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Polling Voters Who Won’t Answer the Phone, and Other Challenges of Election Math

PHILADELPHIA — From her cubicle in a quiet New Jersey office park, Maryann Hand called voter after voter in Iowa... Read More

PHILADELPHIA — From her cubicle in a quiet New Jersey office park, Maryann Hand called voter after voter in Iowa with this public-service appeal: “Your participation is very important because only 500 people have been randomly selected for this survey,"... Read More

Key Takeaways From Trump’s Budget Proposal

President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.8 trillion spending blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year that proposes billions more for defense... Read More

President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.8 trillion spending blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year that proposes billions more for defense and a U.S. mission to Mars but would cut deeply into other operations including the Environmental Protection Agency. The proposal,... Read More

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... Read More

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

Changing Electorate Could Affect New Hampshire's Primary

New Hampshire has been holding the first-in-the-nation presidential primary for 100 years, but a significant number of Tuesday's ballots could be cast... Read More

New Hampshire has been holding the first-in-the-nation presidential primary for 100 years, but a significant number of Tuesday's ballots could be cast by newcomers to that storied tradition. New Hampshire has one of the nation's lowest percentages of native-born residents, with only... Read More

2020-02-10 21:44:06
by Dan McCue
Pompeo Warns Governors to Be Wary of China's Economic Overtures

WASHINGTON -  Secretary of State Michael Pompeo delivered a stern warning about China in a speech to governors on Saturday,... Read More

WASHINGTON -  Secretary of State Michael Pompeo delivered a stern warning about China in a speech to governors on Saturday, warning that Beijing is using economic promises as a wedge to exploit U.S. vulnerabilities. "The competition with China is not... Read More

Women Hong Kong Protesters Upend Gender Roles in Democracy Fight

HONG KONG — During Hong Kong’s Occupy protests in 2014, Aria listened to Lady Gaga, put on makeup and wore... Read More

HONG KONG — During Hong Kong’s Occupy protests in 2014, Aria listened to Lady Gaga, put on makeup and wore cute outfits, embracing the ubiquitous “Goddess of Democracy” moniker at a time when online polls asked whether the city’s few... Read More

2020-02-10 19:27:28
by Dan McCue
NewDem Action Fund Endorses House Candidates

WASHINGTON - Determined to build on the Democratic Party's success in flipping the House in 2018, the New Democrat Coalition... Read More

WASHINGTON - Determined to build on the Democratic Party's success in flipping the House in 2018, the New Democrat Coalition Action Fund is endorsing six candidates to challenge Republican incumbents this election cycle. These challengers are part of the Frontier... Read More

Klobuchar Raises $2 Million Off Strong Debate Performance

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Amy Klobuchar’s campaign said it had raised $2 million from donors in all 50 states since Friday... Read More

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Amy Klobuchar’s campaign said it had raised $2 million from donors in all 50 states since Friday night’s debate, in which she went on the offensive against the front-runners for the Democratic presidential nomination. The pace was... Read More

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... Read More

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

Top Ally Defends Trump’s Firing of Two Key Impeachment Witnesses

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham defended President Donald Trump’s ouster of two witnesses from his administration whom he blames for... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham defended President Donald Trump’s ouster of two witnesses from his administration whom he blames for his impeachment, and suggested he would like to see one of the men questioned further. Graham, a South Carolina Republican... Read More

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... Read More

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

Trump to Propose $4.8 Trillion Budget, Big Safety-Net Cuts

President Donald Trump will propose a $4.8 trillion budget on Monday, with sharp cuts to safety-net programs and international aid,... Read More

President Donald Trump will propose a $4.8 trillion budget on Monday, with sharp cuts to safety-net programs and international aid, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a senior administration official. The proposal would cut non-defense spending by 5% to $590... Read More

2020-02-07 20:32:35
by Dan McCue
The Democratic Convention Delegate Process Explained

Although most of us focus on the candidates running for president, in reality, the primaries and caucuses in which we... Read More

Although most of us focus on the candidates running for president, in reality, the primaries and caucuses in which we vote are a process of selecting delegates in each state to send to their party's national presidential nominating convention. Once... Read More

2020-02-07 19:56:38
by Dan McCue
New Democrat Coalition Endorses Slate of Bills to Strengthen the Health Care System

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition has endorsed a slate of seven bills aimed at improving health care coverage and... Read More

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition has endorsed a slate of seven bills aimed at improving health care coverage and reducing costs for millions of Americans. “The American people deserve solutions that move past partisan posturing and make real progress... Read More

2020-02-07 16:55:49
by Dan McCue
Governors Warn New Regs Could Lead to Deep Medicaid Cuts

WASHINGTON — The National Governors Association is warning that a newly proposed regulation by the Trump administration could lead to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The National Governors Association is warning that a newly proposed regulation by the Trump administration could lead to dramatic cuts in Medicaid and deny health care to millions of low-income Americans. In a bipartisan letter signed by Govs.... Read More

2020-02-07 15:26:28
by Dan McCue
Sherrill, Stivers Deliver Unanimous Passage of Veterans Service Dog Bill

WASHINGTON - Proving that acrimony wasn't the only emotion felt on Capitol Hill this week, Reps. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J. and... Read More

WASHINGTON - Proving that acrimony wasn't the only emotion felt on Capitol Hill this week, Reps. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J. and Steve Stivers, R-Ohio delivered a unanimous House vote Wednesday in favor of granting access to treatment derived from working with... Read More

2020-02-07 15:23:58
by Dan McCue
Pelosi, Pompeo to Keynote National Governors Association Winter Meeting

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver the keynote addresses at this weekend's... Read More

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver the keynote addresses at this weekend's National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington. The meeting is being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Saturday... Read More

Virginia Lawmakers Pass Comprehensive LGBTQ Protections

RICHMOND, Va. — Advocates for people who identify as LGBTQ cheered Thursday as Virginia’s General Assembly passed comprehensive legislation protecting... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — Advocates for people who identify as LGBTQ cheered Thursday as Virginia’s General Assembly passed comprehensive legislation protecting them from discrimination in housing, employment and public spaces. “This is a historic day and bright moment for the whole... Read More

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... Read More

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

The Trump vs. Pelosi Feud Just Got Worse. Can Washington Get Anything Else Done?

WASHINGTON — Any semblance of a working relationship between Washington’s two most powerful political leaders disintegrated perhaps beyond repair this... Read More

WASHINGTON — Any semblance of a working relationship between Washington’s two most powerful political leaders disintegrated perhaps beyond repair this week, leaving doubts about whether Congress and the White House will be able to accomplish anything in this election year.... Read More

Amid Irregularities, AP Unable to Declare Winner in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Associated Press said Thursday that it is unable to declare a winner of Iowa's... Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Associated Press said Thursday that it is unable to declare a winner of Iowa's Democratic caucuses. Following the Iowa Democratic Party's release of new results late Thursday night, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete... Read More

2020-02-06 22:15:53
by Kate Michael
Luria Joins Effort to Protect Older Workers from Discrimination

WASHINGTON — Americans are working more and longer than ever, yet age discrimination worries often give older workers a lack... Read More

WASHINGTON — Americans are working more and longer than ever, yet age discrimination worries often give older workers a lack of confidence in being able to keep their jobs or find new ones.  That’s why the House threw its bipartisan... Read More

2020-02-06 21:55:15
by Tom Ramstack
States’ Attorneys General Sue to Force ERA into Constitution

WASHINGTON -- The attorneys general of Virginia, Illinois and Nevada are suing in federal court for an order that would... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The attorneys general of Virginia, Illinois and Nevada are suing in federal court for an order that would add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On January 27 Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the... Read More

2020-02-06 21:50:45
by Kate Michael
Spanberger Fighting to Strengthen Benefits for Veteran Firefighters

WASHINGTON — Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., believes veteran firefighters should receive fair retirement and health care benefits that better accord... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., believes veteran firefighters should receive fair retirement and health care benefits that better accord to their service to their country. Toward that end, she’s introduced H.R. 5637, the Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act.... Read More

With No Front-Runner Emerging, Late-Voting States Poised to Play a Bigger Role

PHILADELPHIA — A split winner seems to be emerging from Iowa, where results were still slowly trickling in Wednesday, two... Read More

PHILADELPHIA — A split winner seems to be emerging from Iowa, where results were still slowly trickling in Wednesday, two days after votes were cast. And in a series of upcoming contests, polling suggests different candidates could come out on... Read More

Majority of Election Sites in Battleground States Lack Validation, McAfee Finds

WASHINGTON — A vast majority of election-related websites operated by local governments in battleground states lack a key feature that... Read More

WASHINGTON — A vast majority of election-related websites operated by local governments in battleground states lack a key feature that would help distinguish them from those run by commercial entities or criminal hackers — a site that ends in .gov... Read More

New Yorkers No Longer Allowed to Renew, Enroll in Global Entry: DHS

l NEW YORK — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf reportedly is suspending several Trusted Traveler Programs — including Global... Read More

l NEW YORK — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf reportedly is suspending several Trusted Traveler Programs — including Global Entry — for all New York state residents, lashing out at the passage of the “Green Light Law” that allows... Read More

Florida Senate Passes Bill Requiring Parental Consent for Abortion

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Senate Thursday pulled off what it couldn’t last year. The upper chamber passed a bill... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Senate Thursday pulled off what it couldn’t last year. The upper chamber passed a bill that would reinstate a parental consent law declared unconstitutional 30 years ago, requiring minors seeking abortions to first get consent... Read More

Trump Airs Grievances After Impeachment Acquittal

WASHINGTON — A day after his acquittal in the Senate, President Donald Trump celebrated with Republican allies and ripped Democrats... Read More

WASHINGTON — A day after his acquittal in the Senate, President Donald Trump celebrated with Republican allies and ripped Democrats — and the lone Republican — who backed his conviction, expressing a litany of lingering grievances in a somewhat subdued... Read More

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

WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Thursday called for a recanvass in Iowa following a glitch in... Read More

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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