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2021-01-26 20:24:03
by Tom Ramstack
Biden’s Buy American Order Gets Mixed Industry Reaction

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden’s executive order Monday to boost American manufacturing is receiving a warm welcome from some major... Read More

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden’s executive order Monday to boost American manufacturing is receiving a warm welcome from some major industry associations but words of caution from U.S. trade partners. The order requires federal agencies to purchase more of their... Read More

2021-01-26 20:19:14
by Reece Nations
Monmouth Poll Finds Majority Support Trump Impeachment, Voter Fraud Beliefs Persist

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Polling data from Monmouth University found that 56% of Americans approve of the House of... Read More

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Polling data from Monmouth University found that 56% of Americans approve of the House of Representatives impeaching former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting a violent mob to storm the United States Capitol. ... Read More

2021-01-22 21:03:04
by Dan McCue
Census Estimates Show Population Decline in 16 States

WASHINGTON - New Census Bureau estimates show 16 states saw population declines last year as the nation experienced its slowest... Read More

WASHINGTON - New Census Bureau estimates show 16 states saw population declines last year as the nation experienced its slowest overall growth since the Great Depression, a new Pew Charitable Trusts analysis shows. According to the analysis, which first appeared... Read More

2021-01-22 20:50:33
by Dan McCue
USPS Says it Delivered More than 136 Million Ballots During the 2020 Election Cycle

WASHINGTON - More than 136 million ballots passed through U.S. Postal Service facilities and were delivered to state election officials... Read More

WASHINGTON - More than 136 million ballots passed through U.S. Postal Service facilities and were delivered to state election officials during the 2020 election cycle, a new report from the USPS says. The data includes mail-in ballots sent in by... Read More

2021-01-22 16:40:21
by Dan McCue
Capitol Police Push Back on Reports National Guard 'Banished' to Parking Garage

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol Police on Friday pushed back at multiple media reports that the agency had banished National... Read More

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol Police on Friday pushed back at multiple media reports that the agency had banished National Guard troops to nearby parking garages following the Biden inauguration. According to Politico, thousands of National Guardsmen were allowed back... Read More

2021-01-14 18:55:40
by Dan McCue
We The Pizza, Others Providing Comfort Food to National Guard Protecting Capitol

WASHINGTON - The boxes were recognizable to anyone who has spent a little time on Capitol Hill. Even from a... Read More

WASHINGTON - The boxes were recognizable to anyone who has spent a little time on Capitol Hill. Even from a distance, the white circle and black star emblazoned on the box inspired mouth-watering visions of sauce and melted cheese to... Read More

2021-01-13 22:02:42
by Tom Ramstack
New Metal Detectors at House Chamber Entrances Rankle Gun-toting Member

WASHINGTON -- A new policy requiring members of Congress to pass through metal detectors to search for weapons created a... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A new policy requiring members of Congress to pass through metal detectors to search for weapons created a controversy Tuesday evening only hours after the House sergeant at arms announced it. The policy is a reaction to rioting... Read More

2021-01-13 20:59:09
by Reece Nations
Telecommute Taxation: States Take Sides Over Out-of-State Income Tax Dispute

CONCORD, N.H. — A collection of 14 states have now signed amicus briefs backing New Hampshire in the state’s appeal... Read More

CONCORD, N.H. — A collection of 14 states have now signed amicus briefs backing New Hampshire in the state’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether jurisdictions may tax the income of remote workers who cannot commute to... Read More

2021-01-12 19:32:32
by Reece Nations
Majority of House Republicans Backed Objections to Electoral College Results

WASHINGTON — Over half of the Republican House caucus last week voted to object to certifying the results of either... Read More

WASHINGTON — Over half of the Republican House caucus last week voted to object to certifying the results of either Arizona, Pennsylvania, or both state’s electoral college results. Although both chambers of Congress would go on to certify the Electoral... Read More

2021-01-08 15:38:52
by Tom Ramstack
Rioters at Capitol Face Long-Term Prosecutions As Police in Washington Pledge to Pursue Them

WASHINGTON -- Washington’s mayor and the FBI are pledging to track down and prosecute any protesters who broke the law... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Washington’s mayor and the FBI are pledging to track down and prosecute any protesters who broke the law during the riot at the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday. They are posting photos and videos from the mob violence on... Read More

2021-01-06 23:49:25
by TWN Staff
Protesters Loyal to Trump Storm Capitol, Disrupting Electoral College Certification

WASHINGTON - Protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon, forcing lawmakers, staff and journalists into... Read More

WASHINGTON - Protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon, forcing lawmakers, staff and journalists into hiding, and stunning the world in the process. One woman was confirmed to have been shot and killed on the... Read More

2021-01-05 22:29:55
by Dan McCue
Hoyer: PAYGO Exemptions to be Decided on Case by Case Basis

WASHINGTON - When the House on Monday adopted its rules package for the 117th Congress with a 217-206, party-line vote,... Read More

WASHINGTON - When the House on Monday adopted its rules package for the 117th Congress with a 217-206, party-line vote, Democratic House leaders knew there would be lingering controversies. As they individually filed out of the Capitol, Republican members complained... Read More

2020-12-23 17:05:15
by Dan McCue
Foundation Opens Door to ‘Whole Different World’ for Children with Ultra Rare Diseases

WASHINGTON - It began as a story no new parent wants to tell. "I always say that the day my... Read More

WASHINGTON - It began as a story no new parent wants to tell. "I always say that the day my daughter was born was the happiest day of my life, because that was the only day I didn't worry about... Read More

2020-12-22 18:54:57
by Dan McCue
House Democrats Unveil Committee Assignments for 117th Congress

WASHINGTON - While most eyes on Capitol Hill this past week have been on developments related to the coronavirus relief... Read More

WASHINGTON - While most eyes on Capitol Hill this past week have been on developments related to the coronavirus relief package and the omnibus federal spending bill, there have been a number of other things going on. Among these were... Read More

2020-12-04 15:12:31
by Sara Wilkerson
Third Way Hosts First Installment of Virtual "Wine with Wonks" Series

WASHINGTON – Third Way, a Washington D.C.- based think tank, launched its inaugural “Wine with Wonks” virtual series this week... Read More

WASHINGTON – Third Way, a Washington D.C.- based think tank, launched its inaugural “Wine with Wonks” virtual series this week that features scholars from its ACADEMIX Upshot series in an effort to promote their research and explore various education topics... Read More

2020-12-02 19:23:24
by Dan McCue
House Releases 2021 Legislative Calendar

WASHINGTON - The first session of the 117th Congress will convene at noon on a Sunday in January and have... Read More

WASHINGTON - The first session of the 117th Congress will convene at noon on a Sunday in January and have an extra-long August recess, according to the House calendar released by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Wednesday. And of course,... Read More

2020-12-01 21:55:49
by Tom Ramstack
Former Cybersecurity Official Mulls Lawsuit Against Trump Attorney

WASHINGTON -- A former Trump administration head of cybersecurity is considering legal action against a lawyer for the president who... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A former Trump administration head of cybersecurity is considering legal action against a lawyer for the president who said Monday he should be executed. The dispute arose from President Donald Trump’s allegations of voter fraud during the presidential... Read More

2020-12-01 21:06:19
by Dan McCue
Incoming House Freshman Class Staffs Up

Now into their second week of freshman orientation, incoming members of Congress are beginning to pick up the pace of... Read More

Now into their second week of freshman orientation, incoming members of Congress are beginning to pick up the pace of building their staff for the 117th Congress. Each member-elect can access funds to officially hire one staffer for the interim... Read More

2020-11-24 21:33:37
by Dan McCue
The Trump Election Lawsuit Chronicles

WASHINGTON - Getting a formal concession, finally, might all come down to this. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of appeals... Read More

WASHINGTON - Getting a formal concession, finally, might all come down to this. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of appeals on Monday granted a request from President Donald Trump's campaign to consider, on an expedited basis, an appeal of a... Read More

2020-11-24 21:03:19
by Dan McCue
National Solar Observatory Predicts Large Sunspot for Thanksgiving

BOULDER, Colo. - A giant sunspot is expected to traverse the Earth-facing side of the Sun by Thanksgiving, according to... Read More

BOULDER, Colo. - A giant sunspot is expected to traverse the Earth-facing side of the Sun by Thanksgiving, according to scientists at the National Science Foundation's National Solar Observatory. They based their prediction, first made on Nov. 18, on a... Read More

2020-11-24 15:45:40
by Sean Trambley
Illinois Congressional Delegation Opposes Effort to End Food Stamp Program at Senior Living Facilities

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill., along with U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.,... Read More

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill., along with U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., led the bipartisan Illinois Congressional delegation in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture... Read More

2020-11-17 16:40:05
by Reece Nations
Elevator Mechanics Hold Out Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Of all the classes of workers who have come to be highlighted as “essential” during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, one... Read More

Of all the classes of workers who have come to be highlighted as “essential” during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, one group that is often, unfairly overlooked are those who keep the infrastructure of high rise offices and residential buildings functioning... Read More

2020-11-10 21:06:31
by Dan McCue
America Will Likely Have to Wait for Biden Cabinet Picks

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden wasted no time in assembling the new coronavirus task force he unveiled Monday, but it... Read More

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden wasted no time in assembling the new coronavirus task force he unveiled Monday, but it will likely be early December before the majority of Americans learn who the new president has picked for his cabinet.... Read More

2020-11-05 22:10:36
by Sean Trambley
New Government Run Health Insurance Option Could Be More Expensive Than Initial Projections, Study Shows

WASHINGTON -- With Congress considering significant health care reforms, including creating a government-run health insurance plan called the public option,... Read More

WASHINGTON -- With Congress considering significant health care reforms, including creating a government-run health insurance plan called the public option, a new study shows that it could be significantly more expensive than previously estimated. The study, released by Lanhee J.... Read More

2020-10-27 20:25:00
by Dan McCue
Ads Distort Gordon's Military Service

This is an installment of an ongoing series of political advertising fact checks during the 2020 campaign. If you would... Read More

This is an installment of an ongoing series of political advertising fact checks during the 2020 campaign. If you would like to submit an advertisement for consideration, please email a link to editors@thewellnews.com. A pair of advertisements, one funded by... Read More

2020-10-27 13:13:56
by Sean Trambley
Corporate Pro Bono Initiatives Deliver Legal Aid to Those Who Need It Most

When Gwen Boyd-Willis was released from a Georgia women’s prison after a four-month sentence for fraudulently using an ATM card... Read More

When Gwen Boyd-Willis was released from a Georgia women’s prison after a four-month sentence for fraudulently using an ATM card left in a machine, she faced new barriers to gaining employment and becoming a productive member of society. Candid with... Read More

2020-10-24 15:35:50
by Dan McCue
Georgia's Tilt Toward Blue an Ominous Specter for GOP Heading into Election

President Donald Trump was in his element. Standing before more than 1,000 supporters who had jammed a large hanger facility... Read More

President Donald Trump was in his element. Standing before more than 1,000 supporters who had jammed a large hanger facility at Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon, Ga., he promised a "red wave" would crush Democrats in November. He had... Read More

2020-10-23 15:56:23
by Kate Michael
Dr. Birx Calls For Mandatory COVID Testing and ‘Sentinel Surveillance’

WASHINGTON — Dr. Deborah Birx, response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, made an appearance at the National... Read More

WASHINGTON — Dr. Deborah Birx, response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, made an appearance at the National Association of Counties’ Virtual Policy Summit to explain her current prioritization of developing a critical understanding of virus spread on... Read More

2020-10-16 21:26:08
by Dan McCue
In Final Push, Biden Builds Bridge to Business Community

WASHINGTON - With less than 20 days to go until Election Day 2020, the Biden campaign is engaging in a... Read More

WASHINGTON - With less than 20 days to go until Election Day 2020, the Biden campaign is engaging in a full-throttled effort to reach out to small business owners across the country. The goal is both to enlist them as... Read More

2020-10-16 15:40:54
by Dan McCue
National Native American Veterans Memorial to Open Near Capitol Hill Nov. 11

WASHINGTON - Right now, it's just a hub of activity behind a construction area awning at the foot of Capitol... Read More

WASHINGTON - Right now, it's just a hub of activity behind a construction area awning at the foot of Capitol Hill, but come Nov. 11 the site, on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian, will be... Read More

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