Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state emerged early as a potentially serious problem for her campaign. However, she initially made jokes about the issue, responding dismissively to questions about it. Her failure to quickly put the matter to rest was a source of frustration for Democratic leaders early on. In the final weeks of the race, her campaign was rocked when law enforcement officials said emails pertinent to the closed investigation were discovered on a computer belonging to Anthony Weiner, a former congressman from New York and the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, a top aide for Mrs. Clinton.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a Republican who became a polarizing national figure in the debate over immigration and border control, is facing the toughest reelection of his 24-year reign amid tussles with the Justice Department. National liberal and Hispanic groups have targeted the race as a chance to knock off the man they consider the poster boy for unjust immigration detention policies.
The members of a given state’s House delegation would first conduct their own mini-election, possibly by secret ballot (which wouldn’t be necessary for the one-person delegations from Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming). The winner of that vote would get the state’s support. House rule-makers would likely need to decide in advance whether a majority or a mere plurality is needed.
But the campaigner who brought the High Court case said it would stop ministers acting like a “tin-pot dictatorship”.
Judges ruled on Thursday that Parliament should vote on when the government can trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, starting formal negotiations with the EU
How Much Is This Land Worth? (jdargis)
The Standing Rock Sioux, fighting against the construction of the 1,200-mile Dakota Access Pipeline, find themselves in such a situation. “This demolition is devastating,” Tribal Chairman David Archambault II said in a statement in September. “These grounds are the resting places of our ancestors. The ancient cairns and stone prayer rings there cannot be replaced. In one day, our sacred land has been turned into hollow ground.”
Pesticide Drift Leads to Alleged Murder (jdargis)
Jones allegedly shot Mike Wallace, a 55-year-old soybean and cotton farmer from Monette, Ark, just over the Missouri border, after the two met along a stretch of road near Leachville, Ark., at Wallace’s request on Oct. 27. The two had argued over the phone about the pesticide dicamba before meeting up, Sheriff Dale Cook told KIAT. Wallace had previously complained to the state Plant Board about his soybeans being damaged by drifting dicamba, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. There had previously been issues with dicamba being applied without permits to crops on a nearby farm at which Jones was an employee.
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