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Boston Globe
Activists cheer pot bill provision allowing previously convicted to work in industrydrug convictions to enter the new industry. It also reiterates that those previ
Boston Globe / Posted 16 hours ago
drug convictions to enter the new industry. It also reiterates that those previously charged with marijuana offenses at the state level are eligible to get those records sealed — in other words, have the state hide them from public view and most... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Let's talk about sex? Senate debate shows words matter BOSTON -- State senators waded into a sensitive issue on Thursday - sex educa
Lowell Sun / Posted yesterday
BOSTON -- State senators waded into a sensitive issue on Thursday - sex education. But even as lawmakers were debating how best to teach young people about sex, it became clear that even the... Read more
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Salon.com
Democrats better focus on the races that matter in 2018originally appeared on For most of this decade, Democrats have not understood
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
originally appeared on For most of this decade, Democrats have not understood why they keep losing the U.S. House and state legislatures to Republican super-majorities. It’s not because American voters have moved to the right. The biggest... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Newton lands job helping fellow ex-offenderssince artifacts from his old political life before his fall are displayed in hi
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
since artifacts from his old political life before his fall are displayed in his cubicle: His name plaque from his state Senate seat — “Sen. Newton, 23(rd District)”; some community leadership awards; the gavel Newton used when he was... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
House GOP unveils budget plana GOP-only effort to overhaul the tax code. The importance of the measure has
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
a GOP-only effort to overhaul the tax code. The importance of the measure has been magnified by the cratering in the Senate of the Trump-backed effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, leaving a rewrite of the tax code as... Read more
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FOX News
GOP governor in deep-blue Maryland becomes top Dem targetRepublican Larry Hogan is among the most popular governors in Maryland history,
FOX News / Posted 3 days ago
Republican Larry Hogan is among the most popular governors in Maryland history, but Democrats in the deep-blue state are intent on denying him a second term. As many as eight Democrats already have announced or hinted at a campaign to knock off... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
Democrats, we are your base!we are your base! 17th July 2017 · 0 Comments By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. T
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
we are your base! 17th July 2017 · 0 Comments By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist For years, Black people have delivered our vote to Democrats. Many Democrats wouldn’t have won without our vote. Now some Black people,... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Special Session 2017: Here's What's On The Texas Legislature's Agendathe whole reason the Legislature came back to Austin. Unless lawmakers pass wha
KERA North Texas / Posted 5 days ago
the whole reason the Legislature came back to Austin. Unless lawmakers pass what's called a sunset scheduling bill, several state agencies, including the Texas Medical Board, will shut down – or at least begin to shut down– before lawmakers come... Read more
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KERA North Texas
At Tail End Of Texas Redistricting Trial, Judges Skeptical Of State's DefenseSAN ANTONIO — The state of Texas faced a healthy dose of judicial skepticism on
KERA North Texas / Posted 6 days ago
SAN ANTONIO — The state of Texas faced a healthy dose of judicial skepticism on Saturday as its lawyers laid out final arguments in a trial over whether lawmakers intentionally discriminated against minority voters in enacting current Texas House and... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
At tail end of Texas redistricting trial, judges skeptical of state's defenseSAN ANTONIO, Texas (Texas Tribune) — The state of Texas faced a healthy dose of
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 6 days ago
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Texas Tribune) — The state of Texas faced a healthy dose of judicial skepticism on Saturday as its lawyers laid out final arguments in a trial over whether lawmakers intentionally discriminated against minority voters in enacting... Read more
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Raw Story
Democrats face another decade of right-wing extremists in charge if they don’t focus on races that matter in 2018For most of this decade, Democrats have not understood why they keep losing the
Raw Story / Posted 6 days ago
For most of this decade, Democrats have not understood why they keep losing the U.S. House and state legislatures to Republican super-majorities. It’s not because American voters have moved to the right. The biggest single reason the GOP has that... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Legal pot industry faces crackdown from SessionsIn last year's elections, eight states, including Arkansas, legalized marijuana
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
In last year's elections, eight states, including Arkansas, legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. But the growing industry is facing a federal crackdown under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has compared cannabis to heroin. A task... Read more
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The News & Observer
NC lawmakers should not be entrusted with drawing maps to fix gerrymanders, NAACP tells judgesin North Carolina. He described the illegal gerrymandering "gangster politics r
The News & Observer / Posted 7 days ago
in North Carolina. He described the illegal gerrymandering "gangster politics rooted in racism”. Chuck LiddyN&O file The state NAACP has asked the federal judges tasked with deciding whether to order special legislative elections this year to... Read more
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The News & Observer
NC NAACP president Rev. William Barber, others arrested on Capitol Hill for protesting healthcare billan in-home nurse that are covered by a Medicaid program regardless of parental
The News & Observer / Posted 8 days ago
an in-home nurse that are covered by a Medicaid program regardless of parental income. Does the health care bill in the Senate live up to Republicans' promises? Check the facts here. Video: Cooper, a member of the President's Commission on... Read more
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NJ.com
It's a farce. It's a lie. And Trump must be stopped on this issue, Booker saysVice President Mike Pence, the commission chairman. His office did not respond
NJ.com / Posted 9 days ago
Vice President Mike Pence, the commission chairman. His office did not respond to a request for comment. Booker, the first black to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate, has expressed concern that the Trump administration will use allegations of... Read more
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FOX News
Trump Jr. burns GOP defenderswith the task of dragging the lifeless hulk of an ObamaCare cuts package to pas
FOX News / Posted 10 days ago
with the task of dragging the lifeless hulk of an ObamaCare cuts package to passage, Trump’s fellow Republicans in the Senate are now back on Russia eruption duty. Now they do so with the knowledge that the campaign did not level with... Read more
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The Norwich Bulletin
The Energy 202: Trump could start his infrastructure push at Energy Departmentan investment in the nation's public structures the size of which has not been
The Norwich Bulletin / Posted 10 days ago
an investment in the nation's public structures the size of which has not been seen since the construction of the interstate highway system. Trump may be hard-pressed to get that tall sum from his fellow, penny-pinching Republicans in... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Jim Dey: Pols did lot of talking while taxingnot the subject here. In addition to the voting, there were other highlights.
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
not the subject here. In addition to the voting, there were other highlights. Some legislators, most notably Republican state Rep. Chad Hays of Catlin, indicated that they've had all they can stands, and they can't stands no more. He and others... Read more
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SaukValley.com
ILLINOIS SCOOP: Illinoisans are still waiting for independenceJuly 2, the Illinois House of Representatives passed a budget that includes the
SaukValley.com / Posted 11 days ago
July 2, the Illinois House of Representatives passed a budget that includes the largest permanent income tax hike in state history and no structural spending reforms. The Senate concurred July 4, sending the budget plan to the governor’s... Read more
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The Hill
Media unfair to Tim ScottWhen the Democrats have a black man in the Senate, they make him president in a
The Hill / Posted 15 days ago
When the Democrats have a black man in the Senate, they make him president in about 10 minutes, the left calls him “savior,” bestows the Nobel Peace Prize on him, names him Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” and shrilly tags those who disagree with... Read more
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The News & Observer
Sworn on the Fourth of July: 23 become U.S. citizens in RaleighJune 26, 2017 at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C. Customers enjoy brunch
The News & Observer / Posted 17 days ago
June 26, 2017 at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C. Customers enjoy brunch at 5Church restaurant uptown on Sunday. Senate Bill 155, also known as the "Brunch Bill," would allow restaurants to serve alcohol before noon if it passes.... Read more
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Daily Mail
WH defends voter fraud commission amid fury over data requestWe are not asking states to break the law, says White House amid fury over vote
Daily Mail / Posted 18 days ago
We are not asking states to break the law, says White House amid fury over voter fraud commission's request for 'sensitive information' that a Democrat says screams 'danger stranger' White House voter integrity commission asked states for... Read more
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The New Yorker
America’s Future Is TexasThe twelve members of the Texas Freedom Caucus were furious at Straus and his a
The New Yorker / Posted 19 days ago
The twelve members of the Texas Freedom Caucus were furious at Straus and his allies for impeding their legislation, which included yet more bills targeting abortion, and measures that would further loosen gun laws and roll back property taxes. They... Read more
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The Washington Times
Kris Kobach: Voter information refusal ‘idiotic’to look at barriers to voting and how widespread fraud is in the U.S. system.
The Washington Times / Posted 19 days ago
to look at barriers to voting and how widespread fraud is in the U.S. system. Kris Kobach, who is also secretary of state in Kansas, fired back after a growing number of Democratic governors and election officials across the country said... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
00PM Water Coolerdid seem to want to cast [the U.S.-Korea free-trade agreement (KORUS)] in a mor
Naked Capitalism / Posted 22 days ago
did seem to want to cast [the U.S.-Korea free-trade agreement (KORUS)] in a more favorable light, calling the United States and South Korea ‘inseparable economic companions’ and noting that trade between the two countries has grown by 12... Read more
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Salon.com
Scam artist James O’Keefe is back with a CNN “exposé” — and Republicans just can’t say noisn’t exactly what it claims to be, but that’s never stopped the Republicans, e
Salon.com / Posted 23 days ago
isn’t exactly what it claims to be, but that’s never stopped the Republicans, especially members of the congressional GOP caucus, from lashing their reputations to O’Keefe’s videos — despite the fact that every single video O’Keefe’s ever produced... Read more
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KHQ Spokane
Officials finalizing criteria for travel banFla. (AP) - A video going viral on Facebook shows a Florida police officer thre
KHQ Spokane / Posted 23 days ago
Fla. (AP) - A video going viral on Facebook shows a Florida police officer threatening to jail a young black man for jaywalking. In the video, Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer J.S. Bolen tells 21-year-old Devonte Shipman he could... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
World in Brief Published: June 28, 2017 4:00 AM Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 24 days ago
Published: June 28, 2017 4:00 AM Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders shelved a vote on their prized health care bill Tuesday until at least... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
LePage: ‘I believe we’re going to shut down Friday night’Maine — Talks on Maine’s two-year budget took a pessimistic turn Tuesday mornin
Bangor Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
Maine — Talks on Maine’s two-year budget took a pessimistic turn Tuesday morning, when Gov. Paul LePage said he thinks state government will shut down Friday and a glum panel of lawmakers convened to report little progress in negotiations. The... Read more
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KECI Missoula
House GOP puts final touches on budget dealincrease compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, wh
KECI Missoula / Posted 25 days ago
increase compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, which proposed deep cuts to agencies like the State Department and EPA. When President Barack Obama was in the White House, final spending deals in recent years included... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
House GOP puts final touches on budget dealincrease compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, wh
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 25 days ago
increase compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, which proposed deep cuts to agencies like the State Department and EPA. When President Barack Obama was in the White House, final spending deals in recent years included... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
House GOP puts final touches on budget dealincrease compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, wh
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 25 days ago
increase compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, which proposed deep cuts to agencies like the State Department and EPA. When President Barack Obama was in the White House, final spending deals in recent years included... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
House GOP puts final touches on budget dealincrease compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, wh
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 25 days ago
increase compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, which proposed deep cuts to agencies like the State Department and EPA. When President Barack Obama was in the White House, final spending deals in recent years included... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
House GOP puts final touches on budget dealincrease compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, wh
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 25 days ago
increase compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, which proposed deep cuts to agencies like the State Department and EPA. When President Barack Obama was in the White House, final spending deals in recent years included... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
House GOP puts final touches on budget dealincrease compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, wh
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 25 days ago
increase compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, which proposed deep cuts to agencies like the State Department and EPA. When President Barack Obama was in the White House, final spending deals in recent years included... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
House GOP puts final touches on budget dealincrease compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, wh
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 25 days ago
increase compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, which proposed deep cuts to agencies like the State Department and EPA. When President Barack Obama was in the White House, final spending deals in recent years included... Read more
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News 8000
House GOP puts final touches on budget dealincrease compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, wh
News 8000 / Posted 25 days ago
increase compared to the Trump administration's $462 billion budget request, which proposed deep cuts to agencies like the State Department and EPA. When President Barack Obama was in the White House, final spending deals in recent years included... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Men Who Could Be - Liberia's VP Reportedly Close to Naming His Running MateParty(PUP) whose members have been pushing the idea of a representation from Bo
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
Party(PUP) whose members have been pushing the idea of a representation from Bong. Blyden was a strong advocate against black and mulatto elites in Liberia who he criticized for clinging on to power. Boakai himself has quietly told aides that... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Florida Democrats seek move to left ahead of 2018 electionsTALLAHASSEE – Tension among Florida Democrats spilled out into the open this we
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 29 days ago
TALLAHASSEE – Tension among Florida Democrats spilled out into the open this week, as black legislative leaders publicly scolded their party chairman for insensitive comments, highlighting a long-simmering discontent within the party as it heads into... Read more
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NBC News
Kate Brown embraces status as first LGBTQ elected governorformer lawyer is used to casually breaking through boundaries in politics. One
NBC News / Posted 29 days ago
former lawyer is used to casually breaking through boundaries in politics. One of just a small handful of women overseeing state executive branches across the country, Brown also made history in 2016 when she became the first openly LGBTQ person to... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Florida Democrats surging with grassroots enthusiasm, but 2018 reality is grimHillsborough Democratic Party, activists have launched New Tampa and Temple Ter
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 29 days ago
Hillsborough Democratic Party, activists have launched New Tampa and Temple Terrace clubs, the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Tampa Bay and Labor and Caribbean caucuses. "People are coming out of the woodwork,'' said Palm Beach County... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
DC Daily: President Trump calls Russian hacking claims 'big DEM hoax!'took place. Trump tweeted: Former Homeland Security Advisor Jeh Johnson is lat
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 30 days ago
took place. Trump tweeted: Former Homeland Security Advisor Jeh Johnson is latest top intelligence official to state there was no grand scheme between Trump & Russia. By the way, if Russia was working so hard on the 2016 Election, it... Read more
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Daily Mail
Keep Nancy Pelosi - says TRUMP!because Republicans know how to run against her 'And please let Cryin' Chuck s
Daily Mail / Posted 30 days ago
because Republicans know how to run against her 'And please let Cryin' Chuck stay,' the president also said, referring to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer In recent days, some Democrats have called for Pelosi's ouster, as Republicans were... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
President Trump calls Russian hacking claims 'big DEM hoax!'took place. Trump tweeted: Former Homeland Security Advisor Jeh Johnson is lat
KGTV San Diego / Posted 30 days ago
took place. Trump tweeted: Former Homeland Security Advisor Jeh Johnson is latest top intelligence official to state there was no grand scheme between Trump & Russia. By the way, if Russia was working so hard on the 2016 Election, it... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Major overhaul of pot ballot law clears HouseBy Andy Metzger and Colin A. Young, State House News Service BOSTON -- After s
Lowell Sun / Posted 30 days ago
By Andy Metzger and Colin A. Young, State House News Service BOSTON -- After several years of ceding marijuana policy-making to a voting public eager to adopt a more permissive approach to the once completely illegal drug, House lawmakers on... Read more
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