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We should choose our politicians, rather than them choosing us

We should choose our politicians, rather than them choosing us

The Kansas Supreme Court agreed to let Senate Bill 19 take effect for now, as they prepare to review if the new law is constitutional and adequately and equitably funds state schools. Court observers say Justice Anthony Kennedy is the one to watch. The political party in charge at the time of the census gets to call the shots on where the lines are ultimately drawn.



US State Department presses North Korea to release detained Americans

Among the many questions is: Why did he die so soon in America after 17 months in a coma in North Korea with its limited medical resources? He was medically evacuated in a coma to the USA last week and died Monday . Hyeon Soo Lim, a pastor who lived in the Toronto area for three decades after emigrating from South Korea, has been detained in North Korea since 2015.


Republican Karen Handel Wins Special Election for Georgia's 6th Congressional Election

Republican Karen Handel Wins Special Election for Georgia's 6th Congressional Election

Pamphlets sit outside the campaign office of Jon Ossoff , Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district in Chamblee, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. She contrasted herself with Ossoff, who she repeatedly criticized for not living in the district (Ossoff grew up in the district, but now lives just outside of the district while his fiancee attends medical school).


Republican Karen Handel avoids upset in congressional election in Georgia

Republican Karen Handel avoids upset in congressional election in Georgia

Ossoff and Handel are vying for a seat that's open because "the president selected Tom Price , who held the district, for a cabinet position", Lake said . A progressive organizer in Georgia said the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party's campaign arm in the House, sent at least a dozen staffers to the Georgia race, including Steve Sisneros, a high-ranking DCCC official.



White House spokesman 'just kind of useless'- CNN reporter

Is Sean Spicer's tenure as White House press secretary coming to an end? In the course of reporting, The Atlantic apparently reached out to Bannon, Trump's controversial chief strategist , to ask why some of the press briefings had been moved off-camera.



White House reporters left stunned by off-camera briefings

Some of those moves have angered the White House press corps but delighted Trump's supporters, who view the media as what White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon has dubbed the "opposition party". "I have not sat down and talked with him about that specific thing", Spicer said. His comments were at Spicer's first on-camera session with reporters in eight days.