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Wisconsin to Enforce Voter ID Law in November

Wisconsin to Enforce Voter ID Law in November

CHICAGO (AP) — In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law on Friday — just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the hotly debated law in time for the November election. In a brief order, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court [...]
Boosting Voter Engagement is Goal for Faith Leaders  Clergy, faith leaders and advocates with PICO National Network have announced a national campaign to engage and turn out 400,000 new or low-propensity voters in the November elections and beyond – so that ignored voices and ones that have been locked out of the voting process can be heard. The effort, “Let My People [...]
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On Tap for Congress: Avoiding a ShutdownWASHINGTON (AP) — Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress has started an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet. Lawmakers will find time, too, for votes conveying political messages primed for fall campaigning. Republicans who run the House may have [...]
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Farmworker Challenges GOP’s No. 2 Leader in the HouseWASHINGTON (AP) — Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House’s No. 2 Republican: “While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America’s food?” It’s a provocative query and the foundation of Garcia’s long-shot challenge to McCarthy, a four-term incumbent who rose to power after another GOP leader [...]
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Number of New Voters Doubles in Chicago Outreach Effort  So what’s motivating people to register to vote in Chicago these days and to do so in such large numbers that a community group has doubled its amount of people ready to cast ballots? Well, try raising the minimum wage in the state to $10 per hour and improving the city’s public education. A [...]
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Fla. Draws New Congressional Districts – Questions RemainTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature on Monday swiftly approved new maps that will alter several of the state’s congressional districts after a judge ruled the current districts were illegally drawn to benefit the GOP.  The changes would reshape the boundaries of seven of the state’s 27 congressional districts, but it’s not certain [...]
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U.S. Companies Should Pay All Taxes in U.S., Obama SaysWASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama administration is looking for steps it could take on its own to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, officials said Tuesday. A smaller federal tax base would lower the dollars Congress can approve to support services and programs, such [...]
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Voters of Color are in Demand in 2014BOSTON (AP) — With control of the House and Senate up for grabs, Democrats are looking to minority voters — especially Black voters who heavily supported President Barack Obama — to turn out and help them forestall a Republican takeover of Congress this November. Democrats are pushing hard and early to encourage Black and Hispanic [...]
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House Neglects Poor Families in Child Tax Credit BillWASHINGTON (AP) — More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are [...]
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Chicago Coalition Registers Voters, Boosts Democracy  A dozen grassroots groups in Chicago have given civic participation added energy by registering more than 11,100 voters in just one month, the organizations announced on Friday. The registration effort is part of a nonpartisan engagement program that seeks to bring more voices into the democratic process, Grassroots Collaborative, the umbrella group, said in [...]
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