Grant Mitchell

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Despite election results, Obamacare expected to stick for 2017

Repealing and replacing Obamacare is a high priority for the next Congress as it moves forward with Republican majorities in both the House and Senate...

Maine Legislation Would Bar Muni Broadband Across the State

Critics say the bill would make it all but impossible for Maine towns and cities to build their own high-speed networks when cable and telephone...

Democrats pepper Nevada senator over constable bill – Las Vegas ...

Members of a Nevada Assembly committee on Tuesday grilled Sen. Mo Denis over his proposal to change the law requiring constables of urban areas to...

Northeast Kansas happenings

POLITICAL GIANTS — Longtime U.S. Senate colleagues and friends Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum will discuss the state of Congress when they served, its present-day...

Trump-Clinton photos show how weird this election really is

In this pretty ridiculous presidential cycle, there's been no shortage of strange things happening on both sides. And a batch of new pictures showing then-friends...

Sen. Boucher: Stop CT's $300000 Investment in Mileage Tax Study

By Wendy Ann Mitchell (Patch Staff) - September 6, 2016 12:58 pm ET ... “Now that Connecticut has received the federal grant to launch this...

California Editorial Roundup

The bill has passed the Assembly and is currently winding its way through the Senate. The Senate should pass the bill and ... The bill...

What Happened? Questions and Answers About Vermont's Primary

In the race to represent Chittenden County in the Vermont Senate, two of the three biggest spenders — newcomers Faisal Gill ($49,837) and David Scherr...

Sunburn for 8.15.16 — Early voting begins in Florida; DWS, Tim Canova clash; Florida Chamber ups its digital game ...

(blog) (blog)Instead of apologizing she went on Twitter with what she framed as “the full context of my comments today,” and tweeted to Sports...

Stuff we flush could come back to haunt us when we drink water

Jeff Mitchell, a lab supervisor with Des Moines Water Works, said concern about pharmaceuticals and other emerging contaminants began in the past 10 to 15...

Trump adviser: 'We need to revamp the farm bill'

A Senate-passed measure would repeal the 2008 and 2014 farm bill provisions that set up the USDA program, returning inspection authority to the FDA. Congress...

The knotty issue of immigration as revealed in John Lennon's deportation case

This, essentially, was the issue on which the Supreme Court recently split, 4 to 4, regarding Obama's executive action to grant “deferred action” to certain...

Incumbents keep House seats and 6 other takeaways from Michigan's Aug. 2 primary election

He bankrolled almost all of his primary campaign, loaning himslef more than $2.5 million, according to federal finance reports. Mitchell won the district's Republican primary...

On this day: August 3

2011: Actor and former NFL player Bubba Smith dies of acute drug intoxication and heart disease at age 66 in Los Angeles, California. Smith, who...

Looking back

- Argus LeaderSioux Falls Argus Leader10 Years Ago. Wednesday,. Aug. 2, 2006. Representative Mike Kroger, Dell Rapids, will seek the District 25 Senate seat,...

Willie Soon: Astrophysicist and a geoscientist based in Cambridge, MA

(blog)The accusation was false, but it was repeated by liberal reporters for major media outlets in the U.S. and U.K. and then became the...

Tim Kaine Could Be the Second Coming of Joe Biden

But in choosing Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate, Hillary Clinton has come much closer than most people appreciate to offering America a...

Wake Up Call: Lawyer Defending Ailes Led Push for Rape Law Reform

A tax law professor whose 2006 academic paper started a national debate on how private equity managers are taxed, in particular bringing the issue of...

No, these are not House candidates pledged to Randy Fine's (unofficial) bid for Speaker

(blog) (blog)Although he won't say it officially, Fine is competing with Tampa Bay's Jamie Grant and Jacksonville's Paul Renner for control of the gavel...

Will a reservoir south of Lake O save the St. Lucie Estuary?

At rallies and public hearings, on bumper stickers and posters, the solution to the algae fouling the St. Lucie Estuary sounds simple: Buy the land.

Beltway buzz: Vilsack possible for Clinton's veep

9TH INNING FOR GMO LABELING BILL: Food and agriculture industry backers of the compromise GMO labeling bill from Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and...

Fight over education funding

Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell told a gathering of financial aid officers Wednesday that officials planned to use their “experimental sites” authority to allow...

Can John McCain Survive the Year of Trump?

National groups that have funded conservative primary challengers in the past and had their eye on McCain this year, such as the Senate Conservatives Fund...

Morning Digest: GOP tries to trick Democrats into abandoning the Florida Senate race

FL-Sen: The long-awaited air wars in Florida's ridiculously late Democratic Senate primary are finally beginning—and this being Florida, they're of course getting off to a...

Rep. Renner has early support as speaker

Florida Times-Union - in 2022Florida Times-UnionBy Tia Mitchell Tue, Jul 5, 2016 @ 5:07 am | updated Tue, Jul 5, 2016 @ 5:49 am ....

General Assembly final night: Budget bills push lawmakers to deadline

DOVER — As of 11:30 p.m. Thursday, the Senate had passed two of the three year-end money bills, while the House had yet to vote...

Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal

William Delgado, D-Chicago, right, who is retiring from the Senate this week, shakes hands with fellow senator Bill Cunningham, D-Chicago, during a standing ovation on...

Illinois House OKs stopgap spending deal, sends to Senate

Christian L. Mitchell, D-Chicago, top right, talk with fellow lawmakers and staff while on the House floor during before session begins at the state Capitol,...

Today in History: June 30

... 1985, after a flight from Damascus, Syria. From left: Bush, James W. McLoughlin, Simon Grossmayer, Moon, and Grant Elliott. At rear is the crew...

Last minute write-ins close GOP races in Lee, Collier

Last-minute write-in candidates — some from hundreds of miles away--closed Southwest Florida's two state Senate primaries, so that only registered Republicans can cast a ballot.

Clinton: Supreme Court 'unacceptable' on immigration ruling

The high court split 4-4 Thursday morning, leaving in place a lower court ruling preventing the president from launching a new program that would grant...

What got done in California's new state budget and what didn't

Jerry Brown, from left, Senate leader Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, pictured here in the Capitol in March, reached a deal on...

SLEAF sunshine bill sails through Senate

The bill, sponsored by Rep. John L. Mitchell Jr., D-Elsmere, approved Thursday earned the endorsement of the Department of Justice, which has a seat on...

One week later, almost 2 million California primary ballots still must be reviewed

Removing a limit on welfare benefits, a policy known as the maximum family grant, was a longtime goal of Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles). The...

Congressional bills would double size of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Removing a limit on welfare benefits, a policy known as the maximum family grant, was a longtime goal of Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles). The...

Politics podcast: California primary post-mortem

One of the most talked-about California primary elections in years is in the books, although a lot of votes remain to be counted in the...

Committee vote on year-round Pell

Advocates for higher education funding - and some lawmakers - are strongly pushing back on the bill because it would also tap about $1.2 billion...

Failing on his mandate

Bruce Rauner recently shut down a leaders meeting after Senate President John Cullerton spit-balled an idea about a stopgap budget to get the state past...

History: Medgar Evers assassinated

President Ulysses S. Grant had sent troops to quell the violence and enable the sheriff's safe return. After Crosby returned, he was shot in the...

Miller: Governor's gamesmanship against Madigan

Bruce Rauner recently shut down a leaders meeting after Senate President John Cullerton spit-balled an idea about a stopgap budget to get the state past...

Rauner risks losing the blame game

Governors can start seeing nefarious plots where none actually exist — like when Gov. Bruce Rauner recently shut down a leaders meeting after Senate President...

Private Museums Come under Tax Scrutiny

(blog)Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released the results of a review Thursday into the activities of tax-exempt private museums.

A Young Man's View: The Hypocrisy Undermining The Referendum Campaign

The government will grant Bahamian citizenship to all applicants born abroad after July 9, 1973 - and before the law changes – to a Bahamian-born...

Cameras for Cops: Key details remain unresolved as proposal heads to City Council

He said the current policy, as scripted by APD, aligns with Senate Bill 158, a law passed during the 84th Legislature that stipulates standards a...

LiveBlogLast Updated 8pm AEDTFederal Election 2016: Turnbull campaigns in Sydney, Shorten in Cairns

One Nation leader and Queensland Senate candidate Pauline Hanson has warned Malcolm Turnbull she's going to be a “thorn in his side” after he declared...

Campaign catchup: Julie Bishop feels super heat

Julie Bishop stepped into the breach to take some of the heat off David “here come the vultures” Feeney when she fronted up to a...

THE COLUMN: Fincom switch roils Dracut

IN A terse email on Monday, new Dracut Town Moderator George Malliaros ended Louise Tremblay's nearly 30-year tenure on the Finance Committee. "For the past...

Summing up District 18

Steve Heinbach, running for District 18, talks about negative campaign flyers sent out in two races, House District 35 and Senate District 18. The D18...

Girard Hall hosts last candidate debate

Later in the question and answer period, in response to a question by County Commissioner Duane MItchell as to whether candidates would have voted for...

Manchester's Michael Briggs Community Center gets $1M makeover

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte brought a flag that has flown over the nation's Capitol to be raised over the building in honor of Briggs. When...