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Benefits of Bipartisanship Evident at Center Forward Discussion Bipartisan
Benefits of Bipartisanship Evident at Center Forward Discussion
2019-07-19 23:21:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It was an early summer afternoon and already the headlines were screaming. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had suffered a "striking" defeat, "capitulating" to Senate Republicans on a plan to send emergency funding to the U.S./Mexico border, "infuriating" a... Read More

Blue Dog Coalition Releases Blueprint for Fiscal Reform Federal Budget
Blue Dog Coalition Releases Blueprint for Fiscal Reform
2019-07-19 23:13:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON—The Blue Dog Coalition on Thursday released a comprehensive plan it believes will help restore fiscal discipline in Congress.  The Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform was developed under the leadership of Representatives Ed Case, D-Hawaii, and Ben McAdams, D-Utah,... Read More

Will Mike Pompeo Run for Office Again? Some Trump Advisers Believe He Already Is. 2020 Elections
Will Mike Pompeo Run for Office Again? Some Trump Advisers Believe He Already Is.

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo may have publicly ruled out a run for Senate next year. But some advisers to President Donald Trump don’t believe him. At the White House, some of the president’s top foreign policy aides... Read More

Wall Built to Separate Whites, Blacks in Detroit ‘An Important Story to Tell’ Housing
Wall Built to Separate Whites, Blacks in Detroit ‘An Important Story to Tell’

DETROIT — Dwight Smith never thought much about the six-foot-high wall that snakes a half-mile through his northwest neighborhood near Eight Mile. He became aware of it as a middle schooler in the 1950s, when classmates talked about which side... Read More

Rising Health Insurance Deductibles Fuel Middle-Class Anger and Resentment Health
Rising Health Insurance Deductibles Fuel Middle-Class Anger and Resentment

WASHINGTON — Denise Wall, a Fresno-area schoolteacher with more than $2,000 in medical bills, was outraged to hear she could get free care if she quit her job and enrolled her family in Medicaid. Brenda Bartlett, a factory worker in... Read More

Mass Murderer? Cult Leader? Musician? Charles Manson’s Son Wrestles With Father’s Legacy Featured
Mass Murderer? Cult Leader? Musician? Charles Manson’s Son Wrestles With Father’s Legacy

The soft-spoken man with the crooked smile and bright blue eyes wants to change the way the world thinks about his father. He says his dad has been misunderstood for half a century. Unfairly blamed. Wrongly vilified. The man is... Read More

The Feds Are Cutting Back on Group Homes. Some Say That’s a Big Mistake Housing
The Feds Are Cutting Back on Group Homes. Some Say That’s a Big Mistake

CLYDE, N.C. — It’s birthday party time here, which means there are gifts and cupcakes and some chartreuse juice the children slurp with lip-smacking gusto. Everybody sings “Happy Birthday” to the birthday girl: the little littles, the tweens fresh from... Read More

Rep. Murphy:  Always About the Mission Bipartisan
Rep. Murphy: Always About the Mission
2019-07-19 22:01:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Elected to Congress in 2016 after a career spent mostly in the private sector, Representative Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., was bound to see things from a decidedly nonpartisan perspective when she got to the nation's Capitol a few weeks... Read More

McBath, Steube Garner Bipartisan Support For Veterans Assistance Bill Veterans
McBath, Steube Garner Bipartisan Support For Veterans Assistance Bill
2019-07-19 21:56:07
by Sean Trambley

First-term Representatives Lucy McBath, D-Ga., and Greg Steube, R-Fla., have introduced legislation aimed at protecting disabled veterans and their families who are experiencing financial hardship. Introduced in May, the bipartisan Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act, H.R. 2938,... Read More

Rep. Kilmer: What Do We Want?  When Do We Want It? Bipartisan
Rep. Kilmer: What Do We Want? When Do We Want It?
2019-07-19 21:46:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A smile spread across Representative Derek Kilmer's face. Chairman of the New Democrat Coalition, the largest caucus of centrist Democrats in the House, he'd just been asked how one can break through all the hyper-partisan noise in the... Read More

Alaska Legislature Convenes For Special Session Amid Budget Fallout State News
Alaska Legislature Convenes For Special Session Amid Budget Fallout
2019-07-19 21:42:17
by Elin Johnson

Controversy continues to roil Alaska, a week after the state legislature failed to overturn $444 million in budget cuts by Governor Mike Dunleavy. The latest dispute, resolved only Wednesday, concerned the location for a special session of the legislature that... Read More

Rep. Katko: Sit on the Sidelines or Do Something About It Bipartisan
Rep. Katko: Sit on the Sidelines or Do Something About It
2019-07-19 21:37:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representative John Katko, R-N.Y., makes no bones about how he feels about things. Still as straight and direct as he was during his years as a prosecutor of organized crime in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Syracuse, Katko,... Read More

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