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

Today, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) released a new national survey, "America's Resilient Center and the Road to 2020." In issuing ... Read More

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

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

Last Tuesday’s election saw many governors’ mansions switch as Democrats won in a number of key states, with big ... Read More

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

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

In a 2018 election with plenty of firsts, Democratic Lt. Governors picked up eight seats in this year’s elections, bringing ... Read More

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

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

Elections matter, but so does timing. Flying under the radar, redistricting took a back seat to candidate races across the ... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

A new poll released by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds the national debt is a driving factor for a... Read More

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

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

It was a cold Midwestern night but the campaign rally was filled to capacity. The man they had all come ... Read More

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

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

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is barnstorming the country to boost Democratic lieutenant governor candidates - going so far as... Read More

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

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

Tony Montalto, President of Stand with Parkland, a school safety advocacy organization comprised of all 17 families of the victims of ... Read More

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

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

As Members of Congress continue to battle it out with just a little over a week to go before the ... Read More

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

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

On the cusp of the midterm elections, the Progressive Policy Institute is tackling health care. This week, the progressive think ... Read More

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'

DSCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen talked with Jake Tapper about what's at stake in the midterms, attacking Republicans for attempting ... Read More

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

This week, Democrat Paul Davis debated Republican Steve Watkins in the race for Kansas' 2nd Congressional District. Davis touted his ... Read More

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

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

Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Democratic Attorney General candidates in 8 states as the campaigns head into the final ... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, a fast-moving storm that recently devastated the Florida Panhandle, Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and ... Read More

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

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

Unlike many first time Democratic candidates running for federal office this year, Anthony Brindisi is no stranger to working across ... Read More

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

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

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

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

2018-10-17 00:07:54
by TWN Staff
An Accomplished Mayor, McAdams Hopes to Bring Bipartisan Approach to a Polarized Congress

If you ask Ben McAdams how he has managed to accomplish so much as Salt Lake County Mayor, his answer ... Read More

If you ask Ben McAdams how he has managed to accomplish so much as Salt Lake County Mayor, his answer is pretty simple. Collaboration and bipartisanship. Once a politically toxic approach in many areas of the... Read More

2018-10-13 02:38:23
by TWN Staff
PRESS RELEASE

THE WELL NEWS ANNOUNCES HIRING OF MANAGING DIRECTOR. The Well News is pleased to announce the addition of Christina Paulos ... Read More

THE WELL NEWS ANNOUNCES HIRING OF MANAGING DIRECTOR. The Well News is pleased to announce the addition of Christina Paulos as our new managing director. Paulos brings over a decade of experience... Read More

2018-10-13 01:33:32
by TWN Staff
Election Security a Focus of New Dems and Tuesday Group Colleagues

This week members of the New Democrat Coalition and the Republican Tuesday Group partnered together and called on President Trump ... Read More

This week members of the New Democrat Coalition and the Republican Tuesday Group partnered together and called on President Trump to prioritize election security. Russia’s widespread engagement in the 2016... Read More

2018-10-11 13:01:01
by TWN Staff
Bipartisan Group of Senators Trigger Global Magnitsky Investigation Into Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

In a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), ... Read More

In a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the... Read More

2018-10-09 22:28:09
by TWN Staff
Rep. Stephanie Murphy Fights for Veterans' Disability Benefits

Throughout her first term in Congress, Florida Representative Stephanie Murphy has been quietly working to secure disability benefits owed to ... Read More

Throughout her first term in Congress, Florida Representative Stephanie Murphy has been quietly working to secure disability benefits owed to veterans and their families. Murphy's office says they have handled 1,200... Read More

2018-10-09 22:22:56
by TWN Staff
Cortez Masto Turns Focus to Domestic Violence at Home in Nevada

This week, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) headed home to host community leaders and advocates at a roundtable ... Read More

This week, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) headed home to host community leaders and advocates at a roundtable discussion on the work being done in northern Nevada to prevent domestic violence and... Read More

2018-10-06 00:22:17
by TWN Staff
What Senators Are Saying About the Kavanaugh Votes

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader: “We know the Senate is better than this. We know the ... Read More

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader: “We know the Senate is better than this. We know the nation deserves better than this. By confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, this ... Read More

Booker, Clyburn Come Together to Fight Poverty in America

This week U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC-6) introduced ... Read More

This week U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC-6) introduced a major new bicameral bill that they say will expand the successful 10-20-30 anti-poverty formula to ... Read More

2018-10-05 22:30:03
by TWN Staff
A Future That Works: New Democrat Coalition Puts Forth Policy Proposal to Modernize the Worker Safety Net

This week the New Democrat Coalition’s Future of Work Task Force, co-chaired by Reps. Bill Foster, Seth Moulton, and ... Read More

This week the New Democrat Coalition’s Future of Work Task Force, co-chaired by Reps. Bill Foster, Seth Moulton, and Jared Polis, released the second report in the new economic opportunity agenda: A Future that Works. Read More

2018-10-05 22:27:32
by TWN Staff
Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle Opioids, Includes Key Donnelly Provisions

This week, the Senate passed the "SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act," a comprehensive bill to help address the opioid ... Read More

This week, the Senate passed the "SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act," a comprehensive bill to help address the opioid and drug overdose epidemic. The legislation passed on a bipartisan 98-1 vote, and now... Read More

2018-10-03 09:07:13
by TWN Staff
EDF, Environmental Groups File Lawsuit to Block Trump Administration's Plan to Roll Back Methane Waste Standards

This week, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and a broad coalition of health, environmental, Native American and Western citizens’ groups ... Read More

This week, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and a broad coalition of health, environmental, Native American and Western citizens’ groups have filed a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from eliminating... Read More

2018-10-03 01:54:53
by TWN Staff
What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About the Trump Administration's Revised NAFTA Proposal?

Members of Congress react to the trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada in the renegotiation of North American Free Trade ... Read More

Members of Congress react to the trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada in the renegotiation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Read More

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