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Why Trump’s Indo-Pacific Concept Cannot Be a Strategy to Counter China WHY TRUMP’S INDO-PACIFIC CONCEPT CANNOT BE A STRATEGY TO COUNTER CHINA

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Nov 16, 2018

The Trump administration’s concept of the “Indo-Pacific” should be placed in the context of the main strategic aims of his administration: to preserve the world primacy of the US and to prevent a strong China from displacing the US in Asia. The concept was officially presented in D...

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President Trump Delivers Remarks on Supporting Veterans and Military Families PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS ON SUPPORTING VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES

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Nov 15, 2018

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are visiting the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., and Mr. Trump is delivering remarks in support of the military and veterans back at the White House Thursday.

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The Case for Reshaping U.S.-Turkey Relations THE CASE FOR RESHAPING U.S.-TURKEY RELATIONS

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Nov 15, 2018

When Andrew Brunson, the North Carolinian pastor, was released from Turkish custody in October, President Donald J. Trump tweeted that he was looking forward to “good, perhaps great, relations between the United States & Turkey.” The administration then subsequently lifted sanctions ...

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We got the government to reverse its longtime policy to get Silicon Valley diversity data WE GOT THE GOVERNMENT TO REVERSE ITS LONGTIME POLICY TO GET SILICON VALLEY DIVERSITY DATA

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Nov 15, 2018

Federal labor officials have decided to reverse their longtime policy and release diversity numbers for government contractors such as Oracle and Palantir Technologies in response to a lawsuit filed by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. Reveal submitted Freedom of Information Act re...

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'YOU WIN OR YOU DIE': NOT A MODEL FOR A SANCTIONS REGIME

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Nov 15, 2018

The 100th anniversary of the end of World War I brought together world leaders in a show of unity and remembrance yet instead of highlighting solidarity, European heads of state expressed fear of conflict and disunity among the allies. It’s doubtful any of those concerns have been allayed in t...

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Looking for an Off-Ramp for Venezuela LOOKING FOR AN OFF-RAMP FOR VENEZUELA

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Nov 14, 2018

The United States and most of the rest of the Western Hemisphere are increasing of one mind on Venezuela, if on nothing else. The Nicolas Maduro regime in Caracas has lost legitimacy, devolved into dictatorship and has to go. There is no consensus on how to make that happen, but nearly all of the re...

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President Trump Makes an Announcement Regarding H.R. 5682, the "First Step Act" PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKES AN ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING H.R. 5682, THE "FIRST STEP ACT"

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Nov 14, 2018

President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement on criminal justice reform. He's set to speak on H.R. 5682, the "FIRST STEP Act," a bill designed to "provide for programs to help reduce the risk that prisoners will recidivate upon release from prison, and for other purp...

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Senate should reject Trump’s radical nominee to key energy panel SENATE SHOULD REJECT TRUMP’S RADICAL NOMINEE TO KEY ENERGY PANEL

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Nov 14, 2018

Another day, another maneuver by the Trump administration to grab power for greedy corporate interests and line its supporters’ pockets. If President Trump has his way, Bernard McNamee - his nominee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) could serve to carve out another safe haven ...

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Gillum calls out Trump, Scott for undermining democracy in Florida recount GILLUM CALLS OUT TRUMP, SCOTT FOR UNDERMINING DEMOCRACY IN FLORIDA RECOUNT

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Nov 14, 2018

Out of Florida's three major election recounts, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum probably has the least amount of hope in prevailing over his opponent.  As of Wednesday afternoon, he still trailed behind Republican nominee Ron DeSantis by some 33,684 votes a margin likely to...

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The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy THE APPRENTICE: TRUMP, RUSSIA AND THE SUBVERSION OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

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Nov 14, 2018

Greg Miller has written a credible, comprehensive and up-to-date account of Russian interference in the 2016 election and the subsequent turbulence still grabbing headlines in U.S. media every day. Some have called Russia’s meddling the political crime of the century. The investigation into th...

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EU commissioner warns of retaliation if Trump imposes tariffs on cars EU COMMISSIONER WARNS OF RETALIATION IF TRUMP IMPOSES TARIFFS ON CARS

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Nov 14, 2018

The European Union’s trade commissioner said on Wednesday that the EU would respond if President Trump decides to slap tariffs on European cars. “Then we will hit back, we can very quickly put together a long list of countermeasures that conform to World Trade Organization rules,” ...

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The Trump Administration Can Make the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Idea Work in Southeast Asia with Vietnam as a Model THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CAN MAKE THE FREE AND OPEN INDO-PACIFIC IDEA WORK IN SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH VIETNAM AS A MODEL

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Nov 14, 2018

For many Southeast Asian states, the Trump White House’s new strategy for the region, the Free and Open Indo-Pacific concept, is a hard idea to sell at least right now. The strategy vows to promote a rules-based security and economic order in Asia, while also encouraging closer cooperation amo...

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The Outgoing Congress Shouldn’t Reward Trump With More Homeland Security Funding THE OUTGOING CONGRESS SHOULDN’T REWARD TRUMP WITH MORE HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING

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Nov 14, 2018

Before Dec. 7, Congress will have to make a decision: Will they reward the department responsible for family separation, jailing immigrants, raids on communities of color, and abuses at the border by increasing their budget? Or will they stand up and rein in Trump’s detention and deportation f...

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CNN sues Trump administration, demands Acosta’s press pass be restored CNN SUES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, DEMANDS ACOSTA’S PRESS PASS BE RESTORED

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Nov 13, 2018

CNN on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump demanding that White House security credentials be returned to correspondent Jim Acosta. The White House revoked Acosta’s credentials after a testy exchange with the president during a news conference last week. Acosta repeatedly pu...

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Vice President Mike Pence Delivers a Joint Statement with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE DELIVERS A JOINT STATEMENT WITH PRIME MINISTER SHINZŌ ABE

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Nov 13, 2018

Regional security and the strengthening of ties with Japan and the U.S. will be high on the agenda for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison when he meets leaders from both countries amid continuing concerns about the growing influence of China in the Asia-Pacific.

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National Labor Relations Board Member Cleared of Ethics Conflict NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD MEMBER CLEARED OF ETHICS CONFLICT

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Nov 13, 2018

Republican appointees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have become the target of an ongoing campaign by Democrats to silence their voices and ability to administer the law. Since Republicans took a majority at the NLRB, Democrats have been trying to manipulate ethics rules to pressure Re...

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Senate Should Move Forward with Confirmation Votes on Buerkle, Others SENATE SHOULD MOVE FORWARD WITH CONFIRMATION VOTES ON BUERKLE, OTHERS

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Nov 13, 2018

With the 2018 election behind us, it’s time to look for opportunities to advance freedom and economic well-being. I don't expect much to happen congressionally given the divided chambers, but that does not mean policy changes can’t happen administratively within federal agencies and ...

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It’s Time to Start Thinking About Election Security in 2020 IT’S TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT ELECTION SECURITY IN 2020

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Nov 13, 2018

Those hoping for some peace and quiet after the conclusion of the contentious 2018 midterm elections have been sorely disappointed. As absentee ballots continued to trickle in across Georgia and Arizona, and as Florida braces for a recount of both its senatorial and gubernatorial  races, severa...

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Big business buys back billions of debt BIG BUSINESS BUYS BACK BILLIONS OF DEBT

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Nov 13, 2018

Two of the biggest corporate borrowers in America are preparing to buy back billions of their own debt as they reorganize operations, in an environment that includes reduced federal tax deductions on interest payments, and uncertain demand for industrial products amid the U.S. trade fight with China...

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Latino voters took on Trump’s fear-mongering, and we won LATINO VOTERS TOOK ON TRUMP’S FEAR-MONGERING, AND WE WON

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Nov 13, 2018

On Nov. 6, voters like Yolanyelis Torres and Emily Chabla shifted the balance of power in this country. Yolande is is a young, stay-at-home mother with five children. She lives in Allentown, Pa., and wants her kids to have a better life than she did. Emily, the U.S. born daughter of immigrants from ...

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Trump’s Asia Policy is Mostly About China TRUMP’S ASIA POLICY IS MOSTLY ABOUT CHINA

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Nov 13, 2018

Nearly two years on, the Asia policy of US President Donald J. Trump’s administration is beginning to take shape. With the exception of its attempt to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, it is mostly about China, or more accurately, what other countries can do to help it win its st...

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A permanent solution to voter fraud A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO VOTER FRAUD

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Nov 13, 2018

We are told on a daily basis of all the technology in use or development to track us in order to make us safer, such as facial recognition, license plate scanners, even down to how we walk.  None of us have a choice in whether we want to participate in this data collection or not, our faces are...

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President Trump Speaks at Suresnes American Cemetery on Armistice Day PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEAKS AT SURESNES AMERICAN CEMETERY ON ARMISTICE DAY

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Nov 12, 2018

President Donald Trump stands amongst the headstones during an American Commemoration Ceremony, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at Suresnes American Cemetery near Paris. Trump is attending centennial commemorations in Paris this weekend to mark the Armistice that ended World War I.

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The Fifty-Cent Fix for the Air Force’s Broken $1,200 Coffee Cups THE FIFTY-CENT FIX FOR THE AIR FORCE’S BROKEN $1,200 COFFEE CUPS

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Nov 12, 2018

The story of how the Air Force found a fifty-cent fix for its broken $1,200+ coffee cups is one for the “you’ve got to be kidding me” section in the volumes of examples for how the U.S. government manages to waste such massive amounts of money each year. That story begins in the su...

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President Trump Attends the American Commemoration Ceremony at Suresnes Cemetery PRESIDENT TRUMP ATTENDS THE AMERICAN COMMEMORATION CEREMONY AT SURESNES CEMETERY

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Nov 11, 2018

President Trump Attends the American Commemoration Ceremony at Suresnes American Cemetery Hosted by the Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission.

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The U.S. Drone War in Pakistan Revisited THE U.S. DRONE WAR IN PAKISTAN REVISITED

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Nov 11, 2018

Many analysts, practitioners, and scholars are skeptical of the efficacy of drone strikes for counterterrorism, suggesting that they provide short-term gains at best and are counterproductive at worst. However, despite how widespread these views are, reliable evidence on the consequences of drone st...

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President Trump Participates in a 1:1 Bilateral Meeting with the President of France PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN A 1:1 BILATERAL MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE

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Nov 10, 2018

President Trump participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron Elysee Palace, Paris, France.

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The fate of the World Bank during a divided US government THE FATE OF THE WORLD BANK DURING A DIVIDED US GOVERNMENT

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Nov 07, 2018

In its first two years, the Trump administration has not paid much attention to the World Bank. Recent research suggests that this will change now that Republicans have lost control in the House of Representatives in this week’s midterm elections. To obtain new bilateral aid or to change the u...

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Government asks Supreme Court to shut down DACA GOVERNMENT ASKS SUPREME COURT TO SHUT DOWN DACA

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Nov 06, 2018

Blocked by three lower-court orders from shutting down the six-year-old “DACA” program that protects young, undocumented immigrants from being deported, the Trump Administration asked the Supreme Court on Monday to end the program and to do so in the Court’s current term. The &ldqu...

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This Congress cut through the noise and look at the results THIS CONGRESS CUT THROUGH THE NOISE AND LOOK AT THE RESULTS

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Nov 02, 2018

Recently in Washington, disruption has been the name of the game. We’ve witnessed protesters climbing statues, disobeying police, screaming at senators in elevators, and chasing them and their wives from restaurants. Amidst the wall-to-wall media coverage of the chaos and divisiveness, one imp...

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President Trump Makes Remarks on the Illegal Immigration Crisis PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKES REMARKS ON THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION CRISIS

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Nov 01, 2018

illegal immigration affects the lives of all Americans. Illegal immigration hurts American workers; burdens American taxpayers; and undermines public safety; and places enormous strain on local schools, hospitals, and communities in general, taking precious resources away from the poorest Americans ...

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Can Trump End Birthright Citizenship with an Executive Order? CAN TRUMP END BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP WITH AN EXECUTIVE ORDER?

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Nov 01, 2018

Just in time for the midterm election, President Trump has reignited a debate over birthright citizenship. In an interview with Axios’ Jonathan Swan for the news outlets’ new HBO series, Mr. Trump said he was considering issuing an executive order ending the practice in which children of...

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This is the blue-collar, middle-class Trump Economy THIS IS THE BLUE-COLLAR, MIDDLE-CLASS TRUMP ECONOMY

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Nov 01, 2018

The White House released a video Thursday touting the amazing revitalization of blue-collar jobs due entirely to President Donald Trump’s pro-growth policies.

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Elizabeth Warren Challenges Trump ELIZABETH WARREN CHALLENGES TRUMP'S PROTECTIONIST TARIFFS FOR NOT BEING PROTECTIONIST ENOUGH

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Nov 01, 2018

Artificially hiking the price of steel and aluminum is bad enough, but one of the really galling parts of the Trump administration's tariff policy is the Commerce Department's process for determining which businesses are exempt from paying these import taxes. As I've written before, the ...

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Trump rallies GOP faithful for Scott, DeSantis in South Florida TRUMP RALLIES GOP FAITHFUL FOR SCOTT, DESANTIS IN SOUTH FLORIDA

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Nov 01, 2018

James Fahnestock stood in the blazing sun for more than five hours Wednesday while awaiting his first opportunity to see his hero, President Donald Trump, live and in person. Fahnestock’s red “Make America Great Again” cap did little to protect him from the heat, but the sweltering...

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RIP INF: The end of a landmark treaty RIP INF: THE END OF A LANDMARK TREATY

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Nov 01, 2018

President Donald Trump announced at a campaign rally on October 20 that the United States would withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. During his October 22–23 visit to Moscow, National Security Advisor John Bolton confirmed that the president intended to withdraw fr...

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A proposed change to federal immigration rule could cost Florida hundreds of millions A PROPOSED CHANGE TO FEDERAL IMMIGRATION RULE COULD COST FLORIDA HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS

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Nov 01, 2018

How rich do you have to be to immigrate to the U.S. and be able to stay? How about to Florida? These are the questions the nonprofit policy analysis group Florida Policy Institute is asking the Department of Homeland Security after the agency proposed a change to a federal immigration rule that coul...

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President Trump and the First Lady Travel to Pittsburgh PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE FIRST LADY TRAVEL TO PITTSBURGH

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Oct 31, 2018

President Donald Trump came to pay tribute Tuesday to those touched by the worst instance of anti-Semitic violence in American history, traveling to a city where he faced an uneasy welcome from those grieving. Trump stepped into the role of national consoler, a title he wears uncomfortably, as he ar...

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Court rules Ohio must count some provisional ballots for voters purged from rolls COURT RULES OHIO MUST COUNT SOME PROVISIONAL BALLOTS FOR VOTERS PURGED FROM ROLLS

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Oct 31, 2018

A federal appeals court is ruling that the Ohio boards of elections must count provisional ballots in this year's midterm elections for certain individuals who were previously purged from the voter rolls. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling on Wednesday...

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Voting in local elections impacts life and death: A case study in Washington, DC VOTING IN LOCAL ELECTIONS IMPACTS LIFE AND DEATH: A CASE STUDY IN WASHINGTON, DC

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Oct 31, 2018

A paradox of the U.S. federal political system is that voters say national political issues are too remote from their daily lives, yet voter turnout is much higher for national elections than purely local ones. Local elected officials mayors and city councilors, county supervisors and school board m...

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President Trump can cause great pain in the area of citizenship by birth even without an amendment PRESIDENT TRUMP CAN CAUSE GREAT PAIN IN THE AREA OF CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH EVEN WITHOUT AN AMENDMENT

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Oct 31, 2018

President Donald Trump’s recent comments on ending the right of citizenship by birth through executive order were met with swift condemnation from anybody who knows anything about the Constitution of the United States, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). However, given the arguable eff...

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VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT TRUMP IN COLOMBIA AT THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT TRUMP IN COLOMBIA AT THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER

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Oct 30, 2018

The date is stopped: this is the 2nd of December and we are in the process of refining the program, but the visit is confirmed”, he said during a press conference in Bogota. Mr. Trujillo said that Donald Trump would be going to Bogota after having participated in the G20 summit, scheduled from...

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The Khashoggi Affair is Complicating Trump THE KHASHOGGI AFFAIR IS COMPLICATING TRUMP'S SYRIA POLICY

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Oct 30, 2018

U.S. and Turkish forces trained throughout October to begin joint patrols near the town of Manbij, in northern Syria. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, said on October 21 that the patrols would begin soon. The next day General Votel arrived in Tanf, the U.S. base in the deso...

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Trump Administration is Illegally Turning Away Asylum Seekers TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ILLEGALLY TURNING AWAY ASYLUM SEEKERS

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Oct 30, 2018

When President Trump announced on Monday that he planned to send some 5,000 military troops to fortify the southern border, even his supporters were quick to dismiss this as a political stunt. A convoy of migrants, many of whom are families with young children fleeing violence, is not a threat to th...

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The Chaos of Trump’s Would-be Birthright Citizenship Order THE CHAOS OF TRUMP’S WOULD-BE BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ORDER

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Oct 30, 2018

In an interview with Axios released on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 30, President Trump indicated plans to sign an executive order revoking birthright citizenship returning to a proposal he floated early in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. Within hours, Vice President Mike Pence told Politi...

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Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders PRESS BRIEFING WITH PRESS SECRETARY SARAH SANDERS

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Oct 29, 2018

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday is set to brief reporters for the first time in nearly four weeks, as politicians react to a mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue and President Donald Trump continues to stump for Republicans in the final days before the midterm electio...

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Race for the Senate 2018: Key issues in Indiana RACE FOR THE SENATE 2018: KEY ISSUES IN INDIANA

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Oct 29, 2018

For several years, the 2018 Indiana Senate race appeared to be tantalizingly low-hanging fruit to national Republicans. Why should Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, represent ruby-red Indiana and hold the seat previously held by senior Republican statesman Richard Lugar? Granted, Donnelly is a pro-life, tax...

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U.S. Citizen, Detained Without Charge by Trump Administration for a Year, Is Finally Free U.S. CITIZEN, DETAINED WITHOUT CHARGE BY TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR A YEAR, IS FINALLY FREE

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Oct 29, 2018

An American illegally detained in Iraq by the U.S. military for more than a year has finally won his freedom. On Sunday, after a long court battle, the Trump administration let our client go. Under a settlement agreement, he was released in a third country, where he will once again be a free man. Pa...

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Bill calls on U.S. to transfer Government risks to private sector capital BILL CALLS ON U.S. TO TRANSFER GOVERNMENT RISKS TO PRIVATE SECTOR CAPITAL

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Oct 29, 2018

A piece of legislation that is passing through the U.S. government houses at the moment calls on the United States government to be more proactive in transferring insurance related risks from federal programs to the private market. H.R. 5381, also known as the “Government Risk and Taxpayer Exp...

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Winning the race to 5G WINNING THE RACE TO 5G

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Oct 29, 2018

Many Americans particularly those who live in rural areas like parts of Kentucky’s Second District know the challenges of accessing cellular service and broadband in rural areas. A key to improving service with greater coverage, higher speeds, and increased data capacity is the new wireless st...

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US government is refusing to disclose climate information US GOVERNMENT IS REFUSING TO DISCLOSE CLIMATE INFORMATION

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Oct 28, 2018

For more than 20 years, through both Democratic and Republican administrations, the State Department has dutifully submitted regular progress reports to the global community under the terms of the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. As of this year, however, this vital elemen...

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President Trump Delivers Arrival Remarks at South Illinois Airport PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS ARRIVAL REMARKS AT SOUTH ILLINOIS AIRPORT

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Oct 28, 2018

As the sun rose on Saturday, the line of cars waiting to get into Southern Illinois Airport was already stretching deep on Airport Road all anxiously awaiting one hour of stumping from President Donald Trump. Trump announced earlier this week a visit to drum up support for U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Mur...

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The 125-Year Conspiracy Against Government Ownership and Management of Utilities and Transportation Networks THE 125-YEAR CONSPIRACY AGAINST GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS

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Oct 28, 2018

Henry George's wording of Paragraph 11 of the 1890 Platform was bitterly opposed by those who they wanted to monopolize the utilities (and other industries or “natural monopolies”). When Paragraph 11 first became Georgist “law” so to speak in September 1890, it was clear ...

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Despite Trump’s Best Efforts, Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants Earn Reprieve from Deportation DESPITE TRUMP’S BEST EFFORTS, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF IMMIGRANTS EARN REPRIEVE FROM DEPORTATION

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Oct 26, 2018

Last week, Jeff Sessions attacked a court ruling that gave a temporary reprieve to hundreds of thousands of immigrants facing imminent deportation after years of living lawfully in this country.  "Federal district court judges are not empowered to fashion immigration policy," Sessions...

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In Trump we trust? Israel and the Trump administration IN TRUMP WE TRUST? ISRAEL AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

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Oct 26, 2018

For many Israelis, the embrace and policies of the Trump administration seem like an overwhelming win. President Trump has good relations with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, certainly as compared with President Obama (the distaste was mutual). In addition, many of Trump’s senior officials ...

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President Trump Delivers Remarks on Drug Pricing PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS ON DRUG PRICING

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Oct 25, 2018

President Donald Trump will speak regarding the efforts his administration is making to lower the prices of prescription drugs.

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What You Need to Know About Voter Security This Election Season WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VOTER SECURITY THIS ELECTION SEASON

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Oct 25, 2018

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month draws to a close, voters across the U.S. gear up to cast their ballots in November’s midterm elections. One of the biggest concerns on everyone’s minds has been just how secure voting is. Whether you mail in your ballot ahead of time or find yourself stan...

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Implementing The Astana Declaration—What Alma-Ata Taught Us IMPLEMENTING THE ASTANA DECLARATION—WHAT ALMA-ATA TAUGHT US

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Oct 25, 2018

This month, health leaders from United Nations member states convene in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana to reconfirm the world’s commitment to comprehensive primary health care as the keystone of universal health coverage. Forty years earlier in Alma-Ata, 134 countries committed themselves t...

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A Critical Look at the U.S. Economy A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE U.S. ECONOMY

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Oct 24, 2018

The stock market has been soaring, unemployment is low, and there is some improvement in wages and corporate earnings, though significantly less than from other recession recoveries. But there are other issues here that should be of concern. First of all, it should be noted that stocks are at lofty ...

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Vice President Mike Pence Leads a Meeting of the Space Council VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE LEADS A MEETING OF THE SPACE COUNCIL

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Oct 24, 2018

At the conclusion of its last meeting of 2018, the National Space Council agreed to send President Trump a set of six recommended actions to initiate the process of establishing a new military branch for space. None of these proposed actions come as a surprise as they have been openly talked about f...

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After the midterms, could a threatened, volatile Trump flip on Israel? AFTER THE MIDTERMS, COULD A THREATENED, VOLATILE TRUMP FLIP ON ISRAEL?

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Oct 24, 2018

November 6 is report card day for the U.S. government. The results of the hotly contested midterm elections will speak volumes to the Trump administration’s prospects moving forward. Many millions of dollars are pouring into the coffers of both major parties for precisely that reason to either...

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Voter Registration Resources for Local Election Officials VOTER REGISTRATION RESOURCES FOR LOCAL ELECTION OFFICIALS

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Oct 23, 2018

From voter caging to voter suppression and everything in between, we offer voter registration resources for local election officials to reference. For the 2018 Midterms elections, 46 states will hold elections on Tuesday, November 6th for 6,066 legislative races, 36 governorships, and 106 legislativ...

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American foreign aid can be catalyst for change AMERICAN FOREIGN AID CAN BE CATALYST FOR CHANGE

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Oct 23, 2018

At this moment, there are caravans of people, including thousands of unaccompanied children, trekking through Central America and Mexico to reach the southern border of the United States. Because of Democrats’ empty promises to grant amnesty, rumors of open borders have spread throughout Centr...

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President Trump Receives a Briefing from Senior Military Leaders PRESIDENT TRUMP RECEIVES A BRIEFING FROM SENIOR MILITARY LEADERS

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Oct 23, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens as U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions during a meeting with military leaders in the Cabinet Room on October 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump discussed a range of issues while press were in the room including current relations with Saudi Arabia, a...

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President Trump Delivers Remarks at the White House State Leadership Day Conference PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS AT THE WHITE HOUSE STATE LEADERSHIP DAY CONFERENCE

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Oct 23, 2018

President Donald delivers remarks at the White House State Leadership Day Conference for Alaska, California, and Hawaii local officials.

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An American Perspective on a Chinese Perspective on the Defense Department’s Cyber Strategy and ‘Defending Forward’ AN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ON A CHINESE PERSPECTIVE ON THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT’S CYBER STRATEGY AND ‘DEFENDING FORWARD’

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Oct 23, 2018

Last week, Lawfare published an article from Lyu Jinghua, a former colonel in the People’s Liberation Army, titled “A Chinese Perspective on the Pentagon’s Cyber Strategy: From ‘Active Cyber Defense’ to ‘Defending Forward.’” It raises some interesting ...

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Farm bill negotiators should take advantage of the moment FARM BILL NEGOTIATORS SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MOMENT

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Oct 22, 2018

Farming isn’t for the faint of heart. No matter how hard you work or how much you plan, sometimes you come up short. Bad weather, natural disasters, and fluctuating market prices are beyond the control of farmers and those in the agricultural business. Those unforeseen challenges endanger thei...

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A perilous election looms A PERILOUS ELECTION LOOMS

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Oct 22, 2018

Free, fair, and secure elections are preconditions of democracy. Yet despite the electoral disruption of 2016, these crucial pillars of U.S. governance continue to exhibit dangerous weaknesses. Congress and the executive branch have failed to take sufficient steps to secure U.S. elections. Risks to ...

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The Jones Act is a tremendous benefit to America THE JONES ACT IS A TREMENDOUS BENEFIT TO AMERICA

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Oct 22, 2018

Virtually every argument against the Jones Act is falsely premised on the notion that it increases consumer prices and that it impeded emergency supplies from getting to Puerto Rico after last year’s hurricanes. Some have even argued that Puerto Rico’s decade-long recession is the fault ...

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President Trump Signs a Presidential Memorandum PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS A PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM

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Oct 19, 2018

So this is a big day for the Central Valley, California. And I want to thank everybody for being here.  This is a vital action. In my opinion, it’s vital to improve access to water in the American West.

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The U.S. Government Needs to Better Immunize Itself From Supply-Chain Attacks THE U.S. GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO BETTER IMMUNIZE ITSELF FROM SUPPLY-CHAIN ATTACKS

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Oct 18, 2018

It has now been two weeks without confirmation of Bloomberg’s reporting concerning a supply chain attack targeting SuperMicro motherboards from any news outlet. Given the alleged widespread nature, incredibly strong denials from the allegedly affected companies and multiple intelligence agenci...

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Secret Government Report Shows Gaping Holes in Privacy Protections From U.S. Surveillance SECRET GOVERNMENT REPORT SHOWS GAPING HOLES IN PRIVACY PROTECTIONS FROM U.S. SURVEILLANCE

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Oct 18, 2018

On Tuesday, in response to Freedom of Information Act requests, a federal privacy watchdog released an important report about how the U.S. government handles people’s personal information that it sweeps up in its surveillance. Despite requests from Senator Ron Wyden and the European Union, the...

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Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence Visit Georgia VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AND KAREN PENCE VISIT GEORGIA

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Oct 17, 2018

Pence and his wife Karen Pence headed to the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie after they landed around 10:30 a.m. in Georgia.

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President Trump Meets with Workers on “Cutting the Red Tape, Unleashing Economic Freedom” PRESIDENT TRUMP MEETS WITH WORKERS ON “CUTTING THE RED TAPE, UNLEASHING ECONOMIC FREEDOM”

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Oct 17, 2018

Thank you very much, and welcome to the Oval Office.  On Monday, I traveled to Florida and Georgia to meet with first responders and to visit with those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Michael.  And yesterday, Mike Pence traveled also to the two states and he saw devastation like ...

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Senate Bill Aims to Prevent Foreign Influence in U.S. Elections SENATE BILL AIMS TO PREVENT FOREIGN INFLUENCE IN U.S. ELECTIONS

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Oct 15, 2018

A bipartisan group of three senators–Sens. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Ben Cardin, D-Md.–last week introduced Protect Our Elections Act, which aims “to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require states to take steps to ensure domestic ownership and ...

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US Dollar weakens in spite of worldwide stock rout US DOLLAR WEAKENS IN SPITE OF WORLDWIDE STOCK ROUT

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Oct 15, 2018

The relentless sell-off in equities worldwide and rising risk aversion did not benefit the US Dollar, which fell against every G10 currency, save the Canadian Dollar and, even more unusually, most emerging market currencies outside the Pacific Rim. The Yen predictably benefited from market nervousne...

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With the Saudis, Trump Shows Timidity: New at Reason WITH THE SAUDIS, TRUMP SHOWS TIMIDITY: NEW AT REASON

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Oct 15, 2018

If a foreign journalist living in America and writing about the Iranian government's noxious policies were murdered by agents of Tehran, the president of the United States would take it as evidence of the need for tough action. Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, however, was a Saudi writ...

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President Trump Welcomes Andrew Brunson to the White House PRESIDENT TRUMP WELCOMES ANDREW BRUNSON TO THE WHITE HOUSE

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Oct 13, 2018

Brunson, 50, arrived in the Oval Office on Saturday afternoon after being freed from a Turkish prison on Friday and flying to Germany for a medical checkup at a U.S. military hospital. 'From a Turkish prison to the White House in 24 hours, that's not bad,' Trump said as he introduced Bru...

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As Trump cuts funding to the UNRWA, the EU must fill the vacuum AS TRUMP CUTS FUNDING TO THE UNRWA, THE EU MUST FILL THE VACUUM

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Oct 11, 2018

On 31st August, in a move celebrated by Benjamin Netanyahu as a ‘blessed change’, the Trump administration announced it would cut all funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). It was a decision with far-reaching and catastrophic implications: the US has long been the...

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How to tell when North Korea starts to denuclearize HOW TO TELL WHEN NORTH KOREA STARTS TO DENUCLEARIZE

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Oct 11, 2018

On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returned from what he described as “productive” conversations with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. Although details are still emerging from the meeting, which took place in Pyongyang, one outcome is clear: Both sides are eager to push fo...

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Hope for Reforming Government in Polarized Times? HOPE FOR REFORMING GOVERNMENT IN POLARIZED TIMES?

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Oct 11, 2018

President Trump’s point person for government reform the busier-than-ever Margaret Weichert acknowledged earlier this week that she is “standing on the shoulders of giants.” During a week packed with speeches and duties for her new part-time role as acting director of the Office of...

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Vice President Pence Participates in a Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America VICE PRESIDENT PENCE PARTICIPATES IN A CONFERENCE ON PROSPERITY AND SECURITY IN CENTRAL AMERICA

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Oct 11, 2018

Secretary, thank you for your hospitality this morning and for the outstanding leadership that you have brought to your role as Secretary of State for the United States of America. To President Hernandez, to President Morales, Vice President Ortiz, Mr. Secretary, to Secretary Nielsen, and to our co-...

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Trump Attacks Tallahassee Mayor As Hurricane Looms Over City TRUMP ATTACKS TALLAHASSEE MAYOR AS HURRICANE LOOMS OVER CITY

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Oct 11, 2018

Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee and current Democratic nominee for governor in Florida, slammed Trump for his attacks on the city as Hurricane Michael approaches. The storm is expected to bring possibly life-threatening conditions to Florida’s panhandle, and at Category 4, it would be ...

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President PRESIDENT'S INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS ANNUAL MEETING

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Oct 11, 2018

President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver remarks at an annual meeting on combating human trafficking Thursday afternoon. The president will address the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, a Cabinet-level entity charged with monitoring the government's effor...

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The antidote to today’s divided world: Meeting face-to-face THE ANTIDOTE TO TODAY’S DIVIDED WORLD: MEETING FACE-TO-FACE

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Oct 10, 2018

When I look back on my experiences in three different presidential administrations, some of my best memories are of meetings. No, not the sorts of meetings that could just as easily be resolved with an email. I’m referring to the kinds of gatherings where people share their stories, exchange i...

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Bureau health editor launches US government BUREAU HEALTH EDITOR LAUNCHES US GOVERNMENT'S GLOBAL SUPERBUGS INITIATIVE

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Oct 10, 2018

The US government has launched an international drive to stem the rising tide of superbugs, asking for pledges from people with power around the world. The Bureau’s health and science editor Madlen Davies was invited to New York to host the event launching the Global Antimicrobial Resistance C...

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President Trump Participates in a Signing Ceremony PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN A SIGNING CEREMONY

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Oct 10, 2018

President Trump Participates in the Signing Ceremony for S. 2553 Know the Lowest Price Act and S. 2554 Patients Right to Know Drug Prices Act.

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Trump Doesn TRUMP DOESN'T HAVE THE GLOBAL CLOUT TO PUT AMERICA FIRST

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Oct 10, 2018

The Pew Research Center has released results of the latest survey in its annual series of public opinion polls tracking attitudes in twenty-five foreign countries. Donald Trump’s numbers are bad. On the central question of whether people have confidence in a leader “to do the right thing...

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Christopher Steele breaks silence: We have a duty to ‘speak unpalatable truths to power’ CHRISTOPHER STEELE BREAKS SILENCE: WE HAVE A DUTY TO ‘SPEAK UNPALATABLE TRUTHS TO POWER’

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Oct 10, 2018

Former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele is taking a subtle swipe at President Trump, saying that the media has a key responsibility to keep a "distorted" and "one-sided" U.S. government accountable. Steele, the author of the controversial dossier about Trump's ...

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A government contractor crosses over to USDS A GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR CROSSES OVER TO USDS

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Oct 10, 2018

Recently I was working on a blog on the spread of civic tech. One of the people discussed in the blog was Kelly O'Connor, who, I discovered, had come to the U.S. Digital Service three years ago from the government contracting community. O'Connor spent eight years working at Deloitte, followe...

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President Trump and Ambassador Nikki Haley Deliver Remarks PRESIDENT TRUMP AND AMBASSADOR NIKKI HALEY DELIVER REMARKS

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Oct 09, 2018

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who abruptly announced her departure Tuesday, will leave behind a job she helped elevate to one of the most influential in the Trump administration, raising the stakes for her successor and fueling speculation about her future.

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Ivanka Trump Visits the NASCAR Technical Institute IVANKA TRUMP VISITS THE NASCAR TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

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Oct 09, 2018

Ivanka Trump traveled to North Carolina on Wednesday to tour the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville and visit parts of the region that are recovering from Hurricane Florence.

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THE WALTZ OF THE MINISTERS AND ADVISERS OF TRUMP THE WALTZ OF THE MINISTERS AND ADVISERS OF TRUMP

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Oct 09, 2018

The secretary-general of the White House, Reince Priebus to be its spokesman, Sean Spicer and his director of communications Hope Hicks, they are already very likely to be gone. Here are the main: Nikki Haley, ambassador to the united nations. In a speech very warm, contrasting with other departures...

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President Trump Participates in the Swearing-In Ceremony of the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY OF THE HONORABLE BRETT M. KAVANAUGH

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Oct 08, 2018

President Trump on Monday will participate in a ceremonial swearing in for Brett Kavanaugh as associate justice of the Supreme Court at the White House.

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Kavanaugh Confirmation: There Was No Debate When We Needed One KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION: THERE WAS NO DEBATE WHEN WE NEEDED ONE

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Oct 08, 2018

The Democrats and their feminist allies failed the country in their approach to the Kavanaugh hearing. Instead of finding out whether Kavanaugh believes in the unitary executive theory that the president has powers unaccountable to Congress and the Judiciary and agrees that a Justice Department unde...

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Understanding and addressing the threats against the rule of law in America today UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING THE THREATS AGAINST THE RULE OF LAW IN AMERICA TODAY

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Oct 08, 2018

What damage has the rule of law in the United States sustained in recent years, what can be done to repair it and what is the outlook for the future? Those were among the questions answered by sixteen expert speakers, including members of both houses of Congress and other authorities from across the...

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National Health IT Week: HIMSS VP of Government Relations looks back on how it evolved NATIONAL HEALTH IT WEEK: HIMSS VP OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS LOOKS BACK ON HOW IT EVOLVED

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Oct 08, 2018

As vice president of government relations at HIMSS, I actively participate in crucial conversations regarding U.S. health IT policy and regulations on a regular basis. Despite the ever-changing nature of health IT, one constant remains and drives my work each day: the gratification of watching an id...

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Say It With Me: America’s Government Is Now Completely Illegitimate SAY IT WITH ME: AMERICA’S GOVERNMENT IS NOW COMPLETELY ILLEGITIMATE

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Oct 07, 2018

Near the end of his new documentary Fahrenheit 11/9, Michael Moore describes America as an aspirational democracy.  Our founding fathers had some nice ideas, but as Colson Whitehead phrased it in his novel The Underground Railroad, our country in truth was built on a foundation of “stolen...

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How to consolidate the 2 US foreign assistance dashboards HOW TO CONSOLIDATE THE 2 US FOREIGN ASSISTANCE DASHBOARDS

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Oct 05, 2018

For the last several years, U.S. foreign assistance data has been published on two official U.S. government websites: ForeignAssistance.gov and Foreign Aid Explorer. To the uninitiated, the two platforms seem to offer essentially the same data what and where the U.S. spends on foreign assistance, wi...

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First Lady Melania Trump Visits Malawi FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP VISITS MALAWI

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Oct 05, 2018

The first lady brought her "Be Best" campaign to the classroom where she sat in on English lessons and donated school supplies to young children in Malawi.

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Feds seek 4-year-plus sentence for FBI agent in leak case FEDS SEEK 4-YEAR-PLUS SENTENCE FOR FBI AGENT IN LEAK CASE

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Oct 05, 2018

Federal prosecutors are seeking a sentence of more than four years in prison for a former FBI agent who admitted disclosing classified terrorist-profiling guidelines to the media, but the agent's defense lawyers argue he should get no prison time at all. Ex-agent Terry Albury is set to be senten...

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Over 100 Million Immigrants Have Come to America Since the Founding OVER 100 MILLION IMMIGRANTS HAVE COME TO AMERICA SINCE THE FOUNDING

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Oct 04, 2018

America is a nation of immigrants, and throughout its history, it has received nearly 100 million immigrants. I almost wrote that America “welcomed” them, but the fact is that very few of those 100 million were broadly popular with the public when they arrived. They came nonetheless. The...

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Former Dem aide makes first court appearance on charges of posting GOP senators FORMER DEM AIDE MAKES FIRST COURT APPEARANCE ON CHARGES OF POSTING GOP SENATORS' INFO ONLINE

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Oct 04, 2018

A former Democratic aide arrested on charges of allegedly posting GOP senators' private information online made his first court appearance on Thursday afternoon. Jackson Cosko, 27, appeared in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia a day after being arrested for "doxxing" GOP...

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"We Honor Work" - President Trump Speaks to the National Electrical Contractors Association "WE HONOR WORK" - PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEAKS TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION

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Oct 04, 2018

Celebrating the trade agreement he orchestrated amid weeks of otherwise dour news, President Trump used a visit to Philadelphia on Tuesday to boast of a booming economy and a nation rebounding from decades of mistreatment at the hands of trading partners around the world.

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President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor to Army Veteran Ronald Shurer II PRESIDENT TRUMP PRESENTS THE MEDAL OF HONOR TO ARMY VETERAN RONALD SHURER II

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Oct 04, 2018

President Donald Trump awards the Medal of Honor to Ronald J. Shurer II, for actions he took in 2008 as a Staff Sgt in the Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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President Trump Announces USMCA--The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCES USMCA--THE UNITED STATES-MEXICO-CANADA AGREEMENT

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Oct 04, 2018

President Donald Trump on Monday said India wants to start trade talks with the United States "immediately" as he held a news conference on the trade deal struck between the United States, Mexico and Canada.

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Federal government asks justices to intervene in census dispute FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ASKS JUSTICES TO INTERVENE IN CENSUS DISPUTE

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Oct 03, 2018

The federal government went to the Supreme Court today, requesting a halt to the depositions of two senior Trump administration officials Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and John Gore, the acting head of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division in a challenge to Ross’ decision...

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Sinotech: No Sign of a U.S.-China Trade Agreement SINOTECH: NO SIGN OF A U.S.-CHINA TRADE AGREEMENT

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Oct 03, 2018

The trade war continues. The United States and China imposed their latest waves of tariffs on Sept. 24, deepening tensions between the two countries. The U.S. kicked things off with new 10 percent duties against $200 billion in Chinese imports; those will increase to 25 percent on Jan. 1. The United...

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Trump’s USDA vs. Science TRUMP’S USDA VS. SCIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The United States has a complicated history when it comes to science. The very birth of the nation is bound up with the European Scientific Revolution and Age of Enlightenment, culminating in the notion that reason should inform the self-government of free peoples. President Jefferson wrote that sci...

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Banking on Cooperation: The U.S. Government and the Finance Industry Need to Work Together to Defend the Financial Sector from Cyber Threats BANKING ON COOPERATION: THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND THE FINANCE INDUSTRY NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO DEFEND THE FINANCIAL SECTOR FROM CYBER THREATS

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Oct 03, 2018

The private sector which owns and operates the vast majority of U.S. critical infrastructure in cyberspace and the U.S. government are in lockstep that cyber threats to critical infrastructure have national-security consequences. What more, they agree that both must do more to defend critical infras...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel the purpose of a CRM was more about preserving the...

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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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A response to the US House racial diversity report A RESPONSE TO THE US HOUSE RACIAL DIVERSITY REPORT

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Oct 02, 2018

Last month the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released a report detailing the racial diversity among top U.S. House staff. The report showed a lack of diversity in senior positions that, while alarming, is not a shock to many of us who have worked within the halls of Congress. The r...

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Is China interfering in American politics? IS CHINA INTERFERING IN AMERICAN POLITICS?

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Oct 02, 2018

Speaking before the General Assembly of the United Nations on Sept. 26, President Trump issued an incendiary charge against China. “We have found,” the president declared, “that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election. Against my administration.” ...

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President Trump Presents the Congressional Medal of Honor PRESIDENT TRUMP PRESENTS THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR

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Oct 01, 2018

Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II will be presented with the Medal of Honor for his bravery while serving in Afghanistan in April of 2008.

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President Declares National Cybersecurity Awareness Month PRESIDENT DECLARES NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH

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Oct 01, 2018

President Trump on Friday declared October 2018 as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month marking the 15th consecutive year of that designation. In a proclamation, the President said, “we acknowledge the danger that cyber threats pose to our economy and public infrastructure, and raise awarene...

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AGREEMENT IN EXTREMIS TO OTTAWA AND WASHINGTON TO REFORM NAFTA AGREEMENT IN EXTREMIS TO OTTAWA AND WASHINGTON TO REFORM NAFTA

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Oct 01, 2018

Canada and the United States announced Sunday evening, half an hour before the expiry of the ultimatum set by Washington, “an agreement-in-principle, together with Mexico” to reform the free trade treaty that binds 500 million North-Americans since 1994. “Canada and the United Stat...

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Trust in legislative branch highest in nearly a decade TRUST IN LEGISLATIVE BRANCH HIGHEST IN NEARLY A DECADE

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Oct 01, 2018

Americans’ trust in the legislative branch of the federal government has reached its highest point in nine years, with 40 percent of Americans saying they have at least a “fair amount” of trust in lawmakers, according to a poll released Monday. A Gallup poll found that 40 percent o...

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First Lady Melania Trump Announces Foreign Trip to Africa FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP ANNOUNCES FOREIGN TRIP TO AFRICA

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Sep 28, 2018

US First Lady Melania Trump is set to head to Africa next week for a four-country tour. Melania outlined her first major solo trip abroad on Wednesday at a reception for United Nations General Assembly leader spouses.

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Japan dodges U.S. auto tariffs, for now, as Trump, Abe agree on talks JAPAN DODGES U.S. AUTO TARIFFS, FOR NOW, AS TRUMP, ABE AGREE ON TALKS

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Sep 27, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Wednesday to start trade talks in an arrangement that, for now, protects Japanese automakers from further tariffs, seen as a major threat to the export-dependent economy. The two countries said in a joint statement the talk...

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GOP’s two tax-cut wrongs won’t make their policy right GOP’S TWO TAX-CUT WRONGS WON’T MAKE THEIR POLICY RIGHT

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Sep 27, 2018

Two wrongs don’t make a right. Yet President Trump and Republicans in Congress seem to think if they give two huge tax cuts to the rich within nine months threatening vital public services for working families in the process it will somehow add up to good policy. It won’t. Last year, Rep...

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A $662 billion challenge: Transforming US grant reporting A $662 BILLION CHALLENGE: TRANSFORMING US GRANT REPORTING

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Sep 26, 2018

In 2017, the federal government awarded $662.7 billion in grants funding to state agencies, local and tribal governments, agencies, non-profits, universities, and other organizations. Roughly translated, this equates to the Gross Domestic Product of Switzerland or more than the GDP of every country ...

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SEC Tech Chief Heads to Federal Reserve Bank of New York SEC TECH CHIEF HEADS TO FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK

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Sep 26, 2018

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s chief information officer is heading to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, to serve as CIO and executive vice president of technology, the agency said. Pamela Dyson has served as the financial regulator’s top information-technology officia...

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President Trump Attends the 2018 United Nations General Assembly PRESIDENT TRUMP ATTENDS THE 2018 UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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Sep 25, 2018

President Donald Trump will hold a press conference at the United Nations in New York at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, on the tail end of his bilateral meetings with U.N. members and his speech before the United Nations General Assembly.

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

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Sep 25, 2018

THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, everyone. This is a great honor. And, Mr. Secretary-General, I’d like to commend you on the job you’re doing at the United Nations. I’ve long said the United Nations has such tremendous potential. Everybody gathered together, all of these g...

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President Trump PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PERSONAL FEELINGS COULD STAND BETWEEN PUERTO RICO AND STATEHOOD

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Sep 25, 2018

As it turns out, the fate of Puerto Rican statehood potentially rests on President Donald Trump's personal feelings. Trump butted heads with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz last year in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The president lashed out against Cruz after taking her comments abou...

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President Trump Starts Signing 2019 Spending Bills PRESIDENT TRUMP STARTS SIGNING 2019 SPENDING BILLS

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Sep 25, 2018

On Friday, September 21, 2018, President Trump signed the first of what will be a series of budget bills to fund the U.S. government’s spending in its upcoming 2019 fiscal year, which will begin on October 1, 2018. The first bill funds the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as a number of...

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Tackling the Key Challenges of Federal Cybersecurity TACKLING THE KEY CHALLENGES OF FEDERAL CYBERSECURITY

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Sep 25, 2018

In this edition of the security intelligence industry podcast series, Ian Doyle, the business unit executive for cybersecurity strategy and growth initiatives at IBM, joins host Bill Venteicher to break down the challenges policy makers and decision makers are facing in federal cybersecurity. When i...

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The real 5G “race” is to serve all Americans THE REAL 5G “RACE” IS TO SERVE ALL AMERICANS

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Sep 25, 2018

September 28 will see a White House rally to promote U.S. leadership in the fifth generation (5G) wireless technology. I was part of a similar event at the Clinton White House in 1993 that promoted the importance of making more spectrum available through auctions that were then being considered by C...

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The Congressional Review Act: Which “Rules” Must Be Submitted to Congress THE CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW ACT: WHICH “RULES” MUST BE SUBMITTED TO CONGRESS

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Sep 24, 2018

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) allows Congress to review certain types of federal agency actions that fall under the statutory category of “rules.” The CRA requires that agencies report their rules to Congress and provides special procedures under which Congress can consider legislat...

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New Rule to Deny Status to Immigrants Up to 95% Self-Sufficient NEW RULE TO DENY STATUS TO IMMIGRANTS UP TO 95% SELF-SUFFICIENT

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Sep 24, 2018

The Trump administration has finally published its long-awaited proposed regulation that expands a current rule denying applications to immigrants it deems “public charges” that is, people who are likely to rely on the government for their support in the United States. As the Department ...

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Ambassador Nikki Haley and National Security Advisor John Bolton Hold a Press Conference AMBASSADOR NIKKI HALEY AND NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE

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Sep 24, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, US National Security Council Adviser Ambassador John Bolton and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley hold a joint Press Briefing during the first day of the annual UN General Assembly in New York on Monday, September 24.

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Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response ARMED CONFLICT IN SYRIA: OVERVIEW AND U.S. RESPONSE

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Sep 21, 2018

The Syria conflict, now in its eighth year, remains a significant policy challenge for the United States. U.S. policy toward Syria in the past several years has given highest priority to counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIL/ISIS), but also has included nonlet...

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President Trump Unveils America’s First Cybersecurity Strategy in 15 Years PRESIDENT TRUMP UNVEILS AMERICA’S FIRST CYBERSECURITY STRATEGY IN 15 YEARS

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Sep 20, 2018

America’s networks are threatened daily by criminals, terrorists, and foreign adversaries. In the face of growing threats, the Federal Government has the responsibility to do its part to ensure America has the best cybersecurity in the world. Failures to prioritize cybersecurity by both govern...

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President Trump PRESIDENT TRUMP'S MESSAGE ON TRADE

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Sep 20, 2018

The U.S-Canada negotiations ended today without any progress. President Trump delivers a video message about the trade.

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Arne Duncan: It ARNE DUNCAN: IT'S NOT IN 'TRUMP'S BEST INTEREST TO HAVE A WELL-EDUCATED CITIZENRY'

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Sep 20, 2018

President Donald Trump and his administration get a political boost when Americans aren't taught to think critically or to have a deep understanding of civics, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told a crowd at the National Press Club here. "We have a president who says 'don...

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Trump Administration Cuts Refugee Admissions Further TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CUTS REFUGEE ADMISSIONS FURTHER

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Sep 20, 2018

The Trump administration has announced that it plans to reduce refugee admissions to the United States next year from 45,000 to 30,000. This would be the lowest ceiling for refugee admissions since 1980. The current fiscal year’s ceiling of 45,000 includes 19,000 from Africa, just over 40 perc...

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President Trump Participates in a Briefing on Hurricane Florence in South Carolina PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN A BRIEFING ON HURRICANE FLORENCE IN SOUTH CAROLINA

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Sep 19, 2018

President Donald Trump is traveling in North Carolina and South Carolina today to survey the damage left by Hurricane Florence and to talk to people in the region who have been impacted by the storm or who are helping recovery efforts.

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In Secret Calls, Putin Cultivated Trump’s Anger at the “Deep State” IN SECRET CALLS, PUTIN CULTIVATED TRUMP’S ANGER AT THE “DEEP STATE”

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Sep 19, 2018

Yet more evidence that Vladimir Putin has continued to ply President Trump with opposition to US intelligence and the so-called “deep state” during their conversations since President Trump entered the White House. Not surprising and yet stunning passage in this excerpt from Greg Miller&...

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What’s in the Executive Order on Election Interference? WHAT’S IN THE EXECUTIVE ORDER ON ELECTION INTERFERENCE?

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Sep 19, 2018

On Sept. 12, President Trump signed Executive Order 13848, titled “Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election.” Reporting in early August suggested that such an order was being drafted, though as will be discussed below it appears to have ...

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Trump is unshackling America TRUMP IS UNSHACKLING AMERICA'S DRONES THANKS TO OBAMA'S WEAKNESS

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Sep 19, 2018

For more than a decade, the worst-kept secret in the world has been the fact that the Central Intelligence Agency owns and operates lethal drones outside of recognized battlefields abroad. Newspapers blare it from their headlines. Legislators discuss it on television. Foreign governments protest it ...

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Trump Imposes Tariffs on $200 Billion of Goods; China Cannot Respond in Kind Anymore TRUMP IMPOSES TARIFFS ON $200 BILLION OF GOODS; CHINA CANNOT RESPOND IN KIND ANYMORE

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Sep 19, 2018

President Trump announced on Monday that his administration will begin imposing new tariffs against $200 billion in Chinese imports next week. Starting on Sept. 24, the government will subject those imports to 10 percent tariffs; that tariff rate will jump to 25 percent on Jan. 1. Trump also announc...

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The President’s Election-Interference Order: A Needed First Step THE PRESIDENT’S ELECTION-INTERFERENCE ORDER: A NEEDED FIRST STEP

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Sep 19, 2018

President Trump issued Executive Order 13848 on Sept. 12 declaring election interference a national emergency. The order also sets up a protocol for applying sanctions to persons who conduct cyber attacks against the electoral system or engage in disinformation. You can find the comprehensive analys...

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President Trump and the First Lady Meet with the President of the Republic of Poland PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE FIRST LADY MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND

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Sep 18, 2018

President Trump and The First Lady Meet with the President of the Republic of Poland and Mrs. Kornhauser-Duda.

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When strongmen fight: The US and Turkey need diplomats to resolve their leaders’ dispute WHEN STRONGMEN FIGHT: THE US AND TURKEY NEED DIPLOMATS TO RESOLVE THEIR LEADERS’ DISPUTE

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Sep 18, 2018

Disagreement over a jailed pastor has devolved into a personal fight between two strong men, adding a significant strain to relations between Turkey and the United States. These like-minded leaders should empower their diplomats to find a way forward before they inflict lasting damage on bilateral t...

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New York Times Seeks 163 H-1B Workers over Five Years, Also 31 Green Cards NEW YORK TIMES SEEKS 163 H-1B WORKERS OVER FIVE YEARS, ALSO 31 GREEN CARDS

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Sep 18, 2018

When the New York Times writes about the H-1B program for foreign workers, it is often sympathetic to it and is rarely critical. When the same publication needs (rather well-paid) workers, it often uses the H-1B program, seeking 163 such workers in the years 2014-2018. It also filed 31 green card pe...

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President Trump Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month PRESIDENT TRUMP CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

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Sep 18, 2018

President Donald Trump hosts celebration honoring Hispanic Heritage Month at the White House.

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The U.S. Immigration System 2017 Naturalizations THE U.S. IMMIGRATION SYSTEM 2017 NATURALIZATIONS

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Sep 17, 2018

The naturalization process confers U.S. citizenship upon foreign citizens or nationals who have fulfilled the requirements established by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). After naturalization, foreign-born citizens enjoy nearly all of the same benefits, rights, and responsibilities that th...

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Trump Admin Accelerates Push to Export Fracking to Argentina TRUMP ADMIN ACCELERATES PUSH TO EXPORT FRACKING TO ARGENTINA

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Sep 17, 2018

In June, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry traveled to Bariloche, Argentina, for a G20 Summit where he expressed his desire to help Argentina become more like Texas, his home state. “The technology that has allowed for the shale gas revolution in America, we want to make available to Argenti...

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Congress Is Poised to Give Trump Administration Powerful New Spying Powers CONGRESS IS POISED TO GIVE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION POWERFUL NEW SPYING POWERS

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Sep 17, 2018

The Trump administration wants more spying power and Congress appears poised to give it to them. Touting national security to justify spying powers that jeopardize our constitutional rights is a strategy that we have seen before. It happened with the Patriot Act after 9/11, and members of Congress a...

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Mexico Considers Proposal for Repatriation of Third-Country Nationals MEXICO CONSIDERS PROPOSAL FOR REPATRIATION OF THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS

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Sep 17, 2018

On Thursday, September 13, the Mexican government addressed headlines regarding a U.S. proposal to allocate resources to Mexico for the repatriation of third-country nationals. Reportedly, the White House sent Congress a notice that it intends to take $20 million in foreign assistance funds and use ...

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Analytical Perspectives Budget of the U. S. Government Fiscal Year 2018 ANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVES BUDGET OF THE U. S. GOVERNMENT FISCAL YEAR 2018

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Sep 14, 2018

The Analytical Perspectives volume presents analyses that highlight specific subject areas or provide other significant data that place the President’s 2018 Budget in context and assist the public, policymakers, the media, and researchers in better understanding the budget. This volume complem...

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Envisioning Comprehensive Entity Identification for the U.S. Federal Government ENVISIONING COMPREHENSIVE ENTITY IDENTIFICATION FOR THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Sep 12, 2018

The U.S. federal government uses 50 distinct entity identification systems all separate and incompatible with one another. To give just one example of the difficulties created based on the use of multiple identification systems, the Employer Data Matching Workgroup, after surveying the landscape of ...

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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2017 INCOME AND POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES: 2017

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Sep 12, 2018

The U.S. Census Bureau collects data and publishes estimates on income and poverty in order to evaluate national economic trends as well as to understand their impact on the well-being of households, families, and individuals. This report presents data on income and poverty in the United States base...

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President Trump Delivers Remarks at the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Reception PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS AT THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR SOCIETY RECEPTION

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Sep 12, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks at the Congressional Medal of Honor reception in Washington D.C.

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President Trump and the First Lady Attend the Flight 93 September 11 Memorial Service PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE FIRST LADY ATTEND THE FLIGHT 93 SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL SERVICE

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Sep 11, 2018

President Donald J. Trump speaks at the 9/11 Memorial for Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., remembering the sacrifice of Americans lost on that day and in the war on terrorism.

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Readiness for the Future of Production Report 2018 READINESS FOR THE FUTURE OF PRODUCTION REPORT 2018

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Sep 10, 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution1 and emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics, and additive manufacturing are spurring the development of new production techniques and business models that will fundamentally transform production. Both the speed and the...

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Senate set to pass sweeping opioid package SENATE SET TO PASS SWEEPING OPIOID PACKAGE

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Sep 10, 2018

The Senate is poised to take up a bipartisan opioid funding package during a short work week in Washington. Both chambers are out of session on Monday and Tuesday. Lawmakers, instead, will return to Washington on Wednesday for the abbreviated week, where the Senate generally leaves on Thursday after...

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Congress should support organic farming to help the farm economy CONGRESS SHOULD SUPPORT ORGANIC FARMING TO HELP THE FARM ECONOMY

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Sep 07, 2018

We are at a critical moment in the farm bill, as the Senate and Congress are negotiating a final package in a conference. Many farmers and rural communities are struggling in the face of low commodity prices and trade wars. It’s urgently important to remember that organic agriculture is leadin...

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2018 Grancius State Of Digital in Government 2018 GRANCIUS STATE OF DIGITAL IN GOVERNMENT

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Sep 06, 2018

In a wildly changing technology landscape, if you're not looking ahead, you're already behind. The public sector realizes this, and the most-effective agencies are already focused on using new tools to solve their greatest challenges with a priority on reaching and engaging more people.

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Brazil and US Talk Defense BRAZIL AND US TALK DEFENSE

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Sep 06, 2018

About 100 technical representatives from the Brazilian and U.S. governments and private sectors attended a meeting to discuss long-term priorities between both countries in preparation for the 3rd U.S.-Brazil Defense Industry Dialogue (DID). The June preparatory meeting took place at the Naval War C...

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Why Governments Want You to Pay Less Taxes WHY GOVERNMENTS WANT YOU TO PAY LESS TAXES

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Sep 05, 2018

There is an entirely political discussion around taxes: are they fair or unfair? Are you paying your fair share? During the last election cycle, President Trump received a lot of attention when he said, “I pay no taxes.” But what most people don’t realize is that Trump is only doin...

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President Trump has an Expanded Bilateral Meeting with the Amir of the State of Kuwait PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS AN EXPANDED BILATERAL MEETING WITH THE AMIR OF THE STATE OF KUWAIT

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Sep 05, 2018

President Trump made remarks prior to an extended bilateral meeting in the White House Cabinet Room with the Emir of Kuwait.

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Trump administration set to dominate U.S. housing finance TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SET TO DOMINATE U.S. HOUSING FINANCE

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Sep 05, 2018

September 6, 2018, marks the 10-year anniversary of the Federal conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. By the beginning of next year, the Trump administration is likely to become the dominant force overseeing the entire nation’s housing finance infrastructure. And here’s how. For...

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President Trump Meets with Sheriffs from Across the Country PRESIDENT TRUMP MEETS WITH SHERIFFS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY

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Sep 05, 2018

President Trump meets with sheriffs from across the country at the White House.

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Huawei Appeals to U.S. Agencies for Market Access HUAWEI APPEALS TO U.S. AGENCIES FOR MARKET ACCESS

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Sep 05, 2018

Chinese telecommunication company Huawei has filed a 39-page comment with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that the U.S. government has unfairly denied Huawei and other Chinese telecom companies equal access to American markets. Huawei submitted the comment for the FTC’s scheduled h...

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How The US Elevates Corporate Interests Over Global Public Health. And How The World Can Respond HOW THE US ELEVATES CORPORATE INTERESTS OVER GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH. AND HOW THE WORLD CAN RESPOND

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Sep 05, 2018

At the May 2018 World Health Assembly, the United States threatened “punishing” trade sanctions if Ecuador supported a resolution urging women to breastfeed their newborns, according to the New York Times. That threat also likely deterred other lower-income countries from offering the re...

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USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs USDA LAUNCHES TRADE MITIGATION PROGRAMS

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Sep 04, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), while USDA will...

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President Donald J. Trump Signs an Executive Order Protecting Americans PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP SIGNS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER PROTECTING AMERICANS' RETIREMENT

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Sep 04, 2018

Donald Trump orders new regulations to help small businesses join together to offer retirement plans. He also complains about dishonest reporting after his private comments about critical trade negotiations with Canada were published.

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Turkey Might Not Like the West, But Needs It TURKEY MIGHT NOT LIKE THE WEST, BUT NEEDS IT

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Sep 04, 2018

When President Trump sanctioned two Turkish ministers an unprecedented measure involving a NATO ally and announced the doubling of trade tariffs early in August, he further aggravated the steadily deteriorating U.S.-Turkish relationship. The moves came after the Turkish government refused to allow P...

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Implications of the US-China trade dispute IMPLICATIONS OF THE US-CHINA TRADE DISPUTE

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Sep 04, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump has unleashed a wave of tariffs over the past year against many of its largest trading partners including China, Canada, the European Union, and Mexico. India too has been affected, particularly by tariffs on steel and aluminium. The rest of the world now confronts choice...

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Labor Day: Women are the key to next-generation workforce development LABOR DAY: WOMEN ARE THE KEY TO NEXT-GENERATION WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

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Sep 03, 2018

This Labor Day there is much to celebrate: the economy is growing, unemployment is down, and people are reporting high rates of job satisfaction! Furthermore, the data show there are 3.5 million fewer people living in poverty in the United States over the past year. This good news is not simply good...

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Figure of the week: New US investments in Kenya FIGURE OF THE WEEK: NEW US INVESTMENTS IN KENYA

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Sep 01, 2018

This week, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta witnessed the signing of two investment deals between the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) the U.S. agency in charge of development finance and two companies in Kenya, amounting to a total of nearly $238 million in financing for Kenya. The fir...

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Vice President Pence Remarks at a Ceremony Preceding the Lying in State of Senator John McCain VICE PRESIDENT PENCE REMARKS AT A CEREMONY PRECEDING THE LYING IN STATE OF SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN

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Aug 31, 2018

Leader McConnell, Speaker Ryan, Leader Schumer, Leader Pelosi, distinguished members of Congress, members of the Cabinet, members of our armed forces and honored guests, and most of all, to the McCain family to Cindy, his children, and Mrs. Roberta McCain: It is deeply humbling to stand before you t...

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The sociopolitical evolution of a scientist: incorporating advocacy into my graduate school experience THE SOCIOPOLITICAL EVOLUTION OF A SCIENTIST: INCORPORATING ADVOCACY INTO MY GRADUATE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

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Aug 31, 2018

During September of 2016, I was excited to begin my bioengineering master’s program in Boston, home to the world’s largest community of biomedical researchers. But on November 8th, the US political landscape abruptly transformed, and suddenly my research studying how cancer spreads throu...

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A A 'SAFE THIRD COUNTRY' AGREEMENT WITH MEXICO WON’T FIX U.S. MIGRATORY CHALLENGES

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Aug 30, 2018

The Trump administration’s efforts to establish a “zero tolerance policy” prosecuting all irregular border-crossers ended in high-profile disarray but the fallout continues. Months after the president signed an executive order halting the family separations that his administration ...

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Why assurances matter in U.S.-Taiwan relations WHY ASSURANCES MATTER IN U.S.-TAIWAN RELATIONS

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Aug 29, 2018

In 1982, the Reagan administration made “Six Assurances” to Taiwan’s leaders as it was concluding negotiations with Beijing regarding arms sales to Taiwan. These commitments have become an important part of U.S. declaratory policy towards Taiwan, along with the 1979 Taiwan Relation...

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Warmer Kenya-US relations good for trade and investment WARMER KENYA-US RELATIONS GOOD FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT

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Aug 29, 2018

The meeting earlier this week between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his United States counterpart Donald Trump should, hopefully, cement strategic interests between the two countries. It signals how much bilateral relations have warmed up since the infamous “choices have consequences” war...

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President Trump Announces a Grant for Drug-free Communities Support Program PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCES A GRANT FOR DRUG-FREE COMMUNITIES SUPPORT PROGRAM

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Aug 29, 2018

President Trump Announces a grant for drug-free communities support program – Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington DC.

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Trump’s Secret Order on Pulling the Cyber Trigger TRUMP’S SECRET ORDER ON PULLING THE CYBER TRIGGER

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Aug 29, 2018

As Bobby Chesney recently discussed, President Trump on Aug. 15 reportedly substituted a new classified order for a classified Obama-era presidential directive governing the interagency review and decision process for cyber operations. Trump administration officials were quoted describing the new ru...

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Unlawful Obamacare Fees to Add to National Debt UNLAWFUL OBAMACARE FEES TO ADD TO NATIONAL DEBT

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Aug 28, 2018

In 2015, the administrators of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ordered a number of states to either pay the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Providers Fee (HIPF) or have their allocation of federal funds to support their Medicaid programs and their Child Health Ins...

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President Trump Meets with the President of FIFA PRESIDENT TRUMP MEETS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF FIFA

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Aug 28, 2018

FIFA President Gianni Infantino presented U.S. President Donald Trump with his very own red card during a meeting at the White House on Tuesday (August 28). Infantino playfully suggested the card, used to eject players from a match, would come in handy in Trump's contentious dealings with the me...

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State of U.S. Security: A Conversation with CFR STATE OF U.S. SECURITY: A CONVERSATION WITH CFR'S NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE FELLOW

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Aug 28, 2018

The Center for Preventive Action sat down with Michael P. Dempsey, former acting director of national intelligence, to discuss his reflections after being away from Washington, DC, for a year. Michael P. Dempsey is the national intelligence fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellowship sp...

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Review of GSA’s Revised Plan for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters Consolidation Project REVIEW OF GSA’S REVISED PLAN FOR THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION HEADQUARTERS CONSOLIDATION PROJECT

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Aug 27, 2018

On February 12, 2018, the General Services Administration (GSA) presented a revised plan for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters consolidation project to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate EPW Committee). The plan recommended razing the FBI’s existi...

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Russia Wants a Deal with the United States on Cyber Issues. Why Does Washington Keep Saying No? RUSSIA WANTS A DEAL WITH THE UNITED STATES ON CYBER ISSUES. WHY DOES WASHINGTON KEEP SAYING NO?

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Aug 27, 2018

Earlier this month, Russian business daily Kommersant reported that the Kremlin proposed to cooperate with the United States to prevent "cyber attacks on critical infrastructure," and wanted to include language to that effect in a communiqué issued at the end of the Helsinki Summit....

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President Trump Discusses the United States - Mexico Trade Agreement PRESIDENT TRUMP DISCUSSES THE UNITED STATES - MEXICO TRADE AGREEMENT

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Aug 27, 2018

The United States and Mexico reached a deal on Monday to change the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and talks with Canada were expected to begin immediately, U.S. President Donald Trump said.

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It’s time for the Senate to act on privacy board nominations IT’S TIME FOR THE SENATE TO ACT ON PRIVACY BOARD NOMINATIONS

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Aug 27, 2018

The White House’s announcement of the intended nominations of Travis LeBlanc and Aditya Bamzai to be members of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) is a welcome development for this low-profile but increasingly significant board. It paves the way for the board, which has be...

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The Fast-Follower Strategy for Technology in Government THE FAST-FOLLOWER STRATEGY FOR TECHNOLOGY IN GOVERNMENT

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Aug 27, 2018

We work with a number of public-sector leaders who want technology innovation to be a cornerstone of their public service and spend much of their tenure sprinting after flashy new tech tools. Some have a clear and genuine goal to improve services or efficiency; others might see tech as a way to moti...

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Our economy is the strongest it OUR ECONOMY IS THE STRONGEST IT'S EVER BEEN

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Aug 24, 2018

Herald Group Director of Public Affairs Ashley Pratte, National Review columnist John Fund and former President George W. Bush special assistant Ron Christie on the Mueller investigation and President Trump's economic policies.

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America will lead mankind to the stars once again AMERICA WILL LEAD MANKIND TO THE STARS ONCE AGAIN

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Aug 24, 2018

"America will lead mankind to the stars once again" - VP Mike Pence at the Johnson Space Center.

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The Implications for the Mueller Investigation of Confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION OF CONFIRMING JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH

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Aug 23, 2018

This paper examines the consequences that confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Associate Justice of the United States, would have for the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential election. Because Judge Kavanaugh is an ardent pr...

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Senate Approves Bill Boosting Federal Education Spending SENATE APPROVES BILL BOOSTING FEDERAL EDUCATION SPENDING

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Aug 23, 2018

Legislation to fund the U.S. Department of Education for fiscal 2019 that increases federal spending on schools by a small percentage was approved by the Senate on Thursday by a vote of 85-7. Total education spending would increase by more than $500 million over fiscal 2018 in the bill, up to about ...

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Federal Fiscal Year-End Spend-a-Thon About to Begin FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR-END SPEND-A-THON ABOUT TO BEGIN

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Aug 23, 2018

With less than six weeks to go in its 2018 fiscal year, the U.S. government may be poised to go on one of the biggest fiscal year-end spending sprees in its history. The end of the U.S. government’s fiscal year is less than two months away, and as Frank Konkel lays out at Nextgov, that means f...

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Confirm Kraninger, Rein in Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection CONFIRM KRANINGER, REIN IN BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION

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Aug 23, 2018

Today, the Senate Banking Committee will likely vote to send the nomination of Kathleen Kraninger for director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to the Senate floor. Based on her testimony at her confirmation hearing in July, the Competitive Enterprise Institute supports Kraninger&rsquo...

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New York the Least Free State in the U.S. NEW YORK THE LEAST FREE STATE IN THE U.S.

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Aug 23, 2018

Moving to Florida offers more benefits than just the beaches. That's because the Sunshine State is the freest in the nation, according to the fifth edition of the Freedom in the 50 States report, published Tuesday by the Cato Institute. Meanwhile, New York ranks right at the bottom. Florida won ...

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Vice President Mike Pence Surveys Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts in Texas VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE SURVEYS HURRICANE HARVEY RECOVERY EFFORTS IN TEXAS

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Aug 23, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Rockport, Texas Wednesday to pay tribute to the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey.

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Government should pay for migrant families’ mental health services, lawsuit says GOVERNMENT SHOULD PAY FOR MIGRANT FAMILIES’ MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, LAWSUIT SAYS

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Aug 22, 2018

From her holding cell, the Salvadoran mother could see her daughter across the room, surrounded by other children. The mother and daughter had been separated days earlier at the border, among the hundreds of migrant families caught up in the government’s new “zero tolerance” policy...

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Mattis’s Visit Forges Chilean-U.S. Cybersecurity Agreement MATTIS’S VISIT FORGES CHILEAN-U.S. CYBERSECURITY AGREEMENT

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Aug 22, 2018

As part of his first official tour in South America, U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis visited Chile August 16, 2018, to meet Chilean President Sebastián Piñera and Chilean Minister of Defense Alberto Espina. Following a meeting addressing security issues, science and technolog...

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US Dollar slides after Trump criticises Federal Reserve policy US DOLLAR SLIDES AFTER TRUMP CRITICISES FEDERAL RESERVE POLICY

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Aug 21, 2018

Speaking at a Hampton’s fundraiser this weekend, Trump once again reportedly criticised the Fed’s recent monetary policy decisions, saying that he was ‘not thrilled’ with Chair Jerome Powell for raising interest rates in the US. This outburst marks the second occasion that th...

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To Be a Strong Country, We Must Have Strong Borders - Honoring ICE & CBP TO BE A STRONG COUNTRY, WE MUST HAVE STRONG BORDERS - HONORING ICE & CBP

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Aug 21, 2018

Border Patrol agents referred a tractor-trailer to the secondary inspection lane at a checkpoint north of Laredo, Texas, on Aug. 11, after a K-9 alerted them to the presence of concealed humans or narcotics.  “The vehicle proceeded to elude and flee the checkpoint,” Border Patrol ag...

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President Trump Participates in the Salute to the Heroes of ICE & CBP PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN THE SALUTE TO THE HEROES OF ICE & CBP

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Aug 20, 2018

President Donald Trump participates in a Salute to the Heroes of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs Border Protection event.

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Trump administration less concerned about conserving oil TRUMP ADMINISTRATION LESS CONCERNED ABOUT CONSERVING OIL

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Aug 20, 2018

Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was outlined in a memo released last month...

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Other countries that took advantage of us are no longer taking advantage of us. OTHER COUNTRIES THAT TOOK ADVANTAGE OF US ARE NO LONGER TAKING ADVANTAGE OF US.

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Aug 19, 2018

President Donald Trump says other countries that took advantage of us are no longer taking advantage of us. Now it’s time take the backward action against them through made in America.

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Trump’s war on ‘fake news’ could actually make the mainstream media stronger TRUMP’S WAR ON ‘FAKE NEWS’ COULD ACTUALLY MAKE THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA STRONGER

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Aug 17, 2018

Nothing immediately changed as a result of the decision by hundreds of newspapers across the country to run simultaneous, but independent, editorials defending freedom of the press and deploring President Trump’s identification of the media as an enemy of the American people. The president cer...

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Trump is winning TRUMP IS WINNING

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Aug 17, 2018

Shortly after assuming the awesome powers of the presidency, Donald J. Trump declared war on the American press. With a torrent of insulting tweets, he has accused reporters of being the “enemy of the American people,” using a phrase familiar to 20th-century dictators but unprecedented i...

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Secretary Pompeo Announces the Creation of the Iran Action Group SECRETARY POMPEO ANNOUNCES THE CREATION OF THE IRAN ACTION GROUP

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Aug 16, 2018

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announces the creation of the Iran Action Group, at the Department of State, on August 16, 2018.

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Border Officials Are Still Defending Family Separations BORDER OFFICIALS ARE STILL DEFENDING FAMILY SEPARATIONS

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Aug 16, 2018

Kevin McAleenan, the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, recently gave The New York Times an interview. For those expecting some contrition from him for the lasting trauma inflicted by CBP on children taken away from their parents under the Trump administration’s family separation p...

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Reforms can stop members of Congress from using their public office for private gain REFORMS CAN STOP MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FROM USING THEIR PUBLIC OFFICE FOR PRIVATE GAIN

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Aug 16, 2018

Americans deserve a government and public servants who work through their disagreements to find solutions that are in the public’s best interest. One reason why Washington seems broken is that too often the people we elect have lost their way by focusing on doing the bidding of wealthy special...

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Free to Choose: US automobile market FREE TO CHOOSE: US AUTOMOBILE MARKET

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Aug 16, 2018

I find myself from time to time reflecting on the words of economist Milton Friedman when I’m going about my work as a member of Congress. The Trump administration’s action to correct the national automobile fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards is one of those times. I&rsq...

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White House Press Briefing WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING

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Aug 15, 2018

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders takes questions from the media followed by analysis from ABC News' "The Briefing Room."

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Why the White House Can’t Stop Omarosa Manigault-Newman From Talking WHY THE WHITE HOUSE CAN’T STOP OMAROSA MANIGAULT-NEWMAN FROM TALKING

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Aug 14, 2018

The ongoing publicity tour by former senior White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman, once designated as one of the “nastiest TV villains of all time,” is the culmination of the questionable hiring choices made during the early days of the Trump White House. Manigault-Newman has made...

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A Federal Perspective on Security Operations Centers as a Service A FEDERAL PERSPECTIVE ON SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTERS AS A SERVICE

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Aug 13, 2018

It’s no secret that, with advancements in security technology and processes, it is critical for federal agencies to examine security operations and improve the way they protect sensitive information. IT modernization continues to remain a priority for the federal government. SOCaaS is one way ...

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How the Federal Government Came to Control Your Car HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAME TO CONTROL YOUR CAR'S FUEL ECONOMY

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Aug 13, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency in August announced a plan to freeze fuel economy standards and revoke the ability of California to set more stringent rules than the national ones, prompting a legal showdown between the state and the federal government. The proposal, which would keep fuel econom...

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Doe v. Mattis and the Right of Citizens to Return to the United States DOE V. MATTIS AND THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS TO RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES

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Aug 13, 2018

A joint status report is expected Monday in Doe v. Mattis, in which the United States and the ACLU are locked in legal battle over the fate of an unnamed U.S.-Saudi dual citizen whom the U.S. alleges to be an enemy combatant captured in Syria. The case presents lots of interesting legal issues, many...

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President Trump Delivers Remarks and Participates in a Signing Ceremony for H.R. 5515 PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS AND PARTICIPATES IN A SIGNING CEREMONY FOR H.R. 5515

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Aug 13, 2018

President Trump delivers remarks while participating in a signing ceremony for H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.

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Looking backwards to address the future at the expense of youth and communities LOOKING BACKWARDS TO ADDRESS THE FUTURE AT THE EXPENSE OF YOUTH AND COMMUNITIES

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Aug 13, 2018

On July 3, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded 24 guidance documents, which included seven related to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). These documents provide guidance to the states on key youth justice issues, including how to monitor youth justice facilities ...

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Great Again: Us Government Collects Record Tax Haul in July GREAT AGAIN: US GOVERNMENT COLLECTS RECORD TAX HAUL IN JULY

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Aug 13, 2018

The United States treasury collected the highest level of personal income tax on record in July 2018, smashing estimates and taking in more than $1.4 trillion just months after President Trump signed the sweeping tax overhaul into law. According to CNS News, the federal government collected its high...

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Florida Secretary of State questions Bill Nelson FLORIDA SECRETARY OF STATE QUESTIONS BILL NELSON'S CLAIM OF ELECTION HACKING

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Aug 10, 2018

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner wants clarification from the U.S. Senate on Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson’s comments to reporters that Russians have “penetrated” some voter-registration systems. Detzner sent a letter Thursday to Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C...

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Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks on Space Force VICE PRESIDENT PENCE DELIVERS REMARKS ON SPACE FORCE

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Aug 10, 2018

Vice President Pence delivers remarks at the Pentagon on the Trump administration's plan to establish a new branch of the U.S. military, the Space Force.

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President Trump Participates in a Roundtable with State Leaders on Prison Reform PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN A ROUNDTABLE WITH STATE LEADERS ON PRISON REFORM

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Aug 09, 2018

President Trump hosts a roundtable discussion with state leaders on prison reform at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ.

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The Helsinki Summit and great power competition THE HELSINKI SUMMIT AND GREAT POWER COMPETITION

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Aug 09, 2018

Last December, the Trump administration released its National Security Strategy, identifying Russia and China as America’s geopolitical rivals and top security challenges. In subsequent months, policy debates between the U.S., Russia, and China have taken on deeper significance. It is in this ...

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This is on us, America THIS IS ON US, AMERICA

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Aug 07, 2018

The Bible tells us the story about two women who both claimed to be mothers of a single child, with King Solomon asked to decide custody. In his wisdom, Solomon demands a sword, announcing that out of fairness he will have to slice the baby in two and give each woman half. One woman then begs him to...

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Director of Federal Background Investigations Supports Complete Shift to Pentagon DIRECTOR OF FEDERAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS SUPPORTS COMPLETE SHIFT TO PENTAGON

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Aug 07, 2018

Charles Phalen, director of the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB), said today at an event hosted by Nextgov and Equifax that he supports a proposal in the President’s government reform and reorganization plan to move NBIB “in its entirety from the Office of Personnel Manag...

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Internet sales tax gives e-commerce companies a stake in local government INTERNET SALES TAX GIVES E-COMMERCE COMPANIES A STAKE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Aug 07, 2018

As our economy becomes increasingly digitized, more transactions are moving online and outside of local tax jurisdictions, costing states billions in lost sales tax revenue. The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair has opened the door for states to collect sales tax on onlin...

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Why the U.S. anti-smoking campaign is a great model for fighting disinformation WHY THE U.S. ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGN IS A GREAT MODEL FOR FIGHTING DISINFORMATION

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Aug 07, 2018

Russia plans to disrupt the midterm elections in November. That, at least, was the surprisingly frank conclusion announced by several Trump administration officials in a joint news conference on Thursday. FBI Director Christopher A. Wray described what he called ongoing “information warfare&rd...

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Booz Allen tapped for U.S. Air Force cyber support BOOZ ALLEN TAPPED FOR U.S. AIR FORCE CYBER SUPPORT

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Aug 07, 2018

Information technology consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton has been awarded a $47,4 million contract for operational resilient cyber advancements for U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) disclosed on 6 August. The contract award from U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory enables the ...

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California’s Prime Healthcare to pay $65 million to settle Medicare fraud lawsuit CALIFORNIA’S PRIME HEALTHCARE TO PAY $65 MILLION TO SETTLE MEDICARE FRAUD LAWSUIT

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Aug 06, 2018

Prime Healthcare Services will pay $65 million to settle a federal whistleblower lawsuit that accused the fast-growing California hospital chain of engineering a wide-ranging Medicare fraud scheme. The settlement, announced Friday by federal prosecutors in Los Angeles, requires Dr. Prem Reddy, Prime...

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Both renters and homeowners could benefit from better housing policy BOTH RENTERS AND HOMEOWNERS COULD BENEFIT FROM BETTER HOUSING POLICY

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Aug 06, 2018

American families have been feeling the pinch of rising housing costs for several years. State and federal policymakers have therefore started to propose new interventions to help. Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker both representing states with high housing costs and both presumed Democratic pr...

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The state of US immigration policy and how to improve it THE STATE OF US IMMIGRATION POLICY AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT

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Aug 06, 2018

The Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents as they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border captured national attention and sparked protests across the country. Combined with the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold Trump’s travel ban, this development has broug...

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Weekly Address from President Donald J. Trump WEEKLY ADDRESS FROM PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP

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Aug 03, 2018

Weekly Address from President of United States of America Donald J. Trump.

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How Blockchain is Empowering Cyberpunks and Governments Alike HOW BLOCKCHAIN IS EMPOWERING CYBERPUNKS AND GOVERNMENTS ALIKE

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Aug 03, 2018

It’s perhaps ironic that a technology created to bypass central authority might one day become that central authority’s key engine of innovation. Such is the case with distributed ledger technology, better known as blockchain. Blockchain was introduced to the world as the record-keeping ...

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U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Announces $45 Million in Whistleblower Awards U.S. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES $45 MILLION IN WHISTLEBLOWER AWARDS

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Aug 02, 2018

$45 million. That’s how much the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s whistleblower program has given in awards to everyday individuals who came forward with crucial information, helping just this one branch of the U.S. government stop criminals from profiting from their illicit...

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Vice President Pence Participates in the Honorable Carry Ceremony in Hawaii VICE PRESIDENT PENCE PARTICIPATES IN THE HONORABLE CARRY CEREMONY IN HAWAII

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Aug 02, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks at a ceremony in Hawaii marking the repatriation of possible remains of Americans killed in Korean War.

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Trump Legal Fund Remains Mum on Donors, Payments TRUMP LEGAL FUND REMAINS MUM ON DONORS, PAYMENTS

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Aug 02, 2018

The legal expense fund set up to help people questioned in the investigation of the Trump campaign’s links to Russia is still refusing to disclose where its money comes from and who it is paying. The Patriot Legal Expense Fund Trust LLC missed a second quarterly disclosure deadline in July, fo...

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Senate Clears $717 Billion Defense Bill Now Headed to Trump SENATE CLEARS $717 BILLION DEFENSE BILL NOW HEADED TO TRUMP

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Aug 01, 2018

The Senate voted 87-10 today to clear the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill and send it to President Donald Trump for his signature. The Navy would be allowed to buy two new aircraft carriers next fiscal year and U.S. troops would receive a pay increase of 2.6 percent under the $717 billion compr...

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Group Says Court Ruling Guts Campaign Money Law, Seeks Reversal GROUP SAYS COURT RULING GUTS CAMPAIGN MONEY LAW, SEEKS REVERSAL

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Aug 01, 2018

The full federal appeals court in Washington should overturn a panel decision that “will eviscerate federal campaign finance law if left uncorrected,” the nonprofit watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said in a filing with the court. The petition filed Friday wi...

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Pentagon Moves Forward With Space Force, Though Congress Hasn PENTAGON MOVES FORWARD WITH SPACE FORCE, THOUGH CONGRESS HASN'T APPROVED IT YET

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Jul 31, 2018

Congress has yet to approve President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force, but that hasn't kept the Defense Department from moving forward as far as it can with the idea. In coming months, Defense Department leaders plan to stand up three of the four components of the new Space Force: a new ...

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President Trump Speaks on Workforce Development and Participates in the Signing of HR 2353 PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEAKS ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND PARTICIPATES IN THE SIGNING OF HR 2353

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Jul 31, 2018

President Trump Speaks on Workforce Development & Participates in the Signing of H.R. 2353 at Tampa Bay Technical High School in Florida, USA.

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Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) Roadmap INTEGRATION OF CIVIL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS) IN THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM (NAS) ROADMAP

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Jul 30, 2018

Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations are rapidly increasing in number, technical complexity, and sophistication. The growth in popularity of these new aircraft has presented the U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with a number of reg...

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Pentagon Signs $885 Million Artificial Intelligence Contract with Booz Allen PENTAGON SIGNS $885 MILLION ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CONTRACT WITH BOOZ ALLEN

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Jul 30, 2018

The U.S. Department of Defense will for the first time be using large-scale artificial intelligence systems that could automate mundane tasks and augment the work of military members as a result of an $885 million five-year contract, said Josh Sullivan, senior vice president at government consulting...

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Massive Defense, Domestic Spending Deal on Horizon for Senate MASSIVE DEFENSE, DOMESTIC SPENDING DEAL ON HORIZON FOR SENATE

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Jul 30, 2018

Lawmakers are moving ahead with a plan to combine their two largest fiscal 2019 spending bills in a package covering about two-thirds of federal discretionary spending, operating under the assumption that President Donald Trump will support the move. Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-...

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President Trump Meets with the Prime Minister of the Italian Republic PRESIDENT TRUMP MEETS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC

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Jul 30, 2018

Participate in the arrival of the Prime Minister of the Italian Republic Giuseppe Conte to the White House in Washington DC. USA.

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PRESIDENT TRUMP AGAIN THREATENS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN OVER IMMIGRATION PRESIDENT TRUMP AGAIN THREATENS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN OVER IMMIGRATION

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Jul 30, 2018

Two months before a funding deadline for the U.S. Government, President Donald Trump on Monday signaled that he would favor using the threat of a government shutdown to force action on tougher immigration legislation, arguing once more that the Congress needs to vote on major changes to current U.S....

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President Trump in Granite City: "America is OPEN FOR BUSINESS" PRESIDENT TRUMP IN GRANITE CITY: "AMERICA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS"

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Jul 27, 2018

President Trump Delivers Remarks in Illinois on Trade Tariffs Policy - President Trump Speech in Granite City.

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Pay for Play on Capitol Hill PAY FOR PLAY ON CAPITOL HILL

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Jul 27, 2018

There’s a strange form of kabuki theater that plays out almost every business day in Washington D.C. Somewhere in the Capitol building, the members of some congressional committee or sub-committee get together before the television cameras to grill some hapless billionaire or bureaucrat about ...

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President Trump Delivers Remarks on the Economy PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS ON THE ECONOMY

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Jul 27, 2018

President Trump will deliver remarks on the economy on the White House lawn.

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Dreamer Protections in Homeland Bill Tied to More Wall Money DREAMER PROTECTIONS IN HOMELAND BILL TIED TO MORE WALL MONEY

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Jul 27, 2018

A bipartisan provision to give undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children a one-year reprieve was included in a House Homeland Security spending measure that also would fund President Donald Trump’s border barrier in a move that could become Congress’s substitute for a broad...

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Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022 STRATEGIC PLAN FOR FY 2018-2022

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Jul 26, 2018

The mission of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is to ensure our Nation has the safest, most efficient and modern transportation system in the world, which improves the quality of life for all American people and communities, from rural to urban, and increases the productivity and competi...

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On the record: The U.S. administration’s actions on Russia ON THE RECORD: THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION’S ACTIONS ON RUSSIA

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Jul 26, 2018

On July 24, 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testified on U.S. policy toward Russia before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He listed the administration’s actions on Russia, which include 213 sanctions against Russian individuals and entities, approval of weapons sales to Ukraine, t...

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The Delusion of a Win-Win Trade War THE DELUSION OF A WIN-WIN TRADE WAR

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Jul 26, 2018

It is no surprise that President Trump’s trade war has many supporters. An understanding of the law of comparative advantage has never been a prominent feature of people’s knowledge in the USA or anywhere else. And special interests have honed their propaganda over centuries of angling f...

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Senator Bugged by Taxpayer Funding for Edible Insects Research SENATOR BUGGED BY TAXPAYER FUNDING FOR EDIBLE INSECTS RESEARCH

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Jul 26, 2018

A senator is aiming to take crickets off the menu, with an amendment to spending legislation that would block taxpayer funding for researching foods made from insects. “Its just another example of wasted taxpayer dollars,” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) told Bloomberg Government Wednesday. Fl...

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President Trump and the President of the European Commission Deliver Joint Statements PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION DELIVER JOINT STATEMENTS

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Jul 25, 2018

The president delivers remarks with President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker.

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Raise Gas Taxes Temporarily for Highway Trust Fund, Shuster Says RAISE GAS TAXES TEMPORARILY FOR HIGHWAY TRUST FUND, SHUSTER SAYS

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Jul 25, 2018

A plan to raise the gas tax before phasing it out with a new revenue source to shore up the Highway Trust Fund is the parting gift that outgoing House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) wants to leave for his fellow Republicans. Shuster released his infrastructure legisl...

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Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace FOREIGN ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE IN CYBERSPACE

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Jul 24, 2018

In the 2011 report to Congress on Foreign Spies Stealing U.S. Economic Secrets in Cyberspace, the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive provided a baseline assessment of the many dangers facing the U.S. research, development, and manufacturing sectors when operating in cyberspace, the...

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New Commission To Consider Transfer of State Assets to Pension Funds NEW COMMISSION TO CONSIDER TRANSFER OF STATE ASSETS TO PENSION FUNDS

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Jul 24, 2018

Connecticut’s new Pension Sustainability Commission held a press conference today in the Legislative Office Building to announce its mission: to consider transferring state assets to Connecticut's pension funds to help reduce the state's unfunded liabilities. Commission chairman Rep. J...

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President Donald J. Trump Speaks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP SPEAKS AT THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS CONVENTION

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Jul 24, 2018

President Trump delivers remarks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

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How Government Can Best Address Cyber Risks HOW GOVERNMENT CAN BEST ADDRESS CYBER RISKS

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Jul 24, 2018

Agencies increasingly rely on social media, the Internet of Things, mobile and cloud computing to execute their missions. While those technologies have empowered employees and improved the efficiency and delivery of government services, they also have exposed agencies to greater data security risks....

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Democrats’ Message on Higher Education: We’re Not the GOP DEMOCRATS’ MESSAGE ON HIGHER EDUCATION: WE’RE NOT THE GOP

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Jul 24, 2018

A higher education bill House Democrats will introduce today will serve as both a blueprint and a campaign trail talking point meant to contrast Democratic lawmakers’ plans for higher education with those of their Republican counterparts. The measure from House Democrats on the Education and t...

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2018 Made in America Showcase 2018 MADE IN AMERICA SHOWCASE

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Jul 24, 2018

President Donald Trump hosts event at the White House to showcase American-made products.

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The Republican Carbon Tax Bill Would Create Powerful Commission With Access to All Government Data THE REPUBLICAN CARBON TAX BILL WOULD CREATE POWERFUL COMMISSION WITH ACCESS TO ALL GOVERNMENT DATA

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Jul 24, 2018

Buried inside a carbon tax plan unveiled Monday by a Florida Republican is a plan to create a National Climate Commission and give it virtually unlimited access to government data on American businesses. The National Climate Commission would meet once every three years, be staffed with a mix of acad...

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Small Modular Reactors SMALL MODULAR REACTORS

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Jul 23, 2018

The Energy Information Administration projects that by the year 2040 electricity demand in the U.S. will increase by 28 percent. SMRs can help meet the nation's growing energy demands while providing reliable, affordable low-carbon power. As clean energy demand continues to grow, the Energy Depa...

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Moving Away from Spreadsheets: How to Know When It’s Time MOVING AWAY FROM SPREADSHEETS: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME

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Jul 23, 2018

The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s hopeful. He’s waiting. He knows he’ll co...

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlays of your existing infrastructure, or a simple app...

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The Three “S’s” of a Great Incentive Compensation Management System THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 23, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavior are not working for any number of reasons. Most...

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Incentive Compensation Management: Build Versus Buy INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Jul 23, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit risk from errors and overpayments is often the mos...

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An Orlando judge was a signee on FISA surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page AN ORLANDO JUDGE WAS A SIGNEE ON FISA SURVEILLANCE OF TRUMP CAMPAIGN ADVISER CARTER PAGE

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Jul 23, 2018

Anne Conway, an Orlando-area federal judge, was one of four signatures approving the FBI's request to wiretap Carter Page, a former adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, according to more than 400 pages of documents relating to Page's surveillance. The Trum...

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President Trump Participates in the Made in America Product Showcase PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN THE MADE IN AMERICA PRODUCT SHOWCASE

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Jul 23, 2018

President Trump participated in the Made in America product showcase at the White House, focusing on manufacturing, agriculture and entrepreneurship.

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Trump-Backed Coast Guard Icebreaker Runs Aground in House Bill TRUMP-BACKED COAST GUARD ICEBREAKER RUNS AGROUND IN HOUSE BILL

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Jul 20, 2018

The future of the U.S. Coast Guard’s mission in the Arctic could be in jeopardy, as a draft House spending measure approved today wouldn’t fund a new polar icebreaker that had received backing from President Donald Trump. The Trump administration requested $750 million for a new heavy po...

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BGOV’s Federal Civilian Property Dashboard Maps Business Opportunities BGOV’S FEDERAL CIVILIAN PROPERTY DASHBOARD MAPS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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Jul 20, 2018

Details on more than 250,000 civilian agency properties in the government’s inventory, including buildings in need of upgrades, with expiring leases, or declared as surplus and intended for disposal, can be found in Bloomberg Government’s new Federal Civilian Property Dashboard. The dash...

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Pledge to America PLEDGE TO AMERICA'S WORKERS

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Jul 20, 2018

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Thursday that seeks U.S. companies and trade associations to commit to a pledge to give students and workers more job training and skills development opportunities in the face of impending automation.

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Democrats Prepping Own Higher Education Bill as GOP Stumbles DEMOCRATS PREPPING OWN HIGHER EDUCATION BILL AS GOP STUMBLES

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Jul 19, 2018

A group of House Democrats is gearing up to release a higher education reauthorization bill as the Republicans’ attempt to update the law heads back to the drawing board after failing to win enough support in the GOP conference. Democrats could release their bill, which is still being drawn up...

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FAA Bill Authors Want Clean Tax Title Without GOP Tax Law Fixes FAA BILL AUTHORS WANT CLEAN TAX TITLE WITHOUT GOP TAX LAW FIXES

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Jul 19, 2018

The Senate aviation bill’s authors want to prevent its tax title long-seen as an opportunity to pass fixes to Republican tax breaks from sinking the bill, they told Bloomberg Government. More than 100 amendments have been proposed for the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (S...

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Government Reshuffle Plan Still Lacking in Details, Senators Say GOVERNMENT RESHUFFLE PLAN STILL LACKING IN DETAILS, SENATORS SAY

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Jul 19, 2018

Senators demanded more details about President Donald Trump’s plan to revamp the federal government as an administration official said the White House was looking into carrying out about a third of the recommendations without congressional approval. “The proposals are at varying degrees ...

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The Proposed Equal Rights Amendment: Contemporary Ratification Issues THE PROPOSED EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT: CONTEMPORARY RATIFICATION ISSUES

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Jul 18, 2018

The proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (ERA), which declares that “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex,” was approved by Congress for ratification by the states in 1972. The proposal in...

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Democrats Tops in Cash Among Midterm Election House Challengers DEMOCRATS TOPS IN CASH AMONG MIDTERM ELECTION HOUSE CHALLENGERS

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Jul 18, 2018

Democrats dominate the best-funded House candidates seeking to unseat incumbents in November. All 25 challenges with the most campaign cash-on-hand are Democrats, as are all but three of the 46 with at least $500,000 in their accounts, according to a Bloomberg Government review of reports filed with...

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Consumer Impact of Potential U.S. Section 232 Tariffs and Quotas on Imported Automobiles & Automotive Parts CONSUMER IMPACT OF POTENTIAL U.S. SECTION 232 TARIFFS AND QUOTAS ON IMPORTED AUTOMOBILES & AUTOMOTIVE PARTS

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Jul 17, 2018

If the Trump Administration chooses to implement tariffs or quotas on U.S. imports of automobiles and automotive parts, the Centre for Automotive Research (CAR) estimates that consumers will see the price of all new vehicles rise by $455 to $6,875 depending on the level of tariff or quota, where the...

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Southeast Asia Retail Sector Offers Prospects for U.S. Food Exporters SOUTHEAST ASIA RETAIL SECTOR OFFERS PROSPECTS FOR U.S. FOOD EXPORTERS

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Jul 17, 2018

Infographic illustrates how modernizing retail outlets in Southeast Asia are providing U.S. food exporters access to young, urbanizing consumers.

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Impacts of Congressional Actions on Federal Contract Spending IMPACTS OF CONGRESSIONAL ACTIONS ON FEDERAL CONTRACT SPENDING

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Jul 17, 2018

This analysis was conducted using government-wide contract acquisition and spending data. An additional dataset was compiled identifying the timing of continuing resolutions and new appropriations legislation enacted by Congress from Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 through the second quarter of FY 2018. Contr...

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President Trump Meets with Members of Congress PRESIDENT TRUMP MEETS WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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Jul 17, 2018

President Trump holds a meeting with members of Congress, where he is expected to remark on his trip to Helsinki, where he met with Russian President Putin.

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NY files lawsuit claiming 2017 federal tax law is unconstitutional NY FILES LAWSUIT CLAIMING 2017 FEDERAL TAX LAW IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

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Jul 17, 2018

New York is joining three other states in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's signature legislative achievement: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a 2017 law that slashed corporate and income tax rates and significantly altered a provision important to high-tax states. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and ...

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State Government Operating Expenses STATE GOVERNMENT OPERATING EXPENSES

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Jul 16, 2018

The state employee headcount data used in this infographic is a point-in-time employee count from each year’s December state employee trend report produced by DAS.

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Addressing America’s Reskilling Challenge ADDRESSING AMERICA’S RESKILLING CHALLENGE

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Jul 16, 2018

Renewed economic growth, a booming job market, and the evolving nature of work are transforming the face of the labor market, resulting in changes in the skill needs of American employers, as well as new and different opportunities for American workers. In the United States, investment in skill deve...

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How closures of local newspapers increase local government borrowing costs HOW CLOSURES OF LOCAL NEWSPAPERS INCREASE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BORROWING COSTS

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Jul 16, 2018

Local newspaper closures increase local government borrowing costs, according to a paper to be presented at the 2018 Municipal Finance Conference at Brookings. The paper, “Financing Dies in Darkness? The Impact of Newspaper Closures on Public Finance,” also finds that local newspapers ar...

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Why didn’t investors demand higher yields for buying Puerto Rican government bonds? WHY DIDN’T INVESTORS DEMAND HIGHER YIELDS FOR BUYING PUERTO RICAN GOVERNMENT BONDS?

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Jul 16, 2018

For years, Puerto Rico’s economic and fiscal picture was deteriorating. Between 2005 and 2013, real GDP declined by 15 percent, while between 2000 and 2015 Puerto Rico’s government liabilities to GDP grew from 70 percent to 109 percent. Nevertheless, investors continued to purchase milli...

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Protecting and Promoting Public Health: Advancing the FDA’s Medical Countermeasures Mission PROTECTING AND PROMOTING PUBLIC HEALTH: ADVANCING THE FDA’S MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURES MISSION

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Jul 16, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s wide-ranging public health responsibilities include the vital role we play on the frontlines of national security by facilitating the development and availability of safe and effective medical countermeasures. These are the vaccines, diagnostics, and the...

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Another Brick in the Wall? Army Corps Seeks Border Contractors ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL? ARMY CORPS SEEKS BORDER CONTRACTORS

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Jul 16, 2018

In the latest step in the Trump Administration’s effort to enhance the security along the southwest U.S. border, the Army Corps of Engineers released a Prequalification of Sources announcement on July 12 to develop a list of potential builders for the Department of Homeland Security’s &l...

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House Passes Bill Giving White House More Regulatory Oversight HOUSE PASSES BILL GIVING WHITE HOUSE MORE REGULATORY OVERSIGHT

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Jul 16, 2018

A bill that would expand the administration’s oversight authority to rules issued by most independent regulatory agencies won House passage July 13 by a 230-168 vote. The Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (H.R. 50), sponsored by House Education and the Workforce Chairwoman Vir...

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President Trump has a Bilateral Meeting with the President of the Russian Federation PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A BILATERAL MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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Jul 16, 2018

President Donald Trump has a Bilateral Meeting with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

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The Trump Administration’s National Security Strategy THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY

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Jul 13, 2018

At the end of 2017, the US published a new National Security Strategy (NSS), replacing the previous NSS of 2015 in record time. This working paper analyses the new NSS. The US strategy now perceives a hypercompetitive world on the horizon, very different from that seen in decades past. The NSS argue...

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The Defense Budget and the Budget Control Act: Frequently Asked Questions THE DEFENSE BUDGET AND THE BUDGET CONTROL ACT: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Jul 13, 2018

The spending limits (or caps) apply separately to defense and nondefense discretionary budget authority. Budget authority is authority provided by law to a federal agency to obligate money for goods and services. The caps are enforced by a mechanism called sequestration. Sequestration automatically ...

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Monetary Policy Report MONETARY POLICY REPORT

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Jul 13, 2018

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is firmly committed to fulfilling its statutory mandate from the Congress of promoting maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates. The Committee seeks to explain its monetary policy decisions to the public as clearly as possible....

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House Farm Bill SNAP Work Rules Unacceptable, Stabenow Says HOUSE FARM BILL SNAP WORK RULES UNACCEPTABLE, STABENOW SAYS

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Jul 13, 2018

House lawmakers are likely to vote next week to try to hammer out differences with the Senate over the farm bill, but a top Democratic farm senator said the House bill includes food stamp work requirements the Senate won’t accept. Senate Agriculture ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) sai...

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‘Careless, Clueless, and Criminal’ Drone Use Worries Lawmakers ‘CARELESS, CLUELESS, AND CRIMINAL’ DRONE USE WORRIES LAWMAKERS

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Jul 13, 2018

Drone industry and federal agency representatives Wednesday unanimously supported the advancement of anti-drone technology, citing hobbyist and criminal device use as a threat to U.S. airspace at a House Transportation subcommittee roundtable. The rapid expansion of the drone market has pushed suppl...

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

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Jul 13, 2018

President Trump met with British Prime Minister Theresa May in a bilateral meeting held at Chequers, the countryside residence of the British prime minister. Both leaders spoke briefly to the press.

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND IMMIGRATION SOCIAL MEDIA AND IMMIGRATION

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Jul 12, 2018

Governments around the world are screening travelers’ social media sites to vet their backgrounds and personal information. The information they gather from a traveler’s social media profiles or postings can provide grounds for denying entry to that traveler. Employees should be aware of...

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Overview: The business view of the Government’s Brexit White Paper OVERVIEW: THE BUSINESS VIEW OF THE GOVERNMENT’S BREXIT WHITE PAPER

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Jul 12, 2018

In many areas, the White Paper seeks to answer the questions and address the issues that companies have been raising with Government since the EU referendum, and it correctly identifies the right challenges. However, businesses will be no clearer on the Government’s negotiating position in a n...

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UMITA is the bipartisan regulatory relief Americans need UMITA IS THE BIPARTISAN REGULATORY RELIEF AMERICANS NEED

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Jul 12, 2018

Each year, Washington imposes thousands of pages of rules and regulations on America’s commerce, our respective states, and local governments. Buried in those pages are costly, unfunded federal mandates that make it harder for businesses to hire and cash-strapped states, counties, and cities t...

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US government reaches an agreement with China’s ZTE Corp to lift ban US GOVERNMENT REACHES AN AGREEMENT WITH CHINA’S ZTE CORP TO LIFT BAN

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Jul 12, 2018

ZTE Corp, one of the leading Chinese telecommunication equipment manufacturer from China, was banned from doing business with the companies based in the United States. However, the company was in talks with the U.S. government to lift that ban. The ban was imposed after ZTE Corp. broke an agreement ...

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Homeland Security should consider filling vacancies at the top before tackling department reform HOMELAND SECURITY SHOULD CONSIDER FILLING VACANCIES AT THE TOP BEFORE TACKLING DEPARTMENT REFORM

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Jul 12, 2018

Vacancies at the deputy level in the Department of Homeland Security are beginning to pile up. Since the spring, the department has been without a permanent deputy secretary, a critical position in the third-largest Cabinet department in the federal government. And a half-dozen key managers in opera...

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THE CONTINUED TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN U.S. CITIES THE CONTINUED TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN U.S. CITIES

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Jul 11, 2018

Growth in the electric vehicle market continues globally. Cumulative global electric vehicle sales surpassed 3 million units in 2017, with the United States now the third largest electric vehicle market after China and Europe. Governments at national, regional, and local levels continue to support t...

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Fed Execs Weigh in on Modernizing CPIC Process FED EXECS WEIGH IN ON MODERNIZING CPIC PROCESS

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Jul 11, 2018

At today’s TBM Council Public Sector Summit, three government leaders stressed the importance of evolving the Federal government’s Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) process and the role Technology Business Management (TBM) can play in that evolution. CPIC is a systematic app...

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Official With For-Profit Ties to Oversee Postsecondary Education OFFICIAL WITH FOR-PROFIT TIES TO OVERSEE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

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Jul 11, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has delegated the role of assistant secretary of postsecondary education to Diane Auer Jones, whom Democrats have been wary of because of her ties to for-profit colleges and universities. Jones formerly held the role in the administration of George W. Bush and has rec...

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President Trump Holds a Bilateral Meeting With President Macron PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDS A BILATERAL MEETING WITH PRESIDENT MACRON

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Jul 11, 2018

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels on Wednesday.

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US approves AIM-120 advanced air-to-air missile sale to UK and Denmark US APPROVES AIM-120 ADVANCED AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE SALE TO UK AND DENMARK

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Jul 10, 2018

The US State Department has approved the potential sale of AIM-120 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles to the United Kingdom and Denmark. The sales, which was announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 10 July, is valued at USD650 million for the United Kingdom and USD90 mi...

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Would a National Apprenticeship Policy Solve the US Labor Crunch? WOULD A NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP POLICY SOLVE THE US LABOR CRUNCH?

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Jul 10, 2018

In Scotland, the central government provides significant support for workforce development through the Skills Development Scotland agency. Among other missions, SDS directs Scotland’s national apprenticeship programs and prioritizes areas of focus. That’s a far cry from the US, where emp...

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Oversight is fundamental for a functioning federal government OVERSIGHT IS FUNDAMENTAL FOR A FUNCTIONING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Jul 10, 2018

An essential function of American government is our system of checks and balances. Our Founding Fathers purposely structured it that way to ensure that no one branch would become too powerful. Congressional oversight is one vehicle to fulfill those checks. Through tools such as letters, briefings, h...

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Transformation and Innovation in the Wake Of Devastation: An Economic And Disaster Recovery Plan For Puerto Rico TRANSFORMATION AND INNOVATION IN THE WAKE OF DEVASTATION: AN ECONOMIC AND DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN FOR PUERTO RICO

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Jul 09, 2018

In September of 2017, Puerto Rico suffered catastrophic damage as Hurricane Irma passed just north of San Juan. Hurricane Maria made a direct hit on the Island as a massive category 4 hurricane two weeks later. The hurricanes’ devastating effects on people’s health and safety cannot be o...

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The US Ranks Last in Health Care System Performance THE US RANKS LAST IN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

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Jul 09, 2018

The link between health and happiness is one of the best-documented in the study of well being. Simply put, one's health overview meaning access to care, affordability, and quality of outcomes has a dramatic effect on one's level of happiness. Specific health problems like heart disease, dia...

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Brett M. Kavanaugh as Nominee to the Supreme Court PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP ANNOUNCES BRETT M. KAVANAUGH AS NOMINEE TO THE SUPREME COURT

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Jul 09, 2018

President Donald J. Trump announces Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee from the East Room of the White House. At 53, Judge Kavanaugh is a young nominee to the United States Supreme Court. A George W. Bush appointee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2006, ...

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Cybersecurity in the Federal Government CYBERSECURITY IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Jul 09, 2018

Federal agencies face many of the same cybersecurity challenges as private-sector organizations. These include a barrage of attacks such as malware, phishing emails used to spread malware or steal credentials, and distributed denial of service attacks that can be generated by malware-infected system...

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The British government is in crisis, again. Enter Trump, stage right, again THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS IN CRISIS, AGAIN. ENTER TRUMP, STAGE RIGHT, AGAIN

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Jul 09, 2018

Trump says he likes things ‘nice and complicated’ – well, in that case, he couldn’t be coming to Britain at a better time. Theresa May’s newly hatched soft Brexit plan, announced on Friday, has triggered two major resignations from her cabinet and another political cris...

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President Donald J. Trump Speaks at the Salute to Service Dinner at The Greenbrier PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP SPEAKS AT THE SALUTE TO SERVICE DINNER AT THE GREENBRIER

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Jul 09, 2018

President Trump delivers remarks at the Salute to Service dinner Greenbrier Tribute and PGA golf tour event in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

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Washington Post Analysis of Immigrant Admissions Under Trump Ignores Half of All Immigrants to Reach Erroneous Conclusions WASHINGTON POST ANALYSIS OF IMMIGRANT ADMISSIONS UNDER TRUMP IGNORES HALF OF ALL IMMIGRANTS TO REACH ERRONEOUS CONCLUSIONS

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Jul 09, 2018

A recent story in the Washington Post concluding that the Trump administration is deliberately suppressing immigration, especially from Muslim-majority countries, is based on a deeply flawed analysis that included statistics for only half of all recent immigrant admissions. As a result, the Post'...

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Can You Tell the Difference Between the Trump and Obama Management Agendas? CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TRUMP AND OBAMA MANAGEMENT AGENDAS?

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Jul 06, 2018

Improving government management is one of the few remaining bipartisan endeavors in Washington. Whether a Democrat or a Republican is in the White House, the key tenets of recent management reform efforts tend to be similar, from overhauling the federal civil service to modernizing government’...

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Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: June 2018 CONFIDENCE IN GOVERNMENT ON NATIONAL SECURITY MATTERS: JUNE 2018

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Jul 06, 2018

A year ago, 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. It includes perceptions about government institutions and about the two major political parties’ h...

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Federal Spending Site Still Lacks Data After Revamp, Report Says FEDERAL SPENDING SITE STILL LACKS DATA AFTER REVAMP, REPORT SAYS

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Jul 06, 2018

A recently revamped federal website designed to make contract spending information publicly accessible is plagued with major data gaps, a watchdog group reports. A new version of the Treasury Department-run USAspending.gov, officially launched March 2, was designed to remedy missing or faulty inform...

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U.S. Immigration Policy under Trump Deep Changes and Lasting Impacts U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY UNDER TRUMP DEEP CHANGES AND LASTING IMPACTS

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Jul 05, 2018

From his earliest days in office, President Donald Trump signaled his intention to make taking a tough stance on immigration the rallying cry of his campaign a focus of his administration. Within five days, he issued a series of executive orders promising major changes to the U.S. immigration system...

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Celebrate the Advance of Freedom on Independence Day CELEBRATE THE ADVANCE OF FREEDOM ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

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Jul 05, 2018

This Independence Day liberty-loving Americans had much to be grateful for. In the first half of 2018, champions of freedom have accomplished some of the biggest victories in decades. As freedom advances and tyranny loses ground, the battle for the soul of America seems to be headed back in the righ...

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Trump’s Unseen Battle With the US Government TRUMP’S UNSEEN BATTLE WITH THE US GOVERNMENT

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Jul 05, 2018

President Trump is insisting on meeting Vladimir Putin one on one, without any aides present, according to CNN. Trump appears to have a special affinity for private meetings with Putin. When the two met last year in Hamburg, Germany they met first with only Rex Tillerson present on the U.S. side. Tr...

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President Trump PRESIDENT TRUMP'S 2018 INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE

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Jul 04, 2018

President Donald Trump shares Fourth of July message - President Donald Trump Weekly Address to the Nation.

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Nearly 14K immigrants to become citizens on July 4 NEARLY 14K IMMIGRANTS TO BECOME CITIZENS ON JULY 4

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Jul 04, 2018

Nearly 14,000 immigrants will become American citizens in more than two dozen naturalization ceremonies this Fourth of July. The thousands of immigrants, slightly fewer than last year, will take the oath of allegiance in 27 naturalization ceremonies held nationwide on Wednesday, according to ABC New...

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“Americanism, not globalism”: President Trump and the American mission “AMERICANISM, NOT GLOBALISM”: PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE AMERICAN MISSION

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Jul 03, 2018

From the end of the Second World War, the dominant current of American exceptionalism in the rhetoric and outlook of US presidents has been the belief that the United States has a special mission to redeem the world by extending liberty and democracy to all peoples. However, President Donald Trump i...

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Hospitality Sector: Immigrants Are Indispensable to U.S. Workforce HOSPITALITY SECTOR: IMMIGRANTS ARE INDISPENSABLE TO U.S. WORKFORCE

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Jul 03, 2018

This infographic focuses on immigrants in the U.S. hospitality sector, highlighting key facts about their demographics and role in our workforce.

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The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES (CFIUS)

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Jul 03, 2018

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency body comprised of nine Cabinet members, two ex officio members, and other members as appointed by the President, that assists the President in overseeing the national security aspects of foreign direct investment in t...

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Politicians Have Abolished the Abolition of Federal Agencies POLITICIANS HAVE ABOLISHED THE ABOLITION OF FEDERAL AGENCIES

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Jul 03, 2018

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and other prominent Democrats want to abolish the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency commonly known as ICE. Rep. Mark Pocan plans to introduce a bill that would eliminate the agency, which dates to the administration of George W. Bush. Whatever the merits of a...

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Democrats Object as Transit Grants Get the Gateway Treatment DEMOCRATS OBJECT AS TRANSIT GRANTS GET THE GATEWAY TREATMENT

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Jul 03, 2018

Critical rail and bus rapid transit projects could be collateral damage in the Trump administration’s crusade against the Gateway Project, Democratic appropriators said in response to a letter by the agency overseeing transit grants. The Federal Transit Administration sent a letter late Friday...

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President Trump Delivers Remarks at the Salute to Service Dinner PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS AT THE SALUTE TO SERVICE DINNER

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Jul 03, 2018

President Trump delivers remarks at the Salute to Service dinner in honor of the nation's military in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

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Grassroots Leadership Lessons from the Founders GRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE FOUNDERS

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Jul 03, 2018

When contemplating how to improve your advocacy results, it’s always wise to reflect on immutable advocacy truths those principles that, regardless of time and season, do not change. This time of year, it’s wise to remember the paragons of grassroots advocacy, the Founding Fathers, and h...

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State of Texas Recovery STATE OF TEXAS RECOVERY

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Jul 02, 2018

Texas Recovery Hurricane Harvey: Partnerships and Progress FEMA All totals as of July 2, 2018. 41 individual assistance counties designated. 53 public assistance counties designated. 41.5 thousand square miles of land mass impacted. Larger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island...

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THE FUTURE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE EUROPEAN UNION THE FUTURE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

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Jul 02, 2018

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 and begin to chart a new course in the world. The Government will have delivered on the result of the 2016 referendum the biggest democratic exercise in this country’s history. And it will have reached a key milestone in its pri...

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The NSA and the USA Freedom Act THE NSA AND THE USA FREEDOM ACT

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Jul 02, 2018

The National Security Agency has announced a startling failure in the implementation of the USA Freedom Act of 2015. According to a public statement released by NSA on June 28, the call detail records that NSA has been receiving from telephone companies under the Act are infected with errors, NSA ca...

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President Trump Meets with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands PRESIDENT TRUMP MEETS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE NETHERLANDS

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Jul 02, 2018

President Trump Meets with Prime Minister Rutte of the Netherlands where Trump Mentions the Election results in Mexico and his Supreme Court Justice Pick July 2, 2018.

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For Defense Conference Committee, Less Drama Than Last Year FOR DEFENSE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE, LESS DRAMA THAN LAST YEAR

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Jul 02, 2018

Several acquisition issues are in play as Congress prepares to begin work on its defense authorization conference committee, including commercial item simplification, the Pentagon’s delayed cloud computer contract, and contractor security clearances. Yet as they pertain to contracting and proc...

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Vice President Mike Pence Visits the President of Ecuador VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE VISITS THE PRESIDENT OF ECUADOR

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Jul 02, 2018

The US Vice President Mike Pence  met with President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, on the second leg of his Latin American tour Thursday. Pence repeated his call for Latin American countries to place pressure on Venezuela.

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Swearing-in Ceremony for the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

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Jun 30, 2018

President Donald J. Trump Participates in the swearing-in ceremony for the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie – in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC. USA.

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Trump’s Pitch for Increase in Border Funds Hits Wall in Senate TRUMP’S PITCH FOR INCREASE IN BORDER FUNDS HITS WALL IN SENATE

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Jun 29, 2018

President Donald Trump’s request for more border wall funds faces an uphill battle in the Senate, where even key Republican allies doubt they have the money or the support. The Senate Homeland Security spending bill already includes a generous amount, $1.6 billion, Senate Appropriations Chairm...

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Vice President Mike Pence Meets with the President of Brazil VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE MEETS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF BRAZIL

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Jun 29, 2018

On a visit to Brazil, Vice President Mike Pence sat down with Brazilian President Michel Temer Tuesday to address immigration issues stemming from Venezuela.

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Trump tightens the screws on Iran’s oil TRUMP TIGHTENS THE SCREWS ON IRAN’S OIL

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Jun 29, 2018

The Trump administration is pushing its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran into overdrive, with Tuesday’s announcement that the State Department is aiming to cut off all Iranian oil exports by November. As this move underscores, Washington has abandoned the fig leaf of diplom...

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A Democratic resistance plan on foreign policy A DEMOCRATIC RESISTANCE PLAN ON FOREIGN POLICY

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Jun 29, 2018

The past weeks in U.S. foreign policy have revealed how utterly ill-equipped this president is at pursuing our interests abroad or protecting the homeland. Consider the recent tumult: earning worldwide condemnation for separating families at the border, pulling the U.S. out of the United Nations Hum...

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Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES OMBUDSMAN

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Jun 28, 2018

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) administers an immigration benefits system that handles millions of applications and petitions annually. Americans and prospective Americans all have a stake in the proper administration of immigration benefits. While USCIS timely adjudicates the maj...

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TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT

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Jun 28, 2018

Human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, is a global threat that touches nearly every corner of the world. The State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report not only captures the challenges governments and societies face in fighting human trafficking, but highlights eff...

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SUMMARY OF THE 2018 WHITE HOUSE STATEFEDERAL STEM EDUCATION SUMMIT SUMMARY OF THE 2018 WHITE HOUSE STATEFEDERAL STEM EDUCATION SUMMIT

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Jun 28, 2018

Focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, including Computer Science, is of paramount importance to America’s future workforce and is the foundation to develop the necessary skills for the jobs that will allow the United States to continue to remain the globa...

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Challenges, Prize Programs, and the Opportunity for Government CHALLENGES, PRIZE PROGRAMS, AND THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GOVERNMENT

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Jun 28, 2018

Challenges and prize competitions are a severely underused tool that should be systematically instituted by governments in order to rectify the considerable problems and market failures that exist within the innovation system. After enjoying a series of dramatic innovation success stories during the...

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Managing Salesforce Environments for Government and Government Contractors MANAGING SALESFORCE ENVIRONMENTS FOR GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

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Jun 28, 2018

Salesforce Is A Cloud Service Provider (CSP) That Provides Both Software As A Service (Saas) And Platform As A Service (Paas) Offerings For Customers To Develop And Deploy Applications And Associated Data. The Salesforce Government Cloud Is Part Of Our Multi-Tenant Public Cloud Infrastructure And Is...

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Alternatives To Detention ALTERNATIVES TO DETENTION

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Jun 27, 2018

President Trump’s June 20 executive order replaces family separation with incarcerating families, potentially indefinitely. The executive order requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to incarcerate children with their families together during the pendency of any criminal improper e...

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President Trump Meets with the President of the Portuguese Republic PRESIDENT TRUMP MEETS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC

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Jun 27, 2018

President Donald Trump met with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at the White House ahead of his upcoming NATO summit. At one point, Trump even broached the subject of a political career for Portugal's soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Government Makeover Fans Look to Obama Era for Strategy GOVERNMENT MAKEOVER FANS LOOK TO OBAMA ERA FOR STRATEGY

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Jun 27, 2018

Republicans who want to expedite execution of President Donald Trump’s plan to merge several federal agencies are getting inspiration from an unlikely source: Senate Democrats under Obama. Senate Republicans are considering legislation that would reinstate the so-called president’s reorg...

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How the ballooning federal debt threatens U.S. defense HOW THE BALLOONING FEDERAL DEBT THREATENS U.S. DEFENSE

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Jun 27, 2018

On June 18, the Senate passed its version of 2019 defense authorization bill. Continuing the recent trend of raising defense spending, the bill proposes an $82 billion increase from 2017, resulting in an overall total defense budget of $716 billion. In an unusually bipartisan sign of cooperative gov...

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Land Owner Transparency Act White Paper: Draft Legislation with Annotations LAND OWNER TRANSPARENCY ACT WHITE PAPER: DRAFT LEGISLATION WITH ANNOTATIONS

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Jun 26, 2018

In Budget 2018, the B.C. government launched Homes for BC: A 30-Point Plan for Housing Affordability in British Columbia. This comprehensive plan to address the housing crisis includes new measures to tackle foreign and domestic speculation, close real estate and tax loopholes, protect renters, crac...

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Pa. proposal would boost overtime for half a million workers PA. PROPOSAL WOULD BOOST OVERTIME FOR HALF A MILLION WORKERS

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Jun 26, 2018

The Trump administration hasn’t acted yet on a stalled 2016 federal proposal to update U.S. overtime pay rules for the first time in 14 years. So, Gov. Wolf is pushing a proposal he says could boost overtime pay (or cut hours) for nearly half a million Pennsylvania workers by 2022. The state L...

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President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor PRESIDENT TRUMP PRESENTS THE MEDAL OF HONOR

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Jun 26, 2018

President Trump posthumously presented a Medal of Honor to Army intelligence officer First Lieutenant Garlin Conner for his bravery during World War II. Conner's widow, Pauline Conner, accepted the medal his behalf.

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The government won’t release records on housing migrant children so we sued THE GOVERNMENT WON’T RELEASE RECORDS ON HOUSING MIGRANT CHILDREN SO WE SUED

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Jun 26, 2018

Seven months ago, Reveal asked to see the agreements between the federal government and the companies it pays to house immigrant children. It took three months before we got a confirmation that our Freedom of Information Act request had been received, and four months after that, the government still...

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Who Should File as a Foreign Agent Is a Tough One to Figure Out WHO SHOULD FILE AS A FOREIGN AGENT IS A TOUGH ONE TO FIGURE OUT

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Jun 26, 2018

A $39 billion merger needed U.S. government approval, so executives of Germany’s Deutsche Telekom asked for guidance on staying on the right side of American laws requiring agents of foreign government to file disclosure reports. The Justice Department told the Deutsche Telekom officials they ...

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Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century DELIVERING GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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Jun 25, 2018

When America’s Founders wrote the Constitution, they laid out a clear vision for the United States Government: to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty. Moreover, they established Executi...

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Focus on Farm Policy FOCUS ON FARM POLICY

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Jun 22, 2018

The 115th Congress is faced with the important task of writing a new farm bill in 2018 to replace the current bill (The Agricultural Act of 2014; PL-113-79), which expires Sept. 30. The current five-year farm bill was estimated by the Congressional Budget Office to have a 10-year budgetary cost of $...

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Local government and cybersecurity Working with all the stakeholders LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CYBERSECURITY WORKING WITH ALL THE STAKEHOLDERS

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Jun 22, 2018

On the morning of March 22, Atlanta came under attack by cyber criminals who took the city government's data and systems hostage, demanding $51,000 in Bitcoin to decrypt the data. The ransomware attack was successful, and portions of the city’s digital infrastructure were compromised. Just...

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Protecting American Workers Duluth PROTECTING AMERICAN WORKERS DULUTH

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Jun 22, 2018

President Trump travels to Duluth, Minn., to join a roundtable discussion on Protecting American Workers. He said  about the discussion takes place just hours after President Trump signed an executive order ending the practice of family separation, which the administration had U.S. Customs and ...

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Trump’s Agency Shuffle Plan Faces Uphill Climb on Capitol Hill TRUMP’S AGENCY SHUFFLE PLAN FACES UPHILL CLIMB ON CAPITOL HILL

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Jun 22, 2018

The Trump administration’s plan to merge the departments of Labor and Education drew a cool reception among key lawmakers whose support would be critical to such an ambitious reorganization of the federal government. The proposal, released by the White House Office of Management and Budget tod...

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Two American Governments TWO AMERICAN GOVERNMENTS

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Jun 21, 2018

When it comes to transparency, there are two American governments. One is a democracy, and the other is a national security state.

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White House Agency Reorg Plan Touches Cyber, Service, Background Checks WHITE HOUSE AGENCY REORG PLAN TOUCHES CYBER, SERVICE, BACKGROUND CHECKS

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Jun 21, 2018

While the White House’s proposal to reorganize the functions of many Federal agencies made the biggest headlines today with major steps like the proposed merger of the Departments of Education and Labor, the lengthy proposal document released today also touches on a host of other significant i...

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How China’s Economic Aggression Threatens the Technologies and Intellectual Property of the United States and the World HOW CHINA’S ECONOMIC AGGRESSION THREATENS THE TECHNOLOGIES AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD

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Jun 20, 2018

The People’s Republic of China (China) has experienced rapid economic growth to become the world’s second-largest economy while modernizing its industrial base and moving up the global value chain. However, much of this growth has been achieved in significant part through aggressive acts...

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Trump Team Mulls Merger of Education, Labor Departments, Multiple Sources Say TRUMP TEAM MULLS MERGER OF EDUCATION, LABOR DEPARTMENTS, MULTIPLE SOURCES SAY

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Jun 20, 2018

The Trump administration is considering a merger of the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Labor, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the proposal. The plan, which would be part of a broader effort to overhaul the federal government, would require congressional approval. ...

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The Government Unjustly Separates American Families Too. But Shouldn’t That Make Us More Sympathetic? THE GOVERNMENT UNJUSTLY SEPARATES AMERICAN FAMILIES TOO. BUT SHOULDN’T THAT MAKE US MORE SYMPATHETIC?

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Jun 20, 2018

President Trump announced today that he would sign an executive order ending automatic separation of immigrant families that enter the country illegally, following days of public outrage over the practice. Not everyone is against these separations, however. A recent poll found that 97 percent of Dem...

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President Trump Signs an Executive Order PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER

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Jun 20, 2018

President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order that he says will keep together immigrant families who have been detained at the U.S. border.

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American Airlines tells feds not to use its planes to carry migrant children separated at border AMERICAN AIRLINES TELLS FEDS NOT TO USE ITS PLANES TO CARRY MIGRANT CHILDREN SEPARATED AT BORDER

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Jun 20, 2018

American Airlines asked the federal government Wednesday to “immediately refrain” from using the airline to transport immigrant children who have been separated from their families at the U.S. border. American said it has “no knowledge” whether migrant children separated from...

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President Trump Delivers Remarks to the National Federation of Independent Businesses PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS TO THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES

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Jun 20, 2018

President Trump delivers remarks at the National Federation of Independent Businesses 75th Anniversary Celebration.

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