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GOP Bill Seeks to Stop Alleged Social Media Censorship
2023-01-12 21:38:49
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — House Republicans put more pressure on social media companies Thursday by introducing a bill that would block the Biden administration from trying to remove certain kinds of information from their websites. Republicans who introduced the bill said they... Read More

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

White House
White House Offers Up Thanksgiving ‘Talking Points’ to Get Through Thursday’s Dinner
2022-11-23 17:17:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Elon Musk may have invited former President Donald Trump back to Twitter, but it’s the Biden administration that is taking full advantage of the social media platform for some pre-holiday messaging. In a Tweet posted shortly after 9... 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

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

Climate
Climate Change Not Just Another 'Culture War Issue’
2022-07-23 16:40:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —The summer of 2022 has shaped up to be a season of discontent for those who consider themselves climate activists and fans of the environment. It began three weeks ago, when a majority of justices in the U.S. Supreme... Read More

Political News
GOP Poised to Select Milwaukee as 2024 Convention Site
2022-07-16 20:28:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A site selection panel has selected Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the host city for the 2024 Republican National Convention. The panel’s pick isn’t the final word, however, as the full RNC must approve the selection committee’s choice at its... Read More

Jan. 6
Federal Judge Tosses Out RNC Bid to Block Select Committee Subpoena 
2022-05-02 20:36:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has tossed out a Republican National Committee bid to block a subpoena to a third-party vendor from the select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol by angry supporters of then-President... Read More

Redistricting
GOP Expert Offers His Perspective on Redistricting and What it Portends for 2022
2022-04-22 21:57:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With just two states, New Hampshire and Missouri, left to finalize congressional district maps ahead of the 2022 midterms, attention is now shifting to primary contests and the inevitable litigation that the decennially-drawn maps inspire. On Friday, The... Read More

Redistricting
Florida Legislature Advances Congressional District Map Proposed by DeSantis
2022-04-21 17:49:08
by Dan McCue

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday voted to advance a redistricting plan proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis that will likely place the state’s representation on Capitol Hill further into the Republican column while eliminating a district... Read More

Political News
Republican Senators Urge Biden Administration to Ramp Up Oil and Gas Production
2022-03-23 23:39:57
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Republican senators took the podium during a press conference on Wednesday to call on the Biden administration to increase domestic oil and gas production to stifle rising gas prices. The conference featured remarks from Sens. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho,... Read More

Supreme Court
Supreme Court Sides With Republicans in Wisconsin Redistricting Case
2022-03-23 18:45:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Wisconsin Supreme Court erred in not sufficiently considering the actual requirements of the Voting Rights Act when it imposed a map drawn by Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers over other proposals, the U.S. Supreme Court said on... Read More

Redistricting
GOP Appeal Seeks to Curb State Court Power Over US House Map

North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to curtail state courts' powers to intervene in the drawing of congressional districts as part of an ongoing battle over electoral maps. The renewed effort is not expected to... Read More

Redistricting
Pennsylvania Republicans Ask Supreme Court to Toss CD Map
2022-03-01 21:56:42
by TWN Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Republicans have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state court-approved congressional map, arguing a Democrat-controlled state supreme court exceeded its authority by imposing its own choice of map without the legislature's approval. In an... Read More

Media
Republican Lawmakers Bar Journalists from Statehouse Floors

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican lawmakers in several states are scaling back access to government business, extending pandemic-era rules that restrict when journalists can report from the floors of state legislative chambers and, in effect, making it easier to... Read More

Immigration
Biden Administration Defends Migrant Expulsion Policy in Court
2022-01-21 15:51:26
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration defended its use of a controversial migrant expulsion policy in court on Wednesday despite criticism from immigrant advocates and attorneys. Public health authority Title 42 was invoked by the Trump administration at the onset of... Read More

Political News
Schumer Says Vote on Quashing Filibuster Could Come by Jan. 17
2022-01-03 19:12:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a letter to the Senate Democratic Caucus released Monday that if Republicans continue to block sweeping voting rights legislation currently stalled in the chamber, a vote on amending or doing away... Read More

Political News
Republican States Defy Biden’s Vaccine Mandate
2021-11-05 23:01:41
by Tom Ramstack

ST. LOUIS — Traditional Republican states showed their opposition to the Biden administration’s announcement Thursday of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate by filing lawsuits to oppose it only a day later. The mandate orders companies with at least 100 employees to... Read More

In The States
GOP-led States See Texas Law as Model to Restrict Abortions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Republican states that have passed increasingly tough abortion restrictions only to see them blocked by the federal courts have a new template in an unusually written Texas law that represents the most far-reaching curb on... Read More

In The States
After Voters Embraced Mail Ballots, GOP States Tighten Rules

A monthslong campaign by the Republican Party, fueled in part by the false narrative of widespread fraud in last year's presidential election, has led to a wave of new voting laws that will tighten access to the ballot for millions... Read More

Congress
Pelosi Says 'Deadly Serious' Jan. 6 Probe to Go Without GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unfazed by Republican threats of a boycott, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will take on its "deadly serious" work whether Republicans participate or not.  The Republicans' House... Read More

2022 Elections
Republicans Point to Inflation in Bid to Retake Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices have whizzed past $3 per gallon in much of the nation. The cost of used cars and new furniture, airline tickets, department store blouses, ground beef and a Chipotle burrito are on the rise, too. ... Read More

Infrastructure
White House Pulls Plug on Capito Infrastructure Talks
2021-06-09 14:11:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden walked away from negotiations over an infrastructure bill with a group of Republicans led by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R- W. Va., and now hopes to strike a deal with a separate, bipartisan group of... Read More

In The States
Texas GOP to Revive Voting Bill, Democrats Plot Next Move

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans pressed ahead with their push for tougher election laws Tuesday, vowing to ensure Democrats' weekend victory over one of the most restrictive voting measures in the country would only be temporary.  GOP Gov. Greg... Read More

Infrastructure
White House Trims Infrastructure Proposal In $1.7 Trillion Counter Offer to Republicans
2021-05-21 19:22:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - White House officials trying to strike a bipartisan deal on the President Biden's massive infrastructure plan made a counteroffer on Friday to Republican senators that trimmed the cost of the package by about $600 billion. The latest offer... Read More

Infrastructure
White House, GOP Infrastructure Talks Reaching Key Stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations between the White House and Republican senators over President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion  infrastructure plan are reaching a crucial stage before more talks Friday after the latest offer from GOP lawmakers left some dismay in the... Read More

Congress
Republicans Rebel Against Mask Requirement in House Chamber

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are rebelling against the requirement that they wear a mask on the House floor, stoking tensions with majority Democrats who are refusing to change the rules following updated guidance from federal health officials. Minority Leader Kevin... Read More

Congress
Scrum of Challengers Awaits Cheney After House GOP Ouster

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — For pro-Trump Republicans, removing Rep. Liz Cheney from House GOP leadership was relatively easy. Booting her from office will be another matter. The rush to punish Cheney for her criticism of former President Donald Trump and... Read More

Congress
Agreement Eludes Senators On Election Reform Proposal
2021-05-12 20:33:53
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee tried Tuesday to amend a bill before sending it off to a final vote that would set national standards for elections. It made little headway in reaching agreement in a sharply divided Senate Rules and... Read More

Congress
Democrats Press for Broader Voter Access as GOP Resists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in the U.S. Senate mounted an aggressive case against Democrats' sweeping election and voter-access legislation, pushing to roll back proposals for automatic registration, 24-hour ballot drop boxes and other changes in an increasingly charged national debate.... Read More

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