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Nancy Pelosi, Trump Wrestler And Tightrope Walker, Wins Hearts of Democratic Centrists
Nancy Pelosi, Trump Wrestler And Tightrope Walker, Wins Hearts of Democratic Centrists

WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi nearly was blocked from the speaker’s gavel late last year by a small band of moderate Democrats who said she was too divisive and had been atop the party for too long. More than six months... Read More

Pompeo Says Despite Speculation, Run for Senate 'Off The Table' Political News
Pompeo Says Despite Speculation, Run for Senate 'Off The Table'
2019-07-30 15:01:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed widespread speculation that he's considering a run for the U.S. Senate, telling an audience of business men and women Monday that such a bid "is off the table, as a practical matter."... Read More

Pompeo Offers Sweeping View of US Foreign Policy at Economic Club Forum Foreign Affairs
Pompeo Offers Sweeping View of US Foreign Policy at Economic Club Forum
2019-07-30 14:53:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump has ordered him to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the 2020 election and begin the closing chapter of the nearly two-decade-old conflict. "That's... Read More

Hong Kong Police Struggle to Contain Unpredictable Protesters Foreign Affairs
Hong Kong Police Struggle to Contain Unpredictable Protesters

HONG KONG — From an airport sit-in to violent clashes in a suburban area to aimless marches through busy shopping districts, Hong Kong’s weekend of unrest illustrated the challenge of quelling a protest movement that’s leaderless, unpredictable and widespread. Police... Read More

Neither EU Nor U.K. Ready For No-Deal Brexit, Study Finds In The News
Neither EU Nor U.K. Ready For No-Deal Brexit, Study Finds

LONDON — Neither the European Union nor Britain is ready for a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31, according to a study of contingency plans by the U.K.’s biggest business lobby group. “There are no areas of relevance to the economy... Read More

Ruling Will ‘Really Accelerate’ Wall Progress, DHS Chief Says Supreme Court
Ruling Will ‘Really Accelerate’ Wall Progress, DHS Chief Says

WASHINGTON — The ruling that cleared Donald Trump’s administration to start using disputed Pentagon funds for fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border will “really accelerate” progress on the president’s wall project, the top Department of Homeland Security official said. Meanwhile, segments... Read More

400th Jamestown Anniversary Comes at Significant Moment for Democratic Governments State News
400th Jamestown Anniversary Comes at Significant Moment for Democratic Governments

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Just a few miles from where it all began, politicians, civil servants, journalists, academics and citizens will gather at the College of William and Mary to consider the future of representative democracy in the United States... Read More

How California Keeps Blocking Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks State News
How California Keeps Blocking Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks

SAN JOSE, Calif. — California’s sweeping deal with four major automakers last week to boost gas mileage standards and cut tailpipe emissions wasn’t the first time the Golden State has outmaneuvered the Trump administration, which has been planning instead to... Read More

Democratic Governors Go On Offensive Over Health Care Access State News
Democratic Governors Go On Offensive Over Health Care Access
2019-07-26 22:05:59
by Dan McCue

Clearly concerned about what will happen if a federal appeals court upholds a lower court ruling overturning the Affordable Care Act, Democrats at the National Governors Association summer meeting said Thursday that rolling back the health care law would be... Read More

Mueller’s Testimony Highlights Need for Additional Election Security Funding 2020 Elections
Mueller’s Testimony Highlights Need for Additional Election Security Funding
2019-07-26 20:28:07
by HJ Mai

Election security has been under the microscope since reports of Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. presidential election first surfaced.  The findings by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence further indicate that the Russian... Read More

New Dems Push President to Prioritize Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation Infrastructure
New Dems Push President to Prioritize Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation
2019-07-26 20:22:58
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - The House New Democrat Coalition has asked President Donald Trump to recommit to negotiations on an infrastructure investment plan, highlighting the many benefits of bipartisan cooperation on a vital national issue. In a letter written by the coalition’s... Read More

Census Question May Be Dead, But Trump’s Backup Plan Could Still Reshape Political Map Political News
Census Question May Be Dead, But Trump’s Backup Plan Could Still Reshape Political Map

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump surrendered his legal fight earlier this month to ask about citizenship on the upcoming census, but his administration is marching forward on a Republican strategy that could upend the way legislative districts are drawn nationwide... Read More

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