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Census Question on Citizenship Began as GOP Plan to Hurt Democrats, Documents Show Political News
Census Question on Citizenship Began as GOP Plan to Hurt Democrats, Documents Show

WASHINGTON — Newly revealed documents appeared to confirm Thursday what many critics had long suspected — that the Trump administration’s drive to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census began as a plan to bolster Republicans and to undercut... Read More

Delaney Takes Issue With DNC's New Debate Qualification Thresholds Political News
Delaney Takes Issue With DNC's New Debate Qualification Thresholds
2019-05-30 20:50:11
by Dan McCue

Former Maryland Representative John Delaney has sent a letter to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, asking him to explain the party's decision to change the qualifications candidates must meet to appear in the Democrats third presidential primary debate. On... Read More

Louisiana Governor Says He'll Sign 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill State News
Louisiana Governor Says He'll Sign 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill
2019-05-30 20:44:28
by Dan McCue

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said Thursday that he will sign a strict new abortion law barring the procedure once a heartbeat is detectable -- a point that comes before many women realize they are pregnant. In a written statement,... Read More

Nevada Governor Signs Bill Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons Civil Rights
Nevada Governor Signs Bill Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons
2019-05-30 20:31:36
by Dan McCue

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed a sweeping criminal justice reform bill Wednesday that will restore the voting rights of ex-felons, a measure he said will re-enfranchise 77,000 people when it goes into effect on July 1. Sisolak, a Democrat and... Read More

Lawsuit Claims Mississippi Employs Racist Means to Keep Blacks Out of Statewide Office Litigation
Lawsuit Claims Mississippi Employs Racist Means to Keep Blacks Out of Statewide Office
2019-05-30 20:27:42
by Dan McCue

A federal lawsuit filed in Jackson, Mississippi claims the state unlawfully continues to employ a racist provision inserted in its constitution in the 1890s to prevent African Americans from being elected governor or to any other statewide office. In a... Read More

Thad Cochran, Longtime Southern Gentleman of the Senate, Dies at 81 In The News
Thad Cochran, Longtime Southern Gentleman of the Senate, Dies at 81
2019-05-30 20:13:40
by Dan McCue

Former Senator Thad Cochran, R-Miss., who served in Congress for more than 45 years and was renowned for his Southern refinement and willingness to reach across the aisle to get things done, died Thursday morning at the age of 81.... Read More

Baby Boomers Outnumbered by Younger Voters at Polls During 2018 Midterms 2018 Midterms
Baby Boomers Outnumbered by Younger Voters at Polls During 2018 Midterms
2019-05-29 20:51:22
by Dan McCue

Baby boomers were outnumbered by younger voters at the polls during the 2018 midterms, continuing a trend first documented in 2016, the Pew Research Center said on Wednesday. The study, based on newly available Census Bureau data, found that voters... Read More

DNC Tightens Requirements to Qualify for 2nd Round of Primary Debates Political News
DNC Tightens Requirements to Qualify for 2nd Round of Primary Debates
2019-05-29 20:48:55
by Dan McCue

The Democratic National Committee is imposing more stringent requirements for candidates to appear in the party's third presidential primary debate after close to 20 of the Democrat's 24 candidates qualified to appear in the first two debates. The new guidelines... Read More

Special Counsel Mueller Makes First Public Statement on Russia Probe In The News
Special Counsel Mueller Makes First Public Statement on Russia Probe
2019-05-29 20:35:53
by Dan McCue

Special counsel Robert Mueller made his first public statement on the Trump-Russia investigation Wednesday, reiterating that if his investigators "had confidence the president had not committed a crime, we would have said so," but beyond that saying very little. Mueller... Read More

Nonprofit Group Seeks Sanctions Against Immigration Agency Immigration
Nonprofit Group Seeks Sanctions Against Immigration Agency
2019-05-28 21:38:23
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A national civil rights group is asking a federal judge in Colorado to sanction U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE for “atrocious litigation conduct.” The federal agency is requiring the nonprofit organization to do a... Read More

State Attorneys General Boost U.S. House Payday Lender Bill U.S. House
State Attorneys General Boost U.S. House Payday Lender Bill
2019-05-28 21:35:06
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Twenty-five state attorneys general are giving a boost to a bill introduced in Congress this month that seeks to rein in excessive interest rates on payday loans. The attorneys general filed a comment letter with the Consumer Financial... Read More

House Democrats Push for Bipartisan Working Group on Net Neutrality Net Neutrality
House Democrats Push for Bipartisan Working Group on Net Neutrality
2019-05-28 21:27:58
by Dan McCue

Nearly 50 Democratic House members have signed a letter seeking the formation of a bipartisan working group to draft compromise legislation that would restore at least some form of net neutrality. The 47 signers of the letter to Speaker Nancy... Read More

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