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Senate Votes to Limit War Powers in Yemen, Angered by Saudi Killing of Journalist - The New York Times

Senate Votes to Limit War Powers in Yemen, Angered by Saudi Killing of Journalist - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
The Senate voted to withdraw American military support to Saudi Arabia after the kingdom’s crown prince was accused of ordering the murder of a dissident journalist.
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We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again

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Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret - The New York Times

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is.
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Congress looks to usurp Trump’s foreign policy powers

Congress looks to usurp Trump’s foreign policy powers | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Senators are furious after the Khashoggi killing and are eager to challenge the president.
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George H.W. Bush Funeral: A Son Eulogizes His Father - The New York Times

George H.W. Bush Funeral: A Son Eulogizes His Father - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
The United States’ five living presidents and about a dozen current and former heads of state are at the National Cathedral for a state funeral.
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Trump Wanted to Order Justice Dept. to Prosecute Comey and Clinton - The New York Times

Trump Wanted to Order Justice Dept. to Prosecute Comey and Clinton - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
The encounter was one of the most blatant examples yet of how President Trump views the typically independent Justice Department as a tool to be wielded against his political enemies.
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A Week After the Election, Democratic Gains Grow Stronger - The New York Times

A Week After the Election, Democratic Gains Grow Stronger - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
What seemed like a mixed result for Republicans has turned more grim as Democrats continue to pick up seats in the House and statewide gains come into focus.
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Exit Polls: How Voting Blocs Have Shifted From the ’80s to Now - The New York Times

Exit Polls: How Voting Blocs Have Shifted From the ’80s to Now - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Voters across most racial, gender, income and age groups supported Democrats at a higher rate than in 2016, with the largest gains among women and young people.
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On Instagram, 11,696 Examples of How Hate Thrives on Social Media - The New York Times

On Instagram, 11,696 Examples of How Hate Thrives on Social Media - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Despite efforts against hateful and false content, those posts and videos are thriving. One Instagram search produced nearly 12,000 posts with the hashtag “#jewsdid911.”
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‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration - The New York Times

‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
The Trump administration is considering a legal definition of gender as immutable and fixed at birth, the most drastic in a series of moves against transgender people.
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Opinion | The Rich White Civil War - The New York Times

Opinion | The Rich White Civil War - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
A smarter look at America’s divide.
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Democrats in New Jersey Have a Firm Grip on Power. They Want Even More. - The New York Times

Democrats in New Jersey Have a Firm Grip on Power. They Want Even More. - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Democrats want to make Republicans a permanent minority in the state by essentially writing gerrymandering into the State Constitution.
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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Planned Parenthood Cases, and 3 Court Conservatives Aren’t Happy - The New York Times

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Planned Parenthood Cases, and 3 Court Conservatives Aren’t Happy - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Three conservatives said the court was wrong to duck cases with “some tenuous connection to a politically fraught issue.”
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Trump Rule Would Limit E.P.A.’s Control Over Water Pollution - The New York Times

Trump Rule Would Limit E.P.A.’s Control Over Water Pollution - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
The Trump administration’s proposal would significantly weaken a major Obama-era regulation on clean water, according to a talking points memo.
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Wisconsin Republicans Approve Bills Stripping Power From Incoming Democratic Governor - The New York Times

Wisconsin Republicans Approve Bills Stripping Power From Incoming Democratic Governor - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
The legislation, which Democrats vehemently opposed and protesters chanted their anger over, passed through the Republican-held State Legislature on Wednesday.
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The Suburbs Are Changing. But Not in All the Ways Liberals Hope. - The New York Times

The Suburbs Are Changing. But Not in All the Ways Liberals Hope. - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Though Democrats dominated the suburbs in the midterms, some of those gains may be fragile.
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Opinion | Operation Infektion: A three-part video series on Russian disinformation - The New York Times

Opinion | Operation Infektion: A three-part video series on Russian disinformation - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Russian Disinformation: From Cold War to Kanye
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One state fixed its gerrymandered districts, the other didn’t.

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Democrats Capture Control of House; G.O.P. Holds Senate - The New York Times

Democrats Capture Control of House; G.O.P. Holds Senate - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
Republicans were on track to add to their Senate majority, defeating Democratic senators and holding onto Texas by beating back Representative Beto O’Rourke
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Who Should Recount Elections: People … Or Machines?

Who Should Recount Elections: People … Or Machines? | American Government Today | Scoop.it
You thought Tuesday would be the end of this midterm cycle? Oh, sweet summer child. Hundreds of close election results will likely still be contested after Elec…
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Trump Wants to Use Executive Order to End Birthright Citizenship - The New York Times

Trump Wants to Use Executive Order to End Birthright Citizenship - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
President Trump wrongly said that the United States was the “only country in the world” where a baby born there automatically has citizenship. In fact, dozens of countries grant it.
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Showdown in Georgia Governor’s Race Reflects a Larger Fight Over Voting Rights - The New York Times

Showdown in Georgia Governor’s Race Reflects a Larger Fight Over Voting Rights - The New York Times | American Government Today | Scoop.it
The uproar over voting seems almost an inevitable development in the race, which pits two candidates on opposite sides of the nation’s voting wars.
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