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Freshmen House Dems Take Wildly Different Tacks In Shutdown Approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government. Another, led by social media stars, marched around Capitol Hill in a widely-posted but futile search for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — hashtag #WheresMitch. The Democrats’ two paths within a 12-hour stretch this week demonstrated the dramatic differences emerging among members of the historic freshman class of House Democrats that — tog...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Indiana, Ap, Pennsylvania, House, New Jersey, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi


Anti-abortion activists play defense in Congress while waiting for Supreme Court decisions

Anti-abortion activists coming to Washington face newly empowered opponents in Democratic House.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Usa Today, Democratic House


#WheresMitch: McConnell Disappears Into The Background Of Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s guiding principles is: “There’s no education in the second kick of a mule.” Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again. The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began. He’s waiting on the president and Democrats to make a deal to end it. The result is an unusually inactive profile for the GOP ...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Ap, Gop, Tom Watson, Mitch McConnell, Kansas, Watson, Tsa, Nancy Pelosi


Eatery fined for ID’ing transgender woman over bathroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington, D.C, attorney general says a restaurant will be fined $7,000 for stopping a transgender woman outside a bathroom and asking for her ID. The Washington Post reports D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine said Wednesday that the District has settled with Cuba Libre over the violation of the D.C. Human […]
Tags: News, Washington Post, Washington, Ap, Nation, District, Cuba Libre, Karl A Racine


With Higher Stakes In The Abortion Debate, Activists March On Washington

Anti-abortion rights activists gather once again for the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Friday. This year, they are fresh off the swearing in of conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh.(Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S.-North Korea Delegations Expected To Hold Talks In Washington

David Greene talks to Suzanne DiMaggio of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet his North Korean counterpart Friday in Washington.
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, State, David Greene, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Mike Pompeo, Suzanne DiMaggio


Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Why I refuse to walk with the Washington Women’s March

It should not be this difficult to condemn hate speech. Until national leaders get it right, local marches will carry the mission forward.            [Author: Opinion contributor]
Tags: News, Washington, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Opinion contributor


United States: Reform On The Agenda: Recent Political Law Developments In Washington, D.C., Boston And New York - Holland & Knight

H.R. 1, the first bill introduced by the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives, focuses largely on reforms to the political process
Tags: News, Washington, Boston, United States, House Of Representatives, New York Holland


North Korean envoy may meet Trump to discuss second summit

Kim Yong-chol visit could clear way for further denuclearisation talksNorth Korea’s lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the US is expected to hold talks with the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second US-North Korea summit. Kim Yong-chol arrived in Washington on Thursday evening for his first visit since he came last June ahead of a landmark meeting between Trump and the North Korean leader...
Tags: Washington, North Korea, Singapore, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Asia Pacific, Korea, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Trump, Kim Jong, Mike Pompeo, Kim Yong chol, US North Korea


United States: Washington State Set To Substantially Increase The Salary Required For Exempt Status And Make Other Changes To White Collar Exemptions - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Although the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has yet to finalize the new annual salary required for exempt status, it intends to propose a new salary basis test that would more than double the current federal salary threshold.
Tags: News, Washington, United States, Stewart, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak


Kim's envoy arrives in DC as Pentagon states 'extraordinary threat' posed by North Korea

North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the US, Kim Yong Chol, arrived in Washington Thursday, just hours after President Donald Trump rolled out a new missile defense strategy that appears to contradict his own claim that Pyongyang is no longer a nuclear threat.
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, US, Stories, Pentagon, Kim, Dc, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Kim Yong chol


McConnell’s maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s guiding principles is: “There’s no education in the second kick of a mule.” Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again. The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since […]
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China, German promise closer financial cooperation

BEIJING (AP) — China and Germany promised Friday to open their markets wider to each other’s banks and insurers, giving Beijing a burst of positive trade news amid conflicts with Washington and Europe. The two sides affirmed support for a global trading system that other governments worry is threatened by President Donald Trump’s “America first” […]
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Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in court

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington. Press TV said Marzieh Hashemi’s court appearance is Friday. It did not elaborate. The newscaster’s son has said his mother was arrested Sunday in St. Louis by the FBI on a […]
Tags: News, Washington, US, Iran, Ap, Fbi, Nation, St Louis, TEHRAN Iran, Marzieh Hashemi


Second US-North Korea summit the focus of talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, U.S. officials said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol at a Washington hotel on Friday. […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump, State, Mike Pompeo, Kim Yong chol, US North Korea


Missile Defense Review: North Korea remains 'extraordinary threat' to US

The Missile Defense Review report, introduced by President Donald Trump during a speech at the Pentagon, was released just hours ahead of a top North Korean envoy’s arrival in Washington to discuss a potential second summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.            [Author: Special to USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Washington, North Korea, US, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump, Kim Jong, Special to USA TODAY


Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again

WASHINGTON (AP) — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political powers from opposite ends of Pennsylvania Avenue as […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Pennsylvania Avenue, Trump Pelosi


AP Explains: Can Trump ground Pelosi's plane?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump canceled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned trip to Belgium and Afghanistan just hours before the congressional delegation, known as a CODEL, was set to depart. The AP explains:
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Afghanistan, House, Belgium, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Pelosi


North Korea’s Leading Envoy Has Arrived in the U.S. to Meet Pompeo — and Maybe Trump

North Korea’s lead denuclearization negotiator arrived in Washington Thursday for talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Reuters reports, with the possibility of also meeting with President Donald Trump. Kim Yong Chol, North Korea’s former spy chief and top envoy, is visiting the U.S. as the two countries move closer to arranging a second summit…
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, Uncategorized, Trump, Pompeo, Overnight, Onetime, Donald Trump Kim Yong Chol, State Mike Pompeo Reuters


Top North Korean official arrives in Washington for talks

Kim Yong-chol abruptly cancelled planned visit in November but is expected to visit the White House on FridayA senior North Korean general has arrived in Washington for a rare visit, during which he is expected to meet Donald Trump as the two countries seek to finalise a new summit aimed at denuclearisation and easing decades of hostility.Kim Yong-chol, a right-hand man to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, abruptly cancelled his last planned talks in the United States – a meeting set two months a...
Tags: Washington, North Korea, White House, World news, US foreign policy, US news, United States, Asia Pacific, Donald Trump, State, Kim Jong, Kim Yong, Mike Pompeo, Kim Yong chol


Washington gets outside shot going against Stanford, sits alone atop Pac-12

Jaylen Nowell scores 22 points to lead Washington to an 80-64 victory over Stanford. The Huskies made 6 of 14 three-pointers and are the only unbeaten team in conference play.
Tags: News, Washington, Stanford, Sports, College Basketball, Huskies, Husky Basketball, Jaylen Nowell


Measles outbreak grows in area with low vaccination rate, most patients unimmunized

A measles outbreak in Washington state has grown to 16 confirmed cases, and most of the children affected are unimmunized against the disease.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Washington, Usa Today


Pence defends wife’s teaching job at school that bars gays

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says the criticism of Christian education in America should stop. Pence is responding to media reports of his wife returning to teach at a school that says it can refuse to employ gay and lesbian teachers or enroll children with gay or lesbian parents. Karen Pence is teaching […]
Tags: News, Washington, America, Ap, Nation, Mike Pence, Pence, Karen Pence


After 20 years and $1 billion spent on Washington state salmon programs, fish still declining, new report says

The 2018 State of the Salmon report by the Governor's Salmon Recovery Office paints a sobering picture.
Tags: News, Washington, Environment, Local News, Salmon Recovery Office


DC mayor says Labor Dept. denied request for unemployment aid for 'essential' workers

The Department of Labor on Thursday denied a request from Washington's mayor to make more federal employees who are working without pay eligible to collect unemployment benefits, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday.
Tags: Washington, Cnn, Dc, Muriel Bowser, Department of Labor, Labor Dept


Washington Memo: Washington as Unruly Sandbox: Squabbles, Antics and Tantrums

As the shutdown drags on, Trump-like behavior proliferates. The president “does generally force people to play down to his level,’’ says a biographer.
Tags: News, Washington, Nancy, Trump, Pence, Pelosi, Clemson University, Politics And Government, Donald J, Shutdowns (Institutional, Karen (1957-, Washington Memo


United States: The Government Shutdown And The FCC: John Garziglia Writes On Shutdown's Impact On Broadcast Stations For Radio Ink - Womble Bond Dickinson

WASHINGTON, DC—The ongoing federal government shutdown is having a far-reaching impact on many private businesses.
Tags: News, Fcc, Washington, United States, John Garziglia


Kim's envoy arrives in DC as Pentagon states 'extraordinary threat' posed by North Korea

North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the US, Kim Yong Chol, arrived in Washington Thursday, just hours after President Donald Trump rolled out a new missile defense strategy that appears to contradict his own claim that Pyongyang is no longer a nuclear threat.
Tags: Washington, North Korea, US, Cnn, Pentagon, Kim, Dc, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Kim Yong chol


Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown

US President Donald Trump forced the cancellation Thursday of a trip to Afghanistan by his Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi, and scrapped administration officials' travel to the Davos forum as a government shutdown plunged Washington deeper into deadlock. The mess in the US capital already verged on the surreal as Congress feuds with the White House over how to end an impasse now in its fourth week, with thousands of federal workers left unpaid. In a letter laced with sarcasm, Trump told House...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Afghanistan, Davos, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Brussels Egypt


North Korea's Kim Yong-chol arrives in Washington

North Korean negotiator Kim Yong-chol arrives in the US ahead of another possible Trump-Kim summit.
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, US, Kim Yong chol, Trump Kim



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