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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is recommending to the Democratic National Committee that South Carolina become the first primary state in the presidential nominating process in 2024, and that New Hampshire and Nevada follow a week later — leaving Iowa out of the early lineup, the Washington Post reported on Thursday night. Georgia and Michigan […]

The post Report: Biden says South Carolina should be first primary state, Michigan first in Midwest appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is processing claims at the fastest rate in its history, hoping to avoid a significant backlog as hundreds of thousands of veterans apply for health care and benefits under the landmark toxic exposure law Congress passed earlier this year. The day after President Joe Biden signed the […]

The post Thousands of veterans deluge VA with claims for toxic exposure benefits, health care appeared first on Source New Mexico.

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WASHINGTON — Republicans who may be taking control of Congress in next week’s midterm elections have not been very specific about many policy goals — but the farm bill is an exception. Members of the GOP in the U.S. House and Senate are sending strong signals they want to strip climate funding from the massive […]

The post Climate funding could suffer in the farm bill under GOP control of Congress appeared first on Source New Mexico.

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As the clock ticks down to Election Day, four congressional races in Michigan could be at the crux of determining who controls the U.S. House. The fierce and often high-spending battles are taking place in Michigan’s newly drawn 3rd, 7th, 8th and 10th congressional districts.  While Democrats currently have a slim majority, Republicans have been […]

The post Here are four Michigan races that could determine control of the U.S. House appeared first on Michigan Advance.

The U.S. House committee investigating a pro-Trump mob’s attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is back. It will hold its first hearing in nearly three months Thursday — and potentially its last. In a break from most of the panel’s previous eight hearings in June and July, Thursday’s meeting will not drill down […]

The post Four things to watch for at the upcoming Jan. 6 hearing appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.

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WASHINGTON — Members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in a Thursday hearing grilled the top leader of federal prisons on how the agency would address staffing shortages and reports of abuse of incarcerated people. “The Bureau (of Prisons) has been riddled with mismanagement and, sadly, with scandal,” said the chairman of the committee, Illinois […]

The post Federal prisons ‘riddled with mismanagement’ probed by U.S. Senate panel appeared first on Kansas Reflector.

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Six party committees have raised a combined $1.4 billion thus far in the 2022 election cycle. In August, the committees raised $84 million, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission.  The Republican National Committee (RNC), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and National Republican […]