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Interior Secretary gets strong GOP resistance to drilling plan, starts backing off

Facing mounting pressure from fellow Republicans who see little consistuent support for drilling off the Atlantic coast, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke could be backpedaling on the Trump administration’s initial plans … Click to Continue »

Let veterans protect schools even if they’re not law enforcement, Mark Meadows says

Military veterans who want to protect schools as part of their “civic duty” could earn a federal tax credit and work in schools without being “deputized by local law enforcement” … Click to Continue »

Drivers would pay tax on miles traveled under lawmaker’s plan

Drivers could pay a tax based on how many miles their vehicles travel under a plan being pushed by Missouri Rep. Sam Graves, who's vying to become the powerful new … Click to Continue »

Liberal plan to win back Congress hinges on California’s millennials

The path to a Democrat-controlled Congress most likely runs through California. Liberal philanthropist Tom Steyer believes that path hinges on the state’s nearly 10 million millennials. The challenge is making … Click to Continue »

Trump tariffs would imperil Kentucky’s bourbon ‘renaissance’

Back off the bourbon. And stop trying to annoy Mitch McConnell. That’s the message from two powerful Kentucky interests — distillers and McConnell, the Senate’s most powerful leader. Slapping new … Click to Continue »

GOP fundraiser is everywhere on social media, secretive as a foreign agent

Yuri Vanetik had already shepherded a wealthy Ukrainian lawmaker through the corridors of Congress to meet several GOP leaders last September by the time he belatedly registered as a foreign … Click to Continue »

Progressive groups investing in district attorney races as path to criminal justice reform

The American Civil Liberties Union, backed by millions in funding from billionaire Democratic donor George Soros, is investing resources and applying organizational muscle in local district attorney races in 2018. … Click to Continu...

Trump administration seizes energy opportunity amid Venezuela collapse

While the White House tightens the grip on Venezuela, the Trump administration is simultaneously drafting contingency plans for the U.S. energy sector to assist Caribbean and Latin American governments that … Click to Continue »

The Shalala effect: Everything’s changed in race to replace Ros-Lehtinen

The race to replace Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Congress just became the race to beat Donna Shalala. By declaring her candidacy this week, Shalala, the former University of Miami president and … Click to Continue »

‘Angry’ Shalala says Trump motivated her run for Congress

Donna Shalala says she’s running for Congress because she’s angry. At Trump. At his administration. At Congress. On Wednesday, the former University of Miami president officially rolled out her campaign … Click to Continue »

Now we know why defense attorneys quit the USS Cole case. They found a microphone.

Lawyers for the alleged USS Cole bombing mastermind quit the capital case after discovering a microphone in their special client meeting room and were denied the opportunity to either talk … Click to Continue »

Forget the blue wave. Nervous Texas Republicans worry about GOP fall turnout

Texas Republicans say they aren’t scared of a Democratic wave in 2018. They’re scared Republicans will stay home. Seven months before the election, GOP Washington lawmakers are scrambling to deliver … Click to Continue »

McClatchy editorial cartoons for the week of March 5, 2018

VIsual viewpoints from McClatchy's award-winning cartoonists … Click to Continue »

Trump: ‘Trade wars aren’t so bad’

During a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Sweden, President Trump reiterated his plan to implement tariffs on steel and aluminum. … Click to Continue »

Higher prices for beer? NC brewers worried about Trump’s proposed tariffs

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross isn’t worried about the impact of proposed tariffs on aluminum and steel on the price of beer. But North Carolina brewers are. “It’s just a couple … Click to Continue »

What is the Hatch Act? A guide to ‘Pernicious Political Activities’

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced Tuesday that White House aide Kellyanne Conway twice violated the Hatch Act by “advocating for and against candidates” in last year’s Alabama Senate … Click to Continue »

Billboard calling for Trump’s impeachment will go up near his Mar-a-Lago resort

A billboard calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment will soon be propped up near his resort Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach. The sign, which says: “Impeachment now, Make America America … Click to Continue »

These communities sued Big Oil over climate change; then the backlash began

If you live in a city or county that sues oil companies over climate change, prepare for a blowback. ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel giants are taking legal action against … Click to Continue »

Thad Cochran is out. Who will jump in the Senate race to replace him?

The race for U.S. Senate just got another jolt. Thad Cochran, R-Miss, the senior senator from Mississippi and the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, on Monday announced his … Click to Continue »

As scandals rock youth sports, this group has taken hundreds of calls in its first year

A group responsible for oversight of amateur sports organizations has responded to more than 500 reports and inquiries in its first year — and banned 122 people from working in … Click to Continue »

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