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Florida set to execute a man using an untested drug cocktail

Florida is scheduled to end its 19-month execution hiatus on Thursday when it will kill a man using an untested drug that experts say is likely to cause pain. Mark James Asay, 53, will be the first person killed in Florida, a state with one of the highest uses of capital punishment, since the U.S. Supreme Court put the state’s death penalty on hold in January 2016. The anesthesia the … [Read more...]

What Montana’s voting laws mean for the special election, post body slam

Republican Greg Gianforte hopes to be elected to Congress after allegedly assaulting a reporter.In this April 29, 2017, file photo, three candidates, from left, Republican Greg Gianforte, Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks vying to fill Montana’s only congressional seat await the start of their only televised debate in Great Falls, Mont. CREDIT: AP Photo/Bobby Caina CalvanOn the eve of … [Read more...]

This Florida prosecutor says she will never seek the death penalty

The police chief is “furious.”CREDIT: ScreenshotA central Florida state attorney said on Thursday that she will not seek the death penalty in any case during her tenure, becoming the first elected prosecutor in the state to take a stand against capital punishment.Aramis Ayala, who serves the area around Orlando, said during a news conference Thursday that she has “determined that doing so is not … [Read more...]

Melania Trump calls for the ‘gift of nature,’ not health insurance, to heal sick children

Her husband’s plan would strip health care from 13 million children.First Lady Melania Trump listens to a toast by her husband Donald Trump while hosting the annual Governors’ Dinner February 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. CREDIT: Chip SomodevillaFirst Lady Melania Trump paid a visit to Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, where she called on the power of nature to heal seriously ill … [Read more...]

Cory Booker made history when he testified against Sessions. Then Team Trump rewrote it.

According to Trump’s staff, Booker praised Sessions.*Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the second day of a confirmation hearing for Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., before the Senate Judiciary Committee. CREDIT: AP Photo/Cliff OwenSen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) made history on Wednesday when he became the first sitting … [Read more...]

The CEO of a chain that underpays and mistreats workers is about to lead the Labor Department

Exploring the record of Donald Trump’s Labor secretary nominee.Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hannah Ferguson, left, orders lunch along side CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder after a news conference on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. CREDIT: Jack Plunkett/AP ImagesBy Kira Lerner and Alice OllsteinJohaunna Cromer never thought she would work at a fast food restaurant. A college … [Read more...]

Trump calls for unconstitutional and unsuccessful stop-and-frisk to be used across the country

Trump calls for unconstitutional stop-and-frisk to be used across the countryRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in Toledo, Ohio. CREDIT: AP/ EVAN VUCCIIn a town hall with Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday night, Donald Trump will call for New York’s unconstitutional and unsuccessful policy of conducting “stop-and-frisks” to … [Read more...]

Attorney general to ignore new report finding that commonly-used forensics are bogus.

Attorney general to ignore new report finding that commonly-used forensics are bogusTop prosecutors say they’ll continue relying on bite marks, shoe prints, and other flawed evidence.**Forensic analyst India Henry removes a pair of underwear from an evidence bag for testing in a sexual assault case in the biology lab at the Houston Forensic Science Center Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Houston. … [Read more...]

Cecile Richards Said A Word Many Avoid On The DNC Stage

Planned Parenthood's president didn't mince words. The post Cecile Richards Said A Word Many Avoid On The DNC Stage appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

The 6 Most Compelling Moments From The Senate Democrats’ Filibuster For Gun Control

This could be a long night for the Senate. The post The 6 Most Compelling Moments From The Senate Democrats’ Filibuster For Gun Control appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]

Trump And Senate Democrats Agree On One Gun Control Policy. That’s Not A Good Thing.

The NRA is actually right about this one. The post Trump And Senate Democrats Agree On One Gun Control Policy. That’s Not A Good Thing. appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]