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Poland cries foul as EU triggers ‘nuclear option’ over judicial independence

(Worthy News) – The Polish government has accused the European commission of a politically motivated attack after the EU’s executive body triggered a process that could see the country stripped of voting rights in Brussels, over legal changes that the bloc claims threaten the independence of the judiciary. In a highly symbolic moment, Poland’s fellow…

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Congress Fails to Repeal Johnson Amendment in Tax Bill

(Worthy News) – A measure within the federal tax overhaul bill that would end the IRS regulation barring churches from endorsing political candidates has been removed from the proposed legislation. The Senate’s parliamentarian struck out the language overturning the Johnson Amendment, with the Hill reporting last week that the reason was because it “did not…

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Pennsylvania governor vetoes 20-week abortion ban

(Worthy News) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bill Monday that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, passed by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature last week, is a “vile assault on women’s ability to make their own decisions about their own health care,” Wolf, a Democrat, said at a press…

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President Trump outpaces Obama with 19 federal court judges confirmed

(Worthy News) – The Senate confirmed President Trump’s 19th federal judge Thursday, approving James Ho for a seat on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and further bolstering the judicial army that conservatives wanted to build. Mr. Ho, confirmed on a 53-43 vote, becomes the first Asian-American on that appeals court. Democratic Sens. Claire…

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Democrat Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore in Alabama race upset

(Worthy News) – In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. It was the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century…

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Schulz fights for 'United States of Europe' by 2025

(Worthy News) – Martin Schulz, the leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) urged his fellow members on Thursday (7 December) to enter into coalition talks with chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives to form a grand coalition. Schulz, the former president of the European Parliament, urged his party to push for the creation of a “United States…

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Congress passes short-term spending bill, avoids shutdown

(Worthy News) – Congress passed a short-term spending bill Thursday to prevent a government shutdown, as Republicans attempt to reach a budget bill with Democrats by the end of the year. Senators approved the bill by a vote of 81-14 an hour after the House passed it on a vote of 235-193, keeping the federal…

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