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Electors unleashed

Politics | The Electoral College faces fresh challenges
by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/29/19, 05:21 pm

A federal appeals court ruled last week that Colorado’s representatives in the Electoral College do not have to vote for the winner of the popular vote in their state. The decision could have far-reaching implications if enough electors defect and vote for another candidate in a close presidential election.

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The gun control catch

Politics | Republicans struggle to unite behind a meaningful solution to firearms violence
by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/15/19, 04:47 pm

WASHINGTON—Following back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, this month, lawmakers are debating the best legislative response to gun violence. But political posturing is already threatening to derail compromise.

Proposals for increased gun control include universal background checks, “red flag” laws that temporarily confiscate firearms from dangerous individuals, a crackdown on straw purchases of guns, a ban on semiautomatic firearms or large-capacity magazines, and making domestic terrorism a federal offense.

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Mueller concludes day of testimony

by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/24/19, 06:02 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump and his allies sought to frame former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress on Wednesday as a win for the president. In back-to-back hearings of the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees, Mueller largely reiterated the conclusions of his two-year investigation, pushing back on partisan talking points from members of both parties.

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