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Trump Plans Major Health Care Speech in September, Conway Says Health
Trump Plans Major Health Care Speech in September, Conway Says

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to introduce an “elaborate” plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system in a major September speech, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Wednesday. The plan is expected to include proposals to reduce drug... Read More

Nearly 3 in 10 Philadelphians Know Someone Who’s Died From Opioid Use, Survey Finds Uncategorized
Nearly 3 in 10 Philadelphians Know Someone Who’s Died From Opioid Use, Survey Finds

PHILADELPHIA — In a stark illustration of the depths of Philadelphia’s opioid crisis, a new survey of city residents found that nearly a third — 29% — know someone who has died from opioid use. The survey, conducted by the... Read More

Engel Blasts Administration Freeze of Foreign Aid Funding In The News
Engel Blasts Administration Freeze of Foreign Aid Funding
2019-08-08 13:09:18
by Dan McCue

The Trump administration's decision to put a temporary hold on the majority of congressionally approved foreign aid funds, drew a sharp rebuke from the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Wednesday. “This Administration's contempt for Congress is astounding,”... Read More

L.A. County Supervisors Adopt Ambitious Regional Sustainability Plan State News
L.A. County Supervisors Adopt Ambitious Regional Sustainability Plan
2019-08-07 21:13:15
by TWN Staff

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously adopted the Our County Sustainability Plan, which they are calling “the most comprehensive regional approach to sustainability ever issued by a county in the United States.” The plan was drafted... Read More

Hood Prevails in Mississippi's Democratic Primary for Governor; GOP Runoff Looms State News
Hood Prevails in Mississippi's Democratic Primary for Governor; GOP Runoff Looms
2019-08-07 20:26:23
by Dan McCue

Jim Hood, Mississippi's four-term attorney general, beat seven rivals Tuesday night to become the Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor, while on the Republican side, second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves faces a runoff in three weeks against former state Supreme Court... Read More

New Dems Climate Change Task Force Releases Principles for U.S. Climate Policy Climate
New Dems Climate Change Task Force Releases Principles for U.S. Climate Policy
2019-08-07 20:12:46
by Dan McCue

The New Democrat Coalition on Wednesday released a statement of principles aimed at reasserting the United States’ role as a global leader in addressing climate change. A statement outlining the principles says they are intended to combat climate change “with... Read More

Trump Faces Cool Reception In Planned Visits to Cities Hit By Mass Shootings In The News
Trump Faces Cool Reception In Planned Visits to Cities Hit By Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump will seek to console the grief-stricken residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday — a presidential duty he’s never quite mastered and that is made harder by local reluctance about his visit. The... Read More

Houlahan, Balderson Lead Bipartisan Effort to Bolster Grants To Spark Small Business Innovation Business
Houlahan, Balderson Lead Bipartisan Effort to Bolster Grants To Spark Small Business Innovation
2019-08-06 21:25:55
by Sean Trambley

Freshman Representative Chrissy Houlahan, D-Penn., was joined by Representative Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, to introduce bipartisan and bicameral legislation to enhance commercialization services for federally funded research and development.  Introduced in the House on July 18, H.R. 3839, the Research Advancing... Read More

Trump Campaign Sues California Over Tax Return Release Ballot Requirement Litigation
Trump Campaign Sues California Over Tax Return Release Ballot Requirement
2019-08-06 20:34:14
by Dan McCue

The Trump campaign and the Republican Party sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to run in the state’s primary. "Today we have taken decisive action in federal court challenging California’s... Read More

Blue Dogs Back Legislation to Combat Domestic Terrorism Threats Guns
Blue Dogs Back Legislation to Combat Domestic Terrorism Threats
2019-08-06 20:27:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats announced its endorsement Tuesday of H.R. 1931, Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2019, a bill aimed at... Read More

Voting by Phone Is Easy. But Is It Secure? Voting
Voting by Phone Is Easy. But Is It Secure?

WASHINGTON — For the first time in a presidential election, voters in two upcoming Democratic caucuses will be able to vote using their phones. The Democratic Party announced in July that Iowans and Nevadans in February will be able to... Read More

Jon Huntsman, Trump's Ambassador to Russia, Resigns Diplomacy
Jon Huntsman, Trump's Ambassador to Russia, Resigns
2019-08-06 20:13:03
by Dan McCue

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, turned in his letter of resignation Monday, telling President Donald Trump that after two years in Moscow, its “time to reconnect with our growing family and responsibilities at home.” “American citizenship is a privilege... Read More

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