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Florida Supreme Court Upholds ‘Fines and Fees’ Restriction for Ex-Felon Voting Rights
2020-01-17 15:24:48
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ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court confirmed the status quo for ex-felons in Florida, ruling Thursday they must pay all fines, fees and restitution before their right to vote is restored under Amendment 4. In an advisory opinion following... Read More

Civil Rights

Virginia Votes to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, But There’s Still a Fight Ahead Civil Rights
Virginia Votes to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, But There’s Still a Fight Ahead
2020-01-16 20:14:08
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RICHMOND, Va. — Nearly five decades after legislatures began ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, Virginia became the key 38th state to do so Wednesday — giving it the three-fourths support needed to make it part of the U.S. Constitution. But... Read More

Immigration

Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Executive Order That Lets State Leaders Ban Refugees Immigration
Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Executive Order That Lets State Leaders Ban Refugees
2020-01-16 20:11:24
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A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Trump administration executive order that gives state and local officials discretion on whether or not refugees would be allowed to resettle in their jurisdictions. Wednesday’s preliminary injunction, issued by U.S. District Judge Peter... Read More

Trade

Analysis: New US-China Trade Deal Leaves the Thorniest Problems Unresolved Trade
Analysis: New US-China Trade Deal Leaves the Thorniest Problems Unresolved
2020-01-16 20:08:18
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WASHINGTON — After nearly two years of a bruising trade war, President Donald Trump signed a trade deal with China on Wednesday that provides the president with political bragging rights but allows both sides to put off the most difficult... Read More

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House Formally Notifies Senate of Impeachment Articles Against Trump Impeachment
House Formally Notifies Senate of Impeachment Articles Against Trump
2020-01-16 20:05:40
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WASHINGTON — With a solemn procession through the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, the House took the final, formal steps to pave the way for the third presidential impeachment trial in the nation’s history. But even before Thursday’s swearing-in ceremonies could... Read More

Chief Justice, Senators Sworn in for Trump Impeachment Political News
Chief Justice, Senators Sworn in for Trump Impeachment
2020-01-16 20:01:31
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in Thursday to preside over President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, then immediately administered the oath to the full Senate to ensure “impartial justice” as jurors for only the third such proceeding in... Read More

NewDEAL Applauds Passage of Renters Choice Legislation in Cincinnati State News
NewDEAL Applauds Passage of Renters Choice Legislation in Cincinnati
2020-01-16 19:10:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Two months ago, Cincinnati City Councilmember P.G. Sittenfeld told attendees at the NewDEAL Leaders Conference in Washington that he had a plan to remove a significant barrier to housing affordability in his city. This week, he and his... Read More

Homeless Advocates Tell Congress Gentrification is Unfair to the Poor Congress
Homeless Advocates Tell Congress Gentrification is Unfair to the Poor
2020-01-15 21:39:31
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Advocates for the homeless described for a congressional committee Tuesday how urban gentrification is pushing up home prices and pushing out residents who are ready, willing and able to work. The worst of the hardship is falling on... Read More

Pompeo Skips House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Iran Policy Geopolitics
Pompeo Skips House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Iran Policy
2020-01-15 21:36:00
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to attend a hearing on Tuesday to examine the Administration’s policy on Iran, including its recent decision to assassinate Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Pompeo had been invited to attend the House Foreign... Read More

New Poll Finds Biden Widening Lead Over Other Dems in Florida 2020 Elections
New Poll Finds Biden Widening Lead Over Other Dems in Florida
2020-01-15 21:33:32
by Dan McCue

Former Vice President Joe Biden has widened his lead to 26 points among Florida voters in the race to be the Democratic party's nominee for president in 2020, a new Florida Atlantic University poll shows. The statewide survey was conducted... Read More

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