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.
- Floridians will vote this fall on restoring voting rights to former felons
- The American Health-Care System Increases Income Inequality
- Fact-Checker: President Trump’s claim that ‘nearly 3 in 4’ convicted of terrorism are foreign-born
- Supreme Court Hops Into Case About a Frog and Property Rights
- What Happens to Astronauts During a Government Shutdown?
An advocacy group gathered more than 799,000 signatures in a successful effort to put the issue of restoring voting rights to felons on the ballot this fall. — The Orlando-Sentinel, 1/23
A new study in the American Journal of Public Health illustrates how the payment and premium structure of health insurance increases economic disparity between the rich and poor. — The Atlantic, 1/19
The Trump administration released a report last week tying immigration to international terrorism, but many news organizations have found issues with the numbers. — Washington Post, 1/22
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case about the development of land in Louisiana that is a critical habitat for an endangered frog species. — Roll Call, 1/23
A look at how a government shutdown impacts a government agency like NASA. — The Atlantic, 1/20