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Kentucky governor restores former felons’ voting rights

Kentucky governor restores former felons’ voting rights

Newly sworn-in Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear restored voting rights for over 140,000 former felons in the state through an executive order, his office announced Thursday. “My faith teaches me to treat others with dignity and respect. My faith also teaches forgiveness and that is why I am restoring voting rights to over one hundred forty…MORE

Why today’s impeachment hearing worked

Why today’s impeachment hearing worked

The House Judiciary Committee is in the midst of a marathon session that will, eventually, end with a final vote on the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. You might think that a hearing that began at 9 a.m. ET and could easily extend past the 12-hour mark might be overwhelming. Or filled…MORE

Federal judge rules American Samoans are US citizens by birth

Federal judge rules American Samoans are US citizens by birth

A federal judge in Utah said Thursday that American Samoans are US citizens and should be issued new passports reflecting that. “This court is not imposing ‘citizenship by judicial fiat.’ The action is required by the mandate of the Fourteenth Amendment as construed and applied by Supreme Court precedent,” wrote Judge Clark Waddoups in the…MORE

Betsy DeVos defends plan for offering only some debt relief to defrauded students

Betsy DeVos defends plan for offering only some debt relief to defrauded students

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Thursday defended her decision to move ahead with partial loan forgiveness for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, pushing back on criticism from Democrats over her approach. The Department of Education this week restarted processing the more than 200,000 claims for debt cancellation that have built up under DeVos’ tenure…MORE

Senate passes resolution to formally ‘commemorate the Armenian Genocide’

Senate passes resolution to formally ‘commemorate the Armenian Genocide’

The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution formally recognizing the mass killings of Armenians from 1915 to 1923 as genocide, a move the Turkish government has long opposed. The resolution states, “it is the policy of the United States to commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance,” describing the genocide as “the killing…MORE

House Democrats pass drug price cap bill, escalating 2020 health care wars

House Democrats pass drug price cap bill, escalating 2020 health care wars

House Democrats can now say they’ve taken action to lower drug costs. The chamber on Thursday passed a drug price bill backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi by a 230 to 192 vote. That’s as far as the legislation is likely to go, since both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Trump administration have said…MORE

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