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WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s internal watchdog will investigate the Trump-era seizure of communication records from some Democratic lawmakers and journalists, the agency announced Friday. It joins a burgeoning effort in Congress to unearth more details about what happened in 2017 when the DOJ under President Donald Trump asked Apple to turn over communication …

Biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy reacts to Facebook ending its ban on posts suggesting coronavirus was ‘man-made.’ Facebook Vice President Nick Clegg on Sunday defended the two-year ban of former President Donald Trump and argued that to deal with issues of political speech, hatred and violence, lawmakers should look to pass regulations instead of breaking up …

When Jazmine Johnson was in high school, she suffered from heavy periods that were so debilitatingly painful, it affected her school performance. Her medical insurance at the time was provided by the Texas Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, which provides health care to adolescents whose families are low-income but make too much to …

Indiana legislators nullified on Monday any local COVID-19 restrictions tougher than those issued statewide with their vote to override the governor’s veto of a bill giving local elected officials power over such public health orders issued during emergencies. It is the second time in less than a month that the Republican-dominated Legislature has rejected GOP Gov. Eric …

Bills in several states would grant new authority to poll watchers — who work on behalf of candidates and political parties — to observe voters and election workers. Critics say it could lead to conflict and chaos at polling places and an improper targeting of voters of color. In Texas, a measure under consideration by …

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — As President Joe Biden works to get his infrastructure package through Congress, a bipartisan group of lawmakers have proposed breaking up the package into two to get it passed. “We all believe that it can and it must be done,” Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday. Hogan led a bipartisan meeting …

TUCSON (KVOA) – Arizona health experts and lawmakers met at Tucson Medical Center Tuesday to rally Arizonans to get vaccinated. During that meeting, they praised the American Rescue Plan that is sending big bucks to our state to help win the fight against this pandemic. State health officials are encouraged by the number of people …

Minnesota lawmakers return from their holiday break this week and will get to work on a series of bills setting a new two-year state budget, their priority task of the session. House and Senate committees are set to roll out competing bills that will eventually lead to negotiations with Gov. Tim Walz. Democrats in the …

If found guilty of “conspiracy to commit subversion” they could face a maximum sentence of life in prison. Those charged were among 53 people — many prominent former lawmakers, activists and district councilors — who were arrested last month for organizing, planning and participating in a primary election for the city’s democratic opposition last July. …

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The PA House Health Committee held a public hearing Wednesday about the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine. Among the goals was to figure out what the state can do to make the process easier for health care providers and people looking to get vaccinated. Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, …