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Lugging Water Into the Desert for Thirsty Migrants Unites This Couple. Trump Divides Them Immigration
Lugging Water Into the Desert for Thirsty Migrants Unites This Couple. Trump Divides Them

OCOTILLO, Calif. — When news about President Donald Trump flickers across their television, Laura and John Hunter know that one of them needs to leave the room. They’d rather not quarrel about how Trump is handling an issue they both... Read More

Hackers Backed By Iran Targeted Presidential Campaign, Microsoft Says 2020 Elections
Hackers Backed By Iran Targeted Presidential Campaign, Microsoft Says
2019-10-04 18:23:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Hackers backed by the Iranian government have been targeting the email accounts of at least one presidential campaign, current and former federal government officials and journalists covering political campaigns, Microsoft revealed Friday. In a blog post on its... Read More

Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan Spending Transparency Legislation Congress
Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan Spending Transparency Legislation
2019-10-04 18:07:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition on Friday endorsed H.R. 3830, the Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act, a bipartisan bill that would provide Americans with more information on how federal tax dollars are being spent and help eliminate duplicative and wasteful government... Read More

Senate Bill Seeks to End Confusion Over Liability for Hemp Shipments Agriculture
Senate Bill Seeks to End Confusion Over Liability for Hemp Shipments
2019-10-04 17:45:50
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A provision in the Justice Department’s annual funding bill is likely to alter the criminal liability risks for sellers and handlers of cannabis products. Ten states have authorized limited sales of the psychoactive drug for recreation, despite the... Read More

Trump’s EPA to Detail Biofuel Boost After Corn-State Criticism Energy
Trump’s EPA to Detail Biofuel Boost After Corn-State Criticism

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday will announce plans to aid corn-based ethanol and soybean-based biodiesel, capping weeks of deliberations over how to temper a wave of criticism from biofuel advocates in the U.S. Midwest. The Environmental Protection Agency... Read More

Missouri Lawsuit Over Realtor Fees In Home Sales Draws Justice Department’s Interest Litigation
Missouri Lawsuit Over Realtor Fees In Home Sales Draws Justice Department’s Interest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lawyers in the Justice Department’s antitrust division are taking a keen interest in a Missouri class action lawsuit that alleges a conspiracy among national real estate brokers to charge inflated fees, noting in a filing this... Read More

Scottish Whiskey, French Wine and Italian Cheeses Targeted For Tariffs Foreign Affairs
Scottish Whiskey, French Wine and Italian Cheeses Targeted For Tariffs
2019-10-04 15:27:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Scottish whisky, French wine and Italian cheese all could feel the wallop of hefty tariffs now that the World Trade Organization decided it will allow the United States to place tariffs on $7.5 billion of European Union goods.... Read More

Democrats Pan Trump Medicare 'Plan' Saying It Does Nothing for Recipients Political News
Democrats Pan Trump Medicare 'Plan' Saying It Does Nothing for Recipients
2019-10-04 15:23:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump traveled to The Villages, a retirement community of 125,000 residents north of Orlando, to tout a plan to "save" Medicare, but House Democrats quickly panned the president, his plan and his rhetoric. The central theme... Read More

Democratic Polls Show Competitive House Races In Texas Elections
Democratic Polls Show Competitive House Races In Texas

WASHINGTON — A handful of Republican-held House seats in the Texas suburbs represent fertile ground for competitive races in 2020, according to recent Democratic polling. The surveys in six GOP districts, shared first with CQ Roll Call, are a sign... Read More

DHS Advances Plan to Get DNA Samples From Immigrant Detainees Immigration
DHS Advances Plan to Get DNA Samples From Immigrant Detainees

WASHINGTON — Immigration advocates sounded alarm over the Department of Homeland Security’s new proposed rule to collect DNA samples from migrants in government custody, expressing grave concern over long-term privacy implications. “The government doesn’t have a very good track record... Read More

Ex-Leader of North Carolina GOP Admits to Lying to FBI In Corruption Case State News
Ex-Leader of North Carolina GOP Admits to Lying to FBI In Corruption Case

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The former head of North Carolina’s Republican Party formally pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday for his role in one of the state’s biggest political corruption cases. Former GOP Chairman Robin Hayes agreed to plead guilty to... Read More

Democrats May Consider Obstruction Charges Against Trump in Impeachment Probe Impeachment
Democrats May Consider Obstruction Charges Against Trump in Impeachment Probe

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, desperate to undermine a fast-moving impeachment probe, could be adding to his troubles. House Democrats say Trump’s stonewalling and threats to unmask a whistleblower could lead to obstruction charges if articles of impeachment are drafted... Read More

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