Kaine brings steady hand, confidence to Clinton ticket
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Kaine brings steady hand, confidence to Clinton ticket

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nerdy? Sure. Boring? Never. Hillary Clinton’s running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, has been described by critics as a snoozer of a choice who could fail to inspire the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party, blue collar workers and others. But friends and former staff say the caricature … Continue reading

Governor: Most whose rights were restored are nonviolent
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Governor: Most whose rights were restored are nonviolent

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says 80 percent of more than 200,000 convicted felons whose voting and other civil rights he recently restored were convicted of nonviolent crimes. The governor’s office said Wednesday, May 11, that an analysis of the 200,000 convicted felons also shows that African-Americans accounted for 46 percent, … Continue reading

Clinton, Trump cemented as 2016 leaders; GOP desperate
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Clinton, Trump cemented as 2016 leaders; GOP desperate

  MIAMI (AP) — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump seized decisive Super Tuesday victories with math and momentum on their side, leaving rivals scrambling for last-chance, long-shot strategies. For the Republican establishment, the search was increasingly dire. Trump’s seven victories in states across the country amounted to a GOP establishment collapse with no … Continue reading

Bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds nears Kasich’s desk
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Bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds nears Kasich’s desk

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina. The legislation was poised to head to Kasich on Wednesday, February 10, a day after the primary in New … Continue reading

Warner co-sponsors redistricting bill in Senate
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Warner co-sponsors redistricting bill in Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA)  joined Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) to introduce the Fairness and Independence in Redistricting (FAIR) Act to take partisanship out of the often divisive congressional redistricting process by requiring states to establish independent, bipartisan redistricting commissions. … Continue reading

Voters’ apathy influences Egypt’s legislative election
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Voters’ apathy influences Egypt’s legislative election

CAIRO (AP) — A mix of voters’ apathy and frustration characterized elections held Sunday for Egypt’s first legislature in more than three years, a chamber widely expected to be compliant with the policies of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi who, as military chief, ousted the country’s first freely elected leader before he was elected to office himself … Continue reading

House Republicans advance bill to undo health law
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House Republicans advance bill to undo health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans advanced legislation Tuesday to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health law that could actually reach the president’s desk. The House GOP has voted more than 50 times to repeal all or parts of the health law. Almost all the bills died in the Senate. But this time, Republicans are using a … Continue reading