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Hofeller Files Can Be Used in NC Gerrymandering Trial, Judges Rule in Win for Democrats
2019-07-15 12:18:04
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RALEIGH, N.C. – The formerly secret files of the man who drew North Carolina’s political districts before he died can be used in court by the people challenging his maps for being unconstitutional gerrymanders. A trial in the gerrymandering case... Read More

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Del. Holmes Norton ‘Sees Good News’ In a Poll Finding a Majority Reject DC Statehood Polling and Ads
Del. Holmes Norton ‘Sees Good News’ In a Poll Finding a Majority Reject DC Statehood
2019-07-17 12:43:17
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WASHINGTON — Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton “sees good news” in a new Gallup poll that found a majority of Americans reject D.C. statehood. The Gallup poll, conducted in June and released Monday, found 64% of Americans oppose making Washington a... Read More

Federal Budget

McCarthy Pitches Month-Long Debt Ceiling Stopgap, If Deal Can‘t Be Reached Federal Budget
McCarthy Pitches Month-Long Debt Ceiling Stopgap, If Deal Can‘t Be Reached
2019-07-17 12:37:23
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WASHINGTON — The House’s top Republican suggested that lawmakers pass a 30-day extension of the debt ceiling to avoid default in early September, if Democrats and the White House can’t agree on compromise discretionary spending caps before leaving for the... Read More

Immigration

Washington Legal Advocates, Lawmakers Want Immigration Procedures Changed Immigration
Washington Legal Advocates, Lawmakers Want Immigration Procedures Changed
2019-07-16 21:15:50
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WASHINGTON -- Some of Washington’s prominent legal organizations and lawmakers are scrambling to address the nation’s illegal immigration crisis while courts confront a hopeless backlog of cases. They are proposing new procedures to manage the flood of illegal immigrants being... Read More

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Yosemite to Restore Names to Historic Attractions Under $12 Million Settlement In The News
Yosemite to Restore Names to Historic Attractions Under $12 Million Settlement
2019-07-16 13:03:28
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LOS ANGELES — The Majestic Yosemite can be called the Ahwahnee Hotel again. The National Park Service on Monday reached a $12 million settlement in a long-running legal battle with Yosemite’s former facilities operator that permits that name — and... Read More

‘Staggering’ Number of Children Exposed to Violence in Chicago, New Study Says In The News
‘Staggering’ Number of Children Exposed to Violence in Chicago, New Study Says
2019-07-16 12:57:23
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CHICAGO — Over the Fourth of July holiday, Felix Kombwa brought the children he mentors to a festival where a law-enforcement exhibit allowed visitors to sit in a squad car, try on police gear and chat with officers. But the... Read More

White House Moves to Eliminate Nearly All Asylum Claims at US Southern Border Immigration
White House Moves to Eliminate Nearly All Asylum Claims at US Southern Border
2019-07-16 12:52:34
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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved Monday to in effect end asylum for the vast majority of migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border, an enormous shift in policy that could block hundreds of thousands of people from seeking protection... Read More

Mississippi Pol Denies Female Reporter Access Citing ‘Billy Graham Rule’ In The News
Mississippi Pol Denies Female Reporter Access Citing ‘Billy Graham Rule’
2019-07-16 12:44:15
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Robert Foster, a first-term Mississippi state representative running for governor, declined to allow a female reporter to cover a campaign trip — that is, unless she brought a male colleague with her. Foster said in a tweet that the rejection... Read More

NC Gerrymandering Trial Begins, Could Have Major Implications For 2020 And Beyond State News
NC Gerrymandering Trial Begins, Could Have Major Implications For 2020 And Beyond
2019-07-16 12:37:16
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RALEIGH, N.C. — The lines used to elect members of the North Carolina General Assembly are unconstitutional and should be redrawn before the 2020 elections, an attorney for activists and politicians argued in court Monday. In 2018, Democratic candidates won... Read More

Trump Trails Biden, Warren, Sanders in NBC-WSJ Poll Matchups Polling and Ads
Trump Trails Biden, Warren, Sanders in NBC-WSJ Poll Matchups
2019-07-15 12:20:07
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump trails at least three Democratic hopefuls — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — in theoretical head-to-head matchups for the 2020 general election, a new poll showed. Biden, the former vice president, held the... Read More

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