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Net neutrality advocates rally in front of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ahead of Thursday's expected FCC vote repealing so-called net neutrality rules in Washington, U.S., December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - RC12C768D080

5 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time

The 24-hour news cycle is filled with political coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.

  1. Washington state will require court order to release driver’s license info to immigration authorities
  2. After a Seattle Times report found that the state’s licensing department was giving personal information to federal immigration authorities, the agency announced a series of reforms. — Seattle Times, 1/15

  3. Trump unites Democrats and Republicans — to oppose his offshore drilling plan
  4. The Trump administration’s proposal to open all of the country’s outer continental shelf to energy exploration is being met with bipartisan disapproval in Congress. — Los Angeles Times, 1/11

  5. The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality now has 50 votes, Democrats say
  6. Democrats are one Republican vote shy from overturning the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end net neutrality and prohibit it from making such a measure again in the future. — Washington Post, 1/15

  7. Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirement
  8. The Trump administration approved Kentucky’s plan to tie Medicaid coverage to work requirements. — Associated Press, 1/12

  9. Five Decades of White Backlash
  10. President Trump is the “embodiment of over 50 years of resistance to the policies Martin Luther King Jr. fought to enact,” Vann Newkirk writes. — The Atlantic, 1/15

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