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COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats’ drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a massive COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to...

 

GOP attacks Dems' $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill from all angles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are attacking the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package as too costly, economically damaging and overtly partisan, an all-angles attempt to derail new President Joe Biden’s top priority as it starts...

 

Yellen: Biden's plan could restore full employment by 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday the country was still in a “deep hole” with millions of lost jobs but that President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief plan could generate enough growth to restore full employment... Full story

 

Dems propose $1,400 payments as part of Biden virus relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on a pivotal House panel on Monday proposed an additional $1,400 in direct payments to individuals as Congress began piecing together a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that largely follows President Joe Biden's pro...

 

Rep. Greene says 'morons' voted to boot her from committees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene lashed out Friday at "morons" in both parties who voted to kick her off her committees, a day after the House meted out the unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she'd earned by spreading...

 

House GOP grapples with Greene, Cheney as it defines itself

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats planned a showdown vote for Thursday over stripping Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments for her endorsement of racist and conspiratorial views, as the chamber's top Republican signaled he...

 

Fury at the shaken Capitol over the attack, security, virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — This time the fury enveloping the Capitol comes not from an insurgent mob but from within. The anger on display is searing — Democrat against Republican; Republican against Republican; legislators of both parties against the...

 

No. 3 House GOP leader backs Trump impeachment as tide grows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition to impeaching President Donald Trump began crumbling at the party's upper echelons on Tuesday as the No. 3 House GOP leader said she would vote to impeach Trump. "There has never been a greater betrayal by a...

 

GOP senators urge Trump to resign; impeachment gains support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators now say Donald Trump should resign and a third says the president should be “very careful” in his remaining days in office as the House prepares to impeach Trump in the wake of deadly riots at the...

 

Parties' late spending on Senate races shows GOP's jeopardy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats are unleashing millions in eleventh-hour spending to contest Senate seats in states that read like a list of reliable GOP strongholds: Alaska. Arizona. Georgia. Iowa. Kansas. Montana. South Carolina. Texa...

 

Republicans see 'grim' Senate map and edge away from Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vulnerable Republicans are increasingly taking careful, but clear, steps to distance themselves from President Donald Trump, one sign of a new wave of GOP anxiety that the president's crisis-to-crisis reelection bid could bring...

 

Dem report: Medicare chief used fed money to bolster image

WASHINGTON (AP) — Private consultants to the federal official who oversees Medicare billed taxpayers almost $6 million in less than two years to bolster her personal image, including efforts to win awards, place her on lists of powerful women and...

 

Chamber of Commerce backs freshmen House Dems, marking shift

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has decided to endorse 23 freshmen House Democrats in this fall's elections, a bipartisanship move by an organization that has long leaned strongly toward Republicans. The country's largest business...

 

GOP's focus on Trump leaves scant room for Congress hopefuls

WASHINGTON (AP) — All national political conventions are ultimately about the presidential candidate. That's especially true at this year's Republican National Convention, where leading speakers demonstrated a single-minded focus on President... Full story

 

House orders broad mask mandates after Gohmert gets virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Capitol officials issued broad new mask requirements Wednesday after a Republican member of Congress tested positive for the coronavirus. The member, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, often shunned wearing masks...

 

Democrats renew health care attacks on GOP as virus builds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are intensifying their attacks on President Donald Trump and his Republican allies over health care, hoping that an issue that helped lift the party during the 2018 midterms will prove even more resonant as the White...

 

With Pompeo out, GOP looks to Rep. Marshall in Kansas race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The passing of Monday's deadline to file to run for Kansas' open Senate seat confirmed that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo won't be a candidate, and a major anti-abortion group threw its support behind Rep. Roger Marshall t...

 

Democrats push $3T coronavirus relief bill toward House OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus response bill toward passage Friday, a measure designed to prop up a U.S. economy in free fall and a health care system overwhelmed by a pandemic that's killed over 86,000...

 

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help...

 

Pelosi urges Democratic unity amid Sanders' campaign surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged party unity amid Bernie Sanders' surge in the presidential race, even as House Democrats worry about a volatile election season that could put a self-described democratic socialist atop the...

 
 By Alan Fram    Regional    December 8, 2019

White House backs emerging deal on consumer health costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House endorsed an emerging bipartisan agreement Monday on legislation aimed at curbing rising health care costs, including taking steps to limit "surprise" medical bills that can plague patients treated in emergency...

 

Trump plows ahead despite fresh signs of trouble in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his supporters insisted on Wednesday that no course correction is needed despite stinging Republican defeats in battleground suburbs and a Democrat on the verge of victory in the governor's race in...

 

Democrats set stage for approval of impeachment ground rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats set the stage Wednesday for certain House approval of the ground rules lawmakers will use when they consider impeaching President Donald Trump as the chamber braced for its first showdown over the inquiry. There was no...

 

Retirement of only black House Republican jars GOP for 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The only black House Republican, a critic of President Donald Trump's, has joined a growing list of GOP lawmakers not seeking reelection next year, jarring the party's efforts to woo minority voters and recapture House control....

 

Top aides leave Dem campaign arm amid diversity complaints

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mass departure of top aides shook the House Democrats' campaign arm Tuesday, an exodus that followed complaints from Hispanic and black lawmakers that the organization's staff lacked diversity and that came amid a war of words...

 

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