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Torres Small Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Address Rural Doctor Shortages Health
Torres Small Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Address Rural Doctor Shortages
2019-03-22 22:07:59
by Dan McCue

Last week, Representative Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., introduced The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019 (H.R. 1763), which she and her bipartisan cosponsors say will take definitive steps toward reducing nationwide physician shortages, with an emphasis in rural areas. The bill... Read More

Replacing The Electoral College Won't Be Easy And Will Require Lots of Soul-Searching Elections
Replacing The Electoral College Won't Be Easy And Will Require Lots of Soul-Searching
2019-03-22 21:40:22
by Dan McCue

This week Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made the biggest splash of her nascent presidential campaign by suggesting during a CNN town hall in Mississippi that the Electoral College should be retired and replaced by a popular-vote system that would ensure... Read More

United States Posted Largest-Ever Monthly Budget Deficit in February Economy
United States Posted Largest-Ever Monthly Budget Deficit in February
2019-03-22 21:31:58
by Dan McCue

The federal government posted its biggest monthly budget deficit ever in February as a sharp decline in corporate revenue coincided with increased spending, the Treasury Department announced Friday. The budget gap widened to $234 billion in February, compared with a... Read More

A Merit-Based System Might Not Be The Answer to America’s Immigration Woes Immigration
A Merit-Based System Might Not Be The Answer to America’s Immigration Woes
2019-03-22 21:25:29
by HJ Mai

The history of the United States is inextricably linked to immigration, but creating a legislative framework that balances economic need with national security concerns appears to be an insurmountable challenge for today’s lawmakers. President Donald Trump has been very clear... Read More

Gig Economy Workers Gain Security, but at What Cost? Technology
Gig Economy Workers Gain Security, but at What Cost?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It started with installing some red and green LED lights. Then came the disco balls, neon eyeglasses and a gold Bluetooth karaoke microphone. Daniel Flannery had transformed the car he drives for Uber and Lyft into a... Read More

Iowa Is Shaking Things Up, and the Ripples May Reach All the Way to the White House Elections
Iowa Is Shaking Things Up, and the Ripples May Reach All the Way to the White House

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa, that land of corn and political dreams, is planning big changes to its caucus system, and right about now you may be asking: What is a caucus and why should I care? The answer is... Read More

EPA Adviser Is Promoting Harmful Ideas, Scientists Say Health
EPA Adviser Is Promoting Harmful Ideas, Scientists Say

The Trump administration’s reliance on industry-funded environmental specialists is again coming under fire, this time by researchers who say that Louis Anthony “Tony” Cox Jr., who leads a key Environmental Protection Agency advisory board on air pollution, is a “fringe”... Read More

Trump Courts US Jews, Boosts Netanyahu With Call to Recognize Golan Heights as Part of Israel White House
Trump Courts US Jews, Boosts Netanyahu With Call to Recognize Golan Heights as Part of Israel

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump forcefully interjected himself into Israeli politics Thursday, recognizing the Golan Heights as the country’s territory in a bid to secure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election next month — and perhaps his own a year later.... Read More

Trump Might Limit States’ Say in Offshore Drilling Plan Energy
Trump Might Limit States’ Say in Offshore Drilling Plan

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump proposed opening nearly the entire U.S. coastline to more offshore oil and gas drilling, the backlash from states seeking exemptions was swift. Governors, Republican and Democratic, and state legislatures up and down the Atlantic... Read More

Marine Corps Commandant Says Deploying Troops to the Border Poses ‘Unacceptable Risk’ National Security
Marine Corps Commandant Says Deploying Troops to the Border Poses ‘Unacceptable Risk’

WASHINGTON — The commandant of the Marines has warned the Pentagon that deployments to the southwest border and funding transfers under the president’s emergency declaration, among other unexpected demands, have posed “unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency.”... Read More

NOAA Says US Should Brace For Historic, Widespread Flooding Environment
NOAA Says US Should Brace For Historic, Widespread Flooding
2019-03-21 23:34:41
by Dan McCue

Nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states face the prospect of unprecedented major flooding over the next several weeks, U.S. weather officials said Thursday. The dire forecast is the focal point of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s latest spring... Read More

Trump Trade Disputes Curbing Taste For American Whiskey Trade
Trump Trade Disputes Curbing Taste For American Whiskey
2019-03-21 23:31:39
by Dan McCue

The Trump administration's various trade disputes have caused a slump in American whiskey sales abroad, the Distilled Spirits Council said on Thursday. In a new report the industry group said whiskey exports were robust in the first half of 2018,... Read More

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