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Prospects Ever Fainter for Bipartisan Policing Overhaul Deal
Law Enforcement
Prospects Ever Fainter for Bipartisan Policing Overhaul Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects seem increasingly faint for a bipartisan Senate deal on overhauling policing practices as deadlocked lawmakers have fled the Capitol for August recess and political pressure for an accord eases with each passing week. Bargainers insist they're... Read More

Political News
Democrats Assail Filibuster As They Push for Voting Rights Legislation
2021-08-04 20:56:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a dozen U.S. Senators -- all of them Democrats -- made the short walk from the Capitol to the green near the Robert Taft Memorial on Tuesday to join scores of state legislators in calling for passage... Read More

Marijuana
Senators: Its Time to Consider Ending Federal Prohibition on Cannabis
2021-07-14 20:06:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. announced Wednesday he would join Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.Y. and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., in bringing forward legislation to end the federal prohibition on cannabis. The trio of senators was set to unveil... Read More

In The News
‘Juneteenth National Independence Day Act’ Would Make June 19 Federal Holiday
2020-06-19 18:38:02
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON - New legislation would commemorate June 19 as a federal holiday 155 years after Major Gen. Gordon Granger issued the order signifying the end of slavery in the United States. In accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1865 Granger... Read More

2020 Elections
Sen. Cory Booker Drops Out of Presidential Race
2020-01-13 17:01:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Cory Booker announced Monday that he is dropping out of the presidential race, just three weeks before the Iowa caucus. In a message to supporters, Booker cited fundraising struggles and his failure to make the debate stage,... Read More

2020 Elections
Democratic Debate Ends With Clashes Over Race and Political Leadership

ATLANTA — Democratic presidential hopefuls clashed on the debate stage Wednesday night over issues of race and political leadership as front-runners were challenged on their ability to rebuild the diverse coalition that elected President Barack Obama. As the race for... Read More

2020 Elections
Warren, Sanders Top Third-Quarter Fundraising, Biden Comes in Fourth in Money Haul
2019-10-04 20:38:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., raised $24.6 million over the past three months, relying largely on a massive small donor operation. The senator's haul, announced on Friday, is just less than the $25.3 million her chief liberal rival, Vermont... Read More

2020 Elections
Booker Sees Surge In Donations After Suggesting Campaign's End Is Near
2019-09-23 19:27:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Cory Booker's presidential campaign raised just over a half million dollars in two days after the candidate suggested his run for the White House could be over by the end of the month. Campaigning in Iowa over... Read More

Immigration
Majority of Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders
2019-09-05 20:49:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - When it comes to opposition talking points, the myth that Democrats advocate for "open borders" is both the most preposterous -- and persistent -- assertion of the still-young 2020 campaign season. Even Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a self-described... Read More

Spotlight
'Medicare for All' Divides Democratic Presidential Field: Not Everyone Agrees It Is the Solution
2019-09-03 14:57:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In 2018, centrist Democrats flipped 38 seats previously held by Republicans in part because they vowed to protect the Affordable Care Act against the GOP's repeated attempts to dismantle it. Many expected a repeat heading into the 2020... Read More

Civil Rights
Tensions High During Committee Hearing On Reparations for African Americans
2019-06-21 20:38:13
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - A House Judiciary subcommittee held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on whether the federal government should consider compensating the descendants of slaves in the United States. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, who became the... Read More

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