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House of Representatives votes to continue paying America’s bills past midterm elections

With the mem­o­ry of last autum­n’s dis­as­trous man­u­fac­tured fis­cal cri­sis and com­plete­ly unnec­es­sary fed­er­al gov­ern­ment shut­down still fresh in their minds, the lead­er­ship of the U.S. House Repub­li­can Cau­cus today allowed a bill to come to the floor to autho­rize the U.S. Depart­ment of the Trea­sury to pay the nation’s bills for anoth­er year, through […]

Posted inCivil Liberties, Policy Topics

Governor Inslee halts death penalty: “During my term, we will not be executing people”

Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee this morn­ing imposed a mora­to­ri­um on cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment while he is Wash­ing­ton State’s chief exec­u­tive, declar­ing at a news con­fer­ence in Olympia that after much reflec­tion and dis­cus­sion with vic­tims’ fam­i­lies, police, and pros­e­cu­tors, he had come to the con­clu­sion that equal jus­tice was­n’t being served. “If a death penal­ty case comes […]