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Budget Deal Done, Blue Dogs Push For Serious Effort to Curb National Debt Federal Budget
Budget Deal Done, Blue Dogs Push For Serious Effort to Curb National Debt
2019-07-26 15:23:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House on Thursday approved a deal to lift the nation's debt ceiling and raise caps set on federal spending for the next two years. But even as the votes were being cast on the measure, members of... Read More

Senate Fails to Act on Warnings of Foreign Meddling in 2020 Election Political News
Senate Fails to Act on Warnings of Foreign Meddling in 2020 Election

WASHINGTON — More than two years after Russia interfered in the 2016 election, Robert S. Mueller III warned this week of a direct threat to American democracy — a foreign government meddled in a U.S. election, it will happen again,... Read More

Poll: South Carolina Voters Say Biden The Most Electable Democrat Against Trump 2020 Elections
Poll: South Carolina Voters Say Biden The Most Electable Democrat Against Trump

COLUMBIA, S.C. — To beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 general election, South Carolina Democrats say that former Vice President Joe Biden would be the most electable Democratic candidate to take the White House out of the more than... Read More

4 Automakers Reach Emissions Deal With California, Bucking Rollback In The News
4 Automakers Reach Emissions Deal With California, Bucking Rollback

Ford, Volkswagen, BMW and Honda have reached a deal with California to increase gas mileage standards and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, setting a national standard, a longtime auto industry goal. The deal between the four automakers and the California Air... Read More

False Testimony in North Carolina Gerrymandering Trial? Judges Exclude GOP Witness Claims State News
False Testimony in North Carolina Gerrymandering Trial? Judges Exclude GOP Witness Claims

RALEIGH, N.C. — The trial challenging North Carolina’s legislative lines as unconstitutional, partisan gerrymanders took a dramatic turn Thursday, when an expert witness for Republican lawmakers admitted some of his testimony on their behalf was incorrect. The challengers used that... Read More

Oregon Passes Sweeping Housing Crisis Legislation State News
Oregon Passes Sweeping Housing Crisis Legislation

PORTLAND, Ore. — When Oregon’s political leaders debated solutions to a housing crisis that was forcing renters from their homes and sending prices through the roof, they had a central goal in mind: avoid the fate of their neighbor to... Read More

Justice Department to Resume Federal Executions Criminal Justice
Justice Department to Resume Federal Executions
2019-07-25 21:52:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department announced Thursday that it will resume capital punishment for the first time in nearly two decades. In a written statement, the Department said Attorney General William Barr directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to adopt... Read More

Reps. Davis, Craig Introduce Bipartisan Disaster Loan Program Bill Criminal Justice
Reps. Davis, Craig Introduce Bipartisan Disaster Loan Program Bill
2019-07-25 21:46:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representatives Rodney Davis, R-Ill., and Angie Craig, D-Minn., proposed Wednesday to create a low-interest loan program administered by FEMA for states to fund projects that reduce the risks and costs of natural disasters. “Helping communities prepare for disasters... Read More

Federal Judges Deny Request to Place Texas Back Under Redistricting Supervision State News
Federal Judges Deny Request to Place Texas Back Under Redistricting Supervision

DALLAS — Federal judges on Wednesday denied a request by minority voters, voting rights organizations and Democratic lawmakers to place the state back under federal supervision for the next redistricting cycle, ending a protracted voting rights legal battle that spanned... Read More

House Clears Bill to Relieve Onslaught of Robocalls Plaguing Americans State News
House Clears Bill to Relieve Onslaught of Robocalls Plaguing Americans

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and their constituents are fed up with the bombardment of nuisance and scam calls plaguing their cellphones and on Wednesday the House passed a bipartisan measure to combat robocalls. The House voted 429-3 to pass a bill... Read More

Budget Caps, Debt Limit Bill Expected to Pass House on Thursday State News
Budget Caps, Debt Limit Bill Expected to Pass House on Thursday

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers expressed confidence Wednesday that the two-year budget and debt ceiling deal will pass in that chamber, though a furious whip effort was underway by both parties to clinch a strong bipartisan showing on the floor. Late... Read More

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Resigns Amid Mounting Protests Political News
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Resigns Amid Mounting Protests

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s besieged governor resigned late Wednesday, following more than 10 days of unrelenting public demands for him to step down, including a protest on Monday that was one of the largest in the island’s... Read More

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