Obama assails ‘politics of meanness’ as he campaigns in Virginia governor race

RICHMOND, VA — Former President Barack Obama exhorted Virginians to support Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s candidacy for governor, warning of the dire consequences for the state and the country if he were to lose. “We’re at...

Weary Dems not keen on another party-line spending bill before the midterms

Congress Trying to push another big spending package before the next election is tempting. But most know it would be a heavy lift. Most Democrats, including Sen. Jon Tester, are preoccupied with the troubled social spending...

U.S. Republicans say fixing supply chain is more urgent than social spending

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of 160 Republican lawmakers said addressing supply chain woes that have dramatically slowed the manufacture and shipment of goods around the United States must be fixed before...

House Dem retirement rush continues with 2 new departures

Elections It's a sign of the party’s diminishing hopes of keeping the House majority after next year’s midterm elections. Rep. Mike Doyle will not seek reelection. | (Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo) By ALLY MUTNICK, SARAH FERRIS and...

Buttigieg brushes back Carlson comments on paternity leave

politics "What's really strange is that, you know, this is from a side of the aisle that used to claim the mantle of being pro-family,” he said. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said that during his time...

Biden signs temporary debt ceiling extension bill

President Joe Biden has signed a bill granting a short-term extension of the debt ceiling, the White House announced Thursday evening. The bill, which raises the debt limit by $480 billion, is expected to...

House passes short-term debt limit hike, pushing high-stakes deadline to December

WASHINGTON — The House voted Tuesday to pass a short-term increase in the debt ceiling to enable the Treasury to continue borrowing money to pay the bills for two months, setting up another round...

State leaders unmoved by college outrage over lax Covid rules

Education Thousands of students and educators are demanding tighter Covid-19 safety measures in response to campus deaths, widespread outbreaks and growing fears of both. A protester holds a sign opposing in-person classes on Aug. 17, 2020,...

Senate advances short-term debt limit hike after GOP scramble

Congress The two-month patch overcame a Senate GOP filibuster, 61-38, then passed with all Democratic votes. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves the chamber after speaking at the Capitol on Thursday. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo By...

Congress foresees short-term debt fix amid perilous standoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic leaders edged back Wednesday from a perilous standoff over lifting the nation's borrowing cap, with Democratic senators signaling they were receptive to an offer from Senate GOP leader...

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