New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who emerged as a progressive standard-bearer in 2013 but has struggled amid middling approval ratings to build a national profile, will enter the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, according to a source close to the mayor.
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State-based protections for people with pre-existing health conditions and an escape for emergency room patients from surprise out-of-network hospital bills became state law
‘No one elected John Bolton to be president’
Poteau Rep. Lundy Kiger is accusing an energy company of “bullying” in opposing OGE’s recent $53 million dollar purchase of two power plants, a purchase approved this week by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. At the same time, he has been accused of a conflict of interest.
North Carolina voters on Tuesday will start the process of picking a new Republican candidate for Congress after state officials ordered a rerun of a November 2018 race marred by an absentee-ballot fraud scheme.
Anti-abortion advocacy groups have pushed hard in recent months for the passage of bills to restrict or even ban the procedure outright at the state level, inspired by the perception that the U.S. Supreme Court has tilted in their favor.
North Carolina’s Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc on Wednesday, piling more pressure on the biggest U.S. e-cigarette maker that is already under intense scrutiny for its products’ usage among teenagers.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency and barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posing a national security risk, paving the way for a ban on doing business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co.
U.S. lawmakers are pushing legislation that would force the State Department to report what it is doing to control the spread of U.S. hacking tools around the world.
Ousting Hancock is the priority, coalition of left-leaning former rivals says
The move by states like Alabama, Georgia and Ohio to impose drastic restrictions on abortion could bolster Republicans’ support from religious voters wary of President Donald Trump but risks alienating moderates, political experts said on Wednesday.
Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Wednesday she is introducing a bill to toughen the U.S. military against future climate change damage and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions at certain bases in a little over 10 years.
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris said during a presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire on Wednesday that she disagreed with former Vice President Joe Biden, who said a day earlier that his Senate vote for a 1994 crime bill did not contribute to mass incarceration.
Senior Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives called on Turkey on Wednesday to cancel its planned acquisition of a Russian S-400 missile defense system, the latest effort by U.S. lawmakers to discourage Ankara from pursuing the deal.
Savage dig at House Speaker’s charge that he committed a crime
U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told a panel of U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that he has not lost sleep over record amounts of carbon dioxide recorded in the Earth’s atmosphere, which scientists warn are altering the global climate
Andrew Yang is ready for his closeup next month at the first Democratic presidential debate, when he knows most Americans will have one question: “Who is the Asian man standing next to Joe Biden?”
U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Wednesday that the White House’s refusal to cooperate with his panel’s probe of allegations of obstruction of justice and abuses of power by President Donald Trump was “preposterous” and puts the president above the law.
A bill passed by Alabama legislators that would outlaw nearly all abortions in the state is the strictest such measure in the United States. If signed into law, it will face legal challenges and put the focus on the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court, the final stop on all roads in the fight over abortion.
Declaring that the United States needs more than a border wall to stem a surge of Central American migrants, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Wednesday proposed additional steps such as holding migrant families for longer periods and hiring more immigration judges.
U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, in Washington on June 12 to talk about security and defense among other issues, the White House said on Wednesday.
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to delay a decision on tariffs on imported cars and parts by up to six months, three administration officials told Reuters.
Biden expands lead over rivals for 2020 U.S. presidential nomination despite lack of support from millennials: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has expanded his lead over a wide field of candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination by 5 percentage points since he entered the race in late April, according to a monthly Reuters/Ipsos poll.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday he will likely travel to Beijing at some point soon to continue trade talks with Chinese counterparts, adding that there was “still a lot of work to do.”
Executives for TransDigm Group Inc will testify before a Congressional committee on Wednesday after a Pentagon-endorsed investigation found the aircraft parts supplier made profits exceeding 1,000% on some spare parts and equipment.
Oklahoma’s Gov. Kevin Stitt who’s comfortable piloting his own plane got a chance this week to sit behind the controls of a Boeing 747 jetliner.
Gov. Steve Sisolak and Democratic leaders announced a two-pronged plan to help boost funding for public education in Nevada amid outcries from teachers unions that more money is needed.
Sen. Lindsey Graham will introduce a border security bill on Wednesday and is signaling he may agree to unstated Democratic immigration priorities.
The Irvine City Council appointed Planning Commissioner Mike Carroll Tuesday to fill a dais vacancy left by former Mayor Don Wagner after he won the March special election to become a County supervisor.
Oklahoma has taken a step to form a Tri-State Commission on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System with Kansas and Arkansas.
In a city whose political rhetoric generally is limited to rote sound bites, these challengers have been forcing each other to talk.
Expanding on her gun control proposals, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris will announce on Wednesday that if elected president she will prohibit imports of some high-powered guns into the United States.
The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unveiled a probe of the Trump administration’s moves to curtail the federal government’s role in scrutinizing police shootings.
Donald Trump Jr. has reached an agreement with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee for the panel’s senators to interview him in mid-June, a congressional source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
Republican U.S. Senators John Cornyn and John Barrasso said Tuesday that President Donald Trump will give a speech on immigration as soon as later this week.
President Donald Trump came to southern Louisiana on Tuesday to extol the benefits of U.S. energy production but could not resist a slashing critique of the Democrats battling to face him in the 2020 presidential race.
Democratic Governor Steve Bullock of Montana jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday, touting his ability to work with Republicans and promising to make campaign finance reform a signature issue.
Members of the U.S. Congress complained on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s administration has not shared enough information with them as tensions flared with Iran, with even some Republicans saying they have been left in the dark.
A federal court for the first time on Tuesday will step into the intensifying clash between the U.S. House of Representatives and President Donald Trump, who is stonewalling multiple probes led by House Democrats of himself and his businesses.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr has appointed Connecticut’s top federal prosecutor to review the steps the Justice Department took in launching an investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia, according to a person familiar with the matter.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday that Washington would not tolerate any Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election in 2020.
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday defended his environmental record and said he would release the “totality” of his climate change plan “very shortly,” after Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused him of not being aggressive enough on the issue.
A U.S. House of Representatives committee on Tuesday released an early version of a spending bill that seeks to prevent the shipment of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, as U.S. officials press Turkey not to buy a Russian S-400 air defense system.
A group of Republican and Democratic U.S. senators will introduce legislation as soon as Tuesday seeking sanctions targeting the Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under fire from the United States and some European Union countries.
GOVERNOR KEVIN STITT PRAISES SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION FOR APPROVING BOARD OF EDUCATION NOMINEES
Governor Kevin Stitt releases statement praising the Senate Committee on Education for approving four Board of Education nominees:
On this episode of “Judicial Watch Inside Report,” former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova describes the contempt charges against Attorney General Barr, the Mueller report
To accommodate an influx of Puerto Ricans, an Obama-appointed federal judge has ruled that nearly half of Florida’s 67 counties must provide ballots, voting materials, advertisement and marketing in Spanish by the 2020 presidential primary election.
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday said she was refusing an invitation to participate in a town hall organized by Fox News, calling the American cable news network popular with conservatives “a hate-for-profit racket.”
The largest Democratic field in the modern U.S. political era is competing for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination.
Barr assigns US attorney in Connecticut to look into government surveillance involving Trump campaign: source
Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday it was time for Moscow and Washington to put aside years of mistrust and find a way to work together constructively.