Assault weapons ban picks up steam in Congress

by Fox2 Detroit
August 14, 2019
An assault weapons ban is picking up steam in the House and on the 2020 campaign trail as Democrats search for a way to respond to two recent mass shootings while putting greater political pressure on recalcitrant Republican leaders. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the frontrunner in the Democratic race, this week vowed to reinstate […]

New York Senate is hashing out bill to legalize weed

by Fox2 Detroit
June 17, 2019
New York lawmakers on Sunday appeared to be fired up for a pot party — with a new bill to legalize marijuana set to be introduced in the state Senate. The legislation will be similar to a proposal floated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, sources said. Details weren’t available, but the timing of […]

Sex Work Would Be Broadly Legal in New York Under New Bill Introduced Monday

by Fox2 Detroit
June 11, 2019
Sex work would be broadly legalized in New York state under a first-of-its-kind bill introduced by state legislators on Monday. A group of lawmakers first called for legislation in February, but on Monday they finally came forward with a 13-page bill that would bring dramatic changes to the sex trade in the state. The bill, […]

Kavanaugh sides with liberal justices against Apple, deals blow to tech giant in App Store challenge

by Fox2 Detroit
May 13, 2019
Kavanaugh sides with liberal justices against Apple, deals blow to tech giant in App Store challenge
Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the liberal wing of the Supreme Court on Monday, penning an opinion against Apple that ruled the tech company can be sued over high prices in their App Store. The case, Apple v. Pepper, was... Read More

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GOP lawmakers take issue with governor’s ban on flavored vaping products

GOP lawmakers take issue with governor’s ban on flavored vaping products

by Fox2 Detroit
September 5, 2019
LANSING (FOX 2) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s first in the nation ban on flavored vaping products is getting some blow back at the state Capitol where some Republicans are not… READ MORE
Florida Democrats call for special session on gun reform

Florida Democrats call for special session on gun reform

by SAMANTHA J. GROSS, Miami Herald
August 22, 2019
After two more mass shootings claiming 31 lives renewed a national call to curb gun… READ MORE
Pelosi calls for Acosta to step down over Epstein plea deal, hits Trump

Pelosi calls for Acosta to step down over Epstein plea deal, hits Trump

by Edmund DeMarche | Fox News
July 9, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi late Monday called on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to step down… READ MORE

YOUR RIGHTS IN JEOPARDY

Turkey says would retaliate against U.S. sanctions over Russian S-400s

Turkey will “take reciprocal steps” if the United States imposes sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 defenses, the Turkish foreign minister said on Friday, marking the latest step toward a standoff between the NATO allies. “If the United States takes any negative actions towards us, we will also take reciprocal steps,” Mevlut Cavusoglu, the minister, said when asked about… READ MORE

VACCINATION LEGISLATION SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

Albany, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation eliminating a religious exemption to vaccine mandates for schoolchildren… READ MORE

Texas city bans abortion, says it’s a ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’

WASKOM, Texas (AP) — A small Texas city has passed a local abortion ban and declared itself a “sanctuary city… READ MORE

Centrist Democrats raise concerns over $15 minimum wage push

House Democrats are moving forward with legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, despite concerns from centrist lawmakers about the impact on lower-cost areas. Democratic leaders say they’re close to… READ MORE

House hearing on reparations for slavery is set for first time in more than a decade

A House hearing on reparations for slavery is set for next Wednesday, which marks the first time in more than a decade that a panel will consider slavery’s “continuing impact” on the country and the… READ MORE

Democratic rep says she’s tired of ‘sex-starved males’ talking about abortion rights

Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) said she’s tired of hearing “so many sex-starved males on this floor talk about a woman’s right to choose” while debating legislation that includes language related to Title X funding on… READ MORE

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Turkey says would retaliate against U.S. sanctions over Russian S-400s

Turkey will “take reciprocal steps” if the United States imposes sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 defenses, the Turkish foreign minister said on Friday, marking the latest step toward a standoff between the NATO… READ MORE

VACCINATION LEGISLATION SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

Albany, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation eliminating a religious exemption to vaccine mandates for schoolchildren in the face of the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades. The Democrat signed the… READ MORE

Texas city bans abortion, says it’s a ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’

WASKOM, Texas (AP) — A small Texas city has passed a local abortion ban and declared itself a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” Right to Life of East Texas says the vote Tuesday by the… READ MORE

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