Evan Wilt

Evan is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Washington, D.C.

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Pro-life Democrat wins primary in Illinois

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/21/18, 11:22 am

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, one of the last pro-life Democrats in Congress, survived his primary race in Illinois Tuesday, narrowly defeating liberal businesswoman Marie Newman. Lipinski won 51 percent of the vote to Newman’s 49 percent to capture the Democratic nomination for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District near Chicago. Newman had the endorsements of prominent Democrats and pro-abortion groups who wanted to force out Lipinski after seven terms and a pro-life voting record. Despite the Associated Press declaring Lipinski the winner Tuesday night, Newman refused to concede.

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Senate works on hack-proofing elections

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/20/18, 01:55 pm

WASHINGTON—Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee announced Tuesday a new effort to secure U.S. election systems. The panel said it completed the first phase of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible connections to the Trump campaign. The committee scheduled a hearing for Wednesday to discuss possible legislation to protect election systems. A draft report of the committee’s recommendations is still classified. Sen.

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Lawmakers face another budget deadline

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/20/18, 12:34 pm

WASHINGTON—The federal government runs out of money at the end of the week, and lawmakers said Tuesday they still haven’t agreed to a budget deal. Congressional leaders and the White House have been discussing a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. House Republicans left their conference meeting Tuesday morning saying they didn’t expect a vote until Thursday—one day before the government-funding deadline.

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