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Delayed aid

Politics | Disaster relief remains captive to partisan gridlock
by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/30/19, 05:34 pm

WASHINGTON—While the Democratic-majority House of Representatives has focused on investigating President Donald Trump, and the Republican-controlled Senate has worked on confirming the president’s picks for the judiciary and executive branch, major bipartisan legislation has fallen by the wayside. One item lingering on the congressional to-do list is relief for states recovering from natural disasters, some of which happened more than a year ago.

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‘The Planned Parenthood primary’

Politics | Abortion is becoming an important issue in 2020 race for the White House
by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/23/19, 06:01 pm

WASHINGTON—A resurgence of legislation about the rights of unborn babies in states across the country has set up abortion to become a flashpoint issue in the 2020 presidential campaign.

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The trouble with tariffs

Politics | Some of the president’s supporters push back on his trade policy
by Anne K. Walters
Posted 5/16/19, 03:45 pm

WASHINGTON—U.S. business leaders and some of President Donald Trump’s Republican allies are warning that increased tariffs on Chinese goods will bring economic pain to agricultural and manufacturing regions in the country where the president has enjoyed strong support.

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