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After bitter RNC meeting, Democrats look to project unity

Feb. 02, 2023 10:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A week after bitter divisions dominated a national Republican gathering, Democrats holding their own meeting are eager to showcase just how much they agree on. There will be no party chair fight since Jaime Harrison isn’t up for reelection until 2025. There is...

Massachusetts abortion hotline now offers free legal advice

Jan. 30, 2023 12:59 PM EST

Massachusetts launched a hotline Monday offering free legal advice to people seeking abortions in the state, as well as their health care providers and helpers — joining several other states in a move spurred by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade last summer, which has led to...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 27, 2023 12:35 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. January 22, 2023. Editorial: Solution to economic growth in CT is not a mystery When responding to a question recently about the possibility of raising taxes on high earners, Gov. Ned Lamont’s spokesperson resorted to a familiar refrain:...

Tax the rich? Liberals renew push for state wealth taxes

Jan. 20, 2023 18:40 PM EST

Supporters of taxes on the very rich contend that people are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic with a bigger appetite for what they’re calling “tax justice.” Bills announced Thursday in California, New York, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington and Connecticut...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 03, 2023 19:30 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 2 The Washington Post on the end of election denial Abraham Hamadeh, the Republican nominee for attorney general in Arizona, repeatedly promised to pursue criminal charges against...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Dec. 20, 2022 14:18 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 14 The Washington Post on the Federal Reserve The Federal Reserve’s greatest resource is its credibility. People have to believe the central bank will get inflation under control —...

Democrats question worker safety in Amazon warehouse rebuild

Dec. 15, 2022 19:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Several members of Congress want Amazon to explain why an Illinois warehouse that collapsed during a 2021 tornado, killing six employees, is being rebuilt without adding upgraded storm shelters. In a letter released publicly Thursday, U.S. Representatives Cori Bush...

Senate crypto hearing yields big claims, possible regulation

Dec. 14, 2022 14:53 PM EST

Whether increased regulation would have prevented the spectacular collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX was fiercely debated at a hearing of the Senate’s banking committee Wednesday. However, new legislation is potentially on the way. Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced at the...

To boost Georgia's Warnock, Biden goes to ... Massachusetts

Dec. 02, 2022 18:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hit the phones with fellow Democrats Friday for Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock's runoff election. He fetched hot coffee for volunteers, too, and thanked them for their work. But this busy phone bank was nowhere near Georgia. Days before Georgia...

House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

Nov. 30, 2022 23:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House moved urgently to head off the looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached in September but rejected by some of the 12 unions involved. The measure...