When Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on April 22 that he was restoring the civil rights — including voting rights — of 206,000 convicted felons, he must have expected some pushback from Republican lawmakers. After all, the felons include violent and repeat offenders. But did he anticipate the extent of the pushback, with one Republican lawmaker pointing out that the governor's executive order violates the state constitution? Governor McAuliffe responded by telling Republicans to “quit complaining.”

By a close 32-30 vote, the House Armed Services Committee approved a bill on April 27 that would require women to register for the draft, but the bill’s sponsor, Representative Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) voted against the measure.

Ted Cruz's decision to name Carly Fiorina as his running mate could best be characterized as a last gasp, desperation move to keep his campaign from cratering in Indiana next Tuesday. 

The emergence of the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a major issue in the presidential race is contributiong to the public's understanding about this issue. But let’s not overlook the fact that the fight against ObamaTrade may also be contributing to the positions taken by the presidential aspirants.

With both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton having decisive wins in Tuesday's primary elections, according to both candidates, the general election has begun — with Trump the underdog. 

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