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 2022-08-03 22:26 

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AAPI political action committee backs Nevada to host first-in-nation Democratic presidential primary...

A political action committee that backs Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) candidates on Wednesday expressed its support of Nevada's bid to host the first-in-the-nation Democratic presidential primary in 2024. "If Nevada were to host the f...

 2022-08-03 22:20 

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Senate defeats Rand Paul amendment clarifying war powers in NATO resolution...

The Senate on Wednesday defeated an amendment put forth by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to the resolution backing Finland's and Sweden's accession to NATO, which sought to emphasize that Article 5 of the military alliance's treaty does not supersede...

 2022-08-03 22:20 

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Senate votes 95-1 to add Sweden, Finland to NATO...

The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to approve a resolution ratifying Sweden's and Finland's accession to the NATO, sending another signal that Congress remains unified in opposing Russian aggression toward Ukraine and Europe. The Senate ...

 2022-08-03 22:15 

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Equilibrium/Sustainability — Coastal communities face 'retreat' before rising seas...

Some communities would have to relocate to higher ground under New Zealand's first climate adaptation plan, in a warning signal to low-lying coastal communities worldwide. About 70,000 homes along New Zealand's coasts are at risk from rising seas ...

 2022-08-03 22:12 

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Energy & Environment — Manchin permitting tradeoff roils activists...

Climate activists warn a deal on permitting reform could bring new environmental issues. We'll also look at why gas is dropping below $4 and another House committee chair wanting answers from oil companies. This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your...

 2022-08-03 22:05 

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Joy Behar says she 'almost died' after suffering ectopic pregnancy in 1979...

"The View" co-host Joy Behar on Wednesday revealed that she previously suffered an ectopic pregnancy that left her at risk of death. Behar shared the story during a discussion with her co-hosts about Kansas voters turning out to protect abortion r...

 2022-08-03 21:45 

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These 11 GOP senators voted against the Honoring Our Pact Act...

The U.S. Senate passed the Honoring Our PACT Act on Tuesday night in an 86-11 vote, expanding health care for 3.5 million of America's veterans who were exposed to toxic burn pits in the post 9/11-era. The legislation also covers health benefits for o...

 2022-08-03 21:14 

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Durbin calls on DOD watchdog to probe 'wiped' Jan. 6 texts...

Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is calling for an investigation following news that the texts for top Department of Defense (DOD) officials were not preserved, losing their communications on Jan. 6. American Oversight, a group that had sued fo...

 2022-08-03 21:11 

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Geomagnetic storm caused by a 'coronal hole' on the sun possible: How it will impact Earth...

sun's atmosphere could trigger a geomagnetic storm, the effects of which may be felt on Earth on Wednesday, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center....

 2022-08-03 20:56 

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Portman warns against overlap in government cyber leadership...

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on Wednesday said he was worried there are too many cooks in the kitchen when it comes to leading the federal government's cyber security efforts. Portman's remarks came during a nomination hearing for Nathaniel Fick, Pre...

 2022-08-03 20:40 

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Coal industry 'shocked and disheartened' by Manchin climate deal...

The West Virginia Coal Association and several other state-based coal industry groups on Wednesday blasted the tax and climate deal that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) agreed to last week, warning it will "severely threaten American coal" and an estim...

 2022-08-03 20:31 

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Gas nears $4 a gallon, but hurricane season may bring new pain...

The average price of gas is approaching $4 a gallon nationwide, part of a nearly 60-day decline from unprecedented spikes earlier this year. However, experts say Mother Nature could send prices back up in a hurry as the Gulf Coast's hurricane season p...

 2022-08-03 20:17 

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Capitol Police arrest men accused of armed carjackings...

U.S. Capitol Police arrested two armed alleged carjackers Tuesday after an intense car chase in downtown Washington, D.C. Maryland 19-year-old Mekhi Staton and D.C. 18-year-old George Turrentine were found with a 9mm self-assembled gun known as a "gho...

 2022-08-03 20:06 

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GOP Rep. Jackie Walorski dies in car accident in Indiana...

Rep. Jackie Walorski, a Republican representing Indiana's 2nd Congressional District, died in a car accident on Wednesday. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) confirmed the news in a statement from Walorski's office announcing the cong...

 2022-08-03 20:00 

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Post Roe: Women still have the right to emergency medical treatment...

In this age of restricted access to abortion, more women will come to us with complications from illegal abortions....

 2022-08-03 19:43 

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Buttigieg proposes stronger airline refund rules...

The Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed a new rule on Wednesday that clarifies when airlines owe passengers refunds. The regulation is the department's latest move to strengthen refund enforcement amid resurging flight demand that has left the...

 2022-08-03 19:43 

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Biden: Kansas abortion vote sends 'powerful signal' about elections this fall...

President Biden on Wednesday called Kansas's vote in favor of abortion rights a "powerful signal" about elections ahead of November's midterms, as Democrats look to harness energy sparked by the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. "...

 2022-08-03 19:35 

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Nashville council votes down draft agreement to host Republican convention...

Nashville city council members have voted down a draft agreement to host the 2024 Republican National Convention, effectively handing the event to Milwaukee, Wis. The Tennessean reported Wednesday that a progressive majority council voted down hosting the...

 2022-08-03 19:30 

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'Inflation Reduction Act' — What's in a name?...

This is misleading at a time when we need to be especially clear about the state of the economy and what's being done about it....

 2022-08-03 19:24 

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Biden signs executive order to support patients traveling for abortions...

President Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order directing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider working with states to use Medicaid waivers to pay for expenses for women who cross state lines to receive abortions. The execut...

 2022-08-03 19:01 

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Democrats' plan would decrease deficit by more than $100B: CBO...

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Wednesday released estimates for Democrats' sprawling reconciliation plan, forecasting the legislation would lead to a net deficit decrease of more than $102 billion over roughly the next decade. The estimates ...

 2022-08-03 19:00 

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Workforce 'ally-shoring' brings benefits across borders...

The U.S.-Mexico economic relationship surpasses today anything the Chinese can offer, but that may not always be the case....

 2022-08-03 18:54 

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Progressives urge inclusion of uninsured in insulin proposal...

House progressives are calling on leadership to include people without health insurance in any legislation that limits out-of-pocket costs for insulin. Senate Democrats are pushing to include a $35 cap on out-of-pocket insulin costs as part of a larger re...

 2022-08-03 18:30 

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New San Francisco DA revokes 30 drug case plea deals made by recalled predecessor...

San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins (D) announced on Wednesday that she has revoked 30 plea offers for drug cases made by her predecessor, who was recalled from office. Former District Attorney Chesa Boudin (D) was ousted in a recall election i...

 2022-08-03 18:30 

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Looming change in worker classification rules will cost small businesses big bucks...

Amid inflation, supply chain problems, labor shortages and a continued economic slowdown, these changes could not be coming at a worse time....

 2022-08-03 18:23 

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Democrat questions oil companies after record profit announcements...

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) is questioning the country's biggest oil companies after they posted record profits amid high oil and gasoline prices. Pallone sent letters to Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP and Shell d...

 2022-08-03 18:21 

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DeSantis highlights letters from Floridians in first reelection campaign ad...

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) highlighted the letters he's received from Floridians since he entered office in his first TV ad for his 2022 gubernatorial reelection campaign. The one-minute ad features both adults and children, with narrators reading out segm...

 2022-08-03 18:10 

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Meijer loss sparks new criticism of Democratic meddling in GOP primaries...

Rep. Peter Meijer's (R-Mich.) narrow loss in a western Michigan Republican primary is intensifying scrutiny on the Democratic House campaign arm's efforts to elevate the pro-Trump election conspiracy theorist who captured the GOP nomination on Tue...

 2022-08-03 18:05 

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Manchin says Electoral Count Act reform would target 'bad actors' trying to overturn elections...

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Wednesday touted a bipartisan bill he introduced with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to reform the Electoral Count Act (ECA) that he said would fix a law "bad actors" have manipulated for their benefit. The act was pass...

 2022-08-03 18:00 

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American innovation is losing ground — here's how we can once again lead the charge...

As Democrats focus on pronouns and vilifying police, America is losing ground to China and other countries in global competitiveness. It's time for the Biden administration to work with Republicans to promote innovation and advance policies to help ou...

 2022-08-03 17:37 

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Monica Lewinsky wants Beyonc to change lyric in 'Partition' after music star edits new song...

In the wake of the "Heated" re-edit, former White House intern and current anti-bullying activist Monica Lewinsky is now asking Beyonc to remove a sexual reference to Lewinsky in her 2013 song "Partition."...

 2022-08-03 17:30 

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Congress should be preparing for more job displacement, not less...

Rather than modernizing in the face of new challenges, the government is reneging on its pledge to help workers adapt to a changing economy....

 2022-08-03 17:25 

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McConnell says 'good luck' to senators looking for excuse to oppose Finland, Sweden NATO bids...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday spoke in support of Finland's and Sweden's bids to join NATO in advance of a Senate vote later in the day expected to have broad, but not unanimous, support. "Their accession will mak...

 2022-08-03 17:10 

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Mark McCloskey, who waved gun at protesters, garners just 3 percent of GOP Senate primary vote...

Mark McCloskey, who became infamous in 2020 for waving a rifle at Black Lives Matter protesters who marched near his front lawn in St. Louis, lost his bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri on Tuesday night. McCloskey won just 3 percent of the vote, accor...

 2022-08-03 17:08 

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Paul Pelosi pleads not guilty to misdemeanor DUI charges...

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) husband, Paul Pelosi, has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence charges. Paul Pelosi, 82, did not show up in person at Napa County Superior Court on Wednesday and his attorney, Amanda Bevins, e...

 2022-08-03 17:05 

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Democrats make slight gains in congressional preference: poll...

Democrats have made a slight gain in the generic congressional ballot, according to a survey from Monmouth University Poll released Wednesday. The poll's results show 38 percent of respondents support the Democratic Party keeping control of Congress, ...

 2022-08-03 17:00 

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US should think systematically about democracy in the Pacific...

Since the invasion of Ukraine, the US has shown a pragmatic willingness to accommodate the non-democratic interests of other sovereign states....

 2022-08-03 16:55 

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Pelosi's flight to Taiwan most-tracked flight in Flightradar24 history...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) flight to Taiwan on Tuesday was the most-tracked flight in global flight tracking service Flightradar24's history. More than 708,000 people were watching the Boeing C-40C aircraft when it landed in Taipei, a...

 2022-08-03 16:46 

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Prosecutor warns Arizona candidate about pen theft tweets...

The Maricopa County, Ariz., attorney on Tuesday requested a Republican Board of Supervisors candidate stop advising people to replace pens at polling places as part of an election fraud conspiracy. In the days leading up to the primary, Gail Golec repeate...

 2022-08-03 16:41 

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Menendez: US can't afford to repeat Ukraine mistake with Taiwan...

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said in a New York Times op-ed published on Wednesday that the United States needs to learn from its mistakes in Ukraine in deciding how to best support Taiwan. Menendez, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, s...

 2022-08-03 16:37 

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Kinzinger on Meijer defeat: 'Democrats own that'...

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) blamed Democrats on CNN's "New Day" Wednesday after moderate GOP Rep. Peter Meijer (Mich.) was defeated in his primary election by a Trump-endorsed candidate. Meijer, who voted to impeach former President ...

 2022-08-03 16:37 

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Voters' focus on gun policy rises: survey...

American voters are more concerned about gun control policies now than they were a few months ago, before a series of deadly mass shootings rocked the nation, according to a new survey from Monmouth University. About 38 percent of Americans say gun contro...

 2022-08-03 16:33 

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Biden tests positive for fifth straight day after 'rebound' COVID infection...

President Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again on Wednesday but continues to feel "well," his physician, Kevin O'Connor, said in a new update that noted Biden is coughing less frequently. O'Connor said that he examined Biden on Wednesd...

 2022-08-03 16:30 

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The Hill's 12:30 Report — Kansas abortion vote turns heads...

To view past editions of The Hill's 12:30 Report, click here: https://bit.ly/30ARS1U To receive The Hill's 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: https://bit.ly/3qmIoS9 > A midday take on what's happening in politics and how to have ...

 2022-08-03 16:30 

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An acid test for the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement...

If Mexico broke its commitments under the USMCA regarding energy practices and treatment of private investors, it could face trade reprisals....

 2022-08-03 16:20 

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Pelosi: Solidarity with people of Taiwan more important than ever...

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday lauded Taiwan's "flourishing Democracy" and said her visit "should be seen as a strong statement that America stands with Taiwan." The statement came a day after Pelosi became the first Spea...

 2022-08-03 16:00 

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Student privacy laws remain the same, but children are now the product...

One study found almost 90 percent of Ed Tech products "appeared to engage in data practices that put children's rights at risk."...

 2022-08-03 16:00 

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Watch live: Biden delivers remarks virtually at first meeting of reproduction rights task force...

President Biden will deliver remarks virtually on Wednesday during the first meeting of the reproductive rights task force. The event is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET. Watch the video above....

 2022-08-03 15:43 

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UN warns two largest US water reservoirs at 'dangerously low levels'...

The United Nations warned on Tuesday that the two biggest water reservoirs in the United States have dwindled to "dangerously low levels" due to the impacts of climate change. The situation has become so severe that these reservoirs, Lake Mead and...

 2022-08-03 15:39 

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Kirby: No 'public spat' between White House, Pelosi on Taiwan visit...

White House national security spokesman John Kirby denied that there was a "public spat" between the White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over her decision to go to Taiwan. In an appearance on Fox News, Kirby emphatically denied t...

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