Brakkton Booker appears in the following:
Monday, January 28, 2019
While the reopening of the government is welcome news for many federal workers, some express trepidation that they'll face the same predicament after Feb. 15.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, who has been quiet since the shutdown began, now says he's worried about housing programs and federal employees working without pay.
Friday, January 11, 2019
The shutdown means many HUD sponsored affordable housing programs are at risk of running out of money. Critics say landlords may not sign up in the future, if the government doesn't pay its bills.
Sunday, January 06, 2019
Baltimore is for a police commissioner job yet again. Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald was scheduled to have confirmation hearings on Monday but instead pulled his name from consideration.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
The Agriculture Department wants to limit states' ability to apply for exemption waivers. It wants more able-bodied people to work in exchange for federal food benefits.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
The Federal Lead Action Plan is a framework rather than a call for new regulations. The plan seeks to bolster efforts to communicate the dangers of lead exposure. Critics say it doesn't go far enough.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
While much of the farm bill draft mirrors current law, there is a major change coming for farmers: Industrial hemp will be legalized. Forestry and food stamps became sticking points.
Thursday, December 06, 2018
The Baltimore Police Department's reputation is in tatters with the community after a series of scandals ranging from officer misconduct to corruption.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
House GOP-backed work rules for food assistance have been the biggest hurdle in finalizing the farm bill. And now, the impending Democratic takeover of the House next year has shifted leverage.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Following the shooting this year at a Parkland, Fla. high school, there is evidence of a surge in voter registration and early voting among young voters, energized by the issue of gun control.
Saturday, November 03, 2018
Even with the Democratic intensity of 2018, Republican governors Larry Hogan of Maryland and Charlie Baker of Massachusetts defied partisanship to position themselves well to win reelection Tuesday.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Leaders want to send a "resounding message that love triumphs over hate." An increased police presence at Jewish institutions will continue, as it has since the Pittsburgh shooting.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
"President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism," a letter from some Jewish leaders said. The synagogue's Rabbi Jeffrey Myers escorted the president.
Friday, October 05, 2018
Protesters in Washington, D.C., and around the country came out ahead of Friday's procedural Senate vote on whether to move forward with Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Thursday, October 04, 2018
The legal community reacts to the Senate's planned confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, including more than 1,700 law professors who say he displayed a lack of judicial restraint at a hearing last week that should disqualify him.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
An update on how North Carolina residents are faring as catastrophic flooding continues after what was Hurricane Florence tore through the state.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Many residents of North Carolina have gone from waiting for the storm to strike, to waiting for the rains to pass — and now, to bracing for more catastrophic floods.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
The rains from Florence are showing little signs of slowing. And that has officials in North Carolina very concerned about flooding, mudslides and more deaths.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
New Bern, N.C., is dealing with flooding and clean-up from Hurricane Florence. Many homes and businesses have no power, but one business is open: a favorite local restaurant, and people are flocking in.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Tropical Storm Florence continues to dump rain on the Carolinas. Five people have died.