2020 Elections

Polls Show Impeachment Hearings Having Minimal Impact on Public Sentiment Opinion Polls
Polls Show Impeachment Hearings Having Minimal Impact on Public Sentiment

WASHINGTON — Two polls released Tuesday show the House’s impeachment hearings are having minimal impact on public sentiment, with one conducted over the weekend revealing opposition to impeachment growing among independents. A Politico/Morning Consult poll conducted Nov. 15 to 17... Read More

Trump Changes Decades-old US Position on Illegality of Israeli Settlements Foreign Affairs
Trump Changes Decades-old US Position on Illegality of Israeli Settlements

WASHINGTON — Reversing decades of carefully worded U.S. policy, the Trump administration on Monday said that, in its view, Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank do not violate international law. The move could clear the way for Israel’s annexation... Read More

Democrats Use Super-PACs to Blunt Trump’s Funding Dominance Political News
Democrats Use Super-PACs to Blunt Trump’s Funding Dominance

WASHINGTON — Wealthy Democratic donors are pouring money into outside groups as part of their effort to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020, avoiding contributions to a party apparatus that lost in 2016 and to leading candidates who don’t want... Read More

Red-State Stop for Democrats Showcases Bitter Voter-Rights Feuds 2020 Elections
Red-State Stop for Democrats Showcases Bitter Voter-Rights Feuds

WASHINGTON — Democrats hope to put the diverse state of Georgia in play for the first presidential election in decades, but it remains a long shot where the party will have to fight with Republicans over access to ballots and... Read More

What You Need to Know About the Next Democratic Presidential Debate 2020 Elections
What You Need to Know About the Next Democratic Presidential Debate

Well, America, we’ve done it. We’ve nearly made it to the latest milestone in this interminable presidential contest: the November Democratic primary debate in Atlanta. By now, we pretty much know the drill: Contenders will be arrayed on a primary-color-saturated... Read More

Klobuchar Vies With Surging Buttigieg for Iowa Moderates 2020 Elections
Klobuchar Vies With Surging Buttigieg for Iowa Moderates

There’s a Midwestern Democrat running for president who’s surging in Iowa right now with a plain-spoken appeal and a moderate message of inclusion. Unfortunately for Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar, that candidate is Indiana’s Pete Buttigieg. The mayor of South Bend shot... Read More

Some Democrats See Political System Overhaul as Winning 2020 Issue 2020 Elections
Some Democrats See Political System Overhaul as Winning 2020 Issue

WASHINGTON — If Rep. Max Rose’s voters expected the freshman lawmaker from Staten Island, N.Y., to quiet down this election cycle about a major overhaul of the nation’s political system, they were mistaken. It was a centerpiece of the Democrat’s... Read More

Pelosi Says Trump Has Chance to Testify to Impeachment Panel 2020 Elections
Pelosi Says Trump Has Chance to Testify to Impeachment Panel

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Donald Trump can make his case directly to the Intelligence Committee, but she vowed to protect the whistleblower whose complaint triggered the impeachment inquiry of the president’s actions with Ukraine. “The president could... Read More

US-China Trade War Has Put Nearly 1.5 Million At Risk Of Possible Layoffs, Study Shows Trade
US-China Trade War Has Put Nearly 1.5 Million At Risk Of Possible Layoffs, Study Shows
2019-11-18 19:07:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The ongoing trade war between the United States and China has put about 1.46 million Americans at risk of being laid off or consigned to working dramatically reduced hours, a new study shows. Rolled out at a news... Read More

John Bel Edwards Wins Reelection in Louisiana Political News
John Bel Edwards Wins Reelection in Louisiana
2019-11-18 19:05:21
by Dan McCue

Louisiana reelected Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards Saturday, dealing a stunning blow to Republicans who had banked on President Donald Trump's popularity in the conservative state to return the governor's mansion to the GOP. Edwards is the only Democratic governor... Read More

House Votes to Renew Export-Import Bank Charter Over GOP Opposition Trade
House Votes to Renew Export-Import Bank Charter Over GOP Opposition
2019-11-18 18:57:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House voted on Friday to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank, the U.S. agency that provides loans and other help to foreign buyers of U.S. exports, despite opposition from Republican lawmakers. Despite the bank having historically... Read More

House Votes to Extend Select Committee on Modernization Through 116th Congress Congress
House Votes to Extend Select Committee on Modernization Through 116th Congress
2019-11-15 20:45:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House on Thursday voted to extend the mandate of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress through the end of the 116th Congress. The rule that created the Select Committee originally had it set to expire... Read More

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