Politics & Government

Politics & Government

We’re this much closer to a government shutdown

Democrats on Tuesday rejected a stopgap funding bill proposed by Republicans that included funds to combat Zika. They complained that the bill provided money to flood victims in Louisiana and other states but nothing to help residents plagued by lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan. Senate Republicans accused Democrats of edging the country toward a government shutdown in order to paint the GOP-led Congress as ineffective.

National

The Obamacare of climate change? States get day in court on EPA plan

A panel of federal judges on Tuesday heard arguments in court for and against the Obama administration’s plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions by a third by 2030. More than two-dozen states sued the Environmental Protection Agency to stop the Clean Power Plan, one of the Obama White House’s signature policies to address climate change.

National

House on tap to vote for water projects - but Fort Worth’s draws fire

The House is hurriedly taking up a $5 billion water projects bill Tuesday because of an outcry over something that’s not addressed in the bill - the Flint, Mich. drinking water crisis. The bill includes $526 million for a project in Fort Worth that drew criticism from Rep. Pete DeFazio, D-Ore. but was defended by Fort Worth Democrat Marc Veasey.

Videos

Hillary Clinton says Trump’s foreign policy is ‘dangerously incoherent’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says Trump’s foreign policy is ‘dangerously incoherent’ during a campaign rally Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC following the first presidential debate.
Photo by Chuck Liddy, Video by Travis Long newsobserver.com
Hillary Clinton says Trump’s foreign policy is ‘dangerously incoherent’ 1:05

Hillary Clinton says Trump’s foreign policy is ‘dangerously incoherent’

Hillary Clinton speculates on Trump's unreleased tax returns 1:36

Hillary Clinton speculates on Trump's unreleased tax returns

Hillary Clinton weighs in on HB2, voter ID law and early voting 1:21

Hillary Clinton weighs in on HB2, voter ID law and early voting

Trump, Clinton clash in first presidential debate - ELECTION REWIND 4:36

Trump, Clinton clash in first presidential debate - ELECTION REWIND