Louisianas Democratic governor an ally at influential rightwing conference

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Alec, the organization that links corporate lobbyists with state lawmakers to draft laws, holds its annual meeting in New Orleans Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the deep south, might seem like an awkward fit for the 45th annual meeting of the damage to so called critical infrastructure, which in Louisiana […]

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Sanders uses Bible to defend Trump’s separation of children from families at border

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Press secretary rejects criticism of Jeff Sessions citing Romans 13 to justify policy and says it is very biblical to enforce the law Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, invoked the Bible to defend the Trump administrations immigration policy of separating mothers from their children. She was speaking at Thursdays White House briefing, in […]

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Separation at the border: children wait in cages at south Texas warehouse

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US Border Patrol allows reporters to visit but does not allow pictures or interviews at holding facility housing children as young as four Inside an old warehouse in south Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about […]

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Trump calls for death penalties for drug dealers as focus of opioids plan

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Trumps policy rollout focuses on punishment for dealers and traffickers but doesnt propose new legislation to combat the crisis Donald Trump called on Monday for some drug dealers to receive the death penalty in a new opioids policy rollout in New Hampshire, a state hard hit by the national a November 2017 report by the […]

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White House indicates it could find funds to train and arm 1 million teachers

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President expands on idea to arm some teachers in schools and says gun-adept teachers/coaches would solve the problem instantly The White House indicated on Thursday that the federal government could come up with the money to fund as many as a million teachers being trained and armed with guns across America in a controversial attempt […]

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Trump’s solution to school shootings: arm teachers with guns

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It is the gun, its the person behind the gun and its about helping people before they ever reach that point, said a mother whose son died at Sandy Hook elementary Donald Trump has said he will consider a proposal to arm school teachers in an attempt to prevent mass shootings, a move certain to […]

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Trump mounts extraordinary defence of his ‘mental stability’

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President boasts of being a very stable genius and calls Michael Wolff a fraud but author says his explosive book will finally end this presidency In an extraordinary public defence of his own mental stability, Donald Trump issued a volley of tweets that seemed guaranteed to add fuel to a raging political fire. Suggestions in […]

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‘We’re under attack’: young conservatives gather to reject political correctness

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This week 3,000 college students met near Trumps Mar-a-Lago resort for a summit on free speech, the culture wars, and the dangers posed by the left Its an American tradition that any large gathering of students usually ends up in a party. Such a convocation in Florida this week, barely a stones throw from Donald […]

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Why the UN is investigating extreme poverty in America, the world’s richest nation

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At the heart of Philip Alstons special mission will be one question: can Americans enjoy fundamental human rights if theyre unable to meet basic living standards? The United Nations monitor on extreme poverty and human rights has embarked on a coast-to-coast tour of the US to hold the worlds richest nation and its president to […]

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