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Kansas Supreme Court to hear school funding case July 18

The political party in charge at the time of the census gets to call the shots on where the lines are ultimately drawn. Critics have argued the current legislative maps unfairly stack the deck for Republicans district by district, pointing to the 2016 presidential election results as an example. [Full Article...]

Polls Close In Georgia's Closely Watched, Expensive Special Election

Polls Close In Georgia's Closely Watched, Expensive Special Election And, as the New York Times' Alex Burns put it , "The Sixth is still a really Republican district, and the element of surprise was an asset Ossoff had in the first round but not the vote tonight". Atlanta congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis is revving up the crowd at the election night party for Democrat Jon Ossoff . "For all the Democrats' bluster and despite pouring over $30 millio... [Full Article...]

Early returns show tight race in Georgia congressional poll

The race pitted 30-year-old Democrat and political neophyte Jon Ossoff against Handel , who is Georgia's former Secretary of State. By the time the race was called for Handel Tuesday night, with about 99 percent of the districts reporting, she had won by about 5 percentage points, meaning that Ossoff lost significant ground after his near-win in the primary. [Full Article...]

US Attorney General Sessions hires private attorney

US Attorney General Sessions hires private attorney An established, well-known conservative lawyer and friend of Sessions (who advised him prior to his attorney general confirmation hearings), Cooper reportedly also attended Sessions' congressional testimony the week before as his personal counsel. [Full Article...]

Trump faces knife-edge congressional vote — Georgia election

Trump faces knife-edge congressional vote — Georgia election The victory that will crush Trump was never in Georgia , or Montana , or Kansas . He's trying to pull a major upset in the suburban Atlanta district north of Lewis' 5th District. Ossoff , who is Jewish, was one of the youngest candidates to run for a congressional seat in recent years (he was born in 1987.) Before announcing his run, he was a congressional aide and a documentary filmmaker. [Full Article...]

President Trump Calls American Student's Death A 'Total Disgrace'

The University of Virginia student was held for more than 17 months. Here is what we know about the USA citizens detained in North Korea . Doctors had described Warmbier's condition as a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" and said he suffered a " severe neurological injury " of unknown cause. [Full Article...]

Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia House Election

The special election was to fill a the seat vacated by Tom Price , who resigned to become Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services. While Norman is widely expected to win the race, it could provide some indicator as to how Democrats will perform in the midterms depending on how wide or thin the margin of victory is for the Republican. [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer steps back from press secretary role

Trump said , "That, I don't know". He did not respond to an email inquiry. Spicer will continue to fill the duties of the communications director - a post that has been empty since the end of May after the resignation of Mike Dubke . [Full Article...]


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