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Trump Eyes Action to Limit States' Powers to Block Pipelines
White House
Trump Eyes Action to Limit States' Powers to Block Pipelines

The Trump administration is considering taking steps to limit the ability of states to block interstate gas pipelines and other energy projects, according to three people familiar with the deliberations. Read More

US Backing of Opposition Leader in Venezuela Gains Allies
Venezuela
US Backing of Opposition Leader in Venezuela Gains Allies

The United States has a long history of intervening in Latin America, usually with disastrous consequences and the added burden of alienating other countries. Read More

Cohen Will Comply With Senate Subpoena
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Cohen Will Comply With Senate Subpoena

Michael Cohen will comply with a subpoena to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, his attorney said Thursday — one day after the former lawyer for President Donald Trump canceled an appearance before a House panel out of fear for his ... Read More

White House Acknowledges Shutdown Could Freeze Economic Growth
Economy
White House Acknowledges Shutdown Could Freeze Economic Growth

In a downward shift, the White House acknowledged Wednesday the partial government shutdown could stifle economic growth. White House officials during the 33-day shutdown have tried to dismiss economists’... Read More

Michael Cohen Delays Congressional Testimony, Citing Threats from President Trump
Congress
Michael Cohen Delays Congressional Testimony, Citing Threats from President Trump

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, postponed his scheduled appearance on Capitol Hill, citing “ongoing threats” from Trump and spurring Democrats to suggest they might issue a subpoena to force... Read More

The Rubio Doctrine: US Recognition of New Venezuelan Leader Is Florida Senator’s Work
Foreign Affairs
The Rubio Doctrine: US Recognition of New Venezuelan Leader Is Florida Senator’s Work

Marco Rubio’s efforts to increase international pressure on Nicolas Maduro’s regime, and to push the Trump administration to take a tough stance on Venezuela, has paid off big. President Donald Trump on Wednesday... Read More

Parents, Students Celebrate Return to Routine as LA Teachers Head Back to Class
Education
Parents, Students Celebrate Return to Routine as LA Teachers Head Back to Class

Los Angeles teachers and union staff returned to school Wednesday morning, hours after voting on a contract agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District that put an end to a strike that spanned six school... Read More

Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg Running for President, Would Be First Openly Gay Nominee
2020 Elections
Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg Running for President, Would Be First Openly Gay Nominee

Two-term South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg has joined a quickly growing field of Democrats lining up to take on President Donald Trump in 2020. “I launched a presidential exploratory committee because it is a... Read More

Blue Dogs Urge Bipartisan, Bicameral Summit to End Government Shutdown
Bipartisan
Blue Dogs Urge Bipartisan, Bicameral Summit to End Government Shutdown
2019-01-23 23:54:01
by TWN Staff

On Wednesday, members of the Blue Dog Coalition sent a stern message to leadership of both parties in the House and Senate – exercise your constitutional authority to reopen the government. Read More

McConnell Steps Into Shutdown Fight, Scheduling Dueling Votes
Congress
McConnell Steps Into Shutdown Fight, Scheduling Dueling Votes

Now Mitch McConnell has joined the game and suddenly, things have changed. The Senate majority leader, who until late last week had been virtually invisible during negotiations to re-open the government, announced Tuesday the Senate will vote Thursday... Read More

Trump Administration to Appeal to Supreme Court in Census Case
Supreme Court
Trump Administration to Appeal to Supreme Court in Census Case

President Donald Trump’s administration said it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a question about citizenship in the 2020 census, promising to file a quick appeal in the hope of resolving the issue in time to start ... Read More

Trump Plans State of the Union Address Next Week
Congress
Trump Plans State of the Union Address Next Week

President Donald Trump is planning to deliver his annual State of the Union address next Tuesday as scheduled, aides say, despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s request that he delay because of security concerns until a partial government shutdown is ... Read More

FBI Agents Association Details How Shutdown Is Hindering Investigative Work
National Security
FBI Agents Association Details How Shutdown Is Hindering Investigative Work

Federal terror investigations are being irreparably harmed, informants in drug cases compromised and lives put at stake as the government shutdown grinds on, according to a group of frustrated FBI special agents. Read More

Kamala Harris Makes It Official: She’s Running for President
2020 Elections
Kamala Harris Makes It Official: She’s Running for President

Kamala Harris, a first-term Democratic senator from California who captured national attention for her prosecutorial grilling of Trump administration officials, entered the 2020 presidential fray on Monday, casting her... Read More

Airport Screener Absences Triple as Shutdown Continues
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Airport Screener Absences Triple as Shutdown Continues

The number of U.S. airport screeners who took unscheduled absences rose to 10 percent on Sunday, more than triple that of a year ago as the stalemate over the government shutdown continued over a holiday weekend... Read More

Undeclared Missile Bases Have Been Discovered in North Korea
North Korea
Undeclared Missile Bases Have Been Discovered in North Korea

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will have something new to discuss in February. An undisclosed North Korean missile base has been found 132 miles from the South Korean border... Read More

California Highway Patrol Helicopter Rescues 2 Trapped Hikers in Yosemite
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California Highway Patrol Helicopter Rescues 2 Trapped Hikers in Yosemite

The California Highway Patrol has released a video of one of its helicopter crews performing a dramatic rescue of two British hikers who were stranded on the edge of a massive granite cliff overlooking Yosemite Valley as... Read More

As Biden Mulls 2020 Run, His Hometown Asks: ‘Can His Family Go Through All This?’
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As Biden Mulls 2020 Run, His Hometown Asks: ‘Can His Family Go Through All This?’

There may be no bigger supporter of Joe Biden than Evie Rafalko McNulty, a local officeholder and longtime family friend who remembers getting a consolation call from the vice president of the United States when her husband died from cancer ... Read More

$1.2 Trillion in Risky Corporate Debt Echoes Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Economy
$1.2 Trillion in Risky Corporate Debt Echoes Subprime Mortgage Crisis

Indebted borrowers increasingly take out high-interest, adjustable-rate loans that are packaged into securities and sold to investors eager for a better rate of return. Read More

A Top House Democrat Floats a Deal to End Shutdown
Congress
A Top House Democrat Floats a Deal to End Shutdown

The No. 3 House Democrat Sunday offered a path for a deal that could end the partial government shutdown, focused on a permanent solution for immigrants brought the U.S. as children rather than a three-year reprieve offered by President Donald ... Read More

A Big Earthquake Would Topple Countless Buildings
California
A Big Earthquake Would Topple Countless Buildings

The Northridge earthquake that hit 25 years ago offered alarming evidence of how vulnerable many types of buildings are to collapse from major shaking. It toppled hundreds of apartments, smashed brittle concrete structures and tore apart brick buildings. Read More

A Regional Push to Clean Up Cars, Trucks and Mass Transit
Transportation
A Regional Push to Clean Up Cars, Trucks and Mass Transit

As power plant emissions decline in the Northeast, a group of East Coast states is targeting another source of greenhouse gases: cars, trucks and mass transit. Read More

On the Texas-Mexico Border: Crisis? What Crisis?
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On the Texas-Mexico Border: Crisis? What Crisis?

As the nation waited to hear President Donald Trump’s latest warnings about a crisis on the border Saturday, a mother in this border town had a more immediate concern: quinceanera photos. Read More

New Florida Governor’s Suspensions Shake Up South Florida Politics
Political News
New Florida Governor’s Suspensions Shake Up South Florida Politics

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s aggressive assertion of his authority to remove elected officials has Democrats wondering whether he was targeting their party and who might be next. Read More

Furloughed Federal Workers’ Health Coverage Intact
Health
Furloughed Federal Workers’ Health Coverage Intact

Joseph Daskalakis’ son was born New Year’s Eve, a little more than a week into the current government shutdown, and about 10 weeks before he was expected. Oliver ended up in a specialized neonatal intensive care unit, the only one ... Read More

Mueller’s Office Disputes BuzzFeed Account of Trump Ordering Cohen to Lie to Congress
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Mueller’s Office Disputes BuzzFeed Account of Trump Ordering Cohen to Lie to Congress

Democrats vowed Friday to investigate allegations that President Donald Trump instructed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about Trump’s pursuit of a proposed hotel and condo complex in Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign. Read More

Migrant Border Crossings Are Down, But in Texas the Bodies Keep Showing Up
Immigration
Migrant Border Crossings Are Down, But in Texas the Bodies Keep Showing Up

The college students took turns removing yellowed shards of bone from a trench carved between the headstones in this ranching town’s cemetery. The volunteers were here to help exhume the remains of unidentified migrants buried near what’s been ... Read More

‘We Have Your DNA’: Seattle Police Create Video to Get Killer to Come Forward
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‘We Have Your DNA’: Seattle Police Create Video to Get Killer to Come Forward

Speaking directly into the camera, Seattle Assistant Police Chief Deanna Nollette assures an unidentified killer that homicide detectives have a pretty good idea of what happened the night Jonathan Pecina was stabbed in the neck and appealed to the perpetrator ... Read More

A Dating App Lured a Robbery Victim 
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A Dating App Lured a Robbery Victim 

Cedric Kearney told police he and his girlfriend used an online dating app to lure a man to a west Raleigh neighborhood, where they robbed him at gunpoint and stole his car. Read More

Supreme Court Hints It Won’t Hear Trump’s DACA Appeal This Term
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Hints It Won’t Hear Trump’s DACA Appeal This Term

The U.S. Supreme Court took no action Friday on President Donald Trump’s bid to end deportation protections for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants, suggesting the program may stay in place at least until the end of ... Read More

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