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Polls to open for primary elections across Virginia Polls to open for primary elections across Virginia
- June 14, 2017

Most of the focus has been on the Democratic candidates seeking to succeed Democratic incumbent Terry McAuliffe, who can not run again because of term limits. Voters are also choosing candidates for lieutenant governor and several state House seats. You can learn more about Vogel here. Bryce Reeves has accused primary rival and fellow state Sen. (more...)
Marches against Islamic law draw opposition
- June 11, 2017

Both said they are not opposed to the religion of Islam. Between 2008 and 2013, the report found, ACT for America was one of 33 anti-Muslim groups that had access to more than $204m in revenue and helped push for legislation targeting Muslims. (more...)
Pruitt: Trump has 'indicated that climate changes'
- June 05, 2017

He said the deal would have cost taxpayers billions of dollars. "The president indicated very clearly, that engagement by this country internationally is going to continue", said Pruitt. It found that the most vulnerable would be older and poorer Americans, including many who sided with Trump. Several of his top aides also opposed the action, including his daughter, Ivanka Trump. (more...)
Yale considering joining group committed to Paris climate accord
- June 04, 2017

Now representing 33 nations and six continents, the Under2 Coalition claims to represent 27.5 trillion USA dollars in gross domestic product, equivalent to 37 percent of the global economy. On climate, Beijing is taking action. Having surpassed Germany in terms of installed solar capacity in 2015, China's ambitious plan for renewable energy investment shows no sign of losing momentum. (more...)
Marchers walk 200 miles protesting for Illinois budget Marchers walk 200 miles protesting for Illinois budget
- June 01, 2017

BUDGET PROTESTERS On Tuesday, protesters expressed frustration about the lack of a budget. "I'm OK with voting for this bill". "He would negotiate, then back away, negotiate, backin' away", said Madigan. Opponents say it's tough on businesses, especially small ones. School superintendents told lawmakers they can no longer function without state money. (more...)
Texas Legislature OKs expanded prohibitions on bestiality
- May 27, 2017

The week-long Senate hiatus will begin on Monday, May 29. All Democrats seem likely to oppose the bill, and Vice President Mike Pence could break a 50-50 tie. Griffin's concerns about the need for a free vote on the final bill also echo those expressed to iPolitics by another Senate source - who said that the campaign commitment nodded to a principle, not an explicit outline of the new executive body that will scrutinize national security activities. (more...)