Congress holds the power to propose and approve the federal budget.
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Even if other parts of the federal government shut down, Congress could – and would have to – keep working. A legal scholar explains why and how that is possible.
Alejandro Giammattei es un ex director de sistema penitenciario cuyo mandato se vio empañado por el asesinato de siete prisioneros en 2006 durante una redada policial. Fue acusado, pero nunca afrontó cargos relacionados con esas muertes.
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El círculo de allegados del presidente-electo guatemalteco Alejandro Giammattei está formado por ex generales y agentes de poder de élite, los mismos que han gobernado el país durante décadas.
Alejandro Giammattei is a former prison official whose tenure was tainted by the 2006 mass killing of seven prisoners. He was accused but never indicted on conspiracy charges in those deaths.
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Conservative Alejandro Giammattei beat former first lady Sandra Torres with 60% of the vote. But turnout was the lowest in Guatemala's modern history, in apparent protest of both candidates.
Sandra Torres, presidential candidate for the National Unity of Hope, won the first round of presidential election in Guatemala with 25% of the vote, followed by former national prison director Alejandro Giammatei. The two will face-off in the second round of voting in August.
For their next president, Guatemalans must choose between two veteran politicians with shady pasts and alleged ties to organized crime.
Guards take apart the death penalty chamber at San Quentin State Prison on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
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A law professor from the University of California, Hastings considers why a moratorium in California could be influential.
Paul Wright, in treatment for opioid addiction in June 2017 at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic in Youngstown Ohio, shows a photo of himself from 2015, when he almost died from an overdose.
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The number of people dying from opioid overdose continues to rise, in part because of cheap street drugs. Yet the price of a drug used to treat addiction is out of reach for many.
Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz speaking over each other at the debate.
The 10th Republican debate offered a chance for establishment candidates to slow Donald Trump's momentum just five days before Super Tuesday.
San Quentin State Prison in California, December 2015.
In the 1970s, California Governor Jerry Brown helped pioneer mandatory sentencing. Now he's working to overturn the practice.
Trump and Cruz during the GOP debate, round 6. North Charleston, South Carolina January 14, 2016.
Our panel of scholars listened to the sixth GOP debate with a critical ear and picked one quote to analyze.