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Hawley Campaign and NRA’s Political Fund Accused of Illegal Coordination
Political News
Hawley Campaign and NRA’s Political Fund Accused of Illegal Coordination

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s Senate campaign and the National Rifle Association’s PAC have engaged in an elaborate scheme to conceal illegal coordination, a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission... Read More

Trump to Meet Putin Again Next Month After Another White House Reversal
Foreign Affairs
Trump to Meet Putin Again Next Month After Another White House Reversal

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Paris next month, their second one-on-one meeting this year as the Justice Department continues looking into whether the president’s 2016 campaign... Read More

Plans Offer a Peek Into Elon Musk’s Secret Tunnel in California, Including an Elevator Hidden in a Garage
Innovation
Plans Offer a Peek Into Elon Musk’s Secret Tunnel in California, Including an Elevator Hidden in a Garage

When Elon Musk’s tunneling firm began digging in Hawthorne, Calif., last year, the construction site next to Space X headquarters was barely noticeable, sandwiched between a home improvement store and a parking garage. Read More

In Khashoggi's Death, A Battle Over Regional Power Looms
Foreign Affairs
In Khashoggi's Death, A Battle Over Regional Power Looms

October 23, 2018 By Nabih Bulos BEIRUT — The slow-speed admission by Saudi Arabia that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul has been more than a begrudging journey toward justice. It has also become the latest... Read More

Big Night for ‘Texas Ted’ Cruz as Trump Leads Houston Rally
2018 Midterms
Big Night for ‘Texas Ted’ Cruz as Trump Leads Houston Rally

President Donald Trump and other friends of Sen. Ted Cruz turned Rep. Beto O’Rourke into a pinata Monday night, revving Texas Republicans to form a firewall for the national party — and block Democrats from transforming... Read More

Joe Biden Says It’s Not a Time to Joke: ‘We’re in the Battle for the Soul of America’
2018 Midterms
Joe Biden Says It’s Not a Time to Joke: ‘We’re in the Battle for the Soul of America’

As vice president, Joe Biden leaned in to the goofy "Uncle Joe" caricature of memes and satirical news stories. He wore aviators for the cameras while eating ice cream, and pointed and grinned behind President Barack Obama... Read More

Democrats Mount a Midwestern Comeback
2018 Midterms
Democrats Mount a Midwestern Comeback

In 2016, the Midwest lifted Donald Trump to his upset victory in the presidential race. Two years later, many Democrats believe the region will be the site of their greatest success on Election Day. Democrats sense widespread... Read More

Migrant Caravan Continues March Through Mexico
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Migrant Caravan Continues March Through Mexico

A caravan of Central American immigrants started walking north into Mexico early Sunday, continuing their journey to the U.S. border. More than 1,000 immigrants set out before dawn on the only road out of the small Mexican... Read More

Saudi Account of Khashoggi’s Death Runs Into a Wall of Skepticism in Washington
Foreign Affairs
Saudi Account of Khashoggi’s Death Runs Into a Wall of Skepticism in Washington

The Saudi government moved Sunday to shield Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the ascendant power inside a royal family with long-standing ties to U.S. leaders, from the fallout over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi... Read More

The Rise of the Machines: Automation Reshapes Job Market
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The Rise of the Machines: Automation Reshapes Job Market

Looking at a map of California on a projector screen, Johannes Moenius, an economics professor at the University of Redlands, hovered his mouse over the Inland Empire, which glowed with a splotch of red pixels. The colored... Read More

Nikki Haley Mocks President Trump and the Dems at Al Smith Charity Dinner
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Nikki Haley Mocks President Trump and the Dems at Al Smith Charity Dinner

Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley poked fun at President Donald Trump’s inflated ego and total lack of self-awareness Thursday night at the Al Smith Foundation annual dinner. Haley, who... Read More

Three Secretaries of State are Refereeing the Election While Running in the Field
2018 Midterms
Three Secretaries of State are Refereeing the Election While Running in the Field

In three states, the referee for the midterm elections is also on the field as a player. Elected secretaries of state in Georgia and Kansas— who in their official capacities oversee the elections in their states — are running for... Read More

Meant to help with mental illness, money from tax on millionaires piles up in San Diego
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Meant to help with mental illness, money from tax on millionaires piles up in San Diego

While the hepatitis A virus ran unchecked through the streets and homeless camps of San Diego last year, killing 20 people and sickening hundreds of others before it was brought under control, $170 million in... Read More

Suspect in Sexual Assault of UCLA Student at Off-Campus Fraternity is Arrested
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Suspect in Sexual Assault of UCLA Student at Off-Campus Fraternity is Arrested

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault of a University of California, Los Angeles student at an off-campus fraternity party, authorities said. Nima Bendavood, 21, surrendered to detectives Saturday... Read More

Trump Plans to Pull Out of Nuclear Weapons Pact With Russia
Foreign Affairs
Trump Plans to Pull Out of Nuclear Weapons Pact With Russia

President Donald Trump said he plans to pull out of a major arms control treaty with Russia, claiming the Kremlin breached the accord on intermediate-range nuclear weapons. “We’re not going to let them violate a... Read More

Brat to Inmates: ‘You Think You’re Having a Hard Time … ‘
2018 Midterms
Brat to Inmates: ‘You Think You’re Having a Hard Time … ‘

At a listening session with inmates recovering from substance abuse this week, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) pivoted the conversation to his own re-election race. “You think you’re having a hard time — I’ve got $5 million worth... Read More

Mega Billion: The Jackpot for Friday’s Drawing Reaches Milestone Amount
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Mega Billion: The Jackpot for Friday’s Drawing Reaches Milestone Amount

For one week at least, perhaps they should change the name to Mega Billions. Or at least Mega Billion. That’s because hours before the drawing, lottery officials raised the jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot to that... Read More

Trump Uses Inflated Figures to Argue That Foreign Sales Are Ties That Bind US to Saudi Arabia
Foreign Affairs
Trump Uses Inflated Figures to Argue That Foreign Sales Are Ties That Bind US to Saudi Arabia

As President Donald Trump has faced increasing pressure to punish Saudi Arabia over its suspected torture and murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, he has repeatedly cited the country’s value as not only an ally... Read More

On the Trail: Countdown to the Midterms
2018 Midterms
On the Trail: Countdown to the Midterms
2018-10-19 17:58:59
by TWN Staff

AZ (Senate): Candidates for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated at an event hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. Watch the debate... Read More

The Brat Pack is Back in FL-7!
2018 Midterms
The Brat Pack is Back in FL-7!
2018-10-19 17:52:52
by TWN Staff

Get out the slap bracelets, pop rocks and turn on "Pretty in Pink"…the 80's are back! Or at least they seem to be for Florida State Rep. Mike Miller. Miller, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Stephanie Murphy in Florida's... Read More

In the Wake of Hurricane Michael, Crist, Williams Move to Help Homeowners and Businesses Better Protect Property From Storm Damage
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In the Wake of Hurricane Michael, Crist, Williams Move to Help Homeowners and Businesses Better Protect Property From Storm Damage
2018-10-19 17:47:40
by TWN Staff

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, a fast-moving storm that recently devastated the Florida Panhandle, Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Roger Williams (R-TX) have come together to address the high cost of... Read More

ICYMI: Senate Dems Press for Disclosure of Trump Biz Ties to Saudi Arabia
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ICYMI: Senate Dems Press for Disclosure of Trump Biz Ties to Saudi Arabia
2018-10-19 17:44:18
by TWN Staff

This week, 11 Senate Dems sent a letter to President Trump and the Trump Organization seeking a full accounting of any financial ties between the Trump Organization and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The senators’ letter ... Read More

Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney
Spotlight
Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney
2018-10-19 17:38:38
by TWN Staff

Unlike many first time Democratic candidates running for federal office this year, Anthony Brindisi is no stranger to working across the aisle to get things done. While many of his peers have yet to hold office at any level... Read More

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stop Teenagers’ Climate Lawsuit
Supreme Court
Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stop Teenagers’ Climate Lawsuit

October 19, 2018 By Greg Stohr WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court stop a novel and sweeping lawsuit pressed by children and teenagers seeking to force the federal government to take steps against climate change.... Read More

Rising Tide Hasn’t Lifted Trump’s Boat
Economy
Rising Tide Hasn’t Lifted Trump’s Boat

October 19, 2018 By Mark Z. Barabak   [caption id="attachment_2232" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Charts on economic outlook under President Trump. Los Angeles Times 2018[/caption]   RENO, Nev. — When the Great Recession hit, it walloped Nevada like no other state, claiming... Read More

Florida Lifts Voting Restrictions in Eight Panhandle Counties Hit By Hurricane
Voting
Florida Lifts Voting Restrictions in Eight Panhandle Counties Hit By Hurricane

Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order Thursday that eases voting restrictions in eight Panhandle counties where election plans have been severely disrupted by Hurricane Michael. Read More

Federal Authorities Launch Probe Into Pa. Catholic Dioceses
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Federal Authorities Launch Probe Into Pa. Catholic Dioceses

U.S. prosecutors have subpoenaed every Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania for a trove of records, opening a potentially unprecedented inquiry into whether decades of clergy sex abuse and the ensuing cover-up constituted any federal crimes. Read More

Trump Blames Wildfires on California Forest Policy, Threatens to Withhold Funds From State
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Trump Blames Wildfires on California Forest Policy, Threatens to Withhold Funds From State

Escalating his criticism of California’s fire management strategy, President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold unspecified funding from the state. Read More

Women Across the US Are Running for Office in Record Numbers
2018 Midterms
Women Across the US Are Running for Office in Record Numbers

A record number of women are running for the U.S. House, Senate and state legislatures this year — more than any other election in U.S. history. Traditionally... Read More

Inside the Veteran Candidate Network Fighting to Remake the Democratic Party
Veterans
Inside the Veteran Candidate Network Fighting to Remake the Democratic Party

Eight days after a Republican super PAC publicized confidential records of a CIA officer-turned-congressional candidate, national security experts were still seething... Read More

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