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Calif. Congressional Live Debate Hacked with Gay Porn Broadcast

Calif. Congressional Live Debate Hacked with Gay Porn Broadcast

May 22
Hackers hijacked a live stream of a California Congressional debate and disrupted it with a short clip of gay porn.

Trump Wades Deeper Into Abortion Politics as Midterms Loom

Trump Wades Deeper Into Abortion Politics as Midterms Loom

By Jill Colvin | May 22
In the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Trump, the thrice-married ex-Democrat who used to describe himself as "very pro-choice" is offering catnip to conservative voters with a new administration push to strip funding from Planned Parenthood.

Voters Choose Nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

Voters Choose Nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

By Bill Barrow | May 22
Four states will cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. Voters in Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky hold primaries, while Texans settle several primary runoffs after their first round of voting in March.

Openly Lesbian State Lawmaker Loses Gig After 'Closeted' Post, Tweet

Openly Lesbian State Lawmaker Loses Gig After 'Closeted' Post, Tweet

By Kilian Melloy | May 21
Openly lesbian Alabama State lawmaker Patricia Todd was set to leave office and take on a new role as the head of One Orland Alliance. Then came the social media post in which she purported to "out" the state's governor.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Announces His Re-Election Bid

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Announces His Re-Election Bid

By David Jordan | May 21
Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday he will run for re-election on an agenda that would prioritize working families.

A Cancer Screening Flop: Few Smokers Seek Free Lung Scans

A Cancer Screening Flop: Few Smokers Seek Free Lung Scans

By Marilynn Marchione | May 21
Lung cancer screening has proved to be stunningly unpopular. Five years after government and private insurers started paying for it, less than 2 percent of eligible current and former smokers have sought the free scans, researchers report.

2018 Midterms: An Early Heat for 2020 Democrats?

2018 Midterms: An Early Heat for 2020 Democrats?

By Bill Barrow | May 20
Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump.

Working Families Party Formally Endorses Cynthia Nixon

Working Families Party Formally Endorses Cynthia Nixon

By Verena Dobnik | May 20
New York's progressive Working Families Party formally endorsed "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon on Saturday as its gubernatorial candidate - challenging incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Lawmakers Repel Challenge to Sugar Program

Lawmakers Repel Challenge to Sugar Program

By Andrew Taylor | May 19
The U.S. sugar industry on Thursday won an easier-than-expected victory over food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers trying to rewrite the government's much-criticized sugar program.

Lawmakers Look to Ban Pet Leasing

Lawmakers Look to Ban Pet Leasing

By Mary Esch | May 19
How much is that maltipoo in the window? It could end up costing twice what it says on the price tag if the buyer is enticed into signing a pet leasing contract.

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