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Wisconsin governor signals he will sign bills weakening Democrats

Dec 11 2018

Outgoing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday praised a series of last-minute bills passed by his fellow Republicans that will curb the powers of his Democratic successor, the clearest indication yet he intends to sign them into law before leaving office.

Michigan Republicans following Wisconsin's lead in curbing Democrats' power

Dec 06 2018

A day after Wisconsin Republicans approved a package of bills intended to restrict the powers of incoming Democratic leaders, Republican lawmakers in Michigan advanced a similar effort despite an outcry from Democrats.

USA Gymnastics, reeling from abuse claims, files for bankruptcy

Dec 06 2018

USA Gymnastics, the sport's governing body, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, saying that it is staggering under the weight of lawsuits filed by hundreds of women who were sexually abused by former national team doctor Larry Nassar.

Wisconsin Republicans move to undercut incoming Democratic governor

Dec 05 2018

Facing the loss of complete control of state government next month, Wisconsin Republicans passed legislation on Wednesday to weaken the powers of the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general. | Video

Calls of 'shame' as Wisconsin Republicans aim to curb incoming Democrats' power

Dec 04 2018

MILWAUKEE Protesters chanting "Shame!" disrupted a tree-lighting ceremony and a legislative session at the Wisconsin state capitol on Tuesday as Republican lawmakers moved toward a vote on bills to weaken the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general.

Republican state lawmakers scramble to curb incoming Democrats' power

Dec 03 2018

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin and Michigan are scrambling to pass last-minute legislation to limit the powers of incoming Democratic officials before their iron grip on state governments is loosened following last month's elections. | Video

Judge strikes down Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks

Nov 21 2018

A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, ruling that it "unequivocally" violates women's constitutional rights. | Video

U.S. judge strikes down Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks

Nov 21 2018

A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, ruling that it "unequivocally" violates women's constitutional rights. | Video

REFILE-U.S. judge strikes down Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks

Nov 20 2018

Nov 20 A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, ruling that it "unequivocally" violates women's constitutional rights.

Trump's baseless voter fraud allegations could hurt U.S. faith in elections

Nov 14 2018

More than a dozen times in the past seven days, President Donald Trump has alleged, contrary to evidence, that the recount of Florida's elections for governor and the U.S. Senate has been marred by fraud.

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