Category: Political News

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Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Guilty on 10 Counts – Faces Life in U.S. Prison

After decades on the run and at least two escapes from maximum security Mexican prisons, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as ‘El Chapo’ -- that’s ‘Shorty’ to you gabachos -- has been handed down a likely death blow to any...

/ February 12, 2019
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How the U.S. Government Shutdown is Affecting the Legal Industry

The federal court system is predicting that the current government shutdown -- the longest shutdown in U.S. history -- will severely bog down civil litigation if not fixed by next Friday, extending its original estimate by a week.

/ January 17, 2019
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Pelosi Elected U.S. Speaker of House for 2019-2020

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday was elected as the new Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, as the Democratic Party seized control of the chamber following the November election.

/ January 3, 2019
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Monsanto Banned from European Parliament

Lobbyists working for Monsanto are banned from entering the European parliament after the company refused to attend a hearing into allegations that it interfered with safety studies on glyphosate, the weed-killer in Roundup.

/ October 10, 2017
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Roundup to be Banned in France for Cancer Risk

France will phase out the agricultural use of Monsanto's Roundup (glyphosate) weed-killer by 2022 due to fears that it may cause cancer.

/ September 28, 2017
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Nevada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana in Latest Vice to Attract Tourists

Nevada legalized possession of recreational marijuana on Saturday, nearly eight months after residents voted in favor of legalizing retail cannabis sales.

/ July 3, 2017
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Laptop Explosion on Plane Shows Dangers of Trump Travel Ban

The U.S. banned air travelers from 8 Muslim-majority countries from carrying laptops in carry-on bags in March. Now laptops will go under the plane — but if the battery explodes, flight crews will have no way to put out the...

/ June 14, 2017
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The Frozen Trucker and Medtronic: Gorsuch’s Worst Decisions Since “Fascism Forever”

Judge Neil Gorsuch had confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Here are a few examples of his legal decisions that ruined the lives of ordinary Americans and jeopardized all of our safety.

/ March 24, 2017

House Judiciary Committee Passes H.R. 985: Fairness in Class Action Litigation

In a sneak attack on consumers, the House Judiciary Committee approved the so-called "Class Action Killer" bill without any public hearings or debate.

/ February 20, 2017

Trump Threatens Vaccination Requirements: Is Your Child Protected?

President Trump’s criticism of the current vaccination schedule is against the views of most Americans, who overwhelmingly support vaccine requirements for public school children, according to a new Pew survey. The survey found that 82% of Americans support current requirements...

/ February 20, 2017