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2 special election primaries underway in Ohio

Voters in Ohio are heading to the polls to cast their ballots in a pair of special election primaries Tuesday. The top contenders in the Democratic primary in the state's 11th Congressional District are Nina Turner and Shontel Brown. In the heavily-Republican 15th Congressional District, coal lobbyist Mike Carey has the backing from former President Trump. Andrew Tobias, a statehouse reporter for, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano with his analysis.


Senator on misinformation and immigration

New Mexico Senator Ben Ray Luján co-sponsored legislation that aims to hold social media companies accountable for allowing misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines on their platforms. He's also one of 11 Democratic lawmakers meeting with President Biden on Thursday to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program known as DACA. The first-term senator spoke with CBSN's Tanya Rivero about what he's working on in Washington.


Senate Democrats reach infrastructure deal

Senate Democrats say they have agreed on a $3.5 trillion infrastructure plan which they aim to pass through budget reconciliation, meaning no GOP votes are needed if all Democrats are onboard. The mammoth bill would include most of President Biden's original proposals on climate, health care and child care – but could imperil the narrower bipartisan infrastructure deal. CBS News correspondent Laura Podesta reports on the latest on "CBSN AM," and CBS News political reporter Grace Segers joins with analysis.


Lee Carter on his campaign for Virginia governor

In Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial primary election on Tuesday, five candidates are competing to challenge Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin in the race to succeed Governor Ralph Northam. One of the candidates, Virginia Delegate Lee Carter, joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss some of his progressive policy proposals, including a plan to use newly legalized cannabis sales to fund reparations for Black and indigenous communities, and why he wants to "own the label" as a self-proclaimed socialist.

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