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In Suburban Texas, ‘It Feels Like There’s No Place for Lifelong Republicans Like Me’
2019-08-16 21:33:41
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COLLEYVILLE, Texas — Vanessa Steinkamp is the kind of voter that Texas Republicans counted on. She’s a devoted conservative who volunteered for Bob Dole’s presidential campaign, interned for former GOP Sen. Bill Frist and lives in an affluent suburb between... Read More

U.S. Coast Guard

Meet the Neglected 43-Year-Old Stepchild of the US Military Industrial Complex U.S. Coast Guard
Meet the Neglected 43-Year-Old Stepchild of the US Military Industrial Complex
2019-08-16 21:08:01
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SEATTLE — The icebreaker Polar Star was 1,000 miles out of its home port of Seattle last December, three days into its yearly voyage to resupply scientific bases in Antarctica, when a powerful swell hit its bow and flooded the... Read More

Criminal Justice

America’s Correctional System Is Broken; Epstein’s Death Not Surprising, Union Official Says Criminal Justice
America’s Correctional System Is Broken; Epstein’s Death Not Surprising, Union Official Says
2019-08-16 19:15:16
by HJ Mai

The apparent suicide of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has not only derailed the pursuit of justice for his alleged victims, it also highlighted a slew of problems within America’s federal prison system.  In the aftermath of Epstein’s death on... Read More

Immigration

State Attorneys General Sue To Block New Immigration Rule Immigration
State Attorneys General Sue To Block New Immigration Rule
2019-08-16 19:11:11
by Tom Ramstack

The attorneys general from 13 states filed a lawsuit this week to block a new Trump administration rule that makes it harder for immigrants receiving public assistance to get green cards for permanent residency. The lawsuit is pending in federal... Read More

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Trump, Battered In New Poll, Says 'Love Me Or Hate Me' You Have to Vote For Me Political News
Trump, Battered In New Poll, Says 'Love Me Or Hate Me' You Have to Vote For Me
2019-08-16 19:06:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With polls suggesting his disapproval rating is near an all-time high, President Donald Trump told attendees at a boisterous New Hampshire campaign rally Thursday night they had to vote for him "whether you love me or hate me."... Read More

Court Upholds Ruling That Children Held at Border Have Adequate Food, Bedding Law
Court Upholds Ruling That Children Held at Border Have Adequate Food, Bedding
2019-08-16 14:48:27
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SAN FRANCISCO — In a closely watched case, a federal appeals court Thursday upheld an order requiring immigration authorities to provide children detained at the border with adequate food, water, bedding, toothbrushes and soap. A three-judge panel of the 9th... Read More

Trump Administration Hits Brakes On Law To Curb Unneeded Medicare CT Scans, MRIs Political News
Trump Administration Hits Brakes On Law To Curb Unneeded Medicare CT Scans, MRIs
2019-08-16 14:44:28
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Five years after Congress passed a law to reduce unnecessary MRIs, CT scans and other expensive diagnostic imaging tests that could harm patients and waste money, federal officials have yet to implement it. The law requires that doctors consult clinical... Read More

Nation’s Top Cops Ask Congress To Ban Assault Weapons In The News
Nation’s Top Cops Ask Congress To Ban Assault Weapons
2019-08-16 14:36:47
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LOS ANGELES — After back-to-back mass shootings killed at least 31 people and injured dozens more in Texas and Ohio, police chiefs in the nation’s largest cities, including Los Angeles, called on the nation’s top lawmakers to enact another ban... Read More

All Those Presidential Promises? Democrats Better Win The Senate Too 2020 Elections
All Those Presidential Promises? Democrats Better Win The Senate Too
2019-08-16 14:12:29
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The Democrats running for president are promising the sun, the stars and a full moon to boot. Elect me, they say, and I’ll deliver high-quality healthcare for all. Affordable college. A tax system that rewards hard work and not just... Read More

States Struggle To Update Election Systems Ahead of 2020 Elections
States Struggle To Update Election Systems Ahead of 2020
2019-08-16 14:06:35
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WASHINGTON — U.S. states operating outdated and insecure voting machines face major hurdles in protecting them in time for the 2020 presidential election, officials said at a meeting of elections experts. Budgets are strained, decision-making authority is diffused and standards... Read More

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