Democrats Push 'Abolition Amendment' To Fully Erase Slavery From U.S. Constitution

Democrats Push 'Abolition Amendment' To Fully Erase Slavery From U.S. Constitution

Federal lawmakers introduced an joint resolution that seeks "to prohibit the use of slavery and involuntary servitude as a punishment for a crime" under the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.Congressional Democrats seek to remove the “punishment” clause from the 13th Amendment which allows members of prison populations to be used as cheap and free labor.

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Democrats Push 'Abolition Amendment' To Fully Erase Slavery From U.S. Constitution

'Substantial Likelihood Of Wrongdoing' By VOA Parent Agency, Government Watchdog Says

'Substantial Likelihood Of Wrongdoing' By VOA Parent Agency, Government Watchdog Says

The U.S. Special Counsel ordered the U.S. Agency for Global Media to conduct a sweeping internal investigation, after finding a “substantial likelihood of wrongdoing” toward the Voice of America.

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'Substantial Likelihood Of Wrongdoing' By VOA Parent Agency, Government Watchdog Says

Lawmakers Barrel Ahead On Defense Bill Plans, Balking At Trump Veto Threat

Lawmakers Barrel Ahead On Defense Bill Plans, Balking At Trump Veto Threat

President Trump threatened to veto the annual defense bill if it doesn’t include a provision to end a liability shield for tech companies. Key lawmakers say it’s too late for such a demand.

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Lawmakers Barrel Ahead On Defense Bill Plans, Balking At Trump Veto Threat

President Trump Seriously Considering 2024 Run As He Continues False 2020 Claims

President Trump Seriously Considering 2024 Run As He Continues False 2020 Claims

President Trump participates in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thanksgiving at the White House.Three sources in Trump’s orbit tell NPR he is seriously considering running for a second term as president in 2024. Trump himself alluded to it at private party this week.

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President Trump Seriously Considering 2024 Run As He Continues False 2020 Claims

Next Administration Could Mean New Safety Regulations For Coal Mines

Next Administration Could Mean New Safety Regulations For Coal Mines

A truck is loaded with coal at a mine on August 26, 2019 near Cumberland, Kentucky.A recent government report called the mine safety standard regulating deadly silica dust “out of date,” and difficult to enforce. The Biden administration may finally change that standard.

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Next Administration Could Mean New Safety Regulations For Coal Mines