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Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 06:59 PM PDT

California Braces For Ballot Showdown Over Death Row

California Braces For Ballot Showdown Over Death Row

Death penalty supporters are setting the stage for a November showdown over whether to speed up executions in California or do away with them entirely.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 01:31 PM PDT

Vote on LGBT Rights Fails, Causes Chaos on House Floor

Vote on LGBT Rights Fails, Causes Chaos on House Floor

An amendment to help protect LGBT people from discrimination failed by just one vote Thursday, creating chaos on the House floor, NBC News reported. During the vote, Republicans allowed a few members of their...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 12:54 PM PDT

Expanded Role for Trump Aide Paul Manafort

Expanded Role for Trump Aide Paul Manafort

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s top aide, will be taking on a bigger role in the presumptive nominee’s campaign, NBC News reported. Manafort will become campaign chairman and chief strategist, signaling a...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 01:40 PM PDT

Okla. Senate OKs Bill Criminalizing Performing Abortion

Okla. Senate OKs Bill Criminalizing Performing Abortion

Any doctor who performs an abortion in Oklahoma could be charged with a felony and punished with up to three years in prison under a bill that the Legislature passed Thursday. The measure is the first of...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 07:22 AM PDT

Ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell Apologizes for 'Ugly Women' Comment

Ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell Apologizes for 'Ugly Women' Comment

Ed Rendell has apologized for "incredibly dumb and selfish" comments he made referring to "ugly women in America" while criticizing Donald Trump. The former Pennsylvania governor and Philadelphia mayor felt the...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:35 PM PDT

GOP Senator Bob Bennett Apologized to Muslims for Trump While on Deathbed

GOP Senator Bob Bennett Apologized to Muslims for Trump While on Deathbed

On a hospital bed,just days before he died, former Utah Republican Senator Bob Bennett apologized to Muslims in America for Donald Trump's rhetoric, NBC News reported. "And he was very emotional," Bennett's son...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 12:42 AM PDT

Trump Lobs 'Rape' Allegation at Bill Clinton

Trump Lobs 'Rape' Allegation at Bill Clinton

Donald Trump used the word "rape" in rehashing a controversial claim by an alleged Bill Clinton mistress in the 1990s that was never ultimately corroborated in court, NBC News reported. His comments came in...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 06:42 PM PDT

No 'Fundamental Split' in the Democratic Party: Biden

No 'Fundamental Split' in the Democratic Party: Biden

Vice President Joe Biden said he doesn’t believe there’s a “fundamental split in the Democratic Party,” NBC News reports. Biden said he believes Sanders will back Clinton in the same way Clinton called...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 04:47 AM PDT

Thousands to Flood Philadelphia for DNC Protests

Thousands to Flood Philadelphia for DNC Protests

On the day that thousands of Democratic delegates from every state and territory of America get off planes and check into their hotels in Philadelphia this summer, thousands more will already be rallying...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 12:02 PM PDT

Bernie Sanders Woos Millennials in Silicon Valley With Fiery Speech Against Poverty

Bernie Sanders Woos Millennials in Silicon Valley With Fiery Speech Against Poverty

Bernie mania took over the Santa Clara County fairgrounds on Wednesday, as millennials, baby boomers, soccer moms, veterans, grandmothers and dads with strollers showed up to “Feel the Bern.”

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