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Secretary of State Designate Tillerson set for confirmation hearing

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Exxon-Mobil executive Rex Tillerson, is set to undergo intense grilling on Capitol Hill on Wednesday during his confirmation hearing. Tillerson’s time as the chief of the energy giant and his ties to Russia are expected to be key points that senators will touch on during the hearing.

U.S. civil rights groups to fan out on Nov. 8 #Trumppence16

Media Bias Alert: Donald Trump supporters who plan to stake out polling sites on Election Day may find their own activities tracked closely by thousands of civil-rights activists who are mounting a nationwide effort to prevent problems at the polls. The Republican presidential candidate, who has repeatedly said that the election is rigged, has urged

Money in Politics? McCutcheon’s Foes Don’t Always Say No

Jeff Jacoby  Traditional liberals should be cheering the Supreme Court’s decision last week in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which reaffirmed a value at the heart of the First Amendment: The best response to unwelcome or controversial political speech is more political speech. Democratic self-government depends on the right to participate in advocacy and debate,