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Trump team defends Saudi ties after Senate rebuke on Yemen
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday again defended US ties with Saudi Arabia on national security grounds after the Senate voted to end support to the kingdom's war in Yemen.
Bill ENDING Hush Funds Clears Congress ! Members Will Now Have To Pay Out Of Their OWN Pockets To Settle Claims
Thanks to legislation passed this week, members of Congress will have to pull from their own pockets—rather than use taxpayer dollars—should they need to cover up allegations of sexual misconduct.
Conaway : ` It 's a Big Deal for Rural America '
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) applauds the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report, securing a big win for farmers, ranchers and rural America.
Idaho Supreme Court Should Throw Out Medicaid Expansion
For many years, scientists have debated why some critters that live in caves and at great ocean depths have eyes yet are blind. Is the sightlessness of the cavefish—perhaps the most studied of darkness-bound species—the result of generations left in blackness, negating the need for visual inspection
Analyst fears lame-duck legislation means gridlock for Wisconsin politics
Wisconsin's lame-duck session, which critics have called a Republican power grab, has generated national attention and raised concerns that it could lead to political gridlock in the state capitol once Gov. Tony Evers takes office in January.
THERE it is ! Rep. Adam Schiff says Trump 's AG nominee totally qualified for the job , IF ...
President Trump is nominating William Barr, who headed up the Justice Department during the George H.W. Bush administration, to return to that job:. Rep. Adam Schiff, who has the highest of hopes that the Mueller investigation will match his rhetoric about Trump and Russia, says Barr is qualified fo
How Congress Got So Broken
More than 50 House members chose not to seek re-election in 2018, and a new report from nonprofit groups Issue One and the R Street Institute examines what drove so many to that decision.
Why We Left Congress : How the Legislative Branch is Broken and What We Can Do About It
Systemic institutional dysfunction was a leading cause for more than 50 Republican and Democratic members of Congress who voluntarily did not seek re-election this year, according to a new joint report by Issue One and the R Street Institute.
Donald Trump has Oval Office clash with top Democrats over border wall
Donald Trump has had a dramatic Oval Office clash with Democrat rivals Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. The president locked horns with Pelosi – set to be leader of the House of Representatives – and Senate Minority Leader Schumer over border security Tuesday.
Report outlines outside income limitations for state lawmakers
State lawmakers will be limited from receiving significant outside income from a range of activities, including employment in most private-sector jobs, corporate board membership, teaching and royalties, according to the new stipulations laid out by a compensation commission’s report released Monday
Reasons for the GOP 's Capitol power play
THERE are many explanations for last week's power play by Republicans that trampled Democratic lawmakers and took power away from Democratic Governor-Elect Tony Evers and Democratic Attorney General-Elect Josh Kaul.
Brazilian Judge Suspends Embraer-Boeing Merger Talks
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian judge in São Paulo has suspended temporarily the merger between Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and its U.S. counterpart, Boeing. According to Judge Victorio Giuzio Neto, however, the suspension does not prohibit negotiations to advance, only a decision t
Congress passes temporary spending bill and averts a government shutdown for now
WASHINGTON – Congress has given itself two more weeks to pass a federal budget and avoid a government shutdown. The House and the Senate each voted Thursday to pass a short-term spending bill that would keep the government running until Dec. 21. The measure now goes to President Donald Trump, who ha
Michigan GOP moves to strip Democratic officeholders ' power
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control Michigan’s Legislature voted Wednesday to advance a measure that strips campaign-finance oversight power from the Democratic secretary of state-elect, and they moved to give lawmakers authority to stand up for GOP-backed laws if they think the incoming D
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Congress over staff salaries and unpaid internships
Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has admonished Congress for failing to pay interns and their congressional staffers an decent wage. Ms Ocasio-Cortez—a democratic socialist hailing from New York—tweeted that she visited a dive bar in Washington DC where she met with several bartenders, m
Shutdown stare down : What a partial government shutdown during the holidays could look like
Shutdown stare down: What a partial government shutdown during the holidays could look like originally appeared on abcnews.go.com. If lawmakers fail to strike a spending deal by Dec. 21, a government shutdown will take place. But it would look a little different than past instances, mostly because C
FIGHT ! : White House Border Wall Meeting Erupts In Clash Between Trump , Schumer , And Pelosi
An Oval Office meeting on whether to include funding for President Donald Trump's border wall in an upcoming congressional budget bill erupted into a tense exchange between Trump and Democrats Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
The Harris Administration Looks For Its Footing
The challenge of being a change agent is always the pressure to deliver on it. That’s the test facing the administration of new Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris. The Shelby County elections were a harbinger of the change election that was to take place two and a half months later with the national Con
Pay raise for New York lawmakers : 5 things to know
ALBANY - New York's 213 state lawmakers are in line for a pay raise in each of the next three years, but it will come with significant strings attached. It's set to make them the highest paid state lawmakers in the country.
Conservation Club , AEI Executive Council host professor panel discussion about climate change
We can’t keep going on the way we’ve been going, losing control of earth atmosphere,” Chairman and Professor of Physics Kenneth Hayes said. “If you love life and care for those who come after you, you have a moral obligation to do what you can to make things right.”