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Ledyard King

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Recent articles by Ledyard:

Access or accidents: National Park Service expansion of electric bikes draws criticism

Supporters of the change say it rightly gives the elderly and the physically disabled greater access to part of national parks they cannot reach now. → Read More

Trump declares emergency in Florida as state braces for Hurricane Dorian

President Trump declared a state of emergency in Florida on Friday, preemptively easing federal recovery efforts expected for Hurricane Dorian. → Read More

US Space Command will launch this month, ahead of Trump's Space Force

Vice President Mike Pence announced that the U.S. Space Command, a crucial step to the creation of the Space Force, would be established next week. → Read More

El Paso, Dayton mayors want quick action on gun control but Mitch McConnell has no plans to speed things along

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he'd rather make laws than win points in explaining why he wants more time to build bipartisan consensus. → Read More

'God be with you all': Trump pledges full support for El Paso shooting victims as lawmakers also grieve

President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed sympathy after a shooting at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart Saturday that left many dead. → Read More

Booker accuses Biden of playing into Trump's hands on immigration

Cory Booker said that played into what President Donald Trump wants by dividing immigrants into different categories. → Read More

Democratic debate 2019: Will the gloves come off as Joe Biden, Kamala Harris square off?

Live coverage of the Democratic debate 2019: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris square off with the rest of the field seeking to take on Donald Trump. → Read More

Trump administration proposes cutting 3 million off food stamp rolls

A Trump administration proposal would remove 3.1 million recipients from food stamp rolls under a plan designed to tighten eligibility and save billions. → Read More

Trump administration proposes cutting 3 million off food stamp rolls

A Trump administration proposal would remove 3.1 million recipients from food stamp rolls under a plan designed to tighten eligibility and save billions. → Read More

Tanks, flag burning and the Trump baby balloon: What we know about the July Fourth parade

President Donald Trump will take center stage at Fourth of July festivities in Washington D.C. on Thursday that will also feature Army tanks and military flyovers. → Read More

Republicans start donating to Marianne Williamson to keep her in future Democratic debates

Marianne Williamson's off-beat approach has some Republicans giving to her campaign as a way to keep her in future debates to make them less serious. → Read More

Last but (maybe) not least: Marianne Williamson scolds rivals on debate stage

Author Marianne Williamson was trending on social media following punchy lines at the Democratic debate Thursday, and the fact that people don't know her → Read More

Exclusive: Trump administration sets plans for 2019 hurricane season after 'wakeup' call of recent disasters

Donald Trump, who faced withering criticism over the response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, will be briefed on preparations for the 2019 storms. → Read More

Houses passes bill to protect 'Dreamers', but faces long odds in Republican-led Senate

Democrats passed a bill to protect more than 2.5 million "Dreamers" and other foreigners from deportation, but the GOP-led Senate is unlikely to follow suit. → Read More

'The era of self-regulation is over:' Congress launches antitrust probe into Google, Facebook

The House Judiciary Committee's investigation into Google, Facebook and other Big Tech firms is the latest setback for Silicon Valley. → Read More

Navy confirms request to keep USS John S. McCain out of sight during President Trump's visit

The Navy confirmed it received a request to keep the USS John McCain out of view of President Donald Trump's sight during his visit to Japan recently. → Read More

Bipartisan disaster relief package held up by lone GOP House member over border security

Texas GOP Rep. Chip Roy said border security and the national debt led him to object to a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill the Senate passed Thursday. → Read More

What you need to know about the 2020 election so far

The field of Democratic presidential candidates is starting to take shape. In June, 20 of them will participate in the first debates. Get caught up. → Read More

House passes $17 billion in disaster aid but divide over border wall funding, help for Puerto Rico hinders deal

The House passed a $17-billion disaster aid package for flood, fire and hurricane victims but the assistance is stalled over border security and Puerto Rico. → Read More

Democrats pass House bill to try to block Trump from exiting Paris climate deal

House Democrats' attempt to stop Donald Trump from exiting the Paris climate deal is far less ambitious than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal. → Read More