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Alabama Lawmakers Now Want To Eliminate Marriage Licenses
The GOP-backed bill would knock down barriers to same-sex marriage, but that's not what motivated it.
Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Law
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves struck down a law that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Trump Defies Congress And Invokes Emergency To Sell Arms To Saudis, Senators Say
Congressional opposition to military support for Saudi Arabia has been growing, and lawmakers have blocked about $2 billion in weapon sales.
Lawmaker Urges Ben Carson To Resign After Disastrous House Testimony
“He’s proven himself to be deceitful & inept as HUD Secretary,” Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) said Thursday, echoing similar criticisms of his competency.
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32 House Members Have Called For Congress To Start Trump Impeachment Proceedings
The chamber's Democratic leadership continues to balk at beginning the process to oust Trump from office.
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'Save Chick-fil-A' Religious Freedom Bill Advances In Texas Legislature
The measure would effectively permit businesses to be openly anti-LGBTQ without fear of retaliation.
Tennessee House Speaker To Resign Amid Text Message Scandal
By KIMBERLEE KRUESI and JONATHAN MATTISE, AP
Republican Glen Casada had previously shrugged off the results of a no-confidence vote.
Pete Buttigieg: 'I Trust Women To Draw The Line' On Their Own Abortions
The South Bend, Indiana, mayor running for president did not take the bait Sunday at his Fox News town hall when asked about his opinion on abortion rights.
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Brazil Subsidiary Hoovers Up $62 Million In Trump Trade War Aid Intended For Farmers
"Why is the USDA bailing out plants operated by the biggest meatpacker in the world?" asks an activist.
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House Passes Equality Act To Ban LGBTQ Discrimination At Work
The bill faces long odds in the Senate and would almost certainly be vetoed by President Trump.
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States Are Finally Letting Candidates Use Campaign Funds For Child Care
Utah and Colorado pass the first-ever bills aimed at making it easier for parents to run for office.
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New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Effort Goes Up In Smoke
The Garden State won't be getting any greener; for now, at least.
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Steve Mnuchin Can't Answer Basic Questions About IRS Presidential Audits
The Treasury secretary previously said he'd be happy to give Congress details on the process.
As Democrats Seek Senate Candidates, Here's The Rub: It's No Fun There These Days
"We vote on judges... and we have lunch together and we don’t do anything else,” lamented Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).
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Maine Senate Passes National Popular Vote Bill To Bypass Electoral College
The bill now heads to the state's House for consideration.
Joe Biden Looks To Revive Obama's Climate Plan. Scientists Say That's Not Good Enough.
Alexander C. Kaufman
The 2020 Democratic candidate's plan to tackle the climate crisis, which he’s called an “existential” threat, reportedly includes a role for fossil fuels.
Pompeo Going To Russia Amid Disputes Over Venezuela, Arctic
The secretary of state will visit Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Here's How Congress Is Fighting To Get Answers From Trump
His administration won't give the House answers on the Mueller report, Trump's obstruction of justice and his personal finances, among other things.
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Former Intelligence Analyst Charged With Leaking Classified Documents To The Intercept
By Matthew Barakat, AP
Daniel Everette Hale, 31, was arrested on charges that include violating the Espionage Act and stealing government property.
Jill Biden: 'It's Time To Move On' From Anita Hill Controversy
Her husband, former Vice President Joe Biden, faces renewed scrutiny over the issue as a 2020 presidential candidate.
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Florida Woman Whips Baby Gator Out Of Her Yoga Pants As Traffic Stop Gets Weird
An early-morning traffic stop in Punta Gorda got extra Florida in a hurry.
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Illinois Proposes New Equity-Focused Marijuana Legalization Bill
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a proposal Saturday to legalize recreational marijuana statewide for people 21 and over by Jan. 1, 2020.
Checks And Balances Tested As White House Resists Congressional Oversight
By Lisa Mascaro, AP
The rejection of oversight is the latest and perhaps most high-profile example of the new normal in the Trump era.
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3 Believed Dead, 4 Hurt After Explosion At Illinois Silicone Plant
Nine employees were inside the AB Specialty Silicones plant when the explosion occurred overnight.
Minnesota Governor Signs Bill To Make Marital Rape Illegal
By Brendan O'Brien, Reuters
Democratic Gov. Tim Walz signed a law repealing protections for rapists who are married to their victims.
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House Democrats May Hold William Barr In Contempt After He Bailed On Mueller Hearing
Ryan J. Reilly
“We will have no choice but to move quickly to hold the attorney general in contempt if he stalls or fails to negotiate in good faith," Rep. Jerry Nadler said.
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