Facebook Closes 32 Accounts it Says Was Spreading Fake News

Facebook announced it has removed thirty-two accounts from both the Facebook and Instagram platforms that were involved in what it calls inauthentic behavior. The company did not attribute the activity to any group or country but said some of the activity discovered was consistent with behavior exhibited by Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA). Facebook says […]

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Supreme Court Sides with States in Gerrymandering Cases

The Supreme Court, in two closely watched cases, allowed gerrymandered district maps to stand in Texas and North Carolina meaning both sets of maps will most certainly be used in the midterm elections. The Court allowed three district maps to stand in Texas, but struck a fourth down. Critics had argued the maps discriminated against […]

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McConnell Cancels Senate’s August Recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has cancelled the Senate’s August recess it was announced this week. McConnell said the time was needed to work through a backlog of President Trump’s nominees which McConnell claims Democrats have been slow-walking. “Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the goal of passing […]

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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Introduces Resolution that Impeaches Supreme Court Justices Who Voted to Redraw Congressional Map

A Pennsylvania state representative has introduced a resolution to impeach state Supreme Court Justices who voted redraw Pennsylvania’s congressional district map over the objections of Republicans in the state legislature. The new map is largely seen as a boon to Democrats. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in January that the State’s map had to be […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Pennsylvania Republicans’ Request to Strike Down New Congressional Map

Updated 3/20/18 4:49 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to issue an injunction blocking a congressional map put into effect by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last month largely seen as a boon to democrats. The High Court issued a one sentence response: “The application for stay presented to Justice Alito and by him referred […]

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Democratic Leaders in Congress Demand Extra $300 Million to Guard Against Potential Interference in 2018 Elections

Democratic congressional leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi have demanded an extra $300 million in funding to protect the U.S. from potential Russian meddling in the 2018 midterm elections.  The funding request was made in a letter to Republican leaders, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Congress is currently […]

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Redraws State’s Congressional Map – Largely Seen as Boon for Democrats

Pennsylvania’s State Supreme Court has redrawn the state’s district map ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, observing a self-imposed deadline.  The Court had said that it would redraw the state’s congressional districts if the legislature and the governor could not agree on one themselves. The Court ruled in January that the State’s map had to […]

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Democrats Exuberant Over Special Election Win in Deep-Red-Missouri District

Democrats have managed to pick up a legislative seat in a deep red district in Missouri, in a district easily won by Donald Trump in 2016.  Voters in Jefferson County, a suburb of St. Louis, elected 27-year-old Democrat Mike Revis over his opponent, 59-year-old Republican David Linton. The race was for a seat in the […]

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