Politics
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Justices decide not to decide on gerrymandering

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/27/19, 11:43 am

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal courts have no authority to review partisan bias in the drawing of electoral districts. The decision punts the thorny issue of partisan gerrymandering back to state and federal lawmakers to oversee fair redistricting.

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House passes emergency funding for migrant crisis

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/26/19, 12:30 pm

WASHINGTON—Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a $4.5 billion funding package for the migrant crisis on the U.S. southern border. Republicans criticized the bill for having a partisan bent because it gives $2.8 billion to the Department of Health and Human Services for “refugee and entrant assistance” and only $128 million to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Robert Mueller to testify before Congress

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/26/19, 10:25 am

WASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress in response to subpoenas from House Democrats. Mueller is scheduled to appear in separate hearings before the House Intelligence and the House Judiciary committees on July 17. Some members of his investigative team also will answer lawmakers’ questions in a closed-door session.

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