No Go for Manchin Show, Senator Opts Out of 2024 White House Run
Political News
No Go for Manchin Show, Senator Opts Out of 2024 White House Run
2024-02-16 20:51:13
by Dan McCue

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will not be running for president in 2024, declaring in a speech at West Virginia University that he has no intention of being “a deal breaker, or, if you will, a spoiler.” “There’s... Read More

Williamson Suspends Quest for Democratic Nomination
Political News
Williamson Suspends Quest for Democratic Nomination
2024-02-09 19:59:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Self-help author Marianne Williamson has suspended her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, leaving Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., as President Biden’s sole challenger for what remains of the primary season. Williamson announced her decision in a lengthy email... Read More

Colorado’s Lamborn Won’t Seek Reelection to Congress
Congress
Colorado’s Lamborn Won’t Seek Reelection to Congress
2024-01-05 20:11:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., a nine-term congressman representing one of the most Republican-friendly districts in the state, said Friday that he won’t run for reelection in 2024. His announcement means that all three seats in Colorado’s congressional delegation... Read More

Former Capitol Police Officer Who Defended Capitol Running for Congress
2024 Elections
Former Capitol Police Officer Who Defended Capitol Running for Congress
2024-01-05 19:55:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, who heroically defended the building against insurrectionist rioters on Jan. 6, 2021, and whose harrowing account of that day riveted the House select committee investigating the siege, is running for Congress.... Read More

Moderate Phillips Launches Primary Bid Against President Biden
2024 Elections
Moderate Phillips Launches Primary Bid Against President Biden
2023-10-27 14:05:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., a centrist Democrat from Minnesota who has long argued that President Biden should not run for reelection due to his age and low poll numbers, has formally launched his campaign to unseat the incumbent... Read More

House GOP Conference Taps Johnson as Fourth Speaker Designee
Political News
House GOP Conference Taps Johnson as Fourth Speaker Designee
2023-10-25 13:29:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A time honored slogan on pizza boxes throughout the northeast and elsewhere in the country is “you’ve tried the rest, now try the best.” And that’s what the House Republican Conference will be asked to do as of... Read More

Speaker Drama in DC Becomes Issue on Presidential Campaign Trail
Congress
Speaker Drama in DC Becomes Issue on Presidential Campaign Trail
2023-10-24 13:36:00
by Dan McCue

IOWA CITY, Iowa — They surely would rather be attacking the Biden administration, talking of their unwavering support for Israel and offering up the policy prescriptions they plan to enact in the White House. But as this year’s slate of... Read More

Scalise Exits Speaker’s Race, Leaving Conference Scrambling After ‘Airing of Grievances’
Congress
Scalise Exits Speaker's Race, Leaving Conference Scrambling After 'Airing of Grievances'
2023-10-13 16:03:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., withdrew from the race to be the next speaker of the House Thursday night, a stunning development that appears to have left his Republican conference in a state of absolute dysfunction. Scalise... Read More

What If Someone Cries ‘Rigged Election’ During the Primaries?
2024 Elections
What If Someone Cries ‘Rigged Election’ During the Primaries?
2023-10-05 13:41:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — It’s admittedly a hypothetical question, but given the divisive rhetoric that has swirled around elections and politics in general since November 2020, it seemed worthwhile to put it to elections officials across the country anyway: Just what would... Read More

Debt Ceiling Talks Reach Impasse as Republicans Balk at Continuing
Political News
Debt Ceiling Talks Reach Impasse as Republicans Balk at Continuing
2023-05-19 18:34:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Frustrated Republicans walked out of debt ceiling talks on Friday, unexpectedly bringing a halt to the critical negotiations just days before the United States faces the first ever default on its financial obligations. “We decided to press pause... Read More

UNC Students Ace Competition on Trustworthy Elections
Education
UNC Students Ace Competition on Trustworthy Elections
2023-05-09 14:30:57
by Dan McCue

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Four student teams from three North Carolina universities recently prevailed where so many others have failed of late — coming up with several “innovative and impactful” and best of all, practicable ideas for how to restore... Read More

What’s Happening on Capitol Hill Tuesday?
Political News
What’s Happening on Capitol Hill Tuesday?
2023-05-09 14:22:20
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — Few days come bigger, few are more anticipated inside the Capital Beltway, than this one. Shortly before 4 p.m. this afternoon, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., will make his way up the macadam drive outside the West Wing,... Read More

What’s Happening Monday on Capitol Hill?
Political News
What’s Happening Monday on Capitol Hill?
2023-05-01 14:07:23
by TWN Staff

This is a district work week for the House, but House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., will be making news today as he delivers an address to the Knesset in Jerusalem, Israel. McCarthy, who is leading a bipartisan delegation of his... Read More

Renewed Bipartisan Effort Aims to Open Banking to Cannabis Industry
Congress
Renewed Bipartisan Effort Aims to Open Banking to Cannabis Industry
2023-04-27 21:53:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Just days after an extraordinary cannabis policy summit in the U.S. Capitol, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has reintroduced a bill aimed at ensuring legal cannabis businesses have access to banking and other financial services. The SAFE Banking... Read More

Capitol Cannabis Summit Seen as Positive Step Toward Legalization
Cannabis
Capitol Cannabis Summit Seen as Positive Step Toward Legalization
2023-04-21 21:24:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Caroline Phillips could not suppress a smile as she walked to the podium. From the moment she reached the microphone on Thursday morning, she really would be presenting to a congressional forum inside the U.S. Capitol for the... Read More

What’s Happening Tuesday On Capitol Hill
Congress
What’s Happening Tuesday On Capitol Hill
2023-04-18 13:49:13
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — A day after unveiling his plan for the debt limit before a roomful of bigwigs at the New York Stock Exchange Institute in New York, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Tuesday will try to sell his fellow... Read More

Sprinkle Seeks FEC Approval for Internet-Based Voter Turnout Platform
Regulation
Sprinkle Seeks FEC Approval for Internet-Based Voter Turnout Platform
2022-06-14 20:02:23
by Natalie McCormick

WASHINGTON — The internet platform Sprinkle sought an advisory opinion Friday from the Federal Election Commission on its business plan to boost young voter turnout by making it easier to connect with candidates who align with their values. Voter turnout... Read More

Missouri Governor Ratifies State’s New Congressional Districts
Redistricting
Missouri Governor Ratifies State’s New Congressional Districts
2022-05-19 13:33:36
by Dan McCue

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed a bill formally revising the boundaries of the state’s eight congressional districts, ending one of the more bitter standoffs of the entire redistricting “season.” "Today, we signed into law... Read More

Cooper Chooses Retirement Over Running in Carved Up District
2022 Elections
Cooper Chooses Retirement Over Running in Carved Up District
2022-01-26 00:27:49
by Dan McCue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., a member of Congress since 1983, on Tuesday became the latest House Democrat to announce he won’t be seeking reelection in 2022. Cooper, a longtime member of the moderate Blue Dog Coalition of... Read More

Mayoral Races Stay Focused on Police Practices, Rising Crime
Cities
Mayoral Races Stay Focused on Police Practices, Rising Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Voters across the U.S. will pick new city leaders Tuesday from candidates who have been largely defined by their stances on police and crime.Those issues came to the forefront in cities big and small after the... Read More

Clyburn Wants ‘Halt’ to Biden Tapping House Democrats for Administration
Political News
Clyburn Wants 'Halt' to Biden Tapping House Democrats for Administration

WASHINGTON — Wary of a narrow majority, one of President-elect Joe Biden's closest allies in Congress isn't sure the Democratic Caucus can afford to see any more House members join the new administration. "I think we better bring that to a halt," Majority Whip James E. Clyburn told reporters... Read More

Trump, Back on Trail, Declares Himself Immune to COVID: ‘I’ll Kiss Everyone in That Audience’
2020 Elections
Trump, Back on Trail, Declares Himself Immune to COVID: ‘I’ll Kiss Everyone in That Audience’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump burst back onto the campaign trail Monday night, delivering an energetic and combative hourlong speech in Central Florida meant to demonstrate his recovery from COVID-19 and resuscitate his faltering reelection campaign. Trump portrayed his illness... Read More

Oklahoma GOP Runoff Will Set Stage for Challenge to Kendra Horn
2020 Elections
Oklahoma GOP Runoff Will Set Stage for Challenge to Kendra Horn
2020-08-25 13:59:59
by Reece Nations

OKLAHOMA CITY – Republican voters in Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District will determine their party’s candidate to face incumbent Democrat Rep. Kendra Horn in Tuesday’s primary runoff election. Horn, the first Democrat to represent the district in over 40 years, will... Read More

Kamala Harris’ Eligibility Is ‘Case Closed,’ Trump Adviser Says
2020 Elections
Kamala Harris’ Eligibility Is ‘Case Closed,’ Trump Adviser Says

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign officials backed away from questioning Kamala Harris’ eligibility for national office, describing the issue as a non-starter and “case closed.” The president raised the matter twice last week in news conferences and offered praise for... Read More

2020 Election Will Be Most Litigated in US History
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2020 Election Will Be Most Litigated in US History

The 2020 election between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden is shaping up to be the most litigated in U.S. history, as changes to balloting prompted by the coronavirus pandemic spur lawsuits that could leave the outcome in suspense for... Read More

Presidential Elections Usually Inspire a Big Jump in Voter Registration. Not in Pa., This Year
2020 Elections
Presidential Elections Usually Inspire a Big Jump in Voter Registration. Not in Pa., This Year

PHILADELPHIA — There was a time when the election was supposed to be the big story of 2020. With all that attention and energy, voter registration numbers would go through the roof. Parties, campaigns and advocacy groups planned to knock... Read More

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