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At the federal level: Democrats reel after losses, setbacks in Congress

WASHINGTON—Tuesday’s election was a disaster for congressional Democrats, who were expected to pick up nearly a dozen GOP seats in the House but instead...

Florida-Puerto Rico connection highlighted as the island makes a new bid...

WASHINGTON—The long-debated possibility of statehood for Puerto Rico is gaining traction—a development sure to be watched closely by the more than 1 million members...

How the Chamber of Commerce learned to love House Democrats

Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives two years ago by winning competitive districts like the Michigan seat of Rep. Haley Stevens...

‘We’re not through this’: Governors plead with Congress for emergency assistance

WASHINGTON — Democratic governors on Thursday begged Congress to come to the aid of ailing states, which face unexpected expenses as they attempt to...

Why D.C. lawmakers are voting remotely during the pandemic

WASHINGTON —U.S. House Republicans have a new line of attack against some Democrats — they charge they are failing to show up for work.The...

Voting rights legislation named for John Lewis stalled in Congress

Democrats ranging from presidential nominee Joe Biden to party officials in Georgia are pushing for Congress to restore a key element of the Voting...

Record numbers of U.S. women are making a bid for Congress

WASHINGTON — More women from across the nation are running for Congress this year than ever before, with Kansas leading the way in making...

In swing states like FL, young Black Americans not sold on...

Most political analysts define “swing voters” as those who swing their support from one party to the other between election cycles – determining winners...

Trump moves to extend unemployment benefits, suspend payroll taxes after talks...

President Donald Trump on Saturday circumvented Congress and took action into his own hands, after weeks of unsuccessful negotiations over another coronavirus relief package...

Republican senator presses reluctant GOP leadership for billions in state, local...

WASHINGTON – GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy is making a strong push to rescue ailing state and local governments in a fifth coronavirus relief bill —...

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