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Arizona counties face deadline to certify 2022 election

November 28, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Six Arizona counties must decide Monday whether to certify 2022 election results amid pressure from some Republicans not to officially approve a vote count that had Democrats winning for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide races. Election results have largely […]


Federal, Policy

Social Security Warns Public of Declining Service if Congress Doesn’t Increase Funding

November 28, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The Social Security Administration last week warned the public that unless Congress approves a $1.4 billion increase in funding for the agency in fiscal 2023, the agency’s customer service will continue to deteriorate. Over the last decade, Social Security has […]


Federal, Policy

Senators join calls for US TikTok ban as Biden administration considers deal

November 21, 2022

Via: TechSpot

Senate Intelligence Committee chair Mark Warner warned of the dangers posed by TikTok, which has over 138 million active users in the US, calling it an “enormous threat.” The Virginia Democrat backed Donald Trump’s moves to prohibit the app in […]


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Cruz fights DC push to let illegal immigrants vote with bill to withhold federal funding

November 18, 2022

Via: Fox News

Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a new bill that would prohibit Washington, D.C., from using federal funds to allow illegal immigrants to vote in elections. The D.C. City Council voted 12-1 last month to advance a bill that would allow non-citizens […]


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Republicans win back control of House with narrow majority

November 17, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Republicans won control of the U.S. House on Wednesday, returning the party to power in Washington and giving conservatives leverage to blunt President Joe Biden’s agenda and spur a flurry of investigations. But a threadbare majority will pose immediate challenges […]


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Biden, Xi shake hands as they meet amid superpower tensions

November 14, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden objected to China’s “coercive and increasingly aggressive actions” toward Taiwan during his first in-person meeting on Monday with President Xi Jinping, as the leaders of the two superpowers aimed to “manage” differences between their nations as they […]


Policy, State & Local

Democrats hold small but shrinking lead in key Arizona races

November 10, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Arizona Democrats maintained small but dwindling leads over their Republican rivals in the races for U.S. Senate and governor, contests that could determine control of the Senate and the rules for the 2024 election in a crucial battleground state. The […]


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Trump urged to delay 2024 launch after GOP’s uneven election

November 10, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

It was supposed to be a red wave that former President Donald Trump could triumphantly ride to the Republican nomination as he prepares to launch another White House run. Instead, Tuesday night’s disappointing results for the GOP are raising new […]


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Republicans in struggle to break Democrats’ hold on Congress

November 9, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The promise of a red wave receding, Republicans slogged state by state in a determined fight to break the Democrats’ one-party hold on Washington, a breathtakingly close battle for control of Congress and the future of President Joe Biden’s agenda. […]


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Biden’s next 2 years: changes afoot whatever midterms bring

November 9, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Joe Biden’s record was on the ballot even if his name wasn’t. And no matter the final bottom line of Tuesday’s midterm elections, his presidency is set for profound changes. Biden watched from the White House into the early morning […]


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Abortion is illegal in a quarter of the country heading into Election Day

November 8, 2022

Via: POLITICO

In the four months since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, 13 states have banned abortion starting at conception. Another state, Georgia, prohibits the procedure around six weeks of pregnancy. And access to abortion remains legal, but in limbo, […]


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Biden, Trump to make final appeals ahead of crucial midterms

November 7, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

An election year that unfolded against the backdrop of economic turmoil, the elimination of federal abortion rights and broad concerns about the future of democracy is concluding with a final full day of campaigning in which leaders of both parties […]


Federal, Policy

Republicans edge Democrats one week before midterm election as 71% say economy on wrong track: poll

November 1, 2022

Via: Fox News

The Republican Party’s prospects are looking up, according to new polling data from the Wall Street Journal. Republicans hold a razor-thin lead over Democrats one week before the midterms, with 46% of registered voters backing the GOP when asked which […]


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Kemp, Abrams argue abortion, voting in Ga. governor debate

October 31, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Democratic challenger Stacey Abram s traded harsh attacks on Georgia’s elections during the pair’s final debate before Georgia’s Nov. 8 election, while elaborating on their positions on abortion and offering sharply differing visions for […]


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From WTOP’s Election Desk: In-person voting in Md.; key states for the Senate

October 28, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Maryland launches in-person voting Early in-person voting centers opened Thursday across Maryland ahead of the midterm elections, and there’s a lot going on across the state. There are no incumbents in the statewide races. Marylanders will pick between Democrat Wes […]


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Murkowski faces Tshibaka and Chesbro in Alaska Senate debate

October 28, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Alaskans want results, not “partisan political rhetoric,” as she faced her Donald Trump-backed Republican rival Kelly Tshibaka in a televised debate Thursday. Tshibaka questioned the value of Murkowski’s seniority and said it’s time for […]


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GOP’s Cheney endorses Michigan Democrat Slotkin in a first

October 27, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney on Thursday endorsed and plans to campaign for Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, the first time that the critic of former President Donald Trump, who lost her GOP primary, has crossed party lines to formally support […]


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US government denies it is considering national security reviews of Elon Musk ventures

October 25, 2022

Via: TechSpot

According to Bloomberg, US officials have been concerned by Musk’s actions over the last few weeks, particularly his assertion that SpaceX could not continue to supply and support Starlink in Ukraine. Musk said supporting Ukraine by providing it with Starlink […]


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Georgia calls witnesses in defense of abortion law at trial

October 25, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

A judge determining whether to strike down Georgia’s abortion limits heard conflicting views Tuesday about how such restrictions affect doctors who care for pregnant women. Georgia’s law bans abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, though it allows for […]


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A swing state no more? GOP confidence grows in Florida

October 24, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Democrats are increasingly concerned that Florida, once the nation’s premier swing state, may slip away this fall and beyond as emboldened Republicans capitalize on divisive cultural issues and demographic shifts in crucial contests for governor and the U.S. Senate. The […]