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Supreme Court May Punt Rather Than Rule on Key Gun-Rights Case Supreme Court
Supreme Court May Punt Rather Than Rule on Key Gun-Rights Case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court justices sounded uncertain Monday over whether to rule on a major gun-rights case, since New York City has repealed the disputed law at issue that restricted carrying a licensed weapon outside the city. The gun... Read More

High Time: Michigan Begins Recreational Marijuana Sales 13 Months After Vote State News
High Time: Michigan Begins Recreational Marijuana Sales 13 Months After Vote

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan’s first legal recreational sales began around 10 a.m. Sunday, 13 months after voters approved a ballot measure allowing it. Consumers from across Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania lined up outside provisioning centers to kick off... Read More

Doubt Cast on Gordon Sondland’s Testimony About Call with Trump Political News
Doubt Cast on Gordon Sondland’s Testimony About Call with Trump

Gordon Sondland has testified twice under oath that President Donald Trump emphatically told him there was “no quid pro quo” tying aid for Ukraine to investigations of Democrats. Trump and Republicans say the Sept. 9 phone call proves that Trump... Read More

House Judiciary Committee Announces Its First Trump Impeachment Hearing Impeachment
House Judiciary Committee Announces Its First Trump Impeachment Hearing

WASHINGTON — The House impeachment inquiry will enter a new phase next week when the Judiciary Committee holds its first public hearing to begin deciding whether President Donald Trump will become only the third president in history to face impeachment.... Read More

New Jersey Wants to Give Planned Parenthood, Others $9 Million After Trump Abortion ‘Gag Rule’ State News
New Jersey Wants to Give Planned Parenthood, Others $9 Million After Trump Abortion ‘Gag Rule’

Lawmakers in New Jersey voted overwhelmingly Monday to provide more than $9 million to organizations like Planned Parenthood, which said they had to turn down federal money after President Donald Trump instituted a so-called “gag rule” forbidding them from making... Read More

Jill Stein Wants a Federal Court to Block Philadelphia’s Voting Machines Elections
Jill Stein Wants a Federal Court to Block Philadelphia’s Voting Machines

PHILADELPHIA — Jill Stein asked a federal court Tuesday to bar Philadelphia’s new voting machines from being used, saying Pennsylvania should never have approved the machines and is breaking the terms of a settlement she reached late last year with... Read More

Trump, Now a Florida Man, Makes Home State Center of Campaign 2020 Elections
Trump, Now a Florida Man, Makes Home State Center of Campaign

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is preparing to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into Florida for his 2020 campaign after changes in demographics and voting laws put the linchpin swing state up for grabs. Democrats have made potentially major... Read More

Trump Riffs on Impeachment, Adam Schiff Before Turkey Pardon In The News
Trump Riffs on Impeachment, Adam Schiff Before Turkey Pardon
2019-11-26 22:41:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump seized on the traditional pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey Tuesday to offer an extended, off-the-cuff riff on impeachment and the Democrat leading the inquiry, California's Adam Schiff. Officially, the president and first lady Melania Trump... Read More

Texas May Be Trending Purple, But Political Scientists Hedge on Whether It's Lasting State News
Texas May Be Trending Purple, But Political Scientists Hedge on Whether It's Lasting
2019-11-26 14:03:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - "The thing about Texas is that people looking at it from the outside tend to have skewed view of what goes on here," Joshua Blank said the other day. We had turned to Blank, manager of polling and... Read More

Blue Dogs Urge House Leadership, Committee Chairs to Abide by PAYGO Congress
Blue Dogs Urge House Leadership, Committee Chairs to Abide by PAYGO
2019-11-26 14:00:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition is again urging the House leadership and committee chairs to abide by the bipartisan "Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rule, which requires Congress to pay for new priorities. The letter sent Monday is the second the coalition... Read More

Schiff Says Impeachment Report Will Come Soon After Thanksgiving Impeachment
Schiff Says Impeachment Report Will Come Soon After Thanksgiving
2019-11-26 13:57:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced Monday that his committee's impeachment report will be submitted to the House Judiciary Committee "soon after Congress returns from the Thanksgiving recess." In a lengthy "Dear Colleague" letter sent to members... Read More

Democrats Approve Early Voting Plan for 2020 Nevada Caucus State News
Democrats Approve Early Voting Plan for 2020 Nevada Caucus
2019-11-26 13:54:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee has signed off on a plan that will allow Nevada to offer the first-ever early voting option for a presidential caucus. During a press briefing on Monday, DNC Chairman Tom Perez and Nevada party... Read More

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