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Minnesota GOP Leaves Trump Challengers Off Primary Ballot
State News
Minnesota GOP Leaves Trump Challengers Off Primary Ballot

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will be the only choice on the ballot in Minnesota’s Republican presidential primary, even though he is not the only candidate running. That’s at the direction of the Republican Party of Minnesota. Its chairwoman, Jennifer... Read More

Ohio Supreme Court Again Refuses to Hear Appeal of Abortion Clinic Closure
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Ohio Supreme Court Again Refuses to Hear Appeal of Abortion Clinic Closure

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to reconsider its decision rejecting an appeal from a Dayton-area abortion clinic ordered closed by state health officials. The justices voted 4-3 on Aug. 21 not to review the case, with... Read More

Running for Office as a Working Parent Could Become Easier
Elections
Running for Office as a Working Parent Could Become Easier
2019-10-30 14:20:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday approved a bill that explicitly allows campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses, making it easier for working parents to run for elected office. Introduced in March by Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., the bill... Read More

Two Thirds of Big Cities Predict Recession, Midwest in Fiscal Decline, Report Says
Opinion Polls
Two Thirds of Big Cities Predict Recession, Midwest in Fiscal Decline, Report Says
2019-10-29 21:08:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Two in three finance officers in large U.S. cities believe the nation will slip into a recession as soon as next year, testing their resiliency after years of sustained growth, a new report from the National League of... Read More

Blue Dogs Call on Appropriations Leaders to Provide Robust Funding to States for Election Security
Elections
Blue Dogs Call on Appropriations Leaders to Provide Robust Funding to States for Election Security
2019-10-29 18:41:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of national security-minded Democrats called on the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on Tuesday to provide "robust" funding to a federal commission that partners with states to protect their election infrastructure.... Read More

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Alabama's Near-Total Abortion Ban
State News
Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Alabama's Near-Total Abortion Ban
2019-10-29 17:12:41
by Dan McCue

A federal judge blocked an Alabama abortion ban Tuesday that would have made the procedure a felony at any stage of pregnancy in almost all cases. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, who was appointed to the bench by President Jimmy... Read More

Lawsuit Claiming Voter Suppression in North Carolina
State News
Lawsuit Claiming Voter Suppression in North Carolina
2019-10-29 17:05:28
by Dan McCue

The Republican supermajority in the North Carolina legislature unlawfully banned early voting on the last Saturday before Election Day to suppress the black and Democratic vote, a lawsuit filed Tuesday claims. The plaintiffs in the case, the North Carolina Democratic... Read More

Counties Form Working Group to Support Accurate Count in Census 2020
Census
Counties Form Working Group to Support Accurate Count in Census 2020
2019-10-29 14:16:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With billions of dollars in federal funding potentially hanging in the balance, the nation's counties are determined to play an active role in ensuring the 2020 Census reflects their full populations. Toward that end, the National Association of... Read More

Special Elections for Elijah Cummings’ Seat Set
Congress
Special Elections for Elijah Cummings’ Seat Set

BALTIMORE — Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced that a special primary election for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat representing Maryland’s 7th Congressional District would be held Feb. 4, with a special general election April 28. The announcement kicks... Read More

Katie Hill’s Exit Shakes Up Competitive Race in Southern California
Political News
Katie Hill’s Exit Shakes Up Competitive Race in Southern California

WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Katie Hill’s decision to resign amid allegations of an improper relationship with her staffer has upended the battle to control a competitive district in Southern California. Republicans believe they can win the 25th District back, especially... Read More

North Carolina Court Halts Use of Current Congressional Map for 2020
State News
North Carolina Court Halts Use of Current Congressional Map for 2020

WASHINGTON — A three-judge panel in North Carolina has ordered the state not to use the current congressional districts for the 2020 elections while the lawsuit against them proceeds. The preliminary injunction could delay the state’s March congressional primaries, setting... Read More

Oregon GOP Rep. Greg Walden Not Running for Reelection
Political News
Oregon GOP Rep. Greg Walden Not Running for Reelection

WASHINGTON — Oregon GOP Rep. Greg Walden announced Monday that he is not running for reelection, media reports said. Walden is the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and chaired the National Republican Congressional Committee during the... Read More

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