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How SCOTUS reversal of former VA Governor’s conviction changes how corruption is prosecuted

How SCOTUS reversal of former VA Governor’s conviction changes how corruption is prosecuted
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Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell (C) pauses as he speaks to the media outside U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia after his sentencing was announced.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s corruption conviction has been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in a ruling that will ultimately make it […]

Health policy experts debate GOP’s potential Obamacare replacement plan

Health policy experts debate GOP’s potential Obamacare replacement plan

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (C) delivers remarks before signing legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act in January.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images House Republicans tried and failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act over 60 times since the law’s passage almost six years ago. Now, they are trying something new, with an […]

Can gun control’s divided lobby ever match the NRA?

Can gun control’s divided lobby ever match the NRA?

Actor Chris Rock (2nd R) speaks during a press conference hosted by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images It seems in the wake of each major gun violence tragedy, another new gun control group is formed and the lobby further fragmented. The phenomenon has […]

RNC delegate outlines plans to oust Trump in Cleveland, plus his money woes

RNC delegate outlines plans to oust Trump in Cleveland, plus his money woes

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the U.S. Cellular Convention Center February 1, 2016 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ; Credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images In recent days Donald Trump’s campaign has been rocked by staffing drama and roiled by reports of funding shortfalls which is giving renewed hope to opponents attempting […]

L.A. sues apartment owners for evicting tenants, then renting on Airbnb

L.A. sues apartment owners for evicting tenants, then renting on Airbnb

The Airbnb website is displayed on a laptop on April 21, 2014 in San Anselmo, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Several Los Angeles apartment owners are being sued by L.A. City Attorney Mike Feur for allegedly evicting tenants and then renting out the apartments via Airbnb. Among the owners being sued is Carol J. Alsman and […]

Orlando killer ‘always agitated’; distinguishing between pathology and normal grouches

Orlando killer ‘always agitated’; distinguishing between pathology and normal grouches

Stressed and agitated business people at work.; Credit: Getty Images/Getty Images Omar Mateen, the Orlando gunman who killed 49 people last week, had run-ins at school, workplaces, gyms, even in online dating. A “New York Times” profile published over the weekend found numerous instances of acquaintances and co-workers who say Mateen was “always agitated” and […]

Defying White House, US diplomats call for intervention in Syria

Defying White House, US diplomats call for intervention in Syria

Fighters from Syria’s Manbij military council are seen on June 15, 2016 in a building on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of Manbij, which is held by jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group, during an operation to try to retake the town. ; Credit: DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images (AP) Dozens of State Department […]

How gun-violence tragedies shape political will and public opinion

How gun-violence tragedies shape political will and public opinion

Anti-gun violence demonstrators, including Rachel Ahrens (L), 13, Abby Ahrens, 8, and their mother Betty Ahrens hold signs condemning the National Rifle Association in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Democrats have revived the gun debate after 49 people were killed at a nightclub in Orlando, the worst such incident in modern U.S. history. Their […]

Legal, energy experts debate Governor Brown’s proposal to expand state electric grid

Legal, energy experts debate Governor Brown’s proposal to expand state electric grid

Giant wind turbines are powered by strong winds in front of solar panels on March 27, 2013 in Palm Springs, California. ; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Governor Jerry Brown is dusting off a nearly 20 year old proposal that would expand the California electricity grid and link it with grids in other states like Wyoming, […]

Analyzing planned NATO battalion deployments to Poland, Baltic states

Analyzing planned NATO battalion deployments to Poland, Baltic states

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gives a joint press before a Nato Defense Council meeting at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels on June 14, 2016. ; Credit: JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images At a high-level NATO meeting in Brussels today, alliance defense ministers and military planners are working to deploy four battalions to Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Poland […]