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Federal Debt on Track to Reach 'Unprecedented' Levels, CBO Says Economy
Federal Debt on Track to Reach 'Unprecedented' Levels, CBO Says
2019-06-25 21:04:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The federal debt is on track to reach unprecedented levels in the next 30 years and will rise to 144 percent of the nation's gross domestic product by 2049 if current laws are maintained, the Congressional Budget Office... Read More

Federal Employees’ Lawsuit Reinstated for Data Breach of Personal Information Litigation
Federal Employees’ Lawsuit Reinstated for Data Breach of Personal Information
2019-06-25 20:49:07
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Federal employees will get their day in court after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that their lawsuit over an Office of Personnel Management data breach can be reinstated. A trial court dismissed the lawsuit... Read More

Can Congress Defund Obamacare?  SCOTUS Will Decide In The News
Can Congress Defund Obamacare? SCOTUS Will Decide
2019-06-25 20:45:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It just might be the liveliest few minutes of the day in the Supreme Court press room. Quietly getting up from their desks, the 20 or so reporters who call the high court beat home on a daily... Read More

College Admissions Scandal Mastermind Found Fertile Hunting Grounds in Wealth Management World Education
College Admissions Scandal Mastermind Found Fertile Hunting Grounds in Wealth Management World

LOS ANGELES — The wealthy couple willing to pay him millions lived in Beijing, but William “Rick” Singer needed only to go to Pasadena to find them. Michael Wu, a financial adviser for banking behemoth Morgan Stanley, worked on the... Read More

The 2020 Census Is Coming. Will Native Americans Be Counted? Census
The 2020 Census Is Coming. Will Native Americans Be Counted?

CROWNPOINT, N.M. — Leonard Jones doesn’t remember a survey packet on the porch or a knock on his front door during the last census count. But that doesn’t surprise him — not out here. Only family and close friends make... Read More

Trump States and Rural Areas Grab Bigger Chunk of Transportation Grant Funds Transportation
Trump States and Rural Areas Grab Bigger Chunk of Transportation Grant Funds

WASHINGTON — Twenty-five of the 30 states President Donald Trump won in 2016 have received bigger shares of funding from a federal transportation program that has shifted to favoring rural projects over urban, according to a McClatchy analysis of Department... Read More

Republican State Lawmakers In Oregon Go Missing Ahead of Climate Change Vote State News
Republican State Lawmakers In Oregon Go Missing Ahead of Climate Change Vote
2019-06-24 21:23:39
by Dan McCue

Eleven Senate Republicans in Oregon high-tailed it out of the state capitol of Salem this past week, and the Democratic governor has ordered state police to go and round them up. At issue is a vote on House Bill 2020,... Read More

Supreme Court Weighs In On Property Rights Property rights
Supreme Court Weighs In On Property Rights
2019-06-24 21:13:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that property owners can go directly to federal court with claims that state and local officials are depriving them of the use of their property. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the... Read More

FOIA Doesn't Entitle Newspaper to Private Business Information Supreme Court
FOIA Doesn't Entitle Newspaper to Private Business Information
2019-06-24 21:08:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the media and general public are not entitled to every bit of information a government body collects about private businesses. The underlying case came to the high court from South Dakota... Read More

Trademark Law Restricting 'Scandalous' Speech Found Unconstitutional Supreme Court
Trademark Law Restricting 'Scandalous' Speech Found Unconstitutional
2019-06-24 20:59:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a section of the federal trademark law that prohibited businesses from registering marks that some might see as scandalous or immoral. The ruling is a victory for the fashion brand FUCT, and... Read More

Trump Says He’s Open to Iran Talks Without Preconditions Foreign Affairs
Trump Says He’s Open to Iran Talks Without Preconditions

WASHINGTON — President Trump, who says he made an 11th-hour decision last week to call off a retaliatory military strike against Iran, declared in an interview aired Sunday that war would mean “obliteration” for the Islamic republic. But he also... Read More

Trump Sets Deadline for Asylum Changes, Vows Deportation Raids Immigration
Trump Sets Deadline for Asylum Changes, Vows Deportation Raids

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gave Democrats two weeks to work on immigration reform and stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, but cast doubt on getting action from Congress and vowed to go ahead with a roundup... Read More

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