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2022-05-19 21:37:42
by Dan McCue
New Dems Push Commerce to Speed Solar Tariff Investigation

WASHINGTON — Members of the New Democrat Coalition on Thursday urged the Commerce Department to step up the pace of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Members of the New Democrat Coalition on Thursday urged the Commerce Department to step up the pace of its two-month-old investigation of solar technology imports. The development of hundreds of large-scale solar farms are on hold across the... Read More

2022-05-14 23:03:55
by Dan McCue
First ‘Super Tuesday’ of Primary Season Filled With Intriguing Questions

WASHINGTON — Voters in five states will head to the polls on Tuesday, each of them helping to determine who... Read More

WASHINGTON — Voters in five states will head to the polls on Tuesday, each of them helping to determine who will appear in the general election in November, and, in a very real sense, the balance of power on Capitol... Read More

2022-05-11 20:22:14
by Dan McCue
If Roe Falls, What Civil Rights Precedents Might Be Next?

WASHINGTON — James Obergefell, who was in the nation’s capital this week to attend a fundraiser and visit with friends,... Read More

WASHINGTON — James Obergefell, who was in the nation’s capital this week to attend a fundraiser and visit with friends, wears the mantle of a civil rights icon lightly. Warm, often funny, and intelligent, the plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges,... Read More

2022-05-10 21:22:56
by Dan McCue
Rep. Tom Reed Resigns, Moving On to K Street

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., resigned from Congress Tuesday, nearly a year after he announced he would not seek... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., resigned from Congress Tuesday, nearly a year after he announced he would not seek reelection in 2022 owing in part to accusations of sexual midsconduct made against him. In a statement read on the... Read More

2022-05-10 21:13:08
by Dan McCue
Looking Ahead to Hurricane Season …

MIAMI — It happens every year, yet it never ceases to grab our attention, disrupt our sleep and on occasion... Read More

MIAMI — It happens every year, yet it never ceases to grab our attention, disrupt our sleep and on occasion even terrify. We’re talking, of course, about the Atlantic hurricane season, the period extending from June 1 to Nov. 30... Read More

2022-05-09 20:35:44
by Dan McCue
World’s First Mass-Scale Sodium-Ion Battery Plant to Debut in Michigan

HOLLAND, Mich. — A city perhaps best known today for being the home of the much-photographed Big Red Lighthouse that... Read More

HOLLAND, Mich. — A city perhaps best known today for being the home of the much-photographed Big Red Lighthouse that stands between the channel linking Lake Macatawa to Lake Michigan, will soon be home to the world’s first mass-scale sodium-ion... Read More

2022-05-09 20:22:09
by Dan McCue
PG&E Launches Comprehensive Study of Hydrogen's Feasibility Within Gas Pipelines

LODI, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company has launched what it says is the nation's “most comprehensive end-to-end hydrogen... Read More

LODI, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company has launched what it says is the nation's “most comprehensive end-to-end hydrogen study and demonstration facility,” which will examine the future potential of the zero-carbon fuel hydrogen as a renewable energy resource.... Read More

2022-05-08 16:18:15
by Dan McCue
Citizens Group Seeks to Bridge the Partisan Divide

WASHINGTON — All over Capitol Hill, the hullabaloo of the return to almost pre-pandemic normal was everywhere in evidence. Under... Read More

WASHINGTON — All over Capitol Hill, the hullabaloo of the return to almost pre-pandemic normal was everywhere in evidence. Under a bright blue late afternoon sky, mobs of rambunctious school children were being corralled on the Capitol steps for class... Read More

2022-05-08 16:06:38
by Brock Blasdell
Mooney Polling Ahead of McKinley in West Virginia House Primary

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep.... Read More

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep. David McKinley as they head into the final days before West Virginia’s May 10 Republican primary. West Virginia lost a... Read More

2022-05-06 20:17:20
by Tom Ramstack
Lawsuit Accuses Former House Speaker of Stealing Cannabis Trade Secrets

WASHINGTON — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is being sued for allegedly stealing data from an advocacy group to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is being sued for allegedly stealing data from an advocacy group to help form his own industry organization for promoting the legalization and sale of cannabis. The lawsuit says Boehner was approached... Read More

2022-05-06 16:01:27
by Dan McCue
Could the Potential Decision on Roe Pose Threat to Interracial Marriage Precedent?

WASHINGTON — As talk about the possible collateral effect of the Supreme Court potentially overturning Roe v. Wade continues to... Read More

WASHINGTON — As talk about the possible collateral effect of the Supreme Court potentially overturning Roe v. Wade continues to roil Washington, The Well News reached out to attorney Philip Hirschkop to ask what impact that might have on the... Read More

2022-05-05 21:47:48
by Dan McCue
Boeing to Relocate Headquarters to Arlington

CHICAGO — Boeing revealed today that it is relocating its headquarters from Chicago to Arlington, Virginia, and will establish a... Read More

CHICAGO — Boeing revealed today that it is relocating its headquarters from Chicago to Arlington, Virginia, and will establish a major research and technology hub at its new location. “We are excited to build our foundation here in Northern Virginia,”... Read More

2022-05-05 21:15:24
by Reece Nations
California Considering Extending Life of Last Nuclear Plant 

AVILA BEACH, Calif. — As California braces for possible electricity shortages in the coming summer months, Gov. Gavin Newsom is... Read More

AVILA BEACH, Calif. — As California braces for possible electricity shortages in the coming summer months, Gov. Gavin Newsom is considering delaying the planned decommissioning of the state’s last nuclear power plant. The Diablo Canyon Power Plant was scheduled to... Read More

2022-05-05 13:13:20
by Alexa Hornbeck
VA Continues Roll Out of Electronic Health Record Modernization Despite Issues

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is continuing to roll out the electronic health record modernization program, despite... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is continuing to roll out the electronic health record modernization program, despite concerns from some members of Congress and reports which show unresolved patient safety issues.  “Implementing a new electronic health record... Read More

2022-05-03 23:15:15
by Dan McCue
Biden Nominates Two to Serve on Nuclear Regulatory Commission

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated two westerners to fill vacancies at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, again signaling... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated two westerners to fill vacancies at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, again signaling that nuclear power is very much on his mind as he moves the nation toward a post-fossil fuel future. The... Read More

2022-05-03 14:41:40
by Dan McCue
What They’re Saying About the Supreme Court Leak and the Draft Decision

WASHINGTON — The story hit like a lightning bolt shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday night: a draft opinion leaked to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The story hit like a lightning bolt shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday night: a draft opinion leaked to Politico indicated that in a preliminary vote on a Mississippi abortion case, the Supreme Court had voted to overturn Roe... Read More

2022-04-29 20:36:18
by Dan McCue
Democrat Expert Offers Her Perspective on Redistricting and What it Portends for 2022

WASHINGTON — Last week, The Well News spoke with Adam Kincaid, president and executive director of the National Republican Redistricting... Read More

WASHINGTON — Last week, The Well News spoke with Adam Kincaid, president and executive director of the National Republican Redistricting Trust, to get his take on how the decennial redistricting process has gone, where things stand now, and the long... Read More

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

2022-04-22 13:07:23
by Reece Nations
DC Trump Hotel Will Be Waldorf Astoria by End of April

WASHINGTON — Control of the Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C., will be sold to Miami-based investment firm CGI... Read More

WASHINGTON — Control of the Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C., will be sold to Miami-based investment firm CGI Merchant Group by the end of April when it will become a Hilton-affiliated hotel. The historic building is currently 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

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