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Effort to Axe the Military “Widow’s Tax” Continues to Grow With Bipartisan Support Military
Effort to Axe the Military “Widow’s Tax” Continues to Grow With Bipartisan Support
2019-04-26 20:12:41
by Sean Trambley

Two months after being introduced by a coalition led by Senators Doug Jones, D-Ala., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, bipartisan and bicameral support for the Military Widow’s Tax Elimination Act of 2019 continues to grow.... Read More

Activist Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Role in Russian Influence Campaign In The News
Activist Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Role in Russian Influence Campaign
2019-04-26 20:02:26
by Dan McCue

Maria Butina, the Russian gun rights activist who pleaded guilty in December to conspiring to influence U.S. government policy in the run-up to the 2016 election, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in federal court in Washington for failing to... Read More

Cunningham Warns Fight ‘Far From Over’ As White House Delays Offshore Drilling Plan Political News
Cunningham Warns Fight ‘Far From Over’ As White House Delays Offshore Drilling Plan
2019-04-25 21:23:09
by Dan McCue

The Trump administration has indefinitely delayed its controversial plan to expand oil and gas exploration off the Atlantic Coast citing the need to await the outcome of litigation that currently blocks similar drilling in the Arctic. In March, U.S. District... Read More

Democrats Threaten Contempt for Trump’s Defiance of Subpoenas In The News
Democrats Threaten Contempt for Trump’s Defiance of Subpoenas
2019-04-25 18:09:53
by Tom Ramstack

Democratic members of Congress threatened a contempt citation Wednesday against a Trump administration official who refused to testify this week on an immigration question for the 2020 Census. John Gore, an assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Civil Rights... Read More

Joe Biden Finally Announces 2020 White House Bid 2020 Elections
Joe Biden Finally Announces 2020 White House Bid
2019-04-25 10:59:07
by Dan McCue

Surprising absolutely no one, former Vice President Joe Biden launched his presidential campaign on Thursday, joining a crowded Democratic field as the front-runner via a video posted to social media. Biden's announcement focuses on a "battle for the soul of... Read More

IRS Misses Deadline On Trump Tax Returns, Setting Stage for Legal Battle Political News
IRS Misses Deadline On Trump Tax Returns, Setting Stage for Legal Battle
2019-04-23 21:36:51
by Dan McCue

The Internal Revenue Service missed a 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline to hand copies of President Donald Trump's personal and business tax returns over to Congress, setting the stage for a potentially lengthy legal battle. In a letter to House Ways... Read More

Political Turmoil in North Carolina Continues to Roil State Republican Party Political News
Political Turmoil in North Carolina Continues to Roil State Republican Party
2019-04-23 21:23:14
by Sean Trambley

Seven years ago, Republicans took over nearly every lever of power in North Carolina in a political takeover that seemed destined to transform the state into a conservative stronghold. North Carolina, once considered a moderate state, was now in Republican... Read More

US Court Allows Patent for Marijuana Formulation Litigation
US Court Allows Patent for Marijuana Formulation
2019-04-23 21:14:17
by Tom Ramstack

A federal court ruling last week set a precedent for property rights to cannabis products in the quickly growing marijuana industry. U.S. District Judge William Martinez, an Obama appointee who presides in Colorado, ruled that cannabinoid formulations can be considered... Read More

Clear Divide Emerges Among Justices Over Citizenship Question on Census Supreme Court
Clear Divide Emerges Among Justices Over Citizenship Question on Census
2019-04-23 19:33:01
by Dan McCue

The conservative and liberal justices of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be sharply divided over the Trump administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The high court's ruling in the case could affect how many... Read More

Social Security Costs to Exceed Income in 2020, Trustees Say Entitlements
Social Security Costs to Exceed Income in 2020, Trustees Say
2019-04-22 23:10:42
by Dan McCue

Both Social Security and Medicare are on unstable financial footing, and lawmakers need to act sooner rather than later to shore up America’s bedrock retirement programs and phase in needed changes, the trustees of both programs said in reports released... Read More

Cain Withdraws from Consideration for Seat on Federal Reserve Federal Reserve
Cain Withdraws from Consideration for Seat on Federal Reserve
2019-04-22 20:31:26
by Dan McCue

Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain has withdrawn from consideration for a seaton the Federal Reserve board amid focus on past allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity. Cain ran for president as an insurgent populist eyeing the 2012 Republican presidential... Read More

Supreme Court to Take Up LGBT Job Discrimination Cases Supreme Court
Supreme Court to Take Up LGBT Job Discrimination Cases
2019-04-22 20:20:31
by Dan McCue

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up the question of whether provisions of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting employment discrimination applies to LGBT individuals. The justices said they would hear Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia,... Read More

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