FROM Angela Couloumbis
Pennsylvania Judge Blocks Controversial Voter ID Law Voters in Pennsylvania can still be asked for photo ID in November's election, but if they don't have it, they can vote anyway. That's the ruling of Judge Robert Simpson. Angela Couloumbis reports on state politics for the Philadelphia Inquirer 's Capitol Bureau in Harrisburg.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.