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Biden Campaign Confident As South Carolina Primary Approaches
2020 Elections
Biden Campaign Confident As South Carolina Primary Approaches
2020-02-18 20:58:32
by Dan McCue

Former Vice President Joe Biden's supporters in South Carolina are not cutting and running after the candidate's disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire. In fact, canvassers going door-to-door in the neighborhoods of Charleston, South Carolina say what they're hearing... Read More

75% of Virginia Voters Still Undecided on Presidential Candidate
Opinion Polls
75% of Virginia Voters Still Undecided on Presidential Candidate
2020-02-18 20:49:58
by Dan McCue

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Bernie Sanders are all currently among Virginians’ top choices when it comes to the Democratic presidential nomination, but few voters have made a final choice, a Monmouth University Poll released Tuesday... Read More

Bloomberg to Join Democratic Presidential Contenders at Wednesday’s Debate
2020 Elections
Bloomberg to Join Democratic Presidential Contenders at Wednesday’s Debate
2020-02-18 15:13:24
by Dan McCue

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has qualified for Wednesday night's presidential candidate debate, the first time the billionaire will appear onstage with his Democratic rivals. A national poll from NPR, PBS NewsHour and Marist released on Tuesday morning... Read More

Virginia Senate Panel Says No to Democrats’ Assault Weapons Ban
State News
Virginia Senate Panel Says No to Democrats’ Assault Weapons Ban

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The final and most controversial of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s gun control bills that would have stopped the sale of assault weapons and banned people from having 12-round magazines has been tabled for the year. The... Read More

Georgia City Sues Drug Company Over Medicine That Went from $40 to $39,000
Litigation
Georgia City Sues Drug Company Over Medicine That Went from $40 to $39,000

ATLANTA — The city of Marietta, Ga., has filed a class action lawsuit against a drug company after the price of a decades-old medicine went from $40 a vial to more than $39,000. The city, which covers health care costs... Read More

‘This Race is Really Wide Open’: Uncertainty Hangs Over Final Sprint to Nevada
2020 Elections
‘This Race is Really Wide Open’: Uncertainty Hangs Over Final Sprint to Nevada

LAS VEGAS — Bernie Sanders is the favorite. Amy Klobuchar is untested, but riding a wave of momentum. And Joe Biden desperately needs to turn his campaign around. Beyond that, even Democrats deeply familiar with Nevada are hesitant to make... Read More

Highway Safety Groups Call for Action on Impaired School Bus Drivers
Transportation
Highway Safety Groups Call for Action on Impaired School Bus Drivers

WASHINGTON — Two national highway safety groups are urging government officials to do more to prevent school bus drivers from getting behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Responding to a recent Stateline investigation, the National Safety Council... Read More

Census Gives Opposite Advice to Tornado-Damaged Dayton, Flood-Ravaged Houston
Census
Census Gives Opposite Advice to Tornado-Damaged Dayton, Flood-Ravaged Houston

DAYTON, Ohio — Josh Hollon was shocked when he stepped onto his porch on Memorial Day last year and saw three churning triangles of cloud closing in on his house in suburban Northridge, Ohio. “I had just turned off the... Read More

Missouri Ethics Commission Fines Ex-Governor $178,000 for Campaign Finance Violations
State News
Missouri Ethics Commission Fines Ex-Governor $178,000 for Campaign Finance Violations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State ethics regulators have fined the campaign of former Gov. Eric Greitens $178,000 over campaign finance violations dating to his upstart, outsider bid to become Missouri’s chief executive. The Missouri Ethics Commission released its long-awaited probe... Read More

Feds Reviewing Previously Unreported Cyber Attack on Florida Elections Office
State News
Feds Reviewing Previously Unreported Cyber Attack on Florida Elections Office

MIAMI — Less than five weeks before Florida’s March presidential primary, the Department of Homeland Security is investigating a previously unreported cyber attack on Palm Beach County’s elections office, according to Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link. Link, who was... Read More

Cuomo Meets With Trump Over Expedited Traveler Program Ban
State News
Cuomo Meets With Trump Over Expedited Traveler Program Ban
2020-02-13 21:52:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo met with President Donald Trump Thursday afternoon to discuss the Department of Homeland Security's decision to ban New Yorkers from enrolling in programs that expedite border crossings. The meeting between the two men,... Read More

Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Resigns in Wake of Caucus Fiasco
Political News
Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Resigns in Wake of Caucus Fiasco
2020-02-13 16:10:07
by Dan McCue

Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price resigned Wednesday night, saying in a lengthy letter that his continued "presence in my current role" would only serve as a distraction as the party seeks to move on from the state's caucus fiasco.... Read More

Judge Orders More Data on Potential Voter Registration Fixes in Texas
State News
Judge Orders More Data on Potential Voter Registration Fixes in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Saying he wants a firm grasp of how long it will take Texas to comply with federal voter registration mandates, a U.S. judge on Monday ordered opposing sides to meet with technology specialists by the end of... Read More

‘It Ain’t Over, Man,’ Biden Says in South Carolina
2020 Elections
‘It Ain’t Over, Man,’ Biden Says in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former Vice President Joe Biden fled an election defeat in New Hampshire on Tuesday, returning to South Carolina hours before polls closed with a message for the experts and cable TV pundits who said his struggling campaign... Read More

Virginia Cities Will Be Allowed to Move Confederate Monuments Under New Law
State News
Virginia Cities Will Be Allowed to Move Confederate Monuments Under New Law

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia state Delegate Jay Jones has to see the statue of a Confederate soldier every day on his way to his law office in Norfolk. “Every time I drive past it … my heart breaks a little... Read More

New Hampshire Democratic Turnout Surpasses Record 2008 Numbers
Voting
New Hampshire Democratic Turnout Surpasses Record 2008 Numbers
2020-02-12 17:39:15
by Dan McCue

Turnout in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire surpassed that of the record turnout year of 2008. With 98% reporting as of 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time, the New Hampshire vote tally stood at 295,129 - blowing by the 288,672... Read More

Moderates Prevail Among Dem Voters in New Hampshire
2020 Elections
Moderates Prevail Among Dem Voters in New Hampshire
2020-02-12 17:36:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont eked out a win in New Hampshire by appealing to young, liberal college students in the state, but his victory was far from an endorsement of the party's far left. In fact, with... Read More

Sanders Edges Buttigieg in NH, Giving Dems 2 Front-Runners
2020 Elections
Sanders Edges Buttigieg in NH, Giving Dems 2 Front-Runners

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight. In his Tuesday night win, the 78-year-old Sanders, a self-described democratic... Read More

Even Before Iowa Fiasco, Caucuses Were on Their Way Out
Elections
Even Before Iowa Fiasco, Caucuses Were on Their Way Out

WASHINGTON — It didn’t take the high-profile disaster that was last week’s Iowa caucus for state political parties to move away from the party-run presidential preference system. Even before the Iowa debacle, caucuses were on their way out across the... Read More

New Hampshire Anoints Bernie Sanders as Front-Runner, On Good Night for Buttigieg and Klobuchar
2020 Elections
New Hampshire Anoints Bernie Sanders as Front-Runner, On Good Night for Buttigieg and Klobuchar

NASHUA, N.H. — Sen. Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday night, anointing the democratic socialist the front-runner as Democrats also conferred decisive stamps of approval on two moderates, Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar. For Joe Biden,... Read More

Klobuchar Prevails In Early Voting in New Hampshire
2020 Elections
Klobuchar Prevails In Early Voting in New Hampshire
2020-02-11 18:56:44
by Dan McCue

Voting is still underway in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, but in two of three locations that voted at midnight, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., emerged as the clear winner. In Hart's Location in Carroll County, N.H., Klobuchar received six votes. Massachusetts... Read More

Cuomo: States Need to Take Lead on Infrastructure Improvements
State News
Cuomo: States Need to Take Lead on Infrastructure Improvements
2020-02-11 18:35:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - New York Gov. Mario Cuomo struck an almost whimsical note at the opening of his address on infrastructure this past weekend before the National Governors Association. "Imagine if we had a magic wand," said Cuomo, who was unanimously... Read More

Pennsylvania Democrats Who Won Republican Districts on How to Beat Trump in 2020
Political News
Pennsylvania Democrats Who Won Republican Districts on How to Beat Trump in 2020

PHILADELPHIA — What’s the key to beating President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania in 2020? The Democratic presidential candidates mostly aren’t campaigning in Pennsylvania yet. But they are trying to convince voters in early states who are obsessed with “electability” that... Read More

Just Hours to Go, New Hampshire Primary Voters Still Can’t Make Up Their Minds
2020 Elections
Just Hours to Go, New Hampshire Primary Voters Still Can’t Make Up Their Minds

LEBANON, N.H. — They’ve been pummeled by millions of dollars in TV ads, had repeated chances to see the major candidates up close, sometimes in neighbors’ living rooms, and they’ve watched debates play out on television. Now, they’re about to... Read More

Democratic Hopefuls Scramble as New Hampshire Primary Nears
2020 Elections
Democratic Hopefuls Scramble as New Hampshire Primary Nears

CONCORD, N.H. — Democratic presidential candidates, fresh off the most contentious debate of this nominating contest, plunged Saturday into a final weekend of campaigning before the New Hampshire primary, with two front-runners looking to score a clearer victory than their... Read More

Buttigieg Wins Most Iowa Delegates After Party Reviews Caucus
2020 Elections
Buttigieg Wins Most Iowa Delegates After Party Reviews Caucus

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Pete Buttigieg appears to have sealed his victory in Iowa after the state’s Democratic Party released on Sunday corrected results from its disputed caucuses. Buttigieg now has 14 delegates from Iowa to Bernie Sanders’ 12. Elizabeth Warren... Read More

With Cybercriminals on the Attack, States Help Cities Punch Back
Cybercrime
With Cybercriminals on the Attack, States Help Cities Punch Back

WASHINGTON — When the computers of the city of Lodi, Calif., got hit by a ransomware attack last April, the strike disabled phone lines, forced police officers to write reports by hand and prevented workers from sending out utility bills.... Read More

Confusion Reigned in Iowa Caucus — Even Before the Chaotic Results
Iowa
Confusion Reigned in Iowa Caucus — Even Before the Chaotic Results

DES MOINES, Iowa — Reyma McCoy McDeid designed an Iowa caucus precinct that was tailored to voters with disabilities. But it almost got derailed. While normal Democratic caucuses are standing affairs, every caucusgoer at the Central Iowa Center for Independent... Read More

Interior Moves to Speed Energy Development on Formerly Protected Utah Land
State News
Interior Moves to Speed Energy Development on Formerly Protected Utah Land

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump drew the ire of tribes and environmentalists when he issued proclamations in December 2017 significantly reducing the size of Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments, two sites designated by previous Democratic Presidents Bill Clinton... Read More

DNC Chair Calls for Recanvassing of Iowa Caucus Results
2020 Elections
DNC Chair Calls for Recanvassing of Iowa Caucus Results
2020-02-06 18:48:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Thursday called for a recanvass in Iowa following a glitch in a computer app that has delayed the release of complete results from the state’s Democratic caucuses earlier this week. “Enough... Read More

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