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KING5 Seattle
Washington lawmakers can't even agree to adjournOLYMPIA, Wash. - The Latest on the Washington Legislature as it is set to adjou
KING5 Seattle / Posted an hour ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Latest on the Washington Legislature as it is set to adjourn its third special session (all times local). Governor Inslee scheduled a 6:00 p.m. news conference on the developments: 3:15 p.m. The political rancor at the state... Read more
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The Columbian
Washington Legislature letting clock run out on sessionOLYMPIA (AP) — The political rancor at the state Legislature is likely to go ri
The Columbian / Posted an hour ago
OLYMPIA (AP) — The political rancor at the state Legislature is likely to go right to the bitter end, as the possibility arose that lawmakers wouldn’t even officially adjourn and would instead just let the clock run out at midnight Thursday on the... Read more
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The Suburbanite
A lasting legacy: Ralph Regula helped shape NE Ohioin the U.S. House of Representatives, died Wednesday night in his home, surroun
The Suburbanite / Posted 2 hours ago
in the U.S. House of Representatives, died Wednesday night in his home, surrounded by his family. He was 92. A moderate Republican and former teacher and attorney, Regula championed education and the preservation of green space while in... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Sens. Kamala Harris and Rand Paul team up over bail reformwhat is becoming her signature issue, criminal justice reform — and reached acr
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 3 hours ago
what is becoming her signature issue, criminal justice reform — and reached across the aisle for help. Teaming up with Republican maverick Rand Paul of Kentucky in her first bipartisan legislative venture, the California Democrat introduced a... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Washington Legislature letting clock run out on sessionOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The political rancor at the state Legislature is likely t
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 3 hours ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The political rancor at the state Legislature is likely to go right to the bitter end, as the possibility arose that lawmakers wouldn't even officially adjourn and would instead just let the clock run out at midnight Thursday on... Read more
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Reuters
Illinois spared from becoming first U.S. state to be rated junkCHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois avoided becoming the first U.S. state with a junk
Reuters / Posted 4 hours ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois avoided becoming the first U.S. state with a junk credit rating on Thursday after Moody's Investors Service kept the fiscally challenged state at the lowest investment grade level. That followed recent actions by S&P,... Read more
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The News & Observer
Fewer kids in NC are attending traditional public schools. What does that mean?being used to justify providing more private options,” Poston said. The educat
The News & Observer / Posted 4 hours ago
being used to justify providing more private options,” Poston said. The education landscape has changed considerably since Republicans gained control of the state legislature after the 2010 elections. Lawmakers have made a number of... Read more
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Boston Globe
July 20, 2017what you need today in this early-morning email. LATEST FROM LAWRENCE, via the
Boston Globe / Posted 4 hours ago
what you need today in this early-morning email. LATEST FROM LAWRENCE, via the AP: “House Speaker Paul Ryan is pitching Republican plans for overhauling the nation’s tax code at a shoe factory in Lawrence, Massachusetts, as demonstrators outside... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Gov. Paul LePage may seek U.S. Senate seat after allgovernor said he’s getting pressure to reconsider his decision to steer clear o
Bangor Daily News / Posted 6 hours ago
governor said he’s getting pressure to reconsider his decision to steer clear of the 2018 contest. U.S. Sen. Angus King, a first-term Maine independent, has only one challenger to his re-election bid so far, Republican state Sen. Eric Brakey of... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Radio ad campaign opposes Texas 'bathroom bill'AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the Texas Senate hustling to pass bills in t
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 7 hours ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the Texas Senate hustling to pass bills in the first week of the special legislative session (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Texas' largest business lobbying group is announcing a radio campaign opposing a North... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Radio ad campaign opposes Texas 'bathroom bill'AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas Senate hustling to pass bills in t
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 hours ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas Senate hustling to pass bills in the first week of the special legislative session (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Texas' largest business lobbying group is announcing a radio campaign opposing a North... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Texas Senate concludes midnight sessionAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the Texas Senate hustling to pass bills in t
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 9 hours ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the Texas Senate hustling to pass bills in the first week of the special legislative session (all times local): 11 a.m. The Texas Senate has concluded an unusual midnight floor session as a chamber dominated by... Read more
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Waxahachie Daily Light
Special session revives racial tensions, 'bathroom bill'By WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When we last saw the Tex
Waxahachie Daily Light / Posted 9 hours ago
By WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When we last saw the Texas Legislature, raucous protesters opposing the new "sanctuary city" ban prompted officials to clear the House gallery and sparked a floor scuffle that ended with one... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Texas Senate concludes midnight sessionAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the Texas Senate hustling to pass bills in t
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 9 hours ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the Texas Senate hustling to pass bills in the first week of the special legislative session (all times local): 11 a.m. The Texas Senate has concluded an unusual midnight floor session as a chamber dominated by... Read more
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Philly.com
DiNardo case riveting, but city plagued by many more murdersreceive $60 million a year from the city. If any of that money could be better
Philly.com / Posted 9 hours ago
receive $60 million a year from the city. If any of that money could be better spent to stem gun violence, it should. This first review of the city’s various nonviolence programs is past due. While there are some excellent programs, the city’s... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Texas Senate concludes midnight sessionAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the Texas Senate hustling to pass bills in t
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 9 hours ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the Texas Senate hustling to pass bills in the first week of the special legislative session (all times local): 11 a.m. The Texas Senate has concluded an unusual midnight floor session as a chamber dominated by... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Texas Senate concludes midnight sessionAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the Texas Senate hustling to pass bills in t
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 9 hours ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the Texas Senate hustling to pass bills in the first week of the special legislative session (all times local): 11 a.m. The Texas Senate has concluded an unusual midnight floor session as a chamber dominated by... Read more
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FOX News
Craven Maine Democrats block bill to protect safety of little girlsfor ‘I lead’. Bellwether wants to know who’s leading the fight to protect littl
FOX News / Posted 10 hours ago
for ‘I lead’. Bellwether wants to know who’s leading the fight to protect little girls in Maine from genital mutilation. A Republican-sponsored bill to outlaw the barbaric procedure is being opposed by Democrats, who say they fear it will offend... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Summer recess – and a trip or two – ahead for California Legislatureof demanding bills either killed or pressed out onto either chamber floor. Now,
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 10 hours ago
of demanding bills either killed or pressed out onto either chamber floor. Now, lawmakers have a monthlong break before the Legislature reconvenes from summer recess on Aug. 21. Not everyone always chooses to slow down and unwind. The state Senate... Read more
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NJ.com
This political party is dominating the 2017 fight for campaign cash in N.J.TRENTON -- With New Jersey voters set to pick a new governor and decide each se
NJ.com / Posted 10 hours ago
TRENTON -- With New Jersey voters set to pick a new governor and decide each seat in the state Legislature in a big election this fall, the state's top Democratic fundraising committees have out-raised Republican committees by more than 2-to-1 and... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn proposes $974 million budget for 2018Bob Buckhorn today proposed a $974.2 million budget for next year that would ra
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 12 hours ago
Bob Buckhorn today proposed a $974.2 million budget for next year that would raise the city's property tax rate for the first time since 1989 and use the additional revenue to improve parks, expand fire service and prepare for looming financial... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Gov. Inslee calls lawmakers back for third special sessionsession started moments after lawmakers adjourned their second 30-day special s
KING5 Seattle / Posted 12 hours ago
session started moments after lawmakers adjourned their second 30-day special session. The Democratic-controlled House and Republican-led Senate have been struggling to reach agreement on a new two-year state operating budget before the current... Read more
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The Columbian
Work to Heal Health CareTuesday by saying his new plan is to “let Obamacare fail,” that should not be r
The Columbian / Posted 12 hours ago
Tuesday by saying his new plan is to “let Obamacare fail,” that should not be regarded as a viable option. Instead, the Republican-controlled Congress should come up with an improved idea or strive to make the health care overhaul passed in 2010... Read more
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The Seattle Times
More than an arts tax: Seattle culture and politics leaders on the twists and turns of Prop. 1the same time.” Prop. 1 might seem complicated, and it is — the result of a ha
The Seattle Times / Posted 12 hours ago
the same time.” Prop. 1 might seem complicated, and it is — the result of a hammer-and-tongs process in the guts of state Legislature and the King County Council. But here’s a quick primer of some basics: (1) Because of a state law passed in... Read more
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FOX News
Maine: Politics now comes first, even when it comes to protecting the safety of little girlsfor ‘I lead’. Bellwether wants to know who’s leading the fight to protect littl
FOX News / Posted 13 hours ago
for ‘I lead’. Bellwether wants to know who’s leading the fight to protect little girls in Maine from genital mutilation. A Republican-sponsored bill to outlaw the barbaric procedure is being opposed by Democrats, who say they fear it will offend... Read more
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Miami New Times
Rubio, Nelson, Wasserman Schultz Want to Make it a Felony to Boycott IsraelGood news! We've finally found a bipartisan issue that has united Democrats and
Miami New Times / Posted 14 hours ago
Good news! We've finally found a bipartisan issue that has united Democrats and Republicans across the state of Florida! Florida's Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have signed on to support a bill alongside... Read more
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Miami New Times
Rubio, Nelson, Wasserman Schultz Want to Make it a Felony to Boycott IsraelGood news! We've finally found a bipartisan issue that has united Democrats and
Miami New Times / Posted 14 hours ago
Good news! We've finally found a bipartisan issue that has united Democrats and Republicans across the state of Florida! Florida's Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have signed on to support a bill alongside... Read more
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Al.com
Rep. Randy Davis of Daphne to run for Baldwin County probate judgeA four-term state legislator will not be back after next year, he has announced
Al.com / Posted 14 hours ago
A four-term state legislator will not be back after next year, he has announced. State Rep. Randy Davis, a Republican from Daphne, will instead run for Baldwin County probate judge next year, Davis announced. "Everyone who owns a car, casts a vote,... Read more
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Boston Herald
Gov. Charlie Baker lets Braintree chief keep job while he’s collecting $116,000 pensionbill, approved Friday, has drawn attention in police circles, where Chief Paul
Boston Herald / Posted 14 hours ago
bill, approved Friday, has drawn attention in police circles, where Chief Paul Shastany is believed to be the first to earn a pension and work full-time. Now earning $600 a day, the newly enacted law will allow him to work beyond the... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Will California Democrats pay a price for Jerry Brown’s latest victories?Jerry Brown doesn’t want to talk about his legacy. “First of all, I don’t have
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 18 hours ago
Jerry Brown doesn’t want to talk about his legacy. “First of all, I don’t have a legacy. I don’t know what a legacy is,” Brown, who previously served as governor from 1975 to 1983, told a TV reporter at a recent climate event. “That is a media... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Patrick shifting special legislative session into high gearTo accomplish that, Patrick, a Houston-area Republican, was forcing senators ba
Houston Chronicle / Posted 21 hours ago
To accomplish that, Patrick, a Houston-area Republican, was forcing senators back to the Capitol for a little midnight madness Thursday to pass a bill to reauthorize the Texas Medical Board and keep the regulatory agency in business. By passing that... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Court exposes state's war on falsely accused workersvacation pay for the following two weeks, after which she became eligible for u
Detroit Free Press / Posted 22 hours ago
vacation pay for the following two weeks, after which she became eligible for unemployment benefits.She received her first unemployment check — $158 for the weeks ending Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 — on Feb. 20. In April 2015, more than two years... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
With adjournment looming, lawmakers still haven’t passed capital budget to pay for construction projects(AP) — Washington lawmakers said Wednesday they are at an impasse on negotiatio
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 23 hours ago
(AP) — Washington lawmakers said Wednesday they are at an impasse on negotiations on a water rights bill, meaning that the Legislature is likely to adjourn its triple overtime session without a vote on a two-year $4 billion capital budget that pays... Read more
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SCOTUSblog
Court releases October calendara decision by a three-judge federal district court striking down the state’s re
SCOTUSblog / Posted 23 hours ago
a decision by a three-judge federal district court striking down the state’s redistricting map, which was created by the Republican-controlled legislature after the 2010 census. The district court ruled that the map was the product of partisan... Read more
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The Columbian
Lawmakers hit impasse on water rights negotiations(AP) — Washington lawmakers said Wednesday they are at an impasse on negotiatio
The Columbian / Posted 23 hours ago
(AP) — Washington lawmakers said Wednesday they are at an impasse on negotiations on a water rights bill, meaning that the Legislature is likely to adjourn its triple overtime session without a vote on a two-year $4 billion capital budget that pays... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Patrick shifting special legislative session into high gearTo accomplish that, Patrick, a Houston area Republican, was forcing senators ba
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
To accomplish that, Patrick, a Houston area Republican, was forcing senators back to the Capitol for a little midnight madness Thursday to pass a bill to reauthorize the Texas Medical Board and keep the regulatory agency in business. By passing that... Read more
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The Washington Times
Weathering the storm, Trump style“There is no denying that America elected an exceptional president in (Donald)
The Washington Times / Posted yesterday
“There is no denying that America elected an exceptional president in (Donald) Trump, a consummate outsider and the first president ever to have no government or military experience. But as it wraps up its first six months, Trump’s presidency looks... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Lawmakers hit impasse on water rights negotiations(AP) — Washington lawmakers said Wednesday they are at an impasse on negotiatio
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
(AP) — Washington lawmakers said Wednesday they are at an impasse on negotiations on a water rights bill, meaning that the Legislature is likely to adjourn its triple overtime session without a vote on a two-year $4 billion capital budget that pays... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Judge says Dayton wrong when he 'effectively abolished the L...violated that doctrine when he vetoed most legislative funding. The judge said
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted yesterday
violated that doctrine when he vetoed most legislative funding. The judge said that action "effectively abolished the Legislature." While Dayton's veto would have been proper had he rejected the budget if he objected to its size, Guthmann... Read more
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Boston Globe
July 19, 2017of the Washington Post: “Hoping to avoid a humiliating political defeat, Presid
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
of the Washington Post: “Hoping to avoid a humiliating political defeat, President Trump on Wednesday demanded that Republican senators resume their efforts to approve a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, insisting that... Read more
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Slate
The First Public Meeting of Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel Was a Horrifying Parade of Outright LiesThe law, lawyers, and the court. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Elect
Slate / Posted yesterday
The law, lawyers, and the court. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election MendacityThe first public meeting of Trump’s voter fraud panel was a horrifying parade of outright lies. On Wednesday, Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission held its... Read more
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Raw Story
New Hampshire decriminalizes small amounts of potmarijuana in New Hampshire could have landed offenders in jail for up to a year
Raw Story / Posted yesterday
marijuana in New Hampshire could have landed offenders in jail for up to a year. But after state Governor Chris Sununu, a Republican, signed a bill decriminalizing certain amounts of cannabis, first- and second-time offenders will only be... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Following the money in Senate District 40than a week until the primary election for state Senate District 40. If you've
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
than a week until the primary election for state Senate District 40. If you've been reading this newsletter, you know the Republican race between state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami, and former state Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla ( and Lorenzo... Read more
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Philly.com
Baer: It's Rep. Rabb, Part IIHalfway through his first legislative year, State Rep. Chris Rabb is experienci
Philly.com / Posted yesterday
Halfway through his first legislative year, State Rep. Chris Rabb is experiencing real frustration tempered by some guarded hope. “If you’re not frustrated, you’re not paying attention,” he says. Frustration is understandable. He’s a member of a... Read more
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The Hill
NH governor signs marijuana decriminalization billin the nation to eliminate the possibility of jail time for those convicted of
The Hill / Posted yesterday
in the nation to eliminate the possibility of jail time for those convicted of simple possession. The measure passed the Republican-led legislature with huge majorities in May and June. When it takes effect in about two months, the new law will... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Vermont's governor is also one of its top stock car racersthem out. You own up to it," Scott said. "You go find them and you talk to them
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
them out. You own up to it," Scott said. "You go find them and you talk to them about it, you work it out." Scott is a Republican in a liberal state where both chambers of the Legislature are dominated by Democrats. During his first legislative... Read more
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Boston Herald
Vermont's governor is also one of its top stock car racersthem out. You own up to it," Scott said. "You go find them and you talk to them
Boston Herald / Posted yesterday
them out. You own up to it," Scott said. "You go find them and you talk to them about it, you work it out." Scott is a Republican in a liberal state where both chambers of the Legislature are dominated by Democrats. During his first legislative... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Texas Senate moves to fast-track special session agendais challenged by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick as she debates Sen. Kelly Hancock on a po
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted yesterday
is challenged by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick as she debates Sen. Kelly Hancock on a point of order in the Texas Senate during the first day of the special session on July 18, 2017. Photo by Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune State Sen. Sylvia Garcia,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
What would Lincoln say?Trump has a sketchy relationship with Abraham Lincoln. "Great president," Trump
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
Trump has a sketchy relationship with Abraham Lincoln. "Great president," Trump said. "Most people don't even know he was a Republican, right?" But what would the 16th president have thought of the 45th? Beyond pure speculation, we can find clues... Read more
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Salon.com
Texas Republican factions battle each other in latest “bathroom bill” fracasLt. Gov. Dan Patrick of Texas is a man with an obsession. The talk-show host-tu
Salon.com / Posted yesterday
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick of Texas is a man with an obsession. The talk-show host-turned-Republican politician is desperate to pass some kind of bill making it harder for transgender Texans, especially schoolchildren, to use the bathroom safely. In his... Read more
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