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New Zealand enfranchised its female citizens in 1893, making it the first nation or territory to formally allow women to vote in national elections. At least 19 other countries also did so prior to the U.S. passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, according to Pew Research analysis. These countries are spread across Europe and Asia, and about half first gave women this right while under Russian or Soviet control or shortly after independence from Russia. Russia itself extended the vote to women after demonstrations in 1917. In at least eight additional countries, some women – but not all – gained equal voting rights in or before 1920.
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Here are the individuals who have dipped deepest into their own pockets for campaign contributions to federal candidates, parties, political action committees, 527 organizations, and Carey committees.
Only contributions to Democrats and Republicans or liberal and conservative outside groups are included in calculating the percentages the donor has given to either party.
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The Trump era drew many eyeballs around a slew of high-drama political hearings, but the Jan. 6 hearing in June 2022 has nearly topped them all.
The Jan. 6 committee tried hard to grab America's fleeting attention by holding the hearing in primetime and by enlisting a former network news exec in the production.
Major Trump-era hearings also drew high engagement compared to other national TV events. The final games of the 2021 World Series and the NBA finals drew 11.7 million and 9.91 million viewers, respectively, while the Brett Kavanaugh and James Comey hearings drew around 20 million viewers each.
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Americans are most worried about inflation
Share of Americans by political affiliation who said each issue was among the most important facing the country
Based on FiveThirtyEight/Ipsos survey conducted April 27-May 5, 2022, among a sample of 2,006 adults that was weighted to match the general population. Respondents could select up to three issues.
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