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Republicans challenge new Virginia rule that gives felons the right to vote

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A little more than a week after Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced he would use his executive powers to restore to felons in the state the right to vote — an act that was expected to enfranchise more than 200,000 people — the Republican-led legislature announced Monday it would...

Key and Peele Don Jumpsuits to Teach Trevor Noah the Dangers of Letting Ex-Convicts Vote

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe made headlines last week after announcing that he would use his executive powers to give 200,000 convicted felons in the state the right to vote. He also raised quite a few eyebrows from skeptics challenging...Show More Summary

Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order That Allows Felons To Vote

Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order That Allows Felons To Vote Again Rather than having Republicans shut down the idea of restoring felons their voting rights, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe used his executive power and restored voting rights to hundreds of

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to 200,000 Felons

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an order on Friday restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 convicted felons who have completed their sentences. By using his executive powers, the Democratic governor is circumventing the Republican majority in the state General Assembly. Show More Summary

“Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to Felons”

NYT: Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia used his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing the Republican-run legislature. The action effectively overturns a Civil War-era provision in the state’s Constitution aimed, he … Continue reading ?

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Restores Voting Rights to Felons

Sheryl Gay Stolberg, reporting for the NYT: Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia used his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing his Republican-run Legislature. The action overturns...Show More Summary

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Excellent: Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia will use his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing his Republican-run legislature. The action will overturn a Civil War-era provision in the state’s Constitution aimed, he said, at disenfranchising African-Americans. Show More Summary

Virginia Governor Restoring Voting Rights to Felons

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is using his executive power to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote, circumventing the Republican-run legislature.

Major News on the Voting Front

This is a very welcome development: Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia will use his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing his Republican-run legislature. The action will overturn a Civil War-era provision in the state’s Constitution aimed, he said, at disenfranchising African-Americans. The sweeping order, in a […]

Hillary Supporter ‘USE Your Executive Power To Take Guns Away’ – Her Response Will KILL You… [VIDEO]

If you had any doubts that Hillary Clinton would take away our Second Amendment rights, this video should put those to bed. In Hartford, CT at the state capitol gun

Jordan King Abdullah set to consolidate executive power

Proposed constitutional amendments give King Abdullah II total control over military, judiciary and security agencies.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Workaround Revolution

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Despite her partys electoral triumphs in Myanmar, it looked as if the Nobel laureates executive powers were blocked. But no.

Want a Game of Thrones Season 6 Screener? Just Become President.

Game of Thrones returns on April 24, and the only person guaranteed an advanced screener lives in the White House. Yes, President Obama is using his few remaining executive powers to watch frozen zombies, crazy fire witches and religious zealots on HBO’s much-anticipated drama—it probably reminds him of this election cycle. Read more...

Some G.O.P. Names Missing From Brief Accusing Obama of Immigration Overreach

Forty-three Republican senators signed on to the new Supreme Court filing, which accuses the president of grossly overstepping his executive power when he created programs to prevent the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, but of the 11 who did not, four are considered among this election cycle's most vulnerable.

Of Course Rahm Likes This Idea

It gives him executive power and relives the legislative body of responsibility: Mayor Rahm Emanuel should be free to install Eddie Johnson as his permanent police superintendent without the “dog-and-pony show” of a second Police Board...Show More Summary

Syrian opposition rejects Assad's statements about new Syrian government

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition said on Wednesday Syria needs a transitional ruling body with full executive powers and not a participatory government under President Bashar al-Assad, responding to comments made by Assad to Russian state media.

Army, Lawmaker Clash Over Arlington Exclusion of Female WWII Pilots

The acting secretary of the Army said Wednesday that not even President Barack Obama has the executive power to allow a group of pioneering female World War II military pilots to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

What GOP candidates got wrong — and right — about Common Core

“If I am elected president, in the first days as president, I will direct the Department of Education that Common Core ends that day. … The Obama administration has abused executive power in forcing Common Core on the states. It has used Race to the Top funds to effectively blackmail and force the states to […]

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