GOP Senators Exhale After Considering Crossing Trump on Tariffs Congress
GOP Senators Exhale After Considering Crossing Trump on Tariffs

Senate Republicans who faced the unwelcome prospect of attempting to overturn President Donald Trump’s use of tariffs on Mexico are praising his deal to avert them, even if they’re still wary of the duties. Trump had threatened to impose 5%... Read More

Congressman Vows to Pursue Regulation of Big Tech With Open Mind Technology
Congressman Vows to Pursue Regulation of Big Tech With Open Mind

WASHINGTON — Legislation and more regulation of technology companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. is possible, but lawmakers are approaching scrutiny with an open mind, the federal lawmaker leading an antitrust investigation of the industry said. “This... Read More

Republicans, Democrats Both Treating Ohio Like a 2020 Battleground 2020 Elections
Republicans, Democrats Both Treating Ohio Like a 2020 Battleground

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohioans barely had time to can their yard signs for midterm candidates before political parties began descending on their neighborhoods in preparation for 2020. Both parties are building up their staffs and ranks of volunteers in the... Read More

New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand Makes Fighting for Families Central to Her Campaign 2020 Elections
New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand Makes Fighting for Families Central to Her Campaign
2019-06-07 21:00:54
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Kirsten Gillibrand State of Residence: New York Campaign Website: https://kirstengillibrand.com [caption id="attachment_8897" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, shakes hand with supporters after she held a round table discussion and press conference at the Georgia statecCapitol to... Read More

Kamala Harris’ Campaign is Focused on People and Policy 2020 Elections
Kamala Harris’ Campaign is Focused on People and Policy
2019-06-07 21:00:16
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Kamala Harris State of Residence: California Campaign Website: https://kamalaharris.org [caption id="attachment_8891" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Presidential Candidate Senator Kamala Harris speaks at the General Session on day 2 of the 2019 California State Democratic Party Convention at Moscone Center on Saturday,... Read More

Mike Gravel, Former Alaska Senator, Wants U.S. Out of Foreign Wars 2020 Elections
Mike Gravel, Former Alaska Senator, Wants U.S. Out of Foreign Wars
2019-06-07 20:59:37
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Mike Gravel State of Residence: Alaska Campaign Website: https://www.mikegravel.org Presidential candidate former Sen. Mike Gravel of Alaska speaks with a reporter in the "Spin Room" following the Democratic Presidential debate at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina,... Read More

Analysis: Why Alexa’s Bedside Manner Is Bad for Health Care Health
Analysis: Why Alexa’s Bedside Manner Is Bad for Health Care

Amazon has opened a new health care frontier: Now Alexa can be used to transmit patient data. Using this new feature — which Amazon labeled as a “skill” — a company named Livongo will allow diabetes patients — which it... Read More

‘Poisonous Thorns’: The Times Abraham Lincoln Got Mad — Like, Really Mad — at the Chicago Tribune Media
‘Poisonous Thorns’: The Times Abraham Lincoln Got Mad — Like, Really Mad — at the Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Abraham Lincoln was mad. Really mad. “How, in God’s name, do you let such paragraphs into the Tribune?” he furiously scribbled in Springfield on June 27, 1858, firing off a gruff note to Charles H. Ray, the editor-in-chief... Read More

Robin Hood to Rescue of Rural Hospitals? New Math Promised on Medicare Payments Health
Robin Hood to Rescue of Rural Hospitals? New Math Promised on Medicare Payments

As rural hospital closures roil the country, some states are banking on a Trump administration proposal to change the way hospital payments are calculated to rescue them. The goal of the proposal, unveiled by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services... Read More

Reusable Bags, Paper Straws, Cardboard Containers: Jamaica Boldly Moves to Save Paradise Environment
Reusable Bags, Paper Straws, Cardboard Containers: Jamaica Boldly Moves to Save Paradise

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Frozen rum cocktails are now sipped through paper straws. Supermarket groceries are packed in reusable bags. And restaurant take-out is carried out in cardboard containers. As a January countrywide ban on the importation, manufacturing and distribution of... Read More

Cannabis Banking Bill May Falter Again Despite State Support Economy
Cannabis Banking Bill May Falter Again Despite State Support

WASHINGTON — Many state leaders are hoping the fourth time’s the charm for a federal bill that would protect banks from being penalized for serving licensed cannabis businesses. Many banks are reluctant to work with marijuana businesses or people in... Read More

Automakers Say Trump’s Plan to Weaken Emission Standards Risks Crippling Industry Economy
Automakers Say Trump’s Plan to Weaken Emission Standards Risks Crippling Industry

WASHINGTON — Some of the world’s largest car manufacturers have delivered a unified message to President Donald Trump: Go back to the negotiating table on vehicle emission standards or risk crippling their industry. Seventeen major automakers, including General Motors, Ford,... Read More

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