Congressman seeks new election if outcome is not overturned

Politics 11/28/18, 16:55

Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin is asking a federal judge to order a new election if he declines to invalidate Maine's new voting system and declare Poliquin the winner. Judge Lance Walker declined to stop the ballot-counting process in which Democrat Jared Golden was declared the winner in the nation's first ...

Ex-Rep. Ed Pastor, Arizona’s 1st Hispanic congressman, dies

Politics 11/28/18, 14:42

Former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, who championed liberal causes as Arizona's first Hispanic member of Congress, died after suffering a heart attack, his family said Wednesday. He was 75. Pastor, a Democrat, served 23 years in Congress until deciding in 2014 against running for re-election. Pastor won a 1991 special election for ...

Update: NY Rep. Hakeem Jeffries new Dem caucus chairman

Politics 11/28/18, 14:18

The Latest on the House Democrats' leadership elections (all times local): 2:10 p.m. House Democrats have elected Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York as their caucus chairman. Lawmakers are elevating the 48-year-old member of the Congressional Black Caucus as a new generation of leaders pushes to the forefront. The tight race was tight, with ...

10 Things to Know for Today

U.S. 11/27/18, 05:48

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MUELLER ACCUSES MANAFORT OF BREAKING PLEA AGREEMENT BY LYING The extraordinary allegation could expose Trump's former campaign chairman to a lengthier prison sentence — and potentially more criminal charges. 2. MISSISSIPPI VOTERS TO CAST HISTORIC ...

Memos to Nobody: Inside the work of a neglected fed agency

U.S. 11/24/18, 09:16

Mark Robbins gets to work at 8:15 each morning and unlocks the door to his office suite. He switches on the lights and the TV news, brews a pot of coffee and pulls out the first files of the day to review. For the next eight hours or so, he reads ...

The path forward on health reform for Conservatives

News 11/14/18, 03:01

Last week’s election results show that health care is still a top concern for many Americans. Members of Congress must now decide how to move forward. Their task: providing a coherent answer to our national anxiety over health care. Americans care, immensely, about health care. A Washington Post study found that ...

Meet the 8 New Members of the Senate

Politics 11/09/18, 04:26

While Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s elections, the GOP likely strengthened its Senate majority by three seats, to gain a 54-seat majority. One race, in Mississippi, won’t be decided until Nov. 27, as incumbent Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, appointed in April, is set to face Democrat Mike ...

The Space Force Is Coming. Here’s Why the US Needs It.

Politics 11/08/18, 23:01

One of the issues that will face the new Congress is the creation of a new military service: the U.S. Space Force. Recently, Vice President Mike Pence chaired the fourth meeting of the National Space Council. The council is comprised of key elements of the U.S. government that are involved with ...

Voting officials under scrutiny amid heavy election turnout

Politics 11/06/18, 03:01

Federal and state officials have been working for nearly two years to shore up the nation's election infrastructure from cyberattacks by Russians or others seeking to disrupt the voting process. It turns out that many of the problems are closer to home. Early voting leading up to Tuesday's midterm election have revealed ...

Newsom faces newcomer Cox in California governor race

California 11/06/18, 02:13

A Democratic heavyweight faces a Republican businessman who's never held elected office in Tuesday's race for California governor, which will determine the future of the state's aggressive resistance to President Donald Trump. Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is strongly favored over Republican John Cox in s state where the GOP has ...

Indicted Republican’s race to test partisanship in Trump era

California 11/06/18, 02:02

The race in Southern California's most Republican congressional district Tuesday will test the strength of partisanship as GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter tries to overcome the stigma of facing federal corruption charges. Former Obama White House aide Ammar Campa-Najjar was largely unknown in the district east of San Diego until Hunter and ...

Voting officials under scrutiny amid heavy election turnout

Politics 11/06/18, 02:00

Federal and state officials have been working for nearly two years to shore up the nation's election infrastructure from cyberattacks by Russians or others seeking to disrupt the voting process. It turns out that many of the problems are closer to home. Early voting leading up to Tuesday's midterm election revealed a ...

Jittery investors await outcome of midterm elections

Business 11/05/18, 14:03

The midterm elections are certain to have implications for Wall Street, regardless of how they shape the balance of power in Congress. That's because in every scenario there could be winners and losers in key sectors of the market, including banking, pharmaceuticals, companies that would benefit from government infrastructure projects and ...

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