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Political Science Professors Weigh in on Election, Inauguration Learning Opportunities – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
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Political Science Professors Weigh in on Election, Inauguration Learning Opportunities – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

For many college students, this was the first presidential election they were able to cast a ballot for. It was a historic one, to say the least. But it's also given their professors new teaching tools. "It really does provide just a wealth of teachable moments," said Matthew Wilson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University. Since the fall, he's been able to highlight so many different issues in his lesson plans. From the nature of the Electoral College to the process of democratic transition to the dynamics of the House and Senate and the question of a potential party realignment in the United States. “We certainly talked about all of those issues in the fall. We talked about how a person's vote in a presidential election goes into the decision-m...
Trump Blocks Venezuelans’ Deportation in Last Political Gift – NBC New York
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Trump Blocks Venezuelans’ Deportation in Last Political Gift – NBC New York

With the clock winding down on his term, U.S. President Donald Trump shielded tens of thousands of Venezuelan migrants from deportation Tuesday night, rewarding Venezuelan exiles who have been among his most loyal supporters and who fear losing the same privileged access to the White House during the Biden administration. Trump signed an executive order deferring for 18 months the removal of more than 145,000 Venezuelans who were at risk of being sent back to their crisis-wracked homeland. He cited the “deteriorative condition” within Venezuela that constitutes a national security threat as the basis for his decision. “America remains a beacon of hope and freedom for many, and now eligible Venezuelan nationals in the U.S. will receive much-needed temporary immigration rel...
Boston ‘Straight Pride Parade’ organizer Mark Sahady, Natick politician Sue Ianni arrested for US Capitol siege
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Boston ‘Straight Pride Parade’ organizer Mark Sahady, Natick politician Sue Ianni arrested for US Capitol siege

The organizer of Boston’s “Straight Pride Parade” and a Natick Town Meeting member — both avowed President Trump supporters — are the latest to be arrested for their role in the attempted insurrection at the US Capitol earlier this month, federal officials said. Mark Sahady, 46, of Malden, and Suzanne Ianni, 59, of Natick, were arrested without incident early Tuesday at their respective homes, according to the FBI. Both face charges of disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and entering or remaining in the US Capitol building unlawfully on Jan. 6 as Congress met to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s election win. Both are expected to appear in US District Court in Boston later in the day. Sahady is a founder and vice president of the anti-LGBTQ Super Happy Fun America, known for its “St...
3 cures for our unhealthy politics
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3 cures for our unhealthy politics

In a time of a deadly pandemic that’s caused economic pain, our body politic is also ill. Our nation suffered a grievous blow on Jan. 6 when insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol. Violent crowds assaulted police officers, killed Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and chanted “Hang Mike Pence.” Incited by Donald J. Trump that day and for months beforehand, these Americans believed the big lie that the election had been stolen. Responding to the insurrection is like recovering from an emergency. Those responsible must be held accountable with prosecutions and, if any legislators were involved, removal from office. We must also investigate the delay in sending help to protect Congress. The inauguration will go on, as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, protected by ...
St. Louis lawmaker banished to basement office after colleagues censure him | Politics
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St. Louis lawmaker banished to basement office after colleagues censure him | Politics

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Learning to cope through the political tension
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Learning to cope through the political tension

MADISON (WKOW) -- The political climate is still tense right now after the recent attacks on the nation's capitol and the potential for violence ahead of Inauguration Day. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Shanda Wells says during these stressful times, it's important ot listen to how your body and mind are reacting. The next step is learning how to deal with your stressors in a healthy way. "Really being able to freshly identify when that level of stress is getting to the level that you should do something about it for yourself, and then being able to identify what kind of coping skills really work for you," Dr. Wells said. She says if you're feeling stressed, you should try to find a balance between staying engag...
Putin critic Alexei Navalny detained upon return to Russia after poisoning
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Putin critic Alexei Navalny detained upon return to Russia after poisoning

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained after defiantly flying back to Moscow on Sunday, his spokesperson said, months after he was left in a coma when he was poisoned with the Novichok nerve agent.Facing the threat of his arrest on touching down, the prominent Kremlin critic boarded a plane in Berlin, Germany, where he was evacuated for treatment in August from a hospital in Siberia on the insistence of his family.The plane, which was originally headed for Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, was diverted to the capital's Sheremetyevo Airport shortly before landing, Navalny's press officer Kira Yarmysh confirmed in a tweet, without explaining why the plane was re-routed.Yarmysh posted a video of Navalny being escorted away by officials in Sheremetyevo, saying he was being detai...
Renewable energy bills on tap for the 2021 session
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Renewable energy bills on tap for the 2021 session

The Legislature will be considering a handful of renewable energy-related legislation in the upcoming session. Here are some of the bills we’ll be watching.  Clean fuel standard: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that a clean fuel standard is one of her legislative priorities for the upcoming 60-day session. The fuel standard would only apply to the producers of fuel, not retailers such as gas stations. The fuel standard would reduce the state’s transportation emissions by 230,000 metric tons of CO2 annually, the governor said in a press release.  Local Choice Energy Act: Las Cruces Democratic state Senator Jeff Steinborn prefiled a bill that would enable communities to source their own electricity providers. Steinborn, who introduced similar legislation in 2019, said t...
Armed man arrested near Capitol with unauthorized inauguration pass, 500 rounds of ammo
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Armed man arrested near Capitol with unauthorized inauguration pass, 500 rounds of ammo

A Virginia man was arrested at a Washington checkpoint near the Capitol with an "unauthorized" inauguration pass, a gun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition, according to Capitol police.The suspect, identified as Wesley Allen Beeler, 31, was stopped at the checkpoint near Lower Senate Park about 6:30 p.m. Friday, an arrest report said. An unregistered gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were found inside the truck that was adorned with gun decals days ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, according to Capitol Police.Beeler, of Front Royal, Virginia, allegedly presented an "unauthorized Inauguration credential" to a Capitol Police officer. They did not describe what sort of document he showed that raised suspicion.The arrest comes after the violent Jan. 6 riot at the ...
Kentucky Politics Distilled: Impeachment Fever
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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Impeachment Fever

This week in Kentucky politics, lawmakers created a committee to review a citizen impeachment petition against Gov. Andy Beshear. The move may have opened the door for more petitions to be filed against state politicians. Plus, officials are worried about a potential attack on the Kentucky capitol. And Mitch McConnell has once again found himself at the center of a presidential impeachment fight. Listen to the show: https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/chtbl.com/track/G3791/lpm-od.streamguys1.com/kpd/20210115181510-KPD011521_Impeachment_Fever.mp3 Follow the podcast: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | NPR | Spotify | Stitcher | RadioPublic ...