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Daily Digest: GOP chair wants part of the fundraising 18.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Some Minnesota political news items to start your Thursday.
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From taxes to the swamp: Trump's promises, kept and incomplete, 1 year in 18.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In 2016, Donald Trump offered a list of things he wanted to accomplish as president. As his first anniversary in office approaches, here is what he can check off and what is incomplete.
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The Finance 202: Trump is eager to claim credit for Apple moves. But it's a bit more complicated. 18.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The president seized on the news as validation of the Republican tax package.
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The Daily 202: ‘Truth decay’ infected politics before Trump and feeds the paralysis that makes a shutdown possible 18.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The president announces 11 ‘Fake News Awards,’ as a new Rand Corporation study explores the growing disagreement about basic facts.
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The Health 202: Abortion foes showcase newfound momentum before March for Life 18.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
But has President Trump really come through for them?
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They argued that prostitution is a constitutional right. Nice try, said federal court. 18.1.2018 Washington Post
They argued that prostitution is a constitutional right. Nice try, said federal court.
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Is it too much to ask Congress to govern without extortionate brinkmanship? 18.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A federal district court judge last week ordered the Trump administration to continue the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while the courts consider a legal challenge to the president’s decision to bring it to a close on March 5. Hoping to short-circuit the appeals process,...

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Judges skeptical about Fort Collins’ ban on topless women 18.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
A three-judge panel had shown skepticism about the difference between male and female breasts while listening to an appeals court hearing about women's rights to go topless in Fort Collins.
Questions and answers about executive privilege 18.1.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presidents since George Washington have resisted congressional requests for documents and the testimony of administration officials by asserting a power known as executive privilege. Executive privilege is the president's power to keep information from the courts, Congress and the public to protect the confidentiality of presidential decision-making....
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Supreme Court critical of lawyer’s decision to concede guilt of client who claimed innocence 18.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The justices seemed wary of writing a broad opinion.
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Trump will address Friday's March for Life via satellite. Here's what abortion opponents want. 18.1.2018 Washington Post
Trump will address Friday's March for Life via satellite. Here's what abortion opponents want.
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The price prescription: taxation and policy on tobacco 18.1.2018 Hindu: Opinion
Post-GST, we need a more targeted taxation and retail policy on tobacco products
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Haj subsidy 18.1.2018 Hindu: Opinion
The government’s move to phase out subsidies for the annual Haj pilgrimage is a step in the right direction. However, it is unfair on the part of the government to dub it as the end of ‘minority appea...
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A supreme spat 17.1.2018 Hindu: Home
The focus should be on what the four judges said, rather than how they said it
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Mark Zuckerberg wants you to call your congressperson in support of DACA 17.1.2018 TechCrunch
 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants you to call your congressperson to act on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Since 2012, 800,000 undocumented immigrants have received DACA status. “Every day that Congress doesn’t act more DACA recipients are losing their status,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post this morning. If President Donald Trump has his way, DACA… Read ...
Talking over a law: the need for public conversation on the judiciary 17.1.2018 Hindu: Opinion
There should be a frank public conversation on the judiciary — an internal patch-up is not enough
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MN Supreme Court: OK to demand suspect’s fingerprint to unlock phone 17.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Providing a fingerprint to unlock a criminal suspect's phone "elicited only physical evidence ... and did not reveal the contents of his mind," the Minnesota Supreme Court said Wednesday.
Essential California: A house of horrors in Perris 17.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Jan. 17, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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When Riverside County sheriff’s deputies entered the Perris house where a married couple was said to be holding their 13 children captive,...

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'In my heart it is home': UC-Berkeley student detained by Border Control 17.1.2018 Washington Post
'In my heart it is home': UC-Berkeley student detained by Border Control
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Trump's right — churches should be eligible for disaster aid 17.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

After three churches in Texas were damaged last year during Hurricane Harvey, they discovered they were ineligible for federal disaster aid under a policy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Last week, the Trump administration came to their rescue — by abolishing a rule that prohibited...

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