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Repay Veterans Benefits – With Interest, Duckworth Says
Veterans
Repay Veterans Benefits – With Interest, Duckworth Says

Secretary Robert Wilkie and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has come under fire in recent weeks for the delinquent payments of benefits due to as many as 82,000 student veterans.  The backlog of “Forever GI Bill” benefits, which escalated in ... Read More

An Interview with GSG Pollster Jefrey Pollock on the Democrats’ Midterm Success
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An Interview with GSG Pollster Jefrey Pollock on the Democrats’ Midterm Success
2018-12-04 22:38:54
by TWN Staff

Recently, The Well News team had the opportunity to discuss the Democrats’ midterm success with pollster extraordinaire Jefrey Pollock, founding partner and president of Global Strategy Group (GSG), a premier public... Read More

Costello, Dingell Lead Bipartisan Effort To Address Health Care, Violence Against Women
Bipartisan
Costello, Dingell Lead Bipartisan Effort To Address Health Care, Violence Against Women
2018-12-04 22:14:41
by TWN Staff

As the 115th Congress comes to a close and the Democrats prepare to take control of the House in January, Representatives Ryan Costello (PA-06) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) continue to push forward on addressing... Read More

Problem Solvers Secure Reforms to House Rules: What Are They and What Do They Mean?
U.S. House
Problem Solvers Secure Reforms to House Rules: What Are They and What Do They Mean?
2018-11-30 21:03:09
by TWN Staff

This week members of the Problem Solvers Caucus reached an agreement with Leader Pelosi and Rules Committee Ranking Member McGovern that they assert will help break the partisan gridlock in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read More

New Democrat Coalition Elects New Leadership, Inducts 30 Members-Elect
Congress
New Democrat Coalition Elects New Leadership, Inducts 30 Members-Elect
2018-11-30 20:40:03
by TWN Staff

This week the New Democrats inducted 30 Members-Elect to join the Coalition in the 116th Congress, bringing the group to over 90 members as the Democrats take control of the House next year. Read More

Exploring the Future of Work
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Exploring the Future of Work
2018-11-30 20:29:03
by TWN Staff

As the nature of work dramatically changes in the 21st century, new leaders are emerging to tackle the challenges of our shifting economic landscape. Workers are facing growing uncertainty in the labor market, and their relationship with their employers must ... Read More

Monmouth University Poll Finds Few Americans Expect United States to Become United
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Monmouth University Poll Finds Few Americans Expect United States to Become United
2018-11-27 23:54:14
by TWN Staff

In a new poll released by Monmouth University this week, most Americans continue to feel that the country is greatly divided on its core values and that it has become more divided since President Donald Trump took office. Read More

Congressman Jim Costa Elected Vice Chairperson of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Economic Security Committee
NATO
Congressman Jim Costa Elected Vice Chairperson of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Economic Security Committee
2018-11-27 23:41:07
by TWN Staff

California Congressman and Blue Dog Caucus member Jim Costa was elected Vice Chairperson of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Economic Security Committee last week during the Assembly’s 64th annual session in Halifax, Canada. Read More

8th Annual NewDEAL Leader Conference Convenes Rising Democrats on Midterm Lessons and What Comes Next
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8th Annual NewDEAL Leader Conference Convenes Rising Democrats on Midterm Lessons and What Comes Next
2018-11-27 23:16:45
by TWN Staff

This week, more than 60 of the most innovative state and local leaders from across the country are coming together in Washington, DC to reflect on midterm elections, discuss the Democratic Party's path forward and lay out... Read More

Blue Dog Coalition Elects New Leadership
Congress
Blue Dog Coalition Elects New Leadership
2018-11-27 20:00:11
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday, the Blue Dog Coalition of fiscally responsible House Democrats announced its new leadership team as their party is poised to retake the gavel in the 116th Congress. The Blue Dogs, known for their bipartisan approach... Read More

Ohio’s Gerrymandered Map Withstood a Blue Wave Exactly as Planned
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Ohio’s Gerrymandered Map Withstood a Blue Wave Exactly as Planned
2018-11-20 22:21:50
by TWN Staff

Despite being swept in the statewide races in Ohio, Democrats nearly matched Republican votes in state legislative races but will remain in a deep minority in both houses. Read More

State of the States: Shifting Balance of Power in State Legislatures
2018 Midterms
State of the States: Shifting Balance of Power in State Legislatures
2018-11-17 02:54:27
by TWN Staff

Following the elections on November 6, state control is now divided in thirteen states. Democrats picked up six states, bringing their total to fourteen while Republicans held on to control in 21 states. Scroll to the bottom of the newsletter to see ... Read More

PPI Releases New National Survey: America's Resilient Center and the Road to 2020
2020 Elections
PPI Releases New National Survey: America's Resilient Center and the Road to 2020
2018-11-14 14:11:22
by TWN Staff

Today, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) released a new national survey, "America's Resilient Center and the Road to 2020." In issuing the survey's findings PPI said, "The next two years present a do-or-die chance for progressive leaders to build upon and ... Read More

Big Swing in Governor Races as Blue Wave Buoyed by Strong Statewide Candidates
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Big Swing in Governor Races as Blue Wave Buoyed by Strong Statewide Candidates
2018-11-14 14:00:12
by TWN Staff

Last Tuesday’s election saw many governors’ mansions switch as Democrats won in a number of key states, with big repercussions for the balance of power as states head into the 2020 census and subsequent redistricting. Governor mansions were high on ... Read More

Blue Tide Rises in the States with 8 Lt. Governor Pickups
2018 Midterms
Blue Tide Rises in the States with 8 Lt. Governor Pickups
2018-11-09 22:32:56
by TWN Staff

In a 2018 election with plenty of firsts, Democratic Lt. Governors picked up eight seats in this year’s elections, bringing the total from 14 to 22. These historic gains mean Democrats in these seats now represent a majority of the American population, ... Read More

Redistricting Reform: How Tuesday's Election Changed the Map
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Redistricting Reform: How Tuesday's Election Changed the Map
2018-11-09 22:09:06
by TWN Staff

Elections matter, but so does timing. Flying under the radar, redistricting took a back seat to candidate races across the country, particularly in key states where... Read More

Midterm Elections 2018 - Races to Watch
2018 Midterms
Midterm Elections 2018 - Races to Watch
2018-11-03 00:16:47
by TWN Staff

In the final stretch before Election Day, The Well News previews the top races you should be watching as results come in on Tuesday. Read More

New Peterson Foundation Poll Finds Voters’ Concern for National Debt Is a “Significant Factor” Heading Into Midterm Election
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New Peterson Foundation Poll Finds Voters’ Concern for National Debt Is a “Significant Factor” Heading Into Midterm Election
2018-11-02 11:18:05
by TWN Staff

A new poll released by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds the national debt is a driving factor for a majority of Americans. According to the poll, conducted by the bipartisan team of polling firms, Global Strategy Group and North... Read More

Missing the Moment
Featured
Missing the Moment
2018-10-31 00:22:14
by Sean O'Brien

It was a cold Midwestern night but the campaign rally was filled to capacity. The man they had all come to see, the one who’d electrified them with promises and slogans... Read More

On the Trail: Lieutenant Governors Update
2018 Midterms
On the Trail: Lieutenant Governors Update
2018-10-30 22:11:42
by Erin McPike

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is barnstorming the country to boost Democratic lieutenant governor candidates - going so far as Hawaii earlier this month to campaign with state Sen. Josh Green, who is seeking to replace current Lt. Gov. Doug... Read More

Stand With Parkland President To Discuss School Safety Ahead of Midterms
National Security
Stand With Parkland President To Discuss School Safety Ahead of Midterms
2018-10-26 21:33:25
by TWN Staff

Tony Montalto, President of Stand with Parkland, a school safety advocacy organization comprised of all 17 families of the victims of the Parkland shooting, discussed school safety this week ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. Read More

In Brief Moment of Bipartisanship, Trump Sign Opioid Bill
Bipartisan
In Brief Moment of Bipartisanship, Trump Sign Opioid Bill
2018-10-26 21:30:07
by TWN Staff

As Members of Congress continue to battle it out with just a little over a week to go before the midterm elections, a rare moment of bipartisan accomplishment back in Washington. President Trump signed into law H.R.6, the... Read More

PPI Addresses the Future of Health Care in New Report, Advises Dem Candidates not to Take Trump’s Bait
Health
PPI Addresses the Future of Health Care in New Report, Advises Dem Candidates not to Take Trump’s Bait
2018-10-26 19:43:02
by TWN Staff

On the cusp of the midterm elections, the Progressive Policy Institute is tackling health care. This week, the progressive think tank issued "Progressives and health care: What comes next?" In issuing the report, the... Read More

Van Hollen to Tapper: 'We Still See the Energy on the Democratic Side'
2018 Midterms
Van Hollen to Tapper: 'We Still See the Energy on the Democratic Side'

DSCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen talked with Jake Tapper about what's at stake in the midterms, attacking Republicans for attempting to eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions coverage. Read More

Countdown to the Midterms: On the Trail Update
Political News
Countdown to the Midterms: On the Trail Update

This week, Democrat Paul Davis debated Republican Steve Watkins in the race for Kansas' 2nd Congressional District. Davis touted his bipartisan track record on making healthcare more affordable, cutting taxes, and protecting... Read More

Biden Endorses Dem AG Candidates in 8 States Ahead of Midterms
2018 Midterms
Biden Endorses Dem AG Candidates in 8 States Ahead of Midterms
2018-10-24 11:27:39
by TWN Staff

Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Democratic Attorney General candidates in 8 states as the campaigns head into the final weeks before the midterm elections. Candidates receiving the coveted endorsement include... Read More

Two Weeks out from Midterms, Gillum Moderates Position on Medicare for All
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Two Weeks out from Midterms, Gillum Moderates Position on Medicare for All
2018-10-23 23:38:50
by TWN Staff

In a contentious first debate between the two Florida gubernatorial candidates in Tampa this week, Republican Ron DeSantis repeatedly pressed Democrat... Read More

In the Wake of Hurricane Michael, Crist, Williams Move to Help Homeowners and Businesses Better Protect Property From Storm Damage
In The News
In the Wake of Hurricane Michael, Crist, Williams Move to Help Homeowners and Businesses Better Protect Property From Storm Damage
2018-10-19 17:47:40
by TWN Staff

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, a fast-moving storm that recently devastated the Florida Panhandle, Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Roger Williams (R-TX) have come together to address the high cost of... Read More

Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney
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Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney
2018-10-19 17:38:38
by TWN Staff

Unlike many first time Democratic candidates running for federal office this year, Anthony Brindisi is no stranger to working across the aisle to get things done. While many of his peers have yet to hold office at any level... Read More

The Data Gap in Measuring Alternative Work
Economy
The Data Gap in Measuring Alternative Work
2018-10-17 01:11:16
by TWN Staff

In recent decades, globalization and technological change has disrupted work and accelerated changing dynamics between workers and companies, giving rise to more alternative work arrangements. Read More

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