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Trump Wants Prison Reform. Can Sen. McConnell Deliver Votes?

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is supporting the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation, but it remains to be seen whether the proposal can pass Congress. Trump said earlier this month that the bill "will m...
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Senate Panel Advances Kavanaugh to Full Senate

WASHINGTON — After a flurry of last-minute negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court after agreeing to a late call from Republican Sen. Jeff Flake ...
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Justice Kennedy’s Exit Triggers Epic Supreme Court Clash

WASHINGTON — Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement is setting off a momentous confirmation battle for President Donald Trump's next Supreme Court nominee that is certain to consume the Senate, inflame partisan tensions and shape the outcome of the midterm elect...
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McConnell Eyes Farm Bill as Path To Legal Hemp

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants something to replace the faltering cash crop of tobacco in his home state of Kentucky. It's clear that he has found it: hemp. Sen. McConnell wants...

Trump Has Jimmy Carter Look: One-termer

Carter came to White House as outsider whose party controlled Congress By Kevin R. Kosar InsideSources.com Not long ago, an outsider came to Washington to be president of the United States. He ran as an ...