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Can Congress Defund Obamacare?  SCOTUS Will Decide In The News
Can Congress Defund Obamacare? SCOTUS Will Decide
2019-06-25 20:45:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It just might be the liveliest few minutes of the day in the Supreme Court press room. Quietly getting up from their desks, the 20 or so reporters who call the high court beat home on a daily... Read More

Republican State Lawmakers In Oregon Go Missing Ahead of Climate Change Vote State News
Republican State Lawmakers In Oregon Go Missing Ahead of Climate Change Vote
2019-06-24 21:23:39
by Dan McCue

Eleven Senate Republicans in Oregon high-tailed it out of the state capitol of Salem this past week, and the Democratic governor has ordered state police to go and round them up. At issue is a vote on House Bill 2020,... Read More

Blue Dogs Seek to Secure U.S. Elections, Deter Future Interference Elections
Blue Dogs Seek to Secure U.S. Elections, Deter Future Interference
2019-06-21 23:26:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - After playing a critical role in passing a sweeping election and ethics reform bill, the Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats on Friday unveiled a package of legislative proposals aimed at securing U.S. elections and deterring future interference... Read More

Congress Did Not Violate 'Nondelegation' Doctrine In Handling of Sex Offender Law Elections
Congress Did Not Violate 'Nondelegation' Doctrine In Handling of Sex Offender Law
2019-06-21 20:50:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court held Thursday that Congress did not unlawfully delegate its authority to another branch of government when it left it to the attorney general to decide how to apply a sex offender law's requirements before... Read More

Tensions High During Committee Hearing On Reparations for African Americans Civil Rights
Tensions High During Committee Hearing On Reparations for African Americans
2019-06-21 20:38:13
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - A House Judiciary subcommittee held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on whether the federal government should consider compensating the descendants of slaves in the United States. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, who became the... Read More

‘Averse to Using Military Force,’ Trump Calls Off Military Strike, Cites Potential Casualties Foreign Affairs
‘Averse to Using Military Force,’ Trump Calls Off Military Strike, Cites Potential Casualties
2019-06-21 20:14:55
by HJ Mai

WASHINGTON - The escalation tensions between the United States and Iran nearly reached a tipping point Thursday after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a branch of Iran’s armed forces, confirmed that it shot down an unmanned U.S. Navy drone. President... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Lame-Duck Laws Curbing Democrats Power State News
Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Lame-Duck Laws Curbing Democrats Power
2019-06-21 20:09:15
by Dan McCue

Wisconsin's Supreme Court upheld lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Democratic Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, on Friday, a win for state Republicans, but one that might be only temporary. The victory was on procedural grounds only,... Read More

Supreme Court Says 40-Foot-Tall Cross on Public Land in Maryland Can Stay Supreme Court
Supreme Court Says 40-Foot-Tall Cross on Public Land in Maryland Can Stay
2019-06-21 12:47:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A large, cross-shaped memorial to the dead of World War I that has stood in the grassy median of a local roadway for nearly a century, can stay right where it is, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday.... Read More

Trump, Canada's Trudeau Talk Trade and China at White House Meeting Trade
Trump, Canada's Trudeau Talk Trade and China at White House Meeting
2019-06-20 22:53:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House Thursday, to talk trade and their respective issues with China on a day otherwise dominated by concerns over an escalation in hostilities between the U.S.... Read More

Press Defeats Women of Congress at Charity Softball Bipartisan
Press Defeats Women of Congress at Charity Softball
2019-06-20 20:16:32
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - Now this isn’t fake news. The Bad News Babes of the DC press corps defeated the ladies of Congress 10-3 Wednesday night at the eleventh annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game. The Babes, captained by Mikayla Bouchard of The... Read More

EPA Rolls Back Obama-era Rules Meant to Rein In Power Plant Pollution Environment
EPA Rolls Back Obama-era Rules Meant to Rein In Power Plant Pollution
2019-06-19 21:31:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday replaced Obama-era rules intended to tamp down on carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants with new regulations that allow states to decide whether such steps are needed. The new rule will go... Read More

New York Lawmakers Strike Deal on Ambitious Climate Plan State News
New York Lawmakers Strike Deal on Ambitious Climate Plan
2019-06-19 21:09:33
by Dan McCue

Lawmakers in New York State reached a deal Tuesday on a sweeping climate bill that would require 70% of electricity used in the state to come from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro by 2030. The bill is... Read More

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