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2022-04-25 19:41:00
by Dan McCue
Kansas Court Strikes Down Gerrymandered Congressional Map 

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas judge on Monday tossed out a congressional district map drawn by the state’s Republican-controlled... Read More

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas judge on Monday tossed out a congressional district map drawn by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature, holding that it was an unlawful partisan gerrymander aimed at diluting the power of Black and Hispanic voters in... Read More

2022-04-22 21:57:12
by Dan McCue
GOP Expert Offers His Perspective on Redistricting and What it Portends for 2022

WASHINGTON — With just two states, New Hampshire and Missouri, left to finalize congressional district maps ahead of the 2022... Read More

WASHINGTON — With just two states, New Hampshire and Missouri, left to finalize congressional district maps ahead of the 2022 midterms, attention is now shifting to primary contests and the inevitable litigation that the decennially-drawn maps inspire. On Friday, The... Read More

2022-04-21 20:56:26
by Dan McCue
GE Unveils New 3D Printer to Build Wind Turbine Towers On Site

BERGEN, N.Y. — When it comes to wind power turbines, taller really is better. But size dramatically escalates the cost... Read More

BERGEN, N.Y. — When it comes to wind power turbines, taller really is better. But size dramatically escalates the cost of projects while making some almost logistically impossible. Researchers at GE Renewable Energy recently came up with a solution —... Read More

2022-04-20 23:07:58
by Dan McCue
Judge, Satanic Temple at Odds in Fight Over City Council Prayer Refusal

BOSTON — A federal judge in Boston has admonished a satanic temple for adopting legal ploys that she said are... Read More

BOSTON — A federal judge in Boston has admonished a satanic temple for adopting legal ploys that she said are distracting from its otherwise “meaningful legal challenge” aimed at it being allowed to lead the prayer that begins every Boston... Read More

2022-04-15 20:00:15
by Dan McCue
Iowa Supreme Court Restores Finkenauer to Senate Ballot

DES MOINES, Iowa — In a unanimous ruling, the Iowa Supreme Court on Friday restored Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer’s name... Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa — In a unanimous ruling, the Iowa Supreme Court on Friday restored Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer’s name to the Democratic primary ballot, once again making her the presumptive frontrunner to face longtime Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley. "This... Read More

2022-04-13 10:13:30
by Reece Nations
New York Lt. Gov. Benjamin Arrested in Campaign Fraud Scheme

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin surrendered to authorities on Tuesday after being charged with bribery, fraud,... Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin surrendered to authorities on Tuesday after being charged with bribery, fraud, conspiracy and falsification of records in a federal corruption investigation.  Benjamin was accused in the indictment of participating in a... Read More

2022-04-11 16:20:56
by Kate Michael
Manchin and Risch Push to Reestablish US as Nuclear Energy Leader

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, introduced legislation to establish an Executive Office for Nuclear... Read More

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, introduced legislation to establish an Executive Office for Nuclear Policy and finance a robust civil nuclear program last week.  The International Nuclear Energy Act of 2022 attempts to develop... Read More

2022-04-07 22:17:02
by Dan McCue
Medicare Limits Coverage of Aduhelm to Patients in Clinical Trials

WASHINGTON — Despite pressure to go another way, Medicare on Thursday evening announced it will only cover the new Alzheimer’s... Read More

WASHINGTON — Despite pressure to go another way, Medicare on Thursday evening announced it will only cover the new Alzheimer’s disease drug Aduhelm for people participating in a clinical trial. The decision came as something of a surprise as Medicare... Read More

2022-04-06 15:35:09
by Dan McCue
Conway Headed to Runoff in Bid to Replace Nunes

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. — Former California Assemblywoman Connie Conway, a Republican, advanced to a runoff election Tuesday to fill the... Read More

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. — Former California Assemblywoman Connie Conway, a Republican, advanced to a runoff election Tuesday to fill the remainder of former Rep. Devin Nunes’ term in California’s 22nd Congressional District. However, a slow count and the fact ballots... Read More

2022-04-02 00:09:23
by Dan McCue
Rep. Greene Sues Georgia Secretary of State to Block Candidacy Review

ATLANTA — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., sued Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Friday to block his review... Read More

ATLANTA — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., sued Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Friday to block his review of eligibility to run for Congress in light of her alleged involvement and support of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot... Read More

2022-03-31 13:42:58
by Dan McCue
Electric Vehicle Manufacturer to Invest Up to $2 Billion in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Vietnamese auto manufacturer VinFast has selected North Carolina as the site of its first North American automotive... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — Vietnamese auto manufacturer VinFast has selected North Carolina as the site of its first North American automotive assembly and battery manufacturing plant. In announcing the decision at the new Raleigh Convention Center, VinFast Global CEO Le Thi... Read More

2022-03-29 14:12:42
by Dan McCue
Senate Advances COMPETES Act, Sending it to Conference

WASHINGTON —The Senate voted 68-28 on Monday to advance legislation that would invest in both scientific research and in increasing... Read More

WASHINGTON —The Senate voted 68-28 on Monday to advance legislation that would invest in both scientific research and in increasing domestic manufacturing of critical microchips. The Senate passed its version of the bill, the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, in... Read More

2022-03-28 14:57:29
by Dan McCue
American Genius: The Story of the Journalist Nellie Bly

The crowd at the Jersey City Railroad terminal had been building for hours by the time the train from Pittsburgh... Read More

The crowd at the Jersey City Railroad terminal had been building for hours by the time the train from Pittsburgh pulled into the station at 3:51 p.m. on Jan. 25, 1890. Though no one could ever say for sure, their... Read More

2022-03-27 13:37:57
by Dan McCue
Fortenberry Resigns After Conviction on Lying Charge

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., resigned from office Saturday after a California jury convicted him of lying to federal... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., resigned from office Saturday after a California jury convicted him of lying to federal authorities about an illegal campaign donation from a foreign national. A federal jury deliberated for only two hours Thursday after... Read More

2022-03-25 21:19:30
by Dan McCue
Georgia Voters File Complaint in Bid to Toss Marjorie Taylor Greene From Ballot

ATLANTA — A group of voters has filed a complaint with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office arguing that Rep.... Read More

ATLANTA — A group of voters has filed a complaint with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office arguing that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is “constitutionally disqualified from congressional office" and must be blocked from seeking reelection due to her... Read More

2022-03-23 20:12:49
by Alexa Hornbeck
US Scales Back COVID-19 Response Efforts, Concerns Over Future Variants Remain

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is scaling back COVID-19 response efforts, despite a recent uptick of infections involving an omicron subvariant... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is scaling back COVID-19 response efforts, despite a recent uptick of infections involving an omicron subvariant known as BA.2 which now accounts for about 35% of all positive COVID infections in the country.  “BA.2 is omicron... Read More

2022-03-19 19:35:00
by TWN
CMS Decision to Limit Coverage of Alzheimer’s Treatment Takes Center Stage

WASHINGTON — A House panel scheduled to kick the tires on roughly 20 different health care-related bills on Thursday spent... Read More

WASHINGTON — A House panel scheduled to kick the tires on roughly 20 different health care-related bills on Thursday spent time considering the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to grant accelerated approval to the first disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer’s disease... Read More

2022-03-19 19:35:00
by TWN
Congressional Panel Takes Deep Dive Into Future of FDA’s Accelerated Approvals

WASHINGTON — The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health panel Thursday spent the majority of their time considering the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health panel Thursday spent the majority of their time considering the future of the Food and Drug Administration's so-called Accelerated Approval Program. A number of the 20 different health care-related bills... Read More

2022-03-17 13:53:13
by Alexa Hornbeck
VA Raises the Bar on Improving Veteran Health Services

WASHINGTON — The $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 15 includes funds... Read More

WASHINGTON — The $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 15 includes funds to modernize the VA infrastructure and allow registered nurses and physician assistants in the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to... Read More

2022-03-15 22:02:24
by Reece Nations
Senate Passes Bill to Make Daylight Saving Permanent

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed legislation that would permanently extend daylight saving time nationwide by unanimous consent on Tuesday. The... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed legislation that would permanently extend daylight saving time nationwide by unanimous consent on Tuesday. The bill, entitled the Sunshine Protection Act, was sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and cosponsored by a bipartisan group of... Read More

2022-03-14 17:22:15
by Kate Michael
Roberta Flack Honored by DAR with DC Call Box Monument

WASHINGTON — Patrons enjoying a snow day soup, sandwich and suds at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill were surprised Saturday... Read More

WASHINGTON — Patrons enjoying a snow day soup, sandwich and suds at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill were surprised Saturday afternoon by the sudden appearance of musical great Roberta Flack. While Mr. Henry’s is often cited as the place where... Read More

2022-03-10 19:04:34
by Dan McCue
Hoyer, Jeffries Secure 21% Increase in MRA as Part of Omnibus Bill

WASHINGTON — The mammoth $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package contains something for everybody,  just about, but on Capitol Hill itself... Read More

WASHINGTON — The mammoth $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package contains something for everybody,  just about, but on Capitol Hill itself perhaps the biggest news is the inclusion of a 21% increase in the Member Representational Allowance, the budget line that... Read More

2022-03-10 15:22:48
by Alexa Hornbeck
Markey, Paul Aim to Get Methadone Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Into Pharmacies

WASHINGTON — Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., in February introduced a bill which would revise outdated regulations on... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., in February introduced a bill which would revise outdated regulations on methadone treatment and allow any pharmacy to dispense methadone for treating opioid use disorders. The bill has since been referred... Read More

2022-03-09 21:11:38
by Dan McCue
When Swing was King at the Embassy

WASHINGTON — As the son of a globetrotting diplomat, Ahmet Münir Ertegün had learned a thing or two about poise... Read More

WASHINGTON — As the son of a globetrotting diplomat, Ahmet Münir Ertegün had learned a thing or two about poise and sophistication by the age of 16. But as members of Duke Ellington’s band assembled on the third floor of... Read More

2022-03-08 22:24:43
by Dan McCue
Report: 685 MW of Wind and Solar Projects Added to US Renewable Energy Portfolio in January

NEW YORK — The United States’ capacity to generate energy from renewable resources grew by a new 685 megawatts in... Read More

NEW YORK — The United States’ capacity to generate energy from renewable resources grew by a new 685 megawatts in January thanks to the completion of one major wind farm and several solar projects, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence... Read More

2022-03-08 15:15:44
by Alexa Hornbeck
Report Shows Increased Risk of Colon Cancer for Adults After Screenings Plummet

WASHINGTON — A recent report from AMSURG, a recognized leader in the strategic and operational management of surgery centers, finds... Read More

WASHINGTON — A recent report from AMSURG, a recognized leader in the strategic and operational management of surgery centers, finds in 2021 there were increases in advanced stage colorectal cancer and precancerous growths in adults of all ages when compared... Read More

2022-03-04 21:48:33
by Dan McCue
The Challenges of the District Office Take Center Stage Before House Panel

WASHINGTON — Though much of what America reads, sees and hears about the federal government emanates from the nation’s Capitol,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Though much of what America reads, sees and hears about the federal government emanates from the nation’s Capitol, the reality is it’s members’ district offices that are at the front lines, day in and day out, of helping... Read More

2022-02-15 21:59:26
by Dan McCue
Minnesota Court Unveils New District Maps, Craig Jumpstarts Reelection Bid

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A five-judge panel appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court unveiled the maps depicting the state’s new... Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A five-judge panel appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court unveiled the maps depicting the state’s new political districts Tuesday, with the headline grabber being changes to the swing district currently represented by Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn.... Read More

2022-02-11 22:24:55
by Dan McCue
Federal Prosecutors Seek Flexible, Agencywide Remote Work Policy From DOJ

WASHINGTON — As public and private employers grapple with the future of work in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic,... Read More

WASHINGTON — As public and private employers grapple with the future of work in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a group representing federal prosecutors wants the Justice Department to allow for telework and remote work at least two days... Read More

2022-02-09 20:13:32
by Alexa Hornbeck
Waivers Granted by CMS During Public Health Emergency Set to Expire in April

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is allowing states to temporarily modify or waive certain Medicare and... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is allowing states to temporarily modify or waive certain Medicare and Medicaid requirements through the use of emergency waivers, but some of those may expire come April. “The emergency regulatory relief... Read More

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