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Ohio News: Senator Rob Portman Announces Distribution of $26 Million in Federal Funding to Fight the Opioid Epidemic in Ohio

Portman Helped Secure the Opioid Funding in the 21st Century CURES Law Enacted in 2016 CINCINNATI, OH– August 9th, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced the distribution of $26 million in funding through 21st Century CURES law to fight the opioid epidemic.  The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction has distributed the $26 million … Continue reading Ohio News: Senator Rob Portman Announces Distribution of $26 Million in Federal Funding to Fight the Opioid Epidemic in Ohio

Wisconsin News: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Appoints Thomas Bilski as Buffalo County District Attorney

MADISON, WI – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker yesterday appointed Thomas Bilski to the position of Buffalo County District Attorney. Bilski will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Buffalo County District Attorney Thomas Clark who was recently elected as judge. “I am pleased to appoint Thomas Bilski to be the next District Attorney in … Continue reading Wisconsin News: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Appoints Thomas Bilski as Buffalo County District Attorney

Texas Political News: Texas AG Paxton Continues Pressing for DACA Phase Out in U.S. District Court

AUSTIN, TX – Leading a 10-state coalition, Attorney General Ken Paxton yesterday filed a response brief in U.S. District Court in advance of Wednesday’s hearing where the states seek to end the unlawful Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.   Among other points, the brief corrects misrepresentations made in a business coalition’s brief opposing the … Continue reading Texas Political News: Texas AG Paxton Continues Pressing for DACA Phase Out in U.S. District Court

WASHINGTON  | Fed expected to keep interest rates unchanged

WASHINGTON  — When the Federal Reserve wraps up its latest meeting, it will likely point to strong economic growth, low unemployment and rising inflation as reasons to stay on a path of gradually lifting interest rates. It is unlikely, however, to make any interest rate moves Wednesday. The Fed’s statement may also discuss potential risks … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Fed expected to keep interest rates unchanged

WASHINGTON  | Trump criticized for not leading effort to secure elections

WASHINGTON  — As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond. Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized the administration’s response as fragmented, without enough coordination across federal agencies. And with the midterms … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump criticized for not leading effort to secure elections

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Giuliani’s diversion tactic on ‘collusion’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump denies any “collusion” with the Russians, while his lawyer Rudy Giuliani says it’s not even a crime. Case closed? Not exactly. Giuliani is right that the term “collusion” isn’t a precise one when it comes to U.S. law. But that doesn’t change the potential legal fallout stemming from the Russia … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Giuliani’s diversion tactic on ‘collusion’

WASHINGTON  | Trump says Koch brothers are ‘a total joke’ in GOP

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at the Koch brothers, tweeting that the billionaire industrialists are a “total joke in real Republican circles” and that he is “a puppet for no one.” It’s the latest salvo between the president and Charles and David Koch, who did not endorse Trump in his 2016 … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump says Koch brothers are ‘a total joke’ in GOP

WASHINGTON | ICE, Border Patrol at Senate hearing on family separations

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee is demanding answers from federal immigration officials about the Trump administration’s separation of migrant children from their families and its struggle to reunite them, a fraught effort that’s drawn election-year criticism from both parties. But a hearing scheduled for Tuesday on the topic may have a wider focus after … Continue reading WASHINGTON | ICE, Border Patrol at Senate hearing on family separations