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How 2 California Republicans Handle Trump’s Hard Line on Immigration Could Define Their Futures

At a recent backyard meet-and-greet, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher pivoted from a campaign pledge that was eliciting silence — “new-generation nuclear energy” — to one sure to rile the Huntington Beach crowd. “We went... Read More

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Senate Sets Preliminary Vote Friday on Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday night started the clock for Senate confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, with a preliminary vote set for Friday and a final vote on Saturday. Read More

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Mitch McConnell Sets Friday Vote to Thwart Filibuster of Brett Kavanaugh

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell followed through late Wednesday in setting up a Friday vote to limit debate on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Under Senate rules, the key vote on McConnell’s... Read More

Immigration
Judge Suspends Trump Administration’s Decision to End Protected Status for Thousands of Immigrants

A U.S. district judge in San Francisco has dealt a blow to the Trump administration’s decision to rescind temporary protected status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants. The ruling late Wednesday afternoon will... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Pompeo to Return to North Korea in Bid to Revive Stalled Nuclear Talks

In a bid to revive efforts to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is scheduled to return to Pyongyang on Sunday for meetings with the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un. The State... Read More

FEMA Will Test ‘Presidential Alert’ System Wednesday, Sending Notification to Almost Every US Cellphone
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FEMA Will Test ‘Presidential Alert’ System Wednesday, Sending Notification to Almost Every US Cellphone

Don't worry, it’s just President Donald Trump texting you. At 2:18 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Trump will instruct the Federal Emergency Management Agency to send an alert to every cellphone in the United States: “Presidential... Read More

FBI’s Kavanaugh Probe Leads to Fresh Acrimony as McConnell Pushes for Vote
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FBI’s Kavanaugh Probe Leads to Fresh Acrimony as McConnell Pushes for Vote

The FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault generated new schisms among Republicans on Tuesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed for a vote on the... Read More

2018 Midterms
Democrat Sharice Davids Outraises GOP’s Kevin Yoder in Kansas

Kansas Democrat Sharice Davids outraised incumbent GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder by more than $1.6 million over the past three months, a strong sign of Democratic enthusiasm in a race that could determine which party... Read More

2018 Midterms
Jason Kander Ends Campaign for Kansas City, Mo., Mayor to Focus on Depression, PTSD

Jason Kander, citing depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, is dropping out of the Kansas City mayor’s race. Kander posted a message on his campaign website and Facebook page saying that in the 11 years since... Read More

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EDF, Environmental Groups File Lawsuit to Block Trump Administration's Plan to Roll Back Methane Waste Standards
2018-10-03 09:07:13
by TWN Staff

This week, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and a broad coalition of health, environmental, Native American and Western citizens’ groups have filed a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from eliminating... Read More

Trade
What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About the Trump Administration's Revised NAFTA Proposal?
2018-10-03 01:54:53
by TWN Staff

Members of Congress react to the trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada in the renegotiation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Read More

2020 Elections
Officials Announce Dates of 2020 Republican National Convention

The 2020 Republican National Convention will be held Aug. 24-27 in Charlotte, officials announced Monday, giving organizers less than two years to raise $70 million, ready security plans for tens of thousands of visitors... Read More

Rep. Cheri Bustos Joins Race for Assistant Democratic Leader
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Rep. Cheri Bustos Joins Race for Assistant Democratic Leader

Rep. Cheri Bustos has formally announced she wants to move up in House Democratic leadership, setting up a contested race with candidates from different parts of the caucus. The Illinois Democrat said her candidacy for... Read More

Trade
Trump Calls Revamped NAFTA a New Model of US Trade Relations

October 1, 2018 By Don Lee and Jim Puzzanghera WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday lauded the new trade accord with Canada and Mexico as the most important ever for the United States and “a historic win” for American... Read More

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‘Why Not Me?’ Great-Grandmas in New Jersey Are Getting on Board With Medical Marijuana

October 1, 2018 By Jan Hefler Ida Ruggiero, an opinionated great-grandma, remembered the deep embarrassment that crept over her when she told each of her five adult children her news. Ruggiero, 81, was using weed, twice a day. With her... Read More

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One Year Later: Las Vegas Pauses to Reflect on Its Darkest Hour

Mynda Smith’s sleep was restless. Normally, she would have had a protein shake for breakfast, but on Monday all she could do was sip water. A year ago her sister was killed. Neysa Tonks, 46, was one of 58 people gunned ... Read More

2018 Midterms
Kavanaugh Battle Intensifies Historic Gender Gap Before Election

The battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is driving a wedge deeper into an already wide political chasm between men and women, leading to what could be an unprecedented gender gap in the 2018 midterm election vote. Read More

National Security
US Intelligence Agencies See New Threats From Global Rivals, and Say It May Be Cold War 2.0

As the intelligence community shifts its primary focus from counterterrorism to threats from Russia and China, some leaders voice a sense of deja vu and even... Read More

Supreme Court
Trump Won’t ‘Micromanage’ FBI’s Kavanaugh Investigation, Press Secretary Says

President Donald Trump is not seeking to “micromanage” the FBI’s investigation of sexual-misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett... Read More

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Indonesia’s Death Toll Headed Well Past 1,200, With Several Coastal Towns Still to be Heard From

Rescuers dug through debris with their bare hands and anxious family members struggled to contact loved ones who remained unaccounted for Monday as... Read More

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US, Canada Reach Last-Minute Accord to Conclude Talks on New NAFTA

In an eleventh-hour breakthrough that may have saved the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Trump administration and top Canadian officials came... Read More

Warm Waters Boosted 2017s Major Hurricane Tally, More Whopper Storms to Come, Study Says
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Warm Waters Boosted 2017s Major Hurricane Tally, More Whopper Storms to Come, Study Says

The Atlantic’s warmer waters triggered the unusual number of major hurricanes last year, according to a new study that predicts the region could see a couple of extra whopper storms each year by the end of the century. Read More

California Gov. Jerry Brown Raises Minimum Age for Buying Rifles from 18 to 21
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California Gov. Jerry Brown Raises Minimum Age for Buying Rifles from 18 to 21

Seven months after a teenage gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a stack of gun control bills Friday, including a proposal that raises the minimum age for buying rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21. Read More

Former FBI Agents Say There Are Clues to Follow From Dramatic Kavanaugh Hearing
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Former FBI Agents Say There Are Clues to Follow From Dramatic Kavanaugh Hearing

Former FBI officials expressed confidence Friday that agents could quickly interview key witnesses and track down potential leads into Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both high school students ... Read More

A New York Republican in Trump Country Fights for Survival
2018 Midterms
A New York Republican in Trump Country Fights for Survival

Claudia Tenney had a dire message for her fellow Republicans. “Today, the chaos of the Democratic Party is about taking away your rights, whether it’s Second Amendment, First Amendment, you name it,” the freshman... Read More

Arsenic at Toxic Levels in North Carolina River, Environmentalists Say
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Arsenic at Toxic Levels in North Carolina River, Environmentalists Say

Coal ash releases in the Neuse River have caused arsenic levels to be nearly 18 times higher than the state safety standard for drinking water, two environmental organizations said Friday. Read More

White House Formally Taps Rep. Darrell Issa to Lead Trade Agency
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White House Formally Taps Rep. Darrell Issa to Lead Trade Agency

The White House officially nominated Rep. Darrell Issa on Friday to be the new director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Read More

Congressional Democrats Can Sue Trump Over Emoluments, Judge Says
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Congressional Democrats Can Sue Trump Over Emoluments, Judge Says

Almost 200 congressional Democrats won a ruling allowing them to proceed with a lawsuit claiming that Donald Trump is violating a Constitutional ban on receiving benefits from foreign governments while president without their permission. Read More

Rosenstein Called to Testify in Private House Hearing, Meadows Says
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Rosenstein Called to Testify in Private House Hearing, Meadows Says

Republican leadership has struck a deal with Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and other House conservatives to call Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein before Congress to testify behind closed doors about his... Read More

After Ford Testifies She Was Sexually Assaulted, Kavanaugh Responds With Anger, Tears
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After Ford Testifies She Was Sexually Assaulted, Kavanaugh Responds With Anger, Tears

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination hung in the balance Thursday night as Republicans calculated whether they had the votes to confirm him following a highly anticipated showdown filled with hours of raw, emotional testimony. Read More

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