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Moderates Seen As Key to Ratifying U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal Trade
Moderates Seen As Key to Ratifying U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal
2019-09-06 21:13:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - As Congress adjourned for its August recess, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, known as the USMCA, seemed to be the last thing on anyone's mind. At the time, an impending fiscal crisis had just been averted, and lawmakers, media... Read More

House to Vote on Banning Offshore Drilling in Almost All US Waters Environment
House to Vote on Banning Offshore Drilling in Almost All US Waters
2019-09-06 21:08:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House will vote next week on a trio of bills that would effectively block all new offshore oil and gas drilling in the waters around the United States. In a letter to House members, Democratic House Leader... Read More

Hoyer Says Continuing Resolution Will Be Necessary to Avoid Another Shutdown Federal Budget
Hoyer Says Continuing Resolution Will Be Necessary to Avoid Another Shutdown
2019-09-06 21:00:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Thursday that a continuing resolution will be necessary to keep the government funded past Oct. 1 and prevent the second shutdown in less than a year. In a letter to House... Read More

NewDEAL Announces Judges for Annual New Ideas Challenge Political News
NewDEAL Announces Judges for Annual New Ideas Challenge
2019-09-06 14:11:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- NewDEAL on Thursday unveiled the esteemed panel of judge for this year's New Ideas Challenge. This year's judges come to the challenge with a wealth of policy experience and expertise, bringing perspectives from leading research and policy organizations,... Read More

Majority of  Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders Immigration
Majority of Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders
2019-09-05 20:49:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - When it comes to opposition talking points, the myth that Democrats advocate for "open borders" is both the most preposterous -- and persistent -- assertion of the still-young 2020 campaign season. Even Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a self-described... Read More

Mod Dems Won the House in 2018, That Was Just the Beginning Congress
Mod Dems Won the House in 2018, That Was Just the Beginning
2019-09-05 20:42:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - What it comes down to is this: Despite many in the media trumpeting the "fact" that all the momentum in the Democratic Party in 2018 was on the far-left, mid-term voters overwhelmingly endorsed moderates, rewarding their common-sense approach... Read More

House Judiciary Committee to Tackle Gun Legislation Debate Next Week Congress
House Judiciary Committee to Tackle Gun Legislation Debate Next Week
2019-09-03 20:22:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee will reconvene next week taking on one of the nation's most contentious issues -- finding a way forward in the wake of a series of mass shootings. The markup on a trio of bills... Read More

Ginsburg Slams Partisan Gerrymandering Before Record Book Fest Audience Supreme Court
Ginsburg Slams Partisan Gerrymandering Before Record Book Fest Audience
2019-09-03 15:48:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday told a record crowd that had turned out to see her at the National Book Festival that "something needs to be done about partisan gerrymandering." Ginsburg was responding to... Read More

Democratic Race Is About to Get Serious 2020 Elections
Democratic Race Is About to Get Serious

WASHINGTON — The unofficial end of summer kicks off a more intense phase of a Democratic presidential race that has been led by moderate Joe Biden, with progressives Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in a battle for second as the... Read More

Democrats Scrap Plans For Virtual Iowa Caucus Over Security Concerns Political News
Democrats Scrap Plans For Virtual Iowa Caucus Over Security Concerns
2019-08-30 21:15:47
by TWN Staff

Citing concerns raised by security experts, the Democratic National Committee has recommended nixing a plan that would have allowed Iowans and Nevadans to remotely caucus for candidates next year. Advocates for the so-called "virtual caucuses" argued that allowing voters to... Read More

Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race Political News
Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race
2019-08-29 17:04:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., dropped out of the 2020 presidential race Wednesday, after having failed to make the stage for the third Democratic candidate debate. Gillibrand, who positioned herself as a progressive and strong advocate for women’s issues,... Read More

10 Democrats Set for Houston Debate As Several Others Miss Cut Political News
10 Democrats Set for Houston Debate As Several Others Miss Cut
2019-08-29 16:59:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified to appear in the next debate, guaranteeing for the first time this election cycle that the front-runners in the contest will finally come face-to-face in a one-night event. The next debate, sponsored by... Read More

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