Republican attorneys general are just getting warmed up

Democrats in the same role are looking forward to working with Biden’s administration after four years battling Trump’s.

Democratic attorneys general saw themselves on the front lines of battles with President Trump over issues like the travel ban, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and the 2020 Census. Now, as President Biden and a Democratic Congress begin to implement their agenda, Republicans are taking

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OFF TO THE RACES: Campaign consultants increasingly fleecing their candidates

Unscrupulous characters are preying on clients who drink their own Kool-Aid and donors who don’t do the proper diligence.

There is an old saying that goes, “a fool and his money are soon parted.” Some attribute it to poet Thomas Tusser almost 500 years ago, perhaps inspired by the Old Testament’s Proverbs 21:20. In the early 20th century, journalist and cultural critic H.L. Mencken

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D.C. Guard chief says Pentagon slowed riot response

DOD officials turned down a request for a specialized riot team ahead of the attack and took hours to deploy troops after the insurrection began, William Walker testified.

The head of the D.C. National Guard told lawmakers Wednesday the Pentagon blocked his request to deploy Guard troops trained in riot response ahead of the Capitol attack, an unusual step that hampered the Guard’s ability to help overwhelmed law enforcement. National Guard commanding general

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Anti-fracking activists eye state constitutions

Environmental pressure on President Biden to ban fracking has fallen flat. Activists are trying to amend state constitutions to stop the controversial oil and gas technique.

Maya van Rossum is riding high after the Delaware River Basin Commission voted last week to ban fracking. For years, the longtime environmental activist campaigned to pressure the commission, a body composed of the governors of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware, along with

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Dem divisions craft COVID relief

Moderates curbed direct relief checks in President Biden’s first COVID relief bill while progressives kept expanded unemployment benefits.

By Zach C. Cohen and Casey Wooten

Democrats secured the Senate majority six weeks ago. Now they’re deciding how they’ll use it.  The Senate in the coming days is expected to take up and pass the American Rescue Plan, a massive bill based on President Biden’s and House Democrats’ efforts to fight

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