Oklahoma to Resume Executions by Lethal Injection

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma plans to resume putting inmates to death using lethal injection drugs, five years after officials halted all executions in the wake of a series of botched procedures that drew national attention to the state’s death penalty protocol. Officials in Oklahoma, one of the country’s most prolific death penalty states, said on Thursday that they now have access to the drugs necessary to carry out capital punishment, though when the next execution would be scheduled remained unclear.

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Andrew Yang ends 2020 presidential campaign

It’s the end to an upstart run that vaulted the businessman from obscurity to a Democratic contender backed by a devoted following known as the Yang Gang. Yang’s decision comes a week after a disappointing finish in Iowa, where the campaign invested millions and spent two weeks on a bus tour leading up to the caucuses. The investment didn’t pan out: Yang finished with just 1% support in Iowa and, after leaving the state with depleted resources, had to lay

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Bozell & Graham: Trump’s record is undeniable but partisan ‘fact-checkers’ want to clutter it with asterisks

President Trump: The state of our union is stronger than ever before President Trump delivers his third State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, praising the economic success of his administration, highlighting efforts to reform the criminal justice system, secure the nation’s borders, improve Americans’ health care and fight radical Islamic terrorism. Under President Donald Trump, the State of the Union address has become the Super Bowl for the left-leaning “fact-checkers.” It doesn’t matter if Republicans

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media

HuffPost is now part of the Verizon Media family. We (Verizon Media) and our partners need your consent to access your device, set cookies, and use your data, including your location, to understand your interests, provide relevant ads and measure their effectiveness. Verizon Media will also provide relevant ads to you on our partners’ products. Learn More How Verizon Media and our partners bring you better ad experiences To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant

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The 1,600 Volunteers Who Were Supposed to Make the Iowa Caucuses Run Smoothly

DES MOINES — They are a mix of campaign veterans and political rookies, deeply committed to a complex Democratic process that defies most accepted tenets of representative elections. They number more than 1,600, and they are the volunteers whom the Iowa Democratic Party relies on to ensure that its time-honored process runs smoothly, and that the results are reported accurately. At a caucus site, clipboards in hand, the people known as precinct chairs help count participants, and are responsible for

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Trump administration reveals it’s blocking dozens of emails about Ukraine aid freeze, including President’s role

The filing, released near midnight Friday, marks the first official acknowledgment from the Trump administration that emails about the President’s thinking related to the aid exist, and that he was directly involved in asking about and deciding on the aid as early as June. The administration is still blocking those emails from the public and has successfully kept them from Congress. A lawyer with the Office of Management and Budget wrote to the court that 24 emails between June and

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