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Politics Feb 14AIPAC distances itself from group behind anti-Sanders ads
The political action arm of Democratic Majority for Israel ran a six-figure ad campaign in Iowa last month that questioned Sanders' health and his ability to defeat President Donald Trump in November.
Politics Jan 16WATCH: Trump boosts school prayer, faith groups
Under orders from President Donald Trump, nine Cabinet departments proposed rules intended to remove “regulatory burdens” on religious organizations participating in federal programs. At the same time, the Education Department issued its first updated guidance on school prayer since 2003.
Politics Jan 03WATCH: Trump launches ‘Evangelicals for Trump’ initiative
The president will host the kickoff meeting of “Evangelicals for Trump” just days after he was the subject a scathing editorial in the Christianity Today magazine that called for his removal from office.
Nation Dec 13Trump’s executive order raises tough issue of defining prejudice
President Donald Trump signed an order this week that expands the potential scope of anti-Semitism complaints on college campuses. It has divided Jewish American groups, with some lauding the order and others warning that it could be used to muffle…
Nation Oct 11California adopts broadest U.S. rules for gun violence restraining orders
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people.
Nation Sep 26Trump administration proposes historically low refugee limit
A State Department proposal released Thursday would put a cap on the number of refugees at 18,000 for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.
Politics Sep 17Biden’s abortion shift tests the politics of his faith
So far, Biden has faced little criticism over his shift on abortion funding relative to other aspects of his record…
Politics Aug 19Warren offers public apology over claim of tribal heritage
The Massachusetts senator said at the start of her appearance at a forum on Native American issues that she was sorry for the harm she caused over claims of her heritage.
Politics Jul 29Warren pitches new trade agenda in Midwest swing
The Massachusetts Democrat and presidential candidate proposed nine preconditions U.S. trading partners would have to meet to participate in agreements.
Politics Jul 23Biden’s criminal justice plan reverses part of 1994 crime bill
The former vice president is endorsing an end to the federal death penalty.