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House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report Political News
House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report
2019-05-08 23:03:58
by Dan McCue

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt on Wednesday evening, capping a day of escalating tensions between the White House and Capitol Hill. The committee's 24-16 vote is technically a vote to... Read More

New York Senate OKs Giving US House Access to Trump's State Tax Returns Political News
New York Senate OKs Giving US House Access to Trump's State Tax Returns
2019-05-08 20:57:07
by Dan McCue

New York State's Democrat-controlled Senate Wednesday easily approved a bill that would allow three congressional committees to review President Donald Trump's state tax returns. The vote was 39-21. The bill, which now must be approved by New York's Democrat-controlled Assembly,... Read More

Ex-Police Officer Who Killed Black Motorist During Traffic Stop Appeals Conviction to Supreme Court In The News
Ex-Police Officer Who Killed Black Motorist During Traffic Stop Appeals Conviction to Supreme Court
2019-05-08 20:52:28
by Dan McCue

A former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for killing a black motorist who fled a traffic stop four years ago, has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Michael Slager pleaded... Read More

NewDEAL Members Join Colorado Leaders to Launch National Climate Initiative Climate
NewDEAL Members Join Colorado Leaders to Launch National Climate Initiative
2019-05-07 23:03:07
by Dan McCue

More than 40 of the nation's most innovative state and local officials gathered in Denver Monday to launch a national climate change initiative aimed at driving the policy agenda to address climate change. The NewDEAL Forum Climate Change Policy Group... Read More

In South Carolina, Governments, Employers and Schools Forge Strategy to Deal with Traffic Issues Transportation
In South Carolina, Governments, Employers and Schools Forge Strategy to Deal with Traffic Issues
2019-05-07 21:19:33
by Dan McCue

After years of economic development success, traffic congestion has become a critical challenge for the three-county region comprising the Charleston, South Carolina metropolitan area. Every morning, hundreds of thousands of commuters head off to work on local roads ill-suited to... Read More

Mueller Findings Raise Election Hacking Fears in States Elections
Mueller Findings Raise Election Hacking Fears in States

WASHINGTON — Tucked into the 448-page report from special counsel Robert Mueller were four paragraphs about major breaches into state and local election systems. Mueller’s description of Russian interference designed to help the Trump campaign was a reminder of how... Read More

Toxic Water in California Prisons: Sickening Inmates and Costing Taxpayers Millions California
Toxic Water in California Prisons: Sickening Inmates and Costing Taxpayers Millions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An inmate’s death in Stockton from Legionnaires’ disease marks the third time in four years the rare form of pneumonia has struck California’s state prisons — and has laid bare a history of contamination and other problems... Read More

Oregon Denies Permit to Controversial Natural Gas Project Energy
Oregon Denies Permit to Controversial Natural Gas Project
2019-05-07 13:22:21
by Dan McCue

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality denied a key permit Monday to a controversial liquefied natural gas export terminal and its feeder pipeline, a move that cheered project opponents who argued the Trump administration is moving too fast when it... Read More

US Says It Will Raise Tariffs, Accusing China of Reneging on Vows Trade
US Says It Will Raise Tariffs, Accusing China of Reneging on Vows

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s top trade negotiator said the U.S. plans to raise tariffs on Chinese goods on Friday, accusing Beijing of backpedaling on commitments it made during negotiations. Still, the trade talks will continue and a Chinese delegation... Read More

World Markets Shaken By Renewed Trump Tariff Threats for China Trade
World Markets Shaken By Renewed Trump Tariff Threats for China
2019-05-06 18:49:52
by Dan McCue

Securities markets around the world swooned Monday after President Donald Trump threatened to dramatically increase tariffs on Chinese imports at a time when many believed the 10-month old trade war between the U.S. and China was coming to an end.... Read More

Sanctions on Iran Are Biting, But the Goal Is Elusive Iran
Sanctions on Iran Are Biting, But the Goal Is Elusive

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his aides say the outcome of their confrontation with Iran is already clear: They’re winning. Iran has fallen into a deep recession; its economy may shrink 6% this year. Inflation is heading toward 40%,... Read More

Pompeo Sees Path Forward With North Korea Despite Weapons Launch North Korea
Pompeo Sees Path Forward With North Korea Despite Weapons Launch

WASHINGTON — The U.S. still sees a path toward negotiating a deal with Kim Jong Un to give up North Korea’s nuclear weapons even though he may have launched a missile over the weekend, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said.... Read More

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