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Early Ballot Count Shows Israel’s Netanyahu Faltering in Closely Fought Race Israel
Early Ballot Count Shows Israel’s Netanyahu Faltering in Closely Fought Race

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fighting for his political life, appeared early Wednesday to falter in his quest for a new term in office, with exit polls and early ballot-counting giving an edge to his main... Read More

Trump Names Robert C. O’Brien As New National Security Adviser In The News
Trump Names Robert C. O’Brien As New National Security Adviser

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Robert O’Brien, the special envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department, will be his next national security adviser. O’Brien will be the fourth person to serve in the position under Trump.... Read More

District of Columbia Evokes Spirit of 1776 in Battle for Statehood In The News
District of Columbia Evokes Spirit of 1776 in Battle for Statehood

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton evoked the Founding Fathers to plead their case for district statehood while riding in a statehood parade to the Capitol on Monday. The two D.C. political leaders... Read More

CNN, NY Times to Host Next Democratic Candidate Debate in October Political News
CNN, NY Times to Host Next Democratic Candidate Debate in October
2019-09-13 21:21:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The New York Times and CNN will co-host the next Democrat debate on Oct. 15, with the possibility of a second night being added depending on the number of candidates who meet the qualifying criteria. The Democratic National... Read More

Bolton’s Ousting As National Security Adviser May Open Door to Diplomacy Foreign Affairs
Bolton’s Ousting As National Security Adviser May Open Door to Diplomacy
2019-09-13 19:43:11
by HJ Mai

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump’s firing of National Security adviser John Bolton earlier this week could have big implications on the administration’s handling of its most challenging foreign policy issues. Bolton, described as a conservative hawk due to his... Read More

Biden, Warren and Sanders Clash on Democratic Party’s Future Political News
Biden, Warren and Sanders Clash on Democratic Party’s Future

HOUSTON — Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren tore into one another’s plans and fended off attacks from rivals eager to join them at the head of the field of White House hopefuls during their first clash on the same stage.... Read More

House Votes to Ban Offshore Drilling, Throwing Down Gauntlet for Trump, GOP Environment
House Votes to Ban Offshore Drilling, Throwing Down Gauntlet for Trump, GOP
2019-09-11 23:43:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., couldn't be happier that the House Wednesday passed a pair of bills blocking offshore oil drilling in almost all waters around the United States. But in an interview with The Well News, he acknowledged... Read More

Ginsburg Laments Increasingly Partisan Nature of Judicial Confirmations Supreme Court
Ginsburg Laments Increasingly Partisan Nature of Judicial Confirmations
2019-09-10 16:57:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In the latest of a series of public appearances since her recent bout with cancer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented the increasingly partisan nature of judicial confirmations. "Things have changed, and it shows up on... Read More

Former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford Launches Long-Shot Bid to Take Down Trump 2020 Elections
Former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford Launches Long-Shot Bid to Take Down Trump
2019-09-09 15:08:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford formally launched his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination Sunday, a day after the South Carolina Republican Party voted not to hold a GOP primary election in the state next year.... Read More

Trump’s Planned Camp David Retreat With The Taliban Draws Flak From All Sides Foreign Affairs
Trump’s Planned Camp David Retreat With The Taliban Draws Flak From All Sides

WASHINGTON — Did the Taliban ever intend to come to Camp David this weekend, as President Trump claimed? Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo insisted Sunday that the president had called off secretly planned talks at the presidential retreat in... Read More

Moderates Seen As Key to Ratifying U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal Trade
Moderates Seen As Key to Ratifying U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal
2019-09-06 21:13:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - As Congress adjourned for its August recess, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, known as the USMCA, seemed to be the last thing on anyone's mind. At the time, an impending fiscal crisis had just been averted, and lawmakers, media... Read More

House to Vote on Banning Offshore Drilling in Almost All US Waters Environment
House to Vote on Banning Offshore Drilling in Almost All US Waters
2019-09-06 21:08:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House will vote next week on a trio of bills that would effectively block all new offshore oil and gas drilling in the waters around the United States. In a letter to House members, Democratic House Leader... Read More

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