FCC Gives Telephone Companies More Authority to Block Robocalls Telecom
FCC Gives Telephone Companies More Authority to Block Robocalls

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Thursday to authorize phone carriers to automatically recognize and block robocalls, a move that could spare Americans from billions of unwanted telemarketing and scam calls each year. Under the order, which passed... Read More

House Democrats Don’t Have a Majority for Impeachment, But Support Is Growing Congress
House Democrats Don’t Have a Majority for Impeachment, But Support Is Growing

WASHINGTON — When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke last weekend at the California state Democratic Party convention, she was greeted with cries of “Impeach! Impeach!” from the crowd. The reality, however, is far different: Among House Democrats, a majority do... Read More

New York Offers Up Trump’s State Tax Returns — But One Lawmaker Stands in the Way In The News
New York Offers Up Trump’s State Tax Returns — But One Lawmaker Stands in the Way

WASHINGTON — House Democrats clamoring for Donald Trump’s tax information have eagerly awaited a newly passed New York law allowing limited access to the president’s state returns. They’re about to be sorely disappointed. House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal... Read More

Contempt Charge Against Barr, McGahn Refined as House Set to Act Congress
Contempt Charge Against Barr, McGahn Refined as House Set to Act

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are moving ahead with a contempt of Congress resolution against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn for defying subpoenas, and they’re adding a shortcut for future legal confrontations with the Trump... Read More

Analysis: The 8 Senate Races Likely to Determine Control of the Chamber 2020 Elections
Analysis: The 8 Senate Races Likely to Determine Control of the Chamber

WASHINGTON — The fight for the Senate starts off with only a handful of seats at risk. And that’s being generous. A few other states are worth your attention because of their competitiveness or questions about President Donald Trump’s influence,... Read More

D-Day Still Calls to Them, 75 Years Later Featured
D-Day Still Calls to Them, 75 Years Later

SAN DIEGO — They’re invading Normandy again, 75 years after D-Day. So much has changed. One thing hasn’t. It’s always been about their buddies. When they parachuted in the dark out of airplanes or splashed into the surf down the... Read More

HR 1 Provides Freshman House Democrats a McConnell 101 Lesson Congress
HR 1 Provides Freshman House Democrats a McConnell 101 Lesson

WASHINGTON — While it is not quite an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object, the metaphor is close enough: Freshman House Democrats who roared into the majority in January with ambitious legislative plans are increasingly facing the reality of a... Read More

Trump Administration Proposes Easing Rules on Genetically Engineered Crops Agriculture
Trump Administration Proposes Easing Rules on Genetically Engineered Crops

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration would exempt many new genetically engineered crops from regulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under a broad overhaul of biotechnology rules announced on Wednesday. The overhaul, which the department said would cut the cost... Read More

US, Mexican Officials Work on a Deal as Trump Faces Pressure Over Tariffs Trade
US, Mexican Officials Work on a Deal as Trump Faces Pressure Over Tariffs

WASHINGTON — Faced with stiff opposition from political allies over a potentially costly trade war with a major partner, President Donald Trump on Wednesday again threatened to impose escalating tariffs on Mexico, but also hinted at a possible route to... Read More

Biden Puts Texas in Play, Pulling Ahead of Trump in New Poll 2020 Elections
Biden Puts Texas in Play, Pulling Ahead of Trump in New Poll

WASHINGTON — A new Texas poll shows President Donald Trump losing 48% to 44% to former Vice President Joe Biden. The Quinnipiac University Poll, released Wednesday afternoon, shows Trump edging past other Democratic contenders, including Texans Beto O’Rourke and Julian... Read More

Michigan Governor, Lawmakers Announce Legislation to Protect LGBTQ Rights Michigan
Michigan Governor, Lawmakers Announce Legislation to Protect LGBTQ Rights

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan lawmakers kicked off LGBTQ Pride Month on Tuesday by announcing legislation to amend Michigan’s civil rights law to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and sexual identity. Lawmakers and supportive groups say... Read More

Biden and Warren Propose Ambitious Plans on Climate Change, Reflecting Democratic Urgency 2020 Elections
Biden and Warren Propose Ambitious Plans on Climate Change, Reflecting Democratic Urgency

WASHINGTON — If Joe Biden had been inclined to take a middle-of-the-road approach toward climate change, he’s abandoned it, judging by the proposal he unveiled Tuesday — an aggressive $1.7-trillion, 10-year plan to combat warming that goes considerably further than... Read More

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