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NC Elections Board Chairman Resigns Following Sexist Joke at Convention State News
NC Elections Board Chairman Resigns Following Sexist Joke at Convention

RALEIGH, N.C. — Bob Cordle, the North Carolina state Board of Elections chairman, resigned Tuesday night following reports about a sex joke he made Monday at a conference with hundreds of elections officials. “I sincerely apologize to those who heard... Read More

Democrats Favor Building on ACA Over ‘Medicare for All’ In The News
Democrats Favor Building on ACA Over ‘Medicare for All’

WASHINGTON — Most Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents would prefer to expand the Affordable Care Act rather than replace it with a “Medicare for All” plan, according to a new tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The poll, released Tuesday,... Read More

New Medicare Initiative Aims to Fill Holes in Patient Health Records Health
New Medicare Initiative Aims to Fill Holes in Patient Health Records

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday unveiled a new initiative that aims to connect the dots between a patient’s health records held by different providers. The Data at the Point of Care, or DPC, demonstration... Read More

Senate GOP Blocks Bid to Pass TPS for Venezuelans U.S. Senate
Senate GOP Blocks Bid to Pass TPS for Venezuelans

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate will leave for a six-week break without passing a bill to grant Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Venezuelans even though the House of Representatives passed a similar measure last week. Two Democratic senators, Bob... Read More

Judge Allows Lawsuit Over US ‘Metering’ of Asylum-Seekers to Move Forward Immigration
Judge Allows Lawsuit Over US ‘Metering’ of Asylum-Seekers to Move Forward

SAN DIEGO — A lawsuit over the federal government’s program limiting the number of asylum-seekers who can ask for help at ports of entry will be allowed to go forward, a federal judge in San Diego ruled on Monday. U.S.... Read More

Industrial Emissions Targeted in New Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Climate
Industrial Emissions Targeted in New Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation
2019-07-30 21:58:09
by Sean Trambley

Last week, a bipartisan, bicameral coalition led by freshman Representative Sean Casten D-Ill., introduced legislation aimed at encouraging innovation that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sources. Casten and his counterparts in the Senate, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and... Read More

Trump Must Disclose Tax Returns to Get on California Primary Ballot State News
Trump Must Disclose Tax Returns to Get on California Primary Ballot
2019-07-30 21:53:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law Tuesday that would require President Trump -- or any other candidate -- to disclose their tax returns in order to appear on California's primary ballot. The law, which was introduced by... Read More

House Working Group Says It's Making Progress On NAFTA Replacement Trade
House Working Group Says It's Making Progress On NAFTA Replacement
2019-07-30 21:50:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House working group formed to negotiate changes to President Donald Trump's proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week that while it's made substantial progress, it's still waiting for a counter proposal for requested... Read More

Seven Months Before Super Tuesday California Poll Sees A Toss-Up 2020 Elections
Seven Months Before Super Tuesday California Poll Sees A Toss-Up
2019-07-30 20:55:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Seven months from Super Tuesday, the race to win the California primary and presumably, a lock to be the Democratic presidential nominee, is a toss-up, according to new poll released by the Public Policy Institute of California. California... Read More

US-China Talks Set to Resume As Neither Seems Eager For a Deal Trade
US-China Talks Set to Resume As Neither Seems Eager For a Deal

BEIJING — Almost three months after their trade talks broke down in acrimony, Chinese and American negotiators meet again in Shanghai this week amid tempered expectations for breakthroughs in their yearlong trade war. Two days of talks are scheduled to... Read More

Biden Leads Democrats, But It’s Still a ‘Pretty Fluid Race,’ Poll Shows 2020 Elections
Biden Leads Democrats, But It’s Still a ‘Pretty Fluid Race,’ Poll Shows

WASHINGTON — As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their second round of debates this week, a new poll finds that half of likely primary voters have changed their minds since the spring, highlighting how unsettled the contest remains. Former Vice... Read More

McConnell Bristles At ‘Hyperventilating Hacks’ Criticizing His Blocking of Election Security Bills U.S. Senate
McConnell Bristles At ‘Hyperventilating Hacks’ Criticizing His Blocking of Election Security Bills

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did something Monday he rarely does — get riled up and respond directly to criticism as he defended his decision to block election security bills last week that Democrats attempted to bring to... Read More

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