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California lawmakers send strict ‘net neutrality’ laws to governor

California lawmakers send strict ‘net neutrality’ laws to governor

California lawmakers sent to the governor’s desk for final approval strict “net neutrality” laws on internet providers that would defy sweeping Federal Communications Commission rules seen as a boon for the companies. Reuters: Politics

September 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Trump threatens to ‘get involved’ unless FBI, Justice Department ‘start doing their job’

Trump threatens to ‘get involved’ unless FBI, Justice Department ‘start doing their job’

U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking to a raucous, campaign-style rally in Indiana, warned on Thursday that the Justice Department and the FBI must “start doing their job and doing it right” or “I will get involved.” Reuters: Politics

August 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mock hearings and staged protests: Inside the White House's 'intense' preparations for Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation

Mock hearings and staged protests: Inside the White House's 'intense' preparations for Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation

An official involved in Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s preparations described the robust operation getting him ready for the confirmation hearings. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

August 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Liberal Democrat pulls off upset in Democratic primary for Florida governor

Liberal Democrat pulls off upset in Democratic primary for Florida governor

A Democratic progressive backed by Senator Bernie Sanders pulled off an upset over an establishment favorite in the Democratic primary for Florida governor on Tuesday, setting up a November showdown with a Trump-backed Republican in the battleground state. Reuters: Politics

August 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
U.S. court says North Carolina gerrymander is illegal, seeks new congressional map

U.S. court says North Carolina gerrymander is illegal, seeks new congressional map

A federal court ruled on Monday that North Carolina Republicans illegally drew up U.S. congressional districts in the state to benefit their party, suggesting that new lines be crafted before November’s election. Reuters: Politics

August 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
U.S. judge rejects Trump directives easing ability to fire federal workers

U.S. judge rejects Trump directives easing ability to fire federal workers

A U.S. federal judge on Saturday rejected key elements of President Donald Trump’s May executive orders that would make it easier to fire federal employees and reduce their ability to bargain collectively. Reuters: Politics

August 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Trump accuses social media firms of ‘silencing millions’

Trump accuses social media firms of ‘silencing millions’

U.S. President Donald Trump accused social media companies on Friday of silencing “millions of people” in an act of censorship, but without offering evidence to support the claim. Reuters: Politics

August 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
National Enquirer executives granted immunity in Cohen probe: Vanity Fair, WSJ

National Enquirer executives granted immunity in Cohen probe: Vanity Fair, WSJ

Two executives of the company that publishes the National Enquirer were granted immunity by prosecutors investigating payments arranged by U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to silence two women who said they had sex with Trump, the Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair reported on Wednesday. Reuters: Politics

August 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Trump aides' felony convictions spur calls to oppose Kavanaugh nomination

Trump aides' felony convictions spur calls to oppose Kavanaugh nomination

Again and again, Democrats termed the president as an alleged "co-conspirator" in campaign finance crimes. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

August 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Could soccer moms swing the House? Democrats hope so.

Could soccer moms swing the House? Democrats hope so.

Remember the “soccer moms”? That 1990s term for politically moderate suburban women has fallen out of usage lately, but they’re still around, and a key voting bloc in the upcoming midterms. Frustrated with Washington and turned off by President Trump, they could deliver Congress to the Democrats in November. Or not. Yahoo News – Latest […]

August 21, 2018 | By | Reply More