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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

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

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

Planned Parenthood in St. Louis Could Stop Performing Abortions as Early as This Week Missouri
Planned Parenthood in St. Louis Could Stop Performing Abortions as Early as This Week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s only abortion provider could stop performing the procedure as early as this week. Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region runs the state’s only abortion clinic, located in the Central West... Read More

Trump’s Homeland Security Purge Claims Another Victim National Security
Trump’s Homeland Security Purge Claims Another Victim

WASHINGTON — The latest head to roll in President Donald Trump’s continued purge of top Homeland Security officials is that of Lee Francis Cissna, the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Trump asked for Cissna’s resignation, which he submitted... Read More

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