Congress
Nevada’s Horsford Named Next Congressional Black Caucus Chair
Nevada’s Horsford Named Next Congressional Black Caucus Chair
Law
11th Circuit Removes Special Master in Trump Documents Case
11th Circuit Removes Special Master in Trump Documents Case
2022-12-02 16:04:35
by Dan McCue
11th Circuit Removes Special Master in Trump Documents Case

ATLANTA — A federal appeals court has removed a major obstacle to the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into former President... Read More

Political News
Biden Urges Democrats to Dramatically Alter Early Primary Calendar
Biden Urges Democrats to Dramatically Alter Early Primary Calendar
2022-12-02 14:40:19
by Dan McCue
Biden Urges Democrats to Dramatically Alter Early Primary Calendar

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has asked the leaders of the Democratic National Committee to dispense with decades of tradition... Read More

Congress
New Dems Elect New Leadership Team, Induct New Members
New Dems Elect New Leadership Team, Induct New Members
2022-12-02 18:35:54
by Dan McCue
New Dems Elect New Leadership Team, Induct New Members

WASHINGTON — The New Democrat Coalition has elected Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., to serve as its chair in the 118th... Read More

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White House
Pomp, Circumstance and a Shared Vision of the Future Mark Macron Visit
Pomp, Circumstance and a Shared Vision of the Future Mark Macron Visit
Pomp, Circumstance and a Shared Vision of the Future Mark Macron Visit
2022-12-01 22:43:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Pomp and military flare were on vivid display on the South Lawn of the White House early Thursday morning as President Joe Biden formally welcomed his French counterpart, President Emmanuel Macron, to the executive mansion. Though the two... Read More

2022 Elections
Arizona County Certifies Election After Judge’s Order
Arizona County Certifies Election After Judge's Order

PHOENIX (AP) — A rural Arizona county certified its midterm election results on Thursday, following the orders of a judge who ruled that Republican supervisors broke the law when they refused to sign off on the vote count by this week's deadline.... Read More

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Biden Student Loan Program

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether President Joe Biden can proceed with his student loan... Read More

2022-12-01 22:49:58
Senate Says FTX Cryptocurrency Collapse Shows Need for Government Regulation

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee on Thursday nearly eliminated uncertainties about whether the government will regulate the cryptocurrency industry soon... Read More

2022-12-01 22:36:13
Fed Chair to Slow Rate Hikes, but 'Will Stay the Course'

WASHINGTON — Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell gave America news that encouraged a stock market rally Wednesday when... Read More

2022-12-01 18:54:21

Congress

Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes Senate
Congress
Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes Senate
2022-11-30 12:10:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – The Senate passed a bill to codify federal recognition of same-sex marriage on Tuesday night, adding religious liberty protections to ensure its bipartisan support. The 61-36 vote in the chamber now sends the measure to the House, where... Read More

Abortion

Abortion Rights Groups Look to Next Fights After 2022 Wins
Abortion
Abortion Rights Groups Look to Next Fights After 2022 Wins
2022-12-01 14:09:57
by Home

CHICAGO (AP) — Emboldened by the results of November's midterms, abortion rights supporters say they are preparing for even bigger fights in state legislatures and pivotal elections to come, including 2024 races for Congress and president. Victories for abortion rights ballot measures and... Read More

Infrastructure

Senate Tries to Smooth Out Snags in $1.2T Infrastructure Law
Infrastructure
Senate Tries to Smooth Out Snags in $1.2T Infrastructure Law
2022-11-30 20:58:45
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee tried to tweak the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law Wednesday to make sure the government is getting a good deal with its record investment to boost the economy. The five-year program won wide approval during... Read More

More from The Well

2022-11-30 16:24:04
by TWN Staff
Scholarship Program Created for Aspiring VA Mental Health Professionals

WASHINGTON — A new scholarship program has been established by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist individuals pursuing graduate... Read More

WASHINGTON — A new scholarship program has been established by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist individuals pursuing graduate degrees in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or mental health counseling. The new initiative is called the Vet... Read More

2022-11-30 17:16:42
by Dan McCue
Initiative Makes $350M Available to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is making $350 million available to increase COVID-19 vaccinations at Health Resources and Services Administration-supported... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is making $350 million available to increase COVID-19 vaccinations at Health Resources and Services Administration-supported health facilities. The funding will support health centers administering updated COVID-19 vaccines through mobile, drive-up, walk-up or community-based vaccination events,... Read More

2022-11-29 22:53:01
by Dan McCue
Treasury Dept. Clarifies Labor Rules for Green Energy Tax Credits

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department has unveiled its initial guidance on the labor requirements that employers must meet in... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department has unveiled its initial guidance on the labor requirements that employers must meet in order to qualify for bonus tax benefits for clean energy projects. The guidance announced Tuesday will be published in the... Read More

2022-11-30 16:43:49
by Dan McCue
Gun-Related Fatalities Hit 28-Year High in 2021

ATLANTA — The rate of gun-related deaths in the U.S. reached a 28-year high in 2021 after sharp increases in... Read More

ATLANTA — The rate of gun-related deaths in the U.S. reached a 28-year high in 2021 after sharp increases in homicides of Black men and suicides among White men, a new analysis of federal data shows. A record 48,953 deaths... Read More

2022-11-29 22:03:29
by Dan McCue
In-Person, Early Voting in Georgia Senate Contest Shatters Record

ATLANTA — Georgia voters choosing between incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker in the Dec.... Read More

ATLANTA — Georgia voters choosing between incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker in the Dec. 6 runoff election shattered the state’s record for early, in-person voting on Monday, according to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.... Read More

2022-11-29 20:41:41
by Home
Democracy Checkup: Early Lessons From the 2022 Midterms 

While the final election results are trickling in, there is enough evidence to glean lessons about the health of U.S.... Read More

While the final election results are trickling in, there is enough evidence to glean lessons about the health of U.S. democracy. Most importantly, we can celebrate that extremism was largely rejected in closely contested elections, but we cannot let our... Read More

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