• Massachusetts Mar 1

    Progressive Dems Take Aim at DeLeo's Seat

    A primary will be held north of Boston on Tuesday as part of a special election to replace former House Speaker Robert DeLeo. DeLeo held that seat for 30 years, and he frustrated many progressives for his more moderate approach. Now that he’s leaving, will a progressive take his place?

  • Sherman Packard Dec 18, 2020

    Caucus Votes to Nominate Packard as NH House Speaker

    The House Republican Caucus on Friday voted to nominate Sherman Packard as speaker of the House to succeed Dick Hinch, who died of COVID-19 on Dec. 9. Packard, of Londonderry, has been serving as acting speaker. He is serving his 15th term in the House. The full House membership is scheduled to vote when it gathers on Jan. 6. Gov….

  • Maine Dec 2, 2020

    Maine Elects Youngest House Speaker in the US

    With Gov. Janet Mills in quarantine, the state’s acting chief justice instead swore lawmakers into office Wednesday in a historic offsite session that featured the state’s first openly gay House speaker and the first Black woman in a party leadership position. House members formally elected Democratic Rep. Ryan Fecteau to succeed House Speaker Sara Gideon. The 28-year-old is also...

  • coronavirus Nov 16, 2020

    More Positive Coronavirus Cases Reported at Mass. State House

    A third House lawmaker in as many days has tested positive for COVID-19 and three more legislative employees contracted the virus, including two who were at the State House last week, according to an email sent by Speaker Robert DeLeo Sunday night to legislators and staff. DeLeo alerted the House on Sunday evening that he had been informed on Saturday…

  • Donald Trump Dec 1, 2019

    UN Chief Warns of ‘Point of No Return' on Climate Change

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world’s efforts to stop climate change have been “utterly inadequate” so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the “point of no return.” Speaking before the start Monday of a two-week international climate conference in Madrid, the U.N. chief said the impact of rising temperatures — including more extreme...

  • Donald Trump Nov 30, 2019

    Impeachment's Influence Hazy as Issue in Congressional Races

    Republicans aim to use the House drive toward impeaching President Donald Trump to whittle down Democrats’ majority by dislodging vulnerable incumbents from swing districts loaded with moderate voters. It could work, especially in Democratic-held districts Trump carried in 2016 with throngs of independent voters who polls shows are closely divided over his removal. Or it could flop, in an era...

  • New England Nov 19, 2019

    Texting While Driving Would Cost You $500 Under New Mass. Bill

    Massachusetts lawmakers filed legislation Monday that would seek to eliminate distracted driving after reaching a surprise agreement on the proposal last week. The House and Senate agreed to restrict the use of handheld devices while driving in an effort to increase safety. Lawmakers had long wrangled over how to collect racial data and whether or not to share it with...

  • Donald Trump Nov 17, 2019

    Trump Emissary Ties President Closer to Ukraine Pressure

    Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official. Sondland said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and announce that he was opening the Burisma investigation,” a U.S. official told lawmakers. Burisma is the...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Amb. Yovanovitch on Trump Comments: ‘Sounded Like a Threat'

    Former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch says she felt President Donald Trump’s comments on a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy “sounded like a threat.”

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Yovanovitch: Trump's Comments to Ukraine Leader ‘Sounded Like a Threat'

    Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified Friday that she was “shocked and devastated” when she learned President Donald Trump told Ukraine’s leader in a call now central to the impeachment inquiry that she was “bad news” and would be “going through some things.” “A person who saw me actually reading the transcript said that the color drained from...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Speaker Pelosi on Trump's Ukraine Actions: ‘It's Bribery' and Impeachable

    House Democrats are refining part of their impeachment case against the president to a simple allegation: Bribery. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday brushed aside the Latin phrase “quid pro quo” that Democrats have been using to describe President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. As the impeachment hearings go public, they’re going for a more colloquial term that may resonate...

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2019

    Pelosi: What Trump Did ‘Makes What Nixon Did Look Almost Small'

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discusses impeachment hearings and compares allegations against President Donald Trump to those of President Richard Nixon.

  • Massachusetts Nov 13, 2019

    Pact Reached to Avert Government Shutdown Through Dec. 20

    A top House lawmaker announced Tuesday that Congress will pass a governmentwide temporary spending bill to keep the government running through Dec. 20, forestalling a government shutdown as the House turns its focus to impeachment hearings. Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., made the announcement after meeting with Senate counterpart Richard Shelby, R-Ala., in hopes of kick-starting long-delayed efforts to...

  • Donald Trump Nov 4, 2019

    Trump, Who Would Only Answer Written Questions, Says That's Not Good Enough for Whistleblower

    The whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine and touched off the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry is willing to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans, the person’s lawyer says. But President Trump says that’s not good enough. Trump himself refused to provide anything but written answers in response to limited questions during the special counsel’s investigation...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Analysis: In Hyperpartisan Era, Trump's GOP Support Is Solid

    The more concrete the testimony in the impeachment inquiry, the more solidly Republicans are sticking with President Donald Trump. Witness after witness in closed-door House hearings is corroborating the core facts that Democrats say make a strong case against the president. Trump pressured Ukraine, an American ally, for an investigation of Joe Biden, his family and the Democrats. At the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 31, 2019

    House Approves Impeachment Rules

    For only the fourth time in history Congress is moving forward with a formal impeachment investigation of a president. The House voted Thursday to take the investigation into President Trump into a public phase.

  • Donald Trump Oct 31, 2019

    McCarthy on Impeachment Resolution: ‘It's Only Fitting We Take This Vote on Halloween'

    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks out against a resolution that will formalize the next steps in Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Divided House Approves Rules for Trump Impeachment Probe

    Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House Thursday, as the chamber’s first vote on the investigation highlighted the partisan breach the issue has only deepened. By 232-196, lawmakers approved the procedures they’ll follow as weeks of closed-door interviews with witnesses evolve into public committee hearings and — almost certainly —...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Divided House Approves Rules for Trump Impeachment Probe

    Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House Thursday, as the chamber’s first vote on the investigation highlighted the partisan breach the issue has only deepened. By 232-196, lawmakers approved the procedures they’ll follow as weeks of closed-door interviews with witnesses evolve into public committee hearings and — almost certainly —...

  • Donald Trump Oct 28, 2019

    The Tip, The Raid, The Reveal: The Takedown of ISIS' al-Baghdadi

    The helicopters flew low and fast into the night, ferrying U.S. special forces to a compound where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was hiding in Syria. Half a world away, President Donald Trump watched the raid in real time via a video link as troops blasted into the hideout and sent the most-wanted militant running the last steps of...

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