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Democrat Beshear Declares Victory in Race for Ky. Governor State News
Democrat Beshear Declares Victory in Race for Ky. Governor

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky voters appeared to reject Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday, bucking a statewide Republican trend as they turned their backs on a politician known as much for his blustery personality as his conservative values. Democrat Andy Beshear,... Read More

Democrats Take Control of Virginia General Assembly in Historic Election Elections
Democrats Take Control of Virginia General Assembly in Historic Election

NORFOLK, Va. — Democrats won decisive majorities in the House of Delegates and state Senate in an historical election that sets Virginia on a new course. That put Democrats in control of the General Assembly and governor’s office for the... Read More

North Carolina Begins Process of Redrawing District Maps Political News
North Carolina Begins Process of Redrawing District Maps
2019-11-05 21:53:48
by Dan McCue

North Carolina lawmakers convened Tuesday afternoon to take the first procedural steps to draw new congressional maps in time for use in the 2020 elections. In all, 18 Republicans and Democrats turned out for a committee meeting at the General... Read More

In Blow to Trump, Sondland Changes Testimony Impeachment
In Blow to Trump, Sondland Changes Testimony
2019-11-05 21:22:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House investigators released hundreds of pages of testimony from two top diplomats Tuesday, including a bombshell: revised testimony from one of the men in which he admits he told a top Ukrainian official the country likely would not... Read More

House Releases First Depositions in Trump Impeachment Inquiry Impeachment
House Releases First Depositions in Trump Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — House committees that have conducted the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump behind closed doors for the last six weeks released the first two transcripts of witness testimony Monday even as four other White House officials defied subpoenas... Read More

Trump Not Immune From Manhattan DA’s Demand for Tax Returns, Federal Appeals Court Rules Law
Trump Not Immune From Manhattan DA’s Demand for Tax Returns, Federal Appeals Court Rules

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is not entitled to Oval Office immunity that would block Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. from obtaining copies of his tax returns, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The 34-page ruling by the... Read More

Whistleblower’s Lawyer Offers GOP Chance to Question Client Political News
Whistleblower’s Lawyer Offers GOP Chance to Question Client

WASHINGTON — The lawyer for the whistleblower behind the report that sparked a House impeachment inquiry said he’s offering Republicans the chance to question his client directly — but only in writing. Mark S. Zaid said on Twitter Sunday that... Read More

Beto O'Rourke Ends 2020 Presidential Bid 2020 Elections
Beto O'Rourke Ends 2020 Presidential Bid
2019-11-01 22:06:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke announced Friday evening that he's dropping his bid for Democratic presidential nomination. O'Rourke tweeted Friday that his campaign "has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively." He writes, "In that spirit:... Read More

WTO Says China Can Impose Sanctions On $3.5B Worth Of US Goods Trade
WTO Says China Can Impose Sanctions On $3.5B Worth Of US Goods
2019-11-01 20:38:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The World Trade Organization said Friday that China can place new trade sanctions on $3.5 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for U.S. restrictions on Chinese furniture, steel products and solar panels. The award by an arbitration panel... Read More

Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Election Despite Alleged Missing Votes State News
Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Election Despite Alleged Missing Votes

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that there wasn’t enough evidence to further dispute last year’s election for lieutenant governor, which had inexplicably low vote totals. An election can’t be overturned based solely on unusual vote counts in... Read More

Minnesota GOP Leaves Trump Challengers Off Primary Ballot State News
Minnesota GOP Leaves Trump Challengers Off Primary Ballot

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will be the only choice on the ballot in Minnesota’s Republican presidential primary, even though he is not the only candidate running. That’s at the direction of the Republican Party of Minnesota. Its chairwoman, Jennifer... Read More

Katie Hill Says She’s Leaving Congress ‘Because of a Misogynistic Culture’ In The News
Katie Hill Says She’s Leaving Congress ‘Because of a Misogynistic Culture’

WASHINGTON — In a blistering, emotional final House speech, Rep. Katie Hill, a freshman Democrat from California, told colleagues Thursday that she is leaving Congress because of a double standard for female politicians, a ruthless political climate and a misogynistic... Read More

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