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Cognosante builds compliant, secure cloud solutions for customers using AWS COGNOSANTE BUILDS COMPLIANT, SECURE CLOUD SOLUTIONS FOR CUSTOMERS USING AWS

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Nov 14, 2019

Using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AWS GovCloud (US), Cognosante delivers compliant, secure, and reliable cloud-based healthcare solutions for its government customers. Cognosante is a GovTech providing healthcare technology solutions and business process outsourcing services with a mission to tran...

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2019 Report to Congress of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission 2019 REPORT TO CONGRESS OF THE U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION

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Nov 14, 2019

Three significant anniversaries occurred in 2019. Seventy years ago, on October 1, 1949, Mao Zedong declared the founding of the People’s Republic of China and, as Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), was anointed the country’s paramount leader. Forty years ago, on January 1, 1...

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Why We Formed the Future of Transportation Caucus WHY WE FORMED THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION CAUCUS

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Nov 14, 2019

America has arrived at a crossroads in regard to our transportation system: Our roads are crumbling, our public transit systems are failing, and carbon emissions are exacerbating the climate crisis. Changing the faulty policies that led to this unhappy situation requires strategic, innovative and co...

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When it comes to health care reform, look to the states, not the federal government WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH CARE REFORM, LOOK TO THE STATES, NOT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Nov 14, 2019

There’s much talk in Washington about health care, but far less action. By contrast, some state capitals across the country are pursuing bolder, more interesting reform. It’s true that, at the federal level, the administration has expanded use of short-term, limited duration plans by all...

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U.S. government posts $134 billion deficit in October U.S. GOVERNMENT POSTS $134 BILLION DEFICIT IN OCTOBER

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Nov 14, 2019

The U.S. government recorded a $134 billion budget deficit in October, the first month of the new fiscal year, the Treasury Department said on Wednesday.That compared to a budget deficit of $100 billion in the same month last year, according to the Treasury’s monthly budget statement.Analysts ...

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Microsoft Security offerings for US Government customers continue to grow with general availability MICROSOFT SECURITY OFFERINGS FOR US GOVERNMENT CUSTOMERS CONTINUE TO GROW WITH GENERAL AVAILABILITY

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Nov 12, 2019

We are excited to announce the general availability of Microsoft Cloud App Security and Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for US Government GCC High customers! The release of these services completes the Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) E5 product suite for US GCC High customers, delivering...

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A smarter practice: Beyond legal project management A SMARTER PRACTICE: BEYOND LEGAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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Nov 12, 2019

The legal landscape has changed. Clients are demanding more from firms than ever before and it is critical for firms to bring the art and science of law together. Thoughtful and deliberate technology integrations with core firm functions yield opportunities to improve existing legal workflows that d...

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It Is About Time the Federal Communications Commission Fights Back Against China IT IS ABOUT TIME THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION FIGHTS BACK AGAINST CHINA

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Nov 11, 2019

At the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) November 19 open meeting, a top agenda item will be ensuring “that Universal Service Fund [USF] support is not used to purchase equipment or services from companies posing a national security threat to the integrity of communications netwo...

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Two New Studies on Economics of Trade TWO NEW STUDIES ON ECONOMICS OF TRADE

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Nov 11, 2019

Our friends at the Property Rights Alliance and the Mercatus Center have just released two new papers that are well worth reading. First, Philip Thompson and Lorenzo Montanari have compiled a Trade Barrier Index, just released by the Property Rights Alliance. The U.S. currently ranks 54th out of 86 ...

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Us Government Infographic – the Three Branches Of Government Chart Illustrates the System Of US GOVERNMENT INFOGRAPHIC – THE THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT CHART ILLUSTRATES THE SYSTEM OF

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Nov 10, 2019

The framers of the Constitution wanted to be sure that no one person or group had too much power. They created a system of checks and balances. They separated the government into three branches. The three branches are separate but equal. Each branch can "check" the power of the other branc...

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Trump Administration Seeks to Increase Fee for U.S. Citizenship Application TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SEEKS TO INCREASE FEE FOR U.S. CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION

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Nov 10, 2019

The Trump administration on Friday proposed increasing the cost of applying for U.S. citizenship, as well as for the first time charging a fee for asylum applications. Under the new proposal, which will be published on Thursday in the Federal Register, fees for citizenship would increase by more tha...

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US–China Strategic Competition The Quest for Global Technological Leadership US–CHINA STRATEGIC COMPETITION THE QUEST FOR GLOBAL TECHNOLOGICAL LEADERSHIP

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Nov 09, 2019

The underlying driver of the ongoing US–China trade war is a race for global technological dominance. President Trump has raised a number of issues regarding trade with China – including the US’s trade deficit with China and the naming of China as a currency manipulator. But at the...

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For science FOR SCIENCE'S SAKE, THE GOVERNMENT MUST APPROVE FY20 SPENDING BILLS

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Nov 07, 2019

Once again, Congress is poised to approve a second continuing resolution (CR) to keep the U.S. government running when the current resolution expires Nov. 21. As some congressional leaders noted, it is unlikely Congress will reach agreement on any of the 12 fiscal year (FY) 2020 spending bills by th...

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Federal Funding Targets Critical Need in Disability Education FEDERAL FUNDING TARGETS CRITICAL NEED IN DISABILITY EDUCATION

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Nov 07, 2019

Grants from the U.S. Department of Education will help train dozens of University of Arizona students for high-demand jobs working with students with hearing and visual impairments. Nearly $2.5 million in federal funding will help train University of Arizona students to serve young people with visua...

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Trade Developments on Export-Import Bank and NAFTA/USMCA TRADE DEVELOPMENTS ON EXPORT-IMPORT BANK AND NAFTA/USMCA

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Nov 07, 2019

America’s trade policy landscape has some big events on the horizon. The House of Representatives will vote next week on Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-CA) Export-Import Bank reauthorization bill. The Trump administration has signaled opposition to it, making it unlikely to become law. The admin...

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Microsoft President Says It MICROSOFT PRESIDENT SAYS IT'S IMPORTANT TO SELL PRODUCTS TO U.S. MILITARY

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Nov 06, 2019

Nov.06 -- Microsoft President Brad Smith talks selling technology to the U.S. military and developing a better relationship with employees. He talks to Bloomberg's Tom Giles on the latest edition of "Bloomberg Studio 1.0."

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A Look at the Horizon of AI In Government A LOOK AT THE HORIZON OF AI IN GOVERNMENT

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Nov 06, 2019

There is currently a race among nations and governments to become the global leader in artificial-intelligence (AI) technology, which can and will have meaningful consequences to national security—economic, financial and political. To win, the US must continually iterate and innovate beyond th...

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Huawei coping fine with US trade ban, but urges need for open collaboration HUAWEI COPING FINE WITH US TRADE BAN, BUT URGES NEED FOR OPEN COLLABORATION

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Nov 06, 2019

Huawei has yet to see any significant impact from the China-US trade war, but it still prefers a long-term strategy of open collaboration and cooperation with US suppliers. That said, it is prepared to put in the necessary measures to ensure its business remains sustainable if the trade conflict dra...

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C-Band spectrum: Private auctions are the quickest way for 5G consumer benefits C-BAND SPECTRUM: PRIVATE AUCTIONS ARE THE QUICKEST WAY FOR 5G CONSUMER BENEFITS

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Nov 06, 2019

Even if you’ve never heard of the “C-Band,” pending federal government decisions about what to do with it are almost certainly going to affect you. C-Band is critical mid-band spectrum that is the key to putting next-generation 5G wireless into the hands of U.S. consumers and busin...

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A New US Strategy for Economic Competition with China A NEW US STRATEGY FOR ECONOMIC COMPETITION WITH CHINA

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Nov 05, 2019

This final report of the Taskforce on Transforming the Economic Dimension of U.S. China Strategy outlines a four-part strategy for an effective U.S. response to the economic challenges presented by China.

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Ivanka Trump and Secretary Pompeo Launch Interagency Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking IVANKA TRUMP AND SECRETARY POMPEO LAUNCH INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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Nov 05, 2019

Ivanka Trump and Secretary Pompeo Launch Interagency Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking.

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Esri Releases Smarter Government Book by Martin O’Malley ESRI RELEASES SMARTER GOVERNMENT BOOK BY MARTIN O’MALLEY

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Nov 05, 2019

Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of a new book by former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, Smarter Government: How to Govern for Results in the Information Age. The book proposes new ideas about leadership and applying technology in a way that ...

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Political groups and candidates blanket Virginia with Facebook ads POLITICAL GROUPS AND CANDIDATES BLANKET VIRGINIA WITH FACEBOOK ADS

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Nov 05, 2019

You might call it the Facebook Election. Many voters are “cutting the cord” from cable TV, and candidates and political organizations are turning to Facebook to attract Virginia voters in Tuesday’s legislative and local elections. Between July 1 and Oct. 25, Facebook users in Virgi...

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Salesforce AppExchange for Government Infographic SALESFORCE APPEXCHANGE FOR GOVERNMENT INFOGRAPHIC

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Nov 04, 2019

Explore how the partner ecosystem can help your organization build and support new solutions.

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How Costly Are Your State’s Regulations? HOW COSTLY ARE YOUR STATE’S REGULATIONS?

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Nov 04, 2019

Government regulations can be very costly in terms of both time and money. Though we often focus on what means in terms of federal regulations, the U.S. government isn’t the only entity generating rules that can burden individual Americans and businesses without necessarily providing any posit...

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Rather Than Ban Facebook RATHER THAN BAN FACEBOOK'S POLITICAL ADS, LET'S FACT CHECK THEM

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Nov 02, 2019

There are some famous natural experiments out there, such as the Dutch Hunger Winter study or the Oregon Health Insurance study. Or how about that nighttime satellite photo of North and South Korea showing the benefits of democratic capitalism vs. totalitarian communism. That may be the most famous ...

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3 WAYS AI WILL HELP THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IN THE 2020S 3 WAYS AI WILL HELP THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IN THE 2020S

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Nov 01, 2019

The U.S. government won’t miss out on the wave of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) coming in the 2020s. That’s not to say it will be an easy ride. Federal agencies have to figure out how to accomplish ambitious AI/ML goals within the bounds of budget, personnel and po...

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Leveraging AI to Transform Government LEVERAGING AI TO TRANSFORM GOVERNMENT

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Nov 01, 2019

Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform government, helping to reduce bureaucratic inefficiencies and to free up civil servants to perform meaningful services, according to a new report. “The most challenging problems AI may help us solve—from fighting terrorists to servin...

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How the Federal Government Can Help Cities Meet U.S. Infrastructure Needs HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN HELP CITIES MEET U.S. INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS

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Nov 01, 2019

The National League of Cities' 2019 City Fiscal Conditions report indentifies rising infrastructure spending demands as a key factor pressuring city budgets. NLC CEO Clarence Anthony discusses why a stronger Federal partnership with cities on infrastructure investments is likely to pay dividends...

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Hybrid IT in Government: Transitioning to the Cloud HYBRID IT IN GOVERNMENT: TRANSITIONING TO THE CLOUD

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Nov 01, 2019

For its federal IT strategy, the new administration is continuing the emphasis on use of cloud computing established by its predecessor. However, cloud is a moving target for federal agencies. More cloud service providers have FedRAMP approval, and FedRAMP itself has evolved to accommodate a wider r...

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Trump to announce new site for signing China trade pact TRUMP TO ANNOUNCE NEW SITE FOR SIGNING CHINA TRADE PACT

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Nov 01, 2019

US President Donald Trump had confirmed that he would “soon” announce a new site where he’d meet his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to sign the “first phase” of a trade accord with Beijing, after Chile’s surprise cancellation of the APEC summit in Santiago. Trum...

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Data-Centric Government: In Numbers DATA-CENTRIC GOVERNMENT: IN NUMBERS

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Oct 31, 2019

However, to deliver true digital transformation, not simply the digitisation of services, more must be done. Citizens need to trust government use of data. And government needs to make data available for the good of citizens.

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US worker annual compensation rose 2.8% in third quarter US WORKER ANNUAL COMPENSATION ROSE 2.8% IN THIRD QUARTER

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Oct 31, 2019

Annual wages and benefits for U.S. workers continued to rise at a modest pace in the third quarter, even as unemployment stays near a half-century low. The Labor Department said Thursday that growth in pay and benefits for all U.S. workers rose 2.8% in the July-September quarter, compared to the sam...

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Secretary Pompeo remarks at the Hudson Institute SECRETARY POMPEO REMARKS AT THE HUDSON INSTITUTE'S HERMAN KAHN AWARD GALA

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Oct 30, 2019

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo remarks at the Hudson Institute’s Herman Kahn Award Gala, in New York City, New York, On October 30, 2019.

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Congress doesn CONGRESS DOESN'T NEED TO PAUSE, IT NEEDS TO ACT AND STRENGTHEN SOCIAL SECURITY

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Oct 30, 2019

A recent piece in The Hill has said that Social Security is entering a new era. They’re right, Social Security is entering a new era – and it needs to be strengthened. We don’t have to look back to the Great Depression to understand the timeliness and urgency needed to strengthen S...

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Trump Thanks GM, Toyota And Others For Support In Lawsuit TRUMP THANKS GM, TOYOTA AND OTHERS FOR SUPPORT IN LAWSUIT

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Oct 30, 2019

In a tweet sent out Wednesday night, President Donald Trump thanked General Motors, Toyota and other automakers represented by the Coalition for Sustainable Automotive Regulation for backing his proposed fuel economy regulations freeze. The coalition, which also includes Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, Hyund...

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US Government Opposes Toxic Chemical Bans in Thailand US GOVERNMENT OPPOSES TOXIC CHEMICAL BANS IN THAILAND

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Oct 30, 2019

This month, the Thai government moved to ban some toxic chemicals out of concern for the health of its residents and environment. In response, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary Ted McKinney sent a document to the Thai government pushing back on their plan. As the Thai government m...

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Secretary Pompeo remarks at Commission on Unalienable Rights SECRETARY POMPEO REMARKS AT COMMISSION ON UNALIENABLE RIGHTS

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Oct 29, 2019

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo opening remarks at Commission on Unalienable Rights, at the Department of State., on October 23, 2019.

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The value of diversity in Congress must include that of top congressional staff THE VALUE OF DIVERSITY IN CONGRESS MUST INCLUDE THAT OF TOP CONGRESSIONAL STAFF

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Oct 29, 2019

Diversity in the workplace is an idea that transcends our observable characteristics. It deals with the nuances and complexities that make up the mosaics of our personal stories, which help define who we are. In addition to our visible differences, diversity of thought, tastes, socioeconomic backgro...

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Adobe Granted License by US Gov to Keep Serving Customers in Venezuela ADOBE GRANTED LICENSE BY US GOV TO KEEP SERVING CUSTOMERS IN VENEZUELA

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Oct 28, 2019

Adobe has been granted a license by the US government to keep serving creatives in Venezuela, allowing the company to overturn a very controversial decision from earlier this month. Earlier this month, Adobe announced that it would be cutting off all Creative Cloud services to customers in Venezuela...

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Trump Admin Pulls Rug From Under Amazon, Rewards $10 Billion Contract Microsoft TRUMP ADMIN PULLS RUG FROM UNDER AMAZON, REWARDS $10 BILLION CONTRACT MICROSOFT

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Oct 28, 2019

The Trump administration tossed a curveball Friday at Amazon and awarded a $10 billion cloud contract the company was expecting to land to one of the tech titan’s biggest competitors, Microsoft. Amazon had long been considered a front-runner for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or ...

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Government Agency - Data Erasure - WipeDrive Enterprise GOVERNMENT AGENCY - DATA ERASURE - WIPEDRIVE ENTERPRISE

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Oct 25, 2019

Government agencies must meet legal and regulatory requirements in clearing data from data-bearing devices before they leave their organization. WipeDrive Enterprise provides a certified erasure solution for erasing servers, laptops, workstations and mobile devices.

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Implications of the new order in Syria IMPLICATIONS OF THE NEW ORDER IN SYRIA

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Oct 24, 2019

The situation in northeast Syria is still in flux, but it appears that the militarily strong powers have at least temporarily worked out a modus vivendi with regard to the size and location of the Turkish-controlled buffer zone: an arrangement blessed by the Trump administration. The Syrian Democrat...

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House Passes Landmark Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Shell Companies Used for Tax Evasion and Other Crimes HOUSE PASSES LANDMARK BIPARTISAN BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON SHELL COMPANIES USED FOR TAX EVASION AND OTHER CRIMES

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Oct 24, 2019

On Tuesday night, 25 Republicans joined nearly all the chamber’s Democrats to approve the Corporate Transparency Act, a bill that would require those creating a company to report its owners to the federal government. The White House expressed support but called for the House and Senate to work...

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A bipartisan way forward for American coalfield communities A BIPARTISAN WAY FORWARD FOR AMERICAN COALFIELD COMMUNITIES

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Oct 23, 2019

Coalfield communities in the desert Southwest, in the high plains of Montana and Wyoming, and in the hills and hollows of Appalachia are in dire need of reinvestment as the U.S. coal industry continues its precipitous decline. Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.) has made a good first step in draftin...

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Deepening the US-Israel relationship through business DEEPENING THE US-ISRAEL RELATIONSHIP THROUGH BUSINESS

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Oct 23, 2019

Technology is transforming every part of our economy today. Innovation ranging from transportation and manufacturing to health care and agriculture are fundamentally changing how we live and work. Even though the United States is one of the most innovative countries in the world, innovation doesn&rs...

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‘Outrageous’: Bernie Defends Tulsi Gabbard Over Russian Asset Smear Floated By Hillary Clinton ‘OUTRAGEOUS’: BERNIE DEFENDS TULSI GABBARD OVER RUSSIAN ASSET SMEAR FLOATED BY HILLARY CLINTON

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Oct 22, 2019

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders jumped to Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s defense Monday against unfounded allegations that she is a Russian asset, which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and commentators at multiple news outlets have recently floated. “Tulsi Gabbard has put h...

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What Elizabeth Warren’s K-12 plan reveals about education politics today WHAT ELIZABETH WARREN’S K-12 PLAN REVEALS ABOUT EDUCATION POLITICS TODAY

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Oct 22, 2019

On Monday, Elizabeth Warren released her plan for K-12 education. It’s a striking set of proposals, remarkable in their breadth, that would dramatically reshape the federal role in education. This post steps back from the plan’s policy specifics to consider what the plan tells us about e...

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Secretary Pompeo remarks at the Heritage Foundation President SECRETARY POMPEO REMARKS AT THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION PRESIDENT'S CLUB MEETING

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Oct 22, 2019

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivers a speech on “Trump Administration Diplomacy: The Untold Story” at the Heritage Foundation President’s Club Meeting, in Washington, D.C., on October 22, 2019.

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Self-Dealing in Ukraine: The Core of the Impeachment Inquiry SELF-DEALING IN UKRAINE: THE CORE OF THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY

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Oct 21, 2019

As the Ukraine story develops, the public focus has remained largely on wrongdoing by the president outside the realm of criminal law, focusing instead on President Trump’s apparent use of his office for personal gain. On one level, this makes sense: Impeachment is only about removal of the pr...

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Ivanka Trump at the 2019 World Bank Annual Meeting IVANKA TRUMP AT THE 2019 WORLD BANK ANNUAL MEETING

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Oct 21, 2019

Developing countries that want to do business with the United States must do more to empower women and give them better access to the workforce, education and legal protections, White House adviser Ivanka Trump said on Friday.

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Nancy Pelosi makes unannounced Afghan visit NANCY PELOSI MAKES UNANNOUNCED AFGHAN VISIT

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Oct 21, 2019

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan where she met President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and other government officials, her office announced. Pelosi’s office announced on Sunday that the Democrat leader’s visit to Kabul accompanied b...

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Revisiting Legacy Restrictions on the Intelligence Community’s Handling of SIGINT Data on Non-Americans REVISITING LEGACY RESTRICTIONS ON THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY’S HANDLING OF SIGINT DATA ON NON-AMERICANS

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Oct 17, 2019

Why are U.S. intelligence agencies still applying extraordinary safeguards to the incidentally collected communications of Chinese, Russian and Iranian citizens as well as the nationals of EU allies that refuse to offer similar privacy protections to Americans? After answering that question, we will...

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Zuckerberg Exempts Politicians From Facebook Ad Fact-Check Policy ZUCKERBERG EXEMPTS POLITICIANS FROM FACEBOOK AD FACT-CHECK POLICY

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Oct 17, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pushed back Thursday against critics who believe his company’s new advertisement policies will allow politicians to lie and misinform voters ahead of the election. Zuckerberg defended the new ad policy, which largely exempts politicians from Facebook’s fact c...

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President Trump Participates in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Louis Vuitton Workshop - Rochambeau PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN A RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AT THE LOUIS VUITTON WORKSHOP - ROCHAMBEAU

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Oct 17, 2019

President Trump delivers remarks and participates in the ribbon cutting at the Louis Vuitton workshop in Alvorado, Texas.

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The Role of OMB in Withholding Ukrainian Aid THE ROLE OF OMB IN WITHHOLDING UKRAINIAN AID

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Oct 16, 2019

One of the most damning allegations in the whistleblower complaint is that President Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son by withholding congressionally approved military aid.  The amounts include $250 million from the...

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Senior Advisor Hook Opening Remarks at the SFRC. SENIOR ADVISOR HOOK OPENING REMARKS AT THE SFRC.

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Oct 16, 2019

Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State, Brian Hook testimony at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on  "An Examination of US-Iran Policy" on October 16, 2019.  A transcript will be provided when made available.

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New Cyber Brief: Expanding Disclosure Policy to Drive Better Cybersecurity NEW CYBER BRIEF: EXPANDING DISCLOSURE POLICY TO DRIVE BETTER CYBERSECURITY

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Oct 16, 2019

The Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program has launched a new Cyber Brief. This one provides recommendations on how to incentivize more disclosure of the theft of intellectual property from the private sector. It was written by Robert Knake, Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow at CFR and senior research...

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Business school deans call for lifting country-specific visa caps BUSINESS SCHOOL DEANS CALL FOR LIFTING COUNTRY-SPECIFIC VISA CAPS

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Oct 15, 2019

More than 50 deans of U.S. business schools penned an open letter Tuesday to President Trump and congressional leaders, calling for reforms to immigration policies affecting high-skilled workers. The letter, spearheaded by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and published as a full-page...

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TALENT-DRIVEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TALENT-DRIVEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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Oct 15, 2019

Structural shifts in the labor market now mean that human capabilities are the fundamental driver of regional and state economic development. The collective knowledge of the U.S. population is worth approximately $240 trillion, far exceeding the value of other inputs to economic growth. Educational ...

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Are the Walls Really Closing in on Trump? ARE THE WALLS REALLY CLOSING IN ON TRUMP?

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Oct 15, 2019

Are the walls closing on Donald Trump? The appearance of numerous witnesses, ranging from former White House aide and Russia hand Fiona Hill to State Department official George Kent, has convinced multiple Democrats that Trump isn’t simply on the defensive. Instead, he may be headed for the ex...

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US Green Economy Worth $1.3 Trillion Per Year, But New Policies Needed To Maintain Growth US GREEN ECONOMY WORTH $1.3 TRILLION PER YEAR, BUT NEW POLICIES NEEDED TO MAINTAIN GROWTH

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Oct 15, 2019

The US green economy is estimated to generate over $1.3 trillion in revenue per year, representing 16.5% of the global green economy, according to a new study by UCL. The green economy – broadly defined as an economy that is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive – is a ma...

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Two Cheers for the Trade Deals With Japan and China TWO CHEERS FOR THE TRADE DEALS WITH JAPAN AND CHINA

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Oct 14, 2019

The Trump administration's recent trade agreements with Japan and China scored some real wins for farmers and ranchers, who have been quick to express their appreciation. So am I just being churlish in saluting these deals with only two cheers rather than the usual three? No, I don't think s...

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Here’s Why McConnell Is Wrong On The Gas Tax HERE’S WHY MCCONNELL IS WRONG ON THE GAS TAX

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Oct 14, 2019

One of the few congressional proposals with bipartisan support even in these divisive times is a $287-billion transportation bill. But one possible funding stream — hiking the gas tax — remains up for debate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already signaled that he will oppose...

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Iran Is Winning Trump IRAN IS WINNING TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICY GAMBLE

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Oct 14, 2019

President Donald Trump has sixty days to prevent tensions with Iran from spinning out of control. Dissatisfied with the Iran nuclear deal signed under the Obama administration, Trump terminated U.S. participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement in 2018 and has since imposed &ldqu...

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Warsaw Process: Promoting Peace and Security WARSAW PROCESS: PROMOTING PEACE AND SECURITY

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Oct 11, 2019

Warsaw Process:  Remarks from White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump, at the Department of State, on October 11, 2019.

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David Hale Remarks at Warsaw Process Human Rights Working Group DAVID HALE REMARKS AT WARSAW PROCESS HUMAN RIGHTS WORKING GROUP

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Oct 11, 2019

Warsaw Process Human Rights Working Group: Promoting a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East, on October 10, 2019.

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Abandoning the Kurds, tax returns, and counternarratives: This week in impeachment ABANDONING THE KURDS, TAX RETURNS, AND COUNTERNARRATIVES: THIS WEEK IN IMPEACHMENT

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Oct 11, 2019

As week two of the impeachment saga unfolded, the White House refused to answer any congressional inquiries, the president precipitated a war in northern Syria, polls showed very small and maybe inconsequential public movement in favor of impeachment, and a court ruled that Donald Trump had to hand ...

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Press Briefing with Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin PRESS BRIEFING WITH SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY STEVEN MNUCHIN

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Oct 11, 2019

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin held a press briefing at the White House where he spoke about trade talks with China and the Turkish offensive in Syria.

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Government To Transform Key City Centres GOVERNMENT TO TRANSFORM KEY CITY CENTRES

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Oct 11, 2019

Two key city centre sites are to be regenerated as part of a government programme designed to boost regional growth and save taxpayers’ money. The Government Hubs programme has so far seen the development of 14 office hubs around the country, providing civil servants with state-of-the-art work...

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How Trump used the U.S. government to chase conspiracy theories HOW TRUMP USED THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO CHASE CONSPIRACY THEORIES

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Oct 11, 2019

President Donald Trump has enlisted parts of the U.S. government and key allies in the pursuit of unproven or disproven conspiracy theories, some incubated in the dark and anonymous corners of the internet. Text messages between U.S. diplomats, a whistleblower complaint and a series of public statem...

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Does the U.S. government need to assess economic sanctions better? DOES THE U.S. GOVERNMENT NEED TO ASSESS ECONOMIC SANCTIONS BETTER?

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Oct 10, 2019

The federal government has 31 separate sanctions programs, according to the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Some of them are country-focused, while others are more thematic, dealing with nuclear nonproliferation or the diamond trade. Without question, however, the United States is more...

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China lowers expectations for U.S. trade talks after blacklist: officials CHINA LOWERS EXPECTATIONS FOR U.S. TRADE TALKS AFTER BLACKLIST: OFFICIALS

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Oct 10, 2019

Surprised and upset by the U.S. blacklisting of Chinese companies, China has lowered expectations for significant progress from this week’s trade talks with the United States, Chinese government officials told Reuters, even as President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed fresh optimism. While...

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Elizabeth Warren is New 2020 Democratic Frontrunner ELIZABETH WARREN IS NEW 2020 DEMOCRATIC FRONTRUNNER

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Oct 09, 2019

According to polling averages calculated by Real Clear Politics, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is the new the poll leader of Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election, if by a very small margin. Warren overtook former Vice President Joe Biden in poll averages on Tuesday. Most recent...

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9 Ways You Didn’t Realize the Government Could Be Spying on You 9 WAYS YOU DIDN’T REALIZE THE GOVERNMENT COULD BE SPYING ON YOU

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Oct 09, 2019

Most of us understand, at least on some level, that the government is always watching. But just in case you forget that as you pursue your day-to-day activities, here are some reminders. To some degree, the government always has an eye on you. That’s not a conspiracy theory; it’s a fact....

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Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP): History and Overview OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY (OSTP): HISTORY AND OVERVIEW

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Oct 08, 2019

Congress established the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) through the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-282). The act states, “The primary function of the OSTP Director is to provide, within the Executive Office of the Presi...

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Us Government invests to power 70%  of PNG homes US GOVERNMENT INVESTS TO POWER 70% OF PNG HOMES

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Oct 07, 2019

The united states is a proud partner with papua news Guinea, Australia ,New Zealand, and Japan in the goal to bring electricity to 70 per of PNG homes by 2030.Not only that but to empower women owned businesses and to protect the lands, forests and waterway of PNG for generation to come. supporting ...

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Key Japan economic index falls, government changes view to KEY JAPAN ECONOMIC INDEX FALLS, GOVERNMENT CHANGES VIEW TO 'WORSENING'

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Oct 07, 2019

A key Japanese economic index fell in August and the government on Monday downgraded its view to “worsening”, indicating the export-reliant economy might face slipping into recession. Concerns have risen as the U.S.-China trade dispute and slowing external demand dent Japan’s econo...

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U.S. Government Bond Yields Decline After Jobs Report U.S. GOVERNMENT BOND YIELDS DECLINE AFTER JOBS REPORT

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Oct 04, 2019

U.S. government bond yields fell Friday after data showing the economy added fewer new jobs in September than the month before. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which declines when bond prices rise, slipped for a seventh consecutive session, settling at 1.515% compared with 1.531% T...

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Mobile Airbus Plant Avoids Impact From Trump Tariffs MOBILE AIRBUS PLANT AVOIDS IMPACT FROM TRUMP TARIFFS

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Oct 03, 2019

Airbus, who has a growing manufacturing and engineering presence in Mobile, Alabama, released a statement today urging the United States and the European Union to come to a negotiated settlement to end all of the disputes and escalating tariffs related to a 15-year trade dispute between Airbus and B...

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Big Oil Pushes Back Against Minnesota Clean Car Announcement BIG OIL PUSHES BACK AGAINST MINNESOTA CLEAN CAR ANNOUNCEMENT

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Oct 03, 2019

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced last week that the state would be adopting a pair of clean car standards following California’s lead, even as the Trump administration tries to revoke California’s authority to set stricter standards under federal law. But Minnesota’s move is a...

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President Trump Welcomes the President of Finland to the White House PRESIDENT TRUMP WELCOMES THE PRESIDENT OF FINLAND TO THE WHITE HOUSE

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Oct 03, 2019

President Donald Trump welcomed the president of Finland to the White House, Wednesday, October 2. The president is criticizing an impeachment inquiry against him as a "coup," while the heads of several House of Representatives committees accuse Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of blocking t...

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How Trump HOW TRUMP'S AND OBAMA'S APPROVAL RATINGS COMPARE

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Oct 02, 2019

Comparing President Barack Obama's and President Donald Trump's approval ratings in relation to the time they've been in office, both come pretty close of each other in their third year. According to Gallup, Obama's approval rating was 40 percent at the end of Aug 2011, while Trump&#...

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Who WHO'S WINNING THE TRADE WAR? ECONOMISTS SPEAK OUT

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Oct 01, 2019

As the 2020 presidential election approaches, a question about U.S. foreign relations could impact voters’ decisions: Who’s winning the U.S.-China trade war? Some experts argue China has the upper hand because it is slowly weaning off American computer products and will eventually achiev...

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Trump Admin to Supreme Court: Don TRUMP ADMIN TO SUPREME COURT: DON'T SAVE GOOGLE FROM COPYRIGHT SUIT

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Oct 01, 2019

The Trump administration urged the Supreme Court to stay out of a long-running copyright dispute between Google and Oracle Corp., dealing a considerable blow to Google’s efforts to avoid an $8 billion damages award. At issue in the dispute, billed as the copyright fight of the decade, are soft...

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Nessel opposes Trump’s SNAP restrictions, calls rule ‘entirely unacceptable’ NESSEL OPPOSES TRUMP’S SNAP RESTRICTIONS, CALLS RULE ‘ENTIRELY UNACCEPTABLE’

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Sep 30, 2019

Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a comment letter against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) arguing that President Trump’s restrictions on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would violate federal law and be detrimental to public health. The proposed rule, called Revisio...

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President Trump Participates in the Ceremonial Swearing-In of the Secretary of Labor PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN THE CEREMONIAL SWEARING-IN OF THE SECRETARY OF LABOR

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Sep 30, 2019

President Trump participates in the ceremonial swearing-in of the Secretary of Labor after the Senate confirms Eugene Scalia's nomination.

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Trump Axing Advisory Committees Is Bad for Farmers and Nation’s Food Supply TRUMP AXING ADVISORY COMMITTEES IS BAD FOR FARMERS AND NATION’S FOOD SUPPLY

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Sep 30, 2019

Earlier this summer, the Trump administration issued an Executive Order that would arbitrarily eliminate one-third of all federal advisory committees (FACs) across the government, while restricting an agency’s ability to form new FACs. FACs provide an avenue for outside experts and stakeholder...

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Giuliani Cannot Rely on Attorney-Client Privilege to Avoid Congressional Testimony GIULIANI CANNOT RELY ON ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE TO AVOID CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY

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Sep 30, 2019

As the House of Representatives launches its impeachment inquiry with a focus on President Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine, the question has been raised whether the president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani will testify before Congress.  According to CNN, Giuliani has said that he would ...

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Could this Business Venture Create Peace on the Korean Peninsula? COULD THIS BUSINESS VENTURE CREATE PEACE ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA?

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Sep 29, 2019

As the Trump administration’s national-security team gets a makeover, specialists interested in exploring diplomatic solutions to the most vexing quandaries in international security are inspired anew. Without John Bolton, the hawks’ favorite hawk, are there new possibilities to explore?...

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President Trump Remarks with the Sheriffs PRESIDENT TRUMP REMARKS WITH THE SHERIFFS

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Sep 26, 2019

President Trump was joined by visiting sheriffs on the South Lawn of the White House. After brief remarks on immigration and border security, the sheriffs presented the president with a plaque thanking the him for his work on immigration.

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Your Questions on the Trump Impeachment Process, Answered YOUR QUESTIONS ON THE TRUMP IMPEACHMENT PROCESS, ANSWERED

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Sep 26, 2019

As Congress breaks for a recess after ten days of explosive developments concerning President Trump’s abuses of power, impeachment of the President is now a very active subject on Capitol Hill.  We will update these questions and answers, through press releases, blog posts, and other mean...

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Secretary Pompeo remarks at the Energy Resources Governance Initiative event. SECRETARY POMPEO REMARKS AT THE ENERGY RESOURCES GOVERNANCE INITIATIVE EVENT.

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Sep 26, 2019

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo opening remarks at an event hosted by the Department of State’s Energy Resources Governance Initiative, at the Palace Hotel, in New York City, on September 26, 2019.

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US stocks rebound on housing data, Trump trade deal remark US STOCKS REBOUND ON HOUSING DATA, TRUMP TRADE DEAL REMARK

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Sep 25, 2019

U.S. stocks rebounded from an early slide Wednesday afternoon after encouraging housing data and remarks by President Donald Trump indicating a trade deal with China could happen soon put investors in a buying mood. Strong gains from technology companies and banks helped brush off the market’s...

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US local government debt exposed to elevated heat stress tops $190 billion US LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEBT EXPOSED TO ELEVATED HEAT STRESS TOPS $190 BILLION

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Sep 25, 2019

Local government exposure to projected heat stress varies widely by geography. Data from climate intelligence firm Four Twenty Seven and Moody’s indicate that the Southeast and Midwest have more debt exposed than other regions.

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The Ibero-American countries & their role in light of the Trump administration THE IBERO-AMERICAN COUNTRIES & THEIR ROLE IN LIGHT OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

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Sep 25, 2019

With the advent of the Trump administration and the accompanying consequences for American foreign policy, the Common Action Forum (CAF), with organizational collaboration from Casa de América, hosted a seminar to explore opportunities for Europe to strengthen links with Latin America, and to...

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Treasury Develops Visual Government Finance Tool TREASURY DEVELOPS VISUAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE TOOL

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Sep 25, 2019

The average American citizen expects that the Federal government is efficient with its resources and that financial information is accurate, so leveraging data is key to evolving to the needs of the 21st century financial community. Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of the Fiscal Assistant S...

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Why Do Governments Need to Take Blockchain Seriously in 2020? WHY DO GOVERNMENTS NEED TO TAKE BLOCKCHAIN SERIOUSLY IN 2020?

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Sep 25, 2019

It will be wrong to say that Blockchain today is what the internet was in 1995. While the possibility of reformation that the Internet has brought is the same as what Blockchain carries, the difference is in the role the two groundbreaking technologies play – Internet on the foreground and Blo...

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Secretary Pompeo remarks at the "United Against Nuclear Iran’s 2019 Iran Summit." SECRETARY POMPEO REMARKS AT THE "UNITED AGAINST NUCLEAR IRAN’S 2019 IRAN SUMMIT."

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Sep 25, 2019

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo remarks at United Against Nuclear Iran’s 2019 Iran Summit, at the Palace Hotel, in New York City, September 25, 2019.

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What an Impeachment Would Look Like WHAT AN IMPEACHMENT WOULD LOOK LIKE

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Sep 25, 2019

Once again, there is talk about impeaching President Trump but how would the process work? An impeachment is a lengthy process and requires a simple majority from the House Judiciary Committee, the House of Representatives and a two-thirds majority of the Senate. While each step is quite explicitly ...

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A Timeline of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal A TIMELINE OF THE TRUMP-UKRAINE SCANDAL

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Sep 24, 2019

As of Sept. 24, the House of Representatives has formally launched impeachment proceedings against President Trump. An announcement earlier this month from the head of the House Intelligence Committee regarding an anonymous intelligence community whistleblower complaint has snowballed into a scandal...

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President Trump Participates in a Luncheon Hosted by the Secretary-General of the United Nations PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN A LUNCHEON HOSTED BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS

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Sep 24, 2019

President Donald Trump, distinguished heads of state and government, excellencies, ladies, and gentlemen: It is wonderful to be, again, together in New York.  This city is a wonderful city, a wonderful inspiration for us all.  And I think if there is a privilege to be Secretary-General of ...

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Shutdown Letdown: How the Longest Shutdown in U.S. History Did Lasting Damage to Our Government and the People It Serves SHUTDOWN LETDOWN: HOW THE LONGEST SHUTDOWN IN U.S. HISTORY DID LASTING DAMAGE TO OUR GOVERNMENT AND THE PEOPLE IT SERVES

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Sep 24, 2019

On the Sunday before Christmas in 2018, funding for nine of 15 federal departments and a number of agencies lapsed. Negotiations over these remaining spending bills for the 2019 fiscal year—already nearly three months behind—had collapsed over an impasse between the White House and Congr...

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Trump defends his foreign policy to the world at UNGA TRUMP DEFENDS HIS FOREIGN POLICY TO THE WORLD AT UNGA

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Sep 24, 2019

US President Donald J. Trump justified his vision for the United States’ role in the world during a wide-ranging speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 24. In a speech that bore resemblance to his other two annual addresses to the gathering of world leaders, Trump ag...

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Government Affairs GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

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Sep 23, 2019

Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order regarding gun violence after being postponed a day because of the shooting of Philadelphia police officers earlier in the week. While portrayed by gun control advocates at Friday’s state Capitol order signing as groundbreaking stuff, given what&rsquo...

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Trump-Ukraine spurs new calls for impeachment by Democrats TRUMP-UKRAINE SPURS NEW CALLS FOR IMPEACHMENT BY DEMOCRATS

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Sep 23, 2019

After months of slowly building support among Democrats in Congress for official impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, the latest allegations involving the President reportedly discussing an investigation of a top Democratic candidate with the leader of Ukraine are pushing more cal...

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US Lobby Groups Most Effective at Blocking Climate Action – Report US LOBBY GROUPS MOST EFFECTIVE AT BLOCKING CLIMATE ACTION – REPORT

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Sep 23, 2019

US lobby groups representing the fossil fuel and automotive industries are world leaders when it comes to stalling government action on climate change, new research shows. Of the top 10 trade associations considered to be the most effective at opposing climate-friendly policies globally, seven are b...

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President Trump Tour of Pratt Industries Plant Opening PRESIDENT TRUMP TOUR OF PRATT INDUSTRIES PLANT OPENING

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Sep 22, 2019

President Trump welcomed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Wapakoneta, Ohio at Pratt Industries, along with factory owner Australian billionaire Anthony Pratt, as he touted an "economic revival" of the manufacturing industry with the promise of more foreign investment and a surge...

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Extending free Windows 7 security updates to voting systems EXTENDING FREE WINDOWS 7 SECURITY UPDATES TO VOTING SYSTEMS

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Sep 20, 2019

Today, as part of Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, we are announcing that we will provide free security updates for federally certified voting systems running Windows 7 through the 2020 elections, even after Microsoft ends Windows 7 support. I would like to share more on why we help cu...

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Understanding The House Democrats’ Drug Pricing Package UNDERSTANDING THE HOUSE DEMOCRATS’ DRUG PRICING PACKAGE

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Sep 19, 2019

Earlier today, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D CA) released the Democratic caucus’ long-awaited drug pricing package (summary here, text here). As released, the package would be the most far-reaching drug pricing reform in recent memory, although there are still numerous detai...

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President Donald Trump Tours the Progress on the Border Wall in San Diego, CA PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TOURS THE PROGRESS ON THE BORDER WALL IN SAN DIEGO, CA

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Sep 19, 2019

President Donald Trump capped a three-day trip to the western United States with a visit to the border wall in San Diego, Wednesday, September 18, where he showed reporters details of the ongoing construction.

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Trump’s battle with California busts myths about American climate policy TRUMP’S BATTLE WITH CALIFORNIA BUSTS MYTHS ABOUT AMERICAN CLIMATE POLICY

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Sep 19, 2019

The Trump administration is planning to remove an exception in the Clean Air Act that allows California to set stricter emission standards for vehicles than the rest of the country. The exception has always been a sore point for climate denialists and anti-environmental libertarians because it is a ...

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The Trump DOJ has taken an unexpected and unworkable position on the ACA THE TRUMP DOJ HAS TAKEN AN UNEXPECTED AND UNWORKABLE POSITION ON THE ACA

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Sep 18, 2019

Since Bill Barr became Attorney General in February of this year, the Department of Justice’s behavior in Texas v. U.S. – the current lawsuit challenging the ACA – has been unpredictable and inconsistent.  Most notably, the Department came under fire in March when they reverse...

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If the U.S. Government is Hesitant About 5G Network Security, Should Integrators Be Nervous, Too? IF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS HESITANT ABOUT 5G NETWORK SECURITY, SHOULD INTEGRATORS BE NERVOUS, TOO?

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Sep 18, 2019

According to a Reuters report, the U.S. is concerned with Gulf allies over a potential security risk in using Huawei 5G mobile technology. What does that mean for the AV industry — a space that is currently anticipating what 5G tech can do for installations worldwide? The Chinese company has d...

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White House Says President Ready to Sign Trade Deal With Japan WHITE HOUSE SAYS PRESIDENT READY TO SIGN TRADE DEAL WITH JAPAN

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Sep 17, 2019

The White House sent a notice to Congress on Monday stating that President Donald Trump is ready to sign a trade deal with Japan. "I am pleased to report that my administration has reached an initial trade agreement regarding tariff barriers (the "agreement") with Japan and I intend t...

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House Ag Democrats and GOP Senators Call for CCC Provision HOUSE AG DEMOCRATS AND GOP SENATORS CALL FOR CCC PROVISION

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Sep 17, 2019

On Tuesday, Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Hoeven, R-N.D., said at a markup of the fiscal year 2020 Agriculture appropriations bill it is “critical” that the continuing resolution to fund the government to allow the Agriculture Department to continue to issu...

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The State of Homelessness in America THE STATE OF HOMELESSNESS IN AMERICA

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Sep 16, 2019

Due to decades of misguided and faulty policies, homelessness is a serious problem. Over half a million people go homeless on a single night in the United States. Approximately 65 percent are found in homeless shelters, and the other 35 percent—just under 200,000—are found unsheltered on...

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President Trump Participates in a Working Visit with the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN A WORKING VISIT WITH THE CROWN PRINCE OF THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

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Sep 16, 2019

Trump participated in a visit with Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Trump and the crown prince will discuss counterterrorism and stability in the Persian Gulf.

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Trump Makes First Statements Regarding GM-UAW Strike TRUMP MAKES FIRST STATEMENTS REGARDING GM-UAW STRIKE

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Sep 16, 2019

President Donald Trump provided his first statements on the United Auto Workers-General Motors strike Monday after workers walked off the job on Midnight Sunday. According to The Detroit Free Press, Trump told media he was “sad,” about the strike and that he hoped it was a “quick o...

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Election 2020: Elizabeth Warren Answers Twelve Foreign Policy Questions ELECTION 2020: ELIZABETH WARREN ANSWERS TWELVE FOREIGN POLICY QUESTIONS

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Sep 16, 2019

Last week’s third round of Democratic presidential debates gave foreign policy some attention. The candidates spent a shade under forty minutes discussing events beyond America’s borders. That is more time than the first two rounds of debate did combined. Even so, the candidates discusse...

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President Trump and the First Lady Present the Medal of Freedom to Mariano Rivera PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE FIRST LADY PRESENT THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM TO MARIANO RIVERA

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Sep 16, 2019

President Donald Trump has given the Presidential Medal of Freedom to baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera.

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Trump: U.S. is TRUMP: U.S. IS 'LOCKED AND LOADED' TO RESPOND TO SAUDI OIL ATTACK

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Sep 16, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump says American forces are 'locked and loaded' to respond to the fiery attacks on one of Saudi Arabia’s largest oil fields and the world’s biggest crude oil stabilization facility. "There is reason to believe we know the culprit," Trump tweeted...

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More talks, but no Trump-Congress deal on gun legislation MORE TALKS, BUT NO TRUMP-CONGRESS DEAL ON GUN LEGISLATION

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Sep 15, 2019

With growing pressure from Democrats for action by the Senate on a House-passed bill which requires background checks on private gun sales, President Donald Trump spoke Sunday with Democratic leaders in Congress, as the White House said legislative solutions are still being examined.

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Who Talked About Trump in the 3rd Democratic Debate? WHO TALKED ABOUT TRUMP IN THE 3RD DEMOCRATIC DEBATE?

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Sep 13, 2019

As we've covered once before, Kamala Harris has somewhat of a Trump fixation in her 2020 Democratic campaign. Last night's third televised debate proved no exception for the Senator, either. As analysis by FiveThirtyEight shows, Harris mentioned the president 11 times during her 14 minutes o...

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Secretary Pompeo remarks to the press with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo SECRETARY POMPEO REMARKS TO THE PRESS WITH BRAZILIAN FOREIGN MINISTER ERNESTO ARAUJO

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Sep 13, 2019

Secretary Pompeo and Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo deliver statements to the press, at the Department of State, on September 13, 2019.

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Secretary Pompeo remarks at the Heroes of U.S. Diplomacy launch SECRETARY POMPEO REMARKS AT THE HEROES OF U.S. DIPLOMACY LAUNCH

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Sep 13, 2019

Secretary Pompeo delivers remarks at the Heroes of U.S. Diplomacy Launch Event, at the Department of State, on September 13, 2019.

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Afghanistan: America AFGHANISTAN: AMERICA'S TRILLION DOLLAR WAR

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Sep 13, 2019

Factoring in 2019 estimates, America’s longest war has cost $975 billion. Website The Balance compiled annual costs of the conflict in Afghanistan based on research from Brown University and that total makes it second only to the inflation-adjusted $4.1 trillion the U.S. spent during World War...

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US budget deficit for 11 months up $169 billion over 2018 US BUDGET DEFICIT FOR 11 MONTHS UP $169 BILLION OVER 2018

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Sep 12, 2019

The U.S. government’s budget deficit increased by $169 billion to $1.07 trillion in the first 11 months of this budget year as spending grew faster than tax collections. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that the deficit with just one month left in the budget year is up 18.8% over the ...

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US meddling in Hong Kong could trigger a tragedy US MEDDLING IN HONG KONG COULD TRIGGER A TRAGEDY

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Sep 12, 2019

As Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations intensify, the Chinese government accuses the United States of fomenting the trouble. It is easy to dismiss such accusations as propaganda from a communist regime making excuses for its own blunders. There is considerable truth to that explanation, b...

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Bigtincan Hub Overview BIGTINCAN HUB OVERVIEW

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Sep 12, 2019

Bigtincan is the industry's leading Sales Enablement Automation platform, empowering Sales teams to win more and be more productive every day, while providing Marketing the ability to establish ROI on content creation efforts.

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First Lady Melania Trump Attends a Dedication Ceremony at the Kennedy Center FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP ATTENDS A DEDICATION CEREMONY AT THE KENNEDY CENTER

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Sep 11, 2019

First Lady Melania Trump attended a dedication ceremony for the REACH, part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this evening.  As Honorary Chair of the Kennedy Center, the First Lady delivered opening remarks inside the new Welcome Pavilion.   Mrs. Trump acknowledged...

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A Road Map for Successful US Disaster Policy A ROAD MAP FOR SUCCESSFUL US DISASTER POLICY

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Sep 11, 2019

Devastating extreme-weather events and natural disasters are becoming normal occurrences across the country. In 2018, the US sustained 14 separate billion-dollar natural disasters, and, the previous year, it experienced 16 billion-dollar disaster events totaling $309.5 billion in damages, making 201...

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Qualifying for the debate: The lost role of peer review QUALIFYING FOR THE DEBATE: THE LOST ROLE OF PEER REVIEW

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Sep 11, 2019

The two previous Democratic primary debates had so many contenders that they challenged the patience of even the most loyal political junkies. This week’s Democratic debate will feature half as many: only 10, candidates. The DNC’s process for narrowing the field has gotten a lot of criti...

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U.S., China to Resume Trade Talks, but Obstacles Remain U.S., CHINA TO RESUME TRADE TALKS, BUT OBSTACLES REMAIN

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Sep 11, 2019

The announcement last week that the United States and China would resume trade talks in October sent stocks up, but many obstacles remain before a deal is in sight. The two sides announced last week that Vice Premier Liu He, who has been leading the talks on the Chinese side, would travel to the Uni...

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President Trump and The First Lady Participate in a September 11th Pentagon Observance Ceremony PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE FIRST LADY PARTICIPATE IN A SEPTEMBER 11TH PENTAGON OBSERVANCE CEREMONY

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Sep 11, 2019

At a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon, President Trump remembers the victims, recalls his memories of 9/11, and vows to punish terrorists with "power the likes of which the United States has never used before" if they ever again strike again.

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Biodiesel Producers Plead With Trump to Stand Behind Promises on RFS BIODIESEL PRODUCERS PLEAD WITH TRUMP TO STAND BEHIND PROMISES ON RFS

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Sep 10, 2019

In a plea to President Donald Trump ahead of an expected announced policy change on biofuels, the National Biodiesel Board and 33 of its producer members called on the administration to save the industry from small-refinery exemptions. As of Friday, according to an ethanol industry source, Trump'...

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How Donald Trump Blew Up the Afghan Peace Process HOW DONALD TRUMP BLEW UP THE AFGHAN PEACE PROCESS

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Sep 10, 2019

With the suspension of the U.S.-Taliban talks, Mullah Baradar, the Taliban’s lead negotiator in Qatar, may be spending some of his free time reading Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal, trying to make sense of the U.S. president’s bombshell Twitter thread from this weekend. On Satur...

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Press Briefing with Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mnuchin PRESS BRIEFING WITH SECRETARY POMPEO AND SECRETARY MNUCHIN

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Sep 10, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will brief press from the White House briefing room.

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

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Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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SUMMARY OF THE 2019 WHITE HOUSE SUMMIT ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN GOVERNMENT SUMMARY OF THE 2019 WHITE HOUSE SUMMIT ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN GOVERNMENT

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Sep 09, 2019

On September 9, 2019, The White House hosted The Summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Government. The Summit brought together over 175 leaders and experts from government, industry, and academia to spark ideas for how the Federal government can adopt AI to achieve its mission and improve servic...

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The Modern Company Town THE MODERN COMPANY TOWN

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Sep 09, 2019

It is clear that employer power has been increasing dramatically over the past several decades, contributing to stagnating wages and a decline in the share of productivity gains going to workers. Chief among the factors driving the growth of employer power is the erosion of unions and collective bar...

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US-China Trade War and the Future of Iran Oil Exports to China US-CHINA TRADE WAR AND THE FUTURE OF IRAN OIL EXPORTS TO CHINA

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Sep 09, 2019

China is self-sufficient in many respects in the old oil industry, but it still needs foreign equipment and imported advanced technologies to extract and explore oil resources. These are China’s weaknesses that need to be addressed. China’s oil industry will not be immune to US-China tra...

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President Trump Presents the Medal of Valor and Certificates of Commendation PRESIDENT TRUMP PRESENTS THE MEDAL OF VALOR AND CERTIFICATES OF COMMENDATION

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Sep 09, 2019

President Donald Trump on Monday awarded the country’s highest award for public safety to six Ohio police officers who reacted quickly to gunfire last month in Dayton.

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Considerations for expanding international reference pricing beyond Medicare Part B CONSIDERATIONS FOR EXPANDING INTERNATIONAL REFERENCE PRICING BEYOND MEDICARE PART B

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Sep 09, 2019

Last fall, the Trump administration announced that it was exploring an international reference pricing model for drugs covered under Part B of Medicare (which are generally drugs administered by a physician, such as many chemotherapy drugs). Under this model, the amount Medicare would pay for these ...

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To thwart a possible recession, Trump should work on policies that support workers TO THWART A POSSIBLE RECESSION, TRUMP SHOULD WORK ON POLICIES THAT SUPPORT WORKERS

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Sep 08, 2019

There have been a growing number of reports that another recession is on the horizon, with some economists predicting that it may happen within a year. Last month, in response to the news, President Trump and his economic advisor Larry Kudlow floated and retracted a number of possible solutions, inc...

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NOAA Leadership Trades Scientific Integrity for Political Appeasement NOAA LEADERSHIP TRADES SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY FOR POLITICAL APPEASEMENT

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Sep 07, 2019

The mission of the National Weather Service is to provide “weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.” And its hard-working employees work around the clock in offices around the country to ensu...

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Secretary Pompeo speech on "In Defense of the American Rights Tradition" SECRETARY POMPEO SPEECH ON "IN DEFENSE OF THE AMERICAN RIGHTS TRADITION"

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Sep 06, 2019

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivers the 190th Landon Lecture Series speech on "In Defense of the American Rights Tradition" at Kansas State University, in Manhattan, Kansas September 6, 2019.

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Trump taking money from storm-damaged FL & Puerto Rico military bases to pay for border wall TRUMP TAKING MONEY FROM STORM-DAMAGED FL & PUERTO RICO MILITARY BASES TO PAY FOR BORDER WALL

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Sep 05, 2019

Florida Democrats slammed President Donald Trump’s decision to shift $3.6 billion away from military construction projects to build a portion of his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. Among the projects losing the funding is $17 million for a “crash and rescue” facility at Tyndall A...

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U.S. Department of the Treasury Housing Reform Plan U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY HOUSING REFORM PLAN

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Sep 04, 2019

competitors by simplifying the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (the “CFPB”) qualified mortgage (“QM”) rule and eliminating the QM patch, reducing unnecessary regulatory impediments to responsible private-label securitization (“PLS”), and limiting cert...

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Briefing with Special Representative Hook BRIEFING WITH SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE HOOK

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Sep 04, 2019

Press Briefing with Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook, at the Department of State, on September 4, 2019.

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Border wall money diversion will take $77 million from Virginia military projects, Kaine and Warner say BORDER WALL MONEY DIVERSION WILL TAKE $77 MILLION FROM VIRGINIA MILITARY PROJECTS, KAINE AND WARNER SAY

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Sep 04, 2019

The Trump administration’s relentless push to build its wall along the Mexican border will siphon more than $77 million from four military projects in Virginia, Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner said in a statement today. The Democratic senators said they were informed by the Department of Defen...

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Ivanka Trump Announces the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in Columbia IVANKA TRUMP ANNOUNCES THE ACADEMY FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN COLUMBIA

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Sep 04, 2019

White House adviser Ivanka Trump helped to launch a U.S.-funded initiative supporting women entrepreneurs in Colombia on Tuesday as part of her three-nation tour of South America.

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The American Founders Made Sure the President Could Never Suspend Congress THE AMERICAN FOUNDERS MADE SURE THE PRESIDENT COULD NEVER SUSPEND CONGRESS

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Sep 04, 2019

The British monarch has the right to determine when Parliament is in session – or, more to the point, when it is not. Breaking with longstanding tradition, and possibly with the United Kingdom’s unwritten constitution, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked Queen Elizabeth II to suspend,...

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 Reading Between the Lines: Understanding Legal Client Needs READING BETWEEN THE LINES: UNDERSTANDING LEGAL CLIENT NEEDS

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Sep 04, 2019

The legal industry continues to grapple with the idea that clients are in control. How do law firms protect and grow profits as clients put more pressure on them to do more with less and at an ever-decreasing cost? What’s more, many clients struggle to articulate precisely how they expect firms to m...

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Why Government Devices Can Be A Security Risk - And What To Do About It WHY GOVERNMENT DEVICES CAN BE A SECURITY RISK - AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

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Sep 03, 2019

Cybersecurity is a top priority for state and local government CIOs – but they may not realize how endpoints can create vulnerabilities and put their data and networks at risk. This infographic shows how devices can be a gateway for hackers and tells you what to do to protect your agency.

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Vice President Mike Pence Marks the 80th Anniversary of the Start of WWII in Poland VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE MARKS THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE START OF WWII IN POLAND

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Sep 03, 2019

The observances were led by Polish President Andrzej Duda and also attended by US Vice President Mike Pence and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. US President Donald Trump was originally scheduled to attend but canceled, citing the need to be home with a hurricane approaching.

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Powerfully automate nurturing by integrating Oracle Eloqua with the ML Data Cloud POWERFULLY AUTOMATE NURTURING BY INTEGRATING ORACLE ELOQUA WITH THE ML DATA CLOUD

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Sep 03, 2019

ML’s Oracle Eloqua integration allows you to engage target prospects with relevant content and consistent messaging through the top of the funnel. This bi-directional integration accelerates the buyer journey to drive pipeline growth and conversion by increasing account penetration and engagem...

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5 Reasons Your Company Needs Account-Based Marketing 5 REASONS YOUR COMPANY NEEDS ACCOUNT-BASED MARKETING

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Sep 03, 2019

Every company can benefit from account-based marketing, no matter your size or target market. These are our top 5 reasons why your company would benefit from incorporating ABM tactics into your marketing strategy. If you go to any marketing conference or presentation, chances are you’ll hear a...

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Assistant Secretary for Global Public Affairs Michelle Giuda Addresses the 2019 Concordia Summit ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR GLOBAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS MICHELLE GIUDA ADDRESSES THE 2019 CONCORDIA SUMMIT

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Sep 02, 2019

Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs Michelle Giuda discusses the role of U.S. Public Diplomacy in placing citizens at the center of the conversation about whether emerging technology will be used to empower or oppress individual liberty.

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White House Endorses 2.6 Percent Federal Civilian Pay Raise for 2020 WHITE HOUSE ENDORSES 2.6 PERCENT FEDERAL CIVILIAN PAY RAISE FOR 2020

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Sep 02, 2019

The White House proposed a 2.6 percent pay increase for the Federal civilian workforce on August 30, to take effect at the beginning of the 2020 calendar year. President Trump’s endorsement of a 2020 pay increase for the Federal civilian workforce marks a sharp turnaround from the White House&...

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CAPTIVATING STATISTICS ON WHY YOU NEED ABM RIGHT NOW CAPTIVATING STATISTICS ON WHY YOU NEED ABM RIGHT NOW

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Sep 02, 2019

Increase in opportunities using ABM programs, according to Gartnerof business buyers conduct more than half of their research online before making an offline purchase (Forrester). Worth wasted in marketing efforts due to misalignment between marketing and sales (Hubspot) of B2B companies have staff ...

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President Trump Receives a Hurricane Dorian Briefing PRESIDENT TRUMP RECEIVES A HURRICANE DORIAN BRIEFING

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Sep 01, 2019

Over the long weekend, President Trump monitored Hurricane Dorian from a golf cart at his club in Virginia, calling for regular updates from an aide trailing him around the course.

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US Government Terminal Emulator Replacement for compliance by 2020 US GOVERNMENT TERMINAL EMULATOR REPLACEMENT FOR COMPLIANCE BY 2020

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Aug 30, 2019

Most government organizations are currently looking to find a new terminal emulator- whether it’s because of security concerns, mandatory upgrades, or vendor dissatisfaction. The Government’s recent mandate to remove the Java Applet has accelerated this requirement for those responsible ...

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Market Cap for U.S. Companies Outpaces Other Regions MARKET CAP FOR U.S. COMPANIES OUTPACES OTHER REGIONS

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Aug 29, 2019

In 2009, U.S. companies made up 45 percent of the Global Top 100 companies, according to PwC and Bloomberg. A decade later, U.S. firms now comprise 63 percent of organizations on the Global Top 100. This advancement is partly due to growth in the United States tech sector. The tech sector has the mo...

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What Ending the Flores Agreement on Detention of Immigrant Children Really Means WHAT ENDING THE FLORES AGREEMENT ON DETENTION OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN REALLY MEANS

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Aug 29, 2019

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its final rule on custody of two groups of noncitizen children, establishing different procedures for the treatment of children accompanied by at least one parent at the border prior to arrest and “unaccompanied alien children” ...

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President Trump wants to use an executive order to make the FCC and FTC police social media censorship PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS TO USE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO MAKE THE FCC AND FTC POLICE SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP

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Aug 29, 2019

President Trump has a plan to involve the FTC and FCC in policing censorship by social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter. Earlier in August, CNN’s Brian Fung reported on a summary of a draft executive order from President Trump that was first reported on by Politico. The executive o...

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President Trump Participates in the Establishment of the U.S. Space Command PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE U.S. SPACE COMMAND

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Aug 29, 2019

President Trump participates in the establishment of US Space Command. Trump is expected to deliver public remarks for the first time since returning from the G-7 Summit in France and since the Justice Department Inspector General released the report on former FBI Director James Comey's handling...

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Cost Savings And Business Benefits Of The Madison Logic Platform COST SAVINGS AND BUSINESS BENEFITS OF THE MADISON LOGIC PLATFORM

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Aug 29, 2019

In account-based marketing (ABM) campaigns, B2B marketers can target contacts with pinpoint accuracy through programmatic advertising. They can also create personalized content for buyers at every stage of the purchase journey. However, three challenges remain: Are businesses targeting the right con...

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Why the New Madison Logic Oracle Eloqua Integration is so Exciting for Marketers WHY THE NEW MADISON LOGIC ORACLE ELOQUA INTEGRATION IS SO EXCITING FOR MARKETERS

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Aug 29, 2019

Madison Logic is excited to announce a bi-directional integration with Oracle Eloqua, combining best-in-class lead and campaign management skills with Madison Logic’s global reach and advanced targeting. Now Oracle Marketing Automation users are able to align their messaging and targeting thro...

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Understanding the Role of U.S. Industry in the Arms Trade Treaty UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF U.S. INDUSTRY IN THE ARMS TRADE TREATY

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Aug 28, 2019

Adopted by the United Nations in 2013, the Arms Trade Treaty entered into force on 24 December 2014. The ATT is the first legally binding international agreement to regulate the global trade in conventional arms by establishing common international standards for countries to incorporate into their n...

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Secretary Pompeo remarks at the National Convention of the American Legion SECRETARY POMPEO REMARKS AT THE NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE AMERICAN LEGION

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Aug 27, 2019

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo remarks on ‘Celebrating Americanism in Our Foreign Policy’ at the 101st National Convention of the American Legion, in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August. 27, 2019.

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WaPo Editorial Board Calls Sanders Green New Deal ‘Wrongheaded’ WAPO EDITORIAL BOARD CALLS SANDERS GREEN NEW DEAL ‘WRONGHEADED’

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Aug 27, 2019

For the second time in the last two months The Washington Post Editorial Board panned a plan by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders –this time calling his climate plan aka “Green New Deal” as both “grandiose” and “wrongheaded.” Sanders plan whic...

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Your guide for talking about Barack Obama during the 2020 contest YOUR GUIDE FOR TALKING ABOUT BARACK OBAMA DURING THE 2020 CONTEST

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Aug 27, 2019

In the 2020 race for president, we have a former vice president who points to the Barack Obama years as a paradise under assault not just from Donald Trump, but from his Democratic competitors as well. For instance, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker all have trafficked in some form of...

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Government seeks emergency relief on asylum rule GOVERNMENT SEEKS EMERGENCY RELIEF ON ASYLUM RULE

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Aug 26, 2019

The battle over immigration through the southern border of the United States came to the Supreme Court today. The federal government asked the justices for permission to enforce a new rule that would bar most migrants from seeking asylum in this country if they pass through another country before ar...

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How Donald Trump is Squaring Off Against Democratic Contenders HOW DONALD TRUMP IS SQUARING OFF AGAINST DEMOCRATIC CONTENDERS

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Aug 26, 2019

In a one-on-one race for the U.S. presidency, Joe Biden is the Democrat that would achieve the best result opposite Republican presidential incumbent Donald Trump. According to the latest poll by Fox News, 50 percent of voters would give Biden their vote, while 38 percent would pick Donald Trump. Tr...

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Georgia governor on trade war with China: ‘Trust the president’ GEORGIA GOVERNOR ON TRADE WAR WITH CHINA: ‘TRUST THE PRESIDENT’

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Aug 26, 2019

Gov. Brian Kemp had just begun a question-and-answer session with eight Asian-American business owners in Gwinnett County when Tim Le, a real estate investor, asked a question on many of their minds: With threats of a trade war looming, how does the U.S. economy keep growing? Le and the other execut...

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Anatomy of an oversight investigation: White House security clearances ANATOMY OF AN OVERSIGHT INVESTIGATION: WHITE HOUSE SECURITY CLEARANCES

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Aug 26, 2019

Since regaining the majority in January, House Democrats have been conducting oversight of the Trump administration on issues ranging from family separation at the border to the rollback of environmental regulations. While the policy areas addressed by these investigations are diverse, House committ...

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President Trump Attends 45th G7 Summit in Biarritz, France PRESIDENT TRUMP ATTENDS 45TH G7 SUMMIT IN BIARRITZ, FRANCE

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Aug 26, 2019

Ruptly is live on Monday, August 26, for the final day of the 45th G7 summit in the French city of Biarritz.

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U.S. government schedules five inmates for federal executions U.S. GOVERNMENT SCHEDULES FIVE INMATES FOR FEDERAL EXECUTIONS

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Aug 25, 2019

CNN reports that U.S. Attorney General Wiliam Barr has directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of five inmates convicted of violent crimes against children and the elderly.The men will be executed in December 2019 and January 2020 at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana....

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Senator Bernie Sanders Releases $16 Trillion Green New Deal Plan SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS RELEASES $16 TRILLION GREEN NEW DEAL PLAN

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Aug 24, 2019

On August 22nd, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released a 14,000-word plan to implement the Green New Deal—a detailed blueprint to “avert climate catastrophe and create 20 million new jobs.” Declaring climate change a “global emergency,” “existential threat,” a...

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A disturbance in the Force: President Trump, DOD’s JEDI procurement, and the Old Post Office A DISTURBANCE IN THE FORCE: PRESIDENT TRUMP, DOD’S JEDI PROCUREMENT, AND THE OLD POST OFFICE

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Aug 23, 2019

President Trump’s animus toward Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos appears to have led the Department of Defense (DoD) to delay its $10 billion cloud computing procurement, in which Mr. Bezos’s Amazon is the front-runner. Before the president upends the competition altogether, he should mo...

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Vice President Pence at the 6th meeting of the National Space Council VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AT THE 6TH MEETING OF THE NATIONAL SPACE COUNCIL

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Aug 23, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence chairs the sixth meeting of the National Space Council and delivers remarks on expanding space exploration and strengthening the United States’ leadership in commercial space at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center National Air and Space Museum.

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Can Trump prevent a US recession in election year? CAN TRUMP PREVENT A US RECESSION IN ELECTION YEAR?

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Aug 22, 2019

Donald Trump is pressuring the Fed to stave off a sharp economic downturn as he seeks reelection in 2020. The feelgood effects of his $1.5 billion program of tax cuts are due to run out soon, so what can he do? US President Donald Trump has spent several days trying to reassure American voters that ...

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Campaign 2020: Michael Bennet, Democratic Presidential Candidate CAMPAIGN 2020: MICHAEL BENNET, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

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Aug 22, 2019

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer among American men. One in nine American men will be diagnosed with it during their lifetimes. Colorado Senator Michael Bennet is one of them. He learned of his diagnosis this past March. Calling himself “fortunate” because the can...

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President Trump Attends the American Veterans 75th National Convention PRESIDENT TRUMP ATTENDS THE AMERICAN VETERANS 75TH NATIONAL CONVENTION

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Aug 22, 2019

President Donald Trump addresses thousands of military veterans at the AMVETS’ 75th Annual National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Anatomy of Today’s Global Traveler ANATOMY OF TODAY’S GLOBAL TRAVELER

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Aug 22, 2019

Where does the modern traveler come from? Where is s/he going? How does s/he get there? As the world grows ever-smaller, more and more people are traveling to a growing number of places each year. Increasingly, they’re getting there by leveraging digital tools. Savvy travel and hospitality bra...

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Huawei is embedded in our infrastructure and the federal government subsidized it HUAWEI IS EMBEDDED IN OUR INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED IT

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Aug 21, 2019

Recent headlines confirm that the Office of Management and Budget plans to issue an interim rule that would ban U.S. government agencies from doing business with Chinese companies. This issue goes beyond the Trump administration’s continued efforts to redefine America’s economic and trad...

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Trump TRUMP'S LATEST PLAN TO UNDERMINE SOCIAL SECURITY

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Aug 21, 2019

Donald Trump recently floated cutting the Social Security contribution rate. Voters should not be fooled by this Trojan horse. It looks like a gift to working Americans. In reality, it is part of a longstanding effort to end Social Security. The proposed cut is supposedly about stimulating the econo...

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple la...

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Lionbridge Brand Video LIONBRIDGE BRAND VIDEO

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Aug 21, 2019

Our roots began in translation but what we do today goes well beyond – from content creation to linguistics, to artificial intelligence (AI). We create global relevance, driven by humanity and amplified by technology. Connecting our customers with their communities and driving brand awareness....

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Trump Forgives Student Loan Debt for Disabled Veterans TRUMP FORGIVES STUDENT LOAN DEBT FOR DISABLED VETERANS

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Aug 21, 2019

Student loan debt held by some disabled veterans will be forgiven, under an order signed, Wednesday, August 21, by President Donald Trump.

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A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES: A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES:

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Aug 21, 2019

Your localization partner is going to do a deep-dive into your business—so start by diving deep into theirs. Are they an industry-leader with 20 years of experience or a relative newcomer? Will they speak Samoan, Uzbek, or Swahili (and all your customers’ languages)? Can they deliver on-...

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WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND

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Aug 21, 2019

In practice, of course, things are more complicated. Effective translation necessitates a nuanced understanding of (at least) two languages and cultures, both source and target. It requires an understanding of the original content’s goals. It mandates a fluency in tone and subtext as well as v...

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The U.S. States With The Highest & Lowest Student Debt THE U.S. STATES WITH THE HIGHEST & LOWEST STUDENT DEBT

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Aug 21, 2019

As the race for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election heats up, the issue of student debt has become a major issue with most candidates promising to address it in some shape or form. For example, Bernie Sanders wants to abolish student debt completely while Elizabeth Warren wa...

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets.  You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design).  But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in t...

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Easy Target: How the United States Can Stop Foreign Powers From Attacking Its Elections EASY TARGET: HOW THE UNITED STATES CAN STOP FOREIGN POWERS FROM ATTACKING ITS ELECTIONS

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Aug 20, 2019

State election officials are sounding what is becoming an increasingly dire warning about the integrity of the voting process heading into the 2020 election, pleading for federal funds to help secure next year’s balloting against cyberattacks. At a public forum on Thursday, the top election of...

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President Trump Participates in a Bilateral Meeting with the President of Romania PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN A BILATERAL MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF ROMANIA

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Aug 20, 2019

President Donald Trump is set to welcome Romanian President Klaus Iohannis to the White House for bilateral meetings on Tuesday. The two leaders are expected to discuss defense, energy and law enforcement cooperation between the two nations, according to a senior administration official briefing rep...

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Proposed Bills Would Help Combat Domestic Terrorism PROPOSED BILLS WOULD HELP COMBAT DOMESTIC TERRORISM

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Aug 20, 2019

Following recent attacks in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio, we have seen a renewed call for domestic terrorism laws to give federal law enforcement the same types of tools that are available to combat violent acts committed by international terrorists. Proposed bills in the U.S...

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Eliminating Exclusionary Land Use Regulations Should Be the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time ELIMINATING EXCLUSIONARY LAND USE REGULATIONS SHOULD BE THE CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE OF OUR TIME

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Aug 19, 2019

Like cicada swarms, presidential commissions and federal initiatives to eliminate local barriers to housing development have a certain temporal cadence. By my accounting, there have been at least five such efforts over the past fifty years put in motion by both Democratic and Republican administrati...

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Secretary Pompeo Meets With Angolan Foreign Minister Augusto SECRETARY POMPEO MEETS WITH ANGOLAN FOREIGN MINISTER AUGUSTO

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Aug 19, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Domingos Augusto, at the Department of State, in Washington, DC, August 19, 2019.

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Time Is Running out for a Deal with North Korea TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR A DEAL WITH NORTH KOREA

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Aug 19, 2019

Time is running out to achieve a real breakthrough with North Korea. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have attempted multiple times to find a diplomatic solution over Kim’s nuclear arsenal. South Korean leader Moon Jae-in has also reached out to both sides, most recen...

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Trump’s Trade War Makes Us All Losers TRUMP’S TRADE WAR MAKES US ALL LOSERS

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Aug 19, 2019

President Trump thinks foreign policy works like the New York real estate industry. In The Art of the Deal he recalls how he used to obtain profitable agreements from competitors by intimidating them, raising his bets to the limits of suicide, or beating them out of fatigue. Relations between states...

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USA: China deal would be USA: CHINA DEAL WOULD BE 'VERY HARD' IF HONG KONG BECOMES 'ANOTHER TIANANMEN SQUARE' – TRUMP

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Aug 18, 2019

US President Donald Trump said reaching a trade deal with China would be "very hard" if the Chinese government responded to the protests in Hong Kong with violence, saying "if it's another Tiananmen Square, I think it's a very hard thing to do" during an impromptu press c...

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Trump’s foreign policy crisis arrives TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY CRISIS ARRIVES

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Aug 16, 2019

For two and a half years, the world has wondered how President Donald Trump would cope with a real international crisis. That crisis may have finally arrived in Hong Kong, as Beijing appears poised to execute a massive, violent crackdown against protesters. And how it’s resolved will matter no...

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National Mitigation Investment Strategy NATIONAL MITIGATION INVESTMENT STRATEGY

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Aug 15, 2019

The National Mitigation Investment Strategy (“NMIS” or Investment Strategy) is a single national strategy for advancing mitigation investment to reduce risks posed by natural hazards (for example, sea level rise, droughts, floods, hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, earthquakes) and increas...

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When did U.S. States Become States? WHEN DID U.S. STATES BECOME STATES?

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Aug 15, 2019

Just like Rome, the United States weren’t built in a day – in fact it took 172 years for all 50 states to be added to the Union. Hawaii celebrates 60 years of statehood this Wednesday. The islands were the last state to join the U.S. on August 21, 1959.

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Hickenlooper, Former Governor & Denver Mayor, Drops Election 2020 Bid HICKENLOOPER, FORMER GOVERNOR & DENVER MAYOR, DROPS ELECTION 2020 BID

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Aug 15, 2019

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday ended his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and said he may run for the Senate in 2020 against a Republican considered one of the most politically vulnerable incumbents. In a video message , Hickenlooper said he had heard from ...

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U.S. Government Sets New Records for Spending and Revenues U.S. GOVERNMENT SETS NEW RECORDS FOR SPENDING AND REVENUES

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Aug 14, 2019

The U.S. government set new records for spending and tax revenues in July 2019. But because spending has risen so much faster than its tax collections, the latest U.S. Treasury monthly statement also confirms that the government’s budget deficit through the first 10 months of its 2019 fiscal y...

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President Trump Tours Shell PRESIDENT TRUMP TOURS SHELL'S NEW PENNSYLVANIA PETROCHEMICALS COMPLEX

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Aug 14, 2019

President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for a major manufacturing complex in western Pennsylvania in his latest effort to reinvigorate the Rust Belt support that sent him to the White House.

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2020 Content Marketing Spectrum 2020 CONTENT MARKETING SPECTRUM

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Aug 14, 2019

This is a video explainer of the difference between Content Marketing, Branded Content and Native Advertising - with examples to help put it all into context.Accompanying video that tried to separate signal from noise on the different approaches of content in the business.

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus?  All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals...

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The History of Content Marketing THE HISTORY OF CONTENT MARKETING

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Aug 14, 2019

If you want some insights into where the content marketing industry may be headed, it might just help to take a look at where it’s been. As we pointed out when CMI shared its History of Content Marketing infographic in 2012, brands have been telling their stories to audiences for hundreds of y...

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USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES

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Aug 14, 2019

Content—and how brands use it to interact with buyers at all stages of the engagement journey—has fundamentally reshaped every business’ go-to-market strategy. This shift has been particularly challenging for “top-of-the-funnel” demand generation marketers, most of who ...

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Setting the Stage for U.S. Leadership in 6G SETTING THE STAGE FOR U.S. LEADERSHIP IN 6G

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Aug 13, 2019

Every day there are more headlines about China’s rise in 5G, the next generation of wireless communications technologies, and the economic and national security risks to the United States that go along with these developing technologies. These concerns, particularly the threat of critical infr...

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Trump Launches New Offensive in War for Human Supremacy TRUMP LAUNCHES NEW OFFENSIVE IN WAR FOR HUMAN SUPREMACY

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Aug 13, 2019

One of the many historic successes of Donald Trump's presidency is the impressive degree to which he has advanced the cause of human dominion over the animal kingdom. Since Trump took office, mankind has enjoyed unprecedented species dominance both in the United States and around the world. The ...

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Press Briefing with Acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli PRESS BRIEFING WITH ACTING DIRECTOR OF US CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES KEN CUCCINELLI

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Aug 12, 2019

The Trump administration’s efforts to discourage undocumented immigration have gotten more attention, but Stephen Miller and company have also worked to restrict legal immigration.

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Implications of the Afghan Peace Negotiations on Terrorism in Central Asia IMPLICATIONS OF THE AFGHAN PEACE NEGOTIATIONS ON TERRORISM IN CENTRAL ASIA

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Aug 12, 2019

In an attempt to broker peace in Afghanistan, the United States met with the Taliban in Qatar in early July for another round of direct talks. These talks have important implications for the war-torn country. Due to the interconnectedness of terrorist organizations in the region, the outcome of the ...

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U.S. Politics Is the Top Concern for Investors in 2019 U.S. POLITICS IS THE TOP CONCERN FOR INVESTORS IN 2019

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Aug 12, 2019

U.S. politics is the number one concern for investors in 2019, with over a third of Charles Schwab investors citing this as their top worry. Halfway into this year, politics in D.C. rose by six percentage points year-over-year as a topline investor issue. Many other considerations Schwab clients had...

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Democrats think Rep. John Katko will retire, despite 2020 re-election plans DEMOCRATS THINK REP. JOHN KATKO WILL RETIRE, DESPITE 2020 RE-ELECTION PLANS

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Aug 12, 2019

Perhaps it's wishful thinking, or perhaps it's based on the inside-the-Beltway rumor mill. But Democrats continue to believe U.S. Rep. John Katko is a prime candidate for retirement before the 2020 election. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats' political ...

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McConnell warns China against MCCONNELL WARNS CHINA AGAINST 'ANY VIOLENT CRACKDOWN' IN HONG KONG

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Aug 12, 2019

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is warning the Chinese government after authorities in Hong Kong reportedly fired tear gas at protesters inside a subway station and charged demonstrators Sunday. “The people of Hong Kong are bravely standing up to the Chinese Communist Party as B...

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Government influence on your truck fleet GOVERNMENT INFLUENCE ON YOUR TRUCK FLEET

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Aug 12, 2019

In February, the DRIVE-Safe Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. The bill would direct the secretary of transportation to issue regulations to permit an 18-21-year-old commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder to drive a commercial vehicle across state lines, du...

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Vice President Pence Visits Eastern Kentucky VICE PRESIDENT PENCE VISITS EASTERN KENTUCKY

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Aug 09, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence visited Eastern Kentucky with Gov. Matt Bevin to introduce Operation Coal Country and the Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program, which provides medical care to rural and underprivileged communities.

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Second Democratic Debate Continues to Emphasize the Importance of Our Courts SECOND DEMOCRATIC DEBATE CONTINUES TO EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR COURTS

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Aug 09, 2019

Throughout both nights of the second round of Democratic primary debates on July 30 and 31, every candidate admonished the Trump administration for wreaking havoc on our democracy and pressed for measures that protected the interest of all of us over those of the wealthy and powerful. Whether the is...

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US Business Investment: Rising Market Power Mutes Tax Cut Impact US BUSINESS INVESTMENT: RISING MARKET POWER MUTES TAX CUT IMPACT

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Aug 08, 2019

US business investment has been on the rise. Since the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at the end of 2017, US businesses have bought more machinery, developed software, and created new intellectual property. Some believe that the key to this growth in business investment has been the Act’...

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How You Can Understand Change Management in Government HOW YOU CAN UNDERSTAND CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN GOVERNMENT

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Aug 08, 2019

To learn more about change management programs in government and their effectiveness, and why it matters to organizations looking to improve citizen delivery, GovLoop partnered with Genesys, a leader in customer relation and citizen experience platforms, for a survey of 312 public-sector employees.

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Trump TRUMP'S MEDDLING, INTIMIDATION PLAYED A DECISIVE ROLE IN FED'S INTEREST RATE DECISION

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Aug 08, 2019

While the Federal Reserve’s July 31 decision to lower interest rates 0.25 percent likely made nary a ripple in your day, the move represents perhaps the most reckless political interference in the Fed’s 106-year history. The decision is no ripple, but an earthquake that has dire conseque...

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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Visits El Paso Texas PRESIDENT TRUMP AND FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP VISITS EL PASO TEXAS

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Aug 08, 2019

Protestors and supporters showed up in droves to make their point as President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited first responders and mass shooting survivors.

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Republicans should get behind the 28th Amendment REPUBLICANS SHOULD GET BEHIND THE 28TH AMENDMENT

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Aug 07, 2019

Last week the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), with 46 co-sponsors, including seven presidential candidates. In January, the same bill—to impose reasonable limits on campaign money while protecting free speech rights—was spo...

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Campaign 2020: Kirsten Gillibrand, Democratic Presidential Candidate CAMPAIGN 2020: KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

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Aug 07, 2019

It has been a while since Americans have elected successive presidents from the same state. Not since November 2, 1880 in fact.* That’s when Republican James A. Garfield of Ohio won the right to succeed fellow Republican and Ohioan Rutherford B. Hayes. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hopes to break...

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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Visits Dayton, Ohio PRESIDENT TRUMP AND FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP VISITS DAYTON, OHIO

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Aug 07, 2019

Air Force One took off shortly after 1:40 p.m. after President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited Miami Valley Hospital for a little over an hour on Wednesday. He visited first responders and victims of Sunday’s shooting in the Oregon District.

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Will Trump Create a New Great Depression? WILL TRUMP CREATE A NEW GREAT DEPRESSION?

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Aug 06, 2019

It’s an old axiom that it is easier to start wars than to end them. President Donald Trump now finds himself in this very predicament. His vow to raise tariffs on another $300 billion worth of Chinese goods in September has further heightened hostilities with Beijing. China is retaliating by a...

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Climate Change, Sub-Saharan Africa, and US National Security CLIMATE CHANGE, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, AND US NATIONAL SECURITY

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Aug 06, 2019

More than thirty years ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – an intergovernmental body within the United Nations system – was formed. The IPCC publishes reports that contribute to the work of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the main intern...

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Secretary Pompeo remarks from Australia SECRETARY POMPEO REMARKS FROM AUSTRALIA

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Aug 06, 2019

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo remarks from Australia., on August 4, 2019.

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Florida politicians weigh in on U.S. economic embargo against the Venezuelan government FLORIDA POLITICIANS WEIGH IN ON U.S. ECONOMIC EMBARGO AGAINST THE VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT

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Aug 06, 2019

Some of Florida’s Republican and Democratic lawmakers in Congress are applauding new U.S. economic sanctions against the government of Venezuela, geared towards remove President Nicolas Maduro. The embattled president remains in power despite the intense opposition from the United States and m...

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Will Trump’s trade war with China ever end? WILL TRUMP’S TRADE WAR WITH CHINA EVER END?

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Aug 06, 2019

United States President Donald Trump recently escalated his trade war with China, threatening to impose a 10 per cent tariff on the remaining $300 billion of untaxed Chinese imports. If the new tariff goes into effect in September as promised, virtually all Chinese exports to the US would be subject...

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U.S. Trade Deficit in Goods Reaches Record High U.S. TRADE DEFICIT IN GOODS REACHES RECORD HIGH

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Aug 05, 2019

Despite all efforts by the Trump administration to reign in the country’s trade deficit, the gap between imports to and exports from the United States climbed to a 10-year high in the first half of 2019. According to figures released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on Friday, the U.S. trade...

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President Trump Delivers Remarks PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS

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Aug 05, 2019

President Trump delivers remarks from the White House after deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend.

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Will Trump work with Congress to fix NAFTA or will he break his promises to working people? WILL TRUMP WORK WITH CONGRESS TO FIX NAFTA OR WILL HE BREAK HIS PROMISES TO WORKING PEOPLE?

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Aug 05, 2019

Writing from the swing state of Michigan, in the wake of the latest Democratic primary debates, it appears that, despite a quarter century of experience since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed, many candidates and members of the press do not understand why NAFTA harmed so ma...

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Government Scientists Are Censoring Themselves GOVERNMENT SCIENTISTS ARE CENSORING THEMSELVES

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Aug 05, 2019

The Trump administration hadn't even moved into the White House, but already there was an immense fear building in the minds of government employees after the results of the election were in. "Why did you put a big blue Post-It note over your computer's camera?" I remember asking o...

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Transparency and Scientific Rigor Improve at Regulatory Agencies Under Trump TRANSPARENCY AND SCIENTIFIC RIGOR IMPROVE AT REGULATORY AGENCIES UNDER TRUMP

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Aug 05, 2019

President Trump vowed to increase transparency concerning how federal agencies operate and impose rules. Regulations should be based on the best-available scientific and economic analyses of any problem being addressed and the likely outcomes of rules proposed to solve it. And good government requir...

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$32 Million: That $32 MILLION: THAT'S HOW MUCH THE MUELLER PROBE COST

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Aug 04, 2019

The special counsel’s investigation cost nearly $32 million in total, according to Justice Department accounting records released Friday. That figure includes the special counsel’s office’s direct expenses, as well as what the Justice Department spent to support the investigation, ...

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Broken Baltimore: Taxpayers Pay $2 Billion To Fund 30,000 Public Employees, Says Audit BROKEN BALTIMORE: TAXPAYERS PAY $2 BILLION TO FUND 30,000 PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, SAYS AUDIT

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Aug 04, 2019

Taxpayers have paid nearly $2 billion in federal aid to fund 30,000 public employees in Baltimore at local and federal levels, an audit shows. Baltimore reportedly has 13,522 employees with a combined payroll that exceeds $821 million annually. The mayor’s office paid $7 million in 2018 for th...

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Rod Rosenstein weighs in on Trump-Cummings Baltimore exchange, sort of ROD ROSENSTEIN WEIGHS IN ON TRUMP-CUMMINGS BALTIMORE EXCHANGE, SORT OF

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Aug 04, 2019

Rod Rosenstein, the former deputy U.S. attorney general and longtime chief federal prosecutor in Baltimore, is reacting to the high-profile, caustic comments by President Donald Trump about that city’s crime problems. In response to a query from POLITICO, Rosenstein did not comment directly on...

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Major Savings and Reforms MAJOR SAVINGS AND REFORMS

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Aug 03, 2019

Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2020 contains the Budget Message of the President, information on the President’s priorities, and summary tables. Analytical Perspectives, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2020 contains analyses that are designed to highlig...

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FY2020 BBG Congressional Budget Justification FY2020 BBG CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATION

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Aug 02, 2019

The USAGM networks advance U.S. national interests and universal values of freedom by providing audiences in closed societies, or where free media is not yet fully established, with consistently accurate and compelling journalism and other content that opens minds and stimulates debate. U.S. interna...

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President Trump Makes an Announcement on EU Trade PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKES AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON EU TRADE

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Aug 02, 2019

President Donald Trump announced an agreement Friday to boost beef exports to the European Union. Surrounded by trade officials and beef industry representatives at the White House, Trump signed a deal to “lower trade barriers in Europe and expand market access for American farmers and rancher...

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Trump Orders Navy to Rescind Awards for Prosecutors who Lost Eddie Gallagher Case TRUMP ORDERS NAVY TO RESCIND AWARDS FOR PROSECUTORS WHO LOST EDDIE GALLAGHER CASE

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Aug 01, 2019

President Donald Trump is ordering the Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations to rescind awards given to prosecutors who were "ridiculously" awarded Navy Achievement Medals after losing the case against former SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher, he said in a tweet on Wednesday. "...

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DeSantis distances himself from Trump plan for FL immigration facility but praises partnership with Trump on prescription drug plan DESANTIS DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM TRUMP PLAN FOR FL IMMIGRATION FACILITY BUT PRAISES PARTNERSHIP WITH TRUMP ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN

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Aug 01, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis seemed pleased this week to take credit for a Trump administration initiative to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. He washed his hands, however, of a Trump plan to house migrant children in Central Florida. “The shelters are basically regulated by the federal gov...

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A Look at Recent Proposals to Control Drug Spending by Medicare and its Beneficiaries A LOOK AT RECENT PROPOSALS TO CONTROL DRUG SPENDING BY MEDICARE AND ITS BENEFICIARIES

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Aug 01, 2019

The affordability of prescription drugs is a pressing concern for many Americans, with broad agreement across the political spectrum that lowering prescription drug costs should be a top priority for Congress. The Trump Administration, members of Congress, and several 2020 presidential candidates ha...

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Trump Plan For Pharmaceutical Importation A Small Step In The Right Direction TRUMP PLAN FOR PHARMACEUTICAL IMPORTATION A SMALL STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

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Aug 01, 2019

On July 31 Secretary of Health and Humans Services Alex Azar announced a proposal that would allow US pharmacies, distributors, and states to import drugs from Canada that are sold there by US drug makers at prices well below the prices for which they are sold in the U.S. US pharmaceutical companies...

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Data Analysts: The Innovators in Government Who Propel Change DATA ANALYSTS: THE INNOVATORS IN GOVERNMENT WHO PROPEL CHANGE

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Aug 01, 2019

Every day around the world, federal, state, and local governments produce huge volumes of data. Being able to turn this data into insight quickly and seamlessly is the innovation needed to realize transformative outcomes for your agency and constituents.

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President Trump Welcomes the President of Mongolia to the White House PRESIDENT TRUMP WELCOMES THE PRESIDENT OF MONGOLIA TO THE WHITE HOUSE

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Jul 31, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump has welcomed Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga to the White House for trade talks, Wednesday, July 31.

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The U.S. Must Strengthen Defense Cooperation with the U.K.’s New Boris Johnson Government THE U.S. MUST STRENGTHEN DEFENSE COOPERATION WITH THE U.K.’S NEW BORIS JOHNSON GOVERNMENT

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Jul 31, 2019

Both the United States and the United Kingdom have new Defense Secretaries. With the new British government led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson more likely to align with the U.S. than its predecessor on major geo-political issues, it is vital that Anglo–American defense cooperation remain a to...

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President Trump Speaks to the Virginia General Assembly in Jamestown PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEAKS TO THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JAMESTOWN

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Jul 31, 2019

President Trump delivered remarks Tuesday at the 400th-anniversary ceremony of the Jamestown, Virginia colony and North America's first representative legislative assembly.

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Federal government says Virginia is overcalculating too many SNAP payments FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS VIRGINIA IS OVERCALCULATING TOO MANY SNAP PAYMENTS

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Jul 31, 2019

Virginia got a slap on the wrist this week and may be subject to financial penalties after the federal government found that the state had one of the highest rates of error in the nation in calculating its food-assistance payments. According to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agricul...

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Trade Talks Resume in Shanghai TRADE TALKS RESUME IN SHANGHAI

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Jul 31, 2019

Face-to-face trade negotiations resumed this week between representatives of the United States and China for the first time since President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to restart talks in June. U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven ...

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What Boris Johnson means for US-UK relations WHAT BORIS JOHNSON MEANS FOR US-UK RELATIONS

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Jul 31, 2019

Given enduring ties between the United States and the United Kingdom, there has always been a fascination with the personal bonds between those stewarding the “special relationship.” The most memorable pairings have been leaders who were like-minded or committed to a shared cause. Frankl...

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Rivera Defends Support of Trump: ‘He’s Doing the Best for the United States’ RIVERA DEFENDS SUPPORT OF TRUMP: ‘HE’S DOING THE BEST FOR THE UNITED STATES’

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Jul 30, 2019

Mariano Rivera, the Hall of Fame New York Yankees reliever, is not backing off his support for President Donald Trump after an editorial in the Daily Beast accused him of having “served at the pleasure of a racist president.” “He was a friend of mine before he became president,&rdq...

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The Potential Trouble with Nominating a DNI from Trump’s Central Casting THE POTENTIAL TROUBLE WITH NOMINATING A DNI FROM TRUMP’S CENTRAL CASTING

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Jul 30, 2019

The nomination-by-tweet of Republican Representative John Ratcliffe of Texas as Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to replace outgoing DNI Dan Coats has drawn rapid and harsh condemnation from many political observers and even former intelligence officers for his apparent partisanship and lack ...

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ACLU Accuses Trump Administration Of Continuing Family Separations At Border ACLU ACCUSES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OF CONTINUING FAMILY SEPARATIONS AT BORDER

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Jul 30, 2019

In a court filing on Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union accused the Trump administration of separating nearly 1,000 migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border after a court order to end the practice. “The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge today to block the Trump ad...

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How China Is Pulling Out of the United States HOW CHINA IS PULLING OUT OF THE UNITED STATES

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Jul 30, 2019

As China’s economy has grown, its investments in U.S. industries have risen. This seems like a natural correlation, but something strange happened after 2016: The trend was reversed.

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President Trump Signs The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS THE SEPTEMBER 11TH VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND

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Jul 30, 2019

It took nearly 18 years, but anyone sickened or dying from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, finally will have the backing of the federal government after President Trump signed the bill Monday to make 9/11 aid essentially permanent.

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For a Narrow U.S.-Israel Defense Pact: Paper and Draft Treaty FOR A NARROW U.S.-ISRAEL DEFENSE PACT: PAPER AND DRAFT TREATY

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Jul 30, 2019

Under the leadership of former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Adm. (ret.) James Stavridis, our U.S.-Israel Security Policy Project at the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) released a May 2018 report recommending policies to bolster the U.S.-Israel security relationship to meet...

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Two term Trump? Half expect the President to be reelected in 2020, most say it would be bad for Canada TWO TERM TRUMP? HALF EXPECT THE PRESIDENT TO BE REELECTED IN 2020, MOST SAY IT WOULD BE BAD FOR CANADA

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Jul 30, 2019

The marathon that is the United States’ presidential campaign is off and running, well ahead of a November 2020 vote to determine the next leader of the free world. While Democrats prepare for the second round of debates, a new study from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds Canadians dis...

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U.S. GDP Growth Slows to 2.1% in Second Quarter U.S. GDP GROWTH SLOWS TO 2.1% IN SECOND QUARTER

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Jul 29, 2019

U.S. GDP grew 2.1 percent in the second quarter as tariffs and a broader global slowdown weighed on the U.S. economy. The slowdown, from 3.1 percent in the first quarter, didn’t come unexpectedly, however, and actually wasn’t as bad as expected. Wall Street had predicted 2.0 percent grow...

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President Trump Signs H.R. 1327, The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS H.R. 1327, THE SEPTEMBER 11TH VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND

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Jul 29, 2019

Surrounded by 9/11 first responders and their families, President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan 9/11 Victim Compensation bill into law Monday morning at a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House.

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Impeachment Proceedings and the Congressional Oath IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS AND THE CONGRESSIONAL OATH

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Jul 29, 2019

Democrats had harsh words for the president during Robert Mueller’s appearance before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. “Any other person who acted in this way would have been charged with crimes,” said Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, “and in this na...

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Question for President Trump: Can the U.S. Economy Still Grow at 3%? QUESTION FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP: CAN THE U.S. ECONOMY STILL GROW AT 3%?

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Jul 29, 2019

Given Wall Street whispers of a very European 1-handle for second-quarter GDP growth, the Trump White House might well have been pleased with the (preliminary) 2.1% number. Although the economy slowed from Q1’s 3.1% pace, it was “a better-than-anticipated outcome,” according to JPM...

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The Reason Why Trump Picked John Ratcliff for Director of National Intelligence THE REASON WHY TRUMP PICKED JOHN RATCLIFF FOR DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

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Jul 29, 2019

Hours before President Donald Trump tapped him Sunday as director of national intelligence, Rep. John Ratcliffe urged investigations into potential wrongdoing during the Obama administration, including potentially illegal leaks to the media. “What I do know as a former federal prosecutor is it...

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US election could be most expensive presidential race ever US ELECTION COULD BE MOST EXPENSIVE PRESIDENTIAL RACE EVER

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Jul 29, 2019

President Donald Trump’s campaign committee has raised over $124 million for his 2020 reelection campaign and has more cash on hand than any single Democratic primary candidate.

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CIVIC PARTICIPATION IN LATIN AMERICAN OGP COMMITMENTS CIVIC PARTICIPATION IN LATIN AMERICAN OGP COMMITMENTS

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Jul 28, 2019

The OGP is a voluntary, multistakeholder, international initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to their citizenry to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

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Love Medicare for All? AOC and Bernie Don LOVE MEDICARE FOR ALL? AOC AND BERNIE DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THIS.

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Jul 28, 2019

Rising support for socialism in the United States comes at a time when politicians like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., promise a great many “free” services, to be provided or guaranteed by the government. Supporters often point to nations with large social programs, such as Canada, the Unit...

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Diplomatic Drawdown: Why America Has an Ineffective Department of State DIPLOMATIC DRAWDOWN: WHY AMERICA HAS AN INEFFECTIVE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

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Jul 28, 2019

Earlier this year the Trump administration, while stoking an atmosphere of crisis with Iran, withdrew “nonemergency” personnel from the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq. It is unclear what specific development, if any, triggered this move. Insofar as the administration was c...

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Julian Castro Is ‘Hypercritical’ Of Trump Immigration Policies He Once Praised Under Obama JULIAN CASTRO IS ‘HYPERCRITICAL’ OF TRUMP IMMIGRATION POLICIES HE ONCE PRAISED UNDER OBAMA

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Jul 28, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro, a fervent opponent of the Trump administration’s immigration agenda, was called out for his past praise of former President Barack Obama’s immigration enforcement policies. “I want to ask you about immigration which you have made a p...

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President Trump Participates in a Full Honors Welcome Ceremony for the Secretary of Defense PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN A FULL HONORS WELCOME CEREMONY FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

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Jul 25, 2019

President Donald Trump participates in a welcome ceremony for new Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

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Ivanka Trump Tours Lockheed Martin in Colorado IVANKA TRUMP TOURS LOCKHEED MARTIN IN COLORADO

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Jul 25, 2019

Senior White House adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump visited Lockheed Martin in Littleton Monday as part of a nationwide tour promoting workforce development.

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The past and future of America’s political community THE PAST AND FUTURE OF AMERICA’S POLITICAL COMMUNITY

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Jul 25, 2019

Constitution Daily contributor Lyle Denniston looks at how the United States has considered and debated political representation since the Founding - a debate that remains very active today. No idea is more central to the entire history of America’s constitutional government than the belief th...

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The US-China Trade War: Next Week’s Shanghai Meeting Is A Tiny Glimmer Of Hope THE US-CHINA TRADE WAR: NEXT WEEK’S SHANGHAI MEETING IS A TINY GLIMMER OF HOPE

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Jul 25, 2019

Since the beginning of US-China trade negotiations, this blog has been relentlessly negative about relations between the two countries, which we usually describe as being in a “straight line decline.” In our October 2018 piece, China, the United States and the New Normal, we started call...

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GETTYSBURG FLAG WORKS GETTYSBURG FLAG WORKS

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Jul 24, 2019

At Gettysburg Flag Works, we are passionate about all things flag related. From manufacturing them to ensuring that they are displayed correctly, we take pride in what we do.

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TEMPO: Monitoring North America’s Pollution from Space TEMPO: MONITORING NORTH AMERICA’S POLLUTION FROM SPACE

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Jul 24, 2019

Created by sources ranging from campfires to cargo ships, air pollution is incredibly difficult to track. This has meant that the full impacts of air pollution are almost impossible to assess, but a solution is on the horizon. The TEMPO instrument (tempo.si.edu), built by Ball Aerospace to Smithsoni...

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Tech Giants Are Ramping Up Their Lobbying Efforts TECH GIANTS ARE RAMPING UP THEIR LOBBYING EFFORTS

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Jul 24, 2019

A week after representatives from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple appeared at a House subcommittee hearing last week to answer questions about potential antitrust allegations, the U.S. Justice Department has opened a broad investigation of “market-leading online platforms”.

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President Trump Delivers Remarks at Turning Point USA Conference PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS AT TURNING POINT USA CONFERENCE

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Jul 24, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump delivered remarks at the Turning Point USA's Teen Student Action Summit 2019 on Tuesday.

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10 presidential hopefuls stress civil rights bona fides at NAACP forum 10 PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS STRESS CIVIL RIGHTS BONA FIDES AT NAACP FORUM

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Jul 24, 2019

Ten candidates in the crowded 2020 presidential field made their case as civil rights champions Wednesday, on the closing day of the national NAACP convention in Detroit. Each candidate, including nine of the 20-plus contending for the Democratic nomination and one Republican, former Massachusetts G...

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US Attorney General demands encryption backdoors at all costs and for you to just accept it US ATTORNEY GENERAL DEMANDS ENCRYPTION BACKDOORS AT ALL COSTS AND FOR YOU TO JUST ACCEPT IT

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Jul 24, 2019

President Trump Attorney General, William Barr, has demanded the tech industry create encryption backdoors because he views encryption as a security risk. Barr made his illogical thoughts on encryption known to the world while speaking at an event at Fordham University earlier this morning. He decri...

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Challenging EPA CHALLENGING EPA'S NEW FOIA RULE, SUIT SEEKS TO STOP TRUMP'S 'SHAMEFUL ATTEMPT TO KEEP AMERICANS IN THE DARK'

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Jul 24, 2019

A new lawsuit seeks to kill a recent Trump administration rule that critics say deals a blow to transparency by giving the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to shoot down public information requests. The new rule put in place without public input was published on the Federal Register J...

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President Trump Participates in the Swearing-In Ceremony for the Secretary of Defense PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

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Jul 24, 2019

President Donald Trump participated Tuesday evening in the swearing-in ceremony for Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark Esper.

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Financial Report FY18 of the United States Government FINANCIAL REPORT FY18 OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

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Jul 23, 2019

The government’s net cost before taxes and other revenues for fiscal year 2018 was $4.5 trillion - an increase of $10.1 billion (0.2 percent) from fiscal year 2017.

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Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SCOTLAND

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Jul 23, 2019

I have been privileged to serve as Secretary of State for Scotland for the year 2018/19, leading the department as it has worked hard to support the UK Government’s programme for Scotland. My Office has continued to work constructively across UK Government departments, and with the Scottish Go...

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Rand Paul Would Undermine Trump’s Iran Policy RAND PAUL WOULD UNDERMINE TRUMP’S IRAN POLICY

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Jul 23, 2019

The Trump administration's strategy toward Iran is to exert maximum pressure on the regime to force it to renegotiate the flawed nuclear deal and, hopefully, to reach a broader agreement that curtails Iran's nonnuclear belligerence, both within its borders and across the Middle East. And if ...

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These 7 Democrats Floated Fake Russiagate Stories. Now They Get To Quiz Mueller THESE 7 DEMOCRATS FLOATED FAKE RUSSIAGATE STORIES. NOW THEY GET TO QUIZ MUELLER

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Jul 23, 2019

When Robert Mueller appears Wednesday before two congressional committees, he will face questions from at least seven Democratic lawmakers who have floated false claims about various aspects of the Russia probe, all without issuing retractions once the stories were debunked. Democratic members of th...

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For Trump, Racism is an Election Strategy. For the Republican Right, it’s a Path to Power. FOR TRUMP, RACISM IS AN ELECTION STRATEGY. FOR THE REPUBLICAN RIGHT, IT’S A PATH TO POWER.

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Jul 23, 2019

Most Republican leaders sat in shameful silence after President Trump told four women of color in the House of Representatives — three of them born in the U.S — to “go back” to the “crime infested” countries they came from. When called on his racist rhetoric, Trum...

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The State of Democracy THE STATE OF DEMOCRACY

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Jul 23, 2019

The Economist Democracy Index rates countries on the state of their governing system each year. In the latest installment, 21 countries in the world were rated as a “full democracy”, including all Scandinavian countries, several Western European nations as well as Canada, New Zealand, Au...

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Parkinson’s Disease Costs the United States Billions Each Year PARKINSON’S DISEASE COSTS THE UNITED STATES BILLIONS EACH YEAR

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Jul 22, 2019

Did you know the total cost of Parkinson’s disease to individuals, families, and the United States government is valued at billions every year?

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Workforce Development for U.S. Hydropower: Key Trends and Findings WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR U.S. HYDROPOWER: KEY TRENDS AND FINDINGS

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Jul 22, 2019

T he purpose of this report is to provide a brief assessment of the current U.S. hydropower industry workforce and educational programs, as well as potential future hydropower workforce needs. This report is based on data collected in 2016 for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Navigant Consulti...

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A Buffer-Stock Model for the Government: Balancing Stability and Sustainability A BUFFER-STOCK MODEL FOR THE GOVERNMENT: BALANCING STABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

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Jul 22, 2019

A fiscal reaction function to debt and the cycle is built on a buffer-stock model for the government. This model inspired by the buffer-stock model of the consumer (Deaton 1991; Carroll 1997) includes a debt limit instead of the Intertemporal Budget Constraint (IBC). The IBC is weak (Bohn, 2007), a ...

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Ivanka Trump Visits the Hy-Vee Innovation Center in Iowa IVANKA TRUMP VISITS THE HY-VEE INNOVATION CENTER IN IOWA

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Jul 22, 2019

Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, toured the Hy-Vee Helpful Smiles Technology Innovation Center in Grimes with Governor Reynolds and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

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Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 50th Anniversary BUZZ ALDRIN ON APOLLO 50TH ANNIVERSARY

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Jul 22, 2019

As Donald Trump reiterated his determination that Americans should walk on Mars, Mike Pence marked the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing at the Apollo 11 launch site in Florida on Saturday.

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A trio of Georgia polls point to 2020 challenges for Dems A TRIO OF GEORGIA POLLS POINT TO 2020 CHALLENGES FOR DEMS

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Jul 22, 2019

Three separate polls released over the last week hint at the challenges ahead for Democrats aiming to flip Georgia in next year’s presidential contest for the first time in more than a quarter-century. The first, conducted by Morning Consult, showed both Gov. Brian Kemp and Sen. David Perdue &...

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Voice Of America Says Editor Deleted Anti-Trump Facebook Posts VOICE OF AMERICA SAYS EDITOR DELETED ANTI-TRUMP FACEBOOK POSTS

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Jul 22, 2019

Voice of America, a government run news outlet, told the Daily Caller News Foundation the editor who had a Facebook page filled with anti Trump posts deleted them, but it is unclear if he was punished. Doug Bernard Johnson, VOA Press Freedom editor, had a Facebook page that contained anti Trump post...

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Mike Pompeo MIKE POMPEO'S HUMAN RIGHTS PROBLEM

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Jul 22, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been justly criticized for his creation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights, with the mission of redefining human rights. The move appears designed to base the redefinition on religious doctrine that Pompeo infuses into his conduct of official business. The relig...

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2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates (And Trump) Keep Ignoring This 1 Issue 2020 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES (AND TRUMP) KEEP IGNORING THIS 1 ISSUE

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Jul 22, 2019

The rapidly expanding national debt has seemingly been a virtual non issue so far in the 2020 presidential campaign. None of the 20 Democratic candidates taking part in the debates later in July touch the national debt issue on their campaign websites, a Daily Caller News Foundation review of their ...

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Congress nears a summer break with a lot left undone CONGRESS NEARS A SUMMER BREAK WITH A LOT LEFT UNDONE

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Jul 22, 2019

As lawmakers in the House get ready to leave town at the end of this week for a six week summer break, there are all sorts of unfinished legislative issues bubbling around on Capitol Hill, but most of them seem unlikely to get any kind of final resolution before lawmakers go home for an extended rec...

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China importers seek to lift tariffs on US farm goods: state media CHINA IMPORTERS SEEK TO LIFT TARIFFS ON US FARM GOODS: STATE MEDIA

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Jul 21, 2019

The two economic giants have hit each other with punitive tariffs covering more than $360 billion in two-way trade since US President Donald Trump launched a trade war last year, damaging manufacturers on both sides of the Pacific.

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Trump TRUMP'S TARRIFS ARE HURTING THE ECONOMY. HERE'S HOW TO GET RID OF THEM FOR GOOD.

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Jul 21, 2019

What if the president could define what constitutes a national security threat and enact policy concurrent with that determination? And what if, because of that, he were allowed to levy indirect taxes on the America people from his seat in the Oval Office? By way of the Cold War-era Section 232 of t...

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Managing and Mitigating Foreign Election Interference MANAGING AND MITIGATING FOREIGN ELECTION INTERFERENCE

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Jul 21, 2019

President Donald Trump has repeatedly shown that he does not take the issue of Russian interference in elections seriously, most recently at the G20 summit in Japan when he issued a wink wink warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin when pressed on the issue by reporters. This is no laughing matt...

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Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing VICE PRESIDENT PENCE DELIVERS REMARKS CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING

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Jul 20, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence celebrates the Apollo 11 team that made the moon landing possible and discusses the future of space exploration for the U.S.

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The U.S. Government Has Found a Devious Way to Hire More Bureaucrats THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS FOUND A DEVIOUS WAY TO HIRE MORE BUREAUCRATS

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Jul 20, 2019

These salaries are underwritten by the $235 billion the federal government lays out to nonprofits each year. To constrain the growth of central government, conservatives have fought to keep down the number of federal bureaucrats. This strategy has failed. Since the 1960s, the number of federal emplo...

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Conflicted About Trump: The Americans Disapproving of President Trump While Giving Him Credit on the Economy CONFLICTED ABOUT TRUMP: THE AMERICANS DISAPPROVING OF PRESIDENT TRUMP WHILE GIVING HIM CREDIT ON THE ECONOMY

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Jul 19, 2019

Welcome to NAVIGATOR – a project designed to better understand the American public’s views on issues of the day and help advocates, elected officials, and other interested parties understand the language, imagery and messaging needed to make and win key policy arguments. This edition is ...

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Biden Leads Polls, Runner-Up Contested BIDEN LEADS POLLS, RUNNER-UP CONTESTED

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Jul 19, 2019

According to polling averages calculated by Real Clear Politics, former Vice President Joe Biden is still the poll leader of Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election, if by a smaller margin. Biden's poll ratings surged after his announcement at the end of April, reaching a high o...

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President Trump and The First Lady Participate in a Flag Presentation PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE FIRST LADY PARTICIPATE IN A FLAG PRESENTATION

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Jul 18, 2019

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a flag presentation ceremony from the East Room of the White House.

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Negotiating Free Trade Agreements, is the UK Ready? NEGOTIATING FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS, IS THE UK READY?

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Jul 18, 2019

In the wake of early Brexit discussions, Theresa May created the Department of International Trade (DIT) to develop government trade policy following EU Exit. Led by Dr Liam Fox MP, DIT has the overall responsibility of promoting British trade across the world.

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What Americans Made Of Trump WHAT AMERICANS MADE OF TRUMP'S TWEET ABOUT "THE SQUAD"

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Jul 18, 2019

On Sunday, President Trump took to Twitter to suggest several U.S. congresswomen of color leave the United States, despite the fact that three were born there and all are citizens. His tweets were widely condemned as being racist. The uproar is continuing after a crowd at a Trump rally in North Caro...

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President Trump Welcomes Members of Team USA for the Special Olympics World Games PRESIDENT TRUMP WELCOMES MEMBERS OF TEAM USA FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES

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Jul 18, 2019

The White House welcomed 20 members of the Special Olympics USA delegation, congratulating and recognizing them for their accomplishments at the recently held Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.

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President Trump Participates in a Bilateral Meeting with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN A BILATERAL MEETING WITH THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE NETHERLANDS

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Jul 18, 2019

President Trump met with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Oval Office. He answered a few questions from reporters on the contract between Amazon and the Pentagon, sanctions against Turkey, and on the “send her back” chants heard the previous night at his campaign rally.

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Sinotech: U.S. and Chinese Negotiations Make First Direct Contact Since G-20 SINOTECH: U.S. AND CHINESE NEGOTIATIONS MAKE FIRST DIRECT CONTACT SINCE G-20

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Jul 18, 2019

On July 9, U.S. and Chinese negotiators held a phone call in the first instance of direct bilateral contact since President Trump announced the resumption of trade negotiations at the G-20 summit in Osaka. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin represented ...

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U.S. Elections Are Still Vulnerable to Foreign Hacking U.S. ELECTIONS ARE STILL VULNERABLE TO FOREIGN HACKING

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Jul 18, 2019

Election officials warn that the time is running out for Congress to bolster security before the 2020 race. The warnings follow a recent statement from a senior U.S. intelligence official confirming that Russia, China, and Iran are attempting to manipulate public opinion ahead of the 2020 elections....

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Why national preemption has become a technology policy flash point WHY NATIONAL PREEMPTION HAS BECOME A TECHNOLOGY POLICY FLASH POINT

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Jul 18, 2019

Given our current political divisions, it is not surprising to see federalism debates in the middle of many arguments over technology policy. Advocates are arguing over who should set the rules of the road concerning municipal broadband, privacy, cell tower siting, and drone regulation, among other ...

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Trump Administration Plans To Freeze Fuel Economy Targets Delayed TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO FREEZE FUEL ECONOMY TARGETS DELAYED

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Jul 18, 2019

Last August, the Trump administration said it was preparing to overturn Obama administration era regulations for emissions and fuel economy, but now, it appears the effort has stalled somewhat. According to a report from The Detroit News on Tuesday, the new regulations will not be released until aft...

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HOUSE VOTES TWO TRUMP CABINET OFFICIALS IN CONTEMPT OVER CENSUS HOUSE VOTES TWO TRUMP CABINET OFFICIALS IN CONTEMPT OVER CENSUS

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Jul 18, 2019

Accusing the Trump Administration of intentionally withholding documents and information about the failed effort by President Donald Trump to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, the House on Wednesday voted along party lines to find the Attorney General and Secretary of Commerce in Contem...

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116th Congress: The Immigrant Connection 116TH CONGRESS: THE IMMIGRANT CONNECTION

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Jul 17, 2019

After sending weekend tweets suggesting several U.S. congresswomen of color leave the country, President Trump has defended those comments and denied allegations of racism. Although he did not directly name the women, the context of the tweets suggest a link to Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cort...

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Who’s Being Targeted? An In-Depth Analysis of Political Advertising on Facebook WHO’S BEING TARGETED? AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF POLITICAL ADVERTISING ON FACEBOOK

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Jul 17, 2019

As a result of Russia purchasing ad content in the 2016 presidential elections and increased scrutiny about political advertising on the platform, Facebook changed its policy in 2018 and began making data on political advertising publicly available.

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Two Perspectives on Demographic Changes in the States Ahead of the 2020 Presidential Election TWO PERSPECTIVES ON DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES IN THE STATES AHEAD OF THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

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Jul 17, 2019

The States of Change: Demographics and Democracy project is a collaboration of the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Brookings Institution, the Center for American Progress, and the Democracy Fund. The project began in 2014 and has been generously funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and t...

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Pennsylvania mayor refuses to raise LGBT pride flag over city hall, calls it PENNSYLVANIA MAYOR REFUSES TO RAISE LGBT PRIDE FLAG OVER CITY HALL, CALLS IT 'POLITICAL' SYMBOL

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Jul 17, 2019

A mayor in Pennsylvania has blocked the local city council from raising the LGBT pride flag at city hall, calling it a "political" symbol. Reading, Pa., Mayor Wally Scott (D) on Monday prohibited city employees from raising the rainbow flag as part of a pride celebration shortly before it ...

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Senate passes bill making hacking voting systems a federal crime SENATE PASSES BILL MAKING HACKING VOTING SYSTEMS A FEDERAL CRIME

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Jul 17, 2019

The Senate passed legislation on Wednesday night that would make it a federal crime to hack into any voting systems used in a federal election. The bill, known as the Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act, passed the chamber on Wednesday night by unanimous consent, which requires the sign of...

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The perils of Donald Trump loving Israel just a little too much THE PERILS OF DONALD TRUMP LOVING ISRAEL JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH

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Jul 17, 2019

It would have been remarkable in any administration: a Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism with appearances by some of the president’s top guns, including the secretary of the Treasury, the secretary of Education and the FBI director. And all hosted by and presided over by the attorney general. ...

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President Trump Meets with Survivors of Religious Persecution PRESIDENT TRUMP MEETS WITH SURVIVORS OF RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION

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Jul 17, 2019

President Donald Trump met on July 17 with a group of people from around the world who have experienced religious persecution.

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2019 Made in America Showcase 2019 MADE IN AMERICA SHOWCASE

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Jul 17, 2019

The 3rd annual “Made in America” Showcase event, hosted by President Trump, took place on the White House Lawn Opens a New Window.  on Monday, displaying American-made products from all 50 states.

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Where U.S. Nuclear Bombs Are Stored in Europe WHERE U.S. NUCLEAR BOMBS ARE STORED IN EUROPE

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Jul 17, 2019

A NATO-affiliated body recently released and subsequently deleted a document that apparently confirmed something that has been suspected for a long time - U.S. nuclear weapons are being stored at air bases in several European countries. The document was compiled in April and a copy was published on ...

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USMCA - Strengthening Ties with Our North American Neighbors USMCA - STRENGTHENING TIES WITH OUR NORTH AMERICAN NEIGHBORS

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Jul 16, 2019

"I have long said that I believe our country is located in the best neighborhood on Earth - North America - with valuable allies to our north and south. Under USMCA, we have created new rules to help our farmers, ranchers and workers better face the challenges of the 21st century economy."...

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Trump TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICIES ARE BETTER THAN THEY SEEM

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Jul 16, 2019

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested ci...

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Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: Trump Circuit Judge Barrett Votes to Deport 30-Year Resident With No Chance to Prove Equal Protection Claim CONFIRMED JUDGES, CONFIRMED FEARS: TRUMP CIRCUIT JUDGE BARRETT VOTES TO DEPORT 30-YEAR RESIDENT WITH NO CHANCE TO PROVE EQUAL PROTECTION CLAIM

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Jul 16, 2019

Trump 7th Circuit judge Amy Coney Barrett cast the deciding vote in a 2-1 June opinion and order in Ramos v. Barr that authorized immediate deportation of an immigrant who has legally resided in the U.S. for 30 years without any chance to demonstrate that his removal would violate the Constitution&r...

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Number of Children Detained at Southern Border Skyrockets NUMBER OF CHILDREN DETAINED AT SOUTHERN BORDER SKYROCKETS

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Jul 16, 2019

With three months still to go in the current 2019 fiscal year, the number of children detained at the Southern U.S. border has already surpassed previous full year levels by a large margin.

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Ivanka Trump Speaks at ROK-US Women IVANKA TRUMP SPEAKS AT ROK-US WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT FORUM

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Jul 16, 2019

White House adviser Ivanka Trump (right) attends “ROK-U.S. Women’s Empowerment Forum” hosted by South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha in Seoul.

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Soros sleaze infests US government media agency with Obama holdouts still refusing to go SOROS SLEAZE INFESTS US GOVERNMENT MEDIA AGENCY WITH OBAMA HOLDOUTS STILL REFUSING TO GO

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Jul 16, 2019

The U.S. Agency for Global Media, which is the parent company of government broadcasting outfits such as TV Marti, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and the Voice of America, continues to be scandal-plagued, the latest incident of which was the pleading guilty in court of its "chief strategy off...

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Agriculture Department AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT'S RELOCATION OF ERS AND NIFA: A SOLUTION IN SEARCH OF A PROBLEM

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Jul 16, 2019

Earlier this year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the relocation of the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) federal agencies from Washington, DC to the recently chosen Kansas City, Mo. Moving ERS and NIFA is a hasty ...

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Trump Administration Dramatically Reduces Penalties for Auto Inefficiency TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DRAMATICALLY REDUCES PENALTIES FOR AUTO INEFFICIENCY

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Jul 16, 2019

In a Friday news dump last week, the Trump administration announced that they will be finalizing a reduction in fines for missing fuel economy targets. Not only is the administration working to roll back the strong standards set in place by the previous administration currently driving efficiency im...

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Compete and Win in the Age of Account Based Buying COMPETE AND WIN IN THE AGE OF ACCOUNT BASED BUYING

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Jul 15, 2019

If you’re on a B2B revenue team, it’s likely your Marketing and Sales teams are experiencing some angst these days when it comes to understanding how prospects and customers want to interact with your company. On one hand customers seem to want ultra-personalized attention on every chann...

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Forrester Total Economic Report Shows a 405% ROI on 6sense FORRESTER TOTAL ECONOMIC REPORT SHOWS A 405% ROI ON 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

Calculating ROI has become a requirement for any corporate investment, across all business functions. Gone are the days when B2B marketers could attribute their spend to “branding.” Today, they’re being forced to provide concrete spend-to-revenue analysis to justify their investmen...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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Improving the Citizen Experience with Digital Government IMPROVING THE CITIZEN EXPERIENCE WITH DIGITAL GOVERNMENT

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Jul 15, 2019

The Center for Digital Government recently conducted a national survey on behalf of Conduent of more than 2,000 citizens to better understand their perspectives on government service delivery. The survey focused on citizen interactions and experiences with digital and traditional state government se...

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First Lady Melania Trump Visits Huntington, West Virginia FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP VISITS HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA

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Jul 15, 2019

First Lady Melania Trump arrived in Huntington, West Virginia this morning to visit Cabell-Huntington Health Department.  This is the First Lady’s second visit to West Virginia.

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Drilling Down on the Attempted Takedown of the Government’s Advisory Committees DRILLING DOWN ON THE ATTEMPTED TAKEDOWN OF THE GOVERNMENT’S ADVISORY COMMITTEES

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Jul 15, 2019

The House Science committee will be holding a hearing tomorrow to talk about the status of the government is advisory committees, which is extremely timely considering the Trump administration is attempting to get rid of them altogether. The Government Accountability Office has issued a brand new re...

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Trumpery, Codswallop, and this Administration’s Real Environmental Record TRUMPERY, CODSWALLOP, AND THIS ADMINISTRATION’S REAL ENVIRONMENTAL RECORD

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Jul 15, 2019

Earlier this month President Trump, surrounded by multiple Cabinet members, presented his administration is environmental accomplishments in a speech to the nation. As noted by many fact checkers, the president and his Cabinet made statements that were a series of half truths, cherry picked data, an...

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How Bernie Sanders Would Destroy the Supreme Court: ‘Rotating’ Justices HOW BERNIE SANDERS WOULD DESTROY THE SUPREME COURT: ‘ROTATING’ JUSTICES

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Jul 15, 2019

Efforts to turn judges from impartial umpires into political operatives confirm the axiom that those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it. The Declaration of Independence lists actions by King George III that justified separating from Great Britain. The king, for example, had made Ju...

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How Joe Biden Made His Millions HOW JOE BIDEN MADE HIS MILLIONS

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Jul 14, 2019

Joe Biden used to joke about being the poorest member of Congress. Now, he and his wife Jill Biden are millionaires. The 2020 presidential candidate, who has touted himself as a champion of the middle class, released his tax returns.

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Science & Technology Highlights SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY HIGHLIGHTS

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Jul 14, 2019

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is charged with advising the President on how his Administration can effectively support the development and application of science and technology (S&T) for the benefit of the American people, the creation of new jobs and industries, the securit...

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America Should Rethink Its Commitments to Allies AMERICA SHOULD RETHINK ITS COMMITMENTS TO ALLIES

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Jul 14, 2019

Washington is demands toward North Korea and Iran have one important feature in common. In both cases, U.S. officials in multiple administrations have insisted that America is adversary renounce any ambition to possess nuclear weapons or a significant ballistic missile capability. The underlying ass...

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Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: June 2019 CONFIDENCE IN GOVERNMENT ON NATIONAL SECURITY MATTERS: JUNE 2019

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Jul 12, 2019

In July 2017, we began a polling project to measure public confidence in government institutions on national security matters on an ongoing basis. This post provides our data for the month of June 2019. It includes public perceptions of government institutions and of the two major political parties&...

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President Trump Delivers Remarks on Supporting the Passage of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS ON SUPPORTING THE PASSAGE OF THE US-MEXICO-CANADA AGREEMENT

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Jul 12, 2019

President Trump Delivers Remarks on Supporting the Passage of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

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President Trump Hosts A Social Media Summit PRESIDENT TRUMP HOSTS A SOCIAL MEDIA SUMMIT

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Jul 12, 2019

President Donald Trump kicked off his Thursday morning by doing what he does best: tweeting. Amid a sea of missives, which ranged from attacks on the "Fake News Media" to the Mueller Report, he said it would be "a big and exciting day at the White House for Social Media."

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Health care is an opportunity and liability for both parties in 2020 HEALTH CARE IS AN OPPORTUNITY AND LIABILITY FOR BOTH PARTIES IN 2020

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Jul 12, 2019

One of the central policy debates of the 2020 presidential contest will be health care. Democratic candidates and President Donald Trump have firm, yet divergent positions on a plethora of specific issues related to individuals access to health care. However, despite each party having the opportunit...

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“WITH POWERS SO DISPOSED” AMERICA AND THE GLOBAL STRATEGIC ENERGY COMPETITION “WITH POWERS SO DISPOSED” AMERICA AND THE GLOBAL STRATEGIC ENERGY COMPETITION

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Jul 11, 2019

The President’s National Security Strategy accurately refers to “America’s central position in the global energy system as a leading producer, consumer, and innovator.”1 Previous generations strived to achieve the status we now enjoy, using all types of fuel to propel the eco...

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New Rules for Attracting and Retaining Government Talent NEW RULES FOR ATTRACTING AND RETAINING GOVERNMENT TALENT

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Jul 11, 2019

Government leaders must partner with employees to help them develop their careers in ways that also support the agency’s mission, especially in a tight job market that gives employees plenty of options.

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President Trump Delivers Remarks on Citizenship and the Census PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS ON CITIZENSHIP AND THE CENSUS

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Jul 11, 2019

President Donald Trump will announce Thursday how his administration will pursue adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

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For Big Pharma, the revolving door keeps spinning FOR BIG PHARMA, THE REVOLVING DOOR KEEPS SPINNING

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Jul 11, 2019

Americans know that when lobbyists run our government, the wealthy and connected benefit most. Since President Trump took office, the “swamp” he promised to drain has only deepened. The president has filled key White House and Cabinet positions with his own wealthy donors and friends. Bu...

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Trump’s Tax Returns TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

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Jul 11, 2019

You may be aware of the attempts by Democrats in the House of Representatives to obtain President Trump’s tax returns, which they claim here is to see if the returns were properly audited and enforced by the IRS. I am confident that the president’s tax returns run hundreds if not thousan...

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PFAS Amendments Form a Blueprint for Remedying National Toxic Threat PFAS AMENDMENTS FORM A BLUEPRINT FOR REMEDYING NATIONAL TOXIC THREAT

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Jul 11, 2019

The House of Representatives will vote today on the inclusion of several PFAS-related amendments to the House National Defense Authorization Act that will help us to understand the extent of the PFAS public health threat and its health impacts, limit current PFAS pollution, and clean up legacy conta...

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4 Ways Local Lawmakers Are Stepping Up as Federal Regulators Step Back 4 WAYS LOCAL LAWMAKERS ARE STEPPING UP AS FEDERAL REGULATORS STEP BACK

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Jul 11, 2019

Discover four times local lawmakers stepped in when federal regulations lagged. During the current slow-down of federal labor law regulations, we’re seeing a swell of changes on the local level. This added layer of regulatory activity creates more complexity for employers.

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How Government Can Unleash the Power of Data and Analytics HOW GOVERNMENT CAN UNLEASH THE POWER OF DATA AND ANALYTICS

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Jul 11, 2019

State and local governments routinely collect and store large volumes of data that potentially can help improve citizen services and make organizations run more efficiently. Unfortunately, for a host of reasons, much of this valuable information hasn’t been fully analyzed or acted upon, repres...

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Top Democratic presidential candidates for 2020 TOP DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR 2020

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Jul 10, 2019

The 2020 presidential race is right around the corner, with analysts predicting as many as 40 Democrat candidates may launch campaign bids against President Donald Trump for the White House

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A Platform to Power Government A PLATFORM TO POWER GOVERNMENT

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Jul 10, 2019

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) is a pioneer of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and has developed more than 20 Salesforce apps and demonstrated their success to at least 23 different state and local government and education entities. This approach has allowed the state to rapidly de...

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The Trump Administration’s Proposed “Mixed Status” Housing Rule Is Another Form of Family Separation THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S PROPOSED “MIXED STATUS” HOUSING RULE IS ANOTHER FORM OF FAMILY SEPARATION

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Jul 10, 2019

The world has watched in horror as migrant families have been forcibly separated, placed into camps, and subjected to the cruel conditions of detention, as part of the Trump administration’s sustained assault on immigrant rights. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) pr...

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It IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO END THE TRADE WAR

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Jul 10, 2019

The Trump administration’s foundational belief is that raising tariffs will force any other nation to the table and get a better deal for the U.S. But from the tariffs on imported aluminum and steel in March 2018 to the escalating tariffs with China launched in July 2018 and beyond there have ...

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NY Times Warns Pompeo NY TIMES WARNS POMPEO'S HUMAN RIGHTS PANEL SABOTAGED BY HIS FAITH

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Jul 10, 2019

The New York Times wrung its hands over Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is review of the U.S. government is international human rights policy, using his Christian faith against him while using the most liberal definition of human rights to try and paint the Trump administration as reactionary and ant...

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U.S. Government Could Max Out Its Credit by Early September U.S. GOVERNMENT COULD MAX OUT ITS CREDIT BY EARLY SEPTEMBER

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Jul 10, 2019

If things go as analysts at the Bipartisan Policy Center expect, the U.S. government will face a heightened risk of defaulting on its $22 trillion debt in early September. That is when the extraordinary measures employed by the Treasury Department, designed to keep the nation is total public debt ou...