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Hill negotiators pushing for policing deal ahead of recess deadline

Hill negotiators pushing for policing deal ahead of recess deadline

It’s the final day before the Senate leaves for its two-week July 4 recess and it remains unclear if a bipartisan group of lawmakers working on a policing bill will be able to come to an agreement Thursday, a goal all negotiators had hoped to accomplish. The likely best case scenario would be to agree…MORE

Why Garland and DOJ haven’t charged anyone with sedition for the US Capitol riots

Why Garland and DOJ haven’t charged anyone with sedition for the US Capitol riots

In the weeks after the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, the Justice Department looked at the possibility of pursuing charges under the rarely used seditious conspiracy law. Since then, and particularly since the start of the Biden administration, skepticism among top officials has made that possibility increasingly unlikely. Instead, prosecutors have turned to…MORE

California Gov. Gavin Newsom to face recall election

California Gov. Gavin Newsom to face recall election

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a recall election, marking just the second time in state history that a special election will be held to recall a sitting governor. State officials confirmed Wednesday that a recall election will proceed after just 43 people withdrew their signatures from petitions to recall the governor during a…MORE

New videos show Capitol rioters attacking police line from officers’ point of view

New videos show Capitol rioters attacking police line from officers’ point of view

The Justice Department released six never-before-seen clips of police body-camera and surveillance footage showing rioters harassing and attacking police on January 6 around the US Capitol. With several taken from the viewpoint of DC Metropolitan Police officers as they were overrun, the videos are the latest chilling example of how a pro-Trump crowd broke past…MORE

Judge blocks Medicaid expansion in Missouri

Judge blocks Medicaid expansion in Missouri

A Missouri judge blocked Medicaid expansion in the state on Wednesday, saying the ballot initiative that voters approved last year was unconstitutional. The court action stems from Republican Gov. Mike Parson’s decision last month not to expand Medicaid to roughly 275,000 low-income adults on July 1 because lawmakers did not appropriate funding. “The court concludes…MORE

John Roberts is all business in his conservatism

Chief Justice John Roberts reminded America of his conservative bona fides on Wednesday as he touted property rights and rejected a California regulation that allows labor union organizers temporary access to agriculture property. The decision was a manifestation of one of Roberts’ core interests, tied to Fifth Amendment protection against government takings “without just compensation,”…MORE

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