House Committee Mulls Bills That Would Bar Offshore Drilling

Legislation barring offshore oil development along America’s coastlines and inside the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has considerable support from voters of all political stripes but during a hearing Monday, Republicans foretold doom for bills that are slated for a vote in the House this Thursday.

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Proposed Abortion Ban Spurs Debate at Tennessee Capitol

Tennessee’s neighbors did it and next year, it could be the Volunteer State’s turn. After states to its north, south and west passed tight restrictions and even outright bans on abortion, Tennessee is considering a similar restriction that would ban abortion the moment a woman receives a positive pregnancy test.

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