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Politics pervades effort to adjust Louisiana courts based on population, workload • Louisiana Illuminator

Politics pervades effort to adjust Louisiana courts based on population, workload • Louisiana Illuminator

[ad_1] A study into the workload of state courts is at an impasse because some judges fear the potential political consequences. A task force plans to use the study to determine whether the number of judges assigned to each Louisiana district court aligns with their population, but lawmakers first need to extend its lifespan.  The …

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How Men and Women Are Dividing on Politics

How Men and Women Are Dividing on Politics

[ad_1] The gender divide in American politics is widening, according to an exclusive poll for Newsweek that found men are increasingly embracing a more conservative ideology while women are leaning towards a liberal one. The poll, conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies on behalf of Newsweek between March 23 and 24, showed that a majority …

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How Political Campaigns Use Your Data to Target You

How Political Campaigns Use Your Data to Target You

[ad_1] Data about potential voters—who they are, where they are, and how to reach them—is an extremely valuable commodity during an election year. And while the right to a secret ballot is a cornerstone of the democratic process, your personal information is gathered, used, and sold along the way. It’s not possible to fully shield …

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Deepening US divide over Israel tests the limits of free speech

Deepening US divide over Israel tests the limits of free speech

[ad_1] CNN  —  Pro-Palestinian protesters are resorting to ever-louder and intrusive tactics – like shutting down the Golden Gate Bridge during Monday’s morning commute and blocking access to Chicago’s O’Hare airport – as they try to shake US support for Israel and draw attention to the humanitarian disaster in Gaza. The disruptions are raising questions …

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SC senators blame Treasurer Loftis for mystery $1.8B | Palmetto Politics

[ad_1] Eckstrom resigned in the wake of last year’s $3.5 billion accounting snafu, which Kip also uncovered. The report additionally alleges auditors initially concluded that while the state is in a good financial position, the general fund balance may have been allowed to go negative at the end of the last fiscal year, which would …

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Bob Graham, former Florida governor and U.S. senator, dies at 87

[ad_1] Bob Graham, the former Florida governor and U.S. senator who ushered in the state’s era of school-competency testing, crafted the foundation for its modern environmental policies and grappled with the mass influx of Cubans fleeing across the straits of Florida in the early 1980s, died Tuesday night, according to his family. He was 87. …

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Bob Graham, former Florida governor, U.S. senator, dies at 87

Bob Graham, former Florida governor, U.S. senator, dies at 87

[ad_1] Bob Graham, perhaps the most peculiar and popular politician of modern Florida history, died Tuesday. The Democratic two-term governor (1979-87) and three-term U.S. senator (1987-2005) was 87. He passed away at 8:30 p.m. of old age with his wife, Adele, and family by his side in a retirement community in Gainesville. “We’re very attached and …

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Swastika to Jewish lawmaker’s child could lead to new CA law

Swastika to Jewish lawmaker’s child could lead to new CA law

[ad_1] In summary Democratic Assemblymember Josh Lowenthal wants to give school administrators the authority to suspend students for cyberbullying after his daughter was sent a swastika in social media. Will the bill run afoul of recent reforms to make schools less punitive? Lea esta historia en Español In response to his daughter receiving a swastika …

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Opinion | Religious Republicans’ power grows as religion shrinks

Opinion | Religious Republicans’ power grows as religion shrinks

[ad_1] Former president Donald Trump’s struggle to find a position on abortion that appeases religious activists in his party without offending more moderate and secular voters is perhaps the clearest example of one of the most important tensions in American politics today: Religion is declining in America overall but in some ways becoming an even …

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Biden uses new speech to argue Trump’s tax plans are a political liability

Biden uses new speech to argue Trump’s tax plans are a political liability

[ad_1] Donald Trump’s tax plans have already proven to be a hit with billionaires. Joe Biden is hoping that those same plans will be politically toxic in the states that will decide the election this fall. That calculation was a central theme of a campaign speech Biden delivered Tuesday in the key swing state of …

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