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Democrats flip another House seat after ranked-choice runoff in Maine

Democrats flip another House seat after ranked-choice runoff in Maine

Democrat Jared Golden defeated Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin in Maine’s 2nd District House race — flipping the seat after the state calculated its ranked-choice voting results. It’s the first time in the nation’s history a federal race has been decided by ranked-choice voting. Golden won 50.5% to Poliquin’s 49.5%, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap…MORE

Postal Service reports $3.9 billion in losses for fiscal year 2018

Postal Service reports $3.9 billion in losses for fiscal year 2018

The US Postal Service reported a loss of $3.9 billion for fiscal year 2018, despite growth in its shipping and packaging business. The Postal Service’s package business made a 10% leap in revenue and saw a 6.8% increase in volume from last fiscal year, according to an agency report released Wednesday. That growth has offset…MORE

Pence drops key US demand for Trump-Kim summit

Pence drops key US demand for Trump-Kim summit

Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the US will not require North Korea to provide a full list of its nuclear and missile sites before President Donald Trump meets with dictator Kim Jong Un for a second summit slated for early next year. Washington and Pyongyang have been locked in a diplomatic standoff for…MORE

Why is Trump talking about cereal and voter ID?

Why is Trump talking about cereal and voter ID?

President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again tried to make a case for voter ID laws by using a grocery store analogy, inexplicably claiming shoppers need to show identification to buy cereal. “The disgrace is that, voter ID. If you buy, you know, a box of cereal, if you do anything, you have a voter…MORE

Navy SEALs and Marines charged over death of Green Beret in Mali

Navy SEALs and Marines charged over death of Green Beret in Mali

Two US Navy SEALs and two US Marines have been charged for their role in the June 2017 death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar in Bamako, Mali, a death that investigators determined to be murder. “Charges were preferred yesterday against two sailors and two marines,” the Navy said in a statement. The charges include…MORE

US to reduce number of troops in Africa

US to reduce number of troops in Africa

The Pentagon has approved a long-awaited plan to reduce the number of US troops conducting counterterrorism missions in Africa over the next three years, three US officials tell CNN. One defense official told CNN that the planned reductions would reduce the number of US counterterrorism troops and their enablers who support operations by approximately 25%.…MORE

Democrat who ousted conservative lawmaker is ready to work with Trump, Republicans

Democrat who ousted conservative lawmaker is ready to work with Trump, Republicans

Abigail Spanberger — the Democratic congresswoman-elect who flipped Virginia’s 7th District — is keen on building bipartisan relationships when she arrives in DC. And she just might start in the congressional gym. In a recent interview with CNN, she described a conversation she had had earlier this week with a colleague: “I said, ‘How do…MORE

Bill Nelson needs a miracle in Florida. It likely won’t come.

Bill Nelson needs a miracle in Florida. It likely won’t come.

Democrats hope a manual recount will overturn the results of Florida’s Senate election and pave the wave for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson to keep his Senate seat. Appearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer projected confidence about Nelson’s chances. “Bill Nelson is — is strong as could be,” Schumer said. “He believes,…MORE

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