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SAP S/4HANA 1809 Product Launch Video with Bert Schulze SAP S/4HANA 1809 PRODUCT LAUNCH VIDEO WITH BERT SCHULZE

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Sep 18, 2019

Bert Schulze, VP SAP S/4HANA Product Management & Co-Innovation, SAP SE, introduces SAP S/4HANA 1809. In his video, he explains how intelligence is achieved in the latest release, which tools can be used, and the benefits users can take advantage of when using SAP S/4HANA 1809.

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SAP Festival 2019: Innovation Talk by Tom Raftery - People, Planet and Profits SAP FESTIVAL 2019: INNOVATION TALK BY TOM RAFTERY - PEOPLE, PLANET AND PROFITS

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Sep 18, 2019

Few people have the ability to connect technology, business and people with as much insight and relevance as SAP evangelist Tom Raftery. During his Innovation Talk at the SAP Festival in Brussels, Tom highlighted the impact of new technologies on our personal lives and how enterprises need to be tru...

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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Jobs ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE FUTURE OF JOBS

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Sep 18, 2019

My role here at SAP is IoT Evangelist. It’s my job to go around and speak about how the Internet of Things is changing the way we live, work, and run our businesses. IoT Evangelist is a job title that didn’t exist 5 or 10 years ago – mainly because the Internet of Things wasn&rsquo...

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Seven reasons why the Internal Combustion Engine is a dead man walking SEVEN REASONS WHY THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE IS A DEAD MAN WALKING

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Sep 18, 2019

The age of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is over. Electric cars are the future. The transition has just begun, but the move from ICE vehicles to Electric will happen sooner and more quickly than most people suspect. What are the factors that lead me to say this with such confidence? However, ...

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

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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

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Sep 16, 2019

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

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

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Sep 16, 2019

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

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

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Sep 16, 2019

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

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

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Sep 16, 2019

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

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

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Sep 15, 2019

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

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

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Sep 13, 2019

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

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

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Sep 13, 2019

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

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

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Sep 13, 2019

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

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Afghanistan: America AFGHANISTAN: AMERICA'S TRILLION DOLLAR WAR

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Sep 13, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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Bigtincan Hub Overview BIGTINCAN HUB OVERVIEW

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 11, 2019

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

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

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Sep 11, 2019

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

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

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Sep 11, 2019

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

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

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Sep 11, 2019

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

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

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Sep 11, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 09, 2019

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

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The Modern Company Town THE MODERN COMPANY TOWN

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Sep 09, 2019

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

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

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Sep 09, 2019

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

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

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Sep 09, 2019

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

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

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Sep 09, 2019

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

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

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Sep 08, 2019

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

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

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Sep 07, 2019

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

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

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Sep 06, 2019

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

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

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Sep 05, 2019

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

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

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Sep 04, 2019

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

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Briefing with Special Representative Hook BRIEFING WITH SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE HOOK

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Sep 04, 2019

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

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

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Sep 04, 2019

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

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

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Sep 04, 2019

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

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

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Sep 04, 2019

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

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

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Sep 04, 2019

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

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

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Sep 03, 2019

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

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

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Sep 03, 2019

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

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

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Sep 03, 2019

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

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

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Sep 03, 2019

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

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

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Sep 02, 2019

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

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

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Sep 02, 2019

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

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

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Sep 01, 2019

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

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

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Aug 30, 2019

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

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

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Aug 29, 2019

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

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

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Aug 29, 2019

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

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

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Aug 29, 2019

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

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

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Aug 29, 2019

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

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

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Aug 29, 2019

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

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

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Aug 29, 2019

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

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

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Aug 28, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 25, 2019

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

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

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Aug 24, 2019

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

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

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Aug 23, 2019

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

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

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Aug 23, 2019

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

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

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Aug 22, 2019

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

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

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Aug 22, 2019

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

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

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Aug 22, 2019

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

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

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Aug 22, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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Trump TRUMP'S LATEST PLAN TO UNDERMINE SOCIAL SECURITY

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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Lionbridge Brand Video LIONBRIDGE BRAND VIDEO

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 19, 2019

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

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

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Aug 19, 2019

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

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

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Aug 19, 2019

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

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

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Aug 19, 2019

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

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

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Aug 18, 2019

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

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

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Aug 16, 2019

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

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National Mitigation Investment Strategy NATIONAL MITIGATION INVESTMENT STRATEGY

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Aug 15, 2019

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

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

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Aug 15, 2019

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

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

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Aug 15, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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2020 Content Marketing Spectrum 2020 CONTENT MARKETING SPECTRUM

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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The History of Content Marketing THE HISTORY OF CONTENT MARKETING

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 09, 2019

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

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

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Aug 09, 2019

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

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

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 07, 2019

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

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

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Aug 07, 2019

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

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

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Aug 07, 2019

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

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

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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Secretary Pompeo remarks from Australia SECRETARY POMPEO REMARKS FROM AUSTRALIA

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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President Trump Delivers Remarks PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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Government Scientists Are Censoring Themselves GOVERNMENT SCIENTISTS ARE CENSORING THEMSELVES

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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

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Aug 04, 2019

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

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

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Aug 04, 2019

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

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

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Aug 04, 2019

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

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Major Savings and Reforms MAJOR SAVINGS AND REFORMS

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Aug 03, 2019

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

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FY2020 BBG Congressional Budget Justification FY2020 BBG CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATION

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Aug 02, 2019

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

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

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Aug 02, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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Trade Talks Resume in Shanghai TRADE TALKS RESUME IN SHANGHAI

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 28, 2019

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

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

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Jul 28, 2019

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

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

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Jul 28, 2019

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

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

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Jul 28, 2019

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

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

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Jul 25, 2019

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

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

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Jul 25, 2019

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

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

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Jul 25, 2019

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

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

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Jul 25, 2019

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

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GETTYSBURG FLAG WORKS GETTYSBURG FLAG WORKS

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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The State of Democracy THE STATE OF DEMOCRACY

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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Mike Pompeo MIKE POMPEO'S HUMAN RIGHTS PROBLEM

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 21, 2019

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

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

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Jul 21, 2019

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

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

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Jul 21, 2019

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

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

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Jul 20, 2019

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

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

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Jul 20, 2019

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

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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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2019 Made in America Showcase 2019 MADE IN AMERICA SHOWCASE

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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Trump TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICIES ARE BETTER THAN THEY SEEM

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 14, 2019

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

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Science & Technology Highlights SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY HIGHLIGHTS

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Jul 14, 2019

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

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

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Jul 14, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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Trump’s Tax Returns TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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A Platform to Power Government A PLATFORM TO POWER GOVERNMENT

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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President Trump Delivers Remarks and Signs an Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS AND SIGNS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ON ADVANCING AMERICAN KIDNEY HEALTH

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Jul 10, 2019

President Trump addresses an Advancing American Kidney Health event, followed by the signing of an executive order.

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Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations In Brief TURKEY: BACKGROUND AND U.S. RELATIONS IN BRIEF

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Jul 09, 2019

The United States and Turkey have been NATO allies since 1952 and share some vital interests, but harmonizing their priorities has been particularly difficult in recent years. These priorities sometimes diverge irrespective of who leads the two countries, based on contrasting geography, threat perce...

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Transforming government with cloud technologies TRANSFORMING GOVERNMENT WITH CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES

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Jul 09, 2019

The cloud is ubiquitous. Whether we think about it consciously or not, almost all of us are using cloud services. That could be a music service such as Spotify, storage such as Dropbox, communications via Gmail, or a software-as-a-service application such as Salesforce. Cloud services touch all of o...

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What the British Government Really Thinks WHAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT REALLY THINKS

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Jul 09, 2019

A gaffe is when a politician recklessly tells the truth, Michael Kinsley once said. Sir Kim Darroch is not a politician. He is a diplomat. And the truth he spoke was not a gaffe. It was a leak. But it functions like a gaffe, a truth blurted out in a context in which it wasn’t supposed to be ut...

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WHAT MATTERS TO CANADIAN YOUTH? WHAT MATTERS TO CANADIAN YOUTH?

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Jul 09, 2019

At the 2019 Youth Summit in Ottawa, we asked the Prime Minister’s Youth Council, “What do you want to know about your generation?” We compiled data on the topics of most interest.

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Synthetic Identity Fraud in the U.S. Payment System SYNTHETIC IDENTITY FRAUD IN THE U.S. PAYMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 09, 2019

The U.S. payment system faces dynamic, persistent and rapidly escalating threats as technological developments in cybercrime make it easier than ever to commit payments fraud. Since 2015, the Federal Reserve has collaborated with a wide array of industry stakeholders to advance U.S. payments securit...

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President Trump Signs Executive Order on Affordable Housing Development PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

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Jul 09, 2019

President Trump has signed an executive order to help remove barriers to affordable housing development, making it easier for all Americans to find a home.

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President Trump Participates in a Bilateral Meeting with the Amir of the State of Qatar PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN A BILATERAL MEETING WITH THE AMIR OF THE STATE OF QATAR

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Jul 09, 2019

President Trump Participates in a Bilateral Meeting with the Amir of the State of Qatar.

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Kamala Harris supports segregation by supporting Israel KAMALA HARRIS SUPPORTS SEGREGATION BY SUPPORTING ISRAEL

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Jul 09, 2019

Senator Kamala Harris earned a big bump in the polls and gained credibility as a serious presidential contender after the first Democratic candidates debate last month. Much attention focused on her admonishing Joe Biden over the former vice president is praise for racists and history of opposition ...

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Senate Democrat releasing book on Trump admin SENATE DEMOCRAT RELEASING BOOK ON TRUMP ADMIN'S TREATMENT OF MIGRANTS AT BORDER

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Jul 09, 2019

Sen. Jeff Merkley is releasing a book on the treatment of refugees at the border next month, his publisher announced Tuesday. Titled America Is Better than This Trump is War Against Migrant Families, the book is described by Grand Central Publishing as a cry of outrage at the cruelty and chaos the T...

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Democratic Presidential Debates Underscore the Role of Reproductive Rights in the 2020 Election DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES UNDERSCORE THE ROLE OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN THE 2020 ELECTION

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Jul 09, 2019

After a wave of restrictive abortion bans were passed in the South and Midwest, several Democratic presidential candidates put their commitment to reproductive rights front and center in their campaign platforms. While Roe v. Wade makes clear that bans like these are unconstitutional, these latest a...

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How the Trump Administration Is Torpedoing Climate Science HOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS TORPEDOING CLIMATE SCIENCE

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Jul 09, 2019

Climate change is here, bringing extreme heat, extreme precipitation, flooding, wildfire, drought, more powerful storms and more. These and other manifestations of climate change, past and future, as well as their societal consequences, are described in the latest National Climate Assessment (NCA), ...

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President Trump Visits South Korea PRESIDENT TRUMP VISITS SOUTH KOREA

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Jul 08, 2019

President Donald J. Trump visits American and South Korean troops at the Korean Demilitarized Zone with South Korean President lvloon Jae-in.

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Disruption in Federal Contracting DISRUPTION IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING

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Jul 08, 2019

As the White House and federal agencies push to modernize and become more agile, the contracting environment is shifting to favor those better positioned to compete for multiple, smaller task orders – leaving incumbents to face tougher competition for remaining large opportunities and necessit...

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Fixing Democracy Infographic Series FIXING DEMOCRACY INFOGRAPHIC SERIES

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Jul 08, 2019

FairVote's Fixing Democracy series explores the roots of the most serious problems plagueing American congressional elections and how these problems can be solved. The three infographics below address the gridlock and polarization in Congress, the bias in congressional elections that has given o...

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Speaker Pelosi, seize the moment to make history on drug pricing SPEAKER PELOSI, SEIZE THE MOMENT TO MAKE HISTORY ON DRUG PRICING

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Jul 08, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has spent her entire life immersed in the Democratic Party, so she knows well the history of its leaders most momentous legislative accomplishments. Minor tweaks to a broken status quo are not on that list. President Franklin Roosevelt is New Deal is on the list. So is the...

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Senate to be briefed on election security Wednesday SENATE TO BE BRIEFED ON ELECTION SECURITY WEDNESDAY

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Jul 08, 2019

The Senate will get an election security briefing on Wednesday, as Democrats clamor for Congress to pass new legislation ahead of the 2020 election. Senators will have a closed door meeting with Trump administration officials, including briefers from the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and the ...

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Trump and Kim can’t fix the US-North Korea problem on their own TRUMP AND KIM CAN’T FIX THE US-NORTH KOREA PROBLEM ON THEIR OWN

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Jul 08, 2019

President Trump, in keeping with his personal brand of diplomacy, had tweeted an offer to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) just to “say hello.” Trump was on the Korean Peninsula over the weekend for a summit meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae...

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Trump Administration Decides to Retry Good Samaritan Scott Warren TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DECIDES TO RETRY GOOD SAMARITAN SCOTT WARREN

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Jul 08, 2019

I missed this last week, but federal prosecutors have decided to retry Scott Warren, a good Samaritan who works with No More Deaths to provide food, water and medical care to immigrants, after a jury failed to convict him the first time. Once again, if he’s convicted he faces up to 10 years in...

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President Trump Attends a Dinner Hosted By the Secretary of Treasury In Honor of the Amir of Qatar PRESIDENT TRUMP ATTENDS A DINNER HOSTED BY THE SECRETARY OF TREASURY IN HONOR OF THE AMIR OF QATAR

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Jul 08, 2019

President Trump dined with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft Monday night, less than five months after the billionaire businessman was charged as part of a South Florida prostitution investigation.

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Ivanka Trump Recaps WGDP at the 2019 G20 Summit IVANKA TRUMP RECAPS WGDP AT THE 2019 G20 SUMMIT

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Jul 08, 2019

The glaring disconnect between how President Donald Trump views his daughter’s diplomatic skills and how the rest of the world sees them came to a very public head this weekend thanks to a viral, cringeworthy of Ivanka Trump attempting to interact with world leaders at the G20 in Japan.

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2020 Vision: Election Security in the Age of Committed Foreign Threats 2020 VISION: ELECTION SECURITY IN THE AGE OF COMMITTED FOREIGN THREATS

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Jul 08, 2019

The entire national security establishment admonishes that threats to our election infrastructure are real. Foreign governments, foreign non-state actors, and domestic troublemakers have the capacity and desire to corrode the essential public belief that our election outcomes are true and reliable. ...

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How To Become President Of The United States Poster HOW TO BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES POSTER

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Jul 08, 2019

An election for president of the United States happens every four years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The next presidential election will be November 3, 2020.

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Congress back with lots to do, but little time for action CONGRESS BACK WITH LOTS TO DO, BUT LITTLE TIME FOR ACTION

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Jul 08, 2019

Lawmakers in the House and Senate return to Capitol Hill this week still facing a series of thorny political issues which have no obvious solutions, including how much money to spend for the government next year, what to do about President Trump is demands for action on illegal immigration, and a sc...

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SiriusDecisions B-to-B Fundamentals with Elisabeth Medaris SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B FUNDAMENTALS WITH ELISABETH MEDARIS

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Jul 08, 2019

At SiriusDecisions, we’ve created a b-to-b fundamentals course to help you build a strong foundation of knowledge and develop meaningful, ongoing relationships with customers.

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Buying Decision Process Framework THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B BUYING DECISION PROCESS FRAMEWORK

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Jul 08, 2019

Decisionmaking is a cognitive process defined by psychologists as the selection of a course of action from multiple alternatives (e.g. what to eat, where to shop). John Dewey, the pragmatic philosopher and psychologist, introduced the first decision process framework for consumer buying in his book ...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Marketing Automation Study Infographic THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B MARKETING AUTOMATION STUDY INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 08, 2019

Does the organization have a valid and agreed-upon process of what its revenue engine looks like?  Is the marketing function speaking the same language as the sales team? Or are they focusing only on the lead when sales is more interested in pre-qualified, early-stage opportunities? How can sal...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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President Trump Delivers Remarks Upon Departure PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS REMARKS UPON DEPARTURE

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Jul 07, 2019

The Greatest President of our lifetime talks to the press, as he ALWAYS does before jumping on Air Force 1. He works harder than every President we have ever had.  America is blessed to have this man in the White House.

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Most Sunday shows ignore Trump efforts to force citizenship question on census despite Supreme Court ruling MOST SUNDAY SHOWS IGNORE TRUMP EFFORTS TO FORCE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION ON CENSUS DESPITE SUPREME COURT RULING

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Jul 07, 2019

The Supreme Court ruled on June 27 that the Trump administration gave “contrived reasons” for the citizenship question, demanding that the administration “offer genuine justifications” for it first. Despite the ruling, Trump tweeted that he was “absolutely moving forwar...

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Could Nigel Farage be the next British Ambassador to the US? COULD NIGEL FARAGE BE THE NEXT BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO THE US?

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Jul 07, 2019

Leaked diplomatic cables are a hoot, aren’t they? The Mail on Sunday’s big scoop shows that Britain’s man in Washington, Sir Kim Darroch, has been briefing his government about President Donald Trump in much the same way as the average American news pundit on TV on speaks to his or...

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Salute to America 2019 - Lincoln Memorial SALUTE TO AMERICA 2019 - LINCOLN MEMORIAL

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Jul 05, 2019

President Donald Trump hosted a Fourth of July event Thursday called Salute to America. Despite some reports you might have seen on Twitter saying that almost no one attended, the attendance was actually quite significant.

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Weekly pay rates in the Irish Defence Forces WEEKLY PAY RATES IN THE IRISH DEFENCE FORCES

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Jul 05, 2019

The Irish government has been strongly criticised in recent years for the poor salary levels in the Irish Defence Forces which has prompted an exodus in personnel. Members of the Defence Forces have been struggling to pay their rent and support their families with the poor pay levels even forcing so...

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Do American DO AMERICAN'S APPROVE OF TRUMP'S 4TH OF JULY PLANS?

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Jul 04, 2019

The annual Independence Day celebrations are certainly going to look different this year with President Trump promising 2019 is going to be "the show of a lifetime". Trump is going to hold a speech from the Lincoln Memorial while there will be a military parade featuring armoured vehicles ...

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'GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT' RULE PROVIDES LESSON ON DEVELOPING POLICIES THAT STICK

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Jul 04, 2019

On June 28, the Department of Education rescinded gainful employment regulations, which was one of the most controversial and litigated of President Obama is higher education agenda. It is ironic that in a time when Republicans and Democrats agree on so few issues, the one issue where there is bipar...

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The citizenship question is off the census. Who wins? THE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION IS OFF THE CENSUS. WHO WINS?

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Jul 03, 2019

The 4th of July brings welcome news for all who look to a fair and accurate U.S. census as a pillar of our representative government. Despite last week’s Supreme Court’s decision to push the “citizenship question” issue down to lower courts for further ruling and President Tr...

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SinoTech: Xi and Trump Agree to Restart Trade Talks SINOTECH: XI AND TRUMP AGREE TO RESTART TRADE TALKS

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Jul 03, 2019

On June 29, President Trump held a press conference in Osaka, Japan, to review key issues discussed with his fellow world leaders at the G-20 summit, focusing much of his speech on his discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Most significantly, Trump announced that U.S. and Chinese officials ...

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Senate GOP raises concerns about White House stopgap plan to avoid shutdown SENATE GOP RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT WHITE HOUSE STOPGAP PLAN TO AVOID SHUTDOWN

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Jul 03, 2019

Senate Republicans raised concerns about a White House offer to use a one year stopgap funding bill to avoid a government shutdown starting in October if negotiators fail to reach a larger budget deal. Sen. Dave Perdue spearheaded a letter from 16 Republican senators Wednesday warning that a one yea...

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U.S. government staff told to treat Huawei as blacklisted U.S. GOVERNMENT STAFF TOLD TO TREAT HUAWEI AS BLACKLISTED

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Jul 03, 2019

A senior U.S. official told the Commerce Department’s enforcement staff this week that China’s Huawei should still be treated as blacklisted, days after U.S. President Donald Trump sowed confusion with a vow to ease a ban on sales to the firm. Trump surprised markets on Saturday by promi...

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Census 2020: Important Ruling for Democracy CENSUS 2020: IMPORTANT RULING FOR DEMOCRACY

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Jul 02, 2019

Summer break is here for the Supreme Court, but just before the nine justices hung up their robes they passed the hotly contested and anticipated 2020 census ruling. The Supreme Court ruled that requiring a citizenship question on the 2020 census does, in fact, violate minority rights, and therefore...

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Who’s pretending to be the government now? WHO’S PRETENDING TO BE THE GOVERNMENT NOW?

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Jul 01, 2019

The FTC’s latest Data Spotlight shows the surge in reports about government imposters. You know about the Social Security Administration (SSA) imposters who claim that your Social Security number has been linked to “criminal activity” and ask you to provide some information or mone...

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The Greatest Show on Earth: Trump THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH: TRUMP'S TRADE TALKS WITH CHINA

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Jul 01, 2019

Chinese officials are confident in their nation’s rise, but are nervous about China’s deteriorating relationship with the United States. Most of them are aware of America’s strengths and their nation’s weaknesses and have no interest in conflict. Left unsaid, but too obvious ...

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President Trump meets Chairman Kim at the DMZ PRESIDENT TRUMP MEETS CHAIRMAN KIM AT THE DMZ

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Jul 01, 2019

This weekend President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot inside of North Korea, a country the United States has not yet reconciled with since a ceasefire ended the Korean War in 1953. Trump heralded the meeting as “wonderful” and an “honor.”

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What the US and China each got out of the Trump-Xi meeting in Japan WHAT THE US AND CHINA EACH GOT OUT OF THE TRUMP-XI MEETING IN JAPAN

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Jul 01, 2019

Presidents Trump and Xi met on June 29, on the margins of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, continuing the practice of holding leader-level meetings at multilateral events whenever both the U.S. and Chinese leaders are present. Authoritative Chinese readouts of the meeting from official media have be...

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President Trump Attends the G20 Osaka Summit PRESIDENT TRUMP ATTENDS THE G20 OSAKA SUMMIT

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Jul 01, 2019

President Donald Trump traveled to the Japanese city of Osaka for the annual G20 summit with a lot on his plate. He met with Chinese President Xi Jinping as the yearlong trade war stalls.

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China lowers tariffs for America’s trade rivals CHINA LOWERS TARIFFS FOR AMERICA’S TRADE RIVALS

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Jul 01, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has led President Xi Jinping to cut “most favoured nation” (MFN) tariffs for Washington’s commercial rivals while giving them improved access to China’s 1.4 billion consumers. Between January 2018 and June 2019, China&r...

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President Trump Participates in a Signing Ceremony for H.R. 3151, The Taxpayer First Act PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN A SIGNING CEREMONY FOR H.R. 3151, THE TAXPAYER FIRST ACT

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Jul 01, 2019

President Donald Trump will have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence, receive his daily briefing and sign H.R. 3151, the Taxpayer First Act.

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President Trump Visits Osan Air Base in South Korea PRESIDENT TRUMP VISITS OSAN AIR BASE IN SOUTH KOREA

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Jul 01, 2019

President Trump on Sunday told airmen in South Korea that he wants the Air Force to hold on to the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft.

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A Financial Statecraft Strategy for the United States to Address the Rise of China A FINANCIAL STATECRAFT STRATEGY FOR THE UNITED STATES TO ADDRESS THE RISE OF CHINA

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Jul 01, 2019

For the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States finds itself in a great power competition, this time with China. In the post World War II era, this competition has many more, and more sophisticated, financial battlefields than in the past. In the field of sanctions, there ar...

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12 U.S. States Are Boosting Their Gasoline Tax Today 12 U.S. STATES ARE BOOSTING THEIR GASOLINE TAX TODAY

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Jul 01, 2019

Today, gasoline taxes are rising in a dozen U.S. states. The increase is particularly notable in Illinois given that the state hasn't altered its gas tax since 1990. It's bumping its gas tax by 19 cents to 38 cents a gallon. California is also among the states with increases and taxes in the...

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President Trump Participates in a Working Lunch with the President of the Republic of Korea PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN A WORKING LUNCH WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA

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Jun 30, 2019

President Trump Participates in a Working Lunch with the President of the Republic of Korea.

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The Trudeau government will do anything to keep Donald Trump happy THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT WILL DO ANYTHING TO KEEP DONALD TRUMP HAPPY

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Jun 30, 2019

From the sublime to the ridiculous, it would appear, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government will do anything to keep Donald Trump sweet. Consider the dissimilar cases of Meng Wanzhou and Stephanie Clifford. The first we won't allow to leave Canada, the second we won't allow to visit....

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President Trump Participates in a Meet and Greet with US and Republic of Korea Service Members PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN A MEET AND GREET WITH US AND REPUBLIC OF KOREA SERVICE MEMBERS

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Jun 30, 2019

President Trump Participates in a Meet and Greet with US and Republic of Korea Service Members.

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The Case for Optimism After the Trump-Kim Handshake Summit THE CASE FOR OPTIMISM AFTER THE TRUMP-KIM HANDSHAKE SUMMIT

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Jun 30, 2019

President Donald Trump secured another historic first in U.S. North Korea relations earlier today when he crossed into North Korean territory at Panmunjom before a brief meeting with Kim Jong un. The impromptu meeting planned in less than two days after Trump tweeted about wanting to meet with Kim e...

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The 1985 Case That Sets the Rules for How Government Can Treat Migrant Children THE 1985 CASE THAT SETS THE RULES FOR HOW GOVERNMENT CAN TREAT MIGRANT CHILDREN

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Jun 28, 2019

What are the basic rules that determine how immigrant children are treated in U.S. immigration detention? The Trump administration’s detention of migrant children in poor conditions along the U.S./Mexico border has repeatedly raised this question. The answer is a decades-old court case known a...

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Mexican government accused of doing little to help US asylum seekers MEXICAN GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF DOING LITTLE TO HELP US ASYLUM SEEKERS

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Jun 28, 2019

Mexico's president has written to the other G20 leaders to urge them to address the Central American migration crisis. Mexico is already giving refuge to more than 14,000 Central Americans which the US sent back across the border while it processes their asylum requests. This new and controversi...

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Most Searched: Before/After the 2nd Democratic Debate MOST SEARCHED: BEFORE/AFTER THE 2ND DEMOCRATIC DEBATE

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Jun 28, 2019

The second televised Democratic debate, involving the final ten 2020 candidates that qualified to take part, took place last night in Miami. The two candidates leading in the poll, Biden and Sanders both took to the stage and it was indeed this pair that got the most attention on Google before the d...

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

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Jun 28, 2019

President Trump said he is considering ways to resolve a problematic situation borne out of Turkey’s decision to purchase advanced Russian air-defense missile systems the Pentagon regards as a threat to North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s security.

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G20 Summit: Defining the future of global free trade G20 SUMMIT: DEFINING THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL FREE TRADE

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Jun 27, 2019

At the summit, the world leaders are to stand against U.S. President Donald Trump’s "America First" policy by espousing a vision of "more free trade".

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President Trump Participates in a Bilateral Meeting with the Chancellor of Germany PRESIDENT TRUMP PARTICIPATES IN A BILATERAL MEETING WITH THE CHANCELLOR OF GERMANY

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Jun 27, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday would cover a wide range of topics including trade, investments, West Africa, counter-terrorism and Iran.

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A Message from Brian Hook, U.S. Special Representative for Iran A MESSAGE FROM BRIAN HOOK, U.S. SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR IRAN

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Jun 27, 2019

A Message from Brian Hook, U.S. Special Representative for Iran.

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The Trump-Xi Summit and Beyond THE TRUMP-XI SUMMIT AND BEYOND

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Jun 27, 2019

It would be comforting to believe that an agreement between the United States and China that deescalates the current trade war and resolves a number of key problems between the two would restore tranquility and mutual harmony. But history tells us that frictions and occasional disputes between a ris...

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Political interference at DOJ threatens the rule of law, and Congress needs to act POLITICAL INTERFERENCE AT DOJ THREATENS THE RULE OF LAW, AND CONGRESS NEEDS TO ACT

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Jun 27, 2019

The depredations of the Nixon era led to a new norm in federal law enforcement that has been followed for most of the last half century the White House stays out of the Department of Justice is legal business. Every new administration including President Trump is has established policies that limit ...

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The Birkenbihl-Approach to Language Learning THE BIRKENBIHL-APPROACH TO LANGUAGE LEARNING

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Jun 27, 2019

Learners experience difficulties because even if vocabulary has been learned well, the words have been learned as individual units (e.g. “put” with several possible translations into the native tongue of learner) while now in context only one of these possibilities describes the meaning....

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BIRKENBIHL APPROACH: BRAIN FRIENDLY ACCELERATED LANGUAGE LEARNING BIRKENBIHL APPROACH: BRAIN FRIENDLY ACCELERATED LANGUAGE LEARNING

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Jun 27, 2019

Learners are supposed to pronounce right from the start. Either during the learning of vocabulary or during class (speaking the target language from the first moment). While this approach is believed to be particularly “modern” it is not brain-friendly. Consider that babies listen to lan...

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The Birkenbihl Approach of learing THE BIRKENBIHL APPROACH OF LEARING

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Jun 27, 2019

In the following video, Vera F. Birkenbihl and Katharina Schaffer, describe the 4 steps of brain-friendly language learning according to Birkenbihl, namely: De-Coding, Active Listening, Passive Listening and Activities.

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Easy Language Learning by Vera F. Birkenbihl – The Decoding Method EASY LANGUAGE LEARNING BY VERA F. BIRKENBIHL – THE DECODING METHOD

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Jun 27, 2019

Forget about cramming vocabulary: the best way to learn a language is by using decoding exercises. Translate a German sentence word-by-word into your native language – thus you will learn the word’s meaning as well as the language’s grammar. Decoding means to “decipher”...

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Evaluation of Diversity in Democracy: EVALUATION OF DIVERSITY IN DEMOCRACY:

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Jun 26, 2019

The Diversity in Democracy (DiD) Programme ran from July 2014 to March 2017 and was funded and delivered by the Welsh Government.

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President Trump Delivers a Statement Upon Departure PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS A STATEMENT UPON DEPARTURE

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Jun 26, 2019

President Trump Delivers a Statement Upon Departure. President Trump Speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition 2019 Road to Majority Policy Conference.

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Who Is Considered Electable? WHO IS CONSIDERED ELECTABLE?

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Jun 26, 2019

While most major polls show former Vice President Joe Biden the clear leader in the pack of 24 DNC primary candidates, Biden’s nearly 10-point lead against his closest competitors becomes non-existent when the question of electability gets taken out of the equation. Avalanche Strategy asked re...

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Can Xi and Trump Pause their Trade War in Osaka? CAN XI AND TRUMP PAUSE THEIR TRADE WAR IN OSAKA?

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Jun 26, 2019

US President Donald J. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping may agree to a temporary ceasefire in their ongoing trade war when they meet in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, but a full trade deal is unlikely, according to Bart Oosterveld, C. Boyden Gray fellow on global finance and growth and director of ...

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Jared Kushner Recaps the Peace to Prosperity Summit in Bahrain JARED KUSHNER RECAPS THE PEACE TO PROSPERITY SUMMIT IN BAHRAIN

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Jun 26, 2019

In a rare interview, senior Trump administration adviser Jared Kushner spoke about his involvement in the Middle East peace process and what the administration hopes to accomplish.

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No Spending Growth Restraint in Sight on Capitol Hill NO SPENDING GROWTH RESTRAINT IN SIGHT ON CAPITOL HILL

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Jun 26, 2019

Earlier this year the White House indicated that the U.S. government would spend over $4.5 trillion dollars by the end of the U.S. government is 2019 fiscal year on September 30, 2019. Unless something changes dramatically over the next three months the government is latest Monthly Treasury Statemen...

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Sharp Increase In H-1B Visa Denials SHARP INCREASE IN H-1B VISA DENIALS

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Jun 26, 2019

H-1B visa petitions for intitial (new) employment in the U.S. are being increasingly denied. That's according to a National Foundation for American Policy analysis found that the denial rate nationwide grew from 6 percent in FY2015 to to 32 percent in FY2019.

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China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States CHINA’S ECONOMIC RISE: HISTORY, TRENDS, CHALLENGES, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE UNITED STATES

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Jun 25, 2019

Prior to the initiation of economic reforms and trade liberalization nearly 40 years ago, China maintained policies that kept the economy very poor, stagnant, centrally controlled, vastly inefficient, and relatively isolated from the global economy. Since opening up to foreign trade and investment a...

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Can Trump Cut the Office of Personnel Management, or Any Federal Agency? CAN TRUMP CUT THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, OR ANY FEDERAL AGENCY?

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Jun 25, 2019

“Trump administration officials have put the Office of Personnel Management on the chopping block,” Fox News reports, “in an ambitious but controversial bid to reorganize the federal government.” OPM employees could be sent home “if Congress will not agree to their plan...

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

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Jun 25, 2019

President Trump presented the Medal of Honor on Tuesday to former Army Staff Sgt. President Trump said Bellavia demonstrated "exceptional courage to protect his men and defend this nation.

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Time for Congress to shut the door on President Trump TIME FOR CONGRESS TO SHUT THE DOOR ON PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RADICAL OFFSHORE DRILLING PLAN

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Jun 25, 2019

Last week the House of Representatives voted on several measures that would protect our coasts from offshore drilling. These amendments prevent federal dollars from being spent to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean and off Floridas Gulf coast. The strong bipartisan votes cu...

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Rent Is Becoming Unaffordable For Many U.S. Workers RENT IS BECOMING UNAFFORDABLE FOR MANY U.S. WORKERS

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Jun 25, 2019

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has published its latest "Out of Reach" report which shows that renting is becoming increasingly unaffordable for countless Americans. Its central statistic is the Housing Wage which is an estimate of the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to...

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President Trump Signs an Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in Healthcare PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ON IMPROVING PRICE AND QUALITY TRANSPARENCY IN HEALTHCARE

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Jun 24, 2019

President Trump signed an executive order Monday on price transparency in health care that aims to lower rising health care costs by showing prices to patients.

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This week: Congress set for clash on Trump THIS WEEK: CONGRESS SET FOR CLASH ON TRUMP'S BORDER REQUEST

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Jun 24, 2019

The House and Senate are set to take up competing bills this week that would provide President Trump more than $4.5 billion in new funding tied to the U.S.-Mexico border. The looming clash comes as Congress is expected to leave town at the end of the week for the Fourth of July recess, making it unl...

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Government Employment and Training Programs: Assessing the Evidence on their Performance GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS: ASSESSING THE EVIDENCE ON THEIR PERFORMANCE

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Jun 24, 2019

For the first time since the Government began tracking job openings nearly 20 years ago, there are more job openings in the United States than unemployed people looking for work. In fact, there are over 1.6 million more job openings than unemployed people. Because of the Trump Administration’s...

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President Trump Signs an Executive Order on Iranian Sanctions PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ON IRANIAN SANCTIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

President Donald Trump announced new sanctions against Iran Monday in part to retaliate after the downing of a US drone last week, with the punitive measures set to target Iran's Supreme Leader, military officials and its top diplomat, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Briefs Reporters TREASURY SECRETARY MNUCHIN BRIEFS REPORTERS

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Jun 24, 2019

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin detailed new sanctions on Iran following the recent downing of a U.S. drone and an oil tanker attack in the Gulf of Oman. His comments came right after President Trump signed off on the new sanctions.

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Donald Trump and the Politically Weaponized Executive Branch DONALD TRUMP AND THE POLITICALLY WEAPONIZED EXECUTIVE BRANCH

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Jun 24, 2019

There is no reason to doubt that in seeking reelection President Trump will consider once more breaking or skirting laws or ethical limits to win. He has already proclaimed a willingness to accept campaign support from a foreign government retreating only somewhat under public pressure. He rejected ...

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Why Content for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) WHY CONTENT FOR SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)

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Jun 24, 2019

If you’re in B2B marketing, I would challenge you to think outside the box and do things that no one else is doing. The higher you can stand, the smaller everyone else seems and the farther you can distance yourself from the competition to show: “Here’s exactly why you need to choo...

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Biggest B2B Marketing Challenges That We See Everyday as an Agency BIGGEST B2B MARKETING CHALLENGES THAT WE SEE EVERYDAY AS AN AGENCY

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Jun 24, 2019

One of the amazing blessings of getting to work at an agency is we get to see over 50 different companies and the challenges that they face. In today’s video, we’re going to talk about the biggest B2B marketing challenges that we see every day as an agency.

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DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO

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Jun 24, 2019

We believe that data-driven marketing shouldn’t be confusing. Every company should know what works for their campaigns in order to make more ROI-driven decisions. At Directive, we not only craft customized campaigns for your unique marketing objectives - we exceed those objectives and truly re...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

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Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an example, one of the main questions someone typically h...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even ...

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 24, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thin...

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FedEx sues U.S. government over FEDEX SUES U.S. GOVERNMENT OVER 'IMPOSSIBLE' TASK OF POLICING EXPORTS TO CHINA

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Jun 23, 2019

U.S. parcel delivery firm FedEx Corp on Monday sued the U.S. government, saying it should not be held liable if it inadvertently shipped products that violated a Trump administration ban on exports to some Chinese companies. The move came after FedEx reignited Chinese ire over its business practices...

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The Brexit scorecard THE BREXIT SCORECARD

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Jun 23, 2019

Zhou Enlai famously (albeit apocryphally) declared in 1972 that it was ‘too early to say’ what the impact of the French Revolution had been. It might, then, appear somewhat premature to raise the question as to whether Brexit has been a success. After all, the UK has not left the Europea...

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Lessons From a Year in the CVE Trenches LESSONS FROM A YEAR IN THE CVE TRENCHES

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Jun 23, 2019

A year ago, we, a former jihadi propagandist and the former director of intelligence at the New York City Police Department, launched something brand new in the United States—a homegrown nonprofit nongovernmental organization (NGO) dedicated to preventing and countering violent extremism (PVE/...

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THE NATIONAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN: 2019 UPDATE THE NATIONAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN: 2019 UPDATE

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Jun 21, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) holds tremendous promise to benefit nearly all aspects of society, including the economy, healthcare, security, the law, transportation, even technology itself. On February 11, 2019, the President signed Executive Order 13859, Maintaining American Leadership in Artificia...

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President Trump and The First Lady Participate in the Congressional Picnic PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE FIRST LADY PARTICIPATE IN THE CONGRESSIONAL PICNIC

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Jun 21, 2019

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcomed members of Congress and their families to the White House on Friday for a picnic on the first day of summer.

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86TH TEXAS LEGISLATIVE SESSION SUMMARY 86TH TEXAS LEGISLATIVE SESSION SUMMARY

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Jun 21, 2019

Texans need adequate relief from flooding and protection from future severe weather events. Significant funding is required to improve the state’s flood resilience following Hurricane Harvey and other flood events in recent years. Following and related to Hurricane Harvey, there were three dis...

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Do Americans Support Military Action Against Iran? DO AMERICANS SUPPORT MILITARY ACTION AGAINST IRAN?

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Jun 21, 2019

It has emerged that President Trump approved military strikes against Iran before pulling back at the last minute when planes were in the air and ships were in position. U.S. military and diplomatic officials were expecting strikes against several Iranian radar and missile sites in response to the d...

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7x Increase in Contract Signoff Speed Helps MNPS Purchasing Provide Better Service 7X INCREASE IN CONTRACT SIGNOFF SPEED HELPS MNPS PURCHASING PROVIDE BETTER SERVICE

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Jun 21, 2019

Metro Nashville Public Schools Are Experiencing Quicker Document Turnaround And Cost Savings With DocuSign’s Digital Transaction Management Platform. Using manual processes it was taking 85 days on average for the Purchasing Department at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) to obtain all si...

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What Republicans Need to Know as We Move Toward the 2020 Election WHAT REPUBLICANS NEED TO KNOW AS WE MOVE TOWARD THE 2020 ELECTION

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Jun 20, 2019

A first step will be “unlearning” every concept you have of “likely voters” in the context of the 2020 campaign. The demographic composition of the electorate will most closely resemble all registered voters, with a likely new record percentage of non-White voters.

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President Trump Welcomes Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada to the White House PRESIDENT TRUMP WELCOMES PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU OF CANADA TO THE WHITE HOUSE

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Jun 20, 2019

The Trudeau government’s controversial bill overhauling the approval process for major projects passed the Senate Thursday night, in a vote of 57-37. Bill C-69 will now go to Royal Assent.

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Can Biden hold onto his lead? CAN BIDEN HOLD ONTO HIS LEAD?

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Jun 20, 2019

As the first debate looms, former vice president Joe Biden holds a commanding lead in the race for the Democratic Partys presidential nomination. But unforced errors such as his remarks about segregationist senators James O. Eastland and Herman Talmadge threaten the core of his support the African A...

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The Jolt: A generational, geographic test for Joe Biden THE JOLT: A GENERATIONAL, GEOGRAPHIC TEST FOR JOE BIDEN

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Jun 20, 2019

Geography and a generational divide – never mind a Democratic presidential primary contest on the verge of a first series of televised debates – appear to be driving the backlash against former Vice President Joe Biden’s citation of his work with Southern segregationists as proof o...

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

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Jun 20, 2019

President Trump welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House Thursday afternoon for a bilateral meeting.

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Ivanka Trump Visits North Carolina with the American Workforce Policy Advisory Committee IVANKA TRUMP VISITS NORTH CAROLINA WITH THE AMERICAN WORKFORCE POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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Jun 20, 2019

Ivanka Trump and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross visited the Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub Tuesday morning as part of a workforce development visit.

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HOW TO REDUCE DROPOUT RATES FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION CANDIDATES HOW TO REDUCE DROPOUT RATES FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION CANDIDATES

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Jun 20, 2019

Passing a certification exam is a key milestone for many professionals. It can increase their salaries and help take their career to the next level. However, many professionals sign up for their certification exams, yet fail to follow through and actually take it. This year, a record number of candi...

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Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress NAVY AEGIS BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE (BMD) PROGRAM: BACKGROUND AND ISSUES FOR CONGRESS

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Jun 19, 2019

The Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) program, which is carried out by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Navy, gives Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers a capability for conducting BMD operations. Under the FY2020 budget submission, the number of BMD-capable Navy Aegis ships is projected t...

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Farm Policy: USDA’s 2018 Trade Aid Package FARM POLICY: USDA’S 2018 TRADE AID PACKAGE

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Jun 19, 2019

In early 2018, the Trump Administration citing concerns over national security and unfair trade Practices imposed increased tariffs on certain imported products in general and on U.S. imports from China in particular. Several of the affected foreign trading partners (including China) responded to th...

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President Trump Presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Arthur Laffer PRESIDENT TRUMP PRESENTS THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM TO ARTHUR LAFFER

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Jun 19, 2019

It was a big day, very important for a very important subject. Today it is my privilege to award our nation's highest civilian honor to the father of supply-side economics, Doctor Arthur Laffer.

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Vice President Pence Visits the USNS Comfort VICE PRESIDENT PENCE VISITS THE USNS COMFORT

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Jun 19, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence is in Miami Tuesday to help send off the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort on a medical assistance mission.

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The U.S. and China Remain Defiant in Their Trade and Tech Positions Ahead of the G20 Summit THE U.S. AND CHINA REMAIN DEFIANT IN THEIR TRADE AND TECH POSITIONS AHEAD OF THE G20 SUMMIT

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Jun 19, 2019

On Tuesday, President Trump tweeted that he had a good telephone conversation with President Xi and that the two would meet in Osaka during the G20 Summit, to be held at the end of the month. The tweet follows speculation as to whether the two leaders would meet at the summit and President Trump&rsq...

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Trump nominee confirmed to lifetime position as U.S. District Judge in North Florida TRUMP NOMINEE CONFIRMED TO LIFETIME POSITION AS U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE IN NORTH FLORIDA

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Jun 19, 2019

Allen Winsor an appellate judge in Florida whose nomination to U.S. District Court was fiercely opposed by a coalition of progressive groups was confirmed on Wednesday to serve as a district judge in the Northern District of Florida. Its a lifetime appointment for the 43-year-old Winsor a Tallahasse...

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The Price Conservatives Are Willing To Pay For Brexit THE PRICE CONSERVATIVES ARE WILLING TO PAY FOR BREXIT

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Jun 19, 2019

Much of the UK's Conservative Party is ready to do whatever it takes to secure Brexit, even if that means destroying their own party or tearing the country apart. Unfathomably, a YouGov poll found that 63 percent of Conservative Party members would rather Brexit took place, even if it resulted i...

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