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Senate Democrats increase opposition as secret health care bill picks up steam

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised on June 20, 2017 that a draft of the effort by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would be available on June 22. So far, the bill has been drafted behind closed doors and Senate Democrats have demonstrated strong opposition, including a late-night talk-a-thon on the Senate floor on June 19. Continue reading

High schools and colleges crack down on students’ online activity

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High schools and universities are beginning to pay close attention to what students post online, which can have serious consequences for students. Continue reading

Georgia special election may be a bellwether of Trump-era politics

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A special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional district will be held on June 20 to fill the seat vacated by current Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price. Continue reading

Trump lawyer denies that the president is under investigation

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On June 14, 2017, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump was personally under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by special counsel Robert Mueller after the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Continue reading

Filibuster, cloture and the nuclear option in the Senate explained

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A filibuster is a parliamentary procedure in which debate over a proposed piece of legislation is extended, obstructing progress in a legislative assembly and delaying or even preventing a vote altogether. Continue reading

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