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  • Trump's new acting attorney general once claimed states can 'nullify' federal law: report

    While campaigning for his unsuccessful Senate bid in 2013, now-acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told a crowd that states have the right to “nullify” federal law and should do so with the Affordable Care Act. CNN’s KFILE reported that Whitaker made the comment when taking a question about the antiquated notion of nullification that he admitted “has been turned down” and is not recognized by the courts and the federal government. “Now we need to …

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  • Obama’s Solicitor General calls upon House Democrats to defund office of the Attorney General

    The former top trial lawyer in the Obama administration is calling on House Democrats to stand up to “fake” acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal made the remarks to MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Twitter. “What is DOJ waiting for before it says whether Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has met with DOJ ethics lawyers about him overseeing the Mueller investigation?” Maddow asked. “Why would DOJ tell the public he …

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  • Ohio State vs. Michigan State score: No. 10 Buckeyes grind out victory over No. 18 Spartans

    Ohio State was able to rely on its defense to get a key Big Ten road win on Saturday
  • GOP tries to hamstring incoming Democratic attorneys general

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republicans pushing to hang on to power in Wisconsin and Michigan aren't stopping at curbing the authority of incoming Democratic governors. They're also trying to hamstring Democrats who are about to take over as attorneys general. The moves underscore how attorneys general have become powerful partisan