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Republicans Push Back on Democrats’ DC Statehood Bill
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Republicans Push Back on Democrats’ DC Statehood Bill

WASHINGTON — Republican senators came out swinging Wednesday against a bill passed in the House last week that would make the District of Columbia the 51st state. “From a South Carolina point of view, this is a very bad deal,”... Read More

Hickenlooper to Take on Gardner in Colorado Senate Race
2020 Elections
Hickenlooper to Take on Gardner in Colorado Senate Race

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper easily dispatched a challenge from the left and will take on Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in one of Democrats’ best Senate pickup opportunities this year. Hickenlooper was leading former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff 59%... Read More

In Kentucky, Will it Be Booker or McGrath to Face McConnell?
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In Kentucky, Will it Be Booker or McGrath to Face McConnell?

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The wait for Kentucky’s primary election results will be over at 6 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, but key races might be called by lunchtime. Kentucky election officials have spent the last week counting ballots in an election... Read More

Alabama Asks Supreme Court to Review COVID-19 Election Ruling
Elections
Alabama Asks Supreme Court to Review COVID-19 Election Ruling

WASHINGTON — Alabama officials asked the Supreme Court to step into the debate over how to conduct election laws in the midst of a national health crisis, in a legal dispute over absentee ballot requirements in three of the state’s... Read More

Florida’s Coronavirus Outbreak Complicates GOP Convention, Trump’s Reelection Bid
2020 Elections
Florida’s Coronavirus Outbreak Complicates GOP Convention, Trump’s Reelection Bid

MIAMI — When Vice President Mike Pence, the head of the White House coronavirus task force, returns to Florida Thursday, he’ll find a much different situation than when he last visited in late May. Florida at the time was reopening... Read More

Local Health Departments Face the Threat of Budget Cuts During Pandemic
Health
Local Health Departments Face the Threat of Budget Cuts During Pandemic
2020-06-29 15:57:52
by Jacob Pederson

The economic fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak is worsening the strain on city and county health departments that have been tasked with doing more with less resources since the 2008 recession, an updated report from the National Association of County... Read More

It’s Official, Mississippi Passes Bill to Retire State Flag With Confederate Symbol
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It’s Official, Mississippi Passes Bill to Retire State Flag With Confederate Symbol

BILOXI, Miss. — The Mississippi Senate joined the House on Sunday in a historic vote to take down the 1894 state flag with its Confederate battle emblem and ask Mississippi voters to approve a new flag in November. House Bill... Read More

Supreme Court Declines to Force Texas Officials to Expand Mail-In Voting
Political News
Supreme Court Declines to Force Texas Officials to Expand Mail-In Voting
2020-06-26 22:07:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday evening decline to force Texas officials to offer mail-in ballots to all voters in the state because of the threat posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The court's order is the latest development... Read More

Hickenlooper Holding On To Double Digit Lead In Colorado’s US Senate Primary
2020 Elections
Hickenlooper Holding On To Double Digit Lead In Colorado’s US Senate Primary
2020-06-26 21:14:26
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - New polling shows former Governor John Hickenlooper taking a dominant lead over Andrew Romanoff in Colorado’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, just days before voters cast their ballots on June 30. In a survey published on Thursday by... Read More

House Adopts Bill to Make DC 51st State; Senate GOP Opposes
Congress
House Adopts Bill to Make DC 51st State; Senate GOP Opposes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, saying Congress has both the moral obligation and constitutional authority to ensure that the city's 700,000 residents are allowed full voting... Read More

New Coronavirus Spike Alarms Republicans, But Not Trump
Health
New Coronavirus Spike Alarms Republicans, But Not Trump

WASHINGTON — The final Thursday in June saw jobless claims top 1 million for a 14th straight week and a frightening spike in coronavirus infections across the Sun Belt, compelling a growing number of Republican governors and members of Congress... Read More

Trump Administration Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down ObamaCare
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Trump Administration Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down ObamaCare
2020-06-26 13:19:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court Thursday night, arguing the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down by the Justices. Overturning the Affordable Care Act would take away health coverage for about... Read More

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