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Congress needs to compromise to save small businesses

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Patrick Ellis, Special to Valley News Some of the best laws passed by Congress in the past decades on issues like Social Security, taxes and welfare...
Julie Reeder

Look past the ‘bombshell’ headlines and clickbait

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I watch a lot of congressional and Senate hearings as well as news conferences. That way I can get my information firsthand, without bias,...

League of California Cities urges Congress to return to table and provide $500B to...

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A coalition of California city mayors and members of the League of California Cities are pleading Congress to get back to the conference table...

Trump executive orders provide unemployment benefit, deferred payroll taxes, student loan payments

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After Congress was unable to reach an agreement providing additional coronavirus benefits, President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday bypassing Congress. His executive...
Harold Pease Ph.D.

Can one judge nullify law with a stroke of a pen?

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The very thought of one unelected judge nullifying law with a stroke of a pen is unconscionable to most Americans but this practice has...

With no leader, commission overseeing virus relief struggles

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven weeks after Congress unleashed more than $2 trillion to deal with the coronavirus crisis, an oversight commission intended to keep track of how the money is...

McConnell open to state aid in next virus relief package

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LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Shifting tone, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday he is "open" to considering additional funds for...

Amendment to stop ‘I Bought 21 House Seats for $100 Million’

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Michael Bloomberg credited himself as having, through his donations, changed the majority of the House of Representatives to Democrat returning Nancy Pelosi to power....

US deal appears at hand to ease economic pain of coronavirus

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LISA MASCARO, ANDREW TAYLOR and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional and White House officials said Tuesday they were closing out final details...

Fallout of ’08 bailout looms over Washington negotiations

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JULIE PACE and STEVEN SLOAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In the fall of 2008, an unlikely alliance of lawmakers, regulators and Bush administration officials...