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2021-10-29 18:34:14
by Reece Nations
Wisconsin Gov. Evers Chides Speaker for Response to Absentee Ballot Investigation

RACINE, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers offered a rebuke of state House Speaker Robin Vos’ comments in response to... Read More

RACINE, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers offered a rebuke of state House Speaker Robin Vos’ comments in response to a Racine County Sheriff’s Office investigation into election law violations at a long-term care facility for elderly residents. Vos issued... Read More

Biden Tells Macron US 'Clumsy' in Australian Submarine Deal

ROME (AP) — Working to patch things up with an old ally, President Joe Biden told French President Emmanuel Macron... Read More

ROME (AP) — Working to patch things up with an old ally, President Joe Biden told French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday that the U.S. had been "clumsy" in its handling of a secret U.S.-British submarine deal with Australia, an... Read More

2021-10-29 17:32:44
by Dan McCue
Kinzinger Blasts Partisanship While Announcing He Won’t Seek Reelection

WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., one of former President Trump's staunchest critics in the Republican party, announced Friday that... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., one of former President Trump's staunchest critics in the Republican party, announced Friday that he will not run for reelection in 2022. The announcement, via Twitter, came just hours after Democrats in the Illinois... Read More

2021-10-29 14:59:34
by Dan McCue
Progressives Delay Infrastructure Vote, Make McCarthy Prediction Prophetic

WASHINGTON — “Does she have the votes?” This is not an unusual question to be heard when one wanders about... Read More

WASHINGTON — “Does she have the votes?” This is not an unusual question to be heard when one wanders about Capitol Hill, but on Thursday afternoon it was a question literally on everyone’s lips. Case in point: This rendering was... Read More

2021-10-29 14:29:07
by Victoria Turner
Federal Broadband Deployment Needs to Coordinate With Local Governments

PITTSBURGH — Despite the strides made towards increasing broadband access for all Americans through federal deployment and subsidy programs, 30... Read More

PITTSBURGH — Despite the strides made towards increasing broadband access for all Americans through federal deployment and subsidy programs, 30 million households in the U.S. are still not subscribed to broadband services even when they are available, said Ross Lieberman,... Read More

2021-10-28 23:23:15
by Dan McCue
Trump Won’t Be Making 11th-Hour Trip to Virginia, Youngkin Says

WASHINGTON — The hints were “Y-U-G-E.” But now Glenn Youngkin, the Republican candidate for governor, has pretty well put the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The hints were “Y-U-G-E.” But now Glenn Youngkin, the Republican candidate for governor, has pretty well put the kibosh on former President Donald Trump coming to Virginia to campaign. “He’s not coming,” the candidate told WTOP-FM radio on... Read More

Florida Sues Biden Over Contractor Vaccine Mandate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida on Thursday sued President Joe Biden's administration over its coronavirus vaccine mandate... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida on Thursday sued President Joe Biden's administration over its coronavirus vaccine mandate for federal contractors, opening yet another battleground between Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and the White House. The lawsuit, announced by... Read More

Biden Announces 'Historic' Deal — But Still Must Win Votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Thursday he had reached a "historic economic framework" with Democrats in Congress on... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Thursday he had reached a "historic economic framework" with Democrats in Congress on his sweeping domestic policy package, a hard-fought yet dramatically scaled-back deal announced just before he departed for overseas summits. Biden's... Read More

2021-10-28 19:17:13
by Tom Ramstack
Social Media Faces New Regulations as it is Blamed for Inciting Extremists

WASHINGTON — Few lawmakers or witnesses disputed whether the government should crack down on social media companies like Facebook during... Read More

WASHINGTON — Few lawmakers or witnesses disputed whether the government should crack down on social media companies like Facebook during a Senate hearing Thursday, only how it should be done. The Senate is concerned that social media amplifies threats of... Read More

Biden Heads to Capitol to Push Agenda, Unite Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden headed to Capitol Hill early Thursday to make the case to House Democrats for... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden headed to Capitol Hill early Thursday to make the case to House Democrats for a dramatically scaled-back domestic policy package, $1.75 trillion of social services and climate change programs the White House believes can... Read More

Oklahoma Schools Leader Switches Parties to Run for Governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, who has clashed repeatedly with Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt and his appointees... Read More

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, who has clashed repeatedly with Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt and his appointees over the state's response to COVID-19 in schools, said Thursday she will switch parties and run as a Democrat against... Read More

AP: Letitia James Will Run for New York Governor

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James plans to run for governor, according to three people directly... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James plans to run for governor, according to three people directly familiar with her plans who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday. James will enter the race as a formidable... Read More

Ex-NYT Columnist Kristof Announces Run for Oregon Governor

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof announced his candidacy Wednesday for Oregon governor, saying the... Read More

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof announced his candidacy Wednesday for Oregon governor, saying the state needs a political newbie to solve problems like homelessness and rural despair. "I've never run for political office in... Read More

2021-10-27 23:05:28
by Dan McCue
Murphy Appears to Be Cruising Toward Victory in NJ Governor Race

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Being trusted by voters on a wide range of policy areas is turning out to... Read More

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Being trusted by voters on a wide range of policy areas is turning out to be a very good thing for New Jersey’s incumbent Democratic governor. Less than a week out from election day, Gov.... Read More

2021-10-27 23:04:01
by Tom Ramstack
Lawmakers Decry ‘Inequities’ in Disaster Relief Assistance

WASHINGTON — Emergency management officials who testified to Congress Wednesday described U.S. policies on disaster relief as long on inspiration... Read More

WASHINGTON — Emergency management officials who testified to Congress Wednesday described U.S. policies on disaster relief as long on inspiration but short on administration. In other words, communities devastated by hurricanes, wildfires, floods or tornadoes receive disaster relief but in... Read More

Pelosi: In 'Good Shape' on Biden Plan, Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told colleagues Wednesday that Democrats are in "pretty good shape" on President Joe... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told colleagues Wednesday that Democrats are in "pretty good shape" on President Joe Biden's sweeping domestic plan and a related $1 trillion infrastructure bill as they race to wrap up talks ahead of... Read More

Democrats Unveil Billionaires' Tax as Biden Plan Takes Shape

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing past skeptics, Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a new billionaires' tax proposal, an entirely new entry... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing past skeptics, Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a new billionaires' tax proposal, an entirely new entry in the tax code designed to help pay for President Joe Biden's sweeping domestic policy package and edge his party... Read More

2021-10-27 15:15:53
by Alexa Hornbeck
Letter Urges Passage of National Paid Leave to Combat Drug Addiction

WASHINGTON — When Khrista Messinger, a 46-year-old who works for the City of Charleston, W.Va., requested time off from work... Read More

WASHINGTON — When Khrista Messinger, a 46-year-old who works for the City of Charleston, W.Va., requested time off from work to seek treatment for her substance abuse addiction she was told by her employer that she needed to use her... Read More

2021-10-27 15:05:14
by Dan McCue
Minneapolis Voters to Decide Whether to Replace Police Department

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Ballot measures normally don’t get too much attention. But Minneapolis residents next week are poised to vote... Read More

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Ballot measures normally don’t get too much attention. But Minneapolis residents next week are poised to vote for or against perhaps the most high profile ballot measure ever — one that could lead to the city’s police... Read More

2021-10-27 15:00:34
by Victoria Turner
‘Big Tech Preys on Children’ Says Sen. Ed Markey

WASHINGTON — When Devin Norring had dental pain and could not go to a dentist he resorted to taking a... Read More

WASHINGTON — When Devin Norring had dental pain and could not go to a dentist he resorted to taking a Percocet pill that was purchased on Snapchat. The pill was laced with fentanyl and the 19-year-old died in his sleep... Read More

2021-10-27 14:55:13
by Dan McCue
Runoff Likely With ‘Undecideds’ Still Leading In Atlanta Mayoral Race

ATLANTA — By now, there’s usually some clarity, but with just a week to go before Atlantans turn out to... Read More

ATLANTA — By now, there’s usually some clarity, but with just a week to go before Atlantans turn out to select their new mayor and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s final poll in the books, the number of undecided voters is far... Read More

2021-10-27 14:42:02
by Kate Michael
Retired Clandestine Service Officer’s New Book Filled with Spy Stories and CIA Critique

WASHINGTON — After 34 years in the CIA — both in clandestine service and as an operations officer — Douglas... Read More

WASHINGTON — After 34 years in the CIA — both in clandestine service and as an operations officer — Douglas London has some great stories in the life of a spy, but he also has some criticisms of the agency... Read More

2021-10-26 23:11:48
by Dan McCue
Joe Lieberman Tells TWN: Centrists Are the Key to Getting Government Working Again

WASHINGTON — In a divisive age in which it seems lawmakers will run faster from a deal than they would... Read More

WASHINGTON — In a divisive age in which it seems lawmakers will run faster from a deal than they would from a burning building, it’s nice, occasionally, to hear an elder statesman talk about the government's ability to get things... Read More

2021-10-26 17:55:30
by Dan McCue
Biden Names Jessica Rosenworcel Permanent FCC Chair

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden made it official Tuesday, announcing he wants Jessica Rosenworcel, who has been acting FCC chair... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden made it official Tuesday, announcing he wants Jessica Rosenworcel, who has been acting FCC chair since January, to be his permanent head of the agency. If Rosenworcel is confirmed, she would be the first woman... Read More

2021-10-26 17:08:36
by TWN Staff
AMP Issues Supply Chain Letter to DOT Secretary Buttigieg

WASHINGTON — The American Maritime Partnership publicly released a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg underscoring the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The American Maritime Partnership publicly released a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg underscoring the continued reliability of America’s domestic maritime services despite the current supply chain crisis.  In a press release AMP stated, American... Read More

Billionaire Tax Hits Critics as Biden Pushes for Budget Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' idea for a new billionaires' tax  to help pay for President Joe Biden's social services... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' idea for a new billionaires' tax  to help pay for President Joe Biden's social services and climate change plan quickly ran into criticism as too cumbersome with some lawmakers preferring the original plan of simply... Read More

EXPLAINER: What's a 'Wealth Tax' and How Would It Work?

To help pay for his big economic and social agenda, President Joe Biden is looking to go where the big... Read More

To help pay for his big economic and social agenda, President Joe Biden is looking to go where the big money is: billionaires. Biden never endorsed an outright "wealth tax" when campaigning last year. But his more conventional proposed rate... Read More

Lawmakers Defer Some Jan. 6 Document Requests, Seek Others

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol "deferred" its requests for several... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol "deferred" its requests for several dozen pages of records from former President Donald Trump's administration at the White House's urging, but President Joe Biden again... Read More

2021-10-26 12:57:35
by Tom Ramstack
Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Again Target Global Supply Chain

WASHINGTON — Microsoft announced Monday that the same hackers who tapped into U.S. government computers in the 2020 SolarWinds cyberattack... Read More

WASHINGTON — Microsoft announced Monday that the same hackers who tapped into U.S. government computers in the 2020 SolarWinds cyberattack continue to attack the global supply chain but with a slightly revamped strategy. This time, the Russia-backed group Microsoft calls... Read More

2021-10-25 18:22:11
by Dan McCue
White House Issues Detailed Requirements for Foreign Travelers Entering US

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday released granular new details on the international travel policy set to go into... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday released granular new details on the international travel policy set to go into effect on Nov. 8. In a conference call with reporters senior White House officials reiterated the administration’s original announcement: Namely... Read More

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