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Trump Changes Decades-old US Position on Illegality of Israeli Settlements Foreign Affairs
Trump Changes Decades-old US Position on Illegality of Israeli Settlements

WASHINGTON — Reversing decades of carefully worded U.S. policy, the Trump administration on Monday said that, in its view, Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank do not violate international law. The move could clear the way for Israel’s annexation... Read More

Red-State Stop for Democrats Showcases Bitter Voter-Rights Feuds 2020 Elections
Red-State Stop for Democrats Showcases Bitter Voter-Rights Feuds

WASHINGTON — Democrats hope to put the diverse state of Georgia in play for the first presidential election in decades, but it remains a long shot where the party will have to fight with Republicans over access to ballots and... Read More

Murphy Shines Light On How U.S. Trade Policies Affect U.S. Quality of Life Trade
Murphy Shines Light On How U.S. Trade Policies Affect U.S. Quality of Life
2019-11-19 22:29:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It used to be that when the general public thought of big U.S. policy, it thought of things like cold and hot wars, international diplomacy and sweeping changes in civil rights legislation. Trade, if it came to mind... Read More

Farmers Struggle as Hemp Harvest Winds Down Agriculture
Farmers Struggle as Hemp Harvest Winds Down

PHOENIX, Ore. — Ajit Singh strode across his 16-acre hemp field toward a broken-down harvester. He’d been hoping all day that the mechanic now crouched beside the machine could get it back up and running. It was late October and... Read More

Supreme Court Steps Into Google-Oracle Copyright Fight Agriculture
Supreme Court Steps Into Google-Oracle Copyright Fight
2019-11-18 20:20:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide a long-running copyright dispute between technology giants Oracle and Google. The case stems from Google’s development of its hugely popular Android operating system by using Oracle’s Java programming language. Oracle claims... Read More

Klobuchar Vies With Surging Buttigieg for Iowa Moderates Agriculture
Klobuchar Vies With Surging Buttigieg for Iowa Moderates

There’s a Midwestern Democrat running for president who’s surging in Iowa right now with a plain-spoken appeal and a moderate message of inclusion. Unfortunately for Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar, that candidate is Indiana’s Pete Buttigieg. The mayor of South Bend shot... Read More

Under New Rule, Hospitals Will Have to Share Information on Pricing Agriculture
Under New Rule, Hospitals Will Have to Share Information on Pricing

Hospitals will soon have to share price information they have long kept obscured — including how big a discount they offer cash-paying patients and rates negotiated with insurers — under a rule finalized Friday by the Trump administration. In a... Read More

US-China Trade War Has Put Nearly 1.5 Million At Risk Of Possible Layoffs, Study Shows Trade
US-China Trade War Has Put Nearly 1.5 Million At Risk Of Possible Layoffs, Study Shows
2019-11-18 19:07:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The ongoing trade war between the United States and China has put about 1.46 million Americans at risk of being laid off or consigned to working dramatically reduced hours, a new study shows. Rolled out at a news... Read More

John Bel Edwards Wins Reelection in Louisiana Political News
John Bel Edwards Wins Reelection in Louisiana
2019-11-18 19:05:21
by Dan McCue

Louisiana reelected Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards Saturday, dealing a stunning blow to Republicans who had banked on President Donald Trump's popularity in the conservative state to return the governor's mansion to the GOP. Edwards is the only Democratic governor... Read More

House Votes to Renew Export-Import Bank Charter Over GOP Opposition Trade
House Votes to Renew Export-Import Bank Charter Over GOP Opposition
2019-11-18 18:57:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House voted on Friday to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank, the U.S. agency that provides loans and other help to foreign buyers of U.S. exports, despite opposition from Republican lawmakers. Despite the bank having historically... Read More

New Polls Finds 70% of Americans Think Trump Was Wrong to Seek Ukraine Biden Inquiry Opinion Polls
New Polls Finds 70% of Americans Think Trump Was Wrong to Seek Ukraine Biden Inquiry
2019-11-18 18:52:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Seventy percent of Americans think President Donald Trump's request that Ukraine open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, his political rival, was wrong, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll. Perhaps worse for the president, 58%... Read More

Brindisi Proposal to Increase Women Veterans' Access of VA Services Passes House Veterans
Brindisi Proposal to Increase Women Veterans' Access of VA Services Passes House
2019-11-15 22:36:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A proposal by Rep. Anthony Brindisi that the VA's Women Veterans Call Center be transformed into an online, one-stop-shop for women veterans' benefits has been passed in the House. Brindisi's bill, H.R. 2972, was included in The Deborah... Read More

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