Mike Bloomberg gave almost $1 billion to his presidential campaign

World / Politics Mar 21, 2020

Mike Bloomberg gave almost $1 billion to his presidential campaign

Mike Bloomberg put a record $935 million into his short-lived Democratic presidential campaign through February, including $474 million last month alone, according to his monthly Federal Election Commission filing on Friday. The former New York City mayor's spending in February was a record monthly total ...

Coronavirus puts primaries in chaos as governor closes Ohio polls

World / Politics Mar 17, 2020

Coronavirus puts primaries in chaos as governor closes Ohio polls

The already topsy-turvy Democratic presidential contest is being upended again by the coronavirus, as states weigh whether to delay balloting and prevent in-person voting. Monday evening, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine invoked a health emergency to close the polls in the state's primary Tuesday, after a ...

Trump's biofuel plan sparks anger in farm country

Business Mar 7, 2020

Trump's biofuel plan sparks anger in farm country

President Donald Trump's decision to defend the U.S. government's power to broadly exempt oil refineries from biofuel-blending requirements is triggering a backlash in Iowa and other states that are top producers of ethanol and the corn used to make it. Nine biofuel and agriculture advocacy ...