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Majority Of Iowa Democratic Caucus Results Are Released

The Iowa Democratic Party released the majority of the results from the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday, which show Mayor Pete Buttigieg with a narrow lead over Bernie Sanders in state delegates-  but Sanders with a slight edge in the popular vote. No winner has been announced, but the state party has provided results from 71% of precincts from all 99 counties. ... [Read Full Story]

Trump Administration Announces Overhaul Of Medicaid Program Funding

On Thursday morning, the Trump administration announced that it would take steps to overhaul Medicaid. Named the “Healthy Adult Opportunity,” Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said the new guidance would provide states the option to receive their federal Medicaid funding as a block grant, or a lump sum, to provide coverage to nondisabled adults, while providing states greater autonomy to manage their programs.... [Read Full Story]

First Case Of Person-To-Person Spread Of Coronavirus Reported In U.S.

For the first time in the U.S., the coronavirus has spread from one person to another, health officials said on Thursday. The 6th diagnosed case in the U.S. was identified as the husband of a Chicago woman who got sick from the virus after she returned from the epicenter of an outbreak in China. There have been previous cases in China and elsewhere of the virus spreading between people in a household or workplace. ... [Read Full Story]

Senate Impeachment Trial: Trump Legal Team Rests Their Case

President Trump’s legal team rested its case on the final day of opening arguments in his impeachment trial. The White House team reiterated their arguments that the allegations by the House don’t rise to the level of impeachable offenses. They also said the president was well within his rights to delay military aid to Ukraine and justifiably skeptical about the country’s commitment to fighting corruption.... [Read Full Story]

Gun Rights Activists Attend Second Amendment Rally At Virginia’s Capitol

On Monday, thousands of Second Amendment supporters carrying long firearms and wearing stickers reading “Guns Save Lives” descended upon Virginia’s Capitol in Richmond for a widely publicized rally to protest a recent push by state Democrats for comprehensive gun control.  The activists who gathered in Richmond on Monday were heard in large groups reciting the Second Amendment in unison, while others broke out in chants of “we will not comply!” When one speaker asked the crowd if they were ready for gun control, the crowd yelled back, ”No!”... [Read Full Story]

Georgia Parole Board Grants Clemency To Death Row Inmate Hours Before Scheduled Execution

The Georgia parole board granted clemency to a death row inmate on Thursday, hours before he was to be executed for the murder of a convenience store clerk three decades ago. Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Paroles said in a statement they commuted the death sentence of 58-year-old Jimmy Fletcher Meders to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.  He had been scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 7 p.m. EST.... [Read Full Story]