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50 Flips | 12 Magazines | @DelaneyTownsend | Class of 2017 AP Government Student

The explosive politics both parties face in filling Justice Kennedy's seat

In a couple weeks, there will be an anniversary that will likely go without mention beyond those of us who are ardent military history nuts. It is …

Abortion rights are settled law, not a bargaining chip for pro-life liberals

<b>To the editor:</b> Janet Robert ignores the fact that abortion rights are settled law and wrongly claims that "settled science ... shows the prenatal child is a human organism." ("To right their political ship, Democrats need to welcome pro-life liberals," Opinion, May 1)<p>While a child is, indeed, a …

Trump's Muslim comments could haunt him in travel ban appeal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The first federal appeals court to hear a challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban appeared unconvinced that it …

Iowa abortion lawsuit referred back to lower court

CLOSE<p>Republican lawmakers have advanced a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and require a three-day waiting period.<p>Iowa Supreme Court …

Democrats Can’t Stop Trump’s Agenda. But They Can Block His Judicial Nominees.

Get ready for a hugely consequential Senate fight over blue pieces of paper.<p>WASHINGTON ― Democrats can’t do much to stop President Donald Trump’s agenda in Congress. But they do have one weapon in the Senate that allows them to stop judicial nominees in their tracks ― a “blue slip” ― and a …

Rumors of Supreme Court vacancy spark liberal panic

The potential for another Supreme Court vacancy coming open later this year appears to have liberals panicking.<p>Rumors of Justice Anthony Kennedy's …

Is Rape A Pre-Existing Condition? Not Exactly

At a town hall meeting in Willingboro, N.J., on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur was confronted by angry constituents who demanded to know how the Republican health care bill that he helped write would affect rape victims.<p>A young man named Joseph said he understood that the bill would allow …

Americans Demand Single-Payer Health Care at GOP Town Hall

Earlier this month, a reporter asked Nancy Pelosi if Democrats should run on a single-payer platform in 2018. Pelosi said no – that the "comfort …

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For Trump Supporters, the Real Outrage Is the Left’s Uproar Over Comey

WASHINGTON — The script should be familiar by now. President Trump takes action that stuns the country, eliciting indignation and disbelief from Democrats and leading them to conclude that the vitality of American democracy is under assault.<p>Yet among those who are sympathetic to the president — a …

Donald Trump has no idea what health insurance costs

“In a short period of time,” President Trump recently told Time magazine in an interview about his first months in the White House, “I understood everything there was to know about health care.”<p>Around the same time, Trump gave another interview, this one to the Economist. He talked a lot about …

Just 21% of Voters Approve of the New GOP Health Care Plan

Roughly one in five American voters approve of the health care plan the House of Representatives passed last Thursday, according to a new …

The Top 5 Countries Where ISIS Gets Its Foreign Recruits

Despite escalating losses in Iraq and Syria, the ability of ISIS to continue to carry out (or inspire) attacks far beyond those countries should not …

Trump Approves Plan to Arm Syrian Kurds

President Donald Trump has approved a plan to arm the Syrian Kurdish militia — an important U.S. ally in Syria in the fight against ISIS.<p>The Pentagon said the move is significant because it supports the notion that the Syrian Democratic Force is the fighting force that will eventually go in to …

Stephen Colbert Is 'Pretty Confident' Trump Fired James Comey to Stop Russian Investigation

The White House has said President Donald Trump dismissed FBI director James Comey over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use …

Trump “essentially declared war” on the FBI with James Comey’s firing

The president wants the bureau to stop digging into his alleged collusion with Russia and instead go after leakers<p>While Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine tried to downplay the implications of President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, she did so by arguing that "any suggestion …

The Complicated Politics of Impeachment Are Coming Into Play in Trump’s D.C.

The timing and manner of Donald Trump’s dismissal of FBI director James Comey raise an inevitable suspicion — not proof, but a suspicion — of …

What Donald Trump doesn't understand about the federal government

It has been more than 36 hours since President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey, and the tick-tock, leaks and diatribes about it have not abated. The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts has devoured all of them, and has reached a pretty simple conclusion: Donald Trump does not …

In the firing of FBI director James Comey, the US president seems not to care about how Americans view him. Is that because most didn’t vote for him?<p>The American people did not really choose Donald Trump. His presidency exists without the support of the majority of voters and, in turn, without a …

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Will Donald Trump Be Impeached? Approval Rating Drops Again After Comey Firing

Amid backlash over his firing of FBI director James Comey, President Donald Trump’s approval rating dipped yet again. In a Quinnipiac University poll …

Hasan Minhaj COMPLETE REMARKS at 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner (C-SPAN)

Trump: I was going to fire Comey regardless of DOJ recommendation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump said Thursday that he had already decided to fire ousted FBI Director James Comey before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote up a formal recommendation to do so.<p>"I was going to fire Comey," Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt in an interview. …

Trump contradicts spokeswoman on effect of Comey firing, says it may 'lengthen out the investigation'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump said Thursday that he feared his firing of FBI Director James Comey could confuse Americans, but went ahead with the plan anyway.<p>"When I did this now I said, I probably, maybe will confuse people," Trump told NBC News.<p>But he said he did it anyway "to do the right …

Column: Raising the minimum wage lowers employment for teens and low-skill workers

A report by the National Employment Law Project estimates that American workers will gain $62 billion in wage increases due to state and local …

A Texas judge blocked this horrifying anti-abortion bill—but the state isn't backing down

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a Texas regulation requiring that fetal tissue be cremated or buried, opening up what is sure to be …

Rule protects Planned Parenthood in Obama's last days

Copyright (c) 2018 Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press (www.baptistpress.com), news service of the Southern Baptist Convention.<br>The original …