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MS Gov Signs Strict Abortion Ban After Judge Rejected Less-Restrictive Law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a measure that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights called the measure “cruel and clearly unconstitutional” and said it would sue Mississippi to try to block the law from taking effect on July 1. Bryant’s action came despite a federal judge’s decision last year striking d...
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Beto O’Rourke Promises To Reunite The Mars Volta If He Becomes President

Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke loves to remind us that he loves music. Throughout his campaign against Ted Cruz for a Senate seat last fall (he lost), he brought out Willie Nelson and Margo Price and Spoon and Travis Scott at his rallies. And in interviews, … More »
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GOP struggles to respond to Trump's attacks on McCain

Senate Republicans find themselves boxed-in in the wake of President Donald Trump's renewed attacks on the late Sen. John McCain, unwilling to strongly stand up to a President who is widely popular with GOP base voters but still deeply uncomfortable with his criticism of the late war hero and, for many in the chamber, a friend.
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Reject proposal to allow bonds to be issued without voter approval

A bill working its way through the state Legislature would create yet another exception to Proposition 13’s requirement for voter approval of new taxes and debt, allowing local governments to issue some bonds without the need to put the debt proposal on a ballot. Senate Bill 128 by Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, would authorize Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts to issue bonds without voter approval. The bill was passed by a vote of 6-0 in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on Wed...
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How Middle America Is to Be Dispossessed ~ VIDEO

Opinion USA – -( In all but one of the last seven presidential elections, Republicans lost the popular vote. George W. Bush and Donald Trump won only by capturing narrow majorities in the Electoral College. Hence the grand strategy of the left: to enlarge and alter the U.S. electorate so as to put victory as far out of reach for national Republicans as it is today for California Republicans, and to convert the GOP into America's permanent minority party. In the Golden State, Dem...
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Idaho ballot initiative bill back on track after amendments

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot is back on track after being amended in the Senate. The Senate on Thursday approved three technical amendments to the bill from Eagle Republican Sen. C. Scott Grow. The amendments involved clarifying when […]
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Labor pledges $60m to divert vulnerable borrowers from payday lenders

Plan would enable 76,800 low-cost loans each year to those in financial hardshipLabor has pledged $60m for financial services that divert vulnerable borrowers from high-interest payday lenders.The policy picks up on the recommendation of a Senate inquiry to expand no interest loans schemes to prevent low-income Australians being plunged into a cycle of debt due to unexpected expenses such as medical procedures and broken household appliances. Continue reading...
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Wisconsin Judge Blocks GOP Lawmakers’ Lame Duck Power Grab

A Wisconsin judge has blocked a set of laws that Republican lawmakers pushed through in a December lame duck session to curb the power of newly elected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Thursday. Dane County Judge Richard Neiss issued a temporary injunction, ruling that Republican leaders violated the state constitution by calling an extraordinary session to force the legislation through before Democratic leaders could assume th...
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Saudis Spiral Deeper Into Isolation Amid U.S. Ire Over #Khashoggi - Bloomberg

Saudis Spiral Deeper Into Isolation Amid U.S. Ire Over Khashoggi - Bloomberg:Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s U.S. trip a year ago was packed with the sort of events most world leaders struggle to secure: a meeting at Bill Gates’s home, a tour of Inc.’s headquarters and a private visit to Virgin Galactic’s hangar in the Mojave Desert.The murder of Jamal Khashoggi destroyed all that, leaving the 33-year-old heir to the Saudi throne shunned, his government unable to repair ties ...
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New Zealand Just Banned Military-Style Weapons, Putting The U.S. To Shame

Less than a week after a white nationalist gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 50 people, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the country had banned military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles and has set up a buyback program. Both the coalition government and the center-right opposition party supported the move."I strongly believe that the vast majority of legitimate gun owners in New Zealand will understand that these moves are in the ...
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Indiana: Senate Committee Passes Important Self-Defense Bill

Opinion Indiana: Senate Committee Passes Important Self-Defense Bill Fairfax, VA – -( On March 20th, 2019, the Indiana state Senate Judiciary committee voted 7-3 to pass House Bill 1284 to enhance protections afforded to law-abiding citizens acting in defense of themselves and others. Thank you to all NRA members and Second Amendment supporters who contacted the committee in support of this critical legislation. HB 1284 now heads to the full state Senate, where it could be hear...
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Idaho Senate Hearing on Constitutional Carry Expansion on Friday – Take Action

Opinion Idaho Senate Hearing on Constitutional Carry Expansion on Friday Idaho – -( The moment that gun owners have been waiting for has finally arrived! Your hard work and dedication to moving Constitutional Carry Expansion forward is paying off. After a lengthy and productive discussion with Chairman Patti Ann Lodge, she agreed to hold a hearing on a bill that has been crucial to gun owners for the last three years. Here are the details: Date: Friday – March 22nd, 2019 Time: ...
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Deadly Red Flag Bill Being Heard In U.S. Senate On March 26

Deadly Red Flag Bill Being Heard In U.S. Senate On March 26 Virginia – -( This Tuesday, March 26, 2019, the U.S. Senate Judiciary committee is going to be hearing a Red Flag gun-control/gun confiscation bill put in by Florida Republican Marco Rubio.  Yes, the Republican controlled Senate is going to hear a bill that a Republican put in. President Trump said right after the Florida school massacre that he thought Red Flag laws were a good idea. We need to let our Senators, hear f...
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GOP Senators Push Back Against Trump’s Relentless McCain Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain , even claiming credit for the senator’s moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked. By the time the president began his anti-McCain tirade in Ohio on Wednesday, several leading Republicans had signaled a new willingness to defy Trump by defending the Vietnam War veteran as a hero seven months after he died of brain c...
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Colorado AG Tells Sheriffs To Resign Or Enforce Red Flag Law

Via David Codrea, news from Colorado: It’s not even the law yet, but state Attorney General Phil Weiser is already telling sheriffs to resign if they follow locals laws passed in 26 counties that declared themselves 2nd Amendment sanctuaries. But wait, there’s more. Weiser blinked. He also said this during his testimony in favor of the bill at a state Senate committee meeting: “Any commission that says ‘I don’t want my sheriff upholding an unconstitutional law,’ they’re on solid ground,” Weiser ...
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The Abandoned Spreepark Will Open Its Gates Once Again

photo: Tonkberlin / CC Berlin, are you ready for the Spreepark to finally (legally…) open its gates again?! You probably heard some stories of this abandoned amusement park in the Southeast of Berlin, but we got the real crazy sauce for you. So, why was it abandoned and how come no-one ever tore it down? And how can you get in there to see some of the crazy old rides of the park? Let’s start from the beginning. The Spreepark Berlin was an amusement park in the north of the Plänterwald in...
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Gillibrand ‘open to improving’ opioids bill after criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand says she’s “open to improving” a Senate bill that would limit opioid prescriptions for acute pain. The senator from New York was addressing criticism she received last week when she tweeted that she and Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado had introduced the bill “because no one […]
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DeWine Advocates for Gas Tax Increase Amid Ohio Senate Changes

Republican Senate leaders say they plan on making more changes to the transportation budget, which might include making further cuts to the proposed gas tax increase which currently stands at a nearly 11-cent hike. DeWine has said his original 18-cent gas tax increase, which would also be indexed to inflation so it could rise, is the bare minimum to maintain and repair roads and bridges. He said he’s been trying to convey to the Senate that this is a factual need of the state. And he’s clear tha...
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Oregon Legislators consider raising pay by 63 percent

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers are considering raising their annual pay by nearly $20,000, a move the sponsors say will attract more diverse candidates to the statehouse. “We’re a diverse state, we need a diverse legislature,” Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick, one of the legislators leading the effort, told Oregon Public Broadcasting. “Because of […]
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Starting teacher pay raised to $40,000 in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Starting teacher pay will increase to $40,000 annually in a move Idaho lawmakers hope will attract and keep more teachers in the state. Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday signed into law the legislation that received overwhelming support in the House and Senate. The new law boosts starting teacher pay to $38,500 […]
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Schumer renews push to name Senate building in honor of McCain

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer announced on Wednesday that he plans to renew his push to name a Senate office building in honor of the late Sen. John McCain.
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Pentagon Probes Claims Of Shanahan Using Office To Help Ex-Employer Boeing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s inspector general has formally opened an investigation into a watchdog group’s allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed an ethics complaint with the Pentagon’s inspector general a week ago, alleging that Shanahan has appeared to make statements promoting Boeing and disparaging competitors, such as Lockheed Martin. Shanahan,...
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Public slams Ala Wai flood plan, Senate shoots down prison purchase, marijuana decriminalization advances, another federal agency probing rail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Along the Ala Wai ©2019 All Hawaii News Flood control plan for Ala Wai strongly opposed at meeting. Controversy over a $345 million project to lessen flood risks at the Ala Wai Canal by building a wall around the canal and huge flood control structures in the upper reaches of the watershed drew hundreds to a Tuesday town hall meeting in Manoa. Star-Advertiser.Hundreds attended a community meeting in Manoa Tuesday to hear from various city, state and federal agencies about a controversial ...
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Senate panel to hold aviation safety hearing after two Boeing 737 Max crashes

Panel plans to call Boeing and other aviation manufacturers to testify following fatal Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes FAA said in a bulletin to foreign regulators and airlines that its ‘ongoing review of this software installation and training is an agency priority, as will be the rollout of any software, training or other measures’. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters A US Senate committee plans a hearing on 27 March on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashe...
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Senate committee OKs hearing for Medicaid expansion bill

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation involving Medicaid expansion in Idaho will get a public hearing in a Senate committee. The Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday approved the hearing for the bill put forward by Republican Sen. Fred Martin. The first section of the bill directs the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to look […]
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Senate refuses to lift Salvini’s immunity in migrant case

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s Senate refused Wednesday to lift Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s immunity to face possible charges for refusing to allow migrants aboard an Italian coast guard ship to disembark at a Sicilian port. A judicial commission in Sicily triggered the vote when it rejected prosecutors’ decision not to pursue kidnapping charges against Salvini […]
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Joe Biden 2020: world leaders reportedly encourage election run – live

European leaders reportedly tell Biden ‘the world needs you’ as Trump heads to Ohio. Follow the latest politics newsSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 5.06pm GMT Mitch McConnell just tweeted a tribute to John McCain. It makes no mention of Donald Trump who has recently been criticizing the late Arizona senator.Today and every day I miss my good friend John McCain. It was a blessing to serve alongside a rare patriot and genuine American hero in the Senate. His memory conti...
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Tougher ballot initiative requirement bill may be changed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot is headed to the state Senate for possible changes. The Senate State Affairs committee on Tuesday voted to send the bill from Eagle Republican Sen. C. Scott Grow to the full Senate for […]
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Trump Lays Down Cover Fire Before Release Of Mueller Report

President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked senior Justice Department officials and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an apparent attempt to undermine the credibility of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who made that call because then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from matters related to Russia and election interference. “I just won one of the greatest elections of all time in the history of ...
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To Others Who Have Experienced Trauma as Children

Most of us have real anger and suffering living inside us. Perhaps in the past we were oppressed or mistreated, and all that pain is still right there, buried in our store consciousness. We haven’t processed and transformed our relationship with what happened to us and we sit there alone with all that anger, hatred, despair and suffering. If we were abused when were young, every time our thinking mind goes back over that event, it’s like we’re experiencing the abuse all over again. – Thich N...
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