President Trump speaks to the press with first lady Melania Trump and Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Norman Sharpless (left) and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in the Oval Office at the White House on Wednesday. (Nicholas . . .
Public health agencies are investigating hundreds of cases of lung disease related to vaping and electronic cigarette use. (Picture Alliance/Getty Images) An outbreak of severe lung disease among users of electronic cigarettes continues to spread to new patients and . . .
Patients hospitalized with vaping-related illness often have severe pneumonia, and this kind of inflammation can create long-term damage, doctors say. (alvarez/Getty Images) Nationwide, people who vape continue to sicken with severe and unexplained lung illness, leaving doctors and patients . . .
A Walmart logo forms part of a sign outside a Walmart store, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Walpole, Mass. Walmart is going back to its folksy hunting heritage and getting rid of anything that’s not related to a hunting rifle . . .
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act protest outside the Supreme Court in 2015. [Jacquelyn Martin/The Associated Press] When Republicans used a GOP tax bill to kill a provision in the 2010 health-care law requiring most Americans buy health insurance . . .
Texas state troopers guarding the entrance to the mall where 22 people were killed in El Paso. The F.B.I. has been pressing for better coordination with local and state law enforcement agencies to combat domestic terrorism. (Credit: Adriana Zehbrauskas for . . .
In this April 11, 2019 file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio, leaves the chamber as senators wrap up legislative work at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Rob Portman on . . .
Vielka Garrido, 48, of San Jose was with her friend and 19-year-old daughter listening to the band TinMan play its last song at the Gilroy Garlic Festival when she heard loud bangs. The popular food festival at the “Garlic Capital . . .
It’s the meme behind the massacres. © Provided by (The Daily Beast Joel Angel Juarez/Getty) In El Paso this week and across the globe this year, white supremacists have left manifestos referencing a racist conspiracy theory to justify slaughtering . . .
In multiple mass shootings on Aug. 3 and 4, dozens of Americans were killed, leaving communities devastated. (Meg Kelly/The Washington Post) On Aug. 3, shoppers at a Walmart and adjacent shopping center in El Paso recounted the moment an armed . . .
FBI Assistant Director Michael McGarrity testifies about domestic terrorism to the House Homeland Security Committee, May 8, 2019. The FBI is currently investigating nearly 850 people across the United States as possible domestic terrorists, and the number of cases . . .
March 15, 2019 The Office of Government Relations The Office of Government Relations is tasked with representing official Episcopal Church policies voted on and passed by General Convention or Executive Council, the legislative and governing bodies of the Church. Below . . .
There will be a national day of action in support of immigrant asylum and resettlement on August 3, 2019. Please consider participating in this action supporting the beliefs of The Episcopal Church See more Information here https://www.weareallusa.org/riseforrefuge Put your . . .
See more Information here https://www.weareallusa.org/riseforrefuge Put your event on the map https://www.weareallusa.org/events On the heels of Trump barring virtually all refugees from seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border, reports have surfaced that administration officials are pressing to zero out refugee . . .
The following resolutions have been passed by General Convention related to capital punishment: 1958 the General Convention of the Episcopal Church opposed capital punishment on a theological basis that the life of an individual is of infinite worth in the . . .
Dear friends, In response to the crisis at the border, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry released a message to the Church, “Deeply embedded in the Christian faith, indeed deeply embedded in the Jewish tradition, which is the mother of the . . .
Dear Friends, Politico Pro released an article today revealing reports of a Presidential Determination to set the refugee admissions ceiling at zero. The Episcopal Church response to these reports: The Episcopal Church is deeply concerned about reports that the . . .
Dear Faithful America member, Yesterday, Attorney General William Barr directed the Trump Justice Department to bring back the barbaric and ineffective death penalty, and immediately schedule the first five federal executions in 16 years. The death penalty is wrong. Today, we . . .
Washington (CNN)– The federal government has ordered the death penalty to be reinstated for the first time in nearly two decades, as Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of five inmates after adopting . . .
Battles have raged within the Trump administration over family separations, ICE raids and the president’s obsession with a wall. Together, they have remade homeland security. 81726_1_0721mag-DHSTop2_wg_1080p In the last day of March, Kirstjen Nielsen set off for what was supposed . . .
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients and health care providers that certain Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps are being recalled due to potential cybersecurity risks and recommends that patients using these models switch their insulin pump to models . . .
On June 19th, the Office of Government Relations hosted Bishop Eugene Sutton from the Diocese of Maryland and facilitated his testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in support of legislation to commission . . .
Larry Hopkins, 69, was arrested on April 20 and charged with being a felon in possession of firearms. He led an armed militia that patrols the southern border. (Reuters) The leader of an armed militia that scours the southern . . .
Maimonides Medical Center’s Rabia Agha explains the challenges of dealing with one of the nation’s worst measles outbreaks in nearly two decades. (Video: Jon Gerberg/Photo: Sharon Pulwer/The Washington Post) The United States is on track to surpass the record number . . .
The number of Central American women who make difficult, often harrowing, journeys to the United States to flee domestic and gang violence is rising. I’m a social science researcher and a social worker who has interviewed hundreds of women . . .
An estimated 25,000 families in public housing are of mixed-status, meaning that at least one family member is a citizen, legal permanent resident, or refugee and another member is undocumented. Although undocumented immigrants do not qualify for housing benefits, current . . .
United Constitutional Patriots New Mexico Border Ops militia team member Jim Benvie, 43, from Minnesota, looks on near the US-Mexico border wall in Anapra, New Mexico on March 20, 2019. – The militia members say they will patrol the US-Mexico . . .
Federal money to fight the opioid crisis nearly doubled in the last two years, according to a national think tank’s new report analyzing that funding. The Bipartisan Policy Center says $343 million federal dollars poured into Ohio over the . . .
This Tuesday, May 8, 2007 file photo shows the Purdue Pharma logo at their offices in Stamford, Connecticut. CLEVELAND, Ohio — The decision by one of the U.S.’s largest painkiller manufacturers to pay the state of Oklahoma $270 million . . .
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted speaks about his role in the DeWine administration in January. [Brooke LaValley/Dispatch] WASHINGTON — Lt. Gov. Jon Husted warned White House officials that if they want the federal courts to invalidate Obamacare they need . . .
Earlier this week, the Trump Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) officially asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in its entirety as unconstitutional. In its unexplained shift in position, the DOJ effectively . . .
Activists expressed opposition to ending religious exemptions from school vaccination requirements in Connecticut last month. (Susan Haigh/Associated Press) Measles cases have spread across the country this year, with the state of New York now facing its worst outbreak in . . .
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost wants a federal appeals court to preserve coverage for pre-existing conditions amid a challenge to the Affordable Care Act. (Kevin Stankiewicz/Dispatch) Despite President Donald Trump’s effort to dump Obamacare in its entirety, Ohio Attorney . . .
President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Obamacare, a day after his administration asked a federal court to strike down the entire law. Speaking in the Oval Office, he said Republicans “will be the party of great health care.” (March . . .
Expand Background Checks Last week, Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than 80 Episcopal bishops working to curtail the epidemic of gun violence in the United States, gathered in Washington D.C., to continue their advocacy for the . . .
Ohio now has approval to create work requirements for those covered by Medicaid expansion. On Friday, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services granted Ohio Department of Medicaid’s request to require those covered through the expansion to have a . . .
ROGOWIEC, POLAND – NOVEMBER 29: Steam and smoke rise from the Belchatow Power Station as the open-pit coal mine that feeds the station coal lies below on November 29, 2018 in Rogowiec, Poland. The Belchatow station, with an output of . . .
New budget includes money to control algal blooms, Asian carp U.S. Rep Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo. (Jon Stinchcomb/News Herald) WASHINGTON – Despite so much political contention prior to its passage late last week, one area of the federal budget that received . . .
Democratic presidential hopeful Sherrod Brown on Thursday unveiled a legislative package aimed at reducing the high cost of prescription drugs. It would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate drug prices for people on Medicare and . . .
Migrants from Central America yell through a border wall at a U.S. Border Patrol agent after he pulled down a banner Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in San Diego. Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas . . .
Customs and Border Protection agents clashed yesterday with Central American refugees who reportedly bypassed a Mexican police blockade to rush toward a U.S. crossing that leads to San Diego. Officers fired tear gas to repel the migrants from the border fence, . . .
Members of a U.S.-bound migrant caravan stand on a road after federal police briefly blocked their way outside the town of Arriaga, Mexico, on Oct. 27, 2018. Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields had blocked the caravan from . . .
Vernon Madison in 2016 (Alabama Department of Corrections/Handout via Reuters) Capital punishment is withering away due to the expense of litigating, lack of enhancement to public safety, and the public’s healthy squeamishness. Without being aware of it, Vernon Madison might . . .
A federal judge ruled against a group of people who filed suit over Ohio’s voter purge. (Marvin Fong/The Plain Dealer) A federal judge ruled Wednesday that notification forms Ohio sends to voters in its process to remove inactive voters from . . .
A group representing dozens of mental-health care providers across the state is concerned that changes in the way claims are paid for Medicaid patients could lead to limited programming options in an era when services are needed more than ever. . . .
Heard from any robots lately? You’re not the only one. Robocalls are exploding. There were 4 billion robocalls placed nationwide in July 2018 alone (up from 2.6 billion the previous year). That’s around 12 calls to every person in the . . .
A federal judge has rejected requests from two condemned Ohio inmates to put a temporary stop to their upcoming executions. Lawyers for both inmates argue the first drug in Ohio’s lethal injection process creates the risk that prisoners being put . . .
The 2015 Clean Power Plan was projected to cut carbon emissions to 19 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. (William Alden/Flickr) The public can now comment on the Trump administration’s proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era . . .