Ohio District Lines Unconstitutional, Must Create New Maps for 2020 Elections

by Tyler Arnold   The Ohio state legislature will be required to create new maps in time for the 2020 elections after a three-judge federal panel ruled that some district lines were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to favor Republicans. Although House Republicans have yet to issue a formal response, they can appeal…

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Conference Committees Meet to Hash Out Tax, Spending Increases in Minnesota Budgets

by Bethany Blankley   With 17 days to go before the end of session, legislative conference committees began meeting Friday to hash out differing proposals for three of the most contentious omnibus bills yet to be voted on by the full Legislature. The Omnibus tax bill, Omnibus Health and Human Services…

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Conference Committees Meet to Hash Out Tax, Spending Increases in Minnesota Budgets

by Bethany Blankley   With 17 days to go before the end of session, legislative conference committees began meeting Friday to hash out differing proposals for three of the most contentious omnibus bills yet to be voted on by the full Legislature. The Omnibus tax bill, Omnibus Health and Human Services…

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Commentary: Jeb! Goes ‘Full Bush’ on Sanctuary Cities

by George Rasley   Jeb Bush is to Republican politics what the little mechanical moles are to the arcade game Whack-A-Mole; an annoyance that bursts forth according to some malevolent algorithm and the faster you beat it down the quicker it pops back up. With the Florida legislature about to…

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William Barr Made a Major Disclosure in His Senate Hearing That Hardly Anyone Noticed

by Chuck Ross   In a little-noticed exchange during his Senate hearing Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr made a surprising disclosure that could allow the public and press to obtain sensitive details about the origins of the Trump-Russia probe. During a back-and-forth with Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, Barr identified…

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Commentary: Why FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Should Look at How Deplatforming and Social Media Bias Toward the Left Could Lead to One-Party Rule

by Robert Romano   Thanks to social media and big tech companies, finding content on the Internet that you want has never been easier. Want to find your friends and family online? Log onto Facebook. Want to see what opinion leaders or celebrities are up to? Check out Twitter. Want…

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Ohio District Lines Unconstitutional, Must Create New Maps for 2020 Elections

by Tyler Arnold   The Ohio state legislature will be required to create new maps in time for the 2020 elections after a three-judge federal panel ruled that some district lines were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to favor Republicans. Although House Republicans have yet to issue a formal response, they can appeal…

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Facebook Bans Several Personalities for Hate Speech

The hugely popular social media site Facebook has banned Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and several others for hate speech. Facebook said Thursday that the individuals violated its policy against instigating violence. “Individuals and organizations who spread hate or attack or call for the…

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Baltimore Mayor Resigns Amid Corruption Charges

  The Baltimore mayor resigned Thursday amid corruption allegations tied to her self-published series of children’s books. An attorney for Catherine Pugh read a written statement from the mayor to reporters Thursday, in which she said, “I am sorry for the harm that I have caused to the image of…

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Scientists Develop Drug That Prevents Spread of HIV, Study Reveals

by Grace Carr   Scientists reported that an antiretroviral drug prevented the spread of HIV in 1,000 sexually active homosexual couples, according to an eight-year study conducted in Europe. The authors published their findings in the Lancet medical journal Thursday, Reuters reported. Researchers followed 1,000 couples, each composed of one…

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