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Policy, State & Local

Florida mayor resigns with mass email to residents alleging corruption in small-town government

June 20, 2024

Via: Fox News

A Florida mayor abruptly resigned after outlining a pattern of “corruptive behavior” throughout the small town’s government in an explosive letter to all its residents last Friday. “What is going on with this small town is all wrong,” now-former Madeira Beach Mayor […]


Federal, Policy

Immigrant families rejoice over Biden’s expansive move toward citizenship, while some are left out

June 19, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants had reason to rejoice when President Joe Biden unveiled a highly expansive plan to extend legal status to spouses of U.S. citizens but, inevitably, some were left out. Claudia Zúniga, 35, married in 2017, or […]


Federal, Policy

Republicans fume over report part of $2.8B Afghan humanitarian funding went to Taliban

June 17, 2024

Via: Fox News

House Republicans are fuming at the Biden administration over reports that tens of millions of dollars of U.S. humanitarian aid to Afghanistan may have ended up in Taliban hands. During a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing last week, Rep. Brian […]


Defense, Federal, Industry, Policy

Biden will meet with Ukraine’s Zelenskyy in Paris as Russia leans into its battlefield offensive

June 7, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. President Joe Biden was due to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Paris on Friday as Kyiv’s army endures its hardest days of fighting since the early weeks of the war with Russia and prepares for what officials […]


Policy, State & Local

Arizona proposal to let local police make border-crossing arrests is set for lawmakers’ final vote

June 4, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

Arizona would step directly into immigration enforcement by making it a state crime to cross the Arizona-Mexico border anywhere except a port of entry, under a proposal that’s up for a final vote by lawmakers on Tuesday. If approved, voters […]


Federal, Policy

US Treasury official visits Ukraine to discuss sanctions on Russia and seizing Russian assets

May 29, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

A senior U.S. Treasury official is in Kyiv this week to talk with government officials about U.S. financial support for Ukraine, efforts to tighten sanctions on Russia and plans to use immobilized Russian sovereign assets for the benefit of Ukraine […]


Federal, Policy

Dozens of House Democrats join most Republicans in passing sweeping crypto bill

May 23, 2024

Via: POLITICO

The cryptocurrency industry capped a notable month on Capitol Hill, as 71 House Democrats joined most Republicans to pass sweeping legislation aimed at establishing rules of the road for the fast-moving industry. Backers of the legislation, which passed 279-136, included […]


Federal, Policy

Biden wants to speed up backlog of migrant asylum seekers in blue cities as Dem pressure builds

May 21, 2024

Via: Fox News

The Biden administration is moving to resolve asylum cases more quickly in five major U.S. cities — as it continues to face heat from mayors and local officials over the effects of the ongoing crisis at the southern border. The […]


Federal, Policy

After blaming his 2020 loss on mail balloting, Trump tries to make GOP voters believe it’s OK now

May 17, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

Marta Moehring voted the way she prefers in Nebraska’s Republican primary Tuesday — in person, at her west Omaha polling place. She didn’t even consider taking advantage of the state’s no-excuse mail-in ballot process. In fact, she would prefer to […]


Federal, Policy

Biden administration to propose narrow asylum regulation as border crisis remains top issue: report

May 8, 2024

Via: Fox News

The Biden administration is reportedly planning to announce an asylum regulation as early as Thursday that would allow officials to remove some illegal immigrants earlier in the asylum process. However, it is far short of broader changes envisioned by either […]


Policy, State & Local

Pennsylvania Senate approves GOP’s $3B tax-cutting plan, over objections of top Democrats

May 7, 2024

Via: Fox News

Republican lawmakers on Tuesday advanced legislation for a $3 billion tax cut, their just-unveiled counterproposal to Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget plan as each side offers a competing vision for how to use a massive cash surplus sitting in the […]


Federal, Policy

Democrats draw their line in the next government funding fight

May 1, 2024

Via: POLITICO

House and Senate Democrats are determined to ensure their priorities don’t get short shrift in a likely bumpy upcoming government funding cycle, with Congress hurtling toward a presidential election this fall. Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said Wednesday […]


Industry, Policy, State & Local, Workforce

Campaign to raise Missouri’s minimum wage to $15 an hour confident it will get on the ballot

May 1, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

Missouri voters on Wednesday got a step closer to getting to decide whether to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, after a group behind the effort said it turned in nearly double the required number of signatures. […]


Federal, Policy

Noncitizen voting isn’t an issue in federal elections, regardless of conspiracy theories. Here’s why

April 12, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

Former President Donald Trump turned to one of his favorite themes on Friday — the specter of immigrants improperly voting in federal elections. House Speaker Mike Johnson came to the former president’s Florida compound to announce that he would introduce […]


Federal, Policy

Bipartisan senators push back as key Dem signals doom for TikTok bill

April 11, 2024

Via: Fox News

Senators on both sides of the aisle are pushing back after Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., poured cold water on hopes a House-passed bill that would require social media app TikTok to divest from China would ever reach the Senate floor. […]


Federal, Policy

Gov. Gavin Newsom faces reckoning with $73B budget deficit lawmakers say he helped create

April 8, 2024

Via: Fox News

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has to reconcile a $73 billion budget deficit by the end of June, a problem some lawmakers and analysts say his “mismanagement of state finances” helped create. In 2022, Newsom signed a $301 billion budget into […]


Policy, State & Local

Biden and Trump win Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and Wisconsin primaries

April 2, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

Voters in four states weighed in Tuesday on their parties’ presidential nominees, a largely symbolic vote now that both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have locked up the Democratic and Republican nominations. Biden and Trump easily won […]


Policy, State & Local

GOP senator visits border, hails Abbott’s success slowing migrant surge despite Biden admin opposition

March 28, 2024

Via: Fox News

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., returning from the southern border, is backing Gov. Greg Abbott in his efforts to secure the Texas border, pointing to a sharp change in migrant traffic in the Eagle Pass area. Blackburn visited the border in […]


Policy, State & Local

Supreme Court allows Texas to begin enforcing law that lets police arrest migrants at border

March 19, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Texas to begin enforcing a law that gives police broad powers to arrest migrants suspected of crossing the border illegally as a legal battle over the measure continues to play out. The conservative […]


Federal, Policy

Border policy a key sticking point in Congress with shutdown deadline just days away

March 18, 2024

Via: Washington's Top News

Lawmakers are scrambling to avert a partial shutdown ahead of a federal government funding deadline at the end of the week. After months of averting shutdowns at the eleventh hour with stopgap bills, Congress finally passed a package of six […]