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Nation Apr 01Supreme Court upholds FCC’s easing of local media ownership limits
The old rules prohibited a single entity from owning a radio or TV station and a daily newspaper in the same media market. They also limited how many radio and TV stations one company could own in a single market…
Politics Mar 02LISTEN: Supreme Court hears arguments in voting rights case
Eight years after carving the heart out of a landmark voting rights law, the Supreme Court is looking at putting new limits on efforts to combat racial discrimination in voting.
Politics Jan 15Mexico says U.S. ‘fabricated’ drug trafficking accusations, released case files
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration "fabricated" drug trafficking accusations against his country's former defense minister and his government.
Nation Dec 18High court rules challenge to Trump census plan is premature
The Supreme Court has dismissed as premature a challenge to President Donald Trump's plan to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to allot states seats in the House of Representatives.
Politics Dec 14Biden clears Electoral College 270-vote threshold to become president
The Electoral College has formally confirmed that Joe Biden will be the nation’s next president, giving him an electoral majority of 306 votes and affirming his victory in last month’s election.
Politics Dec 13EXPLAINER: What’s in store when the Electoral College meets
Voters cast their ballots for president more than a month ago, but the votes that officially matter will be cast Monday. Some questions and answers about the Electoral College.
Politics Dec 11The Electoral College meets Monday to vote. Here’s what to expect
The spotlight on the process is even greater this year because Trump has refused to concede the election and continued to make baseless allegations of fraud.
Nation Nov 30LISTEN: Supreme Court appears skeptical of Trump’s census plan
No president has tried to remove millions of noncitizens from the population count that determines how many seats each state gets in the House of Representatives, as well as the allocation of some federal funding.
Politics Nov 28High court takes up census case, as other count issues loom
President Donald Trump’s attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown.
Politics Nov 10LISTEN: Supreme Court poised to leave Affordable Care Act in place
The Supreme Court seemed likely Tuesday to leave in place the bulk of the Affordable Care Act, including key protections for pre-existing health conditions and subsidized insurance premiums that affect tens of millions of Americans.