Wednesday - May 22, 2019
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Political News Headlines

Iowa governor blocks bill aimed at stopping anti-Trump suits - Wed, 22 May 2019
The measure was targeted at stopping Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller from joining multistate lawsuits filed against the federal government - Republicans argued Miller had sued Trump too much.

Poll: Most of Illinois says marijuana should be legal - Mon, 20 May 2019
Six out of ten voters support legalizing recreational marijuana, taxing it and regulating it (60% support vs. 35% oppose).

Poll: Most Americans feel good about current job market - Tue, 21 May 2019
Take our poll at the end of the article: Be heard!

Beto O’Rourke tours flooding in Davenport - Tue, 21 May 2019
O'Rourke was joined by city leaders and spoke with Davenport's chamber of commerce.

Police stop McDonald’s from selling milkshakes near Nigel Farage rally - Tue, 21 May 2019
Police ordered a McDonald's in Scotland to stop selling milkshakes over fears people would dunk them over Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage, staff said, after a flurry of incidents have left prominent far-right activists doused in the creamy liquid.

Here is the list of Democrats who have said they’re running for president - Mon, 22 Apr 2019
The 2020 Democratic field is taking shape, with candidates revealing their intentions on a seemingly everyday basis.

Bill in Iowa would limit power of attorney general to take part in lawsuits against presidential administration - Thu, 16 May 2019
Current and former attorneys general from both major parties and several states are imploring Iowa's Republican governor to veto a measure meant to prevent the state's attorney general, currently a Democrat, from being able to file or join lawsuits challenging Trump administration policies.

Illinois inmates sue over suspension of prison debate class - Thu, 16 May 2019
Several inmates have sued the Illinois Department of Corrections over the suspension of a Stateville Correctional Center debate class.

Denver mayoral candidate apologizes for not knowing what NAACP stands for - Thu, 16 May 2019
The candidate says when she was asked what the organization was for, she was easily able to speak on its mission and work - but says she had a momentary brain lapse when asked about the acronym.

Elizabeth Warren rejects Fox News town hall invite, slams network’s ‘hate-for-profit’ model - Thu, 16 May 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced Tuesday morning that she is rejecting an invitation from Fox News to participate in a town hall with the network, slamming the outlet as a "hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists."

Gov. Pritzker promises fixes to child welfare agency - Wed, 15 May 2019
Illinois's child welfare agency reviewed all 1,100 of its ongoing abuse and neglect cases as part of a stepped-up effort to right a department that's facing criticism for failing to prevent the deaths of three children under its watch since January, the governor announced Wednesday.

Planned Parenthood sues state over sex education fund denial - Wed, 15 May 2019
A lawsuit challenging a new Iowa law that prohibits federal funding to be used by Planned Parenthood to teach sex education has been filed against Gov. Kim Reynolds and the state.