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Bill de Blasio tests chilly waters for 2020 run

NEW YORK — At 6 feet, 5 inches tall, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stands out in a crowd. But does he have any shot of standing out in the packed field of potential Democratic candidates for president? A would-be progressive standard [...]

Bernie Sanders plans to reintroduce ‘Medicare for All’ bill

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced in an email to supporters Wednesday that he plans to reintroduce his Medicare-for-All bill in the Senate, hoping to build momentum behind an effort that has proved popular on the 2020 campaign trail, but largely [...]

New Zealand initiates bill to ban guns used in terror attack

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – New Zealand’s government has introduced a bill to ban the types of weapons used by a terrorist to kill 50 people at two mosques. Police Minister Stuart Nash said Monday that if lawmakers pass the bill [...]

The Latest: Colorado Senate advances “red flag” gun bill

DENVER (AP) – The Latest on a Colorado Senate debate on a “red flag” gun bill (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Colorado’s Senate has advanced a bill that would allow firearms to be seized from people who are determined by a court to [...]

Bill tightening gun storage law clears committee

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Legislation stemming from the death of a Guilford teen who accidentally shot himself in the head has cleared a key legislative hurdle. The Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 34-4 in favor of “Ethan’s Law,” [...]

Bill Maher: Democrats made ‘terrible decision’ in declining Fox News debate offer

Bill Maher dared Democrats on Friday to appear on Fox News, calling their reluctance a “fundamental problem” complicating the party’s effort to defeat President Trump in 2020. The “Real Time with Bill Maher” host made the plea near [...]

Ethic commission bill heads to New Mexico governor

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The Legislature has passed a bill to establish an independent state ethics commission for complaints about the conduct of public officials. A final Senate vote on Friday capped weeks of public hearings and backroom [...]

New gun control bill advances to governor in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The Legislature has passed a gun control bill aimed at ensuring that people under protective orders for domestic violence relinquish their firearms. A 38-31 vote of the House on Thursday sent the measure to New Mexico [...]

Colorado Senate tentatively Oks hospital transparency bill

DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s Senate has tentatively endorsed legislation requiring hospitals to disclose many of their expenditures to help lower health care costs. The Senate voted Wednesday. Another vote will send the bill to the House, [...]

Hawaii senate approves immigrant sanctuary bill

HONOLULU (AP) – The state senate in Hawaii has approved a bill that would make it the second “sanctuary state” for undocumented immigrants. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the senate bill has been referred to the House for [...]