Government + Politics

Republicans didn’t lose big in 2020 – they held onto statehouses...

Election Day delivered a presidential victory for the Democratic Party and narrowed the partisan split in the U.S. House and Senate. But it was...

Biden’s ambitious energy plan faces headwinds, but can move the U.S....

President-elect Joe Biden calls climate change an existential threat to America’s environment, health, national security and economy, and has promised a clean energy revolution...

Senators urge federal funding for state distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are urging congressional leaders to include “robust” funding in any coronavirus relief package for states...

Immigration advocates push Biden to not just bring back DACA but...

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is promising to reinstate an Obama-era program that shields deportation for some undocumented people who were brought to the...

Iowans must fight again for state support of mental health

Two years ago, Iowa had a breakthrough. After decades of dedicated but frustrating work by many Iowans, policymakers finally made progress on addressing urgent needs...

Election spending in 2020 doubled to $14 billion – 3 takeaways...

Individuals and companies spent a record $14 billion trying to get politicians elected in 2020, according to the latest estimate, more than double the...

Washington at a standstill, as states face the loss of federal...

WASHINGTON — The number of coronavirus infections across the country is swelling at a perilous time for state governments, just weeks before federal support...

Offutt Air Force Base makes the finalist list for Space Command...

The Air Force has named Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska among six finalists to permanently house the U.S. Space Command headquarters — a...

Farmers likely to see more multinational trade deals crafted in Biden...

WASHINGTON — American farmers who have gone through the drama and turbulence of trade and agriculture policy in the Trump administration can expect a...

Biden promises ‘no national shutdown’ despite surge in COVID-19

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden pressed the urgent need for economic relief and a vaccine distribution plan for states and tribes after a video...
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