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Upton Expects Medicare , Medicaid Cuts To Be Blocked

While President Trump’s budget proposal includes cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, it’s unlikely they will be approved by Congress. So says Congressman Fred Upton, who tells WSJM News the final budget is always drafted by the legislative branch anyway.

WSJM - 2019-03-21 21:09:20

Top U.S. general says S-400 dispute with Turkey `` a tough issue ''

WASHINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) - The United States’ top military officer said on Thursday he was hopeful that Washington would find a way to resolve a dispute with Turkey over its decision to acquire Russia’s S-400 air defense system but cautioned: “It is a tough issue.”

REUTERS - 2019-03-21 15:35:56

Bills to study annual sessions , split interim committee reach House floor

The state would explore holding a legislative session every year instead of in odd-numbered years under a proposal before lawmakers. The state House Legislative Administration Committee approved Wednesday a pair of bills that would change the way the Legislature operates: one to consider holding ann

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2019-03-20 22:30:00

House leaders need to modernize Congress for the sake of America

When is the last time you saw both Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy put politics aside and testify before the same committee? You would not know it from watching the cable news, but they did so last week at the first hearing of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Cong

THE HILL - 2019-03-20 22:00:00

Howard councilman criticizes County Executive Ball over refusal to allow auditor to attend bond rating trip

A councilman is criticizing Howard County Executive Calvin Ball for his decision to not invite the county auditor to the annual bond rating trip in New York City. County officials each year travel to New York City for a one-day trip where they meet the three bond rating agencies — Moody’s, Standard


Sen. Boozman visits MH , touts legislation for veterans , women

While the Arkansas state legislature is in session, the United States' legislative branch has also kept busy over the past few months. Arkansas U.S. Senator John Boozman made a stop in Mountain Home Monday and visited with KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot General Manager Bob Knight about recent accom


Shaked Sprays Herself With ` Fascism ' Perfume in Campaign Ad

Screen capture from campaign ad by Hayamin Hehadash party. A new Israeli election ad reportedly features Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in sultry poses, spraying herself with a perfume labeled ‘Fascism,’ according to Israeli media.


Office of Congressional Workplace Rights should have subpoena power , biennial report states

Washington — Offices in the legislative branch should be required to comply with investigative subpoenas related to workplace safety and health, the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights recommends in its biennial report to Congress, issued March 4.


Man who spent two years saying ` we 're leaving on 29th March so suck it up snowflake ' eerily quiet this morning

A man who has spent every Brexit discussion for the last two years telling everyone they need to get over it because we’re leaving the EU on 29th March 2019 has this morning gone very quiet.

NEWSTHUMP.COM - 2019-03-22 09:30:11

Wyoming governor vetoes coal-export terminal lawsuit bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed the Legislature to sue the state of Washington over coal exports. It's important for Wyoming to "speak with one voice" on coal-export litigation, Gordon said.


Trump issues first veto , defying Congress ' rebuke of his border emergency order

WASHINGTON -- With his first veto Friday, President Donald Trump defied Congress' bipartisan rejection of his declared national emergency at the southern border and insisted on his power to circumvent the legislative branch and direct billions of dollars for a wall there.


Senators propose they too should report when breached

Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., are calling for senators to report if they have been hacked at the end of each year. The duo pointed out that the Senate is considered a “prime target” for cyber breaches noting that several high profile cyberattacks have already been carried out a


Trump tweeted his ` VETO ! ' threat and it quickly became a meme .

Remember the time Donald Trump shut down the government for over a month, holding federal workers hostage so he could fulfill a campaign chant, and when Speaker Nancy Pelosi told him he couldn't be on primetime TV from her House without an operating government, he folded like one of his long-ass tie


Lee Releases Statement On Yemen Resolution Passage

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Sen. Mike Lee released a statement after the Senate passed a resolution calling for the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen Thursday.


Letter : James A. Roehm : Continue important work of controlling guns in R.I.

In his March 1 letter ("Founders saw gun rights as essential to freedom"), my North Kingstown neighbor, Richard August, forgets that the Constitution is always fine-tuned by Supreme Court rulings.


Monday election for Medfield

MEDFIELD - Medfield is set to hold its town election next week, though there will be no contests and only one question on the ballot. The town's polling place - the Center at Medfield, at 1 Icehouse Rd. - is set to open at 6 a.m. Monday, with polls closing at 8 p.m., per Medfield's website.

WICKED LOCAL - 2019-03-22 14:02:00

Capitol Hill workplace watchdog issues repeat recommendations to Congress

The Office of Congressional Workplace Rights has some (not quite) new recommendations to improve the Capitol Hill workplace. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Last year’s overhaul of the workplace complaint reporting and resolution system on Capitol Hill addressed many recommendations from the Offi

ROLL CALL ONLINE - 2019-03-22 09:00:13

Lawmakers contemplate a tough political sell : Raising their pay

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is calling for a cost-of-living adjustment to lawmaker salaries, which have remained stagnant for a decade — but it’s likely to be a tough sell.


Letter : Protecting the balance of power

Way to go Mitt and Mike. Kudos. Utah's two U.S. senators, Romney and Lee, have my appreciation and congratulations for their votes in support of our Constitution. While I often disagree with both, especially Sen. Lee, I am delighted at the courage of these two on this issue.


Trump-elected judges give white-collar crime a leg up

In regards to the extremely light sentence given Paul Manafort by US District Judge T.S. Ellis. Mr. Manafort was charged with and pleaded guilty to 18 counts of Bank and Tax fraud, that go back over 30 years. Serious charges that involved stealing over 25 million dollars from the American tax payers