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House Votes to Recommend Contempt Charges Against Bannon
House Votes to Recommend Contempt Charges Against Bannon
2021-10-22 13:38:11
by Dan McCue
House Votes to Recommend Contempt Charges Against Bannon

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives has voted to recommend that Steve Bannon, a long-time aide to former President Donald... Read More

District of Columbia
Issues with DC Metro Expected to Extend Into Next Week
Issues with DC Metro Expected to Extend Into Next Week
2021-10-22 16:11:12
by Dan McCue
Issues with DC Metro Expected to Extend Into Next Week

WASHINGTON -- DC Metro trains will continue to run on a reduced schedule through Halloween, the system’s general manager, Paul... Read More

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FBI Raids DC Home of Russian Oligarch Allegedly Linked to 2016 Influence-Peddling
FBI Raids DC Home of Russian Oligarch Allegedly Linked to 2016 Influence-Peddling
2021-10-21 21:29:42
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- An FBI search of the Washington, D.C. home of a Russian oligarch this week is moving the Justice Department into the political minefield that comes from mixing foreign policy with legal enforcement. The FBI conducted what it called... Read More

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FCC Announces $554 Million Broadband Opportunity Fund Program
FCC Announces $554 Million Broadband Opportunity Fund Program

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission announced on Wednesday it is set to approve a total of $554,150,641 for the third round of funding in deployments of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. The FCC previously announced over $1 billion in... Read More

Fourth Special Session Brews as Texas Lieutenant Governor, GOP Chairman Press Abbott

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was joined by Matt Rinaldi, chairman of the Republican Party of Texas,... Read More

2021-10-21 18:22:52
Budget Hawk Urges Congress to Reject ‘Extenders’ to Get Reconciliation Deal

WASHINGTON - With Congressional Democrats reportedly within days of an agreement on a slimmed down reconciliation spending package, a well... Read More

2021-10-21 18:03:12
Schumer Vows to Quickly Advance Next Voting Rights Bill to Senate Floor

WASHINGTON –  Less than 24 hours after Senate Republicans blocked debate on the Freedom to Vote Act, Majority Leader Chuck... Read More

2021-10-21 17:59:54

Energy

Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 12 Million Worldwide, Report Says
Energy
Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 12 Million Worldwide, Report Says
2021-10-21 17:55:51
by Dan McCue

The number of people working in the renewable energy sector worldwide reached 12 million last year, up from 11.3 million in 2019, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency. The eighth edition of “Renewable Energy and... Read More

Climate

Government Unveils Suite of Analyses on Climate Change
Climate
Government Unveils Suite of Analyses on Climate Change
2021-10-21 17:52:52
by TWN Staff

Several federal agencies representing the core of the executive branch’s national security and foreign policy apparatus, are releasing a suite of reports on the impact of climate change at home and abroad, and particularly on how to deal with the... Read More

Employment

US Jobless Claims Fall to New Pandemic Low of 290,000
Employment
US Jobless Claims Fall to New Pandemic Low of 290,000
2021-10-21 14:26:11
by Home

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a new low point since the pandemic erupted, evidence that layoffs are declining as companies hold onto workers. Unemployment claims dropped 6,000 to 290,000 last... Read More

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2021-10-21 14:21:38
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Virginia Gives Democrats a Test of Black Turnout Before 2022

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — As Democrat Terry McAuliffe worked the crowd at Norfolk State University's homecoming football game, many fans... Read More

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — As Democrat Terry McAuliffe worked the crowd at Norfolk State University's homecoming football game, many fans at the historically Black school were ready with answers before he could even ask for their vote. "Everybody I talked... Read More

2021-10-21 14:11:05
by Home
Big Changes in White House Ideas to Pay for $2 Trillion Plan

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — In an abrupt change, the White House on Wednesday floated new plans to pay for parts... Read More

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — In an abrupt change, the White House on Wednesday floated new plans to pay for parts of President Joe Biden's $2 trillion social services and climate change package, shelving a proposed big increase in corporate tax... Read More

2021-10-21 13:50:36
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Medicare Open Enrollment Is Here: What Beneficiaries Need to Know

Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period is here. From now until December 7, 63 million seniors and those with certain disabilities... Read More

Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period is here. From now until December 7, 63 million seniors and those with certain disabilities can shop for and enroll in Medicare coverage that suits their needs. There’s a lot for seniors to consider at... Read More

2021-10-20 23:29:40
by Dan McCue
Senate GOP Blocks Democrats’ Election Reform Bill, Filibuster Support Softens

WASHINGTON -- Despite changes reflecting the spirit of compromise, Senate Democrats were unable on Wednesday to convince a single Republican... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Despite changes reflecting the spirit of compromise, Senate Democrats were unable on Wednesday to convince a single Republican to vote with them in support of guaranteeing Americans the right to easy access to the polls.  As a result,... Read More

2021-10-20 23:18:55
by Dan McCue
Poll Shows Youngkin Gaining in Virginia Governor’s Race, Redistricting Delays

With just two critical weeks to go before Election Day, Republican Glenn Youngkin has pulled into a statistical dead heat... Read More

With just two critical weeks to go before Election Day, Republican Glenn Youngkin has pulled into a statistical dead heat with Democrat Terry McAuliffe. A widening partisan gap in voter engagement and an apparent shift in issue priorities are bolstering... Read More

2021-10-21 21:47:11
by Tom Ramstack
Wind Generators Faces Support and Skeptics as Government Seeks Renewable Energy

WASHINGTON -- The wind drove federal lawmakers Thursday to consider whether offshore turbines should become a major new source of... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The wind drove federal lawmakers Thursday to consider whether offshore turbines should become a major new source of electricity for American consumers. As environmentalists tried to convince a congressional panel that wind energy is a cost-effective investment, detractors... Read More

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