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Rep. John Conyers wins legal fight to get his name on primary ballot

By Brendan O’Brien (Reuters) – A federal judge ruled on Friday that longtime Detroit-area Democratic U.S. Representative John Conyers should appear on an August primary ballot, saying Michigan registration rules that had disqualified him may violate his constitutional rights. Conyers’ bid for re-election had suffered a blow on Friday when…

Michigan law forces longtime Rep. Conyers to sue to get himself on primary ballot

(Reuters) – Longtime Michigan Democratic Congressman John Conyers on Thursday challenged a state law that led a local elections clerk to rule that he lacked enough valid signatures on his nominating petitions to be put on the August primary ballot. Conyers, who is seeking a 25th term in Congress, had…

‘Out of Afghanistan Caucus’ pledges to keep voting ‘no, no, no’ on war funds

A group of US lawmakers allied with the White House called Thursday for an end to the Afghan war, labeling it an unwinnable drain on US “blood and treasure” and comparing it to Vietnam. “Every dollar spent and every life wasted in Vietnam was just that: A waste,” said Democratic…

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