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Democrat Beshear Declares Victory in Race for Ky. Governor
State News
Democrat Beshear Declares Victory in Race for Ky. Governor

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky voters appeared to reject Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday, bucking a statewide Republican trend as they turned their backs on a politician known as much for his blustery personality as his conservative values. Democrat Andy Beshear,... Read More

Democrats Take Control of Virginia General Assembly in Historic Election
Elections
Democrats Take Control of Virginia General Assembly in Historic Election

NORFOLK, Va. — Democrats won decisive majorities in the House of Delegates and state Senate in an historical election that sets Virginia on a new course. That put Democrats in control of the General Assembly and governor’s office for the... Read More

Trump Not Immune From Manhattan DA’s Demand for Tax Returns, Federal Appeals Court Rules
Law
Trump Not Immune From Manhattan DA’s Demand for Tax Returns, Federal Appeals Court Rules

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is not entitled to Oval Office immunity that would block Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. from obtaining copies of his tax returns, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The 34-page ruling by the... Read More

Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Election Despite Alleged Missing Votes
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Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Election Despite Alleged Missing Votes

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that there wasn’t enough evidence to further dispute last year’s election for lieutenant governor, which had inexplicably low vote totals. An election can’t be overturned based solely on unusual vote counts in... Read More

Minnesota GOP Leaves Trump Challengers Off Primary Ballot
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Minnesota GOP Leaves Trump Challengers Off Primary Ballot

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will be the only choice on the ballot in Minnesota’s Republican presidential primary, even though he is not the only candidate running. That’s at the direction of the Republican Party of Minnesota. Its chairwoman, Jennifer... Read More

Ohio Supreme Court Again Refuses to Hear Appeal of Abortion Clinic Closure
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Ohio Supreme Court Again Refuses to Hear Appeal of Abortion Clinic Closure

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to reconsider its decision rejecting an appeal from a Dayton-area abortion clinic ordered closed by state health officials. The justices voted 4-3 on Aug. 21 not to review the case, with... Read More

Running for Office as a Working Parent Could Become Easier
Elections
Running for Office as a Working Parent Could Become Easier
2019-10-30 14:20:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday approved a bill that explicitly allows campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses, making it easier for working parents to run for elected office. Introduced in March by Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., the bill... Read More

Two Thirds of Big Cities Predict Recession, Midwest in Fiscal Decline, Report Says
Opinion Polls
Two Thirds of Big Cities Predict Recession, Midwest in Fiscal Decline, Report Says
2019-10-29 21:08:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Two in three finance officers in large U.S. cities believe the nation will slip into a recession as soon as next year, testing their resiliency after years of sustained growth, a new report from the National League of... Read More

Blue Dogs Call on Appropriations Leaders to Provide Robust Funding to States for Election Security
Elections
Blue Dogs Call on Appropriations Leaders to Provide Robust Funding to States for Election Security
2019-10-29 18:41:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of national security-minded Democrats called on the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on Tuesday to provide "robust" funding to a federal commission that partners with states to protect their election infrastructure.... Read More

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Alabama's Near-Total Abortion Ban
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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Alabama's Near-Total Abortion Ban
2019-10-29 17:12:41
by Dan McCue

A federal judge blocked an Alabama abortion ban Tuesday that would have made the procedure a felony at any stage of pregnancy in almost all cases. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, who was appointed to the bench by President Jimmy... Read More

Lawsuit Claiming Voter Suppression in North Carolina
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Lawsuit Claiming Voter Suppression in North Carolina
2019-10-29 17:05:28
by Dan McCue

The Republican supermajority in the North Carolina legislature unlawfully banned early voting on the last Saturday before Election Day to suppress the black and Democratic vote, a lawsuit filed Tuesday claims. The plaintiffs in the case, the North Carolina Democratic... Read More

Counties Form Working Group to Support Accurate Count in Census 2020
Census
Counties Form Working Group to Support Accurate Count in Census 2020
2019-10-29 14:16:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With billions of dollars in federal funding potentially hanging in the balance, the nation's counties are determined to play an active role in ensuring the 2020 Census reflects their full populations. Toward that end, the National Association of... Read More

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