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Top Democrats Call For Public Release of Mueller Report
Political News
Top Democrats Call For Public Release of Mueller Report
2019-03-22 23:02:47
by Dan McCue

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer said Friday evening that it is imperative that Attorney General William Barr make Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election public. In a joint statement,... Read More

Torres Small Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Address Rural Doctor Shortages
Health
Torres Small Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Address Rural Doctor Shortages
2019-03-22 22:07:59
by Dan McCue

Last week, Representative Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., introduced The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019 (H.R. 1763), which she and her bipartisan cosponsors say will take definitive steps toward reducing nationwide physician shortages, with an emphasis in rural areas. The bill... Read More

When It Comes To The Electoral College, Trump Opposed It Until He Was For It
Political News
When It Comes To The Electoral College, Trump Opposed It Until He Was For It
2019-03-22 21:43:34
by Dan McCue

Predictably, despite the evident bipartisan interest in doing away with the Electoral College, one person who wants to keep it is the man who inspired the current efforts to kill it, President Donald Trump. Seven years ago, Trump would no... Read More

Replacing The Electoral College Won't Be Easy And Will Require Lots of Soul-Searching
Elections
Replacing The Electoral College Won't Be Easy And Will Require Lots of Soul-Searching
2019-03-22 21:40:22
by Dan McCue

This week Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made the biggest splash of her nascent presidential campaign by suggesting during a CNN town hall in Mississippi that the Electoral College should be retired and replaced by a popular-vote system that would ensure... Read More

United States Posted Largest-Ever Monthly Budget Deficit in February
Economy
United States Posted Largest-Ever Monthly Budget Deficit in February
2019-03-22 21:31:58
by Dan McCue

The federal government posted its biggest monthly budget deficit ever in February as a sharp decline in corporate revenue coincided with increased spending, the Treasury Department announced Friday. The budget gap widened to $234 billion in February, compared with a... Read More

A Merit-Based System Might Not Be The Answer to America’s Immigration Woes
Immigration
A Merit-Based System Might Not Be The Answer to America’s Immigration Woes
2019-03-22 21:25:29
by HJ Mai

The history of the United States is inextricably linked to immigration, but creating a legislative framework that balances economic need with national security concerns appears to be an insurmountable challenge for today’s lawmakers. President Donald Trump has been very clear... Read More

Gig Economy Workers Gain Security, but at What Cost?
Technology
Gig Economy Workers Gain Security, but at What Cost?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It started with installing some red and green LED lights. Then came the disco balls, neon eyeglasses and a gold Bluetooth karaoke microphone. Daniel Flannery had transformed the car he drives for Uber and Lyft into a... Read More

Former Coal Mining Towns Turn to Tourism
Kentucky
Former Coal Mining Towns Turn to Tourism

CUMBERLAND, Ky. — The same Main Street winds through the old mountain mining towns of Cumberland, Benham and Lynch, crosses a river and runs alongside a creek. The early 20th century coal mining boom drew people to this remote corner... Read More

Death Penalty Opponents Gain Unlikely Allies: Republicans
Political News
Death Penalty Opponents Gain Unlikely Allies: Republicans

No one would ever question Dave Danielson’s credentials as a Republican. As a 17-year-old in his home state of New Hampshire, he led a local group of teenage Barry Goldwater supporters in 1964 and went on to vote for every... Read More

Iowa Is Shaking Things Up, and the Ripples May Reach All the Way to the White House
Elections
Iowa Is Shaking Things Up, and the Ripples May Reach All the Way to the White House

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa, that land of corn and political dreams, is planning big changes to its caucus system, and right about now you may be asking: What is a caucus and why should I care? The answer is... Read More

Imagining a New Life Outside After 40 Years on Death Row
Featured
Imagining a New Life Outside After 40 Years on Death Row

BOLINAS, Calif. — Douglas “Chief” Stankewitz got up Wednesday in the early morning darkness. That’s when he meditates and exercises and reads. He turned on the television and caught the Channel 7 news. It was around 5:30. And he heard.... Read More

EPA Adviser Is Promoting Harmful Ideas, Scientists Say
Health
EPA Adviser Is Promoting Harmful Ideas, Scientists Say

The Trump administration’s reliance on industry-funded environmental specialists is again coming under fire, this time by researchers who say that Louis Anthony “Tony” Cox Jr., who leads a key Environmental Protection Agency advisory board on air pollution, is a “fringe”... Read More

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