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2023-02-03 19:35:18
by Dan McCue
Bipartisan Bill to Benefit ‘VetDogs’ Reintroduced

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bill intended to benefit service dogs working with disabled veterans has been reintroduced by Rep. Patrick... Read More

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bill intended to benefit service dogs working with disabled veterans has been reintroduced by Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C. H.R. 807, The Working Dog Commemorative Coin Act, would direct the Treasury Department to mint a three-coin commemorative... Read More

2023-02-03 18:17:02
by Dan McCue
Comer Determined to Advance Inquiries Into Bidens, White House

WASHINGTON — Speaking before the National Press Club this week, House Oversight Chair James Comer, R-Ky., said his panel is... Read More

WASHINGTON — Speaking before the National Press Club this week, House Oversight Chair James Comer, R-Ky., said his panel is determined to press investigations into President Joe Biden and his family to ensure they did not illegally profit from relationships... Read More

2023-02-03 14:39:50
by Dan McCue
White House Celebrates Klain, Welcomes Back Zients in East Room Ceremony

WASHINGTON — It was a victory lap and, as victory laps often are, it was accompanied by a fair amount... Read More

WASHINGTON — It was a victory lap and, as victory laps often are, it was accompanied by a fair amount of tears. The White House called it the “official transition event” from one chief of staff to another, but it... Read More

2023-02-02 20:40:48
by Dan McCue
McCarthy, Biden, Have ‘Good’ First Meeting on Debt Crisis 

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., emerged with a smile from an hour of highly anticipated budget talks with... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., emerged with a smile from an hour of highly anticipated budget talks with President Joe Biden on Wednesday, but gave no indication how quickly next steps will progress to avoid a default on... Read More

2023-02-02 18:57:59
by Dan McCue
House Votes to Boot Rep. Omar From Foreign Affairs Committee

WASHINGTON — The House voted largely along party lines to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the Foreign Affairs Committee.... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House voted largely along party lines to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the Foreign Affairs Committee. The resolution voted on Thursday cited a half dozen comments Omar had made between 2019 and 2021 that were deemed... Read More

Anti-Abortion Activists Aim to Sway GOP White House Hopefuls

CHICAGO (AP) — Emboldened anti-abortion activists are looking to the 2024 presidential election as an opportunity to solidify their influence over the... Read More

CHICAGO (AP) — Emboldened anti-abortion activists are looking to the 2024 presidential election as an opportunity to solidify their influence over the Republican Party. Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, the most influential group in the anti-abortion movement, is telling each potential GOP... Read More

2023-02-01 16:06:32
by Dan McCue
Haley Said to Be Announcing Presidential Bid Feb. 15

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Former South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley will formally announce the start of her 2024 campaign for... Read More

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Former South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley will formally announce the start of her 2024 campaign for president in Charleston on Feb. 15. Schuyler Kropf, political editor of Charleston’s Post & Courier newspaper broke the story this... Read More

2023-01-27 15:26:34
by Dan McCue
President Confirms Jeff Zients Will Succeed Klain As Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Friday morning that Jeff Zients, the administration’s former COVID-19 response coordinator, will assume the... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Friday morning that Jeff Zients, the administration’s former COVID-19 response coordinator, will assume the role of White House chief of staff next month. Ron Klain, who currently serves as the president’s chief of staff,... Read More

2023-01-26 23:10:51
by Dan McCue
Spanberger Leads Push to Prevent Offshore Drilling in Virginia

WASHINGTON — As House Republicans move closer to a vote on a bill intended to curb the president’s ability to... Read More

WASHINGTON — As House Republicans move closer to a vote on a bill intended to curb the president’s ability to sell oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., is pushing for an amendment to prevent her state’s... Read More

2023-01-26 23:03:08
by Dan McCue
Schiff Enters Field Competing for Feinstein Senate Seat

WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., confirmed one of California politics’ most poorly kept secrets, announcing Thursday that he is... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., confirmed one of California politics’ most poorly kept secrets, announcing Thursday that he is running in 2024 for Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat. Schiff is the second candidate to formally enter what is... Read More

2023-01-25 23:14:17
by Dan McCue
House Republicans Vow to Advance Strategic Petroleum Reserve Bill

WASHINGTON — House Republicans vowed Wednesday to move ahead with a vote on a bill restricting the president’s ability to... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Republicans vowed Wednesday to move ahead with a vote on a bill restricting the president’s ability to tap the strategic petroleum reserve, despite a promised veto from the White House. Speaking to reporters at a news conference... Read More

2023-01-25 21:52:43
by Dan McCue
War of Words Heats Up Over GOP Plan to Abolish Income Tax

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders from the House and Senate on Wednesday blasted away at a GOP proposal to do away... Read More

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders from the House and Senate on Wednesday blasted away at a GOP proposal to do away with all income and payroll taxes and replace the lost federal revenue with a massive hike in the sales tax.... Read More

2023-01-24 20:26:46
by Tom Ramstack
Bill to Give DC Statehood Introduced in US Senate

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia leaders made another push to rid themselves of federal oversight Tuesday by having a bill... Read More

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia leaders made another push to rid themselves of federal oversight Tuesday by having a bill introduced in the Senate that would give them statehood. The House of Representatives approved statehood for the District of Columbia... Read More

2023-01-24 19:19:07
by Dan McCue
ASPCA Calls for More Humane Livestock Rules in Farm Bill

NEW YORK — Animal rights advocates urged Congress on Tuesday to enshrine more humane practices for raising livestock in the... Read More

NEW YORK — Animal rights advocates urged Congress on Tuesday to enshrine more humane practices for raising livestock in the 2023 Farm Bill. In an 8-page paper, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals argues several critical... Read More

Judge to Hold Hearing Over Georgia Special Grand Jury Report

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to release a report by a special grand... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to release a report by a special grand jury tasked with investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies broke any laws as they sought to overturn his narrow 2020... Read More

2023-01-23 22:21:00
by Dan McCue
Ricketts Sworn In as Nebraska’s Junior Senator

WASHINGTON — Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was sworn in as the U.S. Senate’s 100th senator on Monday, taking the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was sworn in as the U.S. Senate’s 100th senator on Monday, taking the place of former Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., who retired to take a position at the University of Florida. Ricketts, a... Read More

AP Sources: Biden to Pick Zients as His Next Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to name Jeff Zients, who ran the administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic at... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to name Jeff Zients, who ran the administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of Biden's term, as his next chief of staff, according to two people familiar with the matter. Biden's... Read More

2023-01-23 17:15:55
by Dan McCue
Consortium Releases Supply Chain ‘Road Map’ for US Offshore Wind Development

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. is going to fulfill President Biden’s goal of deploying 30 GW of offshore wind energy... Read More

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. is going to fulfill President Biden’s goal of deploying 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030, the government, industry stakeholders and investors will need to aggressively focus on the development of a domestic supply... Read More

Trump's MAGA Forces Threaten to Upend Vote for RNC Chair

NEW YORK (AP) — By week's end, the Republican National Committee is set to resolve a bitter leadership feud that has exposed... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — By week's end, the Republican National Committee is set to resolve a bitter leadership feud that has exposed perilous divisions within a party that has struggled to move past a disappointing midterm ahead of a critical race for... Read More

2023-01-20 21:34:24
by Dan McCue
Gallego Reportedly Prepping Announcement for Senate Bid

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., a longtime critic of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz., will reportedly announce the start of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., a longtime critic of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz., will reportedly announce the start of his bid to oust her on Monday. Gallego, the chair of BOLD PAC, the political arm of the Congressional Hispanic... Read More

2023-01-20 16:30:09
by Kate Michael
First US Subnational Diplomacy Rep. Says ‘A Lot Can Happen at the Local Level’

WASHINGTON — From securing medical supplies for their residents to attracting foreign investment and manufacturing, cities, states and regions are... Read More

WASHINGTON — From securing medical supplies for their residents to attracting foreign investment and manufacturing, cities, states and regions are taking a greater role in international affairs. The momentum is not unprecedented, but it is strong enough that the first-ever... Read More

2023-01-20 16:24:15
by Dan McCue
Tim Kaine to Seek Third Term in US Senate

RICHMOND, Va. — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., ended weeks of suspense Friday morning when he announced he intends to... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., ended weeks of suspense Friday morning when he announced he intends to seek a third term in 2024. “I am happy to announce that I will seek reelection in 2024 to keep... Read More

2023-01-19 21:09:33
by Dan McCue
Capitol Police Announce Road Closures Ahead of ‘March for Life’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police have announced Capitol Complex road closures to accommodate the annual “March for Life” on... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police have announced Capitol Complex road closures to accommodate the annual “March for Life” on the National Mall. Thousands of anti-abortion activists and marchers are expected to converge on the National Mall Thursday and Friday... Read More

2023-01-19 17:50:53
by Dan McCue
Arizona Appeals Court Upholds State’s Mail-In Voting System

PHOENIX — Arizona’s mail-in, early voting process does not violate voters’ constitutional right to privacy, the state Court of Appeals... Read More

PHOENIX — Arizona’s mail-in, early voting process does not violate voters’ constitutional right to privacy, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. Tuesday’s ruling by a three-judge panel is a blow to the Arizona Republican Party and its chair, Kelli... Read More

2023-01-18 17:18:45
by Dan McCue
Poll Finds Split Over Politics Is ‘Dirty’ or ‘Honorable’

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — When it comes to the government, you can’t get much more divided than this. According... Read More

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — When it comes to the government, you can’t get much more divided than this. According to a Monmouth University Poll released Wednesday 44% of respondents believe politics and government is “a dirty business,” while an... Read More

2023-01-18 15:54:29
by Dan McCue
Santos Gets Nod for Two Committee Assignments

WASHINGTON — Controversial Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., has been recommended for seats on the House Small Business and Science, Space... Read More

WASHINGTON — Controversial Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., has been recommended for seats on the House Small Business and Science, Space and Technologies Committees. The recommendations were handed down Tuesday evening by the House GOP Steering Committee, a panel consisting of... Read More

2023-01-18 15:51:10
by Kate Michael
Dutch Ambassador Calls for Accountability From Russia

WASHINGTON — Prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, went from a meeting with President Biden at the White House... Read More

WASHINGTON — Prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, went from a meeting with President Biden at the White House on Tuesday — where the Dutch leader said his country plans to join the U.S. and Germany’s efforts to train... Read More

2023-01-17 21:34:13
by Dan McCue
Greene, Gosar Get Committee Assignments

WASHINGTON — Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., are getting committee assignments in the new Congress, two... Read More

WASHINGTON — Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., are getting committee assignments in the new Congress, two years after being booted from similar positions for incendiary statements. In a pair of unanimous votes, the House GOP Steering... Read More

Trump to Be Joined by Graham, McMaster at January SC Event

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will be joined by two high-profile South Carolina supporters — U.S. Sen.... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will be joined by two high-profile South Carolina supporters — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Gov. Henry McMaster — at his first public 2024 presidential campaign event in the early voting state... Read More

2023-01-13 21:35:33
by Tom Ramstack
Congressmen Want to Revoke Right-Wing Former Brazilian President's Visa

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to revoke the visa of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after... Read More

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to revoke the visa of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after insurrectionists stormed that nation’s government buildings this week in a repeat of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot in Washington, D.C.... Read More

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