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Michael Bloomberg Commits $4 Million to Biden’s Ground Game in Florida
Political News
Michael Bloomberg Commits $4 Million to Biden’s Ground Game in Florida

MIAMI — Joe Biden’s ground game in Florida is getting a jolt from billionaire Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg told the Miami Herald on Monday that he’s giving $4 million to get-out-the-vote efforts on behalf of the Democratic presidential nominee in the... Read More

‘It’s Going to Be Like War.’ Voters Eye 2020 Election Outcome With Fear and Loathing
2020 Elections
‘It’s Going to Be Like War.’ Voters Eye 2020 Election Outcome With Fear and Loathing

When Jim Jackson looks ahead to November, he cringes at what he sees: a defeated President Donald Trump refusing to leave the White House and his supporters waging war to keep him there. “The militias and the white supremacists …... Read More

Report of Trump’s Tax-Dodging Bolsters Biden’s ‘Scranton v. Park Avenue’ Campaign Message
Political News
Report of Trump’s Tax-Dodging Bolsters Biden’s ‘Scranton v. Park Avenue’ Campaign Message

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s campaign is capitalizing on revelations that President Donald Trump has paid little or no federal income taxes for years, amplifying the Democratic nominee’s message that the 2020 election is a choice between the working-class he came... Read More

The First Presidential Debate Brings High Stakes for Trump and Biden
2020 Elections
The First Presidential Debate Brings High Stakes for Trump and Biden

WASHINGTON — The first presidential debate between Joe Biden and President Donald Trump has a strong chance of being the most-watched political event in U.S. history, and the enormous potential audience on Tuesday is just one factor that has heightened... Read More

NewDem Action Fund Endorses Six More Candidates, Adds Another to Watch List
2020 Elections
NewDem Action Fund Endorses Six More Candidates, Adds Another to Watch List
2020-09-28 21:13:08
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – In its ongoing commitment to expanding the Democratic Party’s majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, the New Democrat Coalition Action Fund announced six new formal endorsements Monday. The coalition, founded in 1997, is composed of 104 House... Read More

CBO Long Term Outlook Report ‘Doesn’t Look Good’
Federal Budget
CBO Long Term Outlook Report ‘Doesn’t Look Good’
2020-09-28 13:48:52
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The Congressional Budget Office recently released two new outlook reports. These projections are an update of the U.S. deficit, debt, spending, and revenue over the next decade and beyond, given current laws in place. The pair of reports... Read More

Govs. Whitmer, Cuomo Call for Investigation of Trump’s ‘Politicization’ of Coronavirus Pandemic
Political News
Govs. Whitmer, Cuomo Call for Investigation of Trump’s ‘Politicization’ of Coronavirus Pandemic
2020-09-28 13:46:22
by Reece Nations

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer jointly released a statement urging Congress to open an oversight investigation concerning “the Trump administration’s politicization of government functions,” that undermined the nation’s pandemic response. In their statement, the governors... Read More

President Trump Paid $750 in Income Taxes in 2016 and 2017, NYT Says
Taxes
President Trump Paid $750 in Income Taxes in 2016 and 2017, NYT Says

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump paid just $750 in income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, reported losing millions of dollars from his golf courses and has hundreds of millions in debt that will come due in the next few... Read More

Democrats Focus on Health Care in Opposing Trump Court Pick
Supreme Court
Democrats Focus on Health Care in Opposing Trump Court Pick

Democrats zeroed in on the risk to Americans’ health care coverage in previewing the tactics they’ll use to oppose the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s new Supreme Court pick. Regardless, Barrett’s confirmation seems assured given the Republican... Read More

Biden Has Upper Hand Over Trump in Expectations Game for Debate
Debates
Biden Has Upper Hand Over Trump in Expectations Game for Debate

Democrat Joe Biden takes the stage at the first presidential debate of 2020 on Tuesday staring at an opponent, in President Donald Trump, who has unwittingly done him a big favor — lowered expectations for Biden’s performance. The president has... Read More

Pelosi Says Democrats Will Make New Aid ‘Proffer’ to Mnuchin
Congress
Pelosi Says Democrats Will Make New Aid ‘Proffer’ to Mnuchin

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there’s a chance she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin can still reach a deal on a coronavirus stimulus package, and that Democrats will unveil a new “proffer” shortly. “I trust Secretary Mnuchin to represent something that... Read More

With Court Battle Looming, Trump and Biden Compete for Catholic Voters
2020 Elections
With Court Battle Looming, Trump and Biden Compete for Catholic Voters

HARTFORD, Conn. — Four years ago, Marge Hansen was deeply skeptical of Republican Donald Trump, dismissing the thrice-married businessman who once boasted about grabbing women “by the p---y” as sharply out-of-step with her own conservative Catholic values. This year, she’s... Read More

What They Are Saying about Amy Coney Barrett and the Future of the Supreme Court
Supreme Court
What They Are Saying about Amy Coney Barrett and the Future of the Supreme Court
2020-09-27 16:39:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump nominated U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Saturday afternoon, capping a dramatic first-term reshaping of the federal judiciary that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his re-election effort. Barrett,... Read More

North Carolina a Battleground State Brimming with Controversies
2020 Elections
North Carolina a Battleground State Brimming with Controversies
2020-09-26 14:44:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In the battleground state of North Carolina the conventional wisdom is simply put: President Donald Trump can win re-election even if he just squeaks out a victory in the Tar Heel State, but he might as well pack... Read More

Trump and Biden Wage a Big Battle Over One Electoral Vote in Rural Maine
2020 Elections
Trump and Biden Wage a Big Battle Over One Electoral Vote in Rural Maine

BANGOR, Maine — Maine is getting an outsized share of Trump love these days. The president visited a remote town of 1,500 in June. His son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Lara Trump, have stumped in the state. A lobsterman from... Read More

Native Americans Feel Double Pain of COVID-19 and Fires ‘Gobbling Up the Ground’
Wildfires
Native Americans Feel Double Pain of COVID-19 and Fires ‘Gobbling Up the Ground’

When the first fire of the season broke out on the Hoopa Valley Reservation in Northern California in July, Greg Moon faced a dilemma. As Hoopa’s fire chief and its pandemic team leader, Moon feared the impact of the blaze... Read More

Threats of Arrest, Job Loss and Surveillance. China Works to Erase Its ‘Model Minority’
China
Threats of Arrest, Job Loss and Surveillance. China Works to Erase Its ‘Model Minority’

BEIJING — The herder couldn’t speak for long. His phone was being monitored, he said, as are those of many other Mongols around him. “We have no way out. There’s nothing we can do,” said Gangbater, a herder in Xilingol... Read More

‘Disgusted’ Voters in the Philly Suburbs Could Help Biden Offset Trump’s Gains in Pennsylvania
2020 Elections
‘Disgusted’ Voters in the Philly Suburbs Could Help Biden Offset Trump’s Gains in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA — Sandy Arnell used to work for Republican lawmakers in Washington and in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capital. She considered herself to be liberal on issues like abortion but conservative when it came to fiscal issues. She didn’t always vote Republican.... Read More

Trump Picks Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court
Supreme Court
Trump Picks Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court
2020-09-25 22:25:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will announce Saturday that he plans to nominate U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Comey Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. According to the White House, Trump will make... Read More

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on 2020, ‘It’s an Incredible Time to Be Mayor’
Cities
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on 2020, ‘It’s an Incredible Time to Be Mayor’
2020-09-25 19:02:32
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has garnered more attention than ever as a result of the city’s ongoing COVID crisis response and reopening efforts as well as widespread demonstrations against police violence in 2020.  To be sure, as... Read More

Select Committee Makes Final Recommendation on How to Fix Congress
Congress
Select Committee Makes Final Recommendation on How to Fix Congress
2020-09-25 18:57:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - An 18-month effort to make Congress work better and retain staff more effectively came to an end Thursday, when the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress announced its final list of recommendations. Created by an overwhelming... Read More

Democrats Push for Climate Change Bills Similar to Biden’s Proposals
Congress
Democrats Push for Climate Change Bills Similar to Biden’s Proposals
2020-09-25 14:48:51
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats used a hearing on climate change Thursday to advocate for pending clean energy bills that would revamp a big swath of federal regulations. Record-setting wildfires in western states and hurricanes along the Gulf Coast are adding... Read More

US Jobless Claims Remain Elevated in Sign of Gradual Recovery
Employment
US Jobless Claims Remain Elevated in Sign of Gradual Recovery

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits were little changed last week, contrasting with estimates for a decline and highlighting an economic recovery that’s coming in fits and starts. Initial jobless claims in regular state programs increased by 4,000 to 870,000 in... Read More

For Democrats, Infrastructure Equals Fighting Climate Change and Creating Jobs
Energy
For Democrats, Infrastructure Equals Fighting Climate Change and Creating Jobs

WASHINGTON — In Democratic politics, and infrastructure and fighting climate change have become increasingly synonymous: You can’t have one without the other. Take the $494 billion surface transportation bill that House Democrats passed July 1. Republicans criticized it as an... Read More

Parents Sue LA Unified School District, Blasting Its Online Learning as Inadequate
Education
Parents Sue LA Unified School District, Blasting Its Online Learning as Inadequate

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District’s distance learning plan has caused “enormous learning losses” and left tens of thousands of Black and Latino students without a basic education, according to allegations in a class action lawsuit filed... Read More

Fauci to FDA: ‘I Got Your Back’ on COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Standards
Health
Fauci to FDA: ‘I Got Your Back’ on COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Standards

ATLANTA — The federal government’s top infectious disease official attempted to reassure the public Thursday that he’ll support safety standards set by federal officials for any COVID-19 vaccines and their work won’t be swayed by politics. “If (U.S. Food and... Read More

House Democrats Drafting $2.4 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill
Congress
House Democrats Drafting $2.4 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed House committee leaders to put together a more slender coronavirus relief package than the one that previously passed the chamber, in their latest offer in talks with the White House. The House could... Read More

Trump’s Talk of Rejecting Election Result Evokes Chaos Scenarios
2020 Elections
Trump’s Talk of Rejecting Election Result Evokes Chaos Scenarios

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump, backed by his army of attorneys, has laid groundwork to undermine an election result that does not cast him as victor, Republican lawmakers found themselves in the astonishing position Thursday of having to reassure... Read More

Trump Promotes Health Care 'Vision' But Gaps Remain
Health
Trump Promotes Health Care 'Vision' But Gaps Remain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More than three-and-a-half years into his presidency and 40 days from an election, President Donald Trump on Thursday launched what aides termed a “vision” for health care heavy on unfulfilled aspirations. “This is affirmed, signed, and... Read More

Third Way Offers Lawmakers Insight into America’s New Education Landscape
Education
Third Way Offers Lawmakers Insight into America’s New Education Landscape
2020-09-24 21:21:33
by Sara Wilkerson

Third Way recently added new additions to its ACADEMIX Upshot series, a short-form research series dedicated to examining the impact of COVID-19 on America’s education system. Academic experts across the country have contributed to Third Way’s series since it first... Read More

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