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Proposal would make it legal to post a photo of your ballot

A pair of Republican lawmakers are making an attempt - albeit late in the legislative session - to extend free speech right up to the nearest voting machine.
Eschewing bygone notions of reverence for the vote and privacy at the polling place, the millennial-Gen X legislative duo have proposed decriminalizing free speech as it rel ... (full story)

Conservatives push for change after GOP loses the House

Conservatives push for change after GOP loses the House

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Nancy Pelosi wrangles votes in her bid for House speaker, another leadership battle is playing out on the Republican side, where Kevin McCarthy faces a challenge from conservative Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan to lead the new GOP minority.
Republicans lost the House majority in last week's midter ... (full story)

Fallout: Criminal justice system presses courts to learn about trauma

Fight, flight, or freeze.
They’re the instinctual responses humans have to real or perceived threats. It’s when someone grabs you unexpectedly from behind, and you swing around or yell. Or a car backfires, and a person nearby runs. It’s why, when a perpetrator pulls a gun in a store, a customer can’t move. ... (full story)

GOP tide rolls on in Ohio, swing state now Trump country?

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Democrats can't worry right now about how to turn Ohio blue. First, they have to figure out how to get it back to purple in a state where President Donald Trump is a force for Republicans.
Republicans on Election Day again swept the races for governor and four other state offices. That's the third-strai ... (full story)

Federal suit: University threatens Christian professor to act contrary to conscience

A group that advocates on behalf of individuals who wish to freely live out their faith has taken up the cause of a Shawnee State University philosophy professor who faces "corrective actions" by his employer over a transgender student's complaint.
Attorneys from Alliance Defending Freedom filed suit last week against t ... (full story)