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New York AG says Trump’s company misled banks, tax officials

January 19, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The New York attorney general’s office late Tuesday told a court its investigators have uncovered evidence that former President Donald Trump’s company used “fraudulent or misleading” asset valuations to get loans and tax benefits. The court filing said state authorities […]


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Ex-NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t run for governor

January 18, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday he will not run for governor, but will instead devote himself to fighting inequality in New York. His decision to not enter the Democratic primary further strengthens the campaign of […]


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Florida US House election: Democrats have huge advantage

January 11, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick won the Democratic nomination to fill a South Florida congressional seat by five votes last November. She’s hoping Tuesday’s general election won’t be nearly as close. Cherfilus-McCormick, a health care company CEO, faces Republican Jason Mariner in the […]


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Georgia DA investigating Trump closer to decision on charges

January 10, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The prosecutor weighing whether Donald Trump and others committed crimes by trying to pressure Georgia officials to overturn Joe Biden’s presidential election victory said a decision on whether to bring charges could come as early as the first half of […]


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Snow moves into mid-Atlantic; federal offices closed in DC

January 3, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

A winter storm packing heavy snow was blowing into the nation’s capital on Monday, closing government offices and schools with fierce winds and as much as 10 inches of snow forecast for the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and central […]


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For states with cold winters: More aid but also rising costs

December 30, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

Raymond Archer was on the verge of losing his home during the cold Maine winter last year when government assistance came to the rescue, and he’s prepared for this season to be even more difficult. Archer, a 50-year-old construction worker […]


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A look at de Blasio’s NYC mayoral tenure and what’s next

December 29, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

Bill de Blasio swept into the New York City mayor’s office eight years ago promising a liberal remolding of the nation’s largest city that would level deep inequities and reform police practices. He had some successes, delivering on a promise […]


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NY attorney general Letitia James ends run for governor

December 9, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

New York Attorney General Letitia James suspended her campaign for governor on Thursday, saying she will run for reelection to her current position to “finish the job” amid numerous ongoing investigations. James, a Democrat, had announced in late October that […]


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Texas abortion law’s enforcement mechanism not valid, judge rules

December 9, 2021

Via: CBS News

A Texas judge said Thursday the enforcement mechanism behind the nation’s strictest abortion law — which rewards lawsuits against violators by awarding judgments of $10,000 — is unconstitutional in a narrow ruling that still leaves a near-total ban on abortions […]


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Md. House votes to enact USM collective bargaining bill, Senate procurement bills

December 7, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

On Monday evening, Maryland House lawmakers voted to enact several bills that were overridden by the Senate earlier in the day, officially putting them on the books. In a 95-41 vote, delegates voted to override Senate Bill 9, which would […]