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GOP Congressman Steve King May Lose His Seat at the Hands of His Own Party
Elections
GOP Congressman Steve King May Lose His Seat at the Hands of His Own Party

AMES, Iowa — Rep. Steve King is among the most conservative members of Congress, and he represents a district so red that Donald Trump won it by 27 percentage points in 2016. Yet the nine-term congressman is at risk of... Read More

States Lose Some Clean Water Act Authority Under New EPA Rule
Environment
States Lose Some Clean Water Act Authority Under New EPA Rule

WASHINGTON — States have less say in issuing Clean Water Act permits under an EPA rule finalized Monday as the Trump administration and conservative lawmakers seek to speed energy projects. The rule limits the scope of environmental reviews that states... Read More

‘There’s No Handbook for This’: Tuesday’s Election in Missouri to Test Voter Safety in Pandemic
State News
‘There’s No Handbook for This’: Tuesday’s Election in Missouri to Test Voter Safety in Pandemic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The day before he buried his wife, Orville Amos limped into the Kansas City Election Board’s office to vote absentee. For 25 years, the 75-year-old Navy veteran was first in line at his precinct’s polling place... Read More

Democrats Requested Pennsylvania Mail Ballots at Higher Rates Than Republicans in Every County
State News
Democrats Requested Pennsylvania Mail Ballots at Higher Rates Than Republicans in Every County

PHILADELPHIA — Elections officials expected a flood of requests for mail ballots this year. What they got requires Noah to build an ark. Nearly 18 times as many Pennsylvanians have requested mail ballots this year as in the 2016 primary,... Read More

Trump Calls for ‘Law and Order,’ Threatens to Deploy Troops to Major Cities
In The News
Trump Calls for ‘Law and Order,’ Threatens to Deploy Troops to Major Cities

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, declaring himself a “president of law and order,” threatened Monday to deploy “thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers” to American cities, claiming governors and local officials have “failed... Read More

Restaurant Rich Charleston Offers Clues to Post-Pandemic Future of Industry
Business
Restaurant Rich Charleston Offers Clues to Post-Pandemic Future of Industry
2020-06-01 18:23:49
by Dan McCue

CHARLESTON, S.C. - It wasn't exactly a typical Friday night in what could arguably be described as the "foodie district" of Charleston, South Carolina. But it was something of a barometer of how restaurants are fighting to come back from... Read More

Bucolic Southern City Erupts In Aftermath of George Floyd Killing
In The News
Bucolic Southern City Erupts In Aftermath of George Floyd Killing
2020-06-01 12:59:35
by Dan McCue

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A day of peaceful protests in one of the South's most bucolic cities turned violent Saturday night as angry crowds smashed storefronts, battled police and engaged in clashes with business owners trying to protect their property. The... Read More

Trump’s Comments Aren’t Helping, Say Mayors of Atlanta, D.C.
In The News
Trump’s Comments Aren’t Helping, Say Mayors of Atlanta, D.C.

President Donald Trump’s recent comments on fallout from the death of a black Minnesota man in police custody have hurt more than helped, said the mayor of two cities rocked by violent protests this weekend. Trump tweeted on Saturday that... Read More

As Primary Approaches, South Carolina Republicans Vows to Return Congressional District to the GOP
Primaries
As Primary Approaches, South Carolina Republicans Vows to Return Congressional District to the GOP
2020-05-29 18:32:00
by Dan McCue

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The theme of the contest is most succinctly spelled out on the campaign signs that have appeared this week in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, like so many clumps of blooming Black-Eyed Susans. "Take Back the Lowcountry,"... Read More

State Legislatures Are Increasingly Looking To Take The Lead On Immigration
Immigration
State Legislatures Are Increasingly Looking To Take The Lead On Immigration
2020-05-29 15:01:51
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - In the past decade, many U.S. states have faced labor shortages that have placed a financial strain on local businesses and economies.  With fewer skilled immigrants entering the country and young people losing interest in blue-collar jobs, key... Read More

RNC Safety Proposal for Charlotte Convention Makes No Mention of Masks, Distancing
Political News
RNC Safety Proposal for Charlotte Convention Makes No Mention of Masks, Distancing
2020-05-29 14:45:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A letter outlining the Republican National Committee's coronavirus safety plan for its upcoming presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, includes several medical checks, but makes no mention of either wearing masks or requirements for social distancing. The... Read More

National Press Club, SPJ Condemn Arrest of CNN Crew, Live, On Air in Minneapolis
In The News
National Press Club, SPJ Condemn Arrest of CNN Crew, Live, On Air in Minneapolis
2020-05-29 14:35:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists strongly condemned the early morning arrests on Friday of a CNN correspondent and his production team, as they were covering ongoing protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota, over the death... Read More

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