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2022-08-15 16:19:46
by Dan McCue
Schatz, Case and Tokuda Prevail in Hawaiian Primaries

HONOLULU, Hawaii — Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Ed Case, incumbent Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz, and Hawaii’s current Democratic Lt. Gov.... Read More

HONOLULU, Hawaii — Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Ed Case, incumbent Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz, and Hawaii’s current Democratic Lt. Gov. Josh Green won their respective primary contests on Saturday. The state’s top vote getter on Saturday was Schatz, who was... Read More

2022-08-13 23:15:23
by Dan McCue
Alaskans to Get First Taste of Ranked Choice Voting

WASHINGTON — Alaskans heading to the polls for the state’s primary election on Tuesday will get their first, limited exposure... Read More

WASHINGTON — Alaskans heading to the polls for the state’s primary election on Tuesday will get their first, limited exposure to ranked choice voting in a special House election taking place the same day, and featuring Republicans Sarah Palin and... Read More

2022-08-13 16:22:05
by Dan McCue
Cheney Continues to Fight Long Odds Heading Into Wyoming Primary

WASHINGTON —If the polls are right, this primary Tuesday will be Trump retribution day in Wyoming. By a quirk of... Read More

WASHINGTON —If the polls are right, this primary Tuesday will be Trump retribution day in Wyoming. By a quirk of the calendar and fate, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., is the last of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach... Read More

2022-08-13 15:42:42
by Dan McCue
House Passes Inflation Reduction Act, Sends on to President

WASHINGTON — The House on Friday afternoon gave its approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, delivering a significant victory to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House on Friday afternoon gave its approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, delivering a significant victory to President Joe Biden. The final vote was 220-207, along party lines. Four Republicans did not vote. In a tweet from... Read More

2022-08-12 21:16:25
by Dan McCue
FBI Seized ‘Top Secret’ Documents from Trump Home

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in South Florida unsealed the search warrant that initiated a law enforcement raid on former... Read More

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in South Florida unsealed the search warrant that initiated a law enforcement raid on former President Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, home on Monday, revealing for the first time that the FBI is investigating him for... Read More

2022-08-11 20:44:57
by Tom Ramstack
US-Iranian Relations Strained by Alleged Assassination Plot

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department charged an Iranian citizen Wednesday with trying to murder former National Security Advisor John Bolton... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department charged an Iranian citizen Wednesday with trying to murder former National Security Advisor John Bolton in a dispute once again inflaming tensions between the United States and Iran. The murder-for-hire plot was retaliation for the... Read More

2022-08-11 20:38:59
by Dan McCue
Justice Department Files Motion to Unseal Search Warrant, Receipt From Trump Raid

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland broke his silence on Monday’s raid on the Palm Beach, Florida, home of former... Read More

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland broke his silence on Monday’s raid on the Palm Beach, Florida, home of former President Donald Trump, announcing that the Justice Department has filed a motion in the federal court in South Florida to... Read More

2022-08-11 17:20:56
by Dan McCue
Administration Directs $2.2B to Help Urban and Rural Communities Upgrade Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced this morning that it is directing $2.2 billion in grant money to urban and... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced this morning that it is directing $2.2 billion in grant money to urban and rural communities to help foster their efforts to modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports and intermodal infrastructure. The money is... Read More

2022-08-11 12:58:01
by Dan McCue
Hawaiian Voters to Punch General Election Tickets on Saturday

HONOLULU — Though no one expects Hawaii to reject its deep blue heritage on Saturday and send a crop of... Read More

HONOLULU — Though no one expects Hawaii to reject its deep blue heritage on Saturday and send a crop of Republicans on to electoral glory in November, Saturday’s primary does have an air of change about it.The decision by Rep.... Read More

2022-08-11 12:55:50
by Alexa Hornbeck
Some in Drug Industry Fear Inflation Reduction Act Could Hinder Drug Innovation

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed the roughly $740 billion tax, climate and health care package known as the Inflation Reduction... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed the roughly $740 billion tax, climate and health care package known as the Inflation Reduction Act on Aug. 7, by a vote of 51-50. The massive package includes provisions to reduce drug costs for patients... Read More

2022-08-09 20:13:36
by Dan McCue
Trump Can’t Keep Tax Returns From House Panel, DC Circuit Rules

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump cannot block Congress from obtaining his tax returns as part of a House investigation... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump cannot block Congress from obtaining his tax returns as part of a House investigation into audits of sitting presidents by the IRS, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The decision by the U.S. Court... Read More

2022-08-09 18:34:26
by Madeline Hughes
Biden Signs Long-Awaited CHIPS Bill Into Law

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden Tuesday signed the long-awaited CHIPS bill investing $280 billion in tech manufacturing. The bill seeks... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden Tuesday signed the long-awaited CHIPS bill investing $280 billion in tech manufacturing. The bill seeks to subsidize the domestic production of semiconductor chips — the electronic circuit boards found in nearly every tech product from... Read More

2022-08-08 23:44:58
by Dan McCue
Former President Trump Says FBI Agents Raided His Home at Mar-a-Lago

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Federal law enforcement officers searched former President Donald Trump’s home in Florida on Monday, prompting the... Read More

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Federal law enforcement officers searched former President Donald Trump’s home in Florida on Monday, prompting the ex-president to issue a lengthy statement via email saying in part, "my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago ... is currently under siege,... Read More

2022-08-08 20:50:14
by Tom Ramstack
Defeat of Insulin Price Cap in Senate Draws Complaints From Patient Advocates

WASHINGTON — A proposed $35 monthly cap on the price of insulin failed to win approval in the huge economic... Read More

WASHINGTON — A proposed $35 monthly cap on the price of insulin failed to win approval in the huge economic tax and spending package the Senate passed Sunday. Republicans succeeded in removing the cap by inserting an amendment into the... Read More

2022-08-08 20:37:58
by Dan McCue
Local Constraints Causing Headwinds for Wind Energy Sector

WASHINGTON — No one ever said reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 was going to be easy, but a new... Read More

WASHINGTON — No one ever said reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 was going to be easy, but a new report from ClearPath suggests several constraints, including local opposition, regulatory delays and supply chain issues could dramatically limit the nation’s... Read More

2022-08-08 13:18:14
by Kate Michael
Employers Worldwide Clamoring for ESG-Skilled Workers

WASHINGTON — More than seven in 10 employers are looking to hire talent for sustainability related initiatives over the next... Read More

WASHINGTON — More than seven in 10 employers are looking to hire talent for sustainability related initiatives over the next two years according to a study by NTUC LearningHub, which also found that the demand for specialized talent in the... Read More

2022-08-05 21:25:13
by Dan McCue
Republicans Choose Milwaukee as 2024 Convention Host

CHICAGO — The Republican National Committee has chosen Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the host city for their 2024 national convention. The... Read More

CHICAGO — The Republican National Committee has chosen Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the host city for their 2024 national convention. The selection was announced, after a unanimous vote, during the committee’s annual meeting in Chicago on Friday.  In the end, the... Read More

2022-08-05 21:12:01
by Dan McCue
Bannon Asks Court to Toss Contempt Verdict

WASHINGTON — Former Trump Advisor Steve Bannon is asking a federal judge to throw out the guilty verdict against him... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former Trump Advisor Steve Bannon is asking a federal judge to throw out the guilty verdict against him on a contempt of Congress charge, claiming a pretrial decision barring him from calling members of Congress as witnesses violated... Read More

2022-08-05 21:10:37
by Tom Ramstack
China Hits Back With Sanctions After Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan

WASHINGTON — China’s saber-rattling and pushback continued Friday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., visited Taiwan while the Biden administration... Read More

WASHINGTON — China’s saber-rattling and pushback continued Friday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., visited Taiwan while the Biden administration pledged not to back down in support of the island nation. China announced it is canceling or suspending cooperation with... Read More

2022-08-05 21:07:48
by Dan McCue
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Mail-In Voting Expansion

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania mail-in voting law that greatly expanded the population eligible to vote that way has survived... Read More

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania mail-in voting law that greatly expanded the population eligible to vote that way has survived a legal challenge before the state’s Supreme Court. In a 5-2 ruling handed down Tuesday, the Democratic majority on the... Read More

2022-08-05 19:33:34
by Dan McCue
Contentious Races, Numerous Candidates Define August's Second Super Tuesday

WASHINGTON — There will be no shortage of names on the ballots in four states as 2022’s elongated primary season... Read More

WASHINGTON — There will be no shortage of names on the ballots in four states as 2022’s elongated primary season continues. Some of the contests have already taken unexpected twists and turns and all, on some level, will be a... Read More

2022-08-04 21:27:53
by Dan McCue
Middle Schoolers Secure Exoneration for Last ‘Salem Witch’

BOSTON — At long last, perhaps, Elizabeth Johnson Jr. can rest in peace. Last week, some 329 years after she... Read More

BOSTON — At long last, perhaps, Elizabeth Johnson Jr. can rest in peace. Last week, some 329 years after she was convicted of being a witch at the infamous Salem witch trials, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker formally pardoned her, doing... Read More

2022-08-04 18:24:45
by Dan McCue
Washington Reacts to ‘Brazen,’ ‘Unacceptable’ Russian Sentence for Brittney Griner

WASHINGTON — Brittney Griner, the American WNBA player who was tried in Russian court for drug smuggling after bringing cannabis... Read More

WASHINGTON — Brittney Griner, the American WNBA player who was tried in Russian court for drug smuggling after bringing cannabis oil into the country, was sentenced to nine years in prison on Thursday, inspiring sharp rebukes in the nation’s capital.... Read More

2022-08-04 14:35:04
by Tom Ramstack
Senate Wants More Oversight of Dangerous Biological Research

WASHINGTON — Scientists revived suspicions Wednesday that COVID-19 escaped from a Chinese lab during a Senate hearing where lawmakers discussed... Read More

WASHINGTON — Scientists revived suspicions Wednesday that COVID-19 escaped from a Chinese lab during a Senate hearing where lawmakers discussed methods for preventing additional pandemics. Their main concern was “gain-of-function” methods that biochemists discovered about 20 years ago. Gain-of-function refers... Read More

2022-08-03 18:06:41
by Dan McCue
Gerrymandering Makes One Tennessee Primary a GOP Free-for-All

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The fruits of partisan gerrymandering will be on center stage Thursday as 10 Republican candidates vie to... Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The fruits of partisan gerrymandering will be on center stage Thursday as 10 Republican candidates vie to represent the state’s 5th Congressional District, which had been a Democratic stronghold for decades. The district has been represented by... Read More

2022-08-03 16:55:49
by Tom Ramstack
DC Attorney General Loses Again in Antitrust Claims Against Amazon

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C.’s attorney general lost again Monday in an attempt to hold Amazon.com liable for alleged antitrust violations.... Read More

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C.’s attorney general lost again Monday in an attempt to hold Amazon.com liable for alleged antitrust violations. Attorney General Karl A. Racine filed an anti-competition lawsuit last year that accused Amazon of unfair trade practices that included... Read More

2022-08-03 16:05:25
by Dan McCue
Pallone Blasts Oil Companies Over Profits As Consumers Suffer at the Pump

WASHINGTON — Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., D-N.J., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee ripped into four major oil... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., D-N.J., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee ripped into four major oil companies who reported record high profits in the first half of the year as consumers continued to suffer sticker shock... Read More

2022-08-03 15:55:11
by Dan McCue
President to Sign CHIPS and Science Act Bill Next Tuesday

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will sign the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law next Tuesday in a... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will sign the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law next Tuesday in a Rose Garden ceremony, the White House has announced. Supporters of H.R. 4346 touted the legislation as a vehicle for lowering... Read More

2022-08-02 21:35:52
by Dan McCue
Manchin, Sinema Talk Reconciliation Bill, Path Forward Still Unknown

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., finally got a chance to talk to Sen. Krysten Sinema, D-Ariz., Tuesday about the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., finally got a chance to talk to Sen. Krysten Sinema, D-Ariz., Tuesday about the slimmed down reconciliation bill he negotiated with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., last week, but the way forward is... Read More

2022-08-02 21:28:13
by Tom Ramstack
Skyrocketing Rent Creates a Housing Crisis That Raises More Questions Than Answers

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is bemoaning a new monthly report showing the highest inflation rate since 1982 while housing... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is bemoaning a new monthly report showing the highest inflation rate since 1982 while housing advocates in the Senate Tuesday said the result could mean more families living in cars. A day earlier was the... Read More

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