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Supreme Court declines to take up Georgia death penalty case

Supreme Court declines to take up Georgia death penalty case

The Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up the case of Georgia death row inmate Keith Tharpe, who claims a juror voted to put him to death because of his race. At issue is an affidavit from an interview conducted seven years after Tharpe’s sentencing. Juror Barney Gattie used a racial slur in reference…MORE

Trump keeps publicly shaming companies. Does it work?

Trump keeps publicly shaming companies. Does it work?

Presidents don’t usually call out local union reps by name. They don’t usually complain publicly about American CEOs. But this is not politics as usual. This is the Trump administration. A very public dressing-down of GM’s CEO, Mary Barra, and a union official by the commander in chief somehow feels very normal. Trump promised in…MORE

Trump again attempts to pressure GM on Ohio plant closure

Trump again attempts to pressure GM on Ohio plant closure

President Donald Trump is once again trying to pressure a US company to “bring jobs home,” expressing displeasure with GM Monday after it closed its Lordstown, Ohio, plant due to shifting customer demand. “General Motors and the UAW are going to start ‘talks’ in September/October. Why wait, start them now! I want jobs to stay…MORE

Supreme Court agrees to take up DC sniper case

Supreme Court agrees to take up DC sniper case

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a case concerning Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted for his role in the sniper shooting spree that took place in the Washington, DC, area in 2002. Malvo is currently serving life without parole. A lower court ruled that he must be re-sentenced because he was…MORE

Supreme Court will take up immigration-related case next term

Supreme Court will take up immigration-related case next term

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear a case next term concerning Kansas’ prosecution of three undocumented immigrants for using stolen Social Security numbers in an effort to gain employment. Those convictions were overturned when the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that the federal immigration law at issue preempts a state from prosecuting undocumented immigrants,…MORE

Kellyanne Conway’s husband is trying to tell the public Trump is mentally ill. She doesn’t agree

Kellyanne Conway’s husband is trying to tell the public Trump is mentally ill. She doesn’t agree

Her husband believes President Donald Trump’s mental condition is deteriorating. Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s top White House counselor, disagrees. “No, I don’t share those concerns,” she told reporters on Monday when questioned about her husband George Conway’s weekend tweets calling into doubt Trump’s mental state. It wasn’t the first time the pair have split over Trump;…MORE

Steve King shares meme touting red states in potential modern-day civil war

Steve King shares meme touting red states in potential modern-day civil war

Rep. Steve King, whose history of making racist remarks has recently come under scrutiny, shared a Facebook post over the weekend that boasts red states would “win” a fight against blue states — and that they have “8 trillion bullets.” “Wonder who would win…” the Iowa Republican wrote in a post Saturday, adding an emoji…MORE

Wall Street Journal: Transportation Department inspector general investigating FAA’s approval of Boeing 737 Max

Wall Street Journal: Transportation Department inspector general investigating FAA’s approval of Boeing 737 Max

The Transportation Department’s Inspector General has opened an investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of Boeing’s 737 Max planes, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The Journal’s report of the inspector general’s probe comes after the 737 Max planes were grounded for an indefinite period globally last week in the wake of two deadly…MORE

Tlaib says political figures ‘need to be very careful’ about their comments after students confront Chelsea Clinton over Omar response

Tlaib says political figures ‘need to be very careful’ about their comments after students confront Chelsea Clinton over Omar response

Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan expressed concern Sunday about how political figures have criticized fellow freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota after college students clashed with Chelsea Clinton over her comments accusing Omar of using anti-Semitic language. During a vigil Friday for the 50 people killed in a shooting at two New Zealand mosques,…MORE

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