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2021-11-12 16:46:18
by Dan McCue
District Court Says FEC Dropped Ball on Political Committee Case

WASHINGTON — The Federal Elections Commissions failed to act on an administrative complaint from the Campaign Legal Center in a... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Federal Elections Commissions failed to act on an administrative complaint from the Campaign Legal Center in a timely fashion and must now resolve the matter within the next 30 days, a federal court ruled Thursday. The ruling... Read More

2021-11-12 15:34:32
by Dan McCue
Aviation Industry, Wireless Providers Clash Over 5G Cellular Expansion

WASHINGTON — Days before President Joe Biden is set to sign the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law, a coalition of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Days before President Joe Biden is set to sign the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law, a coalition of aviation entities is seeking to put the brakes on a key element of the package —  the expansion of 5G... Read More

2021-11-11 22:09:28
by Dan McCue
Dominion Voting Systems Files New Defamation Suit Against Fox News

GEORGETOWN, Del. — Dominion Voting Systems filed a new defamation lawsuit against Fox News Thursday, this one focusing on the... Read More

GEORGETOWN, Del. — Dominion Voting Systems filed a new defamation lawsuit against Fox News Thursday, this one focusing on the alleged roles of Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch and his son, Fox CEO and Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch in falsely... Read More

2021-11-11 15:23:09
by Dan McCue
Momentum Building for Gosar Censure Over Tweeted Video

WASHINGTON — Nearly 30 Democrats have signed on so far to support a resolution to censure Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Nearly 30 Democrats have signed on so far to support a resolution to censure Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., for posting an anime-style video that shows him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and threatening President Joe Biden. “For that... Read More

2021-11-10 21:34:03
by Dan McCue
Joint Hearing Planned on America’s Clean Energy Supply Chain

WASHINGTON — Two energy-related House committees will hold a joint hearing next week on supply chain issues related to the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Two energy-related House committees will hold a joint hearing next week on supply chain issues related to the transition to a clean energy economy. The House Energy subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., and the Environment and... Read More

2021-11-10 21:32:36
by Dan McCue
President to Sign Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill on Monday in White House Ceremony

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will host a bipartisan bill signing ceremony for the newly passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will host a bipartisan bill signing ceremony for the newly passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Monday, the White House has announced. The president will be joined by the members of Congress from both sides... Read More

2021-11-10 21:20:48
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Seeks to Serve More Food to Veterans Who Served the US

WASHINGTON — Navy veteran Tim Keefe told a congressional panel Wednesday about how he was willing to give his life... Read More

WASHINGTON — Navy veteran Tim Keefe told a congressional panel Wednesday about how he was willing to give his life for his country when he enlisted in the military. After he left the Navy, he had trouble finding a sandwich... Read More

2021-11-10 17:07:29
by Dan McCue
South Carolina Educators Bolt From National Group In Dispute Over COVID Letter

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A group representing school boards across South Carolina has withdrawn from its national parent organization in a... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A group representing school boards across South Carolina has withdrawn from its national parent organization in a dispute over a letter related to threats on school board members by those opposed to COVID-19 mandates in schools. The... Read More

Biden to Host Canada's Trudeau, López Obrador at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host talks next week in Washington with the leaders of Canada and Mexico,... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host talks next week in Washington with the leaders of Canada and Mexico, the White House said Wednesday. The Nov. 18 meeting will be the first with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and... Read More

2021-11-10 15:26:12
by Dan McCue
Iconic Cherry Blossom Festival to Return ‘Live’ in 2022

WASHINGTON — The National Cherry Blossom Festival, a tourist favorite that was severely curtailed last year by the coronavirus pandemic,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The National Cherry Blossom Festival, a tourist favorite that was severely curtailed last year by the coronavirus pandemic, will return as a live celebration of the iconic spring blooms in 2022. Next year’s event will be held March... Read More

2021-11-09 22:34:24
by Dan McCue
White House Rolls Out Multibillion-Dollar Plan to Fix Aging Ports, Ease Bottlenecks

WASHINGTON  — The White House outlined an ambitious multibillion dollar plan on Tuesday to dramatically upgrade the nation’s aging ports... Read More

WASHINGTON  — The White House outlined an ambitious multibillion dollar plan on Tuesday to dramatically upgrade the nation’s aging ports and relieve the bottlenecks that have plagued the nation’s critical supply chains since early summer. The actions announced during a... Read More

2021-11-09 22:25:23
by Reece Nations
Academics Weigh Filibuster’s Role Following Voting Bills’ Obstruction

WASHINGTON — Republicans in the Senate have succeeded repeatedly in thwarting the passage of both the Freedom to Vote Act... Read More

WASHINGTON — Republicans in the Senate have succeeded repeatedly in thwarting the passage of both the Freedom to Vote Act and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, legislation crafted to overhaul the country’s election systems and secure Americans’... Read More

2021-11-09 21:58:30
by Dan McCue
Jan. 6 Committee Tags Miller, McEnany in New Round of Subpoenas

WASHINGTON — For the second day in a row, the Select House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the... Read More

WASHINGTON — For the second day in a row, the Select House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has subpoenaed another group of associates of former President Donald Trump. This time the subpoenas target some of Trump’s... Read More

2021-11-09 20:07:53
by Dan McCue
House Speaker Calls for Investigations Into Gosar Over Video

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday called for multiple investigations into Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., following his... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday called for multiple investigations into Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., following his tweeting of an animated video that shows him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and threatening President Biden. "Threats of violence... Read More

2021-11-08 22:47:13
by Dan McCue
Jan 6 Committee Subpoenas Six Trump Insiders

WASHINGTON — The committee investigating the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, subpoenaed six close associates... Read More

WASHINGTON — The committee investigating the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, subpoenaed six close associates of former President Donald Trump on Monday, a sign the inquiry is ramping up to a new level. In a... Read More

2021-11-08 19:05:11
by Alexa Hornbeck
Murray Moves to Make Daylight Savings Time Permanent

WASHINGTON — During a floor speech last week, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., urged the Senate to pass legislation which would... Read More

WASHINGTON — During a floor speech last week, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., urged the Senate to pass legislation which would eliminate the “fall back” of daylight savings time which happens each November.  “Beyond convenience, this really is a matter of... Read More

2021-11-08 15:28:46
by Dan McCue
Battle Lines Are Drawn in Maryland As Hogan Advances Redistricting Plan

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan came out swinging on Friday, accusing Democrats in the state legislature of “rigging”... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan came out swinging on Friday, accusing Democrats in the state legislature of “rigging” the system when it comes to redistricting, even as he was promoting a new congressional district map he hopes they... Read More

Biden Faces Fresh Challenges After Infrastructure Victory

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — He has been here before. President Joe Biden doesn't need to look any further back... Read More

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — He has been here before. President Joe Biden doesn't need to look any further back than his time as vice president to grasp the challenges that lie ahead in promoting his new $1 trillion infrastructure deal to... Read More

2021-11-07 14:18:15
by Dan McCue
Fifth Circuit Imposes Temporary Stay on Business Vaccine Mandate

NEW ORLEANS — The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Saturday temporarily blocked a mandate from the Biden administration... Read More

NEW ORLEANS — The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Saturday temporarily blocked a mandate from the Biden administration that businesses with more than 100 employees require them to be vaccinated against the coronavirus by early January. The White... Read More

2021-11-06 20:48:45
by Dan McCue
Biden Rejoices After House Achieves ‘Monumental’ Breakthrough on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — If there’s ever been a broader smile on the face of a president than President Joe Biden wore... Read More

WASHINGTON — If there’s ever been a broader smile on the face of a president than President Joe Biden wore Saturday morning in the State Dining Room of the White House, history was not on hand to record it. Beaming... Read More

2021-11-05 23:01:41
by Tom Ramstack
Republican States Defy Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

ST. LOUIS — Traditional Republican states showed their opposition to the Biden administration’s announcement Thursday of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate... Read More

ST. LOUIS — Traditional Republican states showed their opposition to the Biden administration’s announcement Thursday of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate by filing lawsuits to oppose it only a day later. The mandate orders companies with at least 100 employees to... Read More

2021-11-05 21:30:26
by Reece Nations
Buckhead Cityhood Probed by Georgia Senate Committee

ATLANTA — Neither side of the controversial Buckhead City movement held back during the Georgia State Senate Committee on State... Read More

ATLANTA — Neither side of the controversial Buckhead City movement held back during the Georgia State Senate Committee on State and Local Governmental Operations hearing on Thursday. Proponents and opponents alike came to testify before the committee on the neighborhood’s... Read More

2021-11-05 20:10:13
by Dan McCue
House to Move on Infrastructure Bill, Spending Bill to Wait

WASHINGTON — Bowing to resistance from House moderates, Speaker Nancy Pelosi this afternoon has evidently decided to advance the bipartisan... Read More

WASHINGTON — Bowing to resistance from House moderates, Speaker Nancy Pelosi this afternoon has evidently decided to advance the bipartisan infrastructure bill while putting final vote on the budget reconciliation bill on hold. The decision came after the House Democratic... Read More

2021-11-05 18:34:12
by Victoria Turner
Moss Says U.S. Needs a Digital Market Regulator to Curb Big Tech’s Power

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. intends to reel in the power of Big Tech, it should create a digital market... Read More

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. intends to reel in the power of Big Tech, it should create a digital market regulator that captures all market participants and provides adequate oversight, according to Diana Moss, president of the American Antitrust Institute,... Read More

2021-11-05 18:24:32
by Dan McCue
Justice Dept. Sues Texas Over Voting Restrictions

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued the state of Texas on Thursday, arguing a new voting law signed by Gov.... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued the state of Texas on Thursday, arguing a new voting law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in September disenfranchises the old, disabled and citizens who do not speak English. The complaint, which was filed... Read More

2021-11-05 15:36:05
by Dan McCue
Green Party’s Stein Seeks Court Review of Order to Repay $175K

WASHINGTON — Former Green Party candidate Jill Stein and her campaign committee, Jill Stein for President, are asking the U.S.... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former Green Party candidate Jill Stein and her campaign committee, Jill Stein for President, are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia to review a Federal Elections Commission order that she repay $175,272 in... Read More

2021-11-05 14:48:09
by Dan McCue
In Win for Northeast Centrists, SALT Relief Included In Spending Bill

WASHINGTON — House Democrats agreed late Thursday night to modify the $1.85 trillion reconciliation bill to include a provision raising... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Democrats agreed late Thursday night to modify the $1.85 trillion reconciliation bill to include a provision raising the cap on the state and local tax deduction from $10,000 to $80,000. The measure, also known as the Build... Read More

2021-11-04 21:44:59
by Dan McCue
Hoyer Urges Congress to Commit $9 Billion to Fight Worldwide Deforestation

WASHINGTON — Less than 24 hours after President Joe Biden joined more than 100 world leaders in a promise to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Less than 24 hours after President Joe Biden joined more than 100 world leaders in a promise to end and reverse deforestation by 2030, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer moved to turn words and handshakes into concrete government... Read More

2021-11-04 20:30:44
by Kate Michael
Abbott Defended Australia’s AUKUS Sub Agreement in Special Trip to U.S.

WASHINGTON — The United States, France and Australia have been in a public fight over a canceled submarine deal that... Read More

WASHINGTON — The United States, France and Australia have been in a public fight over a canceled submarine deal that has heated since the three nations came together at the COP26 environmental talks in Scotland. In the days leading up... Read More

2021-11-04 19:51:01
by Tom Ramstack
Nuclear Energy Considered as Alternative to Help Biden Reach Climate Goals

WASHINGTON — Representatives of the nuclear power industry tried to convince a Senate panel Thursday that much of the answer... Read More

WASHINGTON — Representatives of the nuclear power industry tried to convince a Senate panel Thursday that much of the answer to reducing global warming is already within our grasp. Nuclear energy technology has advanced beyond the horrors of meltdowns and... Read More

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