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Immigrants

Businesses Close As Immigrants Stay Home To Protest Trump

Dozens of restaurants, bars, and other businesses in cities around the U.S. shut their doors on Thursday to show support for “A Day Without Immigrants,” a walkout aimed at protesting President Trump’s policies. The nature of the action made it difficult to ascertain how many immigrants were participating, although there were rallies scheduled later on Thursday in Chicago, Houston, and Raleigh, North Carolina.

February 16, 2017
Chris Christie, Bridgegate

Judge To Weigh Citizen’s ‘Bridgegate’ Complaint Against Chris Christie

Brennan has accused Christie of knowing about a scheme to shut down access lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 to punish a local mayor for failing to endorse his reelection campaign.

January 11, 2017
Jill Stein, Green Party, Recount

After Court Blocks Request, Green Party Recount Bid Comes To A Close

In response to Judge Diamond’s ruling, Stein said in a statement that Pennsylvanians’ right to have their votes counted had been “stripped from right under them.”

December 13, 2016
recount

U.S. Judge Rejects Bid For Pennsylvania Election Recount

A U.S. judge in Pennsylvania on Monday rejected Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request for a recount of the state’s ballots in last month’s presidential election and an examination of voting machines for evidence of hacking.

December 12, 2016
Trump's business conflicts

Trump’s Business Empire Poses Unprecedented Potential Conflicts Of Interest

Trump’s dealings with foreign governments are thus largely unknown. He will likely face scrutiny of policy decisions that affect countries where he is known to have business interests.

November 10, 2016
gun control measures

Gun Control Measures Expected To Win In Four States

Gun control-related ballot measures in four states are expected to pass on Tuesday, opinion polls show, after gun safety advocates poured a massive amount of money into backing the initiatives.

November 8, 2016
Chris Christie Bridgegate

Former Christie Allies Convicted In N.J. ‘Bridgegate’ Trial

Wildstein also implicated Gov. Chris Christie, saying he and Baroni discussed the lane closures with the governor while they were ongoing.

November 4, 2016
Guns are seen inside a display case at the Cabela's store in Fort Worth, Texas, June 26, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Gun Control Groups Spend Millions On State Ballot Initiatives

Gun safety advocates are pouring tens of millions of dollars into Maine and Nevada to support ballot initiatives that would mandate background checks for gun sales in an effort to clinch state-level victories after years of failed drives in Congress.

November 2, 2016
Chris Christie hits historic low approval rating in new poll

Judge Rules ‘Bridgegate’ Complaint Against Christie Can Proceed

The ruling ratchets up the political pressure on Christie, an avid Trump supporter, who now heads his White House transition team.

October 13, 2016
bridgegate

‘Bridgegate’ Witness Says Governor Christie Backed Lane Closures

A key prosecution witness testified Tuesday stating New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was aware of and supported a plan to close lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013. This testimony marks the first time federal prosecutors have presented specific evidence in the case, claiming this was an act of political payback.

September 27, 2016
gun rights

In Pennsylvania Senate Race, Unfamiliar Battle Lines On Gun Rights

As he seeks re-election to his U.S. Senate seat this November, Pennsylvania’s Pat Toomey can make an unusual claim. He is the sole Republican nationwide running with the endorsement of top U.S. gun control advocates Gabby Giffords and Michael Bloomberg.

September 16, 2016

Chris Christie ‘Flat Out Lied’ About ‘Bridgegate’ Scandal

A former aide to Chris Christie said in a text message that the New Jersey governor “flat out lied” when he said senior staff members were not involved in the “Bridgegate” scandal in 2013, according to a court filing on Wednesday.

August 10, 2016
Flag burning protected under First Amendment

U.S. Appeals Court Weighs Revealing ‘Bridgegate’ Co-Conspirators

The three-judge panel at the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia did not immediately rule, and a rapid-fire volley of skeptical questions aimed at lawyers for both sides made it difficult to predict how the court was leaning.

June 7, 2016
The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Appeals Court Delays Release Of NJ’s ‘Bridgegate’ Co-Conspirators List

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a last-minute emergency request from one of the people on the list, less than two hours before U.S. prosecutors were set to file the names in federal court in New Jersey.

May 17, 2016