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Parliament Narrowly Passes Amendment Ruling Out a No-Deal Brexit

Parliament Narrowly Passes Amendment Ruling Out a No-Deal BrexitBritish parliament on Wednesday approved an amendment prohibiting a so-called no-deal Brexit, in which the U.K. would exit the E.U. without first securing alternative trade and immigration arrangements.The amendment, which passed 312–308, came one day after Prime Minister Theresa May suffered yet another defeat in her ongoing effort to secure parliamentary approval for the Brexit deal she painstakingly negotiated with the European leaders following the 2016 referendum in which U.K. voters decided to leave the E.U.Having now rejected the default position that the U.K. will exit the E.U. on March 29 regardless of whether a deal has been secured, Parliament is expected to vote Thursday on an amendment that would extend the Brexit deadline until May 22.Should parliament vote to extend the deadline, May must secure the support of all 27 E.U. member states for the extension before March 29. But E.U. officials have thus far maintained that an extension will not be granted for the sole purpose of continuing negotiations. Liam Fox, Britain's international-trade secretary, warned lawmakers that the E.U. would likely demand further concessions before approving an extension, “and it is not clear what price the E.U. might extract” in return.While Wednesday's vote represents a concerted effort to avoid a so-called crash out, in which the E.U. would be thrust into economic uncertainty, it is legally non-binding, which means that should the attempt to extend the Brexit deadline fail, a no-deal Brexit remains the legal default.“If Parliament votes repeatedly to say ‘the moon is made of cheese,’ it doesn’t mean the moon is made of cheese,” Rob Ford, a professor of politics at the University of Manchester, told the Washington Post of the vote's significance. “Parliament can say, repeatedly, that they don’t want no deal, but the legal reality is that no deal will happen unless they vote for something else to happen.”



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Could Sen. Martha McSally’s rape disclosure revive the Equal Rights Amendment?

Could Sen. Martha McSally’s rape disclosure revive the Equal Rights Amendment?Attitudes, protections and opportunities to redress grievances have not all changed with the times, as abuse endured by McSally and other women shows.



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AOC vows to defeat those who side with the GOP after 26 Democrats vote yes on gun control amendment

AOC vows to defeat those who side with the GOP after 26 Democrats vote yes on gun control amendmentNew York Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin says Democrats who are ‘breaking rank’ don’t view Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as their boss.



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Girl banned from wearing MAGA hat claims school is violating her First Amendment rights

Girl banned from wearing MAGA hat claims school is violating her First Amendment rightsA California high school student who was banned from wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat on campus is challenging her school district for impinging on her First Amendment rights. Maddie Mueller, who attends Clovis North High School in Fresno, is a member of Valley Patriots. The conservative activist group asked its affiliates to wear the well-known hat bearing Donald Trump’s campaign motto on Wednesday.



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Trump must be removed with 25th amendment because he is 'not well at all mentally', former White House ethics chief says

Trump must be removed with 25th amendment because he is 'not well at all mentally', former White House ethics chief saysDonald Trump must be removed from office as he is “not well at all mentally”, a former White House ethics chief has said. Richard Painter, who served as George W Bush’s ethics lawyer between 2005 and 2007, told cable network Msnbc Mr Trump’s national emergency declaration over illegal immigration was “clearly illegal” and the product of the president’s state of mind.



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Trump 25th Amendment: Lindsey Graham vows to investigate 'bureaucratic coup' against president

Trump 25th Amendment: Lindsey Graham vows to investigate 'bureaucratic coup' against presidentA key ally of Donald Trump has decried alleged efforts by senior officials to depose the president as a “bureaucratic coup” and pledged to hold a congressional investigation. Republican senator Lindsey Graham said it was “stunning” the former acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, had admitted in a TV interview he had discussed invoking the 25th Amendment – which allows the cabinet to remove a president from office – with the deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein. “I know Rosenstein vehemently denied it but we’re going to get to the bottom of it.



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Top US officials considered removing Trump using 25th amendment, FBI lawyers confirm

Top US officials considered removing Trump using 25th amendment, FBI lawyers confirmAn explosive claim that senior officials at the FBI and Justice Department discussed forcing Donald Trump out of office has been backed by two more witnesses in secret Congressional hearings. Former acting head of the FBI Andrew McCabe revealed earlier this week there had been conversations at the top echelons of the government about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Mr Trump after he fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017.



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Bank shooting victims' IDs withheld under new amendment

Bank shooting victims' IDs withheld under new amendmentMIAMI (AP) — Names of two of the five women killed in a Florida bank shooting are being withheld by law enforcement officials under a new constitutional amendment that has sparked confusion and uneven application around the state.



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Florida passes Amendment Four, restoring voting rights to convicted felons

Florida passes Amendment Four, restoring voting rights to convicted felonsVoters in the Sunshine State restore voting rights to an estimated 1.5 million convicted felons.



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Rod Rosenstein Suggested Recording Trump And Invoking 25th Amendment: Reports

Rod Rosenstein Suggested Recording Trump And Invoking 25th Amendment: ReportsDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested last year that he covertly



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