On Sunday, 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans within the Senate introduced that they’d reached an settlement on new gun-safety measures and funding for mental-health providers and faculty safety. On this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew explains how senators made this bipartisan deal and considers whether or not this unwritten gun-control laws may very well be handed by the top of the 12 months.
The staff additionally discusses Alaska’s particular main election to interchange its longtime U.S. consultant, Don Younger, who died in March. Former Gov. Sarah Palin is main to this point, however outcomes received’t be licensed for about two extra weeks, till all of the mail-in ballots have been processed and counted. And on Tuesday, 4 states — Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina — are holding their main elections, however solely Nevada and South Carolina have aggressive races; essentially the most fascinating race to look at on Tuesday, although, is one other particular election in Texas, the place candidates are vying to succeed Rep. Filemon Vela for the remainder of his time period within the thirty fourth Congressional District, after he resigned in April.
Lastly, FiveThirtyEight’s Kaleigh Rogers and Galen Druke discuss in regards to the ongoing House select committee hearings investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol and the way the messaging is growing by each emotional testimony and uncooked footage from the day of the riot.
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