Loading...
As McCarthy Battles On, Scalise Lays Out Opening Weeks of 118th Congress
Congress
As McCarthy Battles On, Scalise Lays Out Opening Weeks of 118th Congress
2023-01-02 16:08:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The first two weeks of a Republican-controlled House of Representatives will feature a hard tilt to the right with lawmakers voting on a number of messaging bills sure to make no headway in a Senate controlled by the... Read More

Postal Service
Democrats Defeat Congressional Resolution Seeking Information on Postal Investigations
2022-12-07 00:05:40
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A House committee defeated a proposal Tuesday that could have brought reprisal against the U.S. Postal Service for allegedly investigating gun rights advocates and other conservative groups in another struggle over constitutional liberties. This time the dispute centers... Read More

Political News
Biden Urges Democrats to Dramatically Alter Early Primary Calendar
2022-12-02 14:40:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has asked the leaders of the Democratic National Committee to dispense with decades of tradition and make South Carolina the nation’s first primary state. The proposal, which was sent in a letter to party officials... Read More

Congress
Hakeem Jeffries Elected to Lead House Democrats Into the Future
2022-11-30 21:00:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sixty-one years after President John F. Kennedy famously declared during his inaugural address that “the torch has been passed” to a new generation, that process was renewed again on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, as House Democrats unanimously elected... Read More

Congress
Jeffries Announces Bid to Be Top Democrat in the House
2022-11-18 18:24:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., made it official Friday morning, formally announcing his bid to replace outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as the head of the party next year. Though it was no secret Jeffries would seek the... Read More

2022 Elections
Midterm Elections, Hawaiian Style
2022-11-07 22:56:21
by Eden Metzger

OAHU, Hawaii — Unlike in Iowa, Pennsylvania or any one of a number of other states critical to the outcome of the 2022 midterm elections, campaign signs sit beneath swaying palm trees as voters turn out to cast their ballot... Read More

2022 Elections
Six Governors Races to Watch on Tuesday
2022-11-07 13:41:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — For months talk of the 2022 midterms has centered on who will control the House and Senate, and how the outcome will shape the remainder of President Joe Biden’s current term in office. The focus was no different... Read More

Political News
Democrats See Winning Back Rural Vote as Doable Post-Midterms
2022-10-18 18:57:17
by Dan McCue

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The roar resounded through the Riverview building of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on the banks of the Potomac River. There was no air of threat about it, but one could imagine any number... Read More

In The News
Joe Mondello, Longtime NY GOP Powerbroker, Dies at 84
2022-08-02 18:01:26
by Dan McCue

LEVITTOWN, N.Y. – Joe Mondello, the longtime leader of the Nassau County Republican Party in New York and a sometimes feared, often admired political powerbroker on the national stage, has died. The chairman, as many called him over the years,... Read More

Sports
GOP Romps in 10-0 Shellacking of Dems at Nationals Park
2022-07-29 15:14:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It is one of D.C.’s most wholesome and much needed traditions, even if on occasion it becomes a slightly rain-soaked, lopsided affair. In the end, the Republicans defeated the Democrats by a score of 10-0 in the Congressional... Read More

Redistricting
New York’s State of Mind: BAM! BANG! KRUNCH! KAPOW!
2022-05-19 18:37:20
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — It wasn’t supposed to be this way. In reliably blue New York State, where more than 53% of registered voters identify as Democrats, a newly drawn district map was supposed to serve as a bulwark against Republicans... Read More

Redistricting
New York’s Highest Court Tosses Congressional District Map
2022-04-27 20:27:38
by Dan McCue

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s highest court ruled Wednesday that Democrats who oversaw the state’s redistricting process violated the state constitution and turned a blind eye to the will of the voters when they drew new congressional and state Senate... Read More

Supreme Court
Senate Hearings Begin on Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court
2022-03-21 18:38:20
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Confirmation hearings opened in the U.S. Senate Monday for Ketanji Brown Jackson with Democrats commending the first Black female nominee to the Supreme Court but Republicans seeking assurances she would avoid being too activist. Democratic senators mentioned her... Read More

Supreme Court
Democratic Senators Support Biden in Quest for Supreme Court Nominee
2022-02-11 21:44:18
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is signaling he plans to push ahead with his nomination this month of the first Black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court even as a survey released Friday shows most Americans do not share his... Read More

U.S. Senate
Sen. Ben Ray Luján Recovering From Stroke in Albuquerque
2022-02-01 23:02:35
by Dan McCue

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sen. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a stroke while visiting his home state last week. Luján began experiencing dizziness and fatigue early last Thursday morning and checked himself into... Read More

Antitrust
Congressional Democrats Raised Concerns Over WarnerMedia/Discovery Merger
2021-12-06 20:37:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House and Senate Democrats on Monday raised their objections to the pending $43 billion merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery, arguing it will hurt the Hollywood jobs market and squelch diversity in the entertainment workforce. In a letter sent... Read More

In The States
Rural Candidates Reckon with Mainstream Messaging
2021-11-29 14:40:59
by Reece Nations

SAN ANTONIO — Although much of the state’s social and political fabric has changed since the last Texas Democrat won a statewide office in 1994, the party has repeatedly failed to capitalize through its messaging on Republicans’ miscues. Now, with... Read More

Congress
'A Time of Intensity' Ahead, As Budget Committee Advances Spending Bill
2021-09-26 13:34:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Budget Committee voted 20-17 on Saturday in favor of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, effectively setting up a vote in the full House on the sweeping package in a matter of days. One Democrat, Rep.... Read More

Congress
House Passes Spending Bill and Debt Limit Increase
2021-09-22 10:22:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Democrats on Tuesday Night approved legislation to keep the government funded through early December and lift the debt ceiling -- the limit on federal borrowing -- through the end of 2022. The bill passed, 220 to 211,... Read More

Political News
Senate Democrats Introduce Pared Down Voting Rights Bill, Vote Likely Next Week
2021-09-14 19:50:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats introduced a pared down version of the House voting rights bill Tuesday, and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer indicated he likely will bring it to a vote in the chamber as early next week. After introducing... Read More

In The States
Democrats Sue As Texas Governor Signs Controversial Election Bill Into Law
2021-09-07 18:23:59
by Dan McCue

AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. Gregg Abbott had barely finished signing his name to a sweeping overhaul of his state’s election rules Tuesday, when a Democratic election lawyer announced he’d filed a lawsuit to prevent the new procedures from taking effect.... Read More

In The States
Democrats Set to OK New Legislative Maps Over Criticism

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Democrats on Tuesday are expected to approve new legislative boundaries over objections from Republicans and some community groups that the process was unnecessarily rushed and maps drawn behind closed doors to keep Democrats in power.  Tuesday's... Read More

Congress
Budget Clash Pits Moderate Democrats Against Biden, Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outnumbered and with their party's most powerful leaders arrayed against them, nine moderate Democrats trying to upend plans for enacting President Joe Biden's multitrillion-dollar domestic program face a House showdown. All the rebellious group must do to... Read More

In The States
Texas Lawmakers Overcome Roadblock On Bill Restricting Voting Rights
2021-08-20 20:19:05
by Tom Ramstack

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Legislature is on track to pass another controversial state law restricting the right to vote after breaking a deadlock caused by Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C. to prevent enactment. The Democrats were trying to... Read More

In The States
Illinois GOP Claims Census Data Proves New Maps Illegal
2021-08-19 19:43:30
by Dan McCue

Republicans in the Illinois General Assembly say newly released census numbers reveal the legislative maps that Democrats pushed to complete in the spring are unconstitutional. The Census Bureau released the data Thursday, Aug. 12, months later than usual, due to... Read More

Elections
Bustos Compiles Advice for Defending House Majority in 2022
2021-08-15 12:28:17
by Dan McCue

Rep. Cheri Bustos, the Illinois Democrat who led her party’s House campaign arm in the 2020 cycle, has some advice for swing-district Democrats on how they can win in communities that tilted for former President Donald Trump the last two... Read More

U.S. Senate
Top Dem Sees Tough Pathway for $3.5 Trillion Social, Climate Plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after clinching an initial budget victory, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer conceded Wednesday that Democrats face a tough pathway to delivering a package surging $3.5 trillion into family, health and environment programs to President Joe Biden's... Read More

Political News
Dems Renew Push on Elections Bill That GOP Vows to Block

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are renewing their push to enact their marquee voting bill, pledging to make it the first order of business when the Senate returns in the fall even though they don't have a clear strategy for overcoming... Read More

Political News
Democrats Get Arrested to Protest Deadlock in Congress on Voting Rights
2021-08-09 21:32:27
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A growing list of Democrats in Congress appear to be trying to get arrested outside the U.S. Supreme Court to demonstrate their opposition to legislative action they say would suppress the right to vote.  The latest was Rep.... Read More

In The States
The Long, 'Surreal' Days of the Runaway Texas Legislators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheltered in a downtown D.C. hotel, the Democratic lawmakers who left Texas to block a restrictive voting bill are living a life of stress and scrutiny.  After bolting  the state Monday in order to sabotage the bill... Read More

1 2 3 4 5 6
Straight From The Well