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Justices Express Skepticism of Tennessee Law on Liquor Stores

WASHINGTON — One hundred years to the day after the ratification of the 18th Amendment, leading to the nation’s 14-year experiment with Prohibition, the Supreme Court considered on Wednesday whether Tennessee may impose significant restriction on liquor sales. Several justices were deeply skeptical about the law at issue in the …

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Pelosi Asks Trump to Reschedule State of the Union Amid Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, citing security constraints from the ongoing government shutdown, has asked President Trump to reschedule his Jan. 29 State of the Union address or deliver it to Congress in writing unless the government reopens this week. “Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government reopens this …

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On Politics: Republicans Put the Squeeze on Steve King

Good Wednesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • One day after House G.O.P. leaders stripped Representative Steve King of his committee assignments, Republicans began pushing him toward the exit and created a “super PAC” aimed at unseating him in 2020. …

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Live Updates: William Barr’s Confirmation Hearing for Attorney General

William P. Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, is before the Senate Judiciary Committee for what is expected to be a contentious confirmation hearing centered on his expansive view of executive powers and the implications of his appointment for the special counsel investigation. Mr. Barr, who served as attorney …

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Court Blocks Trump Administration Restrictions on Birth Control

WASHINGTON — A federal court issued a nationwide injunction on Monday that prevents the Trump administration from interfering with women’s access to free birth control guaranteed under the Affordable Care Act. The decision, by Judge Wendy Beetlestone of the Federal District Court in Philadelphia, extends a losing streak for President …

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