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2020-01-08 21:27:15
by Dan McCue
Debt in Developing Economies Growing at Fastest Pace in 50 Years

WASHINGTON - Debt in emerging and developing countries climbed to a record $55 trillion in 2018, the result of an... Read More

WASHINGTON - Debt in emerging and developing countries climbed to a record $55 trillion in 2018, the result of an eight-year surge that has been the largest and fastest in nearly 50 years, a study by the World Bank says.... Read More

2020-01-07 22:19:19
by Dan McCue
Voters Remain Deeply Concerned about Fiscal Irresponsibility in Washington

WASHINGTON - Voters remain deeply concerned about Washington's wanton ways when it comes to spending and want leaders to take... Read More

WASHINGTON - Voters remain deeply concerned about Washington's wanton ways when it comes to spending and want leaders to take corrective action, a new survey by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds. The survey was conducted in December, just as... Read More

2020-01-07 21:09:32
by Dan McCue
Good Government Panel Scores Victory On Constituent Communications

WASHINGTON - New updates to the official House communications rules and procedures include several improvements endorsed by the Select Committee... Read More

WASHINGTON - New updates to the official House communications rules and procedures include several improvements endorsed by the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress last month. The updates, which went into effect on Tuesday, include: Name Change - The... Read More

2020-01-07 17:49:46
by Dan McCue
Dems, GOP Bank On Early, Sustained Push to Secure Victory In Battleground State of Michigan

Let's face it, for all the attention paid the early caucus and primary states, no one seriously expects the voters... Read More

Let's face it, for all the attention paid the early caucus and primary states, no one seriously expects the voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina to have the final say on who is ultimately chosen to be... Read More

2020-01-06 20:05:09
by Dan McCue
Chief Justice Says Each Generation Owes the Next a 'Fully Functioning' Government

WASHINGTON - Chief Justice John Roberts issued his year-end report on the judiciary last week, coming closer than ever to... Read More

WASHINGTON - Chief Justice John Roberts issued his year-end report on the judiciary last week, coming closer than ever to publicly commenting on the partisan divide that has gripped the federal government. "Each generation has an obligation to pass on... Read More

2020-01-04 00:17:41
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Plans for Financial Damage Caused by Ignoring Climate Change

WASHINGTON -- Environmentalists and a South Carolina mayor warned Congress recently that climate change will take an increasing toll on... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Environmentalists and a South Carolina mayor warned Congress recently that climate change will take an increasing toll on the lives and finances of Americans if the federal government does not act soon. They discussed how greenhouse gas emissions... Read More

2020-01-04 00:11:18
by Tom Ramstack
Soldiers’ Families Sue Companies That Allegedly Paid Taliban for Protection

WASHINGTON - The families of 143 U.S. soldiers and government contractors sued a group of multinational corporations last week in... Read More

WASHINGTON - The families of 143 U.S. soldiers and government contractors sued a group of multinational corporations last week in Washington, D.C. accusing them of indirectly funding the Taliban insurgents who killed and injured their relatives. In the complaint, filed... Read More

2019-12-20 21:26:41
by Dan McCue
New Study Reveals the Most Dangerous Roads to Travel This Holiday Season

If among your wishes this holiday season is that you arrive safe and sound at your destination, it would probably... Read More

If among your wishes this holiday season is that you arrive safe and sound at your destination, it would probably be a good idea to avoid complex and confusing highway interchanges. At least, that is what is suggested by a... Read More

2019-12-17 21:53:24
by Tom Ramstack
Bill to Modify State Tax Deduction Splits Opinions During House Hearing

WASHINGTON -- A congressional committee took a last look at a Democratic proposal to repeal a cap on state and... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A congressional committee took a last look at a Democratic proposal to repeal a cap on state and local taxes before a vote expected in the U.S. House this week. The cap is a $10,000 limit on state... Read More

2019-12-17 21:49:33
by Dan McCue
21st Century Flights Still on 20th Century Time

WASHINGTON - We've all dealt with it, and many of us are about to experience it again as we head... Read More

WASHINGTON - We've all dealt with it, and many of us are about to experience it again as we head home for the holidays. The long flight followed by a breathless sprint across an airport terminal all the while hoping... Read More

2019-12-13 15:06:28
by Dan McCue
Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Push To Block Wild Mustang Capture

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote the House and Senate appropriations panels this week, asking them to withhold... Read More

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote the House and Senate appropriations panels this week, asking them to withhold funding from a new Trump administration proposal to accelerate the capture of 130,000 wild horses across the west in the... Read More

2019-12-13 14:56:52
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs, Republicans Call for Agreement to Fund Government Through End of Fiscal Year

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan coalition of House members sent a letter to House and Senate leadership Thursday calling for an... Read More

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan coalition of House members sent a letter to House and Senate leadership Thursday calling for an agreement that will fully fund the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2020. The letter was signed by... Read More

2019-12-12 15:32:48
by Dan McCue
Horn Seeking to Address Prescription Drug Prices in ‘Smart and Effective’ Ways

WASHINGTON - Rep. Kendra Horn believes it should come as no surprise to anyone that reining in runaway prescription drug... Read More

WASHINGTON - Rep. Kendra Horn believes it should come as no surprise to anyone that reining in runaway prescription drug prices has been a top priority of members of the 116th Congress. "After all, they are something that impacts just... Read More

2019-12-10 22:55:10
by Dan McCue
Experts Decry End of 'Fair and Binding' Trade Rules After US Knee-Caps WTO Court

WASHINGTON — Trade experts told a congressional panel led by Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., on Tuesday that the U.S. businesses... Read More

WASHINGTON — Trade experts told a congressional panel led by Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., on Tuesday that the U.S. businesses and manufacturers will suffer if the decades-old rules-based trading system is allowed to fall by the wayside as the Trump... Read More

2019-12-06 21:39:50
by Dan McCue
House Approves Restoration of Key Provisions of Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act requiring... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act requiring officials in 15 states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process. The bill, H.R. 4, the... Read More

2019-12-06 21:36:54
by Dan McCue
Warren Stand on Private Equity Under Scrutiny at House Hearing

WASHINGTON - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren may score political points with the far left-wing of her party by vowing to... Read More

WASHINGTON - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren may score political points with the far left-wing of her party by vowing to rein in the ills of the private equity industry, but her proposals came under fire at a recent House Financial... Read More

2019-12-06 21:27:21
by Dan McCue
Jeans Brands, Suppliers Urge House to Move Quickly on Approving USMCA

WASHINGTON - Inaction in Congress on USMCA, the proposed new trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada, isn't... Read More

WASHINGTON - Inaction in Congress on USMCA, the proposed new trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada, isn't just a political matter, it's causing real concern for some of the nation's most recognizable brands and the network of... Read More

2019-12-04 22:50:47
by Dan McCue
Cunningham Hit Ground Running When It Came To Tamping Down on Drug Prices

WASHINGTON - In the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Rep. Joe Cunningham's race for Congress quickly became the stuff of local... Read More

WASHINGTON - In the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Rep. Joe Cunningham's race for Congress quickly became the stuff of local legend. Here was a first-time candidate, a Democrat running in a staunchly Republican district, who defeated a well-financed GOP opponent,... Read More

2019-12-03 19:51:51
by Dan McCue
IAVA CEO Butler Takes Up the Fight for a New Generation of Veterans

WASHINGTON - In many ways, Jeremy Butler is the perfect interview subject. It doesn't take much to encourage him to... Read More

WASHINGTON - In many ways, Jeremy Butler is the perfect interview subject. It doesn't take much to encourage him to talk about topics he's passionate about. And as the newly appointed CEO of Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Butler... Read More

2019-11-22 21:37:47
by Dan McCue
McAdams, Fellow Moderate Dems Push for USMCA Floor Vote

WASHINGTON - A quartet of moderate Democrats took to House floor this week to press for a vote on the... Read More

WASHINGTON - A quartet of moderate Democrats took to House floor this week to press for a vote on the USMCA trade deal, despite the stark partisan divide inflamed by the ongoing impeachment inquiry. "I think it's important that the... Read More

2019-11-19 22:29:24
by Dan McCue
Murphy Shines Light On How U.S. Trade Policies Affect U.S. Quality of Life

WASHINGTON - It used to be that when the general public thought of big U.S. policy, it thought of things... Read More

WASHINGTON - It used to be that when the general public thought of big U.S. policy, it thought of things like cold and hot wars, international diplomacy and sweeping changes in civil rights legislation. Trade, if it came to mind... Read More

2019-11-18 18:52:37
by Dan McCue
New Polls Finds 70% of Americans Think Trump Was Wrong to Seek Ukraine Biden Inquiry

WASHINGTON - Seventy percent of Americans think President Donald Trump's request that Ukraine open an investigation into former Vice President... Read More

WASHINGTON - Seventy percent of Americans think President Donald Trump's request that Ukraine open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, his political rival, was wrong, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll. Perhaps worse for the president, 58%... Read More

2019-11-15 22:31:40
by Dan McCue
Ousted Ambassador Tells Impeachment Panel She Felt Threatened When Trump Denounced Her

WASHINGTON - The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, told a House impeachment panel Friday that abruptly being ousted... Read More

WASHINGTON - The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, told a House impeachment panel Friday that abruptly being ousted from her post was a heartbreaking experience that was compounded weeks later when she learned President Donald Trump had bad-mouthed... Read More

2019-11-12 21:13:22
by Dan McCue
Showdown Over DACA Finally Has Its Day Before the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - A president has every right to undo a predecessor's policy he disagrees with, but if he does, he... Read More

WASHINGTON - A president has every right to undo a predecessor's policy he disagrees with, but if he does, he must do it the right way, the U.S. Supreme Court was told by immigrant advocates on Tuesday. That simple contention... Read More

2019-11-08 21:22:32
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Urged to Decide If Electoral College Voters Are Bound to State's Winner

WASHINGTON - In 2016, 10 Electoral College voters challenged the notion they were bound to vote for the winner of... Read More

WASHINGTON - In 2016, 10 Electoral College voters challenged the notion they were bound to vote for the winner of the presidential election in their state and at least tried to vote for somebody else. Seven electors actually cast that... Read More

2019-11-08 13:46:34
by Dan McCue
School Shooters Exhibited Unreported Warning Signs, Secret Service Study Finds

WASHINGTON - Students who have committed deadly school shootings in recent years exhibited worrisome warning signs that went unreported to... Read More

WASHINGTON - Students who have committed deadly school shootings in recent years exhibited worrisome warning signs that went unreported to authorities, a U.S. Secret Service study released Thursday says. The report, "Protecting America's Schools: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of... Read More

2019-11-05 21:22:06
by Dan McCue
In Blow to Trump, Sondland Changes Testimony

WASHINGTON - House investigators released hundreds of pages of testimony from two top diplomats Tuesday, including a bombshell: revised testimony... Read More

WASHINGTON - House investigators released hundreds of pages of testimony from two top diplomats Tuesday, including a bombshell: revised testimony from one of the men in which he admits he told a top Ukrainian official the country likely would not... Read More

2019-11-05 20:46:36
by Dan McCue
Justices Struggle to Solve 'Puzzle' of Ambiguous Immigration Law

WASHINGTON - The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court struggled on Monday to sort out ambiguities in the Immigration and... Read More

WASHINGTON - The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court struggled on Monday to sort out ambiguities in the Immigration and Nationality Act related to when a noncitizen can apply for cancellation of a removal order. The case before the court... Read More

2019-11-01 17:40:51
by Dan McCue
New Report Shows Private Equity's Positive Impact on U.S. Economy

WASHINGTON - Private equity sector is playing a positive role in the U.S. economy, supporting more than 26 million jobs... Read More

WASHINGTON - Private equity sector is playing a positive role in the U.S. economy, supporting more than 26 million jobs while accounting for about 5% of the nation's gross domestic product, according to a new report. The analysis comes from... Read More

2019-10-23 00:47:35
by Sean Trambley
Ending Broadcast TV Blackouts at Center of STELAR Reauthorization

With what seems like an annual tradition, consumers flip on their TV to catch a playoff game or some other... Read More

With what seems like an annual tradition, consumers flip on their TV to catch a playoff game or some other “must see TV” program only to find the station blacked out in the pay TV provider’s lineup because the provider... Read More

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