Voters Still See Voter Fraud As A Problem

(link to post) Related Articles Sign up for free daily updates Thursday, June 14, 2018 The Supreme Court this week upheld Ohio’s aggressive efforts to purge voter rolls of people who haven’t cast ballots in a while, much to the dismay of voters’ rights groups. But few voters have ever been illegally denied the right…

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Man pleads guilty to paying father for sex with son

(link to post)HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to paying a Honduran man to have sex with the immigrant’s teenage son. Federal authorities say sentencing is scheduled Sept. 12 for 63-year-old Billy R. Edwards of Huntsville. Edwards pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges including commercial sex trafficking. A statement from federal prosecutors…

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UK lifts immigration cap for medical workers amid shortages

(link to post) LONDON (AP) – Britain said Thursday it will lift a cap on the number of visas granted to foreign doctors and nurses to help ease staffing shortfalls in the country’s National Health Service. Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said the government would remove non-European Union doctors and nurses from a cap on…

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Mark Sanford warns: Tribal politics, Trumpism 'alarmingly dangerous'

(link to post) South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford warned of tribal partisanship Thursday morning, after losing his Republican primary Wednesday. Mr. Sanford explained when asked if he was “for or against” President Trump that he tried to give a “nuanced” answer. However, he felt that the race came down to dedication to a person, which…

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Watchdog’s Clinton Report Expected | House’s Immigration Vote Deal | U.S. to Move Ahead With China Tariffs

This is your briefing on politics and power from Jerry Seib and the rest of the WSJ Washington bureau. Source: Wall Street Journal (mouthpiece of the Chamber of Commerce)

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Youths suggest legislation to ensure guns stored safely

(link to post)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A high school student and recent graduate are urging New Mexico lawmakers to adopt a child access prevention law to hold gun owners accountable for the safe storage of firearms. Santa Fe-area high school student Julia Mazal on Wednesday told a panel of legislators that there is no…

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Los Alamos lab deploys drone-disabling system

(link to post)LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) – One of the country’s premier nuclear weapons labs now has the capability to disable drones or any other unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems flying over its restricted airspace in a swath of northern New Mexico. The Los Alamos Monitor reports officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory say they’re…

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House GOP leaders kick around various immigration proposals

(link to post) WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republican leaders are trying to craft legislation on immigration issues that have stalled in Congress for years, the outcome of a truce between the party’s conservative and moderate factions. The measure is a work in progress, though leaders hope to unveil it soon. So far, it’s hewing close…

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Congressional baseball game comes a year after shooting

(link to post) WASHINGTON (AP) – In the year since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were shot at a congressional baseball practice, mass shootings have occurred at a Texas church, a Las Vegas music festival and high schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a doctor who helped…

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Court-appointed monitor says children being treated well in border detention facility

(link to post) Sen. Jeff Merkley upended the immigration debate earlier this month after he visited a border detention facility in Texas and described maltreated children stowed in dog kennels, subjected to “trauma” by the federal government. But a court-appointed compliance monitor visited the same facility weeks earlier and gave a much different portrayal, describing…

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