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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign is capitalizing on a fellow Republican’s attack, selling “Cocaine Mitch” shirts on his campaign’s website. The shirts appear to have been hot sellers. The Kentucky Republican’s campaign Twitter account said Wednesday that McConnell was closing in on one of his biggest fund-raising days of… Read More
“I have no misgivings,” said the head of one group. “On election night 2018, I didn’t hear anybody go, ‘Oh jeez, we won! But gosh, wasn’t all that stuff really bad that helped everybody win?’ “
A number of the 2020 Democratic candidates, like their colleagues in Congress, are debating how to hold President Trump accountable for his actions following the release of the Mueller report.
A number of government agencies work closely with the industries they are charged with regulating. The issue surfaced after Boeing’s 737 Max planes had to be grounded by the FAA.
Western towns surrounded by and dependent upon public lands are forced to get creative as federal recreation budgets continue a slow decline. They are boosting local efforts to maintain public access.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is the only Democratic senator who did not co-sponsor an LGBT anti-discrimination bill. 44 Democratic U.S. senators and the two independent senators that caucus with them have signed onto Senate bill 788. The bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon would add LGBT protections to… Read More
The resolution sets up the likely first veto confrontation between Congress and the White House since President Trump took office.
Neither of the bills are considered likely to pass, but they mark the first time the Senate has taken action on the issue this session.
The top U.S. diplomat accused the Obama administration of making crucial errors that worsened a string of crises in the region, from the Arab Spring to ISIS.
A major credit rating agency is warning that a prolonged government shutdown could mean that it will reconsider the nation’s AAA rating. That could lead to higher borrowing costs.
Congressional Democrats want to protect health coverage and protections of the Affordable Care Act. With the Senate in Republican hands, House Democrats will hold hearings and may turn to the courts.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been on shaky political ground for months, but there is no specific plan for his departure. William Barr’s confirmation hearing is next week.
Friday’s meeting came as the partial government shutdown hits the two-week mark. On Thursday, the House passed two funding bills, but President Trump threatened to veto them.
The 116th Congress has 127 female members — 102 of them in the House. That’s far more than the previous record, but it also is far from gender parity.
A significant power shift begins in Washington with Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives. The incoming speaker plans votes on bills to reopen the government and new rules.
The new rules include automatically increasing the debt ceiling when a new budget is passed and setting up a committee on climate change.
With just days left before a Congressional deadline, advocates for black lung treatment are still pushing Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell to secure funding for miners’ benefits. About two dozen people demonstrated Wednesday near McConnell’s regional office in London, Kentucky, carrying placards reading “Black Lung Kills” and singing along with a banjo tune modified for the occasion…. Read More
Even a partial government shutdown would leave some 800,000 government workers without pay over the holidays, although many would remain on the job.