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Why Do Iowa and New Hampshire, 2 of the Nation’s Least Diverse States, Get to Vote First?
2019-12-06 22:38:46
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WASHINGTON — Guess which Democrat leads the pack in Iowa and New Hampshire, and which one has launched a crusade challenging the tradition of holding the first presidential skirmishes in two of the nation’s least diverse and most rural states.... Read More

Civil Rights

Atlanta-Based Court Considers School’s Transgender Bathroom Policy Civil Rights
Atlanta-Based Court Considers School’s Transgender Bathroom Policy
2019-12-06 15:51:54
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ATLANTA — Judges on the federal appeals court in Atlanta on Thursday peppered lawyers with questions in a case that could set an important precedent for bathroom access by transgender high school students. Two judges, both members of the more... Read More

In The News

Pelosi Rebukes Reporter Who Asked If She and Democrats ‘Hate’ Trump In The News
Pelosi Rebukes Reporter Who Asked If She and Democrats ‘Hate’ Trump
2019-12-06 15:48:55
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WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been unshakable as she’s guided her caucus toward the decision she announced Thursday that the House will vote on articles of impeachment against Donald Trump. But when a reporter questioned whether she was doing... Read More

Cybersecurity

Russian ‘Evil Corp’ is Behind a Decade of Hacks, US Says Cybersecurity
Russian ‘Evil Corp’ is Behind a Decade of Hacks, US Says
2019-12-06 15:46:09
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. unveiled criminal charges and sanctions against members of a hacking group that calls itself Evil Corp, which authorities blame for some of the worst computer hacking and bank fraud schemes of the past decade. The Justice... Read More

More from The Well

Supreme Court Confronts Homeless Crisis and Whether There’s a Right to Sleep on the Sidewalk In The News
Supreme Court Confronts Homeless Crisis and Whether There’s a Right to Sleep on the Sidewalk
2019-12-06 15:33:17
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court meets Friday to consider for the first time whether the Constitution gives homeless people a right to sleep on the sidewalk. The justices are weighing an appeal of a much-disputed ruling by the 9th Circuit... Read More

White House Says It’s Ready for Impeachment Votes and Trial Impeachment
White House Says It’s Ready for Impeachment Votes and Trial
2019-12-06 15:21:10
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and senior aides reacted to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that articles of impeachment are coming by essentially calling for a vote and a Senate trial. The White House messaging is similar to that used by... Read More

Panel Calls for Virginia to Purge 'Explicitly Racist' Laws and 'Segregationist Policies' State News
Panel Calls for Virginia to Purge 'Explicitly Racist' Laws and 'Segregationist Policies'
2019-12-06 15:17:05
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WASHINGTON - A Virginia commission tasked with researching racist laws adopted in the state's past recommended Thursday that scores of them be officially repealed, including measures that prevented black voters from casting ballots and prohibited interracial marriage. "The devastating long-term... Read More

Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Restore, Strengthen Federal Trust Funds Congress
Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Restore, Strengthen Federal Trust Funds
2019-12-05 21:44:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats on Thursday endorsed a proposal to create congressional committees specifically tasked to restore and strengthen endangered federal trust funds. The coalition of fiscally-responsible, centrist Democrats said in a statement that without... Read More

State Dept. Officials Warn Senate About Russian Threats to US Geopolitics
State Dept. Officials Warn Senate About Russian Threats to US
2019-12-05 20:10:23
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WASHINGTON -- Top U.S. State Department officials warned Tuesday about aggression from Russia as Congress considers legislation to counter the country’s military and political threats. The officials spoke during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as it reviewed... Read More

Heck, Graves, Dedicated Pragmatists, Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2020 Congress
Heck, Graves, Dedicated Pragmatists, Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2020
2019-12-05 20:00:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Graves, the most senior Republican in Georgia's House delegation, announced Thursday that he will not stand for re-election in 2020. In a letter to constituents in Georgia's 14th Congressional District, northwest of Atlanta, Graves said, after... Read More

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