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Attorney General William Barr Tries to Restore Confidence in Justice Department
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Attorney General William Barr Tries to Restore Confidence in Justice Department

WASHINGTON — In his first month in office, Attorney General William Barr has sent a reassuring message to the beleaguered Justice Department — he wants a return to basics after years of disruptive firings, tweet storms and scandals. In briefings,... Read More

Bill Named After Parkland Victim Jaime Guttenberg Puts Background Checks on Bullets
Congress
Bill Named After Parkland Victim Jaime Guttenberg Puts Background Checks on Bullets

WASHINGTON — Last month, Democrats in the House of Representatives passed a plan to expand background checks on gun purchases. Now, Parkland parent Fred Guttenberg and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are offering a new plan to require universal background checks... Read More

Analysis: 3 Things to Watch: Kim Lets Trump Know Their ‘Mysteriously Wonderful’ Chemistry Isn’t Enough
North Korea
Analysis: 3 Things to Watch: Kim Lets Trump Know Their ‘Mysteriously Wonderful’ Chemistry Isn’t Enough

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump once claimed he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “fell in love.” But the dictator he once called “Little Rocket Man” on Friday let him know their “mysteriously wonderful” relationship might not be enough... Read More

Just Miles From USC and the Admissions Scandal, These Students Sell Food for College Money
Education
Just Miles From USC and the Admissions Scandal, These Students Sell Food for College Money

LOS ANGELES—It was morning and the campus was still quiet when Vanessa Miranda began to shout, trying her best to draw customers: “Esquiii-te! Come and get your esquiii-te!” She and some of her East Los Angeles College classmates were selling... Read More

America’s Oil and Natural Gas Boom Continues To Reshape Foreign Policy
Energy
America’s Oil and Natural Gas Boom Continues To Reshape Foreign Policy
2019-03-15 23:59:34
by HJ Mai

For decades, U.S. presidents have pursued energy policies aimed at reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil. The first commander in chief to achieve the goal of energy independence could be President Donald Trump, with the United States expected to become... Read More

Messy Issue of Gerrymandering About to Dominate High Court Docket
Supreme Court
Messy Issue of Gerrymandering About to Dominate High Court Docket
2019-03-15 23:58:13
by Dan McCue

Over the next two weeks, the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court will be dominated by issues it has recently preferred to punt back to lower courts: racial and partisan gerrymandering. On Monday, the justices will hear oral arguments in... Read More

New Democrat Coalition Releases Trade Task Force Goals for the 116th Congress
Trade
New Democrat Coalition Releases Trade Task Force Goals for the 116th Congress
2019-03-15 23:02:19
by TWN Staff

This week, the New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force revealed their goals for the 116th Congress. The task force works to advance a U.S. trade agenda that grows the economy, creates U.S. jobs, and ensures the United States sets the... Read More

Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House to Protect Veterans’ Cannabis Treatment Options
Veterans
Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House to Protect Veterans’ Cannabis Treatment Options
2019-03-15 22:58:49
by TWN Staff

Representative Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and Don Young, R-Alaska, have introduced the bipartisan Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act (H.R.1687). The bill would protect veterans' cannabis treatment options and their ability to be employed by the federal government.... Read More

US Imposes Visa Ban For International Criminal Court Staff
Foreign Affairs
US Imposes Visa Ban For International Criminal Court Staff
2019-03-15 22:44:42
by Dan McCue

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court officials who attempt to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan. "We are determined to protect... Read More

US Industrial Production Rose a Sluggish 0.1 Percent in February
Economy
US Industrial Production Rose a Sluggish 0.1 Percent in February
2019-03-15 22:39:51
by Dan McCue

U.S Industrial production rose just 0.1 percent in February, slowed by the second straight monthly decline in manufacturing activity, the Federal Reserve said Friday. The central bank said manufacturing production dropped 0.4 percent last month, held down by declines in... Read More

Democrats Confront Commerce Secretary Ross, Saying He Lied About Census Question
Congress
Democrats Confront Commerce Secretary Ross, Saying He Lied About Census Question

WASHINGTON — House Democrats accused Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a contentious face-off Thursday of having lied to Congress about his role in a Trump administration effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Confronted by Democrats for... Read More

Judge Vows to Rule on Medicaid Work Requirements by End of March
Health
Judge Vows to Rule on Medicaid Work Requirements by End of March

WASHINGTON — The federal judge who shot down a Medicaid work requirement plan last June remained deeply skeptical Thursday of the Trump administration’s renewed strategy to force enrollees to work. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, who last year blocked Kentucky’s... Read More

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