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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

What began as a Cold War-like attack by an old adversary would mix old-fashioned political agitation with 21st century social media tools that ultimately roiled the election and shook the America’s political landscape.

House GOP leaders struggle to push immigration bill

As badly as things have gone for immigration legislation in the Senate, it’s not looking any easier in the more conservative House.

Trump meets victims during visit to Florida hospital

President Donald Trump came face-to-face Friday with hospitalized victims from the horrific school shooting in Florida and offered thanks to the doctors and nurses who helped the wounded, declaring “the job they’ve done is incredible.”

Abortion-rights supporters push back against gains by foes

Lawmakers from Missouri, Arizona and Georgia — states that show no sign of softening their multiple restrictions on abortion.

Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

Federal efforts to help states button down elections systems have crawled, hamstrung in part by wariness of federal meddling. Just 14 states and three local election agencies have so far asked for detailed vulnerability assessments offered by the Department of Homeland Security — and only five of the two-week examinations are complete.

Pot-users want judge to declare marijuana safe under US law

The 35-year-old, married father of two is one of five plaintiffs in a lawsuit claiming that the government’s decision to classify marijuana as dangerous is irrational, unconstitutional and motivated by politics, not hard science.

Trump aims for moon, pulls back on space station, telescopes

Under President Donald Trump’s 2019 proposed budget released Monday, U.S. government funding for the space station would end by 2025. The government would set aside $150 million to encourage commercial development and use future savings to aim for the moon.

Trump to replace food stamp cash with food boxes

Trump changes food stamp program with food in a box.

Trump budget again targets regional water cleanup programs

For a second consecutive year, President Donald Trump is trying to drastically reduce or eliminate federal support of cleanups for iconic U.S. waterways

Senate leaders predict a tough time getting immigration deal

The Senate’s two top leaders put on a show of comradery as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to reach a deal that can move through Congress.
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