The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.
- Massachusetts becomes first state to ban bump stocks.
- Gitmo judge sends Marine general lawyer to 21 days confinement for disobeying orders.
- Russians duped Texans into fake rallies in Houston.
- California leaders ask President Trump for $7.4 billion in wildfire relief.
- How New Jersey Is Leading the Post-Bail Revolution.
The Bay State is the first since the Las Vegas shooting to ban the device that makes semi-automatic rifles mimic fully automatic weapons. — Boston Globe on 11/04
The first conviction without a plea deal in a Guantanamo military tribunal since 2008 was of a Marine general. — Miami Herald on 11/02
Russian trolls were behind a 2016 confrontation in downtown Houston designed to incite unrest between an Islamic center and a White Lives Matter rally. — Houston Chronicle on 11/03
Adding to some tricky decisions in Washington, California Gov. Jerry Brown has asked for billions to help areas devastated by last month’s wildfires. — SFGate on 11/03
Nearly two-thirds of Americans in jail are there waiting for trial in the bail system. — The Atlantic on 11/02
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that a Marine general received the first conviction in a Guantanamo military tribunal since 2008. It was the first conviction since 2008 without a plea deal.