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US Consumer Spending in December Threatens Continued Slowing of Economy
Economy
US Consumer Spending in December Threatens Continued Slowing of Economy
2019-03-02 00:55:55
by Dan McCue

U.S. consumer spending tumbled 0.5 percent in December, the Commerce Department reported Friday. The slide, the biggest decline in nine years, is yet more evidence that the 2018 holiday shopping season was a disappointment for retailers and sellers of bigger... Read More

Is Ex-Governor McAuliffe Running for President?
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Is Ex-Governor McAuliffe Running for President?
2019-03-02 00:32:01
by TWN Staff

Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe addresses the speculation and more on the latest installment of The Electables podcast. Hosted by Democratic strategists Adrienne Elrod and Doug Thornell, The Electables aims to bring its listeners the backstory and insider perspective on the high-stakes... Read More

Democrats Try to Override Trump’s Climate Change Policy
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Democrats Try to Override Trump’s Climate Change Policy
2019-03-01 13:23:16
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats sharply criticized President Donald Trump Thursday during a hearing on Capitol Hill for pulling out of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. They are trying to figure out how to act without the president’s approval... Read More

Rep. Duncan Hunter Tries to Remain Relevant
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Rep. Duncan Hunter Tries to Remain Relevant
2019-02-27 03:27:51
by Dan Weisman

Indicted for campaign finance fraud and awaiting a September federal court trial, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-50th District, CA.) does what he can to remain relevant. Although he has been banished from congressional committees, and doesn’t respond to non-conservative media outlets,... Read More

Congress Talks Tough on Venezuela
Venezuela
Congress Talks Tough on Venezuela
2019-02-27 01:59:36
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Tough talk about the troubled Venezuelan government during a congressional hearing Tuesday raised more questions about whether U.S. military intervention is possible soon. A House Foreign Affairs subcommittee called the hearing to determine how the U.S. government should... Read More

Blue Dog Coalition Announces Policy Task Forces for the 116th Congress
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Blue Dog Coalition Announces Policy Task Forces for the 116th Congress
2019-02-27 01:56:52
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON -- The Blue Dog Coalition has announced its four policy task forces for the 116th Congress. The task forces will be the main drivers of policy for the centrist group of members and will focus on fiscal responsibility and... Read More

Is Europe Turning Its Back on Trump’s America?
Foreign Affairs
Is Europe Turning Its Back on Trump’s America?
2019-02-23 00:27:56
by HJ Mai

The historical alliance between the United States and Western Europe has resulted in an unprecedented period of peace and prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic, but U.S. President Donald Trump’s foreign policy is causing a rift. Tensions at the... Read More

Fixing America’s Crumbling Infrastructure
Infrastructure
Fixing America’s Crumbling Infrastructure
2019-02-23 00:22:09
by HJ Mai

In his 2018 State of the Union address, U.S. President Donald Trump promised the American people “gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways across our land,” but even back then reports already suggested that the president “hates” part of... Read More

Meet the New San Diego Border Barrier
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Meet the New San Diego Border Barrier
2019-02-23 00:11:12
by Dan Weisman

It's kind of like a bait-and-switch along 14 miles of the San Diego border barrier, or maybe similar to the new and improved status sometimes awarded to reconstituted cereal brands. Or call it peaches, as President Trump said for all... Read More

E&C Demands Facebook Briefing on Exposure of Users' Personal Health Information
Congress
E&C Demands Facebook Briefing on Exposure of Users' Personal Health Information
2019-02-20 00:10:48
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday, Energy and Commerce Committee leaders wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanding a briefing from the company following a consumer complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission that personal health information of certain Facebook users who were participating in... Read More

Ballot Tampering and Voter Fraud: What’s Going On in NC-09?
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Ballot Tampering and Voter Fraud: What’s Going On in NC-09?
2019-02-19 23:57:35
by TWN Staff

Since last November’s election, the 9th District of North Carolina has yet to have a declared winner as the state’s Election Board has refused to certify the results. Initial results after the election showed Republican Mark Harris squeaked by with... Read More

US Military Warns Senate About Foreign Cyber Threats
Cybersecurity
US Military Warns Senate About Foreign Cyber Threats
2019-02-16 03:06:31
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Senators at a congressional hearing Thursday thanked the Defense Department’s cyber security force for protecting the 2018 midterm elections but warned that foreign hacking threats are likely to only get worse. Americans sometimes unrealistically convince themselves they have... Read More

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