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President Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Archive: December 20, 2019

New research says money that could have helped to build roads, pay down the federal deficit and better fund social programs instead has padded corporate bottom lines after 2017 tax reforms. (Pawankawan/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif - Last year, the federal government took in $79 billion fewer corporate tax dollars than it would have before the 2017 Trump tax reforms took effect, according to a new report. Researchers with the nonprofit Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy evaluated the profits of 279 F ...Read More

The Affordable Care Act prohibits companies from denying health insurance for people with pre-existing conditions, which can include glaucoma, allergies, asthma, cancer and diabetes. (USAF)

DENVER - This week, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans sided with Texas and 17 other states which argued that requiring people to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional. What does it mean for Colorado? Adam Fox, director of strategic engagement wi ...Read More

Hundreds of immigrants have been detained outside courthouses across Washington state since 2017, according to the state Attorney General's office. (Joe Wolf/Flickr)

SEATTLE - Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing the federal government over its policy of immigration arrests near courthouses. He says the policy violates states' rights to operate their own justice systems under the 10th Amendment and impedes an individual's right to access the ...Read More

The latest Trump Administration proposal to import less expensive drugs from Canada excludes insulin. (Adobe Stock)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Trump administration this week proposed allowing states to import drugs from Canada, which officials say could save significant money for Americans. But healthcare advocates say patients are unlikely to see quick relief on prices. Gary Zuckett, executive director of the Wes ...Read More

Minnesota officials say more flood damage is occurring beyond the typical mapped high-risk areas, resulting in more property damage. (ci.austin.mn.gov)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A new report says local governments in Minnesota and elsewhere should be more proactive in buying up undeveloped flood-prone land. Researchers say that would be more cost effective than spending money on flood recovery. The study was co-authored by The Nature Conservancy in Minne ...Read More

Robocalls are among the biggest sources of complaints to the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission. (D3damon/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Anyone with a phone is getting an early Christmas present this year - as the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday to help stop those annoying robocalls. The U.S. House of Representatives already gave near-unanimous approval to the TRACED Act - and President Trump ha ...Read More

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit include six active-duty military members and two potential enlistees. (Bumble Dee/Adobe Stock)

New York - The Pentagon can't hide documents it relied upon to justify its ban on transgender people serving openly in the military. That's the ruling in a federal lawsuit challenging the ban. For the past 18 months, lawyers for the individual plaintiffs and groups that filed the suit have sough ...Read More

Arizona stands to get about $8.4 million of the $425 million Congress has allocated to shore up election security ahead of the 2020 presidential vote. (Popov/AdobeStock)<br /><br /><br />

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The 2020 federal budget deal approved by Congress this week has $425 million earmarked to strengthen election security across the country. Arizona is scheduled to get $8.4 million from the fund, but state officials say it's too early to tell how they will spend it. The Brennan Cen ...Read More

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