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Due process in Sessions

Attorney General (for now?) Jeff Sessions brings back Civil Asset Forfeiture — meaning, all you have to do is be charged with a drug crime to lose whatever property the police say is connected with the drug activity you have NOT been convicted of doing.

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Great Lakes funding fun

House Republicans restore the funding Trump cut from the Great Lakes Cleanup. It’s a region which figured heavily in his Electoral College victory. Budget hawkery be damned; those lakes are important, environmentally, economically — and politically.

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But ... his e-mails!

Beating the New York Times to the punch, Donald Trump Jr. posts his e-mails setting up the meeting with a Russian lawyer who, he swears on a copy of “Art of the Deal,” only wanted to talk about adoption, not any damaging information the Russian government might have had on Hillary Clinton, no sir. 15 more words

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Testing, testing

Two of the state standardized tests — fourth and sixth grade social studies — have been dropped from the state school requirements. A little chipping away at the big block that weighs down so much of the educational process. 7 more words

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Subsidized housing

Outgoing Congresscritter Chaffetz wants a housing stipend for our $174,000-a-year-plus-bennies representatives of the people’s will. Should this be subject to the same drug test many of our beloved budget hawks want to attach to government benefits?

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States' (voting) rights

Trump wants voters’ personal information. Attorneys-general in 30 states have told him no. — Funny, though, how the Right is big on states’ rights, until a state does something the feds don’t like?

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A blow(up)for freedom

A state lawmaker wants to make it legal for people who buy fireworks in Ohio to shoot them off in Ohio. Considering the impromptu fireworks shows that already take place for much of late June and most of July courtesy of folks who think freedom means they can shoot pyrotech off when and where they want, I’m not sure what that would change.

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