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2021-10-13 13:17:18
by Reece Nations
Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team Announced as White House Mulls Oversight

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration is taking steps to address the growing threat of cybercrime while considering whether to issue... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration is taking steps to address the growing threat of cybercrime while considering whether to issue an executive order on issues surrounding the illicit use of cryptocurrency. A White House National Security Council spokesperson said in... Read More

2021-10-12 19:47:57
by Tom Ramstack
Lawsuit Challenges Law Banning ‘Ghost Gun’ Sales

WASHINGTON -- Guns are again playing a big role in the courts and politics of Washington, D.C. after a champion... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Guns are again playing a big role in the courts and politics of Washington, D.C. after a champion of Second Amendment rights filed a new federal lawsuit to challenge a local law that seeks to restrict some firearms. ... Read More

2021-10-12 18:51:38
by Dan McCue
Rep. Yarmuth, Chair of House Budget Panel, Won’t Seek Reelection

WASHINGTON -- Eight-term Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., chairman of the House Budget Committee, announced Tuesday that he will not run... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Eight-term Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., chairman of the House Budget Committee, announced Tuesday that he will not run for reelection next year. In a video first emailed to supporters, Yarmuth said he remains in "excellent health," but at... Read More

House Returns to Stave Off Default With Debt Limit Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House are scrambling back to Washington on Tuesday to approve a short-term lift of... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House are scrambling back to Washington on Tuesday to approve a short-term lift of the nation's debt limit and ensure the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December.  The $480 billion... Read More

2021-10-11 18:45:30
by Dan McCue
Americans’ Trust in Media Continues to Slide

WASHINGTON – Americans’ trust in the news media continues to plummet, dropping four percentage points from last year’s already low... Read More

WASHINGTON – Americans’ trust in the news media continues to plummet, dropping four percentage points from last year’s already low 36%, a new Gallup poll has found. The poll, which was released last week also found the media continues to... Read More

2021-10-11 18:43:15
by Dan McCue
Indiana Joins Growing List of States That Have Completed Redistricting

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana last week became the fourth state to formally adopt new state legislative and congressional district boundaries... Read More

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana last week became the fourth state to formally adopt new state legislative and congressional district boundaries using data from the 2020 census. Only Maine, Nebraska and Oregon beat Indiana to the punch. Indiana’s General Assembly approved... Read More

2021-10-11 18:20:58
by Reece Nations
Texas Abortion Ban Reinstated by Appeals Court Following Brief Suspension

Just days after a preliminary injunction allowed health care providers to resume performing abortions, a three-judge panel of the U.S.... Read More

Just days after a preliminary injunction allowed health care providers to resume performing abortions, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily restored a Texas law banning the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy.... Read More

Congress Off the Rails? Lawmakers Barrel Toward Fall Fights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Year-end pileups of crucial legislation and the brinkmanship that goes with them are normal behavior for Congress.... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Year-end pileups of crucial legislation and the brinkmanship that goes with them are normal behavior for Congress. This autumn, lawmakers are barreling toward battles that are striking for the risks they pose to both parties and their... Read More

Fiona Hill, a Nobody to Trump and Putin, Saw Into Them Both

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vladimir Putin paid scant attention to Fiona Hill, a preeminent U.S. expert on Russia, when she was... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vladimir Putin paid scant attention to Fiona Hill, a preeminent U.S. expert on Russia, when she was seated next to him at dinners. Putin's people placed her there by design, choosing a "nondescript woman," as she put... Read More

2021-10-08 21:07:58
by Dan McCue
Matt Haller Wants to Change How You Think About Franchises

WASHINGTON - When you think about it, they’re everywhere; part of the bedrock of every community in America. They are... Read More

WASHINGTON - When you think about it, they’re everywhere; part of the bedrock of every community in America. They are your local McDonald’s, of course. And the KFC. But they’re also the Ace Hardware Store and the Sport Clips haircutter.... Read More

2021-10-08 17:55:30
by Dan McCue
White House Restoring Stricter Environmental Reviews for Major Projects

WASHINGTON -- The White House Council on Environmental Quality is restoring provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act set aside... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The White House Council on Environmental Quality is restoring provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act set aside by the Trump administration to bolster the environmental review process for a wide range of projects. The former president, a... Read More

New FDA Chief Can't Come Soon Enough for Beleaguered Agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Straining under a pandemic workload and battered by a string of public controversies, one of the leading... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Straining under a pandemic workload and battered by a string of public controversies, one of the leading agencies in the government's fight against COVID-19 is finally on the verge of getting a new commissioner. After nearly nine... Read More

Senate Avoids a US Debt Disaster, Votes to Extend Borrowing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has dodged a U.S. debt disaster, voting to extend the government's borrowing authority into December... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has dodged a U.S. debt disaster, voting to extend the government's borrowing authority into December and temporarily avert an unprecedented federal default that experts warned would devastate the economy and harm millions of Americans. The... Read More

2021-10-07 20:58:00
by Tom Ramstack
Telehealth Gains Broad Support For Improving U.S. Health Care

WASHINGTON -- The only remaining question after a Senate hearing on telehealth Thursday was not whether more of it is... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The only remaining question after a Senate hearing on telehealth Thursday was not whether more of it is coming but when. Telehealth refers to medical personnel providing health care through telecommunications, most commonly streaming video over the Internet.... Read More

2021-10-07 20:32:36
by Reece Nations
Analysts Ask Congress to Expand Clean Energy Tax Cuts to Nuclear Energy

WASHINGTON — Senior analysts from the Breakthrough Institute circulated a letter on Thursday compelling Congressional leaders to extend federal clean-energy... Read More

WASHINGTON — Senior analysts from the Breakthrough Institute circulated a letter on Thursday compelling Congressional leaders to extend federal clean-energy tax credits to advanced nuclear energy. Breakthrough Institute's Jameson McBride, senior climate and energy analyst, and Adam Stein, senior nuclear... Read More

2021-10-07 20:29:06
by Victoria Turner
Broadband ‘Catnip’ to Both Political Parties, Industry Executive Says

WASHINGTON -- Both sides of the U.S. Congress are viewing high-speed broadband as essential. Now, the industry players will have... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Both sides of the U.S. Congress are viewing high-speed broadband as essential. Now, the industry players will have the challenge of reconfiguring a private business model to fit that of a utility, said Rhod Shaw, chairman of the... Read More

2021-10-07 20:26:44
by Dan McCue
Oregon Leads the Pack in Enacting Congressional Maps Based on 2020 Census

SALEM, Ore. - Some states vie to be the first in the nation to vote come primary election season, others... Read More

SALEM, Ore. - Some states vie to be the first in the nation to vote come primary election season, others grab electoral glory in different ways. This year, Oregon has the honor of being the first state to enact congressional... Read More

2021-10-07 15:03:39
by Dan McCue
Accord Reached on Raising the Nation’s Debt Limit

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats have taken Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., up on an offer that will temporarily end... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats have taken Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., up on an offer that will temporarily end a political standoff over raising the nation’s debt ceiling by allowing an emergency extension into early December. “We have reached... Read More

CIA creates Working Group on China as Threats Keep Rising

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA said Thursday it will create a top-level working group on China as part of a... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA said Thursday it will create a top-level working group on China as part of a broad U.S. government effort focused on countering Beijing's influence.  The group will become one of fewer than a dozen mission... Read More

Biden, a Convert to Mandates, Making Economic Case for Shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is wielding his weapon of last resort in the nation's fight against COVID-19, as... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is wielding his weapon of last resort in the nation's fight against COVID-19, as he champions vaccination requirements across the country in an effort to force the roughly 67 million unvaccinated American adults to... Read More

2021-10-06 19:37:15
by Dan McCue
McConnell Makes New Offer On Debt Ceiling

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. made a new offer to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. made a new offer to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on resolving the current Senate impasse over raising the nation’s debt limit. The immediate effect of the offer was for Senate... Read More

Tensions Flare as Chinese Flights Near Taiwan Intensify

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With record numbers of military flights near Taiwan over the last week, China has been showing... Read More

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With record numbers of military flights near Taiwan over the last week, China has been showing a new intensity and military sophistication as it steps up its harassment of the island it claims as its own... Read More

Biden: Senate Filibuster Change on Debt a 'Real Possibility'

WASHINGTON (AP) — To get around Republican obstruction, President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Democrats are considering a change to... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — To get around Republican obstruction, President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Democrats are considering a change to the Senate's filibuster rules in order to quickly approve lifting the nation's debt limit  and avoid what would be a... Read More

As GOP Obstructs, Biden Escalates Warnings of Default

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is escalating his campaign to get Congress to lift the federal debt limit, hosting... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is escalating his campaign to get Congress to lift the federal debt limit, hosting business leaders at the White House Wednesday and warning in a new report that failure to extend the government's borrowing... Read More

California Oil Spill Renews Calls to Ban Offshore Drilling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has been a leader in restricting offshore oil drilling since the infamous 1969 Santa Barbara... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has been a leader in restricting offshore oil drilling since the infamous 1969 Santa Barbara spill that sparked the modern environmental movement, and the latest spill off Huntington Beach is prompting fresh calls for an... Read More

2021-10-05 20:08:11
by Reece Nations
Biden Administration Lays Out Consequences of Debt Default

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden detailed on Monday the ramifications of failing to raise the United States government’s debt limit... Read More

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden detailed on Monday the ramifications of failing to raise the United States government’s debt limit while condemning Republicans in Congress for their role in the procedural delay. Congress has until Oct. 18 to raise the... Read More

2021-10-05 15:57:26
by Dan McCue
Man in Custody After ‘Suspicious’ Vehicle Parks Outside Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - U.S. Capitol Police took a 55-year-old Michigan man into custody Tuesday after he was “extracted” from what law... Read More

WASHINGTON - U.S. Capitol Police took a 55-year-old Michigan man into custody Tuesday after he was “extracted” from what law enforcement described as a “suspicious vehicle” parked near the Supreme Court building. "One of our teams just moved in and... Read More

Biden Tells GOP to 'Get Out of the Way' on Debt Limit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday urged Republican senators to "get out of the way" and let Democrats... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday urged Republican senators to "get out of the way" and let Democrats suspend the nation's debt limit, hoping to keep the U.S. government from bumping dangerously close to a credit default as... Read More

Biden Eager to Get Out of DC, Push Benefits of Spending Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is shifting strategy to sell his ambitious social spending plans by traveling outside Washington... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is shifting strategy to sell his ambitious social spending plans by traveling outside Washington and courting Democrats who have complained they felt left out of the process. With his agenda in jeopardy on Capitol... Read More

2021-10-05 14:59:15
by Tom Ramstack
Whistleblower Accuses Facebook of Deceiving Public for Profit

WASHINGTON -- A former Facebook product manager told a Senate panel Tuesday that the social media giant had the potential... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A former Facebook product manager told a Senate panel Tuesday that the social media giant had the potential for great good but instead was focused only on its own profits. “The choices being made inside of Facebook are... Read More

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