2020 Elections

Trump Impeachment Trial: Squaring Off in the Senate Political News
Trump Impeachment Trial: Squaring Off in the Senate

WASHINGTON — A senior White House official and leading Senate Republicans predicted Sunday that congressional Democrats would fail in their bid to force the Senate to summon witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial. Democrats countered by asking why, if Trump... Read More

USMCA Seen as Model for Easing Partisan War Over Trade In The News
USMCA Seen as Model for Easing Partisan War Over Trade

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s top trade negotiator and senior Democrats have declared that with House passage of a rewrite of Nafta, they’ve found a formula for Republicans and Democrats to forge trade deals despite Washington’s deep partisan divide. The... Read More

North Carolina Election Board Adds Trump Challengers to GOP Primary Ballot Political News
North Carolina Election Board Adds Trump Challengers to GOP Primary Ballot
2019-12-20 20:22:11
by Dan McCue

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and former Rep. Joe Walsh will appear on North Carolina's Republican presidential primary ballot, despite objections from state GOP leaders, the state Board of Elections said Friday. The bipartisan elections panel voted unanimously to add... Read More

Senate Grapples with Spiraling Opioid Epidemic Opioids
Senate Grapples with Spiraling Opioid Epidemic
2019-12-20 19:42:55
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Senate committee sought answers again Tuesday on how to stop a nationwide crisis of opioid addictions while acknowledging their previous efforts have largely failed. A record 61,300 people died from drug overdoses in 2017 in the... Read More

Rice Pushes for Investigation of Alleged Widespread Bias in Long Island's Housing Market Discrimination
Rice Pushes for Investigation of Alleged Widespread Bias in Long Island's Housing Market
2019-12-20 18:24:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., is leading a congressional effort to urge the U.S. Justice Department to open an investigation into potential fair housing violations exposed in a recent report in Newsday, a Long Island newspaper. Using undercover testers... Read More

Democratic Debate Brings Long-Simmering Rivalries Into the Open 2020 Elections
Democratic Debate Brings Long-Simmering Rivalries Into the Open

LOS ANGELES — United in their disdain for President Donald Trump, seven Democratic presidential candidates aired their differences on health care, foreign policy and the influence of money in politics in a pugnacious year’s-end primary debate. The battle lines reflected... Read More

House and Senate Leaders Tussle Over Trump Impeachment Trial Impeachment
House and Senate Leaders Tussle Over Trump Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — A day after the Democratic-led House impeached President Donald Trump, House and Senate leaders argued Thursday over how his Senate trial will be conducted, with the two articles of impeachment likely to remain in limbo until at least... Read More

What Would Happen If the Affordable Care Act Went Away? Health
What Would Happen If the Affordable Care Act Went Away?

Any day now, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans could rule the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. At least it seemed that two of the three appeals court judges were leaning that way during oral arguments in... Read More

Democratic Debate in LA Back On After Tentative Union Deal 2020 Elections
Democratic Debate in LA Back On After Tentative Union Deal

LOS ANGELES — A Democratic presidential debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles is back on track after a labor dispute there was ended Tuesday morning. The televised debate, set for Thursday, had been in peril since last week,... Read More

Congress Braces for Trump Impeachment Vote as Partisan Lines Harden In The News
Congress Braces for Trump Impeachment Vote as Partisan Lines Harden

WASHINGTON — The nation’s fractured leadership continued its somber march into the history books as the House of Representatives prepared to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a dramatic step that has been sapped of almost any drama by relentless... Read More

House Approves $1.4 Trillion Spending Plan Political News
House Approves $1.4 Trillion Spending Plan
2019-12-17 21:46:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House voted Tuesday to pass a $1.4 trillion government-wide spending package, despite a disagreement over $1.4 billion for President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S. Mexico border. The two-bill package ballooned to some 2,371 pages after several... Read More

Federal Judge First Blocks, Then Allows Purge of Georgia Voter Rolls State News
Federal Judge First Blocks, Then Allows Purge of Georgia Voter Rolls
2019-12-17 16:09:30
by Dan McCue

A federal judge said he will allow Georgia to begin a sweeping purge of its voter rolls Monday, just hours after he initially put the potential removal of more than 300,000 inactive voter registrations on hold. U.S. District Judge Steve... Read More

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