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2019-11-15 20:45:53
by Dan McCue
House Votes to Extend Select Committee on Modernization Through 116th Congress

WASHINGTON - The House on Thursday voted to extend the mandate of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress... Read More

WASHINGTON - The House on Thursday voted to extend the mandate of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress through the end of the 116th Congress. The rule that created the Select Committee originally had it set to expire... Read More

2019-11-15 20:32:09
by Dan McCue
Trump Asks Supreme Court to Bar Release of His Tax Returns

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to bar his accounting firm from turning over eight... Read More

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to bar his accounting firm from turning over eight years of his tax returns to prosecutors in New York. The case has significance far beyond Trump as it could... Read More

Unprecedented Hong Kong Chaos Raises Fears About What’s Next

HONG KONG — Hong Kong has seen many violent days since the unrest began in June, but the disruption this... Read More

HONG KONG — Hong Kong has seen many violent days since the unrest began in June, but the disruption this week has taken things to a new level — and fears are growing as to what may come next. Protesters... Read More

Deval Patrick Decides to Jump Into Democratic Presidential Race

Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts, reportedly has decided to enter the Democratic presidential race, joining a still-growing field of... Read More

Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts, reportedly has decided to enter the Democratic presidential race, joining a still-growing field of White House hopefuls. Patrick has started calling Democratic allies to inform them of his decision and plans to file paperwork... Read More

Erdogan’s White House Visit Renews Tensions Over Turkey’s Aggression

WASHINGTON — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the White House drew sharp bipartisan criticism from Congress and rallied... Read More

WASHINGTON — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the White House drew sharp bipartisan criticism from Congress and rallied protesters across the capital on Wednesday who decried Turkey’s recent military foray into northeastern Syria. Erdogan arrived at the White... Read More

Trump Request Denied for Rehearing in House Tax-Records Case

WASHINGTON — A U.S. appeals court in Washington denied President Donald Trump’s request that it reconsider an earlier three-judge panel... Read More

WASHINGTON — A U.S. appeals court in Washington denied President Donald Trump’s request that it reconsider an earlier three-judge panel ruling refusing to quash a demand by House Democrats for records at Trump’s accountants Mazars USA LLP. Congress issued the... Read More

San Francisco Elects an Underdog as Next DA

When Chesa Boudin learned he had won a tight race to become San Francisco’s new district attorney, he was flying... Read More

When Chesa Boudin learned he had won a tight race to become San Francisco’s new district attorney, he was flying home from a visit with his father at a prison in upstate New York. Boudin was 14 months old when... Read More

Democratic Lawmakers in Minn. Seek to Include Trump Rivals on GOP Ballots

MINNEAPOLIS — Lawmakers from Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party are studying legislation to open access to presidential primary ballots after the state... Read More

MINNEAPOLIS — Lawmakers from Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party are studying legislation to open access to presidential primary ballots after the state Republican Party excluded rivals to President Donald Trump from the state’s March 2020 GOP primary. Trump was the only candidate... Read More

Elizabeth Warren Used Bare-Knuckle Tactics to Take Down an Obama Nominee

WASHINGTON — In 2014, two years after she was first elected to the Senate, Elizabeth Warren took on President Barack... Read More

WASHINGTON — In 2014, two years after she was first elected to the Senate, Elizabeth Warren took on President Barack Obama in an unlikely fight that cemented her status as a leader of the Democratic Party’s progressive wing. The Massachusetts... Read More

Can Pete Buttigieg Position Himself as the Sensible Alternative to Biden and Warren?

LEBANON, N.H. — As other presidential candidates promise free health care, college debt relief and sweeping new taxes on the... Read More

LEBANON, N.H. — As other presidential candidates promise free health care, college debt relief and sweeping new taxes on the ultra-rich, Pete Buttigieg is drawing large crowds with a different angle. “This will be a presidency where you can turn... Read More

2019-11-08 23:49:59
by Dan McCue
Ohio Judge Rules In Favor of Late-Jailed Voters

A federal judge in Ohio ruled the state must discontinue its practice of disenfranchising eligible voters who are arrested and... Read More

A federal judge in Ohio ruled the state must discontinue its practice of disenfranchising eligible voters who are arrested and held in pre-trial detention in the final days leading up to an election. The case has its roots in the... Read More

2019-11-08 21:56:00
by Dan McCue
North Carolina Governor Vetoes Voting Restrictions, Restores Saturday Voting

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill earlier this week that would have removed foreign citizens from voting rolls.... Read More

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill earlier this week that would have removed foreign citizens from voting rolls. At the same time, he signed into law a bill that restores early voting on the last Saturday before elections.... Read More

2019-11-08 21:22:32
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Urged to Decide If Electoral College Voters Are Bound to State's Winner

WASHINGTON - In 2016, 10 Electoral College voters challenged the notion they were bound to vote for the winner of... Read More

WASHINGTON - In 2016, 10 Electoral College voters challenged the notion they were bound to vote for the winner of the presidential election in their state and at least tried to vote for somebody else. Seven electors actually cast that... Read More

City Moves Toward Ban on Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Kansas City took a step Wednesday toward becoming the second city in Missouri to ban conversion therapy for... Read More

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Kansas City took a step Wednesday toward becoming the second city in Missouri to ban conversion therapy for minors following more than an hour of emotional testimony from a packed room of LGBTQ residents and advocates. Conversion therapy,... Read More

2019-11-07 13:34:19
by Dan McCue
House to Hold First Public Impeachment Hearings Next Week

WASHINGTON - House Democrats announced Wednesday that they will hold their first public hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry... Read More

WASHINGTON - House Democrats announced Wednesday that they will hold their first public hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump next week. In a brief statement, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said William Taylor,... Read More

Analysis: A Year Out, Here’s Four Scenarios for 2020 Elections

WASHINGTON — After Donald Trump’s surprise victory in 2016, there’s a saturating fear of projecting elections. Nearly three years into... Read More

WASHINGTON — After Donald Trump’s surprise victory in 2016, there’s a saturating fear of projecting elections. Nearly three years into his presidency, and with one year left in his first term, there are multiple potential outcomes for the 2020 elections.... Read More

House Democrats Advance Federal Student Aid Overhaul

WASHINGTON — The House Education and Labor Committee on Thursday voted 28-22 to approve a massive overhaul of federal student... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House Education and Labor Committee on Thursday voted 28-22 to approve a massive overhaul of federal student loans and other higher education programs that they touted as an overdue move to address the costs of higher education.... Read More

2019-11-01 17:06:15
by Dan McCue
Control of State Houses, Legislatures and Fate of Ballot Initiatives to Be Decided Tuesday

WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, November 5, voters in two states will cast their vote for governor, while in four states,... Read More

WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, November 5, voters in two states will cast their vote for governor, while in four states, the makeup of the legislature will be determined -- noteworthy all on their own because they will have a significant... Read More

George Papadopoulos Files for a House Run in Rep. Katie Hill’s District

WASHINGTON — A one-time campaign foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump who served 12 days in jail for lying... Read More

WASHINGTON — A one-time campaign foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump who served 12 days in jail for lying to the FBI has filed paperwork to run for the seat occupied by resigning California Democratic Rep. Katie Hill. George... Read More

2019-10-29 21:17:36
by Dan McCue
Poll Finds Trump Staring Into Statistical Abyss, Especially in Suburbia

WASHINGTON - Unfavorable feelings about President Donald Trump are growing despite a strong economy, and his biggest weakness heading into... Read More

WASHINGTON - Unfavorable feelings about President Donald Trump are growing despite a strong economy, and his biggest weakness heading into the 2020 election may well be the suburbs, a new poll finds. The Grinnell College National Poll is a partnership... Read More

Oregon GOP Rep. Greg Walden Not Running for Reelection

WASHINGTON — Oregon GOP Rep. Greg Walden announced Monday that he is not running for reelection, media reports said. Walden... Read More

WASHINGTON — Oregon GOP Rep. Greg Walden announced Monday that he is not running for reelection, media reports said. Walden is the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and chaired the National Republican Congressional Committee during the... Read More

Death of al-Baghdadi Ends a Decade-Long Manhunt

WASHINGTON — The U.S. special forces operation in Syria that led to the reported death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. special forces operation in Syria that led to the reported death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State militant group, brought to a close a manhunt that lasted nearly a decade and dealt... Read More

Trump Student Loan Official Quits, Calls for Debt Forgiveness

NEW YORK — The Trump administration’s point person for overhauling the federal student loan system abruptly resigned Thursday after calling... Read More

NEW YORK — The Trump administration’s point person for overhauling the federal student loan system abruptly resigned Thursday after calling for the government to wipe out most of the nation’s $1.6 trillion of student debt. A. Wayne Johnson — a... Read More

Trump Threatens to Veto Bill on Foreign Influence in Elections

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday threatened a veto of a bill backed by House Democrats aimed at stopping... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday threatened a veto of a bill backed by House Democrats aimed at stopping foreign interference in U.S. elections, even as an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump centered on the issue. The measure’s... Read More

GOP Members Storm Impeachment Hearing, Alleging Lack of Access

WASHINGTON — Defying established security protocols, a cadre of House Republicans led by Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Rep. Matt... Read More

WASHINGTON — Defying established security protocols, a cadre of House Republicans led by Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Rep. Matt Gaetz stormed the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, where the top Pentagon official... Read More

Trump Floats Mulvaney Replacements Including Mnuchin and Conway

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has for weeks been privately testing the idea of replacing his chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has for weeks been privately testing the idea of replacing his chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, who’s swiftly fallen out of favor with some of the president’s allies after high-profile stumbles handling the House impeachment inquiry.... Read More

Embattled Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Won’t Seek Re-Election

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen said Tuesday that he will not seek re-election. His decision to not... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen said Tuesday that he will not seek re-election. His decision to not seek another term comes after a secret recording, released by conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan, captured Bonnen offering media credentials... Read More

Russia-Linked Group Likely Used Iranian Hacking Tools, NSA Says

WASHINGTON — A Russia-linked group is believed to have utilized Iranian tools to conduct cyber attacks against dozens of countries,... Read More

WASHINGTON — A Russia-linked group is believed to have utilized Iranian tools to conduct cyber attacks against dozens of countries, in an apparent effort to mask their identities, according to joint advisories by the U.S. and the U.K. The group,... Read More

Top US Diplomat in Ukraine Contradicts Trump’s Claim of No Quid Pro Quo

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine told House impeachment investigators Tuesday that President Donald Trump directly linked an... Read More

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine told House impeachment investigators Tuesday that President Donald Trump directly linked an order to withhold much-needed American security aid to Ukraine to his demand that the country’s government publicly announce investigations into... Read More

2019-10-22 15:38:06
by Dan McCue
The Uncertainty of Government Run Healthcare

WASHINGTON - Accustomed as they are to believing government can do a great deal of good for a great many,... Read More

WASHINGTON - Accustomed as they are to believing government can do a great deal of good for a great many, serious Democrats have grown increasingly concerned over the potential long-term ramifications of Medicare for all proposals. While it's easy --... Read More

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