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Feds Warn Georgia Over Denying Syrian Refugees Food Stamps

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has put the state of Georgia on notice for its refusal to let Syrian refugees have food stamps. Earlier this month, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) issued an executive order instructing state agencies not to cooperate with Syrian refugee resettlement, a priority of the Obama administration. Show More Summary

Kentucky Governor Restores Voting Rights to Thousands of Felons

20 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Gov. Steve Beshear issued an executive order that will immediately grant the right to vote to about 140,000 nonviolent felons who have completed their sentences, lifting a lifetime ban.

Kentucky Governor Signs Order to Restore Voting Rights to Some Convicted Criminals

More than 1o0,000 Kentucky residents with nonviolent criminal convictions will almost immediately regain the right to vote and hold public office, thanks to an executive order issued Tuesday by Kentucky governor Steve Beshear. Beshear's order will extend these rights to certain felons who have fully served out their sentences. Sex offenders,... More »

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear Restores Voting Rights Of Felons

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear restored the voting right of felons in the state. The outgoing Democratic governor signed an executive order to give most non-violent felons the ability to once again cast a vote for president and other races and issues on the ballot. Show More Summary

Kentucky governor restores voting rights of most felons

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear on Tuesday signed an executive order restoring voting rights to most felons in state in an action that he said will affect some 180,000 people. Once felons have completed their sentences, including any probation or parole, and have made court-mandated restitution,...

On His Way Out, Kentucky's Democratic Govvernor Is Restoring Voting Rights For 140,000 People

Outgoing Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed an executive order on Tuesday immediately restoring voting rights to 140,00 ex-felons convicted of non-violent offenses. Until now, Kentucky was one of four states that were not giving ex-felons their voting rights back after their release. Show More Summary

Acclaimed Drama Series Gets a Third Season

A drama series that has been chalking up Emmys, Golden Globes and critical acclaim will be back for a third season. FX announced that it has ordered a third cycle of “Fargo.” Executive producers Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Joel &...

Kentucky Restores Voting Rights to 180K Felons

Outgoing Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) “has signed an executive order to restore the right to vote and hold public office to thousands of non-violent felons who’ve served out their sentences,” the Lexington Herald Leader reports. “Kentucky was one of [...]

Outgoing Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear restores voting rights to nonviolent former felons

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear waited until the final weeks of his administration to issue an executive order restoring voting rights to nonviolent former felons. Beshear didn't want the issue to become politicized in the governor's race,...Show More Summary

Kentucky Governor Restores Voting Rights To Nonviolent Former Felons

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) signed an executive order on Tuesday that would automatically restore voting rights to a large number of former felons who have served their sentences. The executive order would not apply to individuals who were convicted of violent crimes, sex crimes, bribery or treason. Show More Summary

'Law & Order' Revival In The Works At NBC

Fans of the longest-running crime procedural show on TV "Law & Order" may be in for a treat in the near future. According to a report in Variety, the show's long-time executive producer is said to be in talks with NBC to revive the TV series, which was cancelled by the network in 2010 after a record 20 seasons. Show More Summary

GITMO FIGHT HEATS UP: 16 veteran GOP House members have signed onto a letter to members of the Joint…

GITMO FIGHT HEATS UP: 16 veteran GOP House members have signed onto a letter to members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, encouraging them to consult with lawyers before executing any presidential order to transfer Gitmo detainees to the U.S. “The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) contemplates that with respect to enlisted personnel and […]

A longtime fitness instructor to Washington's elite tells clients he's undocumented

His announcement comes on the one year anniversary of Obama signing his immigration executive orders.

Obama Asks the Supreme Court to Take Up the Fight Over Immigration

The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to take up a case that has stymied the president’s sweeping executive actions on immigration. President Obama's executive orders, announced a year ago today, would have given...Show More Summary

Obama administration takes immigration fight to Supreme Court

The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court to review a federal court decision blocking President Obama's executive order granting quasi-legal status and work permits to millions of undocumented workers. Obama's most recent round...Show More Summary

Chicago mayor won’t fight order to release video of cop’s ‘execution’-style shooting of Laquan McDonald

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Chicago’s mayor said on Thursday he will release video footage of the October 2014 fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old black teenager and not fight a judge’s order to make the video public. Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times by a police officer, including multiple times in the back....

Financial fraud in the 21st century

Regulators and bank executives need to bolster their IT resources in order to combat increasingly sophisticated forms of financial fraud.

A Year After President's Immigration Order, Families Still Fight to Stay Together

By Sulma Arias Friday marks one year since President Obama signed an executive order that would allow youngsters who came to the U.S. as children and parents of Americans temporary relief from deportation. It's been one year and none of the almost 5 million people who may be eligible have received the relief. Show More Summary

Port Authority executive director who dealt with Bridgegate resigns

Patrick Foye, who served as executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as the agency was rocked by a scandal involving lane closings at the George Washington Bridge ordered... To view the full story, click the title link.

Paris’s Cultural Institutions Slowly Bounce Back After Attacks

“Museums and cultural institutions were closed last weekend by executive order, and movie theaters shut until Sunday. This week, the places that make Paris one of the world’s great cultural capitals have been slowly coming back to life, and directors are hoping that residents and visitors alike will return. They say that they are more […]

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