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The Clarion-Ledger
Conservative group issues legislative report cardThe Mississippi chapter of the conservative group Americans for Prosperity has
Conservative group issues legislative report card
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 9 minutes ago
The Mississippi chapter of the conservative group Americans for Prosperity has issued its first report card for state lawmakers, on their voting in the 2016 session. While most Republican state legislators — who hold a supermajority in both the... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
LIVE: Follow tonight's Trump-Clinton debateFollow the comments and observations of Bobby Moak and Joe Nosef, the heads of
LIVE: Follow tonight's Trump-Clinton debate
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 9 minutes ago
Follow the comments and observations of Bobby Moak and Joe Nosef, the heads of the Mississippi Democratic and Republican parties, respectively, as well as executive editor Sam R. Hall and political editor Geoff Pender, during Monday's 8 p.m. debate... Read more
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New Haven Independent
Klau: Lawyers Should Take Rare Stand Vs. Trumpcourt brief. In so doing it takes a position on an issue. It hasn’t done that
Klau: Lawyers Should Take Rare Stand Vs. Trump
New Haven Independent / Posted 28 minutes ago
court brief. In so doing it takes a position on an issue. It hasn’t done that in presidential campaigns. A prominent First Amendment lawyer is arguing that for the first time, the state’s bar needs to do so— because of an extraordinary threat... Read more
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Boston Globe
Sept. 26, 2016Civil Rights Act. Ortiz said that a civil rights probe she commissioned in Mar
Sept. 26, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 54 minutes ago
Civil Rights Act. Ortiz said that a civil rights probe she commissioned in March confirmed reports of discrimination first raised by students, such as the perception that black students faced tougher discipline and more suspensions than... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Jeremy Durham kicked out of UT football game after hitting Florida fanof Florida fan in the face during the University of Tennessee's football game S
Jeremy Durham kicked out of UT football game after hitting Florida fan
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 2 hours ago
of Florida fan in the face during the University of Tennessee's football game Saturday, resulting in the Franklin Republican being escorted out of Neyland Stadium by law enforcement. There are no official details about what happened, but... Read more
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The Economic Times
Global markets underprepared for a Donald Trump shockwoefully underprepared for the possibility of a Trump presidency, Morgan Stanle
Global markets underprepared for a Donald Trump shock
The Economic Times / Posted 2 hours ago
woefully underprepared for the possibility of a Trump presidency, Morgan Stanley wrote in a note ahead of the candidates' first debate. As a Bloomberg poll shows Donald Trump in a dead heat with Hillary Clinton going into their first major... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Jeremy Durham kicked out of UT football game after hitting Florida fanof Florida fan in the face during the University of Tennessee’s football game S
Jeremy Durham kicked out of UT football game after hitting Florida fan
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 2 hours ago
of Florida fan in the face during the University of Tennessee’s football game Saturday, resulting in the Franklin Republican being escorted out of Neyland Stadium by law enforcement. There are no official details about what happened, but... Read more
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Times News
Retirement age amendment on ballotthe end of the year in which they turn 75, five years longer than currently all
Retirement age amendment on ballot
Times News / Posted 3 hours ago
the end of the year in which they turn 75, five years longer than currently allowed. The proposed amendment has passed the Legislature in two consecutive sessions and appeared on the primary ballot, but at the last minute, lawmakers decided to... Read more
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Bennington Banner
National super pac targets Vermont legislatorsBlue Cross/Blue Shield, Altria, Wal-Mart and Koch Industries. According to the
National super pac targets Vermont legislators
Bennington Banner / Posted 5 hours ago
Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Altria, Wal-Mart and Koch Industries. According to the Vermont Secretary of State's Office, the Republican State Leadership Committee is spending cash on ads aimed to unseat 22 Democratic legislators from the Vermont... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Wood’s a smart, ethical, hard-working leaderfaces current deficits nearing a billion dollars. It is therefore critical to
Wood’s a smart, ethical, hard-working leader
Darien News-Review / Posted 8 hours ago
faces current deficits nearing a billion dollars. It is therefore critical to elect smart representatives to our state legislature who understand the current financial crisis and who will work to fix it. To do this, we need to end the one-party... Read more
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The Columbian
Habib for Lieutenant GovernorWith Washington electing a new lieutenant governor for the first time in 20 yea
Habib for Lieutenant Governor
The Columbian / Posted 8 hours ago
With Washington electing a new lieutenant governor for the first time in 20 years, Democrat Cyrus Habib appears to be eminently qualified for the role and has earned a recommendation from The Columbian’s Editorial Board in his race against Republican... Read more
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WBAL-TV Baltimore
Gov. Hogan remains popular among Marylanders, poll findsGov. Larry Hogan remains extremely popular in Maryland almost two years into hi
Gov. Hogan remains popular among Marylanders, poll finds
WBAL-TV Baltimore / Posted 9 hours ago
Gov. Larry Hogan remains extremely popular in Maryland almost two years into his first term, according to the latest Goucher Poll. Hogan, a Republican, has a 70 percent approval rating, according to the poll conducted by the Sarah T. Hughes Politics... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Steinberg embraces legalization; let’s all prepare to bow downweekly roundup of opinion from swing states includes Ohio where, for almost a c
Steinberg embraces legalization; let’s all prepare to bow down
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 9 hours ago
weekly roundup of opinion from swing states includes Ohio where, for almost a century, The Cincinnati Enquirer has endorsed Republicans for president. Not this year. Then there’s Omarosa Manigault. Take a hit Darrell Steinberg, mayor in-waiting... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
In tight elections decided by ranked-choice voting, winners might not be known for weeksone of the more unprobed logistical hurdles of this year’s proposal for ranked-
In tight elections decided by ranked-choice voting, winners might not be known for weeks
Bangor Daily News / Posted 10 hours ago
one of the more unprobed logistical hurdles of this year’s proposal for ranked-choice voting, which would make Maine the first state in the nation to use it statewide in gubernatorial, congressional and legislative races with two or more... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Letters to the Editor the results of the recent primary election in Kansas, which may have significan
Letters to the Editor
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 12 hours ago
the results of the recent primary election in Kansas, which may have significance in Pennsylvania. In the Kansas state Legislature 12 moderate Republicans defeated incumbent tea party loyalists of Gov. Sam Brownback. Mr. Brownback, first... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
YOUR OPINIONthe results of the recent primary election in Kansas, which may have significan
YOUR OPINION
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 14 hours ago
the results of the recent primary election in Kansas, which may have significance in Pennsylvania. In the Kansas state Legislature 12 moderate Republicans defeated incumbent tea party loyalists of Gov. Sam Brownback. Mr. Brownback, first... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Jersey judge is a rebel with a causeIt was a sign of things to come when Associate Justice Barry Albin joined the s
Jersey judge is a rebel with a cause
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 19 hours ago
It was a sign of things to come when Associate Justice Barry Albin joined the state Supreme Court 14 years ago and his first opinion was a cutting dissent. Seventy-seven dissents later, Albin’s rebel streak is as strong as ever. He even gave a... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Governor's candidates on ethics, elections issuesDemocratic Attorney General Chris Koster and Republican former Navy SEAL office
Governor's candidates on ethics, elections issues
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 20 hours ago
Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster and Republican former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens will face off Nov. 8 in Missouri's gubernatorial election. The Associated Press asked the candidates about ethics and election issues. Here's how they... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Underdog in Maine’s 1st District follows campaign trail blazed by LePage, TrumpAUGUSTA, Maine — With the chips stacked against him in his challenge of fourth-
Underdog in Maine’s 1st District follows campaign trail blazed by LePage, Trump
Bangor Daily News / Posted yesterday
AUGUSTA, Maine — With the chips stacked against him in his challenge of fourth-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, Republican Mark Holbrook is convinced there are factors lurking outside conventional wisdom that will lead to his victory. “If... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Why give all BP funds to Coast? Some area legislators say, 'Not so fast'major topic during the 2017 legislative session. But it has come to the forefro
Why give all BP funds to Coast? Some area legislators say, 'Not so fast'
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted yesterday
major topic during the 2017 legislative session. But it has come to the forefront in recent days because of public hearings Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is having on the Gulf Coast regarding the BP settlement funds. This past week Reeves... Read more
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Payson Roundup
APS rejects request for disclosure of political spending recordsvoted against Burns’ request. APS attorney Mary O’Grady filed a response to Bu
APS rejects request for disclosure of political spending records
Payson Roundup / Posted yesterday
voted against Burns’ request. APS attorney Mary O’Grady filed a response to Burns’ subpoena saying that the company had a First Amendment free speech right to keep its political spending secret. The Corporation Commission has become embroiled in... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Group aids Arizona allies in fight to expand public money for private schoolsgroup that spent $667,000 on Corporation Commission races. Putting those numbe
Group aids Arizona allies in fight to expand public money for private schools
The Arizona Republic / Posted yesterday
group that spent $667,000 on Corporation Commission races. Putting those numbers in context: The average candidate for the Legislature spent about $40,000 to get elected during that period. Many of those candidates — including those who were... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
EDITORIAL, Sept. 25: HB-2 too hot to handle; state gets burnedin, refused to budge and are complaining that the other side won’t compromise.
EDITORIAL, Sept. 25: HB-2 too hot to handle; state gets burned
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
in, refused to budge and are complaining that the other side won’t compromise. Gov. Pat McCrory and some leaders in the Republican-controlled legislature have said they’ll repeal the “bathroom bill” that's made North Carolina a target of... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Candidate Q&As: Rietz vs. VargasToday is the first in a series highlighting high-profile races with area ties.
Candidate Q&As: Rietz vs. Vargas
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted yesterday
Today is the first in a series highlighting high-profile races with area ties. First up: Champaign County state’s attorney, pitting Democratic incumbent Julia Rietz against Republican challenger George Vargas. ➜ Rietz and Vargas will appear at 7:45... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Underdog in Maine’s 1st District follows campaign trail blazed by LePage, TrumpAUGUSTA, Maine — With the chips stacked against him in his challenge of fourth-
Underdog in Maine’s 1st District follows campaign trail blazed by LePage, Trump
Bangor Daily News / Posted yesterday
AUGUSTA, Maine — With the chips stacked against him in his challenge of fourth-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, Republican Mark Holbrook is convinced there are factors lurking outside conventional wisdom that will lead to his victory. “If... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
2 in race for state seat talk of issuesstate’s minimum wage from $8.50 to $10 an hour, if he’s elected in House Distri
2 in race for state seat talk of issues
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
state’s minimum wage from $8.50 to $10 an hour, if he’s elected in House District 25 in the Nov. 8 general election. His Republican opponent — Les Warren of Hot Springs — says he opposes the Legislature raising the state’s minimum wage. Rephan... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Ken Dixon: Putting the ‘special’ in special sessioncould be more fun than Monday night’s televised presidential mud wrestling? Ye
Ken Dixon: Putting the ‘special’ in special session
Connecticut Post / Posted yesterday
could be more fun than Monday night’s televised presidential mud wrestling? Yep, you have to go back to Rowland’s heady first term, 1995 and ’96, when the Grand Old Party had a 19-17 edge in the Senate, balancing Democratic control of the... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Free Press endorsements for U.S., Michigan House seatsand climate change, the Obama administration has been met by an undifferentiate
Free Press endorsements for U.S., Michigan House seats
Detroit Free Press / Posted yesterday
and climate change, the Obama administration has been met by an undifferentiated policy of obstruction. In Lansing, the Legislature’s chronic neglect of cities and infrastructure has left one community’s water supply poisoned and allowed bridges... Read more
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The News & Observer
Charlotte should look at the frustration behind the police shooting protestsof commerce, but supportive of its poor. Last week that carefully balanced pic
Charlotte should look at the frustration behind the police shooting protests
The News & Observer / Posted yesterday
of commerce, but supportive of its poor. Last week that carefully balanced picture was upended by other images. The first came from the daughter of Keith Lamont Scott, a man fatally shot by police Tuesday. She streamed live video over... Read more
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Statesboro Herald
Tankersley emphasizes meeting needs, building consentGeneral Assembly isn’t all about the few issues that tend to make headlines or
Tankersley emphasizes meeting needs, building consent
Statesboro Herald / Posted yesterday
General Assembly isn’t all about the few issues that tend to make headlines or that divide the parties. Tankersley, 68, a Republican from Brooklet, faces Democratic challenger James “Major” Woodall, 22, a Georgia Southern University senior... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Upon further review, 'ree-form' panels appear worthwhilecynicism. I did my part, including a snarky column with a long “Oh Brother Whe
Upon further review, 'ree-form' panels appear worthwhile
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
cynicism. I did my part, including a snarky column with a long “Oh Brother Where Art Thou” Pappy O’Daniel analogy — the Republican leaders were calling for “ree-form” when they’re the incumbents and have been in charge a while. But after the... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Mississippi Ed Dept. travel forms spottytiming of the reporting error could be better for Wright. It follows apparent c
Mississippi Ed Dept. travel forms spotty
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
timing of the reporting error could be better for Wright. It follows apparent clashes between MDE and the state’s Republican leadership over salaries, a transgender bathroom policy and other issues. The issues also have arrived as the... Read more
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Daily Journal
NJ justice has made a career of dissentIt was a sign of things to come when Associate Justice Barry Albin joined the N
NJ justice has made a career of dissent
Daily Journal / Posted 2 days ago
It was a sign of things to come when Associate Justice Barry Albin joined the New Jersey Supreme Court 14 years ago and his first opinion was a cutting dissent. Seventy-seven dissents later, Albin’s rebel streak is as strong as ever. He even gave a... Read more
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ClickOnDetroit
A timeline of the water crisis in Flint, Michiganinsist the water is safe. Sept. 29, 2015: Gov. Rick Snyder pledges to take act
A timeline of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan
ClickOnDetroit / Posted 2 days ago
insist the water is safe. Sept. 29, 2015: Gov. Rick Snyder pledges to take action in response to the lead levels — the first acknowledgment by the state that lead is a problem. October 2015: Snyder announces that the state will spend $1... Read more
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Daily Mail
Early voting by Dems could boost Clinton's numbers before the electionNorth Carolina, good news for Donald Trump in battleground Iowa and a record nu
Early voting by Dems could boost Clinton's numbers before the election
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
North Carolina, good news for Donald Trump in battleground Iowa and a record number of requests for ballots in Ohio. The first early voting figures Tuesday are too preliminary to serve as clear indicators about how the election will go. Still,... Read more
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USA Today
Trust me, you'd hate a Lincoln-Douglas debateOne candidate spoke for 60 minutes uninterrupted, then the other took charge of
Trust me, you'd hate a Lincoln-Douglas debate
USA Today / Posted 2 days ago
One candidate spoke for 60 minutes uninterrupted, then the other took charge of the podium for 90 minutes; finally, the first candidate was allowed back for a 30-minute rejoinder. Imagine standing and listening to these endless monologues as... Read more
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Boston Herald
Democrats eye Baker probe of DCR before launch of own investigationdo expect it to be a true investigation, and not just playing lip service,” sai
Democrats eye Baker probe of DCR before launch of own investigation
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
do expect it to be a true investigation, and not just playing lip service,” said state Sen. Anne Gobi, who chairs the Legislature’s committee on the environment, natural resources and agriculture. “But if for some reason it doesn’t appear to... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Guilt admitted in $2.1M fraudFORT SMITH -- A man who once ran for the Arkansas Legislature has pleaded guilt
Guilt admitted in $2.1M fraud
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
FORT SMITH -- A man who once ran for the Arkansas Legislature has pleaded guilty in federal court to bank and wire fraud in two schemes that netted him $2.1 million, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Brandon Woodrome of Fort Smith entered the... Read more
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The Seattle Times
State Supreme Court: challengers face uphill runCounty Superior Court judge with a strong base and more donations than any othe
State Supreme Court: challengers face uphill run
The Seattle Times / Posted 2 days ago
County Superior Court judge with a strong base and more donations than any other Supreme Court candidate, is seeking her first full six-year term after being appointed in 2014 and winning a two-year term. Winning also will be a challenge for... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
What is W.Va.’s path to prosperity?open to free market reforms, while up until recently, West Virginia simply hasn
What is W.Va.’s path to prosperity?
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 2 days ago
open to free market reforms, while up until recently, West Virginia simply hasn't. I say recently because in 2014, for the first time in 84 years, West Virginians became a Republican-majority state. For 70 years, North Carolina has been a... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Our Official State Riflecrowd of free-thinkers who ran around like so many “Chicken Littles” back in Fe
Our Official State Rifle
The Chattanoogan / Posted 2 days ago
crowd of free-thinkers who ran around like so many “Chicken Littles” back in February when “the hicks” in the state legislature named a gun that is made only in Tennessee as the Official State Rifle. As we seem to always find out afterwards,... Read more
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Daily Press
Virginia rolls out push for LGBT tourism dollarswill be going on forever as far as we're concerned." Eight other states have d
Virginia rolls out push for LGBT tourism dollars
Daily Press / Posted 2 days ago
will be going on forever as far as we're concerned." Eight other states have done something similar, but Virginia is the first one in the South, unless you count Florida. The campaign has been two years in the making, started by a push from Gov.... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
2016 Voter's Guide: Minnesota House District 5Bwith local business owners and farmers, along with the working force, to bring
2016 Voter's Guide: Minnesota House District 5B
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
with local business owners and farmers, along with the working force, to bring the needs of greater Minnesota's economy first." What abilities or qualifications separate you from your competition? Why are you the best candidate for the job? "I... Read more
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Philly.com
Adwatch: New TV ads launch in Pennsylvania's Senate raceAt least seven new TV ads are out this week in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck U.S
Adwatch: New TV ads launch in Pennsylvania's Senate race
Philly.com / Posted 3 days ago
At least seven new TV ads are out this week in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Toomey and Democratic nominee Katie McGinty. The race could help determine control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 8... Read more
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PhysOrg
Despite state barriers, cities push to expand high-speed internetresidents and 23 percent of the highest-income residents. Advocates for restri
Despite state barriers, cities push to expand high-speed internet
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
residents and 23 percent of the highest-income residents. Advocates for restrictions on municipal broadband, including Republican state lawmakers and free market think tanks, say the rules are needed to keep the government from unfairly... Read more
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Swissinfo
'Don't shoot him!' N.C. victim's family releases own videovideo, which was filmed from a nearby curb as the drama unfolded on the street
'Don't shoot him!' N.C. victim's family releases own video
Swissinfo / Posted 3 days ago
video, which was filmed from a nearby curb as the drama unfolded on the street in front of her. Governor Pat McCrory, a Republican locked in a tight re-election race, signed a law last week that would require authorities to obtain a court order... Read more
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iol.co.za
Charlotte victim's family releases own videovideo, which was filmed from a nearby curb as the drama unfolded on the street
Charlotte victim's family releases own video
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
video, which was filmed from a nearby curb as the drama unfolded on the street in front of her. Governor Pat McCrory, a Republican locked in a tight re-election race, signed a law last week that would require authorities to obtain a court order... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Family of black man slain by Carolina police calls for video releasethat he would eventually agree with the release of the video. "It's a matter of
Family of black man slain by Carolina police calls for video release
Eye Witness News / Posted 3 days ago
that he would eventually agree with the release of the video. "It's a matter of when and a matter of sequence." McCrory, a Republican locked in a tight re-election race, signed a law last week that would require authorities to obtain a court order... Read more
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NJ.com
N.J. Dems eying Bridgegate trial but say Christie impeachment talk 'premature'in the federal trial of two of Gov. Chris Christie's former allies, but say tal
N.J. Dems eying Bridgegate trial but say Christie impeachment talk 'premature'
NJ.com / Posted 3 days ago
in the federal trial of two of Gov. Chris Christie's former allies, but say talk of impeachment proceedings against the Republican governor is "premature." "As far as impeachment is concerned, I think the timing is very important," state Senate... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Brownback administration exempting Cabinet budget plans from KORAyear's budget strategy. These reports form the basis of a governor's formal bud
Brownback administration exempting Cabinet budget plans from KORA
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
year's budget strategy. These reports form the basis of a governor's formal budget blueprint, which is released to the Legislature at outset of annual sessions in January. Eileen Hawley, the governor's spokeswoman, said in a statement Sullivan... Read more
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