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House Votes to Set Rules for Trump Impeachment Impeachment
House Votes to Set Rules for Trump Impeachment
2019-11-01 12:22:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided House of Representatives voted 232-196 on Thursday to endorse the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and establish the ground rules for the impending public phase of that process. The vote was almost entirely along... Read More

Twitter Bans All Political Ads, in Sharp Contrast to Facebook Social Media
Twitter Bans All Political Ads, in Sharp Contrast to Facebook

Twitter Inc. founder and Chief Executive Jack Dorsey announced Wednesday his social media company — in pointed contrast to Facebook Inc. — would stop running political advertising worldwide. In a long thread of Twitter messages, he wrote that online political... Read More

Kamala Harris Will Cut Staff, Limit Pay as Campaign Falters 2020 Elections
Kamala Harris Will Cut Staff, Limit Pay as Campaign Falters

WASHINGTON — Short on cash and falling in the polls, Kamala Harris plans to cut staff in her Baltimore headquarters and reduce pay for advisers in an effort to keep her presidential campaign afloat. Campaign manager Juan Rodriguez outlined the... Read More

Army Officer Gives Democrats Fresh Ammunition on Trump and Ukraine Impeachment
Army Officer Gives Democrats Fresh Ammunition on Trump and Ukraine

WASHINGTON — A decorated Army officer assigned to the National Security Council told a House panel Tuesday that he was so alarmed by White House efforts to press Ukraine to investigate President Donald Trump’s political foes that he repeatedly complained... Read More

Trump’s Steel Tariffs Were Supposed to Save the Industry. They Made Things Worse Economy
Trump’s Steel Tariffs Were Supposed to Save the Industry. They Made Things Worse

WASHINGTON — When President Trump slapped 25% tariffs on foreign steel in March 2018, panicky U.S. buyers rushed to place new orders ahead of feared supply interruptions, driving prices up sharply. It was an instant bonanza for domestic steel producers.... Read More

Ohio Supreme Court Again Refuses to Hear Appeal of Abortion Clinic Closure State News
Ohio Supreme Court Again Refuses to Hear Appeal of Abortion Clinic Closure

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to reconsider its decision rejecting an appeal from a Dayton-area abortion clinic ordered closed by state health officials. The justices voted 4-3 on Aug. 21 not to review the case, with... Read More

Trump Considers Disposing of D.C. Hotel to End Legal and Political Disputes In The News
Trump Considers Disposing of D.C. Hotel to End Legal and Political Disputes
2019-10-30 14:23:36
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - The Trump organization is considering selling its lease on the downtown Washington Trump International Hotel to resolve legal and political disputes over its ownership and profits. Controversy surrounding the hotel is part of an ongoing tide of criticism... Read More

Running for Office as a Working Parent Could Become Easier Elections
Running for Office as a Working Parent Could Become Easier
2019-10-30 14:20:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday approved a bill that explicitly allows campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses, making it easier for working parents to run for elected office. Introduced in March by Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., the bill... Read More

Democrats Release Proposed Resolution Outlining Next Phase of Impeachment Inquiry Impeachment
Democrats Release Proposed Resolution Outlining Next Phase of Impeachment Inquiry
2019-10-29 21:24:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Democrats unveiled a draft resolution Tuesday afternoon outlining the next phase of their impeachment inquiry after weeks of closed-door witness testimony. The document, which is scheduled to be marked up by the House Rules Committee Wednesday afternoon,... Read More

Katie Hill’s Exit Shakes Up Competitive Race in Southern California Political News
Katie Hill’s Exit Shakes Up Competitive Race in Southern California

WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Katie Hill’s decision to resign amid allegations of an improper relationship with her staffer has upended the battle to control a competitive district in Southern California. Republicans believe they can win the 25th District back, especially... Read More

North Carolina Court Halts Use of Current Congressional Map for 2020 State News
North Carolina Court Halts Use of Current Congressional Map for 2020

WASHINGTON — A three-judge panel in North Carolina has ordered the state not to use the current congressional districts for the 2020 elections while the lawsuit against them proceeds. The preliminary injunction could delay the state’s March congressional primaries, setting... Read More

Congress to Hold First Floor Vote on Impeachment Inquiry Impeachment
Congress to Hold First Floor Vote on Impeachment Inquiry
2019-10-28 21:41:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives will hold the first floor vote on the Trump impeachment inquiry, laying out the rules for the remainder of the ongoing investigation. The House Rules Committee is scheduled to start marking up the resolution... Read More

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