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  • Redistricting reform is in spotlight – and in bills

    Redistricting reform is in spotlight – and in bills
    Some state lawmakers are hopeful the stars are aligned for Maryland to change the way it draws its political districts — a process that has resulted in some of the most convoluted maps in America. Their hopes were bolstered recently when...
  • Wisconsin considers right-to-work bill, renewing war with unions

    CHICAGO The prospect of a renewed fight between Republicans and organized labor in Wisconsin have increased with an announcement that senators will vote next week on making Wisconsin a so-called right-to-work state. Republican Gov. Scott Walker, a...
  • US Democrat delegation meets with Cuban vice president

    The minority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and a delegation of fellow Democrats met with Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the man currently expected to take power after President Raul Castro leaves office in 2018. Cuban state media...
  • Panel passes parental consent requirement for minor tanning

    An industry representative said Thursday that a proposal to require minors to get parental consent to use tanning salons isn't necessary because it's largely already standard practice in the state. The House Health and Human Services Committee voted 8-...
  • Can a Southern military hawk who likes Democrats win GOP nomination?

    WASHINGTON Is America ready for Lindsey Graham? Months after announcing that he will test the waters for a 2016 presidential run, Sen. Graham, R-S.C., is finally wading into Iowa and New Hampshire to gauge the viability of a campaign and interest among...
  • Senator: W.Va. oil train derailment shows pipeline need

    The derailment and explosion this week of a train carrying crude oil through West Virginia shows the need for President Barack Obama to approve the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch said Thursday. Hatch, Utah's senior...
  • Aided by 85-year-old widow, pot fight heats up in Texas

    WASHINGTON After her husband, Bob, died recently, 85-year-old Ann Lee of Houston is eager to get back to work, which means promoting the legalization of marijuana. Lee, executive director of a group called Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition,...
  • Wyoming House rejects Medicaid expansion amendment

    The Wyoming House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a proposal to expand the federal Medicaid program. Sponsor Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, R-Cheyenne, floated the proposed budget amendment to commit Wyoming to a two-year expansion of Medicaid. Zwonitzer...
  • Obama set the immigration trap, and the GOP walked in

    On Monday, a federal judge in Texas blocked President Obama's latest executive actions on immigration. This is a short-term win for Republicans, who rightly believe the president lacked the authority to act unilaterally. But it does nothing to change...
  • Blunt at center of spat over Homeland Security funding, immigration

    WASHINGTON The day before President Barack Obama announced in November that he'd grant temporary legal status to millions of immigrants who live in the United States without documentation, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt took to the Senate floor to slam the...
  • 'Top Chef's' Tom Colicchio joining MSNBC as first food correspondent

    'Top Chef's' Tom Colicchio joining MSNBC as first food correspondent
    Thanks to the reality TV series "Top Chef," Tom Colicchio is one of the country's most recognizable chefs and restaurateurs. He's used his notoriety to bring attention to hunger in America, labeling genetically modified food and expanding free school...