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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

US Economy Grew at a Strong 3.1% Rate During the First Quarter Economy
US Economy Grew at a Strong 3.1% Rate During the First Quarter
2019-05-30 20:16:47
by Dan McCue

The U.S. economy grew at a strong 3.1% rate in the first three months of the year, the Commerce Department said Thursday, though much of the gain was due to temporary factors that have likely faded over time. The nation's... 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

‘In Shock by the Destruction’: Daylight Reveals Devastation of Tornado Near Lawrence In The News
‘In Shock by the Destruction’: Daylight Reveals Devastation of Tornado Near Lawrence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The morning after a massive rain-wrapped tornado tore through northeast Kansas, friends, co-workers and strangers banded together to help pick up the pieces. The daylight Wednesday morning revealed just how much devastation was done by the... Read More

Americans in Poll Reject Trump's Claim That China Pays Tariffs Trade
Americans in Poll Reject Trump's Claim That China Pays Tariffs

Most Americans don’t think China is paying U.S. tariffs, contrary to what President Donald Trump says, a new survey shows. About 62% of U.S. adults surveyed said American consumers will bear more of the costs of duties than producers in... Read More

Iranians Set Up Fake Social Media Accounts to Influence 2018 Midterms, New Report Says 2018 Midterms
Iranians Set Up Fake Social Media Accounts to Influence 2018 Midterms, New Report Says

WASHINGTON — Iranians posing as Americans set up fake accounts on social media platforms between April 2018 and March 2019 and espoused policy views on both sides of the U.S. political spectrum, in a replay of the Russian playbook from... Read More

This Obscure 1973 Memo Kept Mueller From Considering a Trump Indictment In The News
This Obscure 1973 Memo Kept Mueller From Considering a Trump Indictment

WASHINGTON — The obscure government memorandum that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III says prevented him from pursuing criminal charges against President Donald Trump points at one avenue for dealing with a misbehaving president: impeachment. During his first public remarks... Read More

McConnell Tells Kentucky Audience He’d Confirm Supreme Court Justice in Election Year Supreme Court
McConnell Tells Kentucky Audience He’d Confirm Supreme Court Justice in Election Year

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would allow a vote to fill a Supreme Court vacancy if a justice dies in 2020, he told the Paducah Chamber of Commerce. Three years ago, McConnell blocked a vote on President Barack Obama’s Supreme... 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

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