In The News

What You Need to Know About the Next Democratic Presidential Debate

Notice: Undefined variable: primary_cat in /var/www/html/thewellnews/wp-content/themes/twentynineteen-child/category.php on line 102
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

Farmers Struggle as Hemp Harvest Winds Down

Notice: Undefined variable: primary_cat in /var/www/html/thewellnews/wp-content/themes/twentynineteen-child/category.php on line 102
Farmers Struggle as Hemp Harvest Winds Down

PHOENIX, Ore. — Ajit Singh strode across his 16-acre hemp field toward a broken-down harvester. He’d been hoping all day that the mechanic now crouched beside the machine could get it back up and running. It was late October and... Read More

Exorcisms Make a 21st Century Comeback
Catholic Church
Exorcisms Make a 21st Century Comeback

MINNEAPOLIS — They arrive with a crucifix, a book of prayers, holy water and a conviction that the Holy Spirit is at their side. Infrequently summoned for decades, Catholic exorcists say they are now being beckoned across Minnesota and the... Read More

In Philadelphia, Women Outnumber Men by 90,000 — the Widest ‘Gender Gap’ Among Major US Cities
In The News
In Philadelphia, Women Outnumber Men by 90,000 — the Widest ‘Gender Gap’ Among Major US Cities

PHILADELPHIA — At 74, Rosa Rodriguez keeps outliving her men. Her husband and two boyfriends died at relatively young ages. Meanwhile, Rodriguez, a former worker in a sewing factory, continues to enjoy cooking, watching TV and socializing at Norris Square... Read More

Chief Justice Orders Delay in House Fight for Trump Records
In The News
Chief Justice Orders Delay in House Fight for Trump Records
2019-11-18 20:07:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —  Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday imposed an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records. Roberts’ order Monday provides no hint about how the Supreme Court ultimately will resolve the dispute.... Read More

Klobuchar Vies With Surging Buttigieg for Iowa Moderates
In The News
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

Under New Rule, Hospitals Will Have to Share Information on Pricing
In The News
Under New Rule, Hospitals Will Have to Share Information on Pricing

Hospitals will soon have to share price information they have long kept obscured — including how big a discount they offer cash-paying patients and rates negotiated with insurers — under a rule finalized Friday by the Trump administration. In a... Read More

Some Democrats See Political System Overhaul as Winning 2020 Issue
In The News
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
In The News
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

Where The Impeachment Case Stands as Democrats Prepare to Bring a Barrage of New Witnesses
In The News
Where The Impeachment Case Stands as Democrats Prepare to Bring a Barrage of New Witnesses

WASHINGTON — Democrats this week enter a do-or-die phase of their impeachment inquiry following a week of public testimony, as they summon a flurry of witnesses they hope will convince the public that President Trump should be impeached for pressing... 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

New Polls Finds 70% of Americans Think Trump Was Wrong to Seek Ukraine Biden Inquiry
Opinion Polls
New Polls Finds 70% of Americans Think Trump Was Wrong to Seek Ukraine Biden Inquiry
2019-11-18 18:52:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Seventy percent of Americans think President Donald Trump's request that Ukraine open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, his political rival, was wrong, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll. Perhaps worse for the president, 58%... Read More

Brindisi Proposal to Increase Women Veterans' Access of VA Services Passes House
Veterans
Brindisi Proposal to Increase Women Veterans' Access of VA Services Passes House
2019-11-15 22:36:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A proposal by Rep. Anthony Brindisi that the VA's Women Veterans Call Center be transformed into an online, one-stop-shop for women veterans' benefits has been passed in the House. Brindisi's bill, H.R. 2972, was included in The Deborah... Read More

An Estimated 13.8 Million People Tuned In to Televised Coverage of Day One of Impeachment Inquiry
Media
An Estimated 13.8 Million People Tuned In to Televised Coverage of Day One of Impeachment Inquiry
2019-11-15 22:33:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - An estimated 13.8 million people tuned in to watch diplomats Bill Taylor and George Kent testify at the first public hearing of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, according to Nielsen. Millions more streamed the day-long... Read More

Ousted Ambassador Tells Impeachment Panel She Felt Threatened When Trump Denounced Her
In The News
Ousted Ambassador Tells Impeachment Panel She Felt Threatened When Trump Denounced Her
2019-11-15 22:31:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, told a House impeachment panel Friday that abruptly being ousted from her post was a heartbreaking experience that was compounded weeks later when she learned President Donald Trump had bad-mouthed... 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

Senators Express Frustration with FDA for Slow Response to Vaping Hazards
U.S. Senate
Senators Express Frustration with FDA for Slow Response to Vaping Hazards
2019-11-15 20:38:05
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A Food and Drug Administration official told a U.S. Senate committee this week that new regulations to control vaping are likely coming soon, but couldn’t say when. His testimony drew rebukes and words of frustration from members of... Read More

Trump Asks Supreme Court to Bar Release of His Tax Returns
Law
Trump Asks Supreme Court to Bar Release of His Tax Returns
2019-11-15 20:32:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to bar his accounting firm from turning over eight years of his tax returns to prosecutors in New York. The case has significance far beyond Trump as it could... Read More

Why California Still Isn’t Safe a Year After the Camp Fire
California
Why California Still Isn’t Safe a Year After the Camp Fire

PARADISE, Calif. — Chainsaws were humming and backhoes were beeping. Wood frames were being hammered into place. It was the sound of Paradise rebuilding, one nail at a time. “I love it up here — it’s beautiful,” said Holly Austin,... Read More

Sit, Heal: Dog Teaches Military Medical Students the Merits of Service Animals
Mental Health
Sit, Heal: Dog Teaches Military Medical Students the Merits of Service Animals

The newest faculty member at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences has a great smile — and a wagging tail. Shetland, not quite 2 years old, is half golden retriever, half Labrador retriever. As of this fall, he... Read More

The Politics of Medicaid Expansion Have Changed
Health
The Politics of Medicaid Expansion Have Changed

WASHINGTON — Year by year, resistance to extending Medicaid to more low-income Americans in conservative states has given way. That trend seems likely to continue into 2020. In some states, Democratic governors who favor expansion have replaced Republicans who were... Read More

House Committee Calls for Action to Prevent Airline Mishandling of Wheelchairs
Travel
House Committee Calls for Action to Prevent Airline Mishandling of Wheelchairs

U.S. House committee leaders this week called for airlines to do more to prevent mishandling of wheelchairs and scooters of passengers with disabilities, and sought more information on airlines’ policies and procedures. In a letter to industry group Airlines for... Read More

Crisis of Spirit: An Army Chaplain’s Journey With PTSD
In The News
Crisis of Spirit: An Army Chaplain’s Journey With PTSD

SAN DIEGO — With a name like Robert Blessing, he seemed destined to become a preacher. But the decision to join the U.S. Army as a chaplain? That was all his doing. And his undoing. Like thousands of others, the... Read More

Ken Cuccinelli, Immigration Hard-liner, Tapped for No. 2 Job at Homeland Security
Homeland Security
Ken Cuccinelli, Immigration Hard-liner, Tapped for No. 2 Job at Homeland Security

WASHINGTON — Shortly after being sworn in as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf — who the Senate confirmed as the agency’s policy undersecretary just hours earlier — conducted his first order of business. He moved... Read More

Giuliani Faces US Probe on Campaign Finance, Lobbying Breaches
Political News
Giuliani Faces US Probe on Campaign Finance, Lobbying Breaches

WASHINGTON — Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is being investigated by federal prosecutors for possible campaign finance violations and a failure to register as a foreign agent as part of an active investigation into his financial dealings, according... Read More

Cellphone Call From Ukraine Could Compound Trump’s Troubles
In The News
Cellphone Call From Ukraine Could Compound Trump’s Troubles

WASHINGTON — When Donald Trump was constructing the opulent Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan four decades ago, he was infuriated when he saw a thin layer of golden-hued marble lining the walls and column in the lobby, and ordered aides... Read More

Calif. High School Shooter Opens Fire on Crowded Quad, Killing 2 and Injuring 3
Crime
Calif. High School Shooter Opens Fire on Crowded Quad, Killing 2 and Injuring 3

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Authorities said the shooting at Saugus High School that left two students dead and three wounded Thursday occurred over a 16-second period in which a classmate pulled out a gun in the quad area and opened... Read More

Democrats Take Their Impeachment Case to the Public
In The News
Democrats Take Their Impeachment Case to the Public
2019-11-14 18:57:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The first public impeachment hearing on Capitol Hill in two decades featured somber House Democrats, stoic witnesses, an angry but somewhat bungled response by House Republicans attempting to defend President Donald Trump without addressing the allegations against him,... Read More

Straight From The Well
scroll top