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4 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Florida Senate Passes Bill Requiring 24-Hour Wait For Abortions

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 24 (Reuters) - The Florida Senate approved a bill on Friday mandating a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, with all Republicans voting in favor and all Democrats opposed. The bill is now headed to Republican Governor Rick Scott, who is expected to sign it into law. Senator Anitere Flores, a Miami Republican ...

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10 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Four Years Later, Texas Is Still Defending Its Voter ID Law

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that could have national implications for states that require voters to present government-issued forms of photo identification at the polls. The issue at hand -- Texas' contentious photo ID law -- is expected to ultimately make its way to the Supreme Court. But first a ...

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12 HOURS AGO - New Statesman

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No vote, no voice: EU migrants and the general election

The chance has passed to register to vote. Some people will be gutted to have missed it. Some will not have bothered. Some might choose Russell Brand’s decision not to vote to raise their voice. And some people who are bothered will be left with no choice - and no voice. Migrants not welcome. Photo:Getty “None of us likes to ...

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APR 23, 2015 - Think Progress

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Why It Took Republicans So Long To Replace Eric Holder

Many Senate Republicans weren't simply asking the president to name someone who opposes one of his most important initiatives, they were asking him to name an attorney general who may be to the right of the guy that gutted the Voting Rights Act. The post Why It Took Republicans So Long To Replace Eric Holder appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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APR 23, 2015 - Think Progress

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It Took 166 Days To Confirm The Most Apolitical Attorney General Obama Reasonably Could Have Picked

Many Senate Republicans weren't simply asking the president to name someone who opposes one of his most important initiatives, they were asking him to name an attorney general who may be to the right of the guy that gutted the Voting Rights Act. The post It Took 166 Days To Confirm The Most Apolitical Attorney General Obama Reasonably Could Have ...

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