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why gop members of congress are opting out of re-election bids


frum says republicans are not only worried about losing in 2018, they feel "trapped" by trump






weinstein co. board meets to consider bids as decision time looms


the weinstein co. board of directors met friday to consider bids for the beleaguered film and television studio, according to a person familiar with the matter who requested anonymity because the talks are private. bids came due this week, and the board members are expected to make a decision quickly...






californians strongly oppose trump — and 53% say state's members of congress sho


a year after his election, president trump remains wildly unpopular in california, and the state’s voters are split over whether members of congress should work with him when possible, a new usc dornsife/los angeles times poll has found. the percentage of voters seeking cooperation overall — 47%...






blm sale in wyoming nets $38.7 million in bonus bids


cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — a bureau of land management quarterly oil and gas lease sale in wyoming has brought in about $38.7 million in bonus bids. the sale on thursday resulted in competitive bids for more than 106,000 acres (42,900 hectares). nearly 113,000 acres (45,700 hectares) were offered in the sale. the bonus bids from […]






some do’s and don’ts for tech executives who testify before congress


commentary: as facebook, google and twitter gear up for nov. 1 congressional hearings on election-related controversies, here’s some advice: don’t argue (too much) with members of congress, don’t be arrogant jerks, and definitely don’t say anything that might later prove untrue. 






a simple solution for congress members who want pot to be legal


your article about the 70 or so members of congress proposing a spending-bill amendment that would ensure protections for states that have legalized marijuana caught my attention.






bids due wed. for president trump's border wall


more than 600 companies have placed bids for the nearly 2,000-mile-long project






don't worry: obamacare repeal won't hurt congress' own health coverage


as president trump and republican members of congress charge full speed ahead with repealing and replacing obamacare, ira asks: “what is the current state of congressional reps’ coverage?” another way of phrasing that might be: aren’t these guys shooting themselves in the foot? members of congress are...






lincoln-way 210 voters have their say following school closure


two longtime lincoln-way high school district 210 board members appeared to be trailing in their bids for re-election against a crowded field tuesday night, following a heated year of fallout stemming from the closing of a high school and questions about board oversight. president dee molinare,...






april 9 letters: don’t let congress hurt confidence in election system


don't let congress erode america's confidence in its election system by terminating the election assistance commission






as trump's presidency makes waves, minnesotans reach out to members of congress


with trump’s executive orders, cabinet nominations has come new flood of contact to minnesota members of congress






lincoln-way gets bids to sell land


lincoln-way high school district 210 received successful bids for its three parcels of land, as school officials proceed to sell the land once marked for future schools, to boost their bottom line. sealed bids were opened wednesday , and the board agreed during its thursday meeting to have its...






under attack, kpbs seeks support from viewers like you, members of congress


kpbs hopes to gain support from viewers and listeners like you — and that includes you, members of san diego’s congressional delegation. “we have been working with our members of congress,” said tom karlo, general manager of san diego’s public broadcasting tv and radio station. “we are a critical...






ucla football bids farewell to san bernardino, will hold training camp on campus


ucla finished 4-8 last season, but some of the heat is already off the bruins. they will no longer hold a portion of their fall training camp in sweaty san bernardino, coach jim mora said saturday, opting to stay exclusively on campus to utilize the new wasserman football center and its two adjacent...






more massachusetts towns start opting in for recreational marijuana


a growing number of massachusetts towns are opting in to commercial marijuana businesses, bucking a wave of bans and moratoriums.






congress to probe trump's unsubstantiated wiretap claim, fbi disputes it


key members of congress say they will honor president donald trump's request to investigate his unsubstantiated claim that barack obama overstepped his authority as president and had trump's telephones tapped during the election campaign. a u.s. official said the fbi has asked the justice department...






members of congress call on ice to free detained construction workers


several members of congress have joined a community-based movement calling on ice officials to release two bay area construction workers from detention.






nearly 70 congress members push mcclintock-polis amendment to protect state-lega


members of congress have proposed a spending bill amendment that would ensure protections for states that have legalized marijuana.






congress to probe trump wiretap claim, fbi disputes it


key members of congress say they will honor president donald trump's request to investigate his unsubstantiated claim that barack obama overstepped his authority as president and had trump's telephones tapped during the election campaign. a u.s. official said the fbi has asked the justice department to dispute trump's allegation, though no such statement has been issued.






bill would make congress members pay own settlements


a bipartisan bill mandating that members of congress pay sexual harassment settlements themselves was introduced thursday as part of an effort to reform the house's current, secretive method of dealing with workplace complaints.






unhappy with trump, minnesota 'resistance' eyes next election


many activists are tackling local issues, launching own bids for office.






congress members may soon be barred from using taxpayer money to settle sexual h


a bipartisan bill mandating that members of congress pay sexual harassment settlements themselves was introduced thursday as part of an effort to reform the house's current, secretive method of dealing with workplace complaints.






members of congress urge trump to release asian carp report


three members of congress are urging president donald trump to break a logjam on preventing asian carp from invading the great lakes.






where colorado’s 9 members of congress stand on net neutrality


the federal communications commission is set to vote thursday on whether to repeal open internet rules adopted two years ago known as net neutrality. here's where colorado's nine members of congress stand.






special election for georgia house seat a test for trump, gop


early, incomplete election returns show an upstart democrat leading in a conservative georgia congressional district as he bids for a major upset. most polls closed at 7 p.m. tuesday and votes were being counted in the metro atlanta race in which democrat jon ossoff sought to parlay opposition...






detroit pistons submit bids for future nba all-star game


detroit (ap) — the detroit pistons have put in bids to host a future nba all-star game at little caesars arena. the team says in a release friday that bids were submitted to the league for 2020 and 2021. little caesars arena is being built just north of downtown detroit and is expected to open […]






66 congress members call for extending protection for medical marijuana states


the letter, signed by 66 members of congress, called for extending the "rohrabacher-blumenauer" appropriations bill provision that protects medical marijuana states from the doj.






here’s how colorado’s 9 members of congress get along (or don’t) with president


colorado’s nine members of congress have nearly as many perspectives on president donald trump. some look to ride anti-trump rhetoric to the governor’s mansion, others are critics but seeking common ground, one’s a big fan and another is a sometimes-ally who prefers the president at arm’s length.






what offseason? a week after finals, the nba in overdrive


dwight howard and brook lopez are on the move. dwyane wade is opting in. pau gasol is opting out. the los angeles lakers provided the clearest indication yet that lonzo ball is their guy. the nba offseason is already in overdrive. a dizzying series of moves came on tuesday. howard got traded by the atlanta […]






congress to probe trump wiretap claim, fbi disputes it


washington (ap) — key members of congress say they will honor president donald trump’s request to investigate his unsubstantiated claim that barack obama overstepped his authority as president and had trump’s telephones tapped during the election campaign. a u.s. official said the fbi has asked the justice department to dispute trump’s allegation, though no such […]






oct. 4 letters: when will congress end gun control insanity?


enough inaction – tell your congress members to make these weapons illegal and stop the carnage






congress calls on fcc to quell prison cellphone problem


columbia, s.c. (ap) — more than 50 members of congress are calling on federal regulators to come up with a solution to combat cellphones in the nation’s prisons. in a letter obtained thursday by the associated press, 48 house members and four u.s. senators wrote to the federal communications commission that addressing the security threat […]






cia director: some congresspeople didn’t ‘appreciate the importance and gravity’


in a memo just revealed by buzzfeed that was sent late last year, the director of the cia told subordinates that he believed some congresspeople didn’t understand how deep russia’s election-meddling went. according to buzzfeed news, cia director john brennan said members of congress he b...






retirement watch: the four california members of congress most likely to bow out


in the coming months, some members will make a decision on whether to retire.






chicago's competition: a look at the 20 bids for amazon's hq2


chicago was named one of 20 cities on amazon's short list for its second headquarters, known as hq2. some bidders put their offers, videos and all, online. others kept their bids close to their vest but some details have leaked out over time. atlanta officials have called georgia’s bid for hq2...