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Federal Judge blocks Trump's executive order against sanctuary cities

 04/25/2017 - 17:06
The President of the United States Donald J. Trump speaks during the signing of an executive order to promote agriculture and rural prosperity in the United States today, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, during a meeting with farmers at the White House Roosevelt Hall in Washington. EFE/Olivier Douliery
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Santa Clara County and the city of San Francisco have sued the government for being unconstitutional.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
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The President of the United States Donald J. Trump speaks during the signing of an executive order to promote agriculture and rural prosperity in the United States today, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, during a meeting with farmers at the White House Roosevelt Hall in Washington. EFE/Olivier Douliery

Venezuelan Opposition will not back down

 04/24/2017 - 08:05
Opponents of the government of Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro are participating in a demonstration against the national government on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Caracas, Venezuela. EFE/Cristian Hernández
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With a new schedule of demonstrations, the opposition coalition against Nicolas Maduro’s regime will not rest until the government releases political prisoners, ceases political disqualifications and immediately convene regional elections.

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Opponents of the government of Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro are participating in a demonstration against the national government on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Caracas, Venezuela. EFE/Cristian Hernández

Supreme court blocks Arkansas from flurry of executions

 04/18/2017 - 05:56
Presos en Arkansas con ejecuciones programadas para el mes de Abril. EFE/EPA/ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
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The Supreme Court late Monday blocked the first of at least six executions planned in Arkansas over the next two weeks after a dizzying day of state and federal court disputes about lethal injection drugs, mental health claims and the right to legal representation.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:45am
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The governor had initially intended to execute as many as eight prisoners in 11 days.  EFE/EPA/ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Aun en la cuerda floja, Williams sabe moverse

 04/11/2017 - 18:50
Seth Williams has appointed a new chief of detectives. 
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Con el reciente nombramiento de Michael Cram como nuevo inspector de personal en la Fiscalía, Seth William levanta un manto de dudas.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Seth Williams nombró al experimentado policía Michael Cram como nuevo inspector de personal de la Fiscalía Distrital. Foto: Archivo. 

Seth Williams makes a bold move

 04/11/2017 - 16:10
Seth Williams has appointed a new chief of detectives. 

[OP-ED]:Taxes -- the great uniter?

 04/11/2017 - 13:05
Around four in five Americans ... see taxpaying as a moral responsibility and tax evasion as morally wrong
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 As Tax Day -- April 18 this year -- approaches, we are confronted once again with the apparently enduring reality that Americans hate to pay taxes. 

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Around four in five Americans ... see taxpaying as a moral responsibility and tax evasion as morally wrong

Gorsuch sworn in as new Supreme Court justice

 04/11/2017 - 03:14
 Following a bitter confirmation fight, Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as America’s 113th Supreme Court Justice
 
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Gorsuch on Monday was sworn in as the country"s latest Supreme Court justice after being nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Senate, thus filling the high court seat that had been vacant for more than a year.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 3:15am
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 Following a bitter confirmation fight, Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as America’s 113th Supreme Court Justice

 

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Republican House Rules: How the GOP Confirmed Gorsuch

 04/07/2017 - 14:31
Judge Gorsuch has been confirmed to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Scalia, a move that was the result of bulldozing politics by the senate GOP. Photo courtesy: Creative Commons Wikimedia.
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GOP Senate forces a win in Supreme Court nomination.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Judge Gorsuch has been confirmed to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Scalia, a move that was the result of bulldozing politics by the senate GOP. Photo courtesy: Creative Commons Wikimedia.

[OP-ED]: America’s parliamentary disaster

 04/07/2017 - 12:29
For decades, the United States governed itself by a system that favored centrist consensus -- not always wise, to be sure -- whereas our invisible parliamentary system does just the opposite. It empowers the fringes and weakens the center. True, most of our major social and political conflicts have independent origins. But parliamentary politics is making them worse.
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America’s Congress is quietly becoming a European-style parliament -- and the transformation isn’t for the good. Congress is fanning, not defusing, conflict. 

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:00pm
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For decades, the United States governed itself by a system that favored centrist consensus -- not always wise, to be sure -- whereas our invisible parliamentary system does just the opposite. It empowers the fringes and weakens the center. True, most of our major social and political conflicts have independent origins. But parliamentary politics is making them worse.

The quest for wage equality in Philly takes a hit

 04/06/2017 - 17:46
The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is holding on to its promise and suing the city for the wage equality law.

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