’s far-right agenda rejected by voters
From Iowa Starting Line: The “extremist” group Moms for Liberty backed more than 130 candidates during this election cycle, but an overwhelming majority lost their races as parents pushed back on the organization’s far-right agenda for public education.
Glenn Youngkin and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad night
From Dogwood: Election Day 2023 has come and gone, and while there are votes to be counted, one thing is perfectly clear: Virginians unequivocally rejected Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s conservative agenda, including a proposed 15-week abortion ban.
Florida’s chief financial officer wants to use taxpayer dollars to pay Trump’s legal fees
From Floricua: Claiming that Florida is in “the best fiscal health we’ve ever been,” the state’s Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis, proposed using part of the state’s taxpayer-funded budget to defend candidates like Donald Trump from prosecution.
Michigan doctor on how abortion restrictions hurt patients
From The ‘Gander: Michigan lawmakers say there are still several old laws that are unnecessarily standing in the way of patients and their right to make reproductive health care decisions—including a 24-hour waiting period before patients can access care.
How gerrymandering in NC makes some people “immune to elections”
From Cardinal & Pine: Billy Ball, the senior editor of Cardinal & Pine, explains that gerrymandering is not a new practice and that it has become so problematic in North Carolina that some people are effectively “immune to elections.”
Daniel McCaffery wins PA Supreme Court seat, scoring a huge victory for reproductive rights
From The Keystone: Reproductive rights was the focal point of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court race after The Keystone caught Carolyn Carluccio removing anti-abortion language from her website. McCaffery’s stance on the issue appears to have helped push him over the finish line.
House GOP wants to slash the Farm Bill, putting rural communities in jeopardy
From Up North News: The Farm Bill, which must be reviewed and renewed every five years by Congress, is the main funder of rural economic development, which helps local governments, small businesses, and families in Wisconsin and across the nation.
Biden invests $5 billion to support rural communities, including in Arizona
From The Copper Courier: The funds will go towards economic development, competition, and sustainability by updating infrastructure, boosting high-speed internet, and helping agricultural producers and small businesses adopt climate-focused practices.
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