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KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix
August 30 Primary Will Be First With New 'Ballot Harvesting' LawThe Arizona Republican Party's poll observer training in Phoenix on Aug. 27 att
August 30 Primary Will Be First With New 'Ballot Harvesting' Law
KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix / Posted 8 minutes ago
The Arizona Republican Party's poll observer training in Phoenix on Aug. 27 attracted about 60 volunteers. The August 30 primary is the first election where a new state law to prevent so-called “ballot harvesting” is in effect. The new law makes it... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Opposition to Kansas' 'LLC loophole' appears to be growingwhy he’s among a legion of well-off Kansans openly objecting to the state’s so-
Opposition to Kansas' 'LLC loophole' appears to be growing
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 36 minutes ago
why he’s among a legion of well-off Kansans openly objecting to the state’s so-called “LLC loophole.” Passed by the Kansas Legislature in 2012 on the promise of creating jobs, the provision allows about 300,000 independent business owners to pay no... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Hogan, Franchot to make 'major announcement' on school starting dateThe state's two most powerful and prominent advocates for pushing the first day
Hogan, Franchot to make 'major announcement' on school starting date
Baltimore Sun / Posted an hour ago
The state's two most powerful and prominent advocates for pushing the first day of school to after Labor Day have scheduled a joint "major announcement" for Wednesday about the start date for Maryland's public schools. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan... Read more
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The Morning Call
PA Gov. Tom Wolf backs easing of pot lawsthat is clogging up our prisons, it's destroying families and it's hurting our
PA Gov. Tom Wolf backs easing of pot laws
The Morning Call / Posted 4 hours ago
that is clogging up our prisons, it's destroying families and it's hurting our economy, so I think decriminalization is the first step." According to the marijuana advocacy group NORML, 20 states and Washington, D.C., have decriminalized certain... Read more
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York Daily Record
Wolf: decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possessionthat is clogging up our prisons, it's destroying families and it's hurting our
Wolf: decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession
York Daily Record / Posted 4 hours ago
that is clogging up our prisons, it's destroying families and it's hurting our economy, so I think decriminalization is the first step." According to the marijuana advocacy group NORML, 20 states and Washington, D.C., have decriminalized certain... Read more
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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
Wolf: Pennsylvania must decriminalize marijuana possession, for small amountsthat is clogging up our prisons, it's destroying families and it's hurting our
Wolf: Pennsylvania must decriminalize marijuana possession, for small amounts
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh / Posted 4 hours ago
that is clogging up our prisons, it's destroying families and it's hurting our economy, so I think decriminalization is the first step." According to the marijuana advocacy group NORML, 20 states and Washington, D.C., have decriminalized certain... Read more
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NBC News
New voting laws in the South could affect millions of African Americanswho fought for voting rights during the Civil Rights movement claim the new law
New voting laws in the South could affect millions of African Americans
NBC News / Posted 5 hours ago
who fought for voting rights during the Civil Rights movement claim the new laws are meant to secure a Republican majority in states with large black populations that consistently vote Democrat. In July, a North Carolina federal... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Florida primary: New districts to make House, Senate races interestingis a primary, which means candidates and races at the federal and state level —
Florida primary: New districts to make House, Senate races interesting
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 6 hours ago
is a primary, which means candidates and races at the federal and state level — such as U.S. House and Senate and Florida Legislature — as well as statewide amendments and municipal elections, will be on the ballot. Remember that Florida is a... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Texas lawmakers who shuttered abortion clinics need to be just as worried about moms' mortality ratesA 2011 law forced through by the state's Republican-led Legislature placed such
Texas lawmakers who shuttered abortion clinics need to be just as worried about moms' mortality rates
Dallas Morning News / Posted 6 hours ago
A 2011 law forced through by the state's Republican-led Legislature placed such demanding restrictions on clinics performing abortions that dozens of them have shut down. In some cases, women in poor and rural areas have been left with no access to... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Texas lawmakers who shuttered abortion clinics need to be just as worried about maternal mortality ratesA 2011 law forced through by the state's Republican-led legislature placed such
Texas lawmakers who shuttered abortion clinics need to be just as worried about maternal mortality rates
Dallas Morning News / Posted 7 hours ago
A 2011 law forced through by the state's Republican-led legislature placed such demanding restrictions on clinics performing abortions that dozens of them have shut down. In some cases, women in poor and rural areas have been left with no access to... Read more
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The Morning Call
Madonna and Young: Kane's career rose swiftly and fell agonizingly slowlyand to most of the state's elected officials who dealt with her. Her tenure in
Madonna and Young: Kane's career rose swiftly and fell agonizingly slowly
The Morning Call / Posted 8 hours ago
and to most of the state's elected officials who dealt with her. Her tenure in office was a disaster. Recently, the state Legislature twice moved unsuccessfully to oust her from office while Gov. Tom Wolf and multiple Republican and Democratic... Read more
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Al.com
New laws affect African-American voters across the Southwho fought for voting rights during the Civil Rights movement claim the new law
New laws affect African-American voters across the South
Al.com / Posted 8 hours ago
who fought for voting rights during the Civil Rights movement claim the new laws are meant to secure a Republican majority in states with large black populations that consistently vote Democrat. In July, a North Carolina federal... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Opposition to Kansas' 'LLC loophole' appears to be growingwhy he's among a legion of well-off Kansans openly objecting to the state's so-
Opposition to Kansas' 'LLC loophole' appears to be growing
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 8 hours ago
why he's among a legion of well-off Kansans openly objecting to the state's so-called "LLC loophole." Passed by the Kansas Legislature in 2012 on the promise of creating jobs, the provision allows about 300,000 independent business owners to pay no... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Maricopa County: More polling places on primary day should keep long voter lines at bay60 voting centers would be enough because most people would vote early, extra s
Maricopa County: More polling places on primary day should keep long voter lines at bay
The Arizona Republic / Posted 10 hours ago
60 voting centers would be enough because most people would vote early, extra staffing would speed lines, and for the first time, any voter could visit any one of the voting centers to cast a ballot. They were wrong. The plan left some voters... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
A LePage impeachment would repeat — and reverse — impeachment’s race-based historyof U.S. states rarely face this. Had this year’s earlier effort to impeach LePa
A LePage impeachment would repeat — and reverse — impeachment’s race-based history
Bangor Daily News / Posted 10 hours ago
of U.S. states rarely face this. Had this year’s earlier effort to impeach LePage succeeded, it would have been Maine’s first. Over the course of American history, there have been 17 instances of gubernatorial impeachment, with eight convictions... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Kathleen Kane in sharp reliefand to most of the state's elected officials who dealt with her. Her tenure in
Kathleen Kane in sharp relief
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 13 hours ago
and to most of the state's elected officials who dealt with her. Her tenure in office was a disaster. Recently, the state legislature twice moved unsuccessfully to oust her from office while Governor Tom Wolf and multiple Republican and Democratic... Read more
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Roll Call
African-Americans Hear Trump Loud and ClearN.C. — It’s so refreshing to know that Donald Trump cares about me. I was in th
African-Americans Hear Trump Loud and Clear
Roll Call / Posted 15 hours ago
N.C. — It’s so refreshing to know that Donald Trump cares about me. I was in that Charlotte crowd when he made one of his first outreach efforts to African-Americans. Because the supportive Trump fans gathered in the portioned-off section of the... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
News Guide: McCain, Arpaio draw interest in Arizona primaryat some of the races and issues: U.S. SENATE Sen. John McCain is seeking a si
News Guide: McCain, Arpaio draw interest in Arizona primary
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 16 hours ago
at some of the races and issues: U.S. SENATE Sen. John McCain is seeking a sixth term, and his main challenger in the Republican primary is former state Sen. Kelli Ward. McCain is hoping to pull out a large primary victory so he can focus on... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
News Guide: McCain, Arpaio draw interest in Arizona primaryat some of the races and issues: U.S. SENATE Sen. John McCain is seeking a si
News Guide: McCain, Arpaio draw interest in Arizona primary
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 16 hours ago
at some of the races and issues: U.S. SENATE Sen. John McCain is seeking a sixth term, and his main challenger in the Republican primary is former state Sen. Kelli Ward. McCain is hoping to pull out a large primary victory so he can focus on... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
News Guide: McCain, Arpaio draw interest in Arizona primaryat some of the races and issues: U.S. SENATE Sen. John McCain is seeking a si
News Guide: McCain, Arpaio draw interest in Arizona primary
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 17 hours ago
at some of the races and issues: U.S. SENATE Sen. John McCain is seeking a sixth term, and his main challenger in the Republican primary is former state Sen. Kelli Ward. McCain is hoping to pull out a large primary victory so he can focus on... Read more
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The Mercury News
Legislature whiffs on major issues like housing and transportationsession enters its waning hours, it's becoming increasingly clear that the vict
Legislature whiffs on major issues like housing and transportation
The Mercury News / Posted 21 hours ago
session enters its waning hours, it's becoming increasingly clear that the victory is the exception, not the rule. The Legislature can't agree on how to pay for billions of dollars in desperately needed road repairs, nor can it compromise on an... Read more
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Bennington Banner
In Vermont governor's race, Democrat hopes to break traditionsMONTPELIER >> Democrat Sue Minter's call for universal background checks
In Vermont governor's race, Democrat hopes to break traditions
Bennington Banner / Posted 21 hours ago
MONTPELIER >> Democrat Sue Minter's call for universal background checks for gun buyers and Republican Phil Scott's call for a halt to building wind turbines on Vermont's mountains are expected to be among the hottest issues in this fall's... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Why time is running out on plan to fix California’s roadsto fully pay for road repairs and other transportation needs remains elusive de
Why time is running out on plan to fix California’s roads
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 23 hours ago
to fully pay for road repairs and other transportation needs remains elusive despite an ongoing special session that first convened on the matter last summer. State Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, and Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, have... Read more
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WMTW Portland
Opponents call for LePage to resign, ask why race mattersA Republican state senator said Sunday that leaders in the Legislature are disc
Opponents call for LePage to resign, ask why race matters
WMTW Portland / Posted yesterday
A Republican state senator said Sunday that leaders in the Legislature are discussing whether to hold a special session to censure Gov. Paul LePage. "I share your deep concerns regarding the governor's behavior," Sen. Amy Volk, of Scarborough, wrote... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Guide to Florida's primary election; early Panhandle voting totals inCOUNTY: 17,729 total early votes — 8,105 mail, 9,624 early vote. Of those votes
Guide to Florida's primary election; early Panhandle voting totals in
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted yesterday
COUNTY: 17,729 total early votes — 8,105 mail, 9,624 early vote. Of those votes, 13,631 came from registered Republicans, 2,829 from registered Democrats and 1,273 from voters listed as other. Turnout was 13.67 percent of the... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Guide to Florida's primary election; early Panhandle voting totals inCOUNTY: 17,729 total early votes — 8,105 mail, 9,624 early vote. Of those votes
Guide to Florida's primary election; early Panhandle voting totals in
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
COUNTY: 17,729 total early votes — 8,105 mail, 9,624 early vote. Of those votes, 13,631 came from registered Republicans, 2,829 from registered Democrats and 1,273 from voters listed as other. Turnout was 13.67 percent of the... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Guide to Florida's primary election; early Panhandle voting totals inCOUNTY: 17,729 total early votes — 8,105 mail, 9,624 early vote. Of those votes
Guide to Florida's primary election; early Panhandle voting totals in
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted yesterday
COUNTY: 17,729 total early votes — 8,105 mail, 9,624 early vote. Of those votes, 13,631 came from registered Republicans, 2,829 from registered Democrats and 1,273 from voters listed as other. Turnout was 13.67 percent of the... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
A guide to Florida's primary electionsay in who should represent them in the U.S. House. Here's a look at the races
A guide to Florida's primary election
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted yesterday
say in who should represent them in the U.S. House. Here's a look at the races and issues facing Florida on Election Day. REPUBLICAN SENATE PRIMARY Marco Rubio's last minute decision to run for re-election almost, but not quite, cleared the field... Read more
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Daily Herald
A guide to Florida's primary electionRubio's last minute decision to run for re-election almost, but not quite, clea
A guide to Florida's primary election
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
Rubio's last minute decision to run for re-election almost, but not quite, cleared the field in what was a crowded Republican primary to replace him. Rubio said while running for president that he wouldn't seek a second Senate term. He... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
A guide to Florida's primary electionsay in who should represent them in the U.S. House. Here's a look at the races
A guide to Florida's primary election
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted yesterday
say in who should represent them in the U.S. House. Here's a look at the races and issues facing Florida on Election Day. REPUBLICAN SENATE PRIMARY Marco Rubio's last minute decision to run for re-election almost, but not quite, cleared the field... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
A guide to Florida's primary electionsay in who should represent them in the U.S. House. Here's a look at the races
A guide to Florida's primary election
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted yesterday
say in who should represent them in the U.S. House. Here's a look at the races and issues facing Florida on Election Day. REPUBLICAN SENATE PRIMARY Marco Rubio's last minute decision to run for re-election almost, but not quite, cleared the field... Read more
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The Washington Times
In governor’s race, Democrat hopes to break traditionMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Democrat Sue Minter’s call for universal background chec
In governor’s race, Democrat hopes to break tradition
The Washington Times / Posted yesterday
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Democrat Sue Minter’s call for universal background checks for gun buyers and Republican Phil Scott’s call for a halt to building wind turbines on Vermont’s mountains are expected to be among the hottest issues in this fall’s... Read more
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The Atlantic
What Is it Like to Be Black and Mormon in the U.S.?is affirmed in the Book of Mormon; many of its key events take place in North A
What Is it Like to Be Black and Mormon in the U.S.?
The Atlantic / Posted yesterday
is affirmed in the Book of Mormon; many of its key events take place in North America. Established in 1830, the LDS Church first sought to form a physical Zion in Jackson County, Missouri, described by the founder, Joseph Smith, as “a gathering of... Read more
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Arkansas Times
The truth about Arkansas's tax burdenburden — gross taxes on a per capita basis — puts Arkansas about 30 spots down
The truth about Arkansas's tax burden
Arkansas Times / Posted yesterday
burden — gross taxes on a per capita basis — puts Arkansas about 30 spots down from the 14th claimed by the Kochheads. But first, let's acknowledge a small truth in the AFP ads. State taxes and debt did rise significantly from 1999 through 2006.... Read more
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Lisbon Morning Journal
State proposes reform to unemployment systemThe committee of six appointed Republicans and two appointed Democrats was rece
State proposes reform to unemployment system
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted yesterday
The committee of six appointed Republicans and two appointed Democrats was recently created after a bill aimed at resolving the system's challenges stalled in the legislature. The Unemployment Compensation Reform Joint Committee held its first of... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Jobless benefits, tax levels targeted by Ohio legislatorsCOLUMBUS — The Unemployment Compensation Reform Joint Committee held the first
Jobless benefits, tax levels targeted by Ohio legislators
The Toledo Blade / Posted yesterday
COLUMBUS — The Unemployment Compensation Reform Joint Committee held the first of five hearings last week to tackle a problem that has eluded state leaders for at least two decades. The solution lies in a long-debated balance between benefits... Read more
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Kingston Daily Freeman
ALAN CHARTOCK: It’s American as apple pie, but leaves a bad tastelobbyist. When the wife found out, and they always do, she gave the wandering-e
ALAN CHARTOCK: It’s American as apple pie, but leaves a bad taste
Kingston Daily Freeman / Posted yesterday
lobbyist. When the wife found out, and they always do, she gave the wandering-eyed husband a tough choice: “Quit the Legislature or don’t come home.” He quit. I’ve always believed he was better off. On the other hand, there are ways around... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Sweeney’s anti-tax talk is a bit of a shockThe decision by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and the Democrats in the Legis
Sweeney’s anti-tax talk is a bit of a shock
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
The decision by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and the Democrats in the Legislature not to pursue a “millionaires tax” this year was a pragmatic and understandable surrender. Governor Christie struck down five previous attempts at raising the... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Meadowlands at 40: Complex at a crossroadsnot reflect the thousands more who knocked down temporary fencing in their exub
Meadowlands at 40: Complex at a crossroads
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
not reflect the thousands more who knocked down temporary fencing in their exuberance to bear witness to the debut of the first venue to open at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. The response — including bumper-to-bumper traffic that stretched for... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Christian colleges receive a baptism by legislationa lobbyist, or so you would think. Tobacco, gambling and alcohol have had repr
Christian colleges receive a baptism by legislation
The Sacramento Bee / Posted yesterday
a lobbyist, or so you would think. Tobacco, gambling and alcohol have had representation for as long as there has been a Legislature. Everyone else affected by legislation, from acupuncturists and pawnbrokers to adult entertainers and the Church... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Maine governor unleashes obscenities on lawmaker’s voicemailcontroversial comments once again put the governor in the news, according to th
Maine governor unleashes obscenities on lawmaker’s voicemail
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
controversial comments once again put the governor in the news, according to the Portland Press Herald, which also was the first to obtain audio of the voicemail. The uncensored audio message, also shared with CNN, contains several explicit... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Florida Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial periodfiled late Friday showed that the Florida Democratic Party raised $4.72 million
Florida Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial period
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
filed late Friday showed that the Florida Democratic Party raised $4.72 million in cash compared to $4.1 million to the Republican Party of Florida over the last five months. This is the first time in years that the Democrats have raised more... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
Florida Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial periodThe Florida Democratic Party for the first time in years is getting more money
Florida Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial period
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted 2 days ago
The Florida Democratic Party for the first time in years is getting more money into its accounts than the Republican Party of Florida. The two parties late Friday filed state fundraising reports for the last five months that showed Democrats raised... Read more
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Tucson Weekly
Your Primary Election Round-Up!Party Latino Caucus Chair Vince Rabago join me to talk about Tuesday's upcoming
Your Primary Election Round-Up!
Tucson Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
Party Latino Caucus Chair Vince Rabago join me to talk about Tuesday's upcoming primary election. We discuss the crowded Republican primary in Congressional District 1, the showdown between Matt Heinz and Victoria Steele in in the Congressional... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Why NY’s school-aid formula is flunkingformula was followed exclusively. It isn’t. Powerful lawmakers from Long Islan
Why NY’s school-aid formula is flunking
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
formula was followed exclusively. It isn’t. Powerful lawmakers from Long Island and New York City who control the state legislature ensure their regions get their share of the pot. And with wealthy areas willing to pay high taxes for their... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Fla. Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial periodTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Democratic Party for the first time in yea
Fla. Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial period
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 2 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Democratic Party for the first time in years is getting more money into its accounts than the Republican Party of Florida. The two parties late Friday filed state fundraising reports for the last five months that... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Fla. Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial periodTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Democratic Party for the first time in yea
Fla. Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial period
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 2 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Democratic Party for the first time in years is getting more money into its accounts than the Republican Party of Florida. The two parties late Friday filed state fundraising reports for the last five months that... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Texas once welcomed, even recruited immigrantsis a big deal in Texas nowadays. Top Texas leaders want to build a wall to kee
Texas once welcomed, even recruited immigrants
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
is a big deal in Texas nowadays. Top Texas leaders want to build a wall to keep the undocumented border-crossers out. The Legislature spent $800 million to help secure the current border, and blame the federal government for not doing its... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Florida Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial periodTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) � The Florida Democratic Party for the first time in yea
Florida Democrats outraise Republicans during crucial period
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) � The Florida Democratic Party for the first time in years is getting more money into its accounts than the Republican Party of Florida. The two parties late Friday filed state fundraising reports for the last five months that... Read more
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The News & Observer
Cities subsidize the National Rifle Association. Is that a good idea?in 1999 to join other cities in a lawsuit against gun manufacturers. The NRA qu
Cities subsidize the National Rifle Association. Is that a good idea?
The News & Observer / Posted 2 days ago
in 1999 to join other cities in a lawsuit against gun manufacturers. The NRA quashed that effort by lobbying the state legislature to pass a law that prohibited the city’s legal action. More recently, the NRA has criticized Democratic Mayor... Read more
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