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Supreme Court to Consider State Role in Prosecuting Immigrants
Supreme Court
Supreme Court to Consider State Role in Prosecuting Immigrants
2019-10-15 19:08:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments about whether states can prosecute immigrants who use other people's Social Security numbers to get a job. The case not only has implications for the balance of power between the... Read More

More Diverse Pennsylvania and Florida Districts Might Shape 2020 Politics
2020 Elections
More Diverse Pennsylvania and Florida Districts Might Shape 2020 Politics

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania and Florida, two swing states President Donald Trump narrowly won in 2016, may look substantially different next year, as new census data shows them trending away from his base. Both states have grown in population, and many... Read More

Why Are Judges Sentencing People on Probation for Debts They Won’t Ever Be Able to Pay?
Criminal Justice
Why Are Judges Sentencing People on Probation for Debts They Won’t Ever Be Able to Pay?

PHILADELPHIA — A decade after he was first sentenced in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, Maurice Hudson still could not come up with $1,941 in outstanding court costs — and, at a February hearing, it was clear Judge Genece Brinkley was... Read More

Ratings Change: GOP Senate Chances Improve in Georgia, Decline in NC, Iowa
2020 Elections
Ratings Change: GOP Senate Chances Improve in Georgia, Decline in NC, Iowa

WASHINGTON — Nearly a year before the 2020 elections, the Senate battlefield continues to take shape. Even though the executive and legislative branches are different but coequal branches of government, their fates are electorally tied together this cycle. Democrats’ chances... Read More

In Ohio Battleground, 2020 Race Will be a Fight for The Suburbs
2020 Elections
In Ohio Battleground, 2020 Race Will be a Fight for The Suburbs

Donald Trump may not be able to count on the affluent Ohio suburbs that all modern Republican presidents have relied on to deliver winning margins in a must-win battleground state. No Republican has ever won the White House without Ohio.... Read More

Under Fire for Syria Withdrawal, Trump Imposes Sanctions, Higher Tariffs on Turkey
Foreign Affairs
Under Fire for Syria Withdrawal, Trump Imposes Sanctions, Higher Tariffs on Turkey

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, facing blowback over his abrupt troop withdrawal from Syria and amid reports that Islamic State detainees have escaped in the ensuing chaos, imposed sanctions Monday on three Turkish officials and two government agencies, and called... Read More

Massive Opioid Case May End With Huge Settlement. Where Would The Money Go?
Litigation
Massive Opioid Case May End With Huge Settlement. Where Would The Money Go?

The largest civil trial in U.S. history is scheduled to begin in a matter of days, putting those who made, marketed, distributed and dispensed prescription painkillers under the legal spotlight. But those on the front lines of the opioid epidemic... Read More

7 Things to Watch in The Democratic Debate on Tuesday
2020 Elections
7 Things to Watch in The Democratic Debate on Tuesday

The impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump has dramatically changed the campaign landscape for the Democratic presidential candidates who will gather Tuesday in Ohio for their fourth debate. The uproar over Trump asking the president of Ukraine to investigate his... Read More

Louisiana's John Bel Edwards Headed to Runoff Election
State News
Louisiana's John Bel Edwards Headed to Runoff Election
2019-10-14 21:01:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards bid for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch to a Nov. 16 runoff election after voters failed on Saturday to award him more than 50% of the... Read More

Chief Judge Says She Doesn’t Have Authority to Remove Judge Who Jailed No-Show Juror
Courts
Chief Judge Says She Doesn’t Have Authority to Remove Judge Who Jailed No-Show Juror

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Chief Judge Krista Marx said she wanted to make it clear to the residents of the county the limits of her authority when it comes to the question of intervening in the case that brought... Read More

Why Are Judges Sentencing People on Probation for Debts They Won’t Ever Be Able to Pay?
Law
Why Are Judges Sentencing People on Probation for Debts They Won’t Ever Be Able to Pay?

PHILADELPHIA — A decade after he was first sentenced in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, Maurice Hudson still could not come up with $1,941 in outstanding court costs — and, at a February hearing, it was clear Judge Genece Brinkley was... Read More

Trump Orders Troops Out of Northern Syria; Many Escape Islamic State Camps
Foreign Affairs
Trump Orders Troops Out of Northern Syria; Many Escape Islamic State Camps

AMMAN, Jordan — As President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of the 1,000 remaining U.S. troops from northern Syria, hundreds of Islamic State family members Sunday escaped from a detention camp managed by Syrian Kurdish forces amid a Turkish barrage.... Read More

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