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The Washington Times
Nixon says he will veto sweeping Missouri gun rights billand expand residents’ rights to stand and fight against perceived threats - a m
Nixon says he will veto sweeping Missouri gun rights bill
The Washington Times / Posted 17 minutes ago
and expand residents’ rights to stand and fight against perceived threats - a move that could set up a battle with the Republican-controlled Legislature. Nixon in late Sunday interviews with The Associated Press and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch... Read more
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The Alpena News
Was school aid package the beginning of voucher push?or religious school, was fought out at the ballot box during the hey-day of the
Was school aid package the beginning of voucher push?
The Alpena News / Posted an hour ago
or religious school, was fought out at the ballot box during the hey-day of the John Engler administration. It marked the first time in modern Michigan political history where the chair of the state GOP, the aforementioned Mrs. DeVos, was four... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Billions in Illinois road projects threatened by stalematedone. Only $1 million has been spent of an authorized $33 million reconstructio
Billions in Illinois road projects threatened by stalemate
SaukValley.com / Posted 2 hours ago
done. Only $1 million has been spent of an authorized $33 million reconstruction of U.S. 34 from Yorkville to Oswego. The first-term Republican governor and Democrats who control the General Assembly have yet to agree to a budget deal, dating back... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Republicans: Save your party- Martha Bayles, in the Claremont Review of Books WASHINGTON - Yes, as Republi
Republicans: Save your party
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 2 hours ago
- Martha Bayles, in the Claremont Review of Books WASHINGTON - Yes, as Republicans should remember when their convention opens in less than a month, on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's disparagement of John McCain as unheroic because he... Read more
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Northwest Herald
$2B in road projects threatened by stalemate34 from Yorkville to Oswego. In Christian County, residents have wanted Route
$2B in road projects threatened by stalemate
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 hours ago
34 from Yorkville to Oswego. In Christian County, residents have wanted Route 29 widened to four lanes for decades. The first-term Republican governor and Democrats who control the General Assembly have yet to agree to a budget deal, dating back... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Without a budget, projects already underway will halt in a cone zoneEDINBURG — As a first-year superintendent in the Edinburg schools, Fred Lamkey
Without a budget, projects already underway will halt in a cone zone
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 3 hours ago
EDINBURG — As a first-year superintendent in the Edinburg schools, Fred Lamkey got an education he didn’t expect: Traveling Illinois 29, which in various spots has been torn up for 15 years. During his 20-mile school-day commute from Riverton,... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana officials praise Medicaid expansion; 225,900 have signed up as of Fridaylevel that qualifies to let more people — many of them the working poor — onto
Louisiana officials praise Medicaid expansion; 225,900 have signed up as of Friday
The Advocate / Posted 3 hours ago
level that qualifies to let more people — many of them the working poor — onto their Medicaid rolls. The incentive: For the first six months of expansion here, the federal government will pick up 100 percent of the costs for the newly covered. The... Read more
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The Advocate
What now? Louisiana legislators 'kick the can' to next year’s $600 million tax overhaulare over,” Edwards told the 144 lawmakers gathered in the Louisiana House. “The
What now? Louisiana legislators 'kick the can' to next year’s $600 million tax overhaul
The Advocate / Posted 3 hours ago
are over,” Edwards told the 144 lawmakers gathered in the Louisiana House. “The day of reckoning is at hand.” But anti-tax Republicans in the House swatted aside his message. Because of their opposition, lawmakers raised only $263 million during... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana officials praise Medicaid expansion; 225,900 have signed up as of Fridaylevel that qualifies to let more people — many of them the working poor — onto
Louisiana officials praise Medicaid expansion; 225,900 have signed up as of Friday
The Advocate / Posted 4 hours ago
level that qualifies to let more people — many of them the working poor — onto their Medicaid rolls. The incentive: For the first six months of expansion here, the federal government will pick up 100 percent of the costs for the newly covered. The... Read more
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FOX News
Supreme Court set to rule on abortion clinic restrictionson how far Texas can go to regulate abortion clinics in the state, and whether
Supreme Court set to rule on abortion clinic restrictions
FOX News / Posted 10 hours ago
on how far Texas can go to regulate abortion clinics in the state, and whether those provisions have the effect of limiting first-trimester abortions guaranteed by the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. Texas reproductive clinics are asking the justices... Read more
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The Advocate
Think tanks: Louisiana’s future looks murkyAfter 19 weeks in session — the longest in the Louisiana Legislature’s history
Think tanks: Louisiana’s future looks murky
The Advocate / Posted 10 hours ago
After 19 weeks in session — the longest in the Louisiana Legislature’s history — much was accomplished, but the future remains precarious, or so sums up the thoughts of the big three Baton Rouge-based good-government think tanks. Steven Procopio,... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Louisiana legislators 'kick can' to next year's tax overhaulare over," Edwards told the 144 lawmakers gathered in the Louisiana House. "The
Louisiana legislators 'kick can' to next year's tax overhaul
The Houma Courier / Posted 12 hours ago
are over," Edwards told the 144 lawmakers gathered in the Louisiana House. "The day of reckoning is at hand." But anti-tax Republicans in the House swatted aside his message. Because of their opposition, lawmakers raised only $263 million during... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Louisiana legislators 'kick can' to next year's tax overhaulare over," Edwards told the 144 lawmakers gathered in the Louisiana House. "The
Louisiana legislators 'kick can' to next year's tax overhaul
The Daily Comet / Posted 12 hours ago
are over," Edwards told the 144 lawmakers gathered in the Louisiana House. "The day of reckoning is at hand." But anti-tax Republicans in the House swatted aside his message. Because of their opposition, lawmakers raised only $263 million during... Read more
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The Advocate
What now? Louisiana legislators 'kick the can' to next year’s tax overhaulare over,” Edwards told the 144 lawmakers gathered in the Louisiana House. “The
What now? Louisiana legislators 'kick the can' to next year’s tax overhaul
The Advocate / Posted 12 hours ago
are over,” Edwards told the 144 lawmakers gathered in the Louisiana House. “The day of reckoning is at hand.” But anti-tax Republicans in the House swatted aside his message. Because of their opposition, lawmakers raised only $263 million during... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Here's What's the Matter With KansasReaganism and the religion of trickle-down economics. Quickly after taking off
Here's What's the Matter With Kansas
Op-Ed News / Posted 13 hours ago
Reaganism and the religion of trickle-down economics. Quickly after taking office, Brownback and the Tea Party-controlled legislature passed massive tax breaks for the state's 1%; repealed all income taxes for more than 100,000 businesses;... Read more
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NBC Washington
New Laws in Maryland, Virginia Start July 1with regular hikes to adjust for inflation. The state's gas tax has gone up a d
New Laws in Maryland, Virginia Start July 1
NBC Washington / Posted 14 hours ago
with regular hikes to adjust for inflation. The state's gas tax has gone up a dime since 2013, when lawmakers approved the first increase in 20 years from 23.5 cents. Maryland will have a new scoring system to prioritize transportation projects.... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Five years later, NY's gay marriage law resonatesyears ago, Michael Sabatino spent day after day in the dark and humid halls of
Five years later, NY's gay marriage law resonates
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 15 hours ago
years ago, Michael Sabatino spent day after day in the dark and humid halls of the state Capitol pressing for the state Legislature to legalize same-sex marriage. On one side of the hall outside the Senate chambers were gay-rights supporters.... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Harrison: Christie’s smoke-mirrors schools fix - Columnistsproblem of the failure of urban schools. Christie's solution ignores the reali
Harrison: Christie’s smoke-mirrors schools fix - Columnists
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 16 hours ago
problem of the failure of urban schools. Christie's solution ignores the realities that compelled the Abbott ruling in the first place: Whether you agree or disagree with how the ruling has been implemented, before the ruling, the municipal... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Maryland's Minimum Wage to Rise 50 Cents to $8.75with regular hikes to adjust for inflation. The state’s gas tax has gone up a d
Maryland's Minimum Wage to Rise 50 Cents to $8.75
CBS Baltimore / Posted 17 hours ago
with regular hikes to adjust for inflation. The state’s gas tax has gone up a dime since 2013, when lawmakers approved the first increase in 20 years from 23.5 cents. A state-sponsored retirement savings plan goes into effect. IRAs will be created... Read more
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The Columbian
Will: Trump will derail the GOPsewage. Is this what Donald Trump has done to our politics?” — Martha Bayles,
Will: Trump will derail the GOP
The Columbian / Posted 17 hours ago
sewage. Is this what Donald Trump has done to our politics?” — Martha Bayles, in the Claremont Review of Books Yes, as Republicans should remember when their convention opens in less than a month, on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
A Year Later Gay Marriage Debate Shifts in Texas - A Year Later Gay Marriage Debate Shifts in Texas by Madeline Conway The Texas Tribune June 26 2016 When Collin Acock became engaged to Shane Parsons in New York in August 2014 the Austin couple an...wed at the Travis County Courthouse. A year later, like hundreds of other gay
A Year Later Gay Marriage Debate Shifts in Texas - A Year Later Gay Marriage Debate Shifts in Texas by Madeline Conway The Texas Tribune June 26 2016 When Collin Acock became engaged to Shane Parsons in New York in August 2014 the Austin couple an...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 17 hours ago
wed at the Travis County Courthouse. A year later, like hundreds of other gay people in Texas, Acock will celebrate his first wedding anniversary on Sunday. "I'd never thought that that was going to be a possibility for me, for any gay people,"... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana legislators 'kick can' to next year’s tax overhaulare over,” Edwards told the 144 lawmakers gathered in the Louisiana House. “The
Louisiana legislators 'kick can' to next year’s tax overhaul
The Advocate / Posted 19 hours ago
are over,” Edwards told the 144 lawmakers gathered in the Louisiana House. “The day of reckoning is at hand.” But anti-tax Republicans in the House swatted aside his message. Because of their opposition, lawmakers raised only $263 million during... Read more
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CBC.ca
In the U.S., same-sex marriage a milestone, not the finish linecan now get married as an LGBT person, but you can still be fired, or kicked ou
In the U.S., same-sex marriage a milestone, not the finish line
CBC.ca / Posted 21 hours ago
can now get married as an LGBT person, but you can still be fired, or kicked out of your housing," says Raschein, the first Republican in Florida's legislature to support a Competitive Workforce Act, which is aimed at eliminating statewide... Read more
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The Brown and White
Drink, smoke, spin — Pa. bets future on sin taxeson-time budget, it will be carried into the new fiscal year Friday on the backs
Drink, smoke, spin — Pa. bets future on sin taxes
The Brown and White / Posted 21 hours ago
on-time budget, it will be carried into the new fiscal year Friday on the backs of gamblers and smokers. It won't be the first time the needs of education, social services, healthcare and other state programs have been bolstered by an infusion of... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
DiGaetano hopes to unify Bergen Republicans for fall racePaul DiGaetano takes over as head of the Bergen County Republican Organization
DiGaetano hopes to unify Bergen Republicans for fall race
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
Paul DiGaetano takes over as head of the Bergen County Republican Organization following a bruising election that ended Tuesday with his lopsided victory over former Chairman Bob Yudin, who held the post for eight years. An eight-term state... Read more
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Greenwich Time
GOP ticket for Congress: gun control crusade misguidedClay Cope is not just another Republican on the ballot. The GOP nominee for Co
GOP ticket for Congress: gun control crusade misguided
Greenwich Time / Posted yesterday
Clay Cope is not just another Republican on the ballot. The GOP nominee for Congress in Connecticut’s 5th District has created a unique juxtaposition for a state and national party clinging to its principles on gun ownership. Cope is openly gay and... Read more
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The News-Times
GOP ticket for Congress: gun control crusade misguidedClay Cope is not just another Republican on the ballot. The GOP nominee for Co
GOP ticket for Congress: gun control crusade misguided
The News-Times / Posted yesterday
Clay Cope is not just another Republican on the ballot. The GOP nominee for Congress in Connecticut’s 5th District has created a unique juxtaposition for a state and national party clinging to its principles on gun ownership. Cope is openly gay and... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana legislators “kick can” to next year’s tax overhaulare over,” Edwards told the 144 lawmakers gathered in the Louisiana House. “The
Louisiana legislators “kick can” to next year’s tax overhaul
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
are over,” Edwards told the 144 lawmakers gathered in the Louisiana House. “The day of reckoning is at hand.” But anti-tax Republicans in the House swatted aside his message. Because of their opposition, lawmakers raised only $263 million during... Read more
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The Advocate
Think tanks: La.’s future looks murkyAfter 19 weeks in session — the longest in the Louisiana Legislature’s history
Think tanks: La.’s future looks murky
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
After 19 weeks in session — the longest in the Louisiana Legislature’s history — much was accomplished, but the future remains precarious, or so sums up the thoughts of the big three Baton Rouge-based good-government think tanks. Steven Procopio,... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Ellis wins Democratic nomination for Precinct 1 Commissioner1 primary ballot, leaving the choice for who will run as the Democratic candida
Ellis wins Democratic nomination for Precinct 1 Commissioner
Houston Chronicle / Posted yesterday
1 primary ballot, leaving the choice for who will run as the Democratic candidate to 125 precinct chairs. There is no Republican opponent in November, all but guaranteeing victory to Ellis. For the first half of this year, the precinct chairs... Read more
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Boston Globe
Vermont’s upcoming GMA label law is tougher than US planfoods could set aside a state law due to take effect in the coming week. The l
Vermont’s upcoming GMA label law is tougher than US plan
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
foods could set aside a state law due to take effect in the coming week. The law, effective July 1, would make Vermont the first state to require the majority of US food products containing genetically engineered ingredients to bear labels that say... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
Can Texas legally secede from the United States?have cropped up once again. The secessionist movement has a long history in the
Can Texas legally secede from the United States?
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted yesterday
have cropped up once again. The secessionist movement has a long history in the Lone Star state. Delegates for the Texas Republican Party even recently debated adding secessionist language to the party's platform. But is it actually legal for... Read more
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FOX News
Rise of the Mini-Berns? Sanders says thousands of allies poised to run for officesenator has spent the last two weeks encouraging like-minded Americans to run,
Rise of the Mini-Berns? Sanders says thousands of allies poised to run for office
FOX News / Posted yesterday
senator has spent the last two weeks encouraging like-minded Americans to run, be it for school board, city council, state legislature or higher. A day after he first made that call in a June 16 online address, his campaign said 6,700 supporters... Read more
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NJ.com
Ray Bateman, iconic N.J. senator, dead at 88Born in Somerville on Oct. 29, 1927, Bateman served for two decades in the New
Ray Bateman, iconic N.J. senator, dead at 88
NJ.com / Posted yesterday
Born in Somerville on Oct. 29, 1927, Bateman served for two decades in the New Jersey Legislature, beginning in the Assembly in 1958 and then in the Senate in 1967. While in the legislature, he held the positions of assistant majority leader and... Read more
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Daily Record
23-cent per gallon gas hike? Gas tax bill advancestaking any hits; New Jersey gasoline would still be cheaper than gasoline in Ne
23-cent per gallon gas hike? Gas tax bill advances
Daily Record / Posted yesterday
taking any hits; New Jersey gasoline would still be cheaper than gasoline in New York and Pennsylvania, he said. The full Legislature is expected to approve the gas tax hike on Monday. Christie on Wednesday said the plan "wasn't there yet" in... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Ellis wins Democratic nomination for Precinct 1 Commissioner1 primary ballot, leaving the choice for who will run as the Democratic candida
Ellis wins Democratic nomination for Precinct 1 Commissioner
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
1 primary ballot, leaving the choice for who will run as the Democratic candidate to 125 precinct chairs. There is no Republican opponent in November, all but guaranteeing victory to Ellis. For the first half of this year, the precinct chairs... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana languishes as the pageant of partisan sniping continuesGov. John Bel Edwards wanted to trim a tax break the wealthy enjoy to fully fun
Louisiana languishes as the pageant of partisan sniping continues
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Gov. John Bel Edwards wanted to trim a tax break the wealthy enjoy to fully fund TOPS, but Louisiana House Republicans denied him. No, it’s not politics, GOP House leaders insist; it’s a matter of timing. House Speaker Taylor Barras said the... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Republicans should save their party and not give to Trump: George Willwhat Donald Trump has done to our politics?" -- Martha Bayles, in the Claremon
Republicans should save their party and not give to Trump: George Will
OregonLive.com / Posted yesterday
what Donald Trump has done to our politics?" -- Martha Bayles, in the Claremont Review of Books WASHINGTON -- Yes, as Republicans should remember when their convention opens in less than a month, on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's... Read more
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Boston Globe
Boffo year for backers of public, campaign record disclosureyear for activists pushing for greater disclosure of public and campaign inform
Boffo year for backers of public, campaign record disclosure
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
year for activists pushing for greater disclosure of public and campaign information on Beacon Hill. Just weeks after Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law the first major overhaul of the state’s public records law in more than four... Read more
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The Advocate
Sadow: With sessions over, Gov. John Bel Edwards can finally be a statesman for Louisianasandwiched between two special sessions. Perhaps overly confident that he could
Sadow: With sessions over, Gov. John Bel Edwards can finally be a statesman for Louisiana
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
sandwiched between two special sessions. Perhaps overly confident that he could persuade both chambers of the recalcitrant Republican-led Legislature to approve massive tax hikes, he ended up with a budget that will cut education, corrections, and,... Read more
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examiner.com
Invictus vs. Stanton in historic Libertarian U.S. Senate primary for Floridain Florida will have more to choose on Primary Day than just issues, they will
Invictus vs. Stanton in historic Libertarian U.S. Senate primary for Florida
examiner.com / Posted yesterday
in Florida will have more to choose on Primary Day than just issues, they will select their candidate for U.S. Senate -- a first for Florida Libertarians. The match-up is between Augustus Invictus and Paul Stanton who both qualified this week which... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
With qualifying over, here's a look at the candidates you'll find on the ballot on Aug. 30voters of all party affiliations in Jacksonville will also weigh a proposal fro
With qualifying over, here's a look at the candidates you'll find on the ballot on Aug. 30
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 2 days ago
voters of all party affiliations in Jacksonville will also weigh a proposal from Mayor Lenny Curry to enact a first-of-its-kind sales tax in 2030 that would be dedicated to paying down the city’s $2.8 billion municipal pension... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT LawNorth Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Fri
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT Law
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 2 days ago
North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Friday in the state's first gubernatorial debate between the incumbent who signed the law and his challenger who wants to repeal it. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT LawNorth Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Fri
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT Law
NBC Connecticut / Posted 2 days ago
North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Friday in the state's first gubernatorial debate between the incumbent who signed the law and his challenger who wants to repeal it. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT LawNorth Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Fri
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT Law
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 2 days ago
North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Friday in the state's first gubernatorial debate between the incumbent who signed the law and his challenger who wants to repeal it. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and... Read more
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NBC New York
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT LawNorth Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Fri
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT Law
NBC New York / Posted 2 days ago
North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Friday in the state's first gubernatorial debate between the incumbent who signed the law and his challenger who wants to repeal it. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT LawNorth Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Fri
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT Law
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 2 days ago
North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Friday in the state's first gubernatorial debate between the incumbent who signed the law and his challenger who wants to repeal it. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and... Read more
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NBC Washington
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT LawNorth Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Fri
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT Law
NBC Washington / Posted 2 days ago
North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Friday in the state's first gubernatorial debate between the incumbent who signed the law and his challenger who wants to repeal it. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and... Read more
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NBC Chicago
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT LawNorth Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Fri
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT Law
NBC Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Friday in the state's first gubernatorial debate between the incumbent who signed the law and his challenger who wants to repeal it. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and... Read more
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NBC San Diego
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT LawNorth Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Fri
North Carolina Governor, Challenger Clash Over LGBT Law
NBC San Diego / Posted 2 days ago
North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Friday in the state's first gubernatorial debate between the incumbent who signed the law and his challenger who wants to repeal it. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and... Read more
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