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2022-10-03 14:53:36
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Opens Term With New Justice, In-Person Oral Arguments

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court opens its new term on Monday with a new justice — Ketanji Brown Jackson —... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court opens its new term on Monday with a new justice — Ketanji Brown Jackson — among its members and, for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hearing oral arguments live in... Read More

2022-09-21 21:59:48
by Kate Michael
Capitol Stones’ Removal From Rock Creek Park Drawing Crowds

WASHINGTON — Tourists and locals wandering through Rock Creek Park for decades have happened upon enormous piles of stones covered... Read More

WASHINGTON — Tourists and locals wandering through Rock Creek Park for decades have happened upon enormous piles of stones covered in moss that appeared to have been haphazardly dumped in the middle of the woods and abandoned — and rumor... Read More

2022-09-16 20:32:22
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Considers Felony Charges Against Former Trump Legal Advisor

WASHINGTON — A District of Columbia Bar court filing this week shows the Justice Department is considering charges of false... Read More

WASHINGTON — A District of Columbia Bar court filing this week shows the Justice Department is considering charges of false statements, conspiracy and obstruction of justice against former Trump administration attorney Jeffrey Clark. The D.C. Bar’s Board on Professional Responsibility... Read More

2022-09-15 20:17:29
by Tom Ramstack
Ukrainian Hero Makes Plea for Continued US Support

WASHINGTON — While Ukraine’s prime minister celebrated military advances in occupied regions, a hero of the country’s war against Russia... Read More

WASHINGTON — While Ukraine’s prime minister celebrated military advances in occupied regions, a hero of the country’s war against Russia described for Congress Thursday why U.S. support is crucial to their independence. Yuliia “Taira” Paievska ran down a list of... Read More

2022-09-14 18:58:57
by Dan McCue
House Unanimously Passes Bill to Improve Care for Seniors

WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday unanimously passed the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act, legislation that would make... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday unanimously passed the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act, legislation that would make it easier for seniors to get the care they need by modernizing the antiquated “prior authorization” process in Medicare Advantage.... Read More

2022-09-10 16:27:52
by Dan McCue
Millions Pour Into New Hampshire as MAGA Races Dominate Primary

CONCORD, N.H. — If you’d asked someone in January why you’d be talking about millions spent and trash-talking in September,... Read More

CONCORD, N.H. — If you’d asked someone in January why you’d be talking about millions spent and trash-talking in September, the most likely and obvious answer would have been “the start of the NFL season, of course.” But this year’s... Read More

2022-09-02 21:13:49
by Dan McCue
Most Massachusetts Voters Say They’re Still Undecided 

BOSTON — Maybe we’re just getting jaded at the end of a long primary season, or maybe, like the hardy,... Read More

BOSTON — Maybe we’re just getting jaded at the end of a long primary season, or maybe, like the hardy, mostly blue voters in the Bay State, we’re already looking forward to the start of the baseball playoffs and the... Read More

2022-09-02 20:38:39
by Tom Ramstack
Trump Advisor’s Lawsuit Dismissed Despite FBI Warrant Errors

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Trump administration advisor Carter Page... Read More

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Trump administration advisor Carter Page after he was investigated by the FBI for alleged illegal ties to the Russian government. The investigation included tapping his... Read More

2022-08-30 19:03:57
by Kate Michael
Czech Ambassador Says Farewell With Laughs, Likening Bilateral Relationships to Millennial Dating 

WASHINGTON — After spending 20 years in New York, Czech Republic Ambassador to the United States Hynek Kmoníček claims he... Read More

WASHINGTON — After spending 20 years in New York, Czech Republic Ambassador to the United States Hynek Kmoníček claims he had “a rough start” in Washington, D.C. During a reception to honor his time in Washington as he heads to... Read More

2022-08-29 21:44:02
by Tom Ramstack
DC Sniper to Be Resentenced for Rampage That Killed 10

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — A Maryland court set off controversy over juvenile justice by ruling Friday that a murderer convicted... Read More

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — A Maryland court set off controversy over juvenile justice by ruling Friday that a murderer convicted of killing six people must be resentenced because he was 17 years old at the time. The convict, Lee Boyd... Read More

2022-08-23 21:55:25
by Dan McCue
Ed Dept. Announces Student Loan Forgiveness Has Surpassed $10B

WASHINGTON — With the White House reportedly poised to announce plans to cancel a significant amount of student debt on... Read More

WASHINGTON — With the White House reportedly poised to announce plans to cancel a significant amount of student debt on Wednesday, the Education Department revealed it has approved more than $1 billion in student debt relief through its public service... Read More

2022-08-20 00:05:34
by Dan McCue
Once the Nation’s Swingingest Swing State, Florida’s Primary a Test on How to Challenge the Right

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It once was the state people wrung their hands over. A generation ago, political conversations around the... Read More

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It once was the state people wrung their hands over. A generation ago, political conversations around the dinner table come the final weeks before an election usually landed somewhere around here:  “Your candidate might have all this... Read More

2022-08-19 14:06:11
by Dan McCue
US Wind Energy Market Continues Robust Growth Trend, DOE Says

WASHINGTON — A trio of market reports compiled by the U.S. Department of Energy show that the nation’s wind energy... Read More

WASHINGTON — A trio of market reports compiled by the U.S. Department of Energy show that the nation’s wind energy sector is continuing to grow at a robust pace. The reports, unveiled Thursday, document data and trends in wind energy... Read More

2022-08-18 18:30:41
by Dan McCue
Inflation Reduction Act Gives Major Boost to Hydrogen Sector

WASHINGTON — When President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law on Tuesday, business leaders throughout the renewable... Read More

WASHINGTON — When President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law on Tuesday, business leaders throughout the renewable energy sector cheered the finalization of the nation’s largest ever investment in climate and the clean energy solutions of the... Read More

2022-08-18 14:34:45
by Dan McCue
House Chief Administrative Officer Issues TikTok Advisory

WASHINGTON — The chief administrative officer of the House of Representatives has issued a cyber advisory to Capitol Hill staff... Read More

WASHINGTON — The chief administrative officer of the House of Representatives has issued a cyber advisory to Capitol Hill staff on TikTok, labeling it a “high risk” app due to the Chinese-owned platform’s lack of transparency in how it protects... Read More

2022-08-17 15:56:05
by Dan McCue
Schumer Backs Nadler in Take Two of New York Primary

NEW YORK — When New Yorkers head to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 23, it will be the second time... Read More

NEW YORK — When New Yorkers head to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 23, it will be the second time in two months that they’ll be asked to vote in a crucial primary election. Once again, a drawn-out redistricting process... Read More

2022-08-13 23:15:23
by Dan McCue
Alaskans to Get First Taste of Ranked Choice Voting

WASHINGTON — Alaskans heading to the polls for the state’s primary election on Tuesday will get their first, limited exposure... Read More

WASHINGTON — Alaskans heading to the polls for the state’s primary election on Tuesday will get their first, limited exposure to ranked choice voting in a special House election taking place the same day, and featuring Republicans Sarah Palin and... Read More

2022-08-13 16:22:05
by Dan McCue
Cheney Continues to Fight Long Odds Heading Into Wyoming Primary

WASHINGTON —If the polls are right, this primary Tuesday will be Trump retribution day in Wyoming. By a quirk of... Read More

WASHINGTON —If the polls are right, this primary Tuesday will be Trump retribution day in Wyoming. By a quirk of the calendar and fate, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., is the last of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach... Read More

2022-08-13 15:42:42
by Dan McCue
House Passes Inflation Reduction Act, Sends on to President

WASHINGTON — The House on Friday afternoon gave its approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, delivering a significant victory to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House on Friday afternoon gave its approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, delivering a significant victory to President Joe Biden. The final vote was 220-207, along party lines. Four Republicans did not vote. In a tweet from... Read More

2022-08-11 12:58:01
by Dan McCue
Hawaiian Voters to Punch General Election Tickets on Saturday

HONOLULU — Though no one expects Hawaii to reject its deep blue heritage on Saturday and send a crop of... Read More

HONOLULU — Though no one expects Hawaii to reject its deep blue heritage on Saturday and send a crop of Republicans on to electoral glory in November, Saturday’s primary does have an air of change about it.The decision by Rep.... Read More

2022-08-09 18:34:26
by Madeline Hughes
Biden Signs Long-Awaited CHIPS Bill Into Law

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden Tuesday signed the long-awaited CHIPS bill investing $280 billion in tech manufacturing. The bill seeks... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden Tuesday signed the long-awaited CHIPS bill investing $280 billion in tech manufacturing. The bill seeks to subsidize the domestic production of semiconductor chips — the electronic circuit boards found in nearly every tech product from... Read More

2022-08-08 23:44:58
by Dan McCue
Former President Trump Says FBI Agents Raided His Home at Mar-a-Lago

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Federal law enforcement officers searched former President Donald Trump’s home in Florida on Monday, prompting the... Read More

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Federal law enforcement officers searched former President Donald Trump’s home in Florida on Monday, prompting the ex-president to issue a lengthy statement via email saying in part, "my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago ... is currently under siege,... Read More

2022-08-08 17:49:35
by Dan McCue
Wildfires Have Destroyed Almost All of California’s Forest Carbon Offsets, Study Says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Carbon released during an epic series of wildfire seasons in California has effectively wiped out most of... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Carbon released during an epic series of wildfire seasons in California has effectively wiped out most of the 100-year buffer that had been built into the state’s carbon trading system, a new study has found. According to... Read More

2022-08-05 21:10:37
by Tom Ramstack
China Hits Back With Sanctions After Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan

WASHINGTON — China’s saber-rattling and pushback continued Friday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., visited Taiwan while the Biden administration... Read More

WASHINGTON — China’s saber-rattling and pushback continued Friday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., visited Taiwan while the Biden administration pledged not to back down in support of the island nation. China announced it is canceling or suspending cooperation with... Read More

2022-08-05 19:33:34
by Dan McCue
Contentious Races, Numerous Candidates Define August's Second Super Tuesday

WASHINGTON — There will be no shortage of names on the ballots in four states as 2022’s elongated primary season... Read More

WASHINGTON — There will be no shortage of names on the ballots in four states as 2022’s elongated primary season continues. Some of the contests have already taken unexpected twists and turns and all, on some level, will be a... Read More

2022-08-04 21:27:53
by Dan McCue
Middle Schoolers Secure Exoneration for Last ‘Salem Witch’

BOSTON — At long last, perhaps, Elizabeth Johnson Jr. can rest in peace. Last week, some 329 years after she... Read More

BOSTON — At long last, perhaps, Elizabeth Johnson Jr. can rest in peace. Last week, some 329 years after she was convicted of being a witch at the infamous Salem witch trials, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker formally pardoned her, doing... Read More

2022-08-03 15:55:11
by Dan McCue
President to Sign CHIPS and Science Act Bill Next Tuesday

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will sign the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law next Tuesday in a... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will sign the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law next Tuesday in a Rose Garden ceremony, the White House has announced. Supporters of H.R. 4346 touted the legislation as a vehicle for lowering... Read More

2022-07-29 21:44:01
by Dan McCue
After a Lull, Primary Season Heats Up With Five Early August Contests 

WASHINGTON — This year’s omicron- and redistricting-attenuated primary season kicks back into high gear next week with contests across five... Read More

WASHINGTON — This year’s omicron- and redistricting-attenuated primary season kicks back into high gear next week with contests across five states after what seemed like a mostly bucolic and restful hiatus from vote counting in July. According to the Cook... Read More

2022-07-27 18:07:24
by Madeline Hughes
Senate Passes $280B Bipartisan CHIPS Act

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday voted 64-33 to pass the $280 billion legislation that aims to rebuild the U.S.... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday voted 64-33 to pass the $280 billion legislation that aims to rebuild the U.S. semiconductor chip manufacturing industry and create a renewed investment in research and development. “Future generations will look back on the... Read More

2022-07-18 21:31:49
by Kate Michael
Private School Enrollment Rising in America Since Onset of Pandemic 

WASHINGTON — There was a tiny dip and then it really flipped — private school enrollment, that is. While private... Read More

WASHINGTON — There was a tiny dip and then it really flipped — private school enrollment, that is. While private schools had to market themselves strongly before COVID-19 hit the U.S. in March 2020, as the pandemic has worn on... Read More

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