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    CHINA ACCUSES U.S. OF MEDDLING WITH DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TIES

    May 24, 2019

    China’s Embassy in the Dominican Republic on Thursday accused the United States of trying to interfere in its relations with the Caribbean nation, condemning remarks it attributed to a U.S. official as “lacking in respect” to both nations. In a brief statement, the Chinese embassy ...


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    NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE VOTES TO MAKE TRUMP TAX RETURNS AVAILABLE

    May 23, 2019

    New York state’s legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that would make it easier for U.S. congressional committees investigating President Donald Trump to get access to his state tax returns. The Democratic-controlled state Assembly and Senate voted along party lines on the measure, which wou...


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    U.S. LAWMAKERS WANT TO HELP RURAL TELECOMS REPLACE HUAWEI, ZTE EQUIPMENT

    May 23, 2019

    A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday to provide about $700 million in grants to help U.S. telecommunications providers with the cost of removing Huawei equipment from their networks. The bill also moves to block the use of equipment or services from Chinese teleco...


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    OCASIO-CORTEZ SAYS IT IS TIME TO OPEN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY AGAINST TRUMP

    May 22, 2019

    U.S. Democratic Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday it is time for Democratic leaders to allow an impeachment process to start against President Donald Trump, saying the administration’s obstruction of lawmakers’ oversight efforts gives them no choice. House Speaker Na...


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    TRUMP EXPECTED TO PICK KEN CUCCINELLI FOR IMMIGRATION POLICY ROLE

    May 21, 2019

    President Trump is expected to name Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, a former attorney general of Virginia and an immigration hard-liner, as his choice to coordinate the administration’s immigration policies, a White House official confirmed on Tuesday. Mr. Trump has been considering creating an immi...


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    BOJ'S KURODA ISSUES FRESH WARNING OF BROAD FALLOUT FROM TRADE WAR

    May 21, 2019

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday warned that escalating U.S.-China trade tensions could hurt business sentiment and inflict widespread damage on the economy. Worries that the United States and China were digging in for a longer, costlier trade war weighed on markets, adding to heada...


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    TRUMP APPEARS TO CONFIRM CYBERATTACK AGAINST RUSSIAN ENTITY DURING MIDTERMS

    May 20, 2019

    President Donald Trump appeared to confirm that the United States had conducted a cyberattack against a Russian entity during last year's midterm elections in an interview aired Sunday on Fox News. "I would rather not say that, but you can believe that the whole thing happened, and it happe...


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    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OWES THE PUBLIC ANSWERS ABOUT ITS RESTRICTIONS ON HUAWEI

    May 19, 2019

    CHINESE TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant Huawei’s global influence has been steadily growing in recent years, and the U.S. government’s concern has been growing along with it. Fearing that the spread of Chinese-made cellphones, routers and other equipment may render Western countries, including ...


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    ORBAN SAYS HE DISCUSSED MISSILES AND NATURAL GAS WITH TRUMP

    May 17, 2019

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said he had discussed the purchase of mid-range air defence missiles at a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday. In the first bilateral meeting between the two leaders, Trump praised the Hungarian leader for his tough stance on immigration...


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    US SUSPENDS FLIGHTS TO VENEZUELA

    May 16, 2019

    The US Department of Homeland Security has announced the “immediate suspension” of commercial passenger and cargo flights between the US and Venezuela. “Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K McAleenan determined that conditions in Venezuela threaten the safety and security ...


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    HUAWEI WILLING TO SIGN 'NO-SPY AGREEMENT' WITH UK GOVERNMENT

    May 16, 2019

    Huawei has been in the spotlight in Britain recently after its Defense Secretary was fired for reportedly leaking information to The Telegraph about Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to stop Huawei from supplying core 5G equipment to British telecom services. Now, in a bid to appease critics wh...


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    MORE DEMOCRATS ACCUSE TRUMP OF INFLATING IRAN INTELLIGENCE

    May 16, 2019

    Amid a tense standoff between the United States and Iran, four lawmakers are sending a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump expressing concern that he was “inflating threats and bending intelligence” on Iran and leading the United States down a “path to another war in the Middle E...


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    WHITE HOUSE'S OPM-GSA MERGER BILL GIVES AN UNCONFIRMED APPOINTEE AUTHORITY OVER PERSONNEL RULES

    May 16, 2019

    The Trump administration on Thursday formally proposed to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management into the General Services Administration, sending legislative language to Congress that would move existing authorities from the OPM director to a non-Senate confirmed position within the White Ho...


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    US PULLS SOME GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FROM IRAQ

    May 15, 2019

    Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces. The U.S. State Department has ordered the pullout of the employees from both the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its consula...


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    UK'S MAY TO MAKE NEW PUSH ON HER BREXIT DEAL NEXT MONTH

    May 14, 2019

    British Prime Minister Theresa May will try again next month to secure Parliament's backing for a Brexit deal so that the U.K. can leave the European Union this summer, May's office said Tuesday. Downing Street said May intends to ask lawmakers to vote on a withdrawal agreement bill starting...


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    TRUDEAU'S 'ROBIN HOOD' APPROACH NOT HELPING CANADA'S ECONOMY BEFORE ELECTION: ECONOMISTS

    May 13, 2019

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s strategy to prioritize spending on the middle class at the beginning of his four-year term will not keep growth humming ahead of a general election in October, some economists said. Canada led the G7 with 3% growth in 2017, but the boost from fiscal sti...


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    PENTAGON ‘MATCHMAKERS’ AIM TO KEEP U.S. TECH FIRMS FROM TAKING CHINESE MONEY

    May 13, 2019

    The Pentagon is creating a matchmaking service to steer vetted venture capitalists toward small firms developing potentially valuable military technologies. It’s the Defense Department’s latest effort to block Chinese investment in such firms, and to deny Beijing access to tech that migh...


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    STAGECOACH SUES UK GOVERNMENT OVER PENSION-RELATED RAIL FRANCHISE BAN

    May 10, 2019

    A UK transport company is suing the government over its decision to ban it from bidding for three lucrative rail franchises. Stagecoach’s bids to run railway services on three routes in England were all rejected by the Department for Transport (DfT) after the company opposed a requirement to c...


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    TEAM TRUMP WANTS ANOTHER FOREIGN GOVERNMENT'S HELP FOR 2020

    May 10, 2019

    In 2016, the Trump campaign gladly accepted Russia’s help to defeat Hillary Clinton. And heading into the 2020 race, Rudy Giuliani is headed to Ukraine to push the country’s president to pursue an investigation into Joe Biden’s son, the New York Times writes. “We’re not...


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    TRUMP SAYS TALKS WITH CHINA TO CONTINUE AS TRADE WAR ESCALATES

    May 10, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that trade talks with China would continue even after Washington moved to hike tariffs on Chinese goods, avoiding the worst-case scenario of a complete breakdown in negotiations between the world’s two largest economies. Trump’s remarks, which w...


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    TRUMP'S SECRETARY OF STATE WARNED BRITAIN AND SAVAGED CHINA IN A STINGING ATTACK ON HUAWEI

    May 09, 2019

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has taken aim at both China and the UK as he ratcheted up the Trump administration's ongoing war on Huawei, the Chinese tech giant. Pompeo was in the UK on Wednesday, during which he took the opportunity to scold the expected decision of Theresa May's govern...


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    SENIOR MILITARY AND TRUMP OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON ESCALATE IRAN WARNINGS

    May 09, 2019

    Three days after President Trump’s national security advisor announced the president was sending U.S. warships and bombers toward Iran, senior military officials fanned out across Washington on Wednesday to sound the alarm, amid skepticism of the administration’s claim that a “cred...


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    FCC VOTES TO DENY CHINA MOBILE BID TO OPERATE IN U.S.

    May 09, 2019

    The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to deny China Mobile Ltd’s bid to provide U.S. telecommunications services and said it was reviewing similar approvals held by two other Chinese telecom firms. China Mobile, which is owned by the Chinese government, sought app...


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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS THREATEN TO WITHHOLD SOME FEDS' SALARIES OVER ADMINISTRATION'S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH INVESTIGATIONS

    May 08, 2019

    House Democrats on Tuesday threatened to withhold the salaries of select employees at three federal departments, citing the Trump administration’s failure to comply with requests for interviews. Officials at the departments of Justice, Commerce and Interior face the potential of withdrawn pay,...


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    PROGRESS ON THE RETIREMENT BACKLOG, AND A PANEL APPEARS SET TO CONSIDER SHUTDOWN BILLS

    May 08, 2019

    The Office of Personnel Management brought its backlog of pending retirement claims below 18,000 last month for the first time since September 2018. According to statistics released by OPM this week, the agency received 6,993 new claims in April, a decrease from the more than 10,000 new requests in ...


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    UK GOVERNMENT STARTS TO ACCEPT APPLE PAY AND GOOGLE PAY

    May 08, 2019

    The UK government has announced that it will now allow payments to be made with mobile phones through Apple Pay and Google Pay.  An initial trial of four government services being payable through Apple Pay and Google Pay has already been launched. Following the initial trial, it is planned to r...


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    WHITE HOUSE DEFIES CONGRESS ON MCGAHN SUBPOENA AS TRUMP BATTLES DEMOCRATS

    May 07, 2019

    The White House on Tuesday instructed Don McGahn, its former counsel, to refuse to comply with a congressional subpoena for documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry, intensifying a fight between President Donald Trump’s administration and Democratic lawmakers....


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    WALL STREET EXTENDS FALL AS U.S-CHINA TRADE WORRIES MOUNT

    May 07, 2019

    U.S. stocks slid more than 1 percent on Tuesday in a broad-based selloff led by technology shares, as escalating trade tensions between the United States and China triggered global growth fears and kept investors away from riskier assets. Beijing said on Tuesday that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will...


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    ONE STATE'S PROVEN STRATEGY FOR CIVIL SERVICE REFORM

    May 07, 2019

    Former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam initiated civil service reform in 2011, the first year of his two-term administration, and under his leadership the initiative was a solid success that is relevant at all levels of government.  The Republican former Mayor of Knoxville was a business executive p...


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    UK IS FIRST COUNTRY TO DECLARE STATE OF CLIMATE EMERGENCY

    May 06, 2019

    Following weeks of protests in cities all around the country, the United Kingdom has become the first country in the world to declare a state of environment and climate emergency.  The United Kingdom has declared a state of environment and climate emergency, the first country in the world to do...


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    TRUMP DISCUSSES NORTH KOREA WITH JAPAN'S ABE AFTER TESTS

    May 06, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had spoken with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea and trade after North Korea raised doubts about the future of denuclearization dialogue with new weapons tests. In a tweet, Trump described his talk with Abe, a close ally, as a “...


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    FED UP CANADA TELLS U.S. TO HELP WITH CHINA CRISIS OR FORGET ABOUT FAVORS

    May 05, 2019

    Canada is leaning on the United States to help settle a dispute with China, which has started to block imports of vital Canadian commodities amid a dispute over a detained Huawei executive. In a sign of increasing frustration at what it sees as a lackluster U.S. response, Prime Minister Justin Trude...


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    AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SOURCES BLAST US OFFICIAL WHO DESCRIBED US-CHINA CLASH AS A RACE CONTEST

    May 03, 2019

    Australian policymakers have criticised controversial comments from a Trump Administration official who cast the brewing geopolitical contest between the US and China as a clash of different races. The director of policy planning at the State Department, Kiron Skinner, said China posed an economic a...


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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SET TO IMPOSE DUTIES ON YARN FROM CHINA, INDIA

    May 02, 2019

    In another example of the Trump administration’s aggressive enforcement of U.S. trade law, the Department of Commerce is poised to begin collecting countervailing and antidumping duties on polyester-textured yarn imported from China and India. The move comes after two major U.S.-based syntheti...


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    EXPLAINER: HOW POWERFUL ARE U.S. CONGRESS SUBPOENAS, CONTEMPT CITATIONS?

    May 02, 2019

    U.S. House Democrats threatened on Thursday to hold Attorney General William Barr in “contempt of Congress” for not complying with a subpoena to hand over an unredacted version of the Mueller report. What does that mean? Congress does not arrest and detain people for ignoring its subpoen...


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    BIDEN'S RISE IN 2020 RACE CATCHES TRUMP'S EYE, UNNERVES HIS ALLIES

    May 02, 2019

    Joe Biden’s rapid emergence as front-runner in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination has caught the attention of President Donald Trump and unnerved some of his allies, who believe Biden is a potentially dangerous rival. Biden soared from “will-he-or-won’t-he-run...


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    STATES, TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FILE ARGUMENTS AGAINST ‘OBAMACARE’

    May 01, 2019

    A coalition of states and the Trump administration on Wednesday submitted their arguments against the federal health care law, arguing Congress’ elimination of the law’s tax penalty in 2017 not only made the provision unconstitutional but the entirety of “Obamacare” as well. ...


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    MEXICAN SENATE PASSES LABOR BILL, KEY TO APPROVING NEW NAFTA

    Apr 30, 2019

    Mexico’s Senate approved a bill to strengthen the rights of trade unions on Monday, one of the final steps toward enacting a law that Democratic U.S. lawmakers have insisted must pass before they can proceed to a vote on the revamped North American trade pact. The bill, which was passed by the...


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    UNION VOWS TO FIGHT HHS EFFORT TO IMPLEMENT PARTIAL CONTRACT, INCLUDING TELEWORK CUTS

    Apr 30, 2019

    The Health and Human Services Department is preparing to implement a partial collective bargaining agreement with a federal employee union later this week, setting the stage for a legal battle between labor and management. On April 1, the Federal Service Impasses Panel, an independent agency tasked ...


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    LATEST EFFORT TO OVERHAUL THE POSTAL SERVICE HITS NEW SNAG

    Apr 30, 2019

    Lawmakers voiced frustration on Tuesday with U.S. Postal Service leadership for holding up a sweeping reform they have failed to pass for nearly a decade, blaming a lack of legislative progress on the agency’s inability to provide a business plan to Congress. Members of both major political pa...


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    LAWMAKERS DEBATE FUTURE OF LOAN RELIEF FOR PUBLIC WORKERS

    Apr 29, 2019

    In 2007, the U.S. government made a promise to public service workers: Make 10 years of payments on their federal student loans and any remaining debt would be erased. But officials have largely failed to deliver.  And that's left lawmakers questioning whether to end the program or try to f...


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    AUSTRALIA'S OPPOSITION LABOR LEAD OVER GOVERNMENT SLIPS AHEAD OF ELECTION: POLL

    Apr 29, 2019

    The opposition Labor Party’s lead over Australia’s conservative coalition government narrowed further, while a minor right-wing party gained support, a closely watched opinion poll showed on Monday ahead of a general election on May 18. The Newspoll was released on the day that early vot...


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    SCOTTISH BUSINESSES AFTER BREXIT: UK GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR INPUT

    Apr 29, 2019

    The UK government and Scottish Chamber of Commerce have issued a call to Scottish businesses to make their views heard on post-Brexit trade agreements. The Scottish Chamber of Commerce will act as a representative for businesses across Scotland on the newly-formed Strategic Trade Advisory Group, cha...


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    UK GOVERNMENT ADVISERS TO RECOMMEND NET ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2050

    Apr 28, 2019

    The UK’s chief advisory body on climate change will recommend the government legislates to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, by far the toughest binding target for any big economy. The Committee on Climate Change, which is to publish its keenly awaited recommendations this w...


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    FACTBOX: TRUMP STONEWALLS HOUSE DEMOCRATS ON MULTIPLE PROBES

    Apr 26, 2019

    President Donald Trump is flatly refusing to cooperate in numerous U.S. congressional probes of himself and his administration, taking a defiant stance that could trigger protracted court fights with House of Representatives Democrats. In an unprecedented step, the Trump administration has filed a l...


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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS DEMAND DOCUMENTS ON TRUMP'S DHS PURGE

    Apr 26, 2019

    The chairmen of three U.S. House committees sought documents on Thursday related to recent Trump administration firings of top Department of Homeland Security officials, escalating tensions between congressional Democrats and the White House over immigration policy. U.S. Representatives Elijah Cummi...


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    VISA REJECTIONS FOR TECH WORKERS SPIKE UNDER TRUMP

    Apr 25, 2019

    IN NOVEMBER OF 2018, Usha and her husband Sudhir received the news they never expected: the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services declined to extend Usha’s work visa, meaning the couple and their daughter would have 180 days to leave the country before the US government would cons...


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    U.S. BIOFUEL TRADE GROUP ASKS JUDGE TO HALT NEW EPA SMALL REFINERY WAIVERS: DOCUMENTS

    Apr 25, 2019

    A U.S. biofuels trade group asked a federal court on Wednesday to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from giving refiners new waivers from the country’s biofuels law until the agency reverts to the tougher criteria it used to assess applications before Donald Trump’s presidency, ac...


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    KENYA’S FOREIGN TRADE DISPUTES COSTLY - EXPERTS

    Apr 25, 2019

    Kenya spends at least Sh500 million in defending a single case filed by investors at international courts under the Bilateral Investment Treaties, according to a regional trade negotiation institute. The Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) and EcoNews A...


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    TRUMP JUST CONFIRMED HIS ADMINISTRATION IS LYING IN CENSUS CASE

    Apr 25, 2019

    The Census Act requires the federal government to get a rough count of the U.S. population every ten years using the best available tools and techniques. The Trump administration says that to fulfill this duty in 2020, it will need to add a new question to the Census one that asks respondents to dis...


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    TRUMP PLAN DOESN'T INCLUDE JORDAN-PALESTINIAN UNION: U.S. ENVOY

    Apr 24, 2019

    An architect of a still-secret U.S. plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict took to Twitter again on Wednesday to disclose another element that it would not contain - a confederation with neighboring Jordan. U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, had already tw...


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    PENCE STUMPS IN MICHIGAN FOR NEW TRADE DEAL, TRUMP’S RE-ELECTION

    Apr 24, 2019

    Vice President Mike Pence made a trip through Southeast Michigan Wednesday morning, touring the Dearborn Ford auto plant before appearing after a panel of auto industry executives in Taylor to advocate for a new North American trade deal. Pence’s remarks hit familiar notes, lavishly praising P...


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    NETANYAHU WANTS TO NAME A NEW GOLAN HEIGHTS SETTLEMENT AFTER TRUMP

    Apr 24, 2019

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country may soon name a new community in the Golan Heights region after President Trump. Breaking with long-standing worldwide consensus last month, Trump officially recognised Israel's annexation of the strategic plateau that it seized from Syr...


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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS WRESTLE WITH WHITE HOUSE OVER INVESTIGATIONS

    Apr 24, 2019

    The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump's tax returns. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House ...


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    TRUMP'S IRAN SANCTIONS ARE 'THE ULTIMATE HIGH WIRE ACT FOR OIL PRICES,' ANALYSTS SAY

    Apr 24, 2019

    As President Donald Trump moves to shut Iran out of the oil market, other top producers are facing output disruptions. And analysts say higher energy costs could be felt by consumers as soon as this summer. The Trump administration said Monday it would not renew waivers that had shielded eight count...


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    WHAT THE SUPREME COURT SAID ABOUT THE 2020 CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION

    Apr 24, 2019

    The fight over the Trump administration’s effort to add a citizenship question to the next census a push that has given the constitutionally mandated decennial count an unusually emotional charge has reached the U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday, the court’s justices heard oral arguments in...


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    TOP U.S. OFFICIALS TO HOLD TRADE TALKS IN CHINA NEXT WEEK

    Apr 23, 2019

    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for trade talks beginning on April 30, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday. It said Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, who will lead the Beijing talks for China, will also travel to Washingt...


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    CHINA SHOWS OFF NEW DESTROYER AS XI VIEWS NAVAL PARADE

    Apr 23, 2019

    China showed off the first of its new generation of guided missile destroyers on Tuesday as President Xi Jinping reviewed a major naval parade through mist and rain to mark 70 years since the founding of China’s navy. Xi is overseeing a sweeping plan to refurbish the People’s Liberation ...


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    SPANISH GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES CLASH OVER CATALONIA

    Apr 23, 2019

    The main candidates in Spain’s general election on Monday clashed over how to handle Catalonia’s independence drive, accusing each other of lying in a tense television debate that left questions open on what coalition deals could be struck. Spain’s parliamentary election on April 2...


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    US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO MAKE STATE VISIT TO UK IN JUNE

    Apr 23, 2019

    US President Donald Trump is to make a state visit to the UK in June, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. Trump and his wife Melania will be guests of the Queen during the three-day visit, which begins on June 3. The long-awaited state visit comes more than two years after Prime Minister Theresa May of...


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    WHITE HOUSE TELLS OFFICIAL NOT TO COMPLY WITH DEMOCRATIC SUBPOENA

    Apr 23, 2019

    The White House has instructed a former official who was in charge of the security clearance process to not comply with a House subpoena demanding his appearance for an interview, the latest move by the Trump administration to thwart Democratic-led investigations into all aspects of the presidency. ...


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    MEDICARE’S FISCAL OUTLOOK DETERIORATES AS 2026 FUNDING CLIFF LOOMS, TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS

    Apr 22, 2019

    Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is set to run out of money by 2026, as lower tax revenue and higher payments to medical providers have helped weaken the long-term fiscal outlook of the health care program for America’s senior citizens, the Trump administration said on Monday. Me...


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    TRUMP SUES IN BID TO BLOCK CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA OF FINANCIAL RECORDS

    Apr 22, 2019

    President Donald Trump sued his own accounting firm and the Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee at the same time on Monday, April 22, - trying an unusual tactic to stop the firm from giving the committee details about Trump's past financial dealings. The suit, filed in federal c...


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    WHY HUD WANTS TO RESTRICT ASSISTANCE FOR IMMIGRANTS

    Apr 22, 2019

    The Trump administration is targeting immigrants with a new policy—this time, by seeking to restrict housing assistance for families with mixed-citizenship status. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a new rule that seeks to vet all members of fami...


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    JAPAN PM ABE'S RULING BLOC SUFFERS RARE LOSSES IN TWO BY-ELECTIONS

    Apr 22, 2019

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc suffered two rare losses in by-elections on Sunday in an apparent warning from voters not to get complacent ahead of a national election for parliament’s upper house later this year. The defeats in a lower house by-election in Osaka, weste...


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    VICE CHIEF OF UK DEFENCE STAFF TALKS BREXIT, BUDGET AND LITTORAL SHIPS

    Apr 22, 2019

    The United Kingdom’s defense plans are at an inflection point. This September, a major government review will lay out its budget for the next several years. The government recently announced plans for a new littoral fleet, while also buying a series of expensive American-made airplanes. And lo...


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    WARREN UNVEILS $640 BILLION COLLEGE DEBT FORGIVENESS PLAN

    Apr 22, 2019

    Democrat Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt for millions of Americans, part of a sweeping set of education funding proposals announced as she and other presidential candidates seek to differentiate themselves in a sprawling field. The Massachusetts senator sa...


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    FOCUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE: FOOD MAJORS TO US GOVERNMENT

    Apr 19, 2019

    Four food brands are pushing the government of the United States of America (US) for a stronger climate change policy. Climate change is impacting the growth of raw materials used for producing a food product  natural disasters like flooding, heat waves and drought are ruining crops across the ...


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    SCHOLAR PREDICTS GOVERNMENT REFORM COULD MOTIVATE 2020 VOTERS

    Apr 19, 2019

    Themes for the off-and-running 2020 election campaign will clearly include standbys like the economy and immigration as well as fresh controversies over President Trump’s conduct and governing style. But new research on voter attitudes toward Washington suggests a new alignment that could plac...


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    U.S. GOVERNMENT LOST NEARLY $40 BILLION IN TAX REVENUE BECAUSE OF OPIOID CRISIS

    Apr 18, 2019

    The opioid epidemic is costly for a myriad of reasons, and now researchers have found that it may have affected both federal and state government tax revenues. According to a study conducted by researchers from Penn State University, the opioid crisis has led to a great deal of unemployment, which m...


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    SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE TO BLAME FOR UNFILLED POSTS IN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

    Apr 18, 2019

    Those trying to blame President Donald Trump for the fact that so many posts within the executive branch are being filled by “acting” officials are shifting the blame in the wrong direction. The problem lies in the Senate, where Democrats have waged an unprecedented campaign to prevent h...


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    TRUMP’S IRAN STRATEGY COLLIDES WITH OIL MARKET REALITIES

    Apr 18, 2019

    The Trump administration must decide by May 2 whether to allow Iran to continue exporting crude oil a decision with huge implications for Washington’s Iran strategy and the oil market. The big picture: Since withdrawing from the nuclear deal last May, the U.S. has steadily ratcheted up economi...


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    DONALD TRUMP’S TRADE WAR WITH CHINA ISN’T A WIN

    Apr 18, 2019

    In March 2018, President Donald Trump uttered his famous declaration that “trade wars are good and easy to win”. A little more than a year later, it looks as if Trump is losing the trade war he started with China. The tariffs that Trump slapped on Chinese goods and the additional tariffs...


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    THE US GOVERNMENT REALLY DOESN’T WANT CHINA’S LARGEST CARRIER TO COME TO THE US

    Apr 17, 2019

    In a statement released today on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) website, FCC chairman Ajit Pai said that he opposes China Mobile’s attempt of becoming a U.S. telecommunications provider. The largest telecommunications provider and carrier in the world, China Mobile submitt...


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    UNDER TRUMP, IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT DOMINATES HOMELAND SECURITY MISSION

    Apr 17, 2019

    Built on a hill in Southeast Washington, the new $5 billion headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security has a commanding view of the nation’s capital, a sentry post meant to symbolize DHS’s role as protector of the United States. But as thousands of DHS employees relocate to the ...


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    FORMER U.S. INTERIOR SECRETARY ZINKE JOINS MINE EXPLORATION FIRM'S BOARD

    Apr 17, 2019

    Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who stepped down in December amid ethics investigations, has joined the board of junior mining exploration company U.S. Gold Corp, the company said on Tuesday. Zinke, who ran the Interior Department, which oversees America’s vast public lands, aggress...


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    U.S. RESTRICTIONS ON QATAR AIRWAYS COULD LEAD TO UNRAVELING OF AVIATION AGREEMENTS: AIRLINES

    Apr 17, 2019

    The U.S. government should not restrict Qatar Airways or Air Italy from flying to the United States because it may lead to the unraveling of other aviation agreements around the world, three U.S. airlines said in a letter to officials on Wednesday. Washington is scrutinizing state-owned Qatar Airway...


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    TRUMP’S WAR ON GOVERNMENT IS GOING SWIMMINGLY

    Apr 17, 2019

    When Donald Trump ran for president, many in the Republican Party worried about the depths of his commitment to ideological conservatism in particular whether he truly had a desire to shrink government. After all, he would sometimes blurt out promises to not cut Medicare or Social Security, and his ...


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    BRAZIL GOVERNMENT PLEDGES TO KEEP HAND OFF PETROBRAS

    Apr 16, 2019

    Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s market-based diesel pricing policy remains unchanged and Brazil’s president has no intention of meddling in Petrobras’ internal affairs, high-ranking government officials said on Tuesday. A call by President Jair Bolsonaro last week to the chief executive o...


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    EX-MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR CHALLENGES TRUMP IN 2020 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL RACE

    Apr 16, 2019

    Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld announced his candidacy on Monday to challenge President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. Weld, 73, who served two terms as governor, from 1991-1997, enters as a long-shot candidate against an incumbent president who has remained p...


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    TRUMP'S BATTLE WITH SANCTUARY CITIES IS THE NEXT PHASE OF HIS CONFRONTATION WITH URBAN AMERICA

    Apr 16, 2019

    President Donald Trump's threats to relocate undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers to "sanctuary cities" capture his determination to constantly press the boundaries of law and morality with hardline immigration policies. But it may reveal even more about his political posture tow...


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    TRUMP’S ‘AMERICA FIRST’ AND THE H-1B VISA CAP

    Apr 16, 2019

    The recent announcement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that it has already received enough applications for H-1B visas to meet the Congressionally-mandated cap of 65,000 visas for the financial year 2020 took many by surprise and broke even more hearts. What is more surprisin...


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    SLUMPING INDIA’S TRADE PRIVILEGE COULD HIT US CONSUMERS, SAYS SENATOR

    Apr 16, 2019

    Trump Administration’s retaliatory plan to conclude the preferential duty-free imports of up to 5.6 billion worth of Indian goods, a privilege widely known as GSP (Generalized System of Preferences), could raise costs of Indian goods for American customers, two US Senator had stated in US trad...


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    DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE KAMALA HARRIS RELEASES 15 YEARS OF TAX RETURNS

    Apr 15, 2019

    Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris released on Sunday 15 years of tax returns through 2018, offering the most complete look to date at a presidential candidate’s finances. Harris held public office during the years 2004 through 2018. With her husband, Douglas Emhoff, an attorney, she had a ...

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    U.S. HAS NO TIMELINE FOR CHANGE IN VENEZUELA GOVERNMENT, OFFICIAL SAYS

    Apr 15, 2019

    The United States has no timeline for a change in government in Venezuela, a U.S. top official said, but is certain embattled President Nicolas Maduro will not remain in power. Washington has imposed a raft of sanctions against Maduro’s government in an attempt to pressure him out of power and...


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    DEMOCRATS FEUD OVER DRUG PRICING POLICY, AS PROGRESSIVES PUSH PRAGMATISTS TO BE BOLDER

    Apr 15, 2019

    Democratic leadership and the party’s progressive flank are feuding over how best to lower drug prices. In recent weeks, tensions between the two camps have escalated, and some fights have even spilled into public view. In a high-profile tug of war, lawmakers hoping to strike an accord with th...


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    THE TRUTH ABOUT U.S. TAXES IS THAT THEY AREN’T HIGH ENOUGH

    Apr 15, 2019

    Monday being tax day, it’s only proper to deliver an important home truth to American taxpayers: You don’t pay enough. That isn’t a reference to the hoary old questions about whether corporations and the rich pay their fair share (they don’t, but more on that in a moment). It...


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    TRUMP CAMPAIGN HAS UNRIVALLED FUNDS BEFORE US ELECTION

    Apr 15, 2019

    President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is set to report that it raised more than $30m in the first quarter of 2019, edging out his top two Democratic rivals combined, according to The Associated Press news agency. The haul brings the campaign's cash-on-hand to $40.8m, an unprecedented...


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    AMID TRADE WAR FEARS, EU OVERRULES FRANCE AND GREEN LIGHTS TALKS WITH USA

    Apr 15, 2019

    The EU's 28 member states had struggled for months to agree on a mandate to open the talks, with some fearing the delay would restart a trade war with US President Donald Trump. But EU ministers meeting in Luxembourg approved a mandate to negotiate "an agreement limited to the elimination o...


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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS SUBPOENA DEUTSCHE BANK IN TRUMP INVESTIGATION

    Apr 15, 2019

    House Democrats on Monday issued a subpoena to the German lender Deutsche Bank seeking information on President Donald Trump’s finances, a major escalation of their investigation into his business dealings. In addition to the Deutsche Bank subpoena, House Democrats subpoenaed other banks ...


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    ON POMPEO'S LATIN AMERICA VISIT, VENEZUELA CRISIS AND CHINA TRADE LOOM LARGE

    Apr 12, 2019

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday began a three-day visit to Chile, Paraguay and Peru, a clutch of fast-growing countries in a region where China’s growing presence is a concern for Washington and Venezuela’s crisis has escalated. It will be the first time since 1965 that a U...


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    TRUMP TO HOLD EVENT FRIDAY ON 5G, RURAL BROADBAND -WHITE HOUSE

    Apr 12, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump is set to hold a White House event on Friday with the country’s top communications regulator on next-generation 5G wireless networks and efforts to boost rural broadband internet access. A White House spokesman confirmed that Federal Communications Commission Chairm...


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    TRUMP GIVES 2020 DEMOCRATS A NATIONAL-SECURITY ‘OPPORTUNITY,’ SAYS REP. MOULTON

    Apr 11, 2019

    Seth Moulton isn’t running for president yet. But the Massachusetts congressman is joining a growing chorus of Democrats who believe that his party should try to beat President Trump in 2020 on national security. “I recognize that the polling doesn’t have national security as a top...


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    37 CHINESE FIRMS AND UNIVERSITIES ADDED TO US ‘UNVERIFIED LIST’ TELLING SUPPLIERS TO HANDLE THEM WITH CARE

    Apr 11, 2019

    The US has put dozens of Chinese companies and universities on a Commerce Department “unverified list” demanding extra caution from US suppliers in dealing with these organisations. A 32-page report published on Thursday added a total of 50 bodies to the list making it harder for US comp...


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    NEW STATS REVEAL GROWING SHORTFALL IN GOVERNMENT EMISSIONS TARGETS

    Apr 11, 2019

    The UK now looks all but certain to miss emissions reductions targets out to 2032, new statistics out today have revealed. And the fresh projections compiled by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) confirm that “projected shortfalls” against the country&rsqu...


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    ISRAELI POLITICS, RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS COULD FURTHER DELAY TRUMP’S PEACE PLAN

    Apr 11, 2019

    US President Donald Trump is unlikely to roll out his Mideast peace plan until after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sets up his new government, Israeli officials said, despite US National Security Council John Bolton’s comment Wednesday that it could be published in the “very near fut...


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    US SENATE LEGISLATION EXPANDS ENERGY, DEFENCE TIES WITH ISRAEL, GREECE, CYPRUS

    Apr 10, 2019

    The US would expand support for a trilateral partnership in the Eastern Mediterranean between Israel, Greece and Cyprus, as the three nations develop large natural gas fields in the region under legislation introduced by US Senators Bob Menendez and Marco Rubio. "The Eastern Mediterranean Secur...


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    MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATS KEEN ON MAJOR TAX INCREASES, BUT MAYBE NOT THIS YEAR

    Apr 10, 2019

    Democratic leaders in both branches are now saying it’s unlikely the Massachusetts Legislature will pursue substantial new revenue proposals as part of next fiscal year’s state budget, with Senate Ways and Means Committee chairman Michael Rodrigues on Tuesday joining House Speaker Robert...


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    UK'S THERESA MAY TO REQUEST BREXIT DELAY AS DEADLINE LOOMS

    Apr 10, 2019

    Prime Minister Theresa May is off to Brussels to ask for a delay to Britain's departure from the European Union. EU leaders want to know she has a plan to break the U.K.'s political impasse, but talks between the British government and its political opponents over a compromise have yet to be...


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    GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL SAYS THERE’S DEMAND FOR UK INSURANCE WORLDWIDE DESPITE BREXIT

    Apr 10, 2019

    A senior government official has pointed to significant demand for the UK market's insurance products, as well as its insurtech developments, in a post-Brexit world A senior government official says he is “positive” about the worldwide demand for insurance from the UK market post-Bre...


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    US DEMOCRATS PREPARE BORDER BILLS, SAY TRUMP INFLAMES SITUATION

    Apr 10, 2019

    Under pressure to show they have solutions, Democrats are honing proposals to address the surge of families entering the United States at the southern border, a problem they say President Donald Trump's restrictive immigration policies are inflaming. House Democrats plan to introduce legislation...


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    TRUMP 'WILL CONTINUE TO RATCHET UP PRESSURE' ON IRAN: POMPEO

    Apr 10, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump will increase pressure on Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, but he declined specific comment on whether the administration would continue sanctions waivers for countries that import Iranian oil. Pompeo told a U.S. Senate committee he had “...


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    MEXICO GOVERNMENT SLAMS U.S. BORDER SLOWDOWN AS 'VERY BAD IDEA'

    Apr 10, 2019

    Mexico’s foreign minister on Wednesday criticised hold-ups in the flow of goods and people at the U.S-Mexico border, and said he planned to discuss the matter with U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials later in the day. After days of traffic delays at sections of the border that have ...


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    DESPITE DIFFERENCES, U.S., GERMAN YIELD CURVES FLASH SLOWDOWN WARNINGS

    Apr 09, 2019

    Parts of the U.S. Treasury yield curve have begun moving in opposing directions, but closer scrutiny shows each section is signaling the same warning that the era of expanding economic growth and interest rate hikes is nearing an end. Analysts say Europe’s yield curve is also signaling economi...


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    MNUCHIN SAYS TREASURY LAWYERS CONSULTED WHITE HOUSE ON TRUMP TAX RETURNS

    Apr 09, 2019

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday that Treasury Department lawyers had held “informational” discussions with the White House about an expected request from House Democrats for President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Democrats are pursuing Trump’s returns un...


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    UK GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF 'PUTTING PROFIT BEFORE LIVES' IN CASE AIMED AT STOPPING ARMS EXPORTS TO SAUDI ARABIA

    Apr 09, 2019

    The government has been accused of “putting profit before people’s lives” ahead of the start of a High Court case aimed at stopping the UK from exporting arms to Saudi Arabia. The case is being brought by the group Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), which claims there is “ov...


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    EU PLEDGES FULL SUPPORT FOR IRELAND AS BREXIT LOOMS

    Apr 09, 2019

    The European Union’s (EU) chief negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier has said that Ireland has the “full support” of Brussels and emphasised that all community members “remain united” in their stance vis-a-vis the UK’s departure from the bloc. Barnier’s rema...


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    U.S. PROSECUTORS SEEK LENIENCY FOR POLITICAL CONSULTANT TIED TO RUSSIA PROBE

    Apr 09, 2019

    A veteran political consultant who pleaded guilty in August in a case spun out of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe should get a lenient sentence to account for his “substantial” assistance in other criminal investigations, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday. Samuel P...


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    MCCONNELL’S PUSH TO CONFIRM NOMINEES SHELVES TRUMP’S PLANS

    Apr 08, 2019

    Mitch McConnell says the Senate will be in the “personnel business” this year. But the majority leader’s focus on confirming President Donald Trump’s nominees is coming at the expense of any big legislative priorities. Nearly 100 days into the new Congress, the drive to confi...


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    HOW OBAMA HOLDOVER SALLY YATES HELPED SINK MICHAEL FLYNN

    Apr 08, 2019

    In late January 2017, President Obama’s deputy attorney general Sally Yates made a couple of urgent trips from the Department of Justice building to the White House, carrying information she believed to be critical to U.S. national security. Yates was aware, likely through intercepts of Russia...


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    TRUMP'S NEW DHS PICK FACES LEGAL UNCERTAINTY

    Apr 08, 2019

    President Trump’s pick to take over the Homeland Security Department on a temporary basis could face a legal challenge to his appointment, as a federal statute appears to require another official to assume the job. Former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stepped down over the weekend, creating a...


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    SHAKE UP AT HOMELAND SECURITY AS BORDER CRISIS MOUNTS

    Apr 07, 2019

    Just days after traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border to deal with a surge in migrants crossing from Latin America, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is stepping down. President Trump announced Nielsen’s abrupt resignation in a tweet Sunday evening. “I am pleased to announce tha...


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    MULVANEY VOWS DEMS WILL 'NEVER' SEE TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS, DESPITE RENEWED PUSH

    Apr 07, 2019

    Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told "Fox News Sunday" in an exclusive interview that Democrats will "never" see President Trump's tax returns, days after a House Democrat committee chairman made the unprecedented demand that the IRS provide the documents. Mul...


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    U.S. JOB GROWTH REBOUNDS IN MARCH, BUT WAGE GAINS MODERATE

    Apr 05, 2019

    U.S. employment growth accelerated from a 17-month low in March as milder weather boosted hiring in sectors like construction, which could further allay fears of an abrupt slowdown in economic activity in the first quarter. Worsening worker shortages and lingering effects of tighter financial market...


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    UK GOVERNMENT COULD HOLD SOCIAL MEDIA EXECS PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR HARMFUL CONTENT

    Apr 05, 2019

    The UK government is set to publish a white paper outlining a tough new duty of care on the part of social media executives, by holding them personally responsible for the distribution of harmful content on their platforms. According to the Guardian, which has obtained a leaked copy of the report, t...


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    PARTS OF UK GOVERNMENT RISK FURTHER CUTS AFTER AUSTERITY ENDS: HAMMOND

    Apr 05, 2019

    An end to austerity in Britain does not mean all government departments will see their budgets keep pace with inflation, Conservative finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday. Last year Hammond announced that years of self-enforced thrift over government spending was coming to an end, a claim ...


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    GREEN CARD ORGANIZATION MAKING THE ‘AMERICAN DREAM’ A REALITY TO PERSONS WHO WANT LIVE & WORK IN USA

    Apr 04, 2019

    Every year, millions of people submit their application for a chance to win the Green Card Lottery. Winning the Green Card Lottery, to them, means a further step towards fulfilling their dreams of living and working in the United States of America permanently. Unfortunately, many of them have had th...

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    SENIOR OFFICIAL RESIGNS AS NEPOTISM ROW HITS PORTUGAL'S GOVERNMENT

    Apr 04, 2019

    A senior Portuguese government official quit on Thursday over accusations of misconduct in picking his cousin as his deputy, in an escalation of a wider nepotism row that could undermine the ruling Socialists ahead of an election in October. Carlos Martins, who ranks No. 2 in the Environment Ministr...


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    U.S. SENATORS WANT STIFF SANCTIONS TO DETER RUSSIA ELECTION MEDDLING

    Apr 04, 2019

    U.S. Republican and Democratic senators introduced legislation on Wednesday seeking to deter Russia from meddling in U.S. elections by threatening stiff sanctions on its banking, energy and defense industries and sovereign debt. The “Deter Act” is the latest effort by U.S. lawmakers to i...


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    ANALYSIS: CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT IS AT THE HEART OF AMERICA’S DEMOCRACY

    Apr 04, 2019

    President Donald Trump increasingly acts as though he believes he can ignore Congress and set wide-ranging national policies on his own. He has, for instance, recently taken unilateral steps to cut off foreign aid to countries he says are sending too many migrants to the United States. He wants to r...


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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS ATTACK INTERIOR’S 'ILL-ADVISED' REORG PLAN

    Apr 03, 2019

    The Trump administration’s plan to spend $25.3 million to reorganize the Interior Department came under fire at a House appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, as a Democratic chairwoman blasted it as “ill-advised” and said the department’s justification was too vag...


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    TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO SIGNS ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH UK

    Apr 03, 2019

    On Monday, Trinidad and Tobago became the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) regional country poised to take full advantage of the ten-year-old economic partnership agreement (EPA) signed between the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) and the European Union. Signing the EPA between CARIFORUM states and t...


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    NATO CHIEF TELLS CONGRESS OF 'SERIOUS' ALLIANCE DIVISIONS

    Apr 03, 2019

    In the first address to Congress by a NATO head, Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday acknowledged serious divisions within the alliance and called for bigger defense budgets to cope with global challenges such as Russian assertiveness, the core reason NATO was created in Washington 70 years ago this week....


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    DEMOCRATS BLOCK GOP EFFORT TO SHORTEN DEBATE ON NOMINATIONS

    Apr 03, 2019

    The party-line vote is another step toward a potential power play by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is considering ramming the rules change through later this week using an arcane parliamentary maneuver. The proposed rules change would limit debate on most nominees to two hours instead ...


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    US HOUSE PASSES BILL TO KEEP US IN PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD

    Apr 03, 2019

    The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from following through on his withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement. The Republican-led Senate is highly unlikely to take up the measure, which would...


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    TRUMP ACCUSES 'GROSSLY INCOMPETENT' PUERTO RICAN POLITICIANS OF MISUSING FEDERAL HURRICANE AID

    Apr 02, 2019

    President Donald Trump criticized Puerto Rico's government on Tuesday over federal aid directed to the island territory, pushing an inaccurate figure for the cost of hurricane recovery effort and ripping local leaders as “grossly incompetent” and corrupt. In a string of tweets late M...


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    UK LAWMAKERS WILL TRY TO FORCE PM MAY TO SEEK FURTHER BREXIT DELAY

    Apr 02, 2019

    A group of British lawmakers said on Tuesday they would try to pass a law which would force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union and thus prevent a potentially chaotic no-deal exit on April 12. Parliament has failed so far to find a majority...


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    TWO REPUBLICAN ATTORNEYS GENERAL URGE COURT TO UPHOLD OBAMACARE

    Apr 02, 2019

    Two Republican state attorneys general on Monday urged a federal appeals court to uphold the Obamacare federal healthcare law, saying that striking it down would be disruptive for patients, doctors, insurers and employers. The attorneys general of Ohio and Montana submitted “friend of the cour...


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    SENIOR U.S. HOUSE REPUBLICAN QUESTIONS TRUMP PLAN TO CUT CENTRAL AMERICAN AID

    Apr 02, 2019

    The top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Monday that cutting aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras would make the situation there worse, not better, a sign that President Donald Trump will face bipartisan objections in Congress as he pursues the ...


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    OHIO LAWMAKERS HIKE GAS, DIESEL TAXES TO FUND ROAD FIXES

    Apr 02, 2019

    Drivers would pay 10.5 cents a gallon more for gas and 19 cents a gallon more for diesel fuel under a long-awaited compromise struck by state lawmakers Tuesday. The compromise ended days of negotiations among legislative leaders and Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, who had wanted the rate to be much hig...


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    TRUMP DECLARES U.S. CENSUS 'MEANINGLESS' WITHOUT CITIZENSHIP QUESTION

    Apr 01, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday injected himself into one of the most consequential cases of the current Supreme Court term, saying the nation’s 2020 census would be “meaningless” without adding a citizenship question to the questionnaire. The comment on Twitter came ahead of...


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    TREATY'S END WOULD GIVE U.S., RUSSIA IMPETUS TO MAKE MORE NUKES: STUDY

    Apr 01, 2019

    The demise of the only U.S.-Russia arms control pact limiting deployed nuclear weapons would make it harder for each to gauge the other’s intentions, giving both incentives to expand their arsenals, according to a study released on Monday. The expiration of the New START accord also may underm...


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    UK GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES PLANS TO RELEASE ITS OWN GBP CRYPTOCURRENCY CALLED BITGBP

    Apr 01, 2019

    In a surprise move, the UK government announced today that they would be launching a new stablecoin backed by the British pound. The new cryptocurrency will be called bitGBP. If Britain is not able to strike a deal with the European Union in the next few days, it will likely have to move away from t...


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    ILLINOIS ROLLS OUT REAL ID-COMPLIANT LICENSES, ID CARDS

    Apr 01, 2019

    Illinois residents now have the opportunity to apply for identifications cards that meet strict new federal security requirements. The new cards are compliant with the REAL ID Act, which was passed by Congress back in 2005. The measure set federal standards for identification cards in the wake of th...


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    LINDA MCMAHON EXPECTED TO EXIT ROLE AS SBA ADMINISTRATOR

    Mar 29, 2019

    The head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, is expected to announce that she is stepping down from the role. That's according to a senior administration official who was not authorized to speak publicly about personnel discussions. McMahon's plans were first reported by Pol...


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    FEDERAL CARBON TAX WIPES OUT SASKENERGY NATURAL GAS RATE DECREASE: SASK. GOV’T

    Mar 29, 2019

    The Saskatchewan government says any savings residential natural gas customers would have received from a commodity rate cut are being wiped out by the federal carbon tax. The province approved SaskEnergy’s application to the rate review panel to lower the commodity rate from $3.65/gigajoule (...


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    DEA FAILED TO OBTAIN LEGAL BACKING WHILE GATHERING DATA IN DRUG PROBES

    Mar 29, 2019

    The Drug Enforcement Administration over the past decade used its subpoena power to collect bulk telecommunications data during investigations but failed to follow legal protocol for protecting citizen privacy rights, a watchdog found. The Justice Department inspector general’s office, in a Th...


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    U.S. GOVERNMENT WEIGHS SOCIAL-MEDIA SNOOPING TO DETECT SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD

    Mar 29, 2019

    Getting followed on social media could soon gain a new meaning for workers applying for Social Security disability benefits. The Trump administration is working on a plan to let the Social Security Administration (SSA) check up on claimants on Facebook and Twitter in order to root out fraud and abus...


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    GLOBAL STOCKS FUELLED BY TRADE HOPES, BREXIT SETBACK HITS POUND, GERMAN YIELDS

    Mar 29, 2019

    Stock markets around the world moved higher on Friday following signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks, while the British pound and German bond yields fell after lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit agreement for the third time. Improved risk sentiment helped buoy benchm...


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    MISSISSIPPI LAWMAKERS SEEK US CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

    Mar 28, 2019

    Mississippi has become the 15th state to ask Congress to call a national “convention of states” to try to amend the U.S. Constitution to limit the powers of the federal government. Supporters say a convention would focus on reducing federal spending. Opponents, however, say they worry a ...


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    TRUMP MEMORANDUM ON HOUSING FINANCE REFORM APPLAUDED BY U.S. HOME BUILDERS

    Mar 28, 2019

    The National Association of Home Builders commended President Trump this week for putting housing finance reform at the top of the national agenda and signing a memorandum directing relevant agencies to develop a plan that will help more Americans achieve the dream of homeownership in the U.S."...


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    UK GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS DOWN 2.5 PERCENT AS RENEWABLES HIT RECORD

    Mar 28, 2019

    Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.5 percent in 2018, dropping for a sixth straight year but more slowly than before, as record output of renewable power ate away at coal-fired generation, government data showed on Thursday. Output of the heat-trapping gases in Europe’s second-lar...


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    DUKE UNIVERSITY PAYS $112 MILLION TO SETTLE FEDERAL GRANT FRAUD CASE

    Mar 27, 2019

    Resolving a five-year-old case exposed by an academic whistleblower, the private Duke University agreed to pay the federal government $112.5 million to settle a charge that a researchers submitted falsified or fabricated data, the Justice Department announced on Monday. The whistleblower will receiv...


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    INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT NEED TO WORK MORE CLOSELY TO HELP RETAIL, SUMMIT FINDS

    Mar 27, 2019

    THE Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s first Retail Summit started off well with chief executive Murray Norton welcoming the audience to Paradise on a sunny day, and speaker after speaker highlighting the Island’s potential to grow its retail sector. This is important for the whole economy and...


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    US GOVERNMENT TRAINING SAUDIS TO BUILD THEIR OWN AIR MARSHAL PROGRAM

    Mar 27, 2019

    The US government is conducting a training program with the government of Saudi Arabia to aid them in standing up an air marshal program similar to that of the United States. In the coming years, Saudi-operated air carriers could fly around the world including to the US with US-trained armed securit...


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    US JUDGE BLOCKS MEDICAID WORK RULES IN BLOW TO TRUMP

    Mar 27, 2019

    The Trump administration's efforts to push the poor toward self-sufficiency were dealt a blow Wednesday, when a federal judge ruled that Medicaid work requirements undermined the program's mission of providing health care for the needy. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg in Washington, D....


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    THE U.S. MILITARY IS CREATING THE FUTURE OF EMPLOYEE MONITORING

    Mar 26, 2019

    The U.S. military has the hardest job in human resources: evaluating hundreds of thousands of people for their ability to protect the nation’s secrets. Central to that task is a question at the heart of all labor relations: how do you know when to extend trust or take it away? The office of th...


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    ITALY CLOSES AGREEMENT FOR THE NEW SILK ROAD EUROPEAN UNION AND CHINA

    Mar 26, 2019

    The Belt and Road Initiative lies at the heart of China's foreign policy strategy and was incorporated into the ruling Communist Party constitution in 2017, reflecting Mr Xi's desire for his country to take a global leadership role. China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) has signed...


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    CONGRESS FACES LONG ROAD AHEAD IN FIGHT OVER MUELLER DOCUMENTS

    Mar 26, 2019

    Lawmakers seeking Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report are likely to face a protracted legal battle that will turn on President Donald Trump’s right to keep communications with his advisers private, legal and political experts said. On Sunday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr sent a...


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    TSP OFFICIALS CONFIDENT CONGRESS WILL ACT ON SHUTDOWN RELIEF BILL

    Mar 26, 2019

    Officials with the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program said they expect that Congress will hold a vote on a measure to make it easier for federal employees impacted by a government shutdown to take money out of their accounts. Early this year, lawmakers introduced five...


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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BACKS TEXAS JUDGE WHO RULED OBAMACARE ILLEGAL

    Mar 26, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has stepped up its attack on the Obamacare health care law, telling a federal appeals court it agrees with a Texas judge’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional and should be struck down. The Justice Department in a two-sentence letter to th...


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    CANADIAN DOLLAR NEAR FLAT AS CALM RETURNS TO GLOBAL MARKETS

    Mar 26, 2019

    The Canadian dollar was little changed against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday as stocks and oil prices rose, with the loonie steadying after it was pressured in the last three sessions by worries about the economic outlook. Calm returned to global markets as a steadier day for Europe and Asia&rsquo...


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    BRITISH PARLIAMENT CONSIDERS ITS OWN BREXIT PLANS WEDNESDAY

    Mar 26, 2019

    British lawmakers were preparing to blow open the Brexit process and put a host of rejected options back on the table including keeping the U.K. close to the European Union or even remaining a member as Prime Minister Theresa May defiantly insisted Tuesday that Parliament should approve her twice-de...


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    HOUSE ARMED SERVICES CHAIRMAN DENIES $1 BILLION TRANSFER FOR TRUMP WALL

    Mar 26, 2019

    The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee on Tuesday denied the Pentagon’s plan to shift $1 billion to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, a move that while largely symbolic, highlights the concern lawmakers have about using the defense budget to pay for the wall. Act...


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    LETTER FROM U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CONGRESS ON MUELLER REPORT

    Mar 25, 2019

    The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election: Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member...


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    U.S. NAVY, COAST GUARD SHIPS PASS THROUGH STRATEGIC TAIWAN STRAIT

    Mar 25, 2019

    The United States sent Navy and Coast Guard ships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the U.S. military said, as part of an increase in the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China. The voyage risks raising tensions with China further but will likely be vie...


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    SHORTEN’S NOT GETTING AHEAD OF HIMSELF, BUT THE TAPE MEASURE IS OUT

    Mar 25, 2019

    With the Australian federal election likely to be called in about a fortnight the weekend after the 2 April budget behind the scenes the Labor Party is ‘measuring the curtains’ of government. Any sign of hubris must be avoided, but a prudent opposition especially with polls suggesting it...


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    CHINESE PRESIDENT SIGNS TRADE DEAL WITH ITALY DESPITE USA PUSHBACK

    Mar 24, 2019

    The signing of the agreement comes during Chinese President Xi Jinping's three-day visit to Italy in an attempt to improve relations with Rome as China is now engaged in a trade war with Washington. Despite push-back from the U.S. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, went through with a deal, ...


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    EU AGREES TO BREXIT DELAY AS 2 MILLION SUPPORT PETITION TO SCRAP LEAVING

    Mar 22, 2019

    The EU’s decision to allow the postponement comes just a day after a petition to scrap Brexit was so popular it crashed the parliamentary website several times during the day. The meeting ran late into the night but an agreement was eventually reached between the 27 member states. European Cou...


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    PETITION TO CANCEL BREXIT BREAKS U.K. GOVERNMENT WEBSITE, TOPS 1 MILLION SIGNATURES

    Mar 22, 2019

    A British petition to cancel Brexit and remain in the European Union is drawing too much support for the U.K. government's website to handle, with the petition site crashing repeatedly on Thursday. More than 1 million people have signed the petition to revoke the triggering of Article 50 blowing...


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    UNITED STATES WARNS CHINA MEDDLING IN HONG KONG HURTING BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

    Mar 22, 2019

    The United States warned in a report on Friday that increased meddling from China in Hong Kong had adversely impacted the city, straining international business confidence in the Asian financial hub. The U.S. State Department report cited incidents such as the expulsion of Financial Times editor Vic...


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    DEMOCRATS PUSH FINANCIAL INCLUSION AS 2020 ELECTION RACE HEATS UP

    Mar 22, 2019

    Boosting access to the U.S. banking system is emerging as a prominent theme as Democrats tap discontent over income inequality ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Following the 2008 financial crisis, many banks pulled back from their poorest customers. The shift has had lasting costs for millio...


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    ONTARIO'S FINANCE MINISTER CRITICIZES FEDERAL SPENDING AND CARBON PRICING PLAN

    Mar 22, 2019

    Ontario’s finance minister slammed the 2019 federal budget, saying it shows the Liberal government is willing to run “endless” deficits as it heads to polls this fall. Vic Fedeli ramped up his rhetoric about the federal spending package unveiled in Ottawa, calling it a disappointin...


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    UK GOVERNMENT TO REVIEW REGULATION AROUND NEW TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

    Mar 20, 2019

    The British Government is to conduct the biggest review into transport in a generation in order to pave the way for transforming the way in which people and goods move around cities. The review was announced yesterday (19th March 2019) and forms part of the government’s Future of Mobility urba...


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    IN WAKE OF HANOI SUMMIT, SOUTH KOREA'S MOON LEFT WITH LESS ROOM TO MANEUVER

    Mar 20, 2019

    The breakdown at last month’s U.S.-North Korea summit has left South Korean President Moon Jae-in with little room to maneuver and exacerbated divisions within his government over how to break the impasse, three sources familiar with the issue said. The weeks since the Hanoi summit have reveal...


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    JUDGES LEAN TOWARD TRUMP IN HOTEL 'EMOLUMENTS' CASE

    Mar 20, 2019

    A three-judge U.S. appeals court panel signaled sympathy toward President Donald Trump on Tuesday in his appeal in a Democratic-backed lawsuit that accuses him of violating anti-corruption provisions of the U.S. Constitution with his Washington hotel. The judges on the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U...


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    GOVERNMENT HAS ‘OPEN MIND’ ON ARTICLE 50 EXTENSION FOR UK

    Mar 20, 2019

    The Government has an open mind on whether the European Union should grant a long or short extension of article 50 to the UK at this week’s summit, according to sources involved in high-level discussions on the subject. Ministers will discuss Brexit preparations on Wednesday when the Cabinet m...


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    PEOPLE’S VOTE CAMPAIGN CLAIM BREXIT MOOD IS CHANGING

    Mar 20, 2019

    A LEADING campaign group which aims to see the long-running Brexit saga paused for a second referendum has claimed voters in Worcester want a final say on Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal. With just nine days until the UK is due to leave the European Union, campaign group Right to Vote quizze...


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    USA TO GRANT ANGOLA $2MILLION TO COMBAT MONEY LAUNDERING

    Mar 19, 2019

    The United States will grant Angola around two million dollars in ongoing assistance for combating money laundering and terrorist financing, the US Deputy Secretary of State has announced. John Sullivan made the announcement in Luanda Monday at a joint press conference with Angolan Foreign Minister ...


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    PRESIDENT TRUMP ISSUES PROCLAMATION ON GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY

    Mar 19, 2019

    United States President Donald Trump signed the Proclamation for Greek Independence Day, at a White House ceremony on Monday, March 18. Here is the full text: On the 198th anniversary of Greek Independence Day, we celebrate the rich history and enduring bond between the United States and Greece. Our...


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    LAWSUIT ACCUSING TRUMP OF VIOLATING CONSTITUTION GETS HOSTILE RECEPTION

    Mar 19, 2019

    A federal appeals court panel was indisputably hostile Tuesday to a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the Constitution by profiting from his business dealings with foreign countries seeking to curry favor with his administration. The uphill battle the suit faces was evident before...


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    UK GOVERNMENT SPENDING £1BN ON CLOUD TRANSITION

    Mar 19, 2019

    Migrating to the cloud can be a costly process and new figures have revealed that the UK government is spending more than £1bn each year as it undergoes its own cloud transition. According to industry experts, public sector bodies are set to spend as much as £1.3bn on cloud services befo...


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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=65036503

    UK GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES OPPORTUNITY FOR INDUSTRY TO COLLABORATE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEXT-GENERATION AIR POWER

    Mar 19, 2019

    BAE Systems, the United Kingdom's largest defense company, announced today that the UK government seeks industry partners to collaborate on Britain's next-generation fighter.  On Tuesday, companies from across the UK defense industry have come together in the first opportunity for suppl...


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    UK GOVERNMENT WARNED PARLIAMENT CANNOT VOTE A THIRD TIME ON SAME BREXIT DEAL

    Mar 18, 2019

    British Prime Minister Theresa May could face an uphill battle to take her Brexit deal back to the House of Commons after Speaker John Bercow signalled he would block a third vote. Mr Bercow, the arbiter of parliamentary rules, said on Monday that the motion could not be voted on a third time unless...


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    FLESHED-OUT TRUMP BUDGET WOULD CUT $48.8 BILLION IN PROGRAM SPENDING

    Mar 18, 2019

    In part two of its unusual bifurcated budget release, the Trump administration on Monday put more flesh on the bones of last week’s $4.7 trillion fiscal 2020 budget, promising discretionary spending cuts of $48.8 billion through an “aggressive set of actions to redefine the proper role o...


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    WARREN EMBRACES UNDERDOG ROLE AS SHE FACES 2020 CHALLENGES

    Mar 18, 2019

    Elizabeth Warren has spent much of the last decade as a leader of the Democratic Party's liberal wing. But three and a half months into her presidential campaign, the Massachusetts senator is facing tough questions about fundraising and electability, along with lingering skepticism about her pas...


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    WHY AN UNBUILT MOSCOW TRUMP TOWER CAUGHT MUELLER'S ATTENTION

    Mar 18, 2019

    An intriguing area of focus in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Kremlin’s role in the 2016 U.S. election is a proposed Moscow real estate deal that Donald Trump pursued while running for president despite denying at the time any links to Russia. The special counsel...


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    RUSSIAN AND U.S. DIPLOMATS TO HOLD VENEZUELA TALKS IN ITALY THIS WEEK

    Mar 18, 2019

    United States Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov are due to meet in Rome this week to discuss the situation in Venezuela, diplomats from the two countries said. Venezuela, a close ally of Moscow, is in political turmoil. The United ...


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    UK PRIME MINISTER IN LAST-MINUTE PUSH TO WIN BREXIT SUPPORT

    Mar 18, 2019

    British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a last-minute push Monday to win support for her European Union divorce deal, warning opponents that failure to approve it would mean a long - and possibly indefinite - delay to Brexit. Parliament has rejected the agreement twice, but May aims to try a t...


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    CHINA PLACES ECONOMIC PRESSURE ON CANADA

    Mar 18, 2019

    The additional time needed by the court to settle the situation of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou, it’s most likely that China is going to enforce additional economic pressure on Canada. All of the indicators coming from the exec’s initial extradition trial, recently demon...


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    US, CHINA TRADE WAR MAY BE LOSING STEAM, BUT FOR HUAWEI IT HAS JUST BEGUN

    Mar 15, 2019

    Trade tensions between United States and China may be easing but the government of USA is not likely to ease pressure on Huawei one of China’s prominent telecom firms. With extradition process of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou moving forward in Canada at the behest of USA despite strong prote...


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    U.S. SEES TURKEY'S RUSSIAN MISSILE DEAL AS NATIONAL SECURITY PROBLEM FOR NATO

    Mar 15, 2019

    Turkey’s pending purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system presents a national security problem for NATO, which would not be able to deploy F-35 aircraft alongside the Russian systems, senior U.S. officials said on Thursday. The officials, who briefed a group of reporters on conditi...


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    CUBA SAYS USA, NOT CANADA, MANIPULATING DIPLOMAT HEALTH INCIDENTS

    Mar 14, 2019

    Cuba denounced the Trump administration on Thursday for continuing to refer to health incidents among their diplomats in Havana as "attacks" without presenting any evidence, saying it was part of a broader campaign to damage bilateral relations. Both Canada and the United States have cut b...


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    DEMOCRATS LOOK TO BLOCK TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM CLOSING OVERSEAS CITIZENSHIP SERVICES OFFICES

    Mar 14, 2019

    A group of House Democrats is moving swiftly in an attempt to block the Trump administration from proceeding with its plans to close citizenship services offices located overseas. Reps. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., and Chuy Garcia, D-Ill., are circulating a letter to their colleagues in hopes of legis...

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    REPUBLICAN LEADER CLAIMS BLOCKCHAIN CAN MAKE US GOVERNMENT MORE EFFICIENT

    Mar 14, 2019

    Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the current Republican Minority Leader in the United States House of Representatives, said on Tuesday, March 12, that blockchain can make the U.S. Congress a more efficient and transparent place. Speaking to the Select Committee for Modernization of Congress, McCarthy said that ...


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    BILL WOULD BAN FEDERAL CONTRACTORS FROM ASKING ABOUT CRIMINAL HISTORY EARLY IN JOB APPLICATION PROCESS

    Mar 14, 2019

    A House committee appears poised to advance legislation that would enshrine in law a policy banning federal agencies from asking about a job applicant’s criminal history until after a conditional offer has been made, and expand that prohibition to federal contractors. The Fair Chance Act (H.R....


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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=64796479

    UK GOVERNMENT PLANS AUDIT COMMITTEES TO TACKLE LATE PAYMENTS

    Mar 14, 2019

    In the Spring Statement before UK parliament, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced “definitive action to tackle the scourge of late payments for our small businesses.” This includes the requirement of company audit committees to review payment practices, to be reported on in the annual ac...


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    TRAVEL INDUSTRY EXPERT ACCUSES UK GOVERNMENT AND TOURIST TAX OF DAMAGING SCOTTISH TOURISM

    Mar 14, 2019

    Westminster is “committing criminal damage against Scottish tourism”, according to a UK authority on travel. Broadcaster and author Simon Calder said: “The travel industry is in complete disarray - flights from Edinburgh to Germany for £13 on 1 April, or a week’s packag...


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    GOVERNMENT PLEDGES TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF UK NATIONALS IN CYPRUS

    Mar 14, 2019

    The government will put forward a legislative proposal to protect, even in a case of a ‘no deal’ scenario, the residence rights of UK nationals who live in Cyprus and their family members, the Civil registry and Migration Department announced on Thursday. “The Government of the Rep...


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    U.S. EXPANDS RETURN OF ASYLUM SEEKERS TO MEXICO TO NEW PORTS OF ENTRY

    Mar 13, 2019

    The United States is expanding its program to send asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait out their U.S. court proceedings and so far has returned 240 people since starting the program in January, U.S. officials told reporters on Tuesday. The officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) s...


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    CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR TO PUT MORATORIUM ON DEATH PENALTY - SOURCE

    Mar 13, 2019

    California Governor Gavin Newsom will impose a moratorium on the state’s death penalty on Wednesday, granting reprieves to all 737 inmates on death row and closing the state’s execution chamber, an administration source said. Newsom, who on Tuesday night hinted at a “major policy a...


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    TRUMP'S POSTAL REFORM PROPOSALS MET WITH CRITICISM FROM LAWMAKERS, USPS MANAGEMENT

    Mar 12, 2019

    President Trump’s mandated report on overhauling the U.S. Postal Service drew a tepid response from lawmakers on Tuesday, as the agency’s own leadership rejected many of the key proposals. One key area of disagreement between the administration’s recommendations and lawmakers&rsquo...

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    BIDEN TELLS PUBLIC SERVANTS THEY ARE THE 'LIFEBLOOD OF DEMOCRACY’

    Mar 12, 2019

    Amid reports he is gearing up to run for president, former Vice President Joe Biden delivered a speech on Tuesday to sing the praises of those who enter public service. Biden acknowledged that Americans hold public servants in low esteem due to ongoing attacks on the country’s institutions, bu...

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    U.S. IMMIGRATION AGENCY TO CLOSE ITS OVERSEAS OFFICES

    Mar 12, 2019

    President Donald Trump’s administration is planning to close the U.S. immigration agency’s overseas locations, according to current and former officials and an internal memo, in a move affecting offices that currently handle family visa requests, international adoptions and other tasks. ...


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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=64666466

    U.S., TALIBAN TALKS END FOR NOW WITH NO AFGHAN PEACE DEAL

    Mar 12, 2019

    U.S. and Taliban negotiators wrapped up their longest round of peace talks on Tuesday with progress made but no agreement on when foreign troops might withdraw, officials from both sides said. The 16 days of talks, in which the United States also sought assurances that the Taliban would not allow mi...


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    USA TRADE DEFICIT SURGES TO 10-YEAR HIGH IN 2018

    Mar 08, 2019

    The U.S. trade deficit past year has surged to the highest level since 2008, according to a report by U.S. Commerce Department Wednesday. Despite President Donald Trump's repeated promise to shrink trade deficits, it leaped by 12.2% to $621 billion in 2018, after hitting a record high during his...


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    TRUMP'S TOP COMMUNICATIONS AIDE SHINE RESIGNS, MOVES TO RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

    Mar 08, 2019

    White House Communications Director Bill Shine has resigned as Donald Trump’s top White House communications aide and will move to work on the U.S. president’s 2020 re-election campaign, the White House said on Friday. Shine, a former Fox News executive, resigned on Thursday and will ser...


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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS NO CHINA TRAVEL PLANS FOR TRADE TALKS: OFFICIAL

    Mar 08, 2019

    Trump administration officials have not made any new plans to send a team to China for face-to-face trade talks, but negotiators have made progress, White House trade adviser Clete Willems said at an event on Friday. “We’re talking to them (Chinese officials) every day, but no one’...


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    HOUSE PASSES DEMOCRATS' CAMPAIGN FINANCE, ETHICS BILL

    Mar 08, 2019

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation that Democrats say will lessen the influence of big-money interests in federal elections, make voting easier and tackle “gerrymandering” that skews the makeup of congressional districts to favor particular political parties. ...


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    COLUMN: MUCH WORK AHEAD IF U.S. GRAIN EXPORTERS HOPE TO MEET GOV'T TARGET

    Mar 07, 2019

    As they continue to navigate the ongoing trade war with key partner China, U.S. grain shippers will need to post big numbers in the months ahead to meet government export forecasts for the current marketing year. In the second half of the 2018-19 marketing year that ends on Aug. 31, corn shipments n...


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    U.S. WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS FALL; PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVES

    Mar 07, 2019

    The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to strong labor market conditions despite signs that job growth was slowing. While other data on Thursday showed an improvement in worker productivity in the fourth quarter, the trend remained...


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    JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TAPS MUELLER PROSECUTOR TO ENFORCE FOREIGN LOBBYING DISCLOSURE

    Mar 07, 2019

    A former prosecutor for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has been tapped to step up the U.S. government’s enforcement of a rarely prosecuted law on foreign lobbying, a senior Justice Department official said on Wednesday. Brandon Van Grack, a prosecutor in the Justic...


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    U.S. PRODUCTIVITY RISES MORE THAN EXPECTED IN FOURTH QUARTER

    Mar 07, 2019

    U.S. worker productivity rose more than expected in the fourth quarter, leading to the biggest annual increase in eight years. The Labor Department said on Thursday non farm productivity, which measures hourly output per worker, increased at a 1.9 percent annualized rate in the last quarter. Data fo...


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    TAXPAYER ADVOCATE: IRS WILL NEED 12-18 MONTHS TO RECOVER FROM SHUTDOWN

    Mar 07, 2019

    The Internal Revenue Service is “at a point where it is stretched too thin, and things could go badly wrong or taxpayers will give up trying to reach the IRS and not receive the help they need.” So said National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson at a House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommitte...

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    HUAWEI SUES US GOVERNMENT OVER PRODUCT BAN

    Mar 07, 2019

    Chinese telecommunications and smartphone tech giant Huawei is suing the US government over a ban on their technology that the company alleges singled them out for punishment without a trial. While most U.S. consumers are barely aware of Huawei, the company is actually the second-largest smartphone ...


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    SENATE TO VOTE ON GREEN NEW DEAL: REPUBLICAN LEADER

    Mar 06, 2019

    Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the U.S. Senate would vote in coming weeks on the “Green New Deal,” an ambitious Democratic environmental proposal that has become a lightning rod for Republican criticism. “The Green New Deal continues to be an interesting d...


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    RPT-MEXICAN FARMERS URGE 'MIRROR' TARIFFS ON TRUMP'S RURAL BASE

    Mar 06, 2019

    Leaders of Mexico’s agricultural sector are urging “mirror measures” on U.S. farm imports in politically sensitive products such as yellow corn and poultry, in an effort they argue would counter decades of subsidized imports from the United States. The three-month-old government of...


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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS RAMP UP PRESSURE ON WHITE HOUSE SECURITY CLEARANCES

    Mar 05, 2019

    Newly empowered congressional Democrats are focusing their oversight powers on the Trump White House’s handling of the security clearance process, seeking to bring in the Justice Department to consider possible criminal violations. Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Don Beyer, D-Va., on Tuesday wro...

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    IN OKLAHOMA, PHILANTHROPIC FUNDING HELPS TO PROVIDE BASIC SERVICES

    Mar 05, 2019

    In Oklahoma, oil dominates the state's politics. It's the source of great fortune and great division, with vast wealth concentrated in the hands of foundations in the state's largest cities, Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The Tulsa billionaires include George Kaiser, whose wealth derives from ...

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    US AND CHINA NEAR DEAL, BUT IT MAY NOT SOLVE GLOBAL TRADE PROBLEMS

    Mar 05, 2019

    Talks between the U.S. and China have made significant progress over the last several weeks, and the two sides appear to be closer to a deal than at any time over the past several months. However, while the restoration of positive trade relations will help the trade outlook, other factors are likely...


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    UK GOVERNMENT SELECTS FINTECH COMPANIES FOR TRADE MISSION TO NEW YORK CITY

    Mar 05, 2019

    The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) has selected a handful of Fintechs to join together as part of a trade mission for Empire Fintech Week in New York City this April. The mission is for the participating firms to showcase their platforms and expertise to potential partners and investors...


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    SENATOR TAKES ON BUDGET, PAY AND HIRING REFORMS IN LATEST VERSION OF ANNUAL WASTE REPORT

    Mar 05, 2019

    Frivolous-sounding grants from the national endowments once again jump out from a senator’s annual catalog of what he sees as government waste. But the 2019 edition of Sen. James Lankford’s “Federal Fumbles” fakes right and goes deep, to continue the football analogy, offerin...

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    WHAT WILL COME AFTER A U.S. WITHDRAWAL FROM AFGHANISTAN?

    Mar 05, 2019

    The United States and the Taliban may be nearing an agreement to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan after more than 17 years of conflict. In return, the Taliban would commit to refusing access to anti-American organizations such as al-Qaida on its territory. The current conflict began when the Bu...


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    TRUMP AIDES KEEP WRITING MEMOS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES

    Mar 04, 2019

    The New York Times delivered a big story saying that President Donald Trump overruled concerns from intelligence officials and ordered that his senior adviser Jared Kushner, who also happens to be his son-in-law, be granted security clearance. In some ways, the takeaway from the story is the least s...

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    LAWMAKERS LOOK TO CRACK DOWN ON FEDERAL EMPLOYEE TRAVEL

    Mar 04, 2019

    Lawmakers in both parties have put forward legislation to place new restrictions on the travel of federal employees, seeking more oversight and ethical spending of taxpayer dollars. The 2019 Taxpayers Don’t Incur Meaningless Expenses (Taxpayers DIME) Act (H.R. 1463) would require federal agenc...

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    BANGLADESH SEEKS TARIFF BENEFITS FOR INCREASED COTTON IMPORTS FROM US

    Mar 04, 2019

    BGMEA informed the ambassador that Bangladeshi spinners are keen to set up spinning mills  in the USA Bangladesh will import more cotton from the United States if the American government offers duty benefits for apparel items manufactured of American cotton. BGMEA president Md Siddiqur Rahman m...

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    HUAWEI SAID TO BE PREPARING TO SUE U.S. GOVERNMENT: SOURCE

    Mar 04, 2019

    Chinese telecoms equipment company Huawei plans to announce a lawsuit against the United States government on Thursday on grounds related to a defense bill, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Huawei is preparing to announce that it is suing the U.S. government in a court in Texas by...

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    NEW WSJ POLL SUGGESTS TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON SOCIALISM COULD GAIN TRACTION AHEAD OF 2020

    Mar 03, 2019

    Only a scant few Americans view socialism in a favorable light, according to a Wall Street Journal poll published Sunday. The poll numbers come as President Donald Trump and the Republican Party continue painting Democrats as socialists ahead of the 2020 election. Only 18 percent of all Americans sa...


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    TRUMP TO SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDER PROTECTING FREE SPEECH ON CAMPUSES

    Mar 03, 2019

    President Donald Trump said on March 2 he would soon sign an executive order requiring universities and colleges to protect free speech on campuses or risk losing federal research funds. Trump made the announcement at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) after bringing to the s...


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    UC BERKELEY SAYS IT IS NOT BIASED AGAINST CONSERVATIVE STUDENTS AND THE RIGHT IS DISTORTING ITS ACTIONS

    Mar 03, 2019

    UC Berkeley went on the offensive Sunday to dispel the notion that it did not act promptly or in an unbiased way in investigating a campus assault that has been so politicized that President Donald Trump mentioned it in a Saturday speech. Trump and his allies on the right have been characterizing a ...


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    CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE SENDS CHARTER SCHOOLS TRANSPARENCY BILL TO GOV. NEWSOM

    Mar 03, 2019

    The California Legislature passed a bill that requires charter schools to comply with the state’s accountability and transparency laws. The bill is now headed to Governor Gavin Newsom for final approval. On Thursday, SB 126, the Charter School Accountability and Transparency Bill obtained an o...


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    DESPITE TRUMP'S 'WALL' FIXATION, LATINO IMMIGRATION TO US HAS PLUMMETED

    Mar 03, 2019

    Despite US President Donald Trump’s lurid rhetoric on a "crisis" at the Mexican border, census data reveals the number of new arrivals from Latin America has fallen considerably since 2010, as the rate of immigration from Asia has taken off. Trump’s hang-up over Latin American ...


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    FEDERAL WORKERS PRESS FOR AGREEMENT OVER PHOENIX PAY SYSTEM

    Mar 01, 2019

    After three years of frustrating pay disputes resulting from the Phoenix Pay system, P.E.I. civil service workers say they are embroiled in a bitter contract dispute with the federal government. Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) gathered at the corner of Allen Street and Univer...


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    JOANNA CHERRY LAMBASTS UK GOVERNMENT FOR EUROTUNNEL SHAMBLES

    Mar 01, 2019

    JOANNA Cherry has condemned the UK Government for “dishonest incompetence” after it agreed to pay Eurotunnel £33 million to settle a lawsuit over additional ferry services in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Eurotunnel was challenging the Department for Transport (DfT) decision to aw...


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    GOVERNMENT PAYS £33MLN TO SETTLE LAWSUIT WITH EUROTUNNEL OVER NO-DEAL BREXIT FERRY CONTRACTS

    Mar 01, 2019

    The agreement between the government and Eurotunnel will ensure the Channel Tunnel will continue to keep passengers and freight moving after Brexit. Eurotunnel has been awarded £33mln in settlement with the UK government after taking legal action over “secretive” contracts for extr...


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    U.S. LAWMAKERS PRESS FOR OVERSIGHT OF ANY SAUDI NUCLEAR DEAL

    Mar 01, 2019

    A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to ensure congressional oversight of any civilian nuclear cooperation agreement between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Last week Democratic lawmakers alleged in a report that top White House aides ignored warnings they coul...


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    UK UNIVERSITY GROUP WANTS ‘BIZARRE’ THREE-YEAR EU VISA PLAN SCRAPPED

    Feb 28, 2019

    A leading group of universities has called on the Home Secretary to scrap “bizarre” plans for non-extendable three-year visas for EU nationals following a no-deal Brexit, to avoid affecting students. The Russell Group wants Sajid Javid to drop plans for the European Temporary Leave to Re...


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    SANDERS COMPARES TRUMP TO OBAMA IN WALKING AWAY FROM NORTH KOREA DEAL

    Feb 28, 2019

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday defended President Trump pulling out of denuclearization talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, citing former-President Obama's Iran Deal as a counterexample. "President Obama refused to walk away from a bad deal with Iran,...


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    DOCTORS AND NURSES DEMAND UK GOVERNMENT DROPS PLANS FOR ‘NIGHTMARE’ BREXIT

    Feb 28, 2019

    Health staff in Tayside and Fife have urged the UK Government to drop its “nightmare” Brexit plans, which they say will cost lives. Four practitioners from the area signed a letter warning that leaving the EU under Theresa May’s blueprint, or with no plan at all, will be “ter...


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    CANADIAN GOVERNMENT PLANS TO AWARD MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR GROUP TO CREATE CLIMATE WATCHDOG

    Feb 28, 2019

    McKenna’s office said that such an institute could help fill the void created by the government of former prime minister Stephen Harper when it cancelled funding for the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, or NRTEE, forcing the independent organization to close its doors i...


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    DUTCH STATE'S AIR FRANCE-KLM RAID SHOWS INTERVENTIONIST MOOD

    Feb 28, 2019

    When Air France’s new Canadian chief executive met Dutch politicians in The Hague on Feb. 15, he unknowingly set in motion a new chapter in European aviation nationalism. Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra had summoned Ben Smith to secure assurances that Air France would keep key routes ope...


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    U.S. CYBER COMMAND OPERATION DISRUPTED INTERNET ACCESS OF RUSSIAN TROLL FACTORY ON DAY OF 2018 MIDTERMS

    Feb 27, 2019

    The U.S. military blocked Internet access to an infamous Russian entity seeking to sow discord among Americans during the 2018 midterms, several U.S. officials said, a warning that the Kremlin’s operations against the United States are not cost-free. The strike on the Internet Research Agency ...


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    U.S. GOODS TRADE DEFICIT WIDENS SHARPLY IN DECEMBER

    Feb 27, 2019

    The U.S. goods trade deficit widened sharply in December as slowing global demand and a strong dollar weighed on exports, another sign that economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday the goods trade gap jumped 12.8 percent to $79.5 billion in December, al...

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    FACTBOX: U.S. COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TO PUBLISH FOURTH-QUARTER GDP REPORT THURSDAY

    Feb 27, 2019

    The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) will publish the fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) report on Thursday at 08:30 a.m (1330 GMT) after it was delayed by a 35-day partial shutdown of the government that ended on Jan. 25. The Commerce Department was among ...


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    USA LACKS MORAL TO QUESTION REFERENDUM IN CUBA, DIAZ-CANEL SAYS

    Feb 27, 2019

    Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Wednesday warned that the United States government lacks moral and prestige to question the constitutional referendum held on Sunday in Cuba, in which almost eight million people participated. 'Pompeo and the U.S. government do not en...


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    AVERAGE TAX REFUNDS PLUNGE 17%, BUT TRUMP ISN'T TO BLAME

    Feb 27, 2019

    Tax time: It's perhaps the perfect definition of a love-hate relationship. For most Americans, preparing your taxes is a chore. Working your way back through 12 months of finances, deductions, credits, and income can be laborious, even with do-it-yourself software or a tax professional by your s...


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    LOCAL COMMUNITIES SHOULD TAKE BACK CONTROL OVER POST-BREXIT FUNDING, SAYS NEW REPORT

    Feb 27, 2019

    Local areas should be able to decide how to spend the replacement to EU funding after Brexit, according to a new report from leading think tank IPPR. European structural funding, currently worth around £1.2 billion a year to the UK, is due to be replaced by a ‘Shared Prosperity Fund&rsqu...

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    U.S. SUPPORTS FRANCE'S G7 PUSH FOR MINIMUM TAXATION: MNUCHIN

    Feb 27, 2019

    The United States supports France’s call within the Group of Seven economic powers for a minimum level of taxation, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday after meeting with France’s finance minister in Paris. France has said it will use its G7 presidency this year to push f...


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    U.S. FACTORY ORDERS RISE LESS THAN EXPECTED IN DECEMBER

    Feb 27, 2019

    New orders for U.S.-made goods barely rose in December and business spending on equipment was much weaker than previously thought, pointing to a softening in manufacturing activity. Factory goods orders edged up 0.1 percent, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday, amid declining demand for machin...


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    EU NEEDS FINANCIAL POLICE, MONEY-LAUNDERING WATCHDOG: LAWMAKERS

    Feb 27, 2019

    The European Union should set up a police force to investigate tax evasion and financial crime and create a watchdog to counter money-laundering, EU lawmakers said in a report on Wednesday, which accuses seven member states of acting as tax havens. The report is the result of a year’s work by ...


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    U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE SAYS ISSUES WITH CHINA ARE 'TOO SERIOUS' TO BE RESOLVED WITH PURCHASES

    Feb 27, 2019

    U.S. issues with China are “too serious” to be resolved with promises from Beijing to purchase more U.S. goods and any deal between the two countries must be include a way to ensure commitments are met, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in testimony at a Congressional hear...

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    STERLING BUILDS ON GAINS AS FEARS OF NO-DEAL BREXIT FADE

    Feb 27, 2019

    Sterling extended this week’s gains on Wednesday as investors bet that a no-deal Brexit was less likely and that Britain’s departure from the European Union would be delayed. With the risk of no deal apparently dwindling, sterling has reached its highest against the dollar since Septembe...


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    OMB REMINDS AGENCIES THAT IT VETS DOCUMENTS BEFORE ROLL-OUTS

    Feb 27, 2019

    Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget director currently acting as his chief of staff, on Wednesday tightened enforcement of the Office of Management and Budget’s central role in vetting agency release of budget and policy documents. In a Feb. 26 memo to agency heads, acting Budget Dir...

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    US ISLANDS ASK FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR HELP IN WAKE OF DISASTERS

    Feb 26, 2019

    Leaders of U.S. territories including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands asked the federal government on Tuesday for more help in their efforts to recover from a deadly 2017 hurricane season, saying federal funds have been denied or released too slowly to help rebuild schools, roads and hospita...


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    U.S., TALIBAN TALK TROOP WITHDRAWAL, COUNTER-TERRORISM AT PEACE TALKS

    Feb 26, 2019

    American and Taliban officials looking to end a 17-year war in Afghanistan began their most detailed and high-level discussions yet on foreign troop withdrawals and counter-terrorism on Tuesday, officials close to the peace negotiations said. The talks, which kicked off in Doha on Monday with a meet...

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    THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS RIGGING THE GAME AGAINST SMALL BUSINESSES

    Feb 26, 2019

    A few weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission gave Staples the green light to buy one of the two wholesalers that sell to independent office supply dealers. The decision, passed by a party-line 3-2 vote, hardly made a blip in the news cycle. But it sheds enormous insight into the origins of the big-...


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    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RELEASES PLAN TO SUPPORT LGBTIQ SENIORS IN AGED CARE

    Feb 26, 2019

    The federal government has released its Aged Care Diversity Action Plan for senior LGBTIQ Australians, to help address specific challenges they face when accessing aged care services. The plan, announced by Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt on Monday, is intended to help LGBTIQ people express their needs...


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    UK TO STAND FOR RE-ELECTION TO HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

    Feb 26, 2019

    The UK government asserts that the Human Rights Council is the best tool the international community has to promote human rights in an imperfect world, and the UK will stand for a second term. The Human Rights Council (HRC) is made of 47 UN Member States, elected by the majority via the General Asse...


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    CRYPTO INDUSTRY TO REQUEST GOVERNMENT FOR RELAXATION IN NORMS

    Feb 25, 2019

    The cryptocurrency industry is now uniting against the government's order to ban the virtual currency in the country. The ecosystem will be coming on a single platform to deliberate on the possibilities of its future in India. It is to be noted that last year, India virtually banned cryptocurren...


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    TRUMP ORGANIZATION DONATES $191,538 TO U.S. TO OFFSET INCOME EARNED

    Feb 25, 2019

    The Trump Organization’s profit from foreign governments rose 26 percent last year, the company said Monday. Spending by foreign dignitaries, embassies and other government representatives produced $191,538 in net income for President Donald Trump’s family business, according to Eric Tru...


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    GOV. PRITZKER TAPPED TO SERVE ON PANEL THAT ADVISES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

    Feb 25, 2019

    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker now serves on a 10-member bipartisan panel to help guide federal government on issues ranging from homeland security to disaster response and the National Guard. The Council of Governors launched in 2008 to oversee benefits and compensation for National Guard members and ...


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    STOCK FUTURES RISE AS TRUMP DELAYS TARIFF HIKE ON CHINESE GOODS

    Feb 25, 2019

    U.S. stock index futures climbed on Monday, fueled by hopes of a resolution to a trade war between the United States and China after President Donald Trump said he would delay an increase in tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump said the trade talks were “productive” and that he and Chinese Pr...

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    AHEAD OF NORTH KOREA SUMMIT, CONCERN ABOUT TRUMP'S GAMBLE

    Feb 25, 2019

    In the eight months since President Trump declared North Korea "no longer a nuclear threat," the reclusive state has advanced both its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs and failed to provide an accounting of its deadly arsenal, according to multiple U.S. intelligence assessmen...

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    LEADING US UNIVERSITY TECH TRANSFER OFFICE HEADS MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND TOP UK UNIVERSITIES

    Feb 25, 2019

    Two of the most innovative US universities, along with their UK counterparts, will meet with the minister and innovation and industrial strategy leaders from UK government today Lesley Millar-Nicholson, Director of MIT’s Technology Licensing Office, and Karin Immergluck, Executive Director of ...

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    BREXIT: IRELAND FOCUSED ON ‘REASSURING’ UK TO PASS DEAL – COVENEY

    Feb 25, 2019

    Tanaiste Simon Coveney has said the efforts of the Irish Government were now largely focused on providing reassurance and clarification to the British government to help get the Brexit deal over the line by the end of March. As the British government announced on Sunday that it would delay the meani...

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    SCOTLAND'S FARMERS 'SCUNNERED' BY POST-BREXIT LEGISLATION IMPASSE

    Feb 25, 2019

    The UK government published its Agriculture Bill last year, outlining a framework for farm support payments to replace the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. Although the administrations of Wales and Northern Ireland have asked the government to legislate on their behalf in some areas, the Scottis...

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    TRUMP TO SET UP SCIENCE PANEL TO COUNTER HIS OWN GOVERNMENT'S CLIMATE CHANGE CONSENSUS, OFFICIALS SAY

    Feb 24, 2019

    The White House plans to create an ad hoc group of select federal scientists to reassess the government's analysis of climate science and counter its conclusions that the continued burning of fossil fuels is harming the planet, according to three administration officials. The National Security C...

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    TRUMP THREATENS A SECOND EMBARGO OF CUBA

    Feb 24, 2019

    The Trump administration is threatening to unleash a flood of lawsuits involving Cuba, which no U.S. president has ever done. It has set a deadline of March 2 to announce whether it will create, in the words of the National Lawyers Guild, “a second embargo” of Cuba “one that would ...

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    BREXIT BRIEF: U.K. GOVERNMENT WARNED OF FRESH REBELLION IN FACE OF NO-DEAL

    Feb 22, 2019

    The U.K. government has been warned that dozens of its members could quit in an effort to prevent the country leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement. With less than 40 days to go until the country leaves the bloc, Prime Minister Theresa May is scrambling to save the divisive Brexi...

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    FARM REAL ESTATE PRICES HOLDING UP, BUT USDA WORRIED ABOUT A FALL

    Feb 22, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is concerned about a potential decline in farmland real estate prices, but has seen no sign of that happening so far, USDA chief economist Robert Johansson said on Thursday. Farmland prices are a key pillar of equity for the U.S. agricultural heartland, which has b...

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    SIMON COVENEY LAUNCHES EMERGENCY MEASURES TO PROTECT IRELAND IN EVENT OF NO-DEAL BREXIT

    Feb 22, 2019

    Tanaiste Simon Coveney has launched emergency measures to protect Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, while warning that the Irish backstop will “not be jettisoned” by the EU at the last minute. Mr Coveney said his only desire was to see the emergency laws "sit on a shelf"...

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    COULD IT SKILLS SHORTAGE SCUPPER UK AMBITIONS FOR DIGITAL PUBLIC SERVICES?

    Feb 22, 2019

    It has been almost a decade since the government pulled the plug on what would have been the world’s largest civilian computer system. The NHS IT system was meant to create electronic patient records for use across the health service in England, but ended up becoming known as the biggest IT fa...

    THE GUARDIAN
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    UPDATE 3-ELEVEN VENEZUELA DIPLOMATS IN U.S. DEFECT SINCE LAST MONTH -OPPOSITION

    Feb 22, 2019

    Eleven Venezuelan diplomats in the United States have defected from President Nicolas Maduro’s government since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president last month, a representative of the opposition said on Thursday. Gustavo Marcano, senior aide to the Venezuelan oppos...

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    U.S. SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN BACKS REPARATIONS FOR BLACK AMERICANS

    Feb 22, 2019

    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, supports the federal government issuing reparations to black Americans who were economically affected by slavery, she said on Thursday. “We must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctio...

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    BLOCKCHAIN MIGHT BE THE ANSWER TO BREXIT'S CUSTOMS PREDICAMENT

    Feb 21, 2019

    As the speculations surrounding Brexit take center stage in the parliamentary affairs of the United Kingdom, the logistical nightmares that a “no-deal Brexit” would bring forth have to be taken into account. The U.K. ports are arguably at the epicenter of trouble, as customs officials wo...

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    RECORD UK GOVERNMENT BORROWING SURPLUS IN JANUARY

    Feb 21, 2019

    The chancellor's next Spring Statement has been given a lift after the government recorded its largest January borrowing surplus last month. Government finances were in surplus by £14.9bn last month, the largest January surplus since records began in 1993, official figures showed. The figu...

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    ASIAN STOCKS HIGHER AHEAD OF US-CHINA TARIFF WAR TALKS

    Feb 21, 2019

    Asian stock markets rose Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariffs battle. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4 percent to 21,528.25 after a gauge of manufacturing activity fell to a three-year low, suggesting Japanese economic g...

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    CLIMATE THREAT DOUBTER IS LEADING EFFORT TO ADVISE TRUMP

    Feb 20, 2019

    The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science. A "discussion paper" obtained by The Associated Press asks federa...

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    DEMOCRATS’ RESOLUTION AGAINST TRUMP EMERGENCY COMING FRIDAY

    Feb 20, 2019

    House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution’s separation of pow...

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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=63126312

    GOVERNMENT HEADED FOR CLOSE TO HALF OF NATION'S HEALTH TAB

    Feb 20, 2019

    Even without a history-making health care remake to deliver "Medicare-for-all," government at all levels will be paying nearly half the nation's health care tab in less than 10 years, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The government growth is driven by traditional Medic...

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    DEMOCRATS WARN TRUMP MAY RUSH NUCLEAR TRANSFER TO SAUDIS

    Feb 20, 2019

    US lawmakers said Tuesday they were probing whether President Donald Trump is rushing to sell sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia to please corporate supporters who stand to profit handsomely. The House of Representatives committee in charge of investigations, led by the rival Democratic Pa...

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    BIFA CALLS FOR RESPONSE TO UK GOVERNMENT’S BREXIT CONSULTATION

    Feb 20, 2019

    The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has urged its members to respond to the UK Government’s aviation policy consultation process. As the UK prepares its long-term aviation policy running through 2050, th...

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    US ADVOCACY GROUP CALLS FOR NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON BLOCKCHAIN

    Feb 20, 2019

    The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a blockchain advocacy group, has called for the U.S. government to implement a national strategy for blockchain technology. The organization released its recommendations for the plan on Wednesday, urging the government to promote and support the blockchain industry t...

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    TRUMP SIGNS DIRECTIVE IN MOVE TO CREATE A U.S. SPACE FORCE

    Feb 20, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday (February 19) took a step towards creating a U.S. Space Force, a new branch of the military dedicated to handling threats in space. Trump signed Space Policy Directive 4, which puts in place the foundation for a legislative initiative that could establish a Spa...

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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=63066306

    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO END FUEL ECONOMY TALKS WITH CALIFORNIA: OFFICIAL

    Feb 20, 2019

    The Trump administration has decided to end negotiations with California over plans to roll back fuel economy rules, a government official confirmed on Wednesday. The California Air Resources Board has been meeting with officials from the White House, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and federal...

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    ANDREW MCCABE COULDN’T BELIEVE THE THINGS TRUMP SAID ABOUT PUTIN

    Feb 19, 2019

    In the months before President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, FBI counterintelligence agents investigating Russian election interference were also collecting evidence suggesting that Trump could be compromised by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy di...

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    UK GOVERNMENT WILL USE TARIFFS AND QUOTAS TO PROTECT UK FARMERS AFTER BREXIT, MINISTER WARNS

    Feb 19, 2019

    The British government will use tools including tariffs and quotas to make sure its farmers are not left at a competitive disadvantage by Brexit, environment minister Michael Gove will say today. As part of Ireland's Brexit planning, the Department of Agriculture has carried out a detailed analy...

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    UK IS COMMITTED TO STRENGTHENING UK-INDIA DEFENCE TIES

    Feb 19, 2019

    The UK will attend Aero India in force again this year, reflecting the importance of the UK-India defence relationship. Industry and government representatives will be present to promote some of the world’s most innovative defence and aviation technologies and strengthen relationships with Ind...

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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=62946294

    THE SPROUT: FEDS BRACED FOR FAILURE OF NATFA PRE-TRUMP

    Feb 19, 2019

    Good afternoon and welcome to the Sprout. It’s National Chocolate Mint Day! Undoubted chocolate-mint leader Girl Scouts recently deployed a questionable marketing campaign with the use of a shirtless Jason Momoa. That’s from USA Today. Canada was bracing for the North American Free Trade...

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    RETAILERS RESIST UK PLANS FOR PLASTIC BOTTLE DEPOSITS

    Feb 18, 2019

    Retailers are pushing back against UK government plans for a deposit return program designed to encourage recycling of plastic bottles and aluminum cans. The government is considering whether deposits on bottles should apply to all drink containers, or be limited to containers that are 750 millilite...

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    GERMAN AUTOMAKERS AT MOST RISK FROM TRUMP TARIFFS

    Feb 18, 2019

    The U.S. Commerce Department sent a report on Sunday to President Donald Trump that could unleash steep tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. Profits at German automakers are seen most at risk from tariffs on cars they export to the U.S. from Europe. U.S. government officials have not given any i...

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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=62836283

    AA AND IPA TEAM UP WITH UK GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH 'EXPORT MONTH' AS BREXIT DRAWS CLOSER

    Feb 18, 2019

    The UK advertising industry is pulling together ahead of Brexit with a coordinated trade push designed to champion the UK ad industry's exports throughout March. To mark 'Export Month', the Advertising Association (AA) together with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) and...

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    SINGAPORE FUND AND BRITISH DEVELOPER EYE STAKE IN UK GOVERNMENT’S SOUTH ASIAN RENEWABLES COMPANY

    Feb 18, 2019

    U.K. developer Lightsource BP – in which oil and gas giant BP has a significant minority stake and its Singapore fund partner EverSource Capital are reportedly ready to take up all the $100 million slice of Ayana Renewable Power which is being put up for sale. Mumbai-based investment fund Ever...

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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=62876287

    UK GOVERNMENT GUARANTEES EU FUNDING PROGRAMS IN GIBRALTAR

    Feb 18, 2019

    In November, the European Union and the United Kingdom concluded the terms of an agreement for the orderly departure of the UK from the European Union. Gibraltar was part of that agreement. The Withdrawal Agreement includes a transitional phase until the end of 2020, which also covers Gibraltar. Thi...

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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=62886288

    US SENATE APPROVES WILLIAM BARR AS ATTORNEY GENERAL

    Feb 15, 2019

    The US Senate on Thursday (local time) voted to confirm William Barr as the nation's next attorney general, putting him in charge of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry into alleged Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential elections. The Senate voted 54-45 for Barr's nomination...

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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=62756275

    TRUMP’S EMERGENCY DECLARATION IS A TEST FOR SENATE REPUBLICANS

    Feb 15, 2019

    There was a climactic moment Thursday afternoon as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on the Senate floor that President Donald Trump would sign a compromise deal on border-security funding, but would also declare a national emergency to try to build his wall. What happens next will be a test...

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    PENCE PRAISES POLAND'S ACTIONS ON HUAWEI AS U.S. PRESSURE MOUNTS

    Feb 14, 2019

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence praised Poland on Wednesday for its commitment to “protecting the telecoms sector from China”, as part of a concerted push by the United States to convince its allies to exclude tech giant Huawei from telecoms projects. Fueled by concerns that Huawei produc...

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    U.S. GROUP SAYS TRUMP TRADE TARIFFS COST BUSINESSES $2.7 BILLION IN NOVEMBER

    Feb 14, 2019

    U.S. businesses paid an additional $2.7 billion in tariffs in November 2018, according to data from a coalition of U.S. business groups fighting President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs.  The group, which brands itself “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland” and includes the Americans for ...

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    SENATOR GRAHAM SAYS TRUMP IS INCLINED TO SIGN FUNDING DEAL

    Feb 14, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump is inclined to sign bipartisan legislation to fund the government as long as its provisions on a border wall and bed spaces for illegal immigrants are as he expects, a Republican senator close to the White House said on Wednesday. “If you can use the money the way h...

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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=62686268

    SHUTDOWN-AVOIDING SPENDING PACKAGE INCLUDES 1.9 PERCENT PAY RAISE FOR 2019

    Feb 13, 2019

    Congress is poised to override President Trump’s decision last year to freeze federal civilian pay in 2019, according to House leaders. A spending deal between House and Senate appropriators released late Wednesday provided a 1.9 percent across-the-board raise to federal workers this year, the...

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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=62696269

    UK TRANSPORT SECRETARY CONTINUES TO FUND DIRECT FLIGHTS BETWEEN CITY OF DERRY AIRPORT AND LONDON

    Feb 13, 2019

    People in Derry-Londonderry and its surrounding areas will continue to benefit from direct flights to London, the Transport Secretary announced today. Speaking in the House of Commons earlier, Chris Grayling confirmed that the UK government, in partnership with the Department for the Economy in Nort...

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    U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN CAUSED 'REAL HARM' TO TAXPAYERS: IRS WATCHDOG

    Feb 13, 2019

    The partial U.S. government shutdown in December and January caused “real harm” to taxpayers, with many unable to get help from officials to understand their tax obligations, a government watchdog said. In a report released on Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service watchdog said the 35-da...

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    GOVERNMENT FORESHADOWS BORDER PROTECTION ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE WAKE OF HISTORIC LOSS IN PARLIAMENT

    Feb 13, 2019

    The Federal Government is gearing up for an election fight on border protection after its historic defeat on the floor of Parliament over medical care for asylum seekers. The Coalition is preparing to beef up border protection measures in response, foreshadowing announcements to be made in coming da...

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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=62586258

    HOUSE DEMOCRATS TO INVESTIGATE BACK PAY ISSUES AFTER GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Feb 13, 2019

    A small group of House Democrats are investigating why there have been so many challenges in issuing back pay to the 800,000 federal employees who missed two paychecks during the 35-day government shutdown. Federal employees over the past weeks have described a variety of mistakes with their back pa...

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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=62596259

    UK NET MIGRATION COULD INCREASE BY 100,000 UNDER GOVERNMENT'S POST-BREXIT PLANS

    Feb 13, 2019

    Net migration to the UK could INCREASE after Brexit under current plans, a new report has claimed. The measure - the difference between the numbers arriving and departing- could reach 380,000 a year if the proposed new system is introduced; according to campaign group Migration Watch UK. This would ...

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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=62616261

    TRUMP SAYS HE’S ‘EXTREMELY UNHAPPY’ WITH SPENDING AGREEMENT, STILL PREDICTS NO SHUTDOWN

    Feb 12, 2019

    President Trump on Tuesday voiced his discontent with a bipartisan agreement struck by congressional negotiators to avoid a partial government shutdown later this week, but still expressed optimism that agencies would not be forced to once again close their doors. Leaders from both parties in the ap...

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    UK COULD LOSE ALMOST 50% OF EUROPEAN FUNDING IN A ‘NO-DEAL’ BREXIT, WARNS REPORT

    Feb 12, 2019

    The UK could lose almost half of its European funding under a “no-deal Brexit”, according to a report released today by the House of Lords’ subcommittee on EU home affairs. the report urges the government to explain how it would replace the loss of European funding adding that doin...

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    DEFYING VOTERS, UTAH GOVERNOR SIGNS LIMITED MEDICAID EXPANSION

    Feb 12, 2019

    Utah’s governor on Monday signed legislation into law a limited Medicaid expansion plan, defying voters who approved a full expansion in November. The bill signed by Gov. Gary Herbert (R) would cover far fewer people, and cost taxpayers more money, than the plan voters approved in November. Th...

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    TRUMP ORDERS GOVERNMENT TO PRIORITIZE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

    Feb 12, 2019

    President Donald Trump on Monday, February 11, ordered the US administration to give greater priority to artificial intelligence, a move seen as firing up a battle for leadership with China. The American AI Initiative executive order calls for the administration to "devote the full resources of...

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    CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR TO DRAW DOWN GUARD TROOPS AT BORDER

    Feb 11, 2019

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans Monday to withdraw several hundred National Guard troops from the state's southern border with Mexico in defiance of the Trump administration's request for support from border states. About 100 of the 360 troops will remain deployed under California's a...

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    DONALD TRUMP'S SNUBS OF IRAQI OFFICIALS RISK US INFLUENCE IN BAGHDAD

    Feb 11, 2019

    US President Donald Trump’s mistreatment of Iraq has put at risk Washington's influence in Baghdad and given rise to the possibility of American troops being removed from the country, experts say. Relations between the two states have grown tense after Mr Trump's unannounced visit to A...

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    CANADA, U.S. PRIMED FOR CUBA DISPUTE

    Feb 11, 2019

    I hate to say it, but Canada and the United States are headed for a major bilateral dust-up in 45 days. And with U.S. President Donald Trump wandering around the White House, it is not the type of Canada-U.S. dispute that lends itself to easy resolution. It revolves around the sticky issue of Title ...

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    FIRST U.S. TAX FILINGS UNDER TRUMP’S OVERHAUL OFF TO SLOW START

    Feb 11, 2019

    The first U.S. tax filing season under the overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law at the end of 2017 got off to a slow start in the first week, with data released on Friday showing a significant drop in returns and refunds. According to the Internal Revenue Service, the total number of...

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    UK GOVERNMENT TO INTERVENE OVER NORTHERN IRELAND RECLASSIFICATION ISSUE

    Feb 11, 2019

    The UK government will intervene to prevent the debts of Northern Ireland’s housing associations being shifted onto the public balance sheet, Inside Housing can reveal. In a highly unusual move by the UK government, Westminster’s Northern Ireland office has told Inside Housing that it in...

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    https://Government.report/news-article.aspx?ID=62436243

    LAWMAKERS SAY THEY HAVE AN AGREEMENT TO AVOID ANOTHER SHUTDOWN

    Feb 11, 2019

    Congressional negotiators announced Monday evening they had agreed to the broad outlines of a deal to avoid a partial government shutdown later this week, saying they hoped to draft the measure and move it through both chambers quickly. The breakthrough came as the top appropriators in the House and...

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    EPA PRESS OFFICE UNDER FIRE FOR RELEASING POLITICALLY CHARGED RESIGNATION LETTER

    Feb 11, 2019

    A politically appointed adviser to the Environmental Protection Agency submitted a vocal resignation letter last week praising President Trump and denouncing the political “left.” That put the agency’s press office in an awkward position. Mandy Gunasekara, who since November 2017 h...

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    STATE DEPARTMENT NAMES FOX NEWS AND NAVY VETERAN TO COUNTER PROPAGANDA

    Feb 08, 2019

    Top State Department officials on Thursday announced the long-rumored appointment of Navy veteran and former Fox News correspondent Lea Gabrielle as a special envoy in charge of the department’s controversial three-year-old Global Engagement Center. “The fight against propaganda and disi...

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    HHS REMOVED WEBPAGES ON CONTRACEPTION COVERAGE UNDER OBAMACARE

    Feb 07, 2019

    Educational and enrollment materials relating to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act were removed from the Health and Human Services Department’s website early in the Trump administration, a new study found. The latest in the ongoing agency website monitoring by the Sunlight F...

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    TOP GENERAL IN MIDDLE EAST SAYS HE WASN’T CONSULTED ON SYRIA WITHDRAWAL

    Feb 06, 2019

    The top U.S. commander in the Middle East on Tuesday told lawmakers that he was not consulted before President Trump abruptly announced the U.S. withdrawal from Syria. It has been widely reported that the Pentagon was surprised by the move delivered via a tweet in December but U.S. Central Command c...

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    TRUMP ANNOUNCES SECOND NORTH KOREA SUMMIT IN STATE OF THE UNION

    Feb 06, 2019

    President Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a second time: a two-day summit in Vietnam at month’s end. The announcement was perhaps the most significant national-security development in his 82-minute State of the Union speech. Trump touted his relationship with Kim. “If...

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    REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS CHALLENGE GSA WATCHDOG'S TRUMP HOTEL PROBE

    Feb 05, 2019

    A group of four Republican lawmakers on Monday criticized an inspector general for a report issued last month concluding that the General Services Administration had neglected to consider all relevant legal issues when it approved President Trump’s special arrangement retaining his company&rsq...

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    U.S. JOB GROWTH LIKELY SLOWED; MINIMAL HIT SEEN FROM GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Feb 01, 2019

    U.S. job growth likely slowed in January after December’s weather-related outsized surge, but the pace of hiring probably remains fast enough to support the economy amid a darkening outlook resulting from government policy and cooling global economies. The Labor Department will publish its clo...

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    USA OFFERS TO SELL MILITARY HARDWARE

    Feb 01, 2019

    Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said yesterday that the United States (US) government has proposed to the Bangladesh government purchase of military hardware from them. “The US ambassador to Bangladesh raised the issue of purchase of military hardware from them. He said, if we wanted to buy an...

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    UK SIGNS EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA TRADE CONTINUITY AGREEMENT

    Jan 31, 2019

    A continuity agreement will see British businesses and consumers benefitting from continued trade with Eastern and Southern Africa after we leave the European Union. Trade Minister George Hollingbery signed the UK-Eastern and Southern Africa agreement in London today (Thursday 31 January) with a num...

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    UK TO FUND FIVE LOW CARBON RAIL PROJECTS

    Jan 31, 2019

    The UK Government has selected five projects for development funding under its initiative to support new schemes that can help to reduce the railway’s carbon footprint. A total of £1.75m was awarded to the decarbonisation projects, chosen in the second round of the Department for Transpo...

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    FBI AGENT PLEADS GUILTY TO COLLECTING $25,000 IN PAY FOR HOURS HE DIDN'T WORK

    Jan 31, 2019

    A Little Rock, Ark.-based FBI special agent resigned from the government on Jan. 28 and pleaded guilty to embezzlement of government property by filing false certifications of his work hours. Nizam Hasheem, a 10-year veteran, had been assigned temporarily to headquarters and the Washington field off...

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    THE VARIOUS PLANS TO AVERT FUTURE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS

    Jan 31, 2019

    In recent weeks, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been brainstorming ways to end the practice of shutting down federal agencies if Congress cannot reach an agreement on how to fund them before a spending deadline hits. Following the end of the 35-day partial government shutdown, which the C...

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    PELOSI VOWS NO WALL FUNDS, TRUMP SAYS HE WON'T WAIT FOR TALKS

    Jan 31, 2019

    In her first press conference since a record-long partial government shutdown ended, top Democrat Nancy Pelosi renewed her party's vow that Democrats will not allocate funding to build a wallon the US-Mexico border. House Speaker Pelosi told reporters on Thursday, "There's not going to ...

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    MANY FAMILIES MAY NEED MONTHS TO RECOVER FROM THE SHUTDOWN

    Jan 30, 2019

    Ever since the government shutdown ended last Friday, Yvette Hicks said her cable company, her electric company, the bank that processes her auto-loan payments, and her life-insurance company have been calling her “back to back to back.” They want to know when they’ll be paid. Hick...

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    2.6 PERCENT PAY RAISE BILL PASSES HOUSE, SHUTDOWN-RELATED TSP WITHDRAWALS EXCEED $140M, AND MORE

    Jan 30, 2019

    The House voted 259-161 Wednesday to approve a bill that would provide pay parity between the federal civilian and military workforces by authorizing a 2.6 percent pay raise for 2019, retroactive to Jan. 1. A companion bill was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday. Federal employee groups quickly app...

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    INTELLIGENCE CHIEFS DIVERGE FROM TRUMP ON MAIN THREATS TO U.S.

    Jan 30, 2019

    U.S. intelligence heads went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday and described the threats facing America in terms quite different from those offered by the White House. North Korea is still committed to developing nuclear missiles. ISIS, though weakened, still commands thousands of fighters. China’s r...

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    NASA EMPLOYEES RETURN TO FLOODED SPACE CENTER POST-SHUTDOWN

    Jan 30, 2019

    The partial government shutdown claimed millions of victims, from the federal workers who missed paychecks to the citizens who faced delays in critical services. In at least one case, federal office space itself suffered significantly. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center employees returned to work this...

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    TRUMP EYES LIMIT TO STATES' POWER TO BLOCK PIPELINES

    Jan 30, 2019

    The Trump administration is considering taking steps to limit the ability of states to block interstate gas pipelines and other energy projects, according to three people familiar with the deliberations. The effort, possibly done through an executive order, is aimed chiefly at states in the Northeas...

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    UK TIER 2 VISA REVIEW FOR TEACHERS PROMISED BY UK GOVERNMENT

    Jan 29, 2019

    Applying under the Tier 2 visa and Tier 2 sponsor licence scheme is expensive, complicated and difficult for both employers and employees. The Home Office guides are so lengthy and difficult to understand that some people must wonder if this has been done intentionally to put off people and so reduc...

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    UNIONS: ANTI-SHUTDOWN LAWSUIT WILL PROCEED, DESPITE GOVERNMENT REOPENING

    Jan 29, 2019

    Two federal employee unions said that they will continue to pursue lawsuits challenging the legality of agencies’ practice of requiring workers to work without pay during government shutdowns, even after the partial shutdown ended Friday. Earlier this month, the National Treasury Employees Uni...

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    WHAT THE SHUTDOWN TAUGHT US ABOUT FEDERAL PAYROLL

    Jan 29, 2019

    If the American people never considered the impact of not paying the government’s millions of employees, they have now. The longest government shutdown in history shined a light on the importance of paying hardworking public servants on time and in the right amount. Without that, many of the s...

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    NEW GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE ENCOURAGES PESTICIDES INDUSTRY TO PREPARE FOR EU EXIT

    Jan 29, 2019

    The Government has today (29 January) issued guidance to manufacturers and users of Plant Protection Products (PPPs) on what action they need to take now to minimise any disruption once the UK leaves the EU. The high scientific standard to which decisions on the use of pesticides are made will not c...

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    WILL THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN DRIVE FEDERAL WORKERS TO VOTE AGAINST TRUMP IN 2020?

    Jan 29, 2019

    At a time when hypocrisy and illogical reasoning seem to reign supreme within a government torn in two over what is ultimately a really expensive construction/vanity project, it would seem as though we’ve already maxed out our tolerance for the inane. But the recent government shutdown—w...

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    AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS WARN AGAINST ANOTHER SHUTDOWN

    Jan 29, 2019

    The nation’s air traffic control system “is less safe than it was on Dec. 21,” the president of the major air traffic controllers union warned on Tuesday. “The system is on the verge of unraveling, and we sounded the bell,” Paul Rinaldi, president of the National Air Tr...

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    WHY THE UK GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO DO MORE TO COMBAT MODERN SLAVERY

    Jan 28, 2019

    More than 35 million people around the world are subject to modern-day slavery, a quarter of them children. Victims include women who are trafficked for prostitution or forced marriage and people coerced into bonded or forced labor.  In recent years, there has been a growing international effor...

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    HOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS HANDLING PAY AND BENEFITS FOR SHUTDOWN-IMPACTED FEDS

    Jan 28, 2019

    Most federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown that ended on Friday will receive their back pay by Jan. 31, according to new guidance from the Trump administration. Agencies that are reopening should provide flexibility in asking their workers to come back to the office, with the...

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    AFTER A MESSY ELECTION, STATES PUSH TO MAKE VOTING EASIER

    Jan 28, 2019

    In the nearly three months since elections dogged by accusations of voter suppression, state lawmakers across the country have either filed or pre-filed at least 230 bills that would expand access to the ballot for millions of Americans. Bipartisan efforts aim to bring automatic voter registration, ...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION GRANTS RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION TO MINISTRY IN FOSTER CARE PROGRAM

    Jan 28, 2019

    The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will allow a ministry in South Carolina that only works with heterosexual Christian families to participate in a federally funded foster care program. That means Miracle Hill Ministries can receive federal funding to participate in the program while no...

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    PHILADELPHIANS HAVE MIXED FEELINGS AFTER 35-DAY GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ENDS

    Jan 27, 2019

    The largest government shutdown in American history ended after 35 days Friday, and Philadelphians have mixed feelings about what that means for their lives and professional endeavors. A bill announced by President Donald Trump will put the government and its agencies back in service for three weeks...

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    SAN JOSE BANS EVICTIONS ON UNPAID FEDERAL WORKERS

    Jan 25, 2019

    Prior to the end of the longest government shutdown in the nation's history, the city of San Jose moved to ban all evictions in the city on unpaid federal workers until one month after the shutdown ends.  All across the housing industry, companies and agencies have taken action to aid feder...

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    TRUMP'S SPACE AMBITIONS ARE TOO BIG FOR ONE PRESIDENT

    Jan 24, 2019

    It is not the job of presidents to know the specifics of space exploration and its mind-bending physics, or to contemplate deeply the timescales and technology required for a high-stakes mission to another planet. But usually they have some sense of what’s remotely possible, and of what they&r...

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    BLANK-CHECK COMPANY IPOS MOVING AHEAD DESPITE U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Jan 23, 2019

    A corner of the market for initial public offerings is evading the freeze on stock market flotations inflicted by the U.S. government shutdown, putting the spotlight on listings that usually stay under most investors’ radar. “Blank-check” companies, which launch IPOs to raise money...

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    ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR FURLOUGHED GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

    Jan 23, 2019

    The U.S. Federal Government shutdown has caused hardships for federal employees who are furloughed, or still working but without pay. As a result of the shutdown, businesses and cities are looking to help federal employees with their bills. Below is a compiled rundown of banks throughout the United ...

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    REVERSING COURSE, TRUMP ADMIN ALLOWS FEDS WORKING THROUGH SHUTDOWN TO TAKE LEAVE WITHOUT PENALTY

    Jan 23, 2019

    The Trump administration is providing significantly greater flexibility to federal employees working without pay during the shutdown, appearing to walk back guidance it issued last week that sought to crack down on employees calling out of work while they are not receiving paychecks. The new guidanc...

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    SHUTDOWN’S ECONOMIC IMPACT IS A FORCEFUL REMINDER OF WHY GOVERNMENT MATTERS

    Jan 22, 2019

    As the United States endures the longest shutdown in its history, Americans are getting a taste of life without government. The absence of some services are clearly visible, such as a buildup of trash at national parks or longer lines at airport security checkpoints. Others, like those felt primaril...

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    FBI FIELD OFFICES COLLECT FOOD DONATIONS FOR UNPAID EMPLOYEES

    Jan 22, 2019

    Thomas O’Connor, the FBI special agent who is volunteer president of the FBI Agents Association, said on Tuesday that it’s not normal for him to be sitting in front of news cameras. But nor is it “normal” for chunks of the government to be shut down so that the group’s ...

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    USDA CONTINUES CONTROVERSIAL CALL-BACKS OF FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES

    Jan 22, 2019

    Continuing the Trump administration’s disputed approach of calling back furloughed employees before the partial government shutdown has ended, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Tuesday announced he is “reopening” the scattered offices of the Farm Service Agency. Since Jan. 17, ...

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    PLAN TO PAY EXCEPTED FEDS IMMEDIATELY GAINS MOMENTUM

    Jan 22, 2019

    With just days remaining until federal employees at unfunded agencies miss their second straight paycheck, an idea to compensate at least some of them promptly appears to be gaining traction on Capitol Hill. Two weeks ago, Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the Shutdow...

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    WHITE HOUSE WIDENS ITS CLAMPDOWN ON CONGRESSIONAL TRAVEL

    Jan 18, 2019

    In the latest tit-for-tat between the White House and congressional Democrats on overseas travel, President Trump’s acting budget director on Friday sent an all-agency-head memo requiring them to obtain permission from the White House chief of staff before spending money on support for lawmake...

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    NANCY PELOSI’S POWER MOVE ON THE STATE OF THE UNION

    Jan 17, 2019

    The latest casualty of the partial government shutdown might be President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a letter to the president on Wednesday, suggested that the annual speech before Congress be postponed or scrapped altogether in light of the legis...

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    FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RALLY TO HIGHLIGHT THE WORK THEY’RE NOT DOING DURING THE SHUTDOWN

    Jan 17, 2019

    During the ongoing partial government shutdown, federal employees fall into three buckets: those who are furloughed, those who are working without pay and those whose agencies are funded and are working and receiving their paychecks normally. Workers from all three of those buckets gathered in Washi...

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    SENATE REPUBLICANS, FEELING THE HEAT, PUSH FOR NEGOTIATIONS

    Jan 15, 2019

    Twenty-four days into the longest government shutdown in US history and with the White House and House Democrats no closer to a deal, pressure is ramping up on Senate Republicans to craft an exit plan that will get federal employees back to work and pull their party out of a deepening political quag...

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    SENIOR U.S. DEMOCRAT SEEKS DELAY IN LIFTING SANCTIONS ON RUSSIAN FIRMS

    Jan 15, 2019

    The second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday he would ask the Treasury Department to delay the lifting of sanctions on two companies tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to give Congress time to review the decision. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told report...

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    OMB'S SHUTDOWN IMPROVISING DRAWS FIRE FROM BUDGET AND LEGAL EXPERTS

    Jan 15, 2019

    President Trump’s temporary budget director, acting in the unprecedented role of piloting the government during a partial but now record-breaking shutdown, has directed federal agencies to take several actions to ease the pain of closures on citizenry. Russell Vought last week prompted both th...

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    SENATE REPUBLICANS HATCH PLAN TO PREVENT FUTURE SHUTDOWNS

    Jan 14, 2019

    A group of nine Republican senators has an idea to avoid government shutdowns in the future: remove the concept of shutdown from the appropriations process. The End Government Shutdowns Act (S. 104), introduced by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and eight of his Republican colleagues last week, would stip...

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    COMPELLED TO WORK WITHOUT PAY, FEDERAL EMPLOYEES SUE TRUMP, ACCUSING HIM OF VIOLATING 13TH AMENDMENT

    Jan 14, 2019

    A group of federal employees working without pay during the partial government shutdown are likening the predicament to involuntary servitude in a lawsuit filed last week, accusing President Trump and their bosses of violating the 13th Amendment. The lawsuit is one of several pursued by federal work...

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    NEW AIR POLLUTION PLANS IMPROVE ON EU RULES, GOVERNMENT CLAIMS

    Jan 14, 2019

    The government has set out new plans on air pollution that ministers say go beyond existing EU rules, with a pledge to improve air quality nationwide to the standards the World Health Organization (WH0) recommends. Farmers will be subject to such air quality regulations for the first time to cut the...

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    UK GOVERNMENT HAS NO INTENTION TO RELAX FRACKING RULES, LETTER SHOWS

    Jan 14, 2019

    UK government ministers have "no intention of altering" regulations on tremors caused by fracking which have repeatedly halted work in Lancashire, it has emerged. Shale firm Cuadrilla has called for the relaxation of the rules which have forced the company to pause fracking in Lancashire o...

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    UK GOVERNMENT OPENS CONSULTATION ON LARGE SCALE PV-PLUS-STORAGE RULES

    Jan 14, 2019

    In the U.K., systems bigger than 50 MW fall under the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects regime and require special permitting. With the aim of optimizing the market for higher storage penetration, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is holding a consultation unti...

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    IN LEBANON, U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL CALLS HEZBOLLAH 'UNACCEPTABLE'

    Jan 14, 2019

    The U.S. State Department criticised Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group on Monday for digging tunnels into Israel and stockpiling rockets, as Washington steps up efforts to isolate Tehran. In recent weeks, Israeli forces uncovered tunnels they said were dug by Hezbollah, and Lebanon complai...

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    IN SETBACK IN VENEZUELA, U.S. IS WITHDRAWING DIPLOMATS FROM ITS EMBASSY

    Jan 12, 2019

    The United States is withdrawing all remaining diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, because of worsening conditions in the country, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late Monday. The move is a setback for the Trump administration, which had vowed to keep dip...


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    U.S. MILITARY RETRIEVES POSSIBLE WORLD WAR TWO REMAINS FROM MYANMAR

    Jan 12, 2019

    The United States on Tuesday retrieved the possible remains of service members who went missing in Myanmar during the Second World War, marking the first such mission to Myanmar carried out by U.S. military aircraft, American officials said. After a brief ceremony, the remains were taken from Myanma...


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    CHINA SHOULD RELEASE TAIWAN ACTIVIST, SAYS U.S. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ENVOY

    Jan 12, 2019

    The U.S. ambassador for religious freedom on Tuesday called for the release of a Taiwan activist jailed in China, saying the case was highly concerning to the U.S. government. Sam Brownback said activist Li Ming-che, a community college lecturer and an activist at a human rights non-governmental org...

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    BRAZIL TO SIGN ACCORD WITH U.S. ON SPACE TECHNOLOGY NEXT WEEK

    Jan 12, 2019

    The United States and Brazil have negotiated an accord to safeguard U.S. space technology the South American nation hopes will be used in commercial rockets lifting off from its launch site near the equator, the Brazilian government said on Monday.

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    DOMINIC GRIEVE ACCUSES UK GOVERNMENT OF 'DISRESPECTING' DEVOLUTION

    Jan 12, 2019

    A TORY MP has accused the UK Government of “disrespecting” the identities of the devolved nations. Dominic Grieve was speaking during a debate ahead of a key vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. He started by saying that he found it “painful” to find himself in a position...


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    LAWSUITS: MAKING FEDS WORK DURING SHUTDOWN VIOLATES 13TH AMENDMENT

    Jan 11, 2019

    A trio of lawsuits filed by federal employees this week argue that the law that allows agencies to require them to report to work without pay during a shutdown violates the Constitution’s due process protections and the prohibition against slavery. The National Treasury Employees Union, the Na...

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    SHUTDOWN ROUNDUP: 'REAL DAMAGE' TO AVIATION, EPA SLOWS POLLUTION INSPECTIONS AND FEMA STOPS CONTRACTS

    Jan 11, 2019

    Friday marks the 21st day of the shutdown, tying it with the 1995-1996 government closure for the longest funding gap in modern history. On Thursday, public service union members rallied near the White House for an end to the impasse and the Senate passed a back pay bill. At GovExec, we can't re...

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    AS U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN PERSISTS, LANDLORDS DEFER TENANT RENTS, WAIVE LATE CHARGES

    Jan 11, 2019

    According to the National Rental Home Council, many of the US's largest operators of single-family rental homes are working with their residents affected by the government shutdown to accommodate their needs, including deferring rent payments and waiving late fees. "Going without a paycheck...

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    FEDERAL EMPLOYEES UNION SUES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OVER SHUTDOWN

    Jan 10, 2019

    A federal employees union sued the Trump administration over the partial government shutdown, which is now on its 20th day. The partial government shutdown started on December 22 after the Congress failed to pass legislation to fund nine federal departments and dozens of agencies. The shutdown affec...

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    FED READYING NEW RULES FOR INSURERS

    Jan 10, 2019

    The Federal Reserve will soon be rolling out new regulations for insurance companies that have banking subsidiaries. During a recent executive roundtable of the American Council of Life Insurers in Naples, FL, Federal Reserve vice-chairman for supervision Randal Quarles explained that the agency wil...

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    AMID FEDERAL SHUTDOWN, ROAD AND BRIDGE PROJECTS ARE DELAYED IN OKLAHOMA

    Jan 10, 2019

    Uncertainty over federal funding for transportation projects amid a partial government shutdown is forcing some states to delay contracts for new road and bridge work while others are preparing for that possibility. Transportation officials in Oklahoma this week announced plans to delay bids on 45 h...

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    ACCUSED OF MISUSING STATE COMPUTERS, GEORGIA ETHICS CHIEF IS SUSPENDED

    Jan 10, 2019

    The state ethics commission suspended its director with pay Tuesday amid allegations that he misused state computers. Stefan Ritter, who has been the commission's executive director since 2015, called allegations first reported Monday by the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action ...

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    TRUMP VISITS THE BORDER, GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO: 5 THINGS TO KNOW THURSDAY

    Jan 10, 2019

    President Donald Trump will visit Texas Thursdayto promote his plan for a border wall , the sticking point in negotiations with Democrats to reopen the federal government. Trump's trip to McAllen, Texas, takes place a day after the president stormed out of a meeting with Democratic leaders who w...

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    CAN THE U.S. MILITARY BUILD A BORDER WALL EVEN AS IT STRUGGLES TO REBUILD ITSELF?

    Jan 09, 2019

    In late March 2018, President Donald Trump and then-Defense Secretary James Mattis discussed the idea that the U.S. military could help the president achieve one of his cherished aims: The Pentagon would build a wall across the country’s southern border. “Securing Americans and securing ...

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    AS ARCTIC WARMS, U.S. NAVY CONSIDERING SUMMER TRANSIT, BERING SEA PORT

    Jan 09, 2019

    In October 2017, not long after Richard Spencer became U.S. Navy Secretary, he visited Iceland to learn how Russia was asserting dominance in a warming Arctic landscape. “There was Russia, lighting up five Cold War runways with 10,000 Spetsnaz for ‘search and rescue,’” he sai...

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    TO ATTRACT MENTAL HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONALS, INDIANA WILL PAY STUDENT LOANS

    Jan 09, 2019

    The Indiana Department of Health is hoping to entice mental health care professionals to work in rural and opioid-stricken counties in the state by offering to help pay their student loans. "This program will help bring more qualified medical professionals to rural Indiana communities and expan...

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    SECURITY FUNDING FOR RELIGIOUS AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS DOUBLED IN NEW JERSEY

    Jan 09, 2019

    New Jersey private schools will get a boost in funding for security measures under a law signed by Gov. Murphy. The legislation, which Murphy signed Tuesday at a yeshiva in Passaic, adds $11.3 million for security at nonpublic schools  2019 doubling their level of state security funding from $7...

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    25K FEDS STILL AWAIT COURT-ORDERED PAYOUT FROM 2013 SHUTDOWN

    Jan 09, 2019

    More than 25,000 individuals have been waiting for more than five years for monetary damages a court said they deserve because the federal government violated the law when it forced them to work without immediate pay during the 2013 shutdown. The government and plaintiffs were finally getting close ...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT WILL PROVIDE FOOD STAMPS IN FEBRUARY DESPITE SHUTDOWN

    Jan 09, 2019

    The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would keep providing food assistance to poor Americans in February despite a partial U.S. government shutdown, but warned it had no solution in place for March if the funding shortfall continues. The announcement provides a reprieve for the roughly 40 mill...

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    GPO REDIRECTS CENSUS PRINTING CONTRACT FOLLOWING LEGAL CHALLENGE

    Jan 09, 2019

    The Government Publishing Office, rebounding from an unsuccessful contracting deal terminated last July, has awarded a $114.5 million Census printing job to Chicago-based R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. The contract to print questionnaires, letters, inserts, postcards, and envelopes that will go out t...

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    FOOD STAMPS FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS BECOME PAWN IN SHUTDOWN FIGHT

    Jan 08, 2019

    As the partial government shutdown extends into its third week, the Department of Agriculture won't say how long it can keep paying out food stamp benefits for the nearly 39 million people who depend on the program each month. The White House and House Democrats, locked in a bitter political str...

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    KEY DATES AMID U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Jan 08, 2019

    A partial shutdown of the federal government entered its 18th day on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to make a nationally televised address to promote construction of his long-promised wall along the border with Mexico. Trump, when he ran for president in 2016, said Mexico would pay ...

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    UK GOVERNMENT FLOATS MARKET-DRIVEN REPLACEMENT FOR SOLAR PAYMENTS

    Jan 08, 2019

    The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has unveiled a new ‘Smart Export Guarantee’ to replace the export tariff. The country's feed-in tariff, paid for every kWh generated, and the export tariff that remunerated people for the excess power transferred to...

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    AS JAN. 11 PAY DEADLINE LOOMS, GOP SENATORS EXPRESS INCREASED URGENCY IN ENDING SHUTDOWN

    Jan 08, 2019

    More than 800,000 federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown are facing a key deadline this Friday, and it is one lawmakers are keenly aware of on both sides of the aisle. More than 350,000 federal workers are currently on furlough, a status most of them have held for 18 days. An ...

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    AS SHUTDOWN TALKS STALL, DEMOCRATS TRY A NEW TACTIC TO OPEN SOME AGENCIES

    Jan 07, 2019

    Lawmakers and the White House have shown little progress despite extended weekend negotiations as the partial shutdown dragged into its third week on Monday, and eclipsed the length of the 16-day shutdown in 2013. House Democrats will seek to ramp up pressure on President Trump to reopen federal age...

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    DEMOCRATIC-RUN HOUSE CREATES NEW WHISTLEBLOWER OMBUDSMAN

    Jan 07, 2019

    During their first hours controlling the House in the 116th Congress, Democrats on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4 pushed through an array of single-chamber rules changes that included the creation of a long-sought Office of the Whistleblower Ombudsman. By a 418-12 vote, the House on Thursday approved Title II of...

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    PENTAGON SEEKS A LIST OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES FOR USING AI IN WAR

    Jan 07, 2019

    U.S. defense officials have asked the Defense Innovation Board for a set of ethical principles in the use of artificial intelligence in warfare. The principles are intended to guide a military whose interest in AI is accelerating witness the new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center and to reassure p...

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    U.S. TOP COURT DECLINES TO TAKE UP TRINITY INDUSTRIES GUARDRAIL CASE

    Jan 07, 2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a whistleblower’s bid to revive a $663.4 million judgment against Trinity Industries Inc in a lawsuit accusing the company of failing to tell a federal agency about changes made to a guardrail system that raised safety concerns. The justices left in...

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    SCIENTISTS GROUNDED FOR CONFERENCE FOLLOWING US GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Jan 07, 2019

    The partial shutdown of the US government has continued to affect airport services, which is now having a knock-on impact on conferences and events across the country. The 233rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society was supposed to play host to a Boeing 747 outfitted with a massive telescope ...

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    WOULD BRINGING BACK PORK-BARREL SPENDING END GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS?

    Jan 07, 2019

    For eight years, Congress has banned the use of earmarks, otherwise known as “pork-barrel spending.” Earmarks paid for pet projects of legislators back in their districts, as a way of encouraging those officials’ votes for a spending bill. But earmarks were seen by many members of ...

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    SOCIAL SECURITY MAY HAVE OVERPAID DISABILITY CLAIMS BY $657M

    Jan 04, 2019

    The Social Security Administration’s inaccurate verification of eligibility start dates may have resulted in as much as $657 million in overpayments in the disability and supplemental insurance programs, a watchdog found. Based on a sampling of 200 claims in fiscal 2015-2016, SSA employees &ld...

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    TRUMP ASKS CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO RETURN FOR SHUTDOWN TALKS FRIDAY: LAWMAKER

    Jan 03, 2019

    President Donald Trump has asked congressional leaders to return to the White House on Friday for talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown over a dispute on border security funding, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday. Speaking after a meeting of congressional leaders...

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    FOREIGN SECRETARY HUNT VISITS MALAYSIA AS PART OF FIRST OVERSEAS TRIP IN 2019

    Jan 03, 2019

    As part of a three-day visit to Asia, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will hold bilateral talks with the Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah today (3 January) and reiterate the UK’s support for the new government’s reform agenda. Both ministers are due to discuss closer cooperati...

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    THE EPA HAS BACKED OFF ENFORCEMENT UNDER TRUMP – HERE ARE THE NUMBERS

    Jan 03, 2019

    The Trump administration has sought to weaken the Environmental Protection Agency in a number of ways, from staff and proposed budget cuts to attempts to undermine the use of science in policymaking. Now, our new research finds that one of the EPA’s most important functions enforcement has als...

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    WHAT THE SHUTDOWN MEANS FOR YOUR RETIREMENT

    Jan 03, 2019

    Due to the ongoing partial government shutdown, more than 300,000 federal employees are currently on furlough without a guarantee of back pay. An additional 500,000 are working but facing delayed paychecks. Because the end of the year is a popular time to retire, some employees may have spent their ...

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    TRUMP BRINGS FEDERAL EMPLOYEE UNION TO WHITE HOUSE TO MAKE CASE FOR SHUTDOWN

    Jan 03, 2019

    President Trump on Thursday afternoon called an impromptu press conference to trot out unexpected guests: leaders from a federal employee union. The top officials of the National Border Patrol Council, a division of the American Federation of Government Employees, addressed reporters at the White Ho...

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    FUNDED AGENCIES’ PAYCHECKS TO GO OUT ON TIME, DESPITE SHUTDOWN IMPACTING LARGEST PAYROLL PROCESSOR

    Jan 03, 2019

    Officials with the Agriculture Department confirmed Thursday that although it is subject to the partial government shutdown, the government’s largest payroll processor, which is housed within the department, will get the next round of paychecks out on time for all agencies that have appropriat...

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    VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT CHALLENGED FOR NOT RELEASING DOCUMENTS ON SKY NEWS BAN

    Jan 02, 2019

    The Victorian government falsely claimed it held no internal records on its decision to ban Sky News from train stations to block a journalist’s freedom of information request. The state Labor government found itself under immense scrutiny in August for banning Sky News from train station scre...

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    U.S. TROOP PULLOUT A TOTAL CAPITULATION TO ERDOGAN

    Jan 02, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of northeastern Syria is "a total capitulation to Erdogan," an informed source has told CNN's Jack Tapper, a news anchorman and former White House reporter. Trump, following a phone talk with Turkish President Recep Tayyip E...

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    JUDGE LETS OBAMACARE STAND WHILE COURT CHALLENGE CONTINUES

    Jan 02, 2019

    The federal judge in Texas who ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional said today that the law can stand while his judgment is under appeal. In his order issuing a stay and final partial judgment in the controversial case, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor reiterated that he belie...

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    CUOMO PARDONS 22 IMMIGRANTS, CRITICIZES TRUMP

    Jan 02, 2019

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced pardons on Monday for 22 immigrants who were at risk of deportation because of criminal records, taking a swipe at President Trump in the process. "While President Trump shuts down the federal government over his obsession with keeping immigrants out, Ne...

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    TSA WHISTLEBLOWER DISCLOSURES PROMPT TWO AVIATION SECURITY PROBES

    Jan 02, 2019

    The Homeland Security Department late last month was ordered to reexamine precautions against the risk of attacks on airplanes using deadly chemicals and contaminated food, acting at the behest of the agency in charge of protecting whistleblowers governmentwide. The Office of Special Counsel, in a v...

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    FEDERAL WORKFORCE’S LARGEST UNION SUES OVER UNPAID LABOR DURING SHUTDOWN

    Jan 02, 2019

    The nation’s largest federal employee union on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over employees being forced to work without pay during the partial government shutdown that began last month. Led by two Bureau of Prisons employees, the American Federation of Government Emp...

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    DEM-CONTROLLED HOUSE READY TO TAKE ON TRUMP BEGINNING THURSDAY

    Jan 01, 2019

    According to several news reports, the House will vote Thursday on a funding bill to re-open the government and end the partial government shutdown. January 3 is when the new Democratic majority in the House will be sworn in. It’s also when President Donald Trump will begin facing what outlets...

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    IMMIGRANT KIDS IN ‘TENDER AGE’ SHELTERS FACE MYRIAD RISKS

    Jan 01, 2019

    Separating immigrant children from their parents will very likely lead to negative effects on emotional and mental health, research shows. Young children placed in “tender age” shelters are the most vulnerable, experts say. “Recent changes in the U.S. immigration system have result...

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    TRUMP: MOST FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES ARE DEMOCRATS

    Dec 27, 2018

    Attempting to persuade Democratic leaders to back his proposal for billions of dollars in new federal spending for a border wall, President Trump Thursday said most of those affected by the current partial government shutdown are Democrats. The president offered no evidence for his assertion. In a 2...

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    U.S. SPIES WANT TO KNOW HOW TO IDENTIFY COMPROMISED AI

    Dec 27, 2018

    The U.S. government’s research arm for intelligence organizations, IARPA, is looking for ideas on how to detect “Trojan” attacks on artificial intelligence, according to government procurement documents. Here’s the problem the agency wants to solve: At a simple level, modern ...

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    US GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN PUSHES CFTC TO SEEK STAY OF ACTIONS AGAINST FRAUDSTERS

    Dec 27, 2018

    The US Government shutdown is affecting the services of regulatory bodies, including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which is seeking the stay of actions against binary options and virtual currency fraudsters. The respective motions were filed with federal courts on December 26, 201...

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    US SHUTDOWN LIKELY TO SPILL OVER 2019

    Dec 27, 2018

    An aide to Trump said that the US government could experience a partial shutdown because of issues regarding budget spending which could last till January 3, when the next Congress opens. The shutdown started on Friday at midnight following resistance from opposition Democrats to Trump’s deman...

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    U.S. COMMERCE DEPARTMENT WON'T PUBLISH ECONOMIC DATA DURING SHUTDOWN: WSJ

    Dec 27, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis and Census Bureau will not publish economic data during the ongoing partial government shutdown, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing an agency spokeswoman. The Commerce Department releases key figures on a gross do...

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    THE GOVERNMENT MAY BE SHUT DOWN, BUT TAXPAYERS ARE FOOTING THE BILL FOR MAR-A-LAGO PARTY TENTS

    Dec 26, 2018

    At loggerheads with Congress over funding his signature border wall, president Donald Trump shut down large swaths of the federal government at midnight on Friday. Roughly 800,000 federal employees are affected, many of whom will remain on furlough without pay if the shutdown continues. But even as ...

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    AS FURLOUGH NOTICES HIT INBOXES, TRUMP SAYS FEDS SUPPORT A SHUTDOWN

    Dec 26, 2018

    As hundreds of thousands of federal employees spend their holidays wondering when they will next report to work and if they will miss a paycheck, President Trump has claimed those workers have reached out to him with a special message: we don’t mind. About 350,000 federal employees are current...

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    HOW YOUR HOLIDAY TRAVEL PLANS WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE PARTIAL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Dec 26, 2018

    Holiday travel should not be impacted by the partial federal government shutdown, which entered its fifth day on Wednesday and no end in the near future. Planes and trains are still running, even though a quarter of the federal government remains shuttered after government funding lapsed for nine fe...

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    PARENTS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT SCHOOL CHOICE, DISTRUST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

    Dec 26, 2018

    American families aren’t accessing the school types they prefer and do not trust the federal government, according to results of an annual report "Schooling America", produced by EdChoice, a national nonprofit organization that promotes state-based educational choice programs. The ma...

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    DEMOCRATS HOLD FIRM ON SHUTDOWN AS TRUMP REFUSES TO TAKE BLAME

    Dec 25, 2018

    "The Democrats offered us $1.6 billion a couple weeks ago, then they offered the president $1.3 billion this week" for border security, said Mulvaney, who is to become Trump's acting chief of staff in January. Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said Mr Trump "threw ...

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    CONGRESS APPROVES ACT THAT OPENS US GOVERNMENT DATA TO THE PUBLIC

    Dec 24, 2018

    Congress has passed a bill that could make it easier for you to access public data released by the government. The House approved the OPEN Government Data Act on Saturday, while all eyes were on the shutdown, as part of a larger bill to support evidence-based policymaking. It requires that federal a...

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    US GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND HOW CAN TRUMP END THE CONFLICT?

    Dec 24, 2018

    A partial shutdown of the US government is likely to drag on over the Christmas holiday after the Senate failed to break an impasse over Donald Trump’s demand for more funding to build a wall on the border with Mexico. With no deal in sight, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell sent senato...

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    TRUMP KICKS MATTIS OUT EARLY, NAMES SHANAHAN ACTING DEFENSE SECRETARY

    Dec 24, 2018

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan will replace outgoing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Jan. 1, President Trump tweeted on Sunday, ending Mattis’s tenure two months prior to his planned resignation date.“I am pleased to announce that our very talented Deputy Secretary of Defen...

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    SENATE PASSES BILL TO GUARANTEE FURLOUGHED FEDS BACK PAY

    Dec 21, 2018

    The Senate on Friday passed legislation to ensure federal employees facing furloughs during a potential partial government shutdown are guaranteed back pay once the government reopens. About 345,000 federal workers are set to be furloughed if Congress fails to act by midnight; those employees would ...

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    HARD-NOSED PENTAGON NEGOTIATOR REMOVED FROM JOB; RACKED UP HUGE TRAVEL COSTS

    Dec 21, 2018

    Trump administration officials are removing the Pentagon’s top weapon buying negotiator, who racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel costs and pushed a controversial plan to slow payments to defense contractors, Defense One has learned. Shay Assad, a senior Defense Department bure...

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    GET READY FOR A SHUTDOWN ‘FOR A VERY LONG TIME’ TRUMP WARNS

    Dec 21, 2018

    What seemed unlikely a week ago appeared far more likely on Friday morning: a partial government shutdown that could last “for a very long time,” President Trump threatened in an early morning tweet. Trump was emboldened by the passage of a continuing resolution in the House Thursday eve...

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    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S DAVOS 2019 HOTEL BILLS HAVE ALREADY HIT $2.9 MILLION

    Dec 21, 2018

    Donald Trump has trashed relationships with the U.S.’s closest allies the past year, insulted foreign leaders, scorned decades-old alliances in overseas meetings, and undermined global regulatory bodies.  Nonetheless, he plans to travel to the World Economic Forum in Davos again this comi...

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    MICHIGAN GOP LAWMAKERS VOTE TO GIVE THEMSELVES MORE POWER

    Dec 21, 2018

    Michigan Republicans voted Thursday to give themselves a power to intervene in court cases that now is reserved for the state attorney general, the latest measure pushed through a lame-duck session that critics said would weaken the power of Democrats or voters. The bill, approved 26-12 almost entir...

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    IT MAY TAKE A WHILE FOR HOUSE DEMOCRATS TO CATCH UP WITH THE HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY

    Dec 20, 2018

    The new Democratic-led House is planning multiple investigations into the Trump administration, including a laser-like focus on the $50-billion annual budget of the Homeland Security department, which oversees Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policy. It may be hard to pin down a date f...

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    TRUMP SAYS HE WON’T SIGN SPENDING BILL, HEIGHTENING SHUTDOWN FEARS

    Dec 20, 2018

    President Trump told House Republican leaders Thursday that he would refuse to sign the two-month continuing resolution passed by the Senate Wednesday night to keep federal agencies open, increasing the likelihood of a partial government shutdown this weekend. Trump met with House Speaker Paul Ryan,...

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    JUSTICE HITS CHINESE HACKERS FOR ATTACKING U.S. NAVY, AGENCIES, COMPANIES

    Dec 20, 2018

    Two Chinese nationals conducted a massive, multi-year effort to steal information from U.S. companies, government outfits even Navy personnel according to the Department of Justice, working with the United Kingdom. The new indictments, released by DOJ officials Thursday, are the latest sign that Chi...

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    MATTIS RESIGNS OVER DISAGREEMENTS WITH TRUMP

    Dec 20, 2018

    Defense Secretary James Mattis will step down at the end of February, he announced in a two-page resignation letter that cited his differences with President Donald Trump. “My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are...

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    SHUTDOWN-AVERTING BILL COULD DOOM 2019 PAY RAISE FOR FEDS, AT LEAST FOR NOW

    Dec 19, 2018

    Republican appropriators said Wednesday morning that the stopgap measure intended to avert a partial government shutdown would not include language providing a pay raise for federal civilian employees, a move that would all but assure that President Trump’s plan to institute a pay freeze will ...

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    VA LEADERSHIP TURNOVER HINDERED CAMPAIGN TO CURB VETERANS SUICIDES

    Dec 19, 2018

    Frequent changes at the top echelons of the Veterans Affairs Department contributed to a decline in outreach to veterans at risk of suicide, the Government Accountability Office reported. Citing both “leadership turnover and reorganization,” auditors of the crisis hotline for veterans ru...

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    LAWMAKERS SCRAMBLE UNSUCCESSFULLY TO INCLUDE FEDERAL PAY RAISE IN SENATE SPENDING PACKAGE

    Dec 19, 2018

    A handful of senators late Wednesday scrambled to try to ensure that federal workers would receive a pay raise in 2019 if Congress is able to pass a shutdown-averting, stop-gap funding bill acceptable to President Trump. Roughly one-third of federal agencies are scheduled to lose funding after Frida...

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    WHITE HOUSE PUNTS ON SHUTDOWN SPECIFICS, PUTS ONUS ON SENATE

    Dec 18, 2018

    For a while Tuesday morning, it appeared that Congress and the White House could quickly reach an agreement to avert a partial government shutdown ahead of Friday’s funding deadline. But within hours, negotiators appeared back at square one. Lawmakers have until Dec. 21 to come to an agreement...

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    A GOP MELTDOWN IN PENNSYLVANIA THREATENS TRUMP'S REELECTION PROSPECTS

    Dec 17, 2018

    A GOP implosion in Pennsylvania has Republicans alarmed about President Donald Trump's reelection prospects in a state that proved essential to his 2016 victory. The enfeebled state party still reeling after a devastating midterm election where Republicans lost three congressional seats and whif...

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    NOMINATING A CRONY, LOYALIST OR OLD BUDDY FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL IS A U.S. PRESIDENTIAL TRADITION

    Dec 15, 2018

    With President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would nominate former Attorney General William P. Barr to fill the position again, Trump chose a prominent Republican lawyer with extensive government experience to run the Justice Department. Barr has publicly supported some of Trump’s ...

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    THE GOVERNMENT’S BIOTERROR-RESPONSE WEBSITE MAY BE LEAKING SENSITIVE DATA

    Dec 14, 2018

    The U.S. government’s chief tool to coordinate responses to bioterror events has for years suffered from big security problems, according to DHS inspectors and a former employee. For more than 15 years, the United State’s first line of defense against a major biological incident has been...

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    AS SPENDING TALKS BREAK DOWN, A PAY RAISE FOR FEDS HANGS IN THE BALANCE

    Dec 13, 2018

    With eight days remaining until a deadline for lawmakers to avert a partial government shutdown, one issue facing all federal workers remains unsettled: a pay raise. Congress and President Trump have until Dec. 21 to agree to a deal on seven appropriations bills, which include funding for the Transp...

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    HOUSE BUDGET LEADERS HAIL GAO LEGAL OPINION ON WHITE HOUSE RESCISSIONS

    Dec 12, 2018

    At the end of a year in which the White House budget office began proposing cancellations of appropriated spending (rescissions), the Government Accountability Office has weighed in with a first-of-its-kind legal opinion protecting Congress’s powers of the purse when it comes to timing. The le...

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    HOW TO CREATE A CULTURE OF FAIRNESS IN GOVERNMENT

    Dec 11, 2018

    The quality of agency leadership and the role that merit plays in workplace decisions continues to plague the Defense and Homeland Security departments, at least from the employees’ perspective, according to this year’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. For example, at Homeland Security...

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    MORE THAN 6,000 MAIL-IN BALLOTS NOT COUNTED IN FLORIDA ELECTIONS

    Dec 11, 2018

    Florida officials say thousands of mailed ballots were not counted because they were delivered too late to state election offices. Three statewide Florida races, including the contest for governor, went to state-mandated recounts because the margins were so close. The Department of State late last w...

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    VOTING TO END CAUCUSES, NEBRASKA DEMOCRATS WILL RETURN TO PRIMARY SYSTEM

    Dec 11, 2018

    Caucuses are officially no more in Nebraska after the state Democratic Party voted to go back to the primary system. The state’s Democrats had been choosing their presidential nominee by caucus since 2008 in a system similar to Iowa’s. With caucuses, voters gather in a place and discuss ...

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    NURSING HOMES BALK AT CALIFORNIA REQUIRING MORE DIRECT CARE OF PATIENTS

    Dec 11, 2018

    More than half of California’s nursing homes are asking to be exempted from new state regulations that would require them to spend more time directly caring for their patients. The state’s new staffing requirements for nursing homes, quietly passed in last year’s budget bill, seem ...

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    JUDGE SLAMS JUSTICE AND STATE DEPARTMENTS FOR INEPT HANDLING OF FOIA REQUESTS

    Dec 10, 2018

    In another of many stories from the 2016 presidential campaign that will not die, a district judge last week handed a victory to the conservative legal transparency group Judicial Watch by requiring two major federal agencies to perform a do-over on their search for missing Hillary Clinton emails. I...

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    WHY TRUMP CAN’T FIND ANYONE TO BE HIS CHIEF OF STAFF

    Dec 10, 2018

    Donald Trump is, infamously, not the sort of man used to getting no for an answer. And while the frequent demurrals from candidates for administration jobs must have started to accustom the president to rejection, Nick Ayers’s decision not to take the White House chief-of-staff position must s...

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    FEDS THREATEN JAIL FOR OPENING A SUPERVISED INJECTION SITE IN AMERICA

    Dec 10, 2018

    The response from city officials: So what? They are pushing forward to open the controversial facilities that exist in other countries as a way to reduce drug overdoses. With opioids killing more than 115 people a day, cities across the country have been toying with the idea of opening a supervised ...

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    ENDING FIRST CHARTER SCHOOL STRIKE IN U.S., TEACHERS CELEBRATE TENTATIVE CONTRACT AGREEMENT

    Dec 10, 2018

    Hundreds of elated Acero charter school educators decked out in union red cheered, chanted and danced at a Sunday afternoon rally to celebrate their historic victory: a tentative contract agreement with management that ended the nation's first charter school strike. More than 500 teachers and su...

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    FORMER GOP WISCONSIN GOVERNOR WEIGHS IN ON PARTY'S LAME-DUCK POWER GRAB

    Dec 10, 2018

    Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott McCallum (R) is calling for Gov. Scott Walker (R) to reject some of the measures the state legislature passed to limit incoming Democratic officials' authority.“It appears completely political, (like) a power grab,” McCallum told the Milwaukee Journal Sent...

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    DHS SCALES BACK TROUBLED CONTRACT DESIGNED TO BRING ON MORE BORDER AGENTS

    Dec 10, 2018

    The Trump administration is scaling back a $300 million contract it signed a year ago to help fulfill the president’s mandate to hire thousands of Border Patrol agents, customs officers and support staff, saying it now has sufficient resources to make those hires internally. Customs and Border...

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    TRUMP PICKS A WASHINGTON INSIDER AS HIS NEXT ATTORNEY GENERAL

    Dec 07, 2018

    In a White House unsettled by the ongoing Russia probe and unprepared for its conclusion, the president on Friday signaled a solution to at least one of the many problems before him: who would permanently replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Heading to Marine One on the South Lawn, Donald Trum...

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    TRUMP PROTESTS INFRINGEMENT ON EXECUTIVE BRANCH IN COAST GUARD ACT

    Dec 07, 2018

    In his 25th signing statement, President Trump this week registered disagreement with what he sees as legislative encroachment on executive branch powers as he signed into law the 2018 Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act. That law (S. 140), named for a retiring New Jersey Republican House m...

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    NEW YORK STATE LAWMAKERS ON TRACK TO BE HIGHEST-PAID IN THE COUNTRY

    Dec 07, 2018

    Even while some suggest its unconstitutional, government reform groups praised a commission's decision to raise state lawmakers salaries for the first time in 20 years while also imposing restrictions on outside income and legislative stipends."The Commission has done an excellent job of ba...

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    NORTH CAROLINA GOP SAYS IT ‘FULLY’ SUPPORTS NEW ELECTION IF INQUIRY SHOWS FRAUD

    Dec 07, 2018

    The executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party said Thursday that the GOP would support a new election in North Carolina's 9th District if alleged fraud in the district was shown to have "changed the race." The allegations have focused on an independent contractor who wo...

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    TRUMP CHOOSES A LOYAL FOOT SOLDIER FOR THE UN

    Dec 07, 2018

    Nikki Haley accepted the job of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations when, as she tells it, Donald Trump assured her that she wouldn’t have to be a “talking head.” Now the president plans to replace her with a woman once described as “the new face of the talking head,”...

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    HHS QUIETLY DELETES GUIDANCE ON RECRUITING LATINOS TO OBAMACARE

    Dec 06, 2018

    Again without public notice, the Health and Human Services Department-based Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services removed from its website materials that critics believe remain current and relevant to the administration of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Last September two months before the new e...

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    THE WHITE HOUSE HAS NO PLAN FOR CONFRONTING THE MUELLER REPORT

    Dec 06, 2018

    Nobody knows how the White House plans to respond to the Mueller report including the people who work at the White House. The special counsel is reportedly nearing the end of his probe. Sentencing memos are dropping. Plea deals are being struck. The president’s legal team expects a response to...

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    2020 SOLAR POWER: CALIFORNIA OFFICIALLY CODIFIES MANDATE FOR HOMES

    Dec 06, 2018

    California officially became the first state in the nation on Wednesday, Dec. 5 to require homes built in 2020 and later be solar powered. To a smattering of applause, the California Building Standards Commission voted unanimously to add energy standards approved last May by another panel to the sta...

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    BILL TARGETING OFFICIAL TIME WOULD COST MORE THAN IT SAVES

    Dec 05, 2018

    Budget experts have concluded that a bill that would cut the pension benefits of federal employees who are compensated by the government for union representational work would not be successful in saving agencies money. The Congressional Budget Office last week issued its cost estimate for the Offici...

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    MARYLAND AND D.C. SUBPOENA TRUMP BUSINESSES FOR EVIDENCE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

    Dec 05, 2018

    Dozens of subpoenas were issued Tuesday to businesses affiliated with President Donald Trump and others in a lawsuit by Maryland and the District of Columbia that alleges the president violated a constitutional prohibition on profiting from his post by doing business with foreign governments. Among ...

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    OMB REJECTS WATCHDOG CRITICISMS OF ANTI-FRAUD GUIDANCE FOR AGENCIES

    Dec 05, 2018

    The governmentwide effort to minimize program fraud could use sharper guidance from the Office of Management and Budget, a congressional watchdog concluded in a report that did not please the Trump White House. The Government Accountability Office, after interviews and a survey of 72 agencies on com...

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    GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES REDUCTION IN SECURITY DEPOSIT COST IN PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR

    Dec 05, 2018

    The deposit paid by tenants in the private rented sector as a security is to be reduced from six weeks to five weeks for tenancies rented out for under £50,000 a year, it has been announced. Secretary of State for Housing, James Brokenshire, said that the change will save private sector tenant...

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    DEVAL PATRICK REPORTEDLY NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

    Dec 05, 2018

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will not run for president in 2020, according to a new report. Patrick called supporters this week informing them of his decision, Politico reports, citing sources close to the former governor. He was encouraged to seek the office by members of former Presiden...

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    SUSPECTED OF HELPING AN IMMIGRANT ESCAPE ICE, MASSACHUSETTS JUDGE UNDER INVESTIGATION

    Dec 04, 2018

    A Massachusetts district court judge who is reportedly under federal investigation should not be handling criminal cases while a review is underway, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday. The Boston Globe reports federal prosecutor Andrew Lelling has convened a grand jury to investigate the role District C...

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    FLORIDA ELECTIONS SUPERVISOR RESCINDS RESIGNATION AND VOWS TO FIGHT GOVERNOR'S ALLEGATIONS

    Dec 04, 2018

    A day after Florida's governor suspended Brenda Snipes from her position as Broward County's supervisor of elections, Snipes announced that she would be scrapping any plans to resign in January as she fights back against claims of incompetence and misconduct. "We will be fighting this,&...

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    HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WEDNESDAY'S GOVERNMENT CLOSURE

    Dec 03, 2018

    The Office of Personnel Management on Sunday released guidance with more details on the federal government's closure Wednesday honoring President George H.W. Bush.  All federal employees except "those who, in the judgment of the head of the agency, cannot be excused for reasons of nati...

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    PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR COMMITS TO NEW VOTING MACHINES AND ELECTION AUDITS

    Dec 03, 2018

    Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is settling a vote-counting lawsuit stemming from the 2016 presidential election, in part by affirming a commitment it made previously to push Pennsylvania’s counties to buy voting systems that leave a verifiable paper trail by 2020. Paperwork filed Thursda...

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    MATTIS ‘OPTIMISTIC’ PENTAGON WILL GET NEEDED BUDGET FROM WHITE HOUSE, DEMOCRATS

    Dec 03, 2018

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is subtly making a pitch to Congress and President Trump not to cut defense spending. After two years of steep defense spending increases bringing defense spending to $716 billion, Trump has called on all federal agencies to cut spending by 5 percent. For the Defense Dep...

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    FLYING TRUMP TO MIDTERM RALLIES TO STUMP FOR REPUBLICANS COST TAXPAYERS MILLIONS

    Dec 03, 2018

    President Donald Trump flew to more than 40 political rallies in the months leading up to the 2018 mid-term elections, to coax his loyal fans to come out to the polls for Republican candidates. A Quartz analysis of Trump’s travel schedule and the latest Department of Defense operating figures ...

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    FORMER USDA OFFICIALS LOBBY TO BLOCK AGRICULTURE’S PLANS TO RELOCATE RESEARCH OFFICES

    Nov 30, 2018

    The holiday season toward the end of a Congress is a difficult time to exercise one’s constitutional right to petition the government. Ever since the Agriculture Department unveiled its plan last August to move two key research units outside the Washington, D.C., “bubble,” many emp...

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    NEW SECRET SERVICE LAPEL PINS WILL COME WITH A SECRET SECURITY FEATURE

    Nov 30, 2018

    Just about everyone knows Secret Service agents for the pins they wear on their lapels. They are one component of the larger system used to identify team members and are as tied to the agency’s image as dark suits, earpieces, and mirrored sunglasses. Yet, few people know what those very recogn...

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    WHITE HOUSE SEEKS ALTERNATIVES TO INDEPENDENT SPACE FORCE

    Nov 29, 2018

    For months, Pentagon officials have been rushing to prepare plans for an independent Space Force, a sixth branch of the military ordered up by President Trump. But since Oct. 26, they have been marching to new White House orders: go back and look at different ways to reorganize the military’s ...

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    UNDER TRUMP, NUMBER OF UNINSURED KIDS ROSE FOR FIRST TIME THIS DECADE

    Nov 29, 2018

    After years of steady decline, the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose by 276,000 in 2017, according to a Georgetown University report released Thursday. While not a big jump statistically the share of uninsured kids rose to 5 percent in 2017 from 4.7 percent a year earlier it is s...

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    NEWLY ELECTED DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS BRING NEW IDEAS ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    Nov 29, 2018

    When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, the democratic socialist pledged to fight for single-payer health care, campaign finance reform and a $15 minimum wage. These are now signature issues for progressive candidates across the country. But at the state level, several of the man...

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    THIS STATE WANTS OIL COMPANIES TO TREAT AND RECYCLE FRACKING WASTE WATER

    Nov 29, 2018

    Fracking requires a huge amount of water, a major concern in dry Western states that otherwise welcome the practice. But New Mexico thinks it can mitigate that problem by pushing oil companies to treat and recycle fracking wastewater for use in agriculture or even as drinking water. State officials,...

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    JUDGE DISMISSES LAWSUIT OVER ABSENTEE BALLOTS IN PENNSYLVANIA SENATE RACE

    Nov 28, 2018

    A Bucks County judge on Monday dismissed a legal challenge filed in a contested state Senate race that claimed Pennsylvania's deadline for excluding absentee ballots is unconstitutional. State Rep. Tina Davis filed the lawsuit Nov. 19  after losing the race in the state's Sixth District...

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    VOTER-APPROVED CAP ON OUT-OF-STATE CAMPAIGN DONATIONS STRUCK DOWN IN ALASKA

    Nov 28, 2018

    A federal appeals court has ruled against a portion of Alaska’s campaign finance limits, saying a $3,000 cumulative cap on out-of-state contributions to candidates violates the First Amendment. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld other parts of the campaign finance law, including a li...

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    STACEY ABRAMS-BACKED GROUP SUES TO FIX GEORGIA'S 'MISMANAGED' ELECTION SYSTEM

    Nov 28, 2018

    Voting rights activists working with Democrat Stacey Abrams filed a sweeping federal lawsuit Tuesday against Georgia election officials, alleging they "grossly mismanaged" the recent midterm, depriving Georgia citizens especially those of color of their "fundamental right to vote.&quo...

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    14 STATES AND D.C. SUPPORT CHALLENGE TO ACTING U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S APPOINTMENT

    Nov 27, 2018

    The attorneys general from 14 states and Washington, D.C., are urging a federal district court judge to block Matthew Whitaker from continuing to serve as Acting U.S. attorney general. The state attorneys general filed a friend of the court brief in support of Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh&r...

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    '60 MINUTES' SCOOP ON CHILD SEPARATIONS AT BORDER RELIED ON HOMELAND SECURITY WHISTLEBLOWERS

    Nov 27, 2018

    The Sunday night television story was hard-hitting enough to draw a rebuttal from President Trump on Monday. After CBS News' “60 Minutes” broadcast interviews with Homeland Security Department specialists criticizing the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” borde...

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    WHAT THE SENATE SHOULD DO ABOUT ACTING APPOINTEES

    Nov 27, 2018

    Matthew G. Whitaker’s appointment as the acting attorney general may yet be successfully challenged as a violation of the Constitution’s appointments clause, but is more adroitly framed as a violation of the Senate’s intent in enacting the 1988 Presidential Transitions Effectivenes...

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    AS TRUMP MULLS FIRING THE HEAD OF DHS, THE AGENCY’S SECOND TOP ROLE IS ALREADY EMPTY

    Nov 26, 2018

    The Homeland Security Department hasn’t had a deputy secretary since April. Now it doesn’t even have an acting deputy secretary. Claire Grady, the career civil servant who had been doing the job on an interim basis after Elaine Duke stepped down, was officially taken off the role last we...

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    PENTAGON'S FIRST DEPARTMENTWIDE AUDIT IS A MAJOR MILESTONE

    Nov 26, 2018

    Break out the champagne: Earlier this month, the Defense Department produced its first departmentwide financial statement audit. Ever. For an entity that traces its roots to 1789 and whose books have long been impenetrable to armies of auditors, even a failing grade is cause for positive recognition...

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    MANY CITIES ARE PUSHING FOR AUTOMATED SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION. BUT WILL IT WORK?

    Nov 26, 2018

    From the Mall to Lincoln, Neb., planners across the United States are pushing slow-rolling robot shuttles as a way to dip their toes into greater automation. The stubby, bread-box-looking vehicles go about 10 mph, and boosters say they’re a relatively easy and potentially transformative tool f...

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    RISING SEA LEVELS FROM CLIMATE CHANGE THREATEN PUERTO RICO'S INFRASTRUCTURE

    Nov 26, 2018

    Thousands of Puerto Rico's coastal structures are vulnerable to future increases in sea levels, according to a new climate report released Friday. Nearly 8,000 structures in the island's low-lying areas, as well as drinking water and sanitation pipelines, are said to be at risk by an increas...

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    FEDERAL IMPASSES PANEL ASSERTS JURISDICTION OVER HHS-NTEU NEGOTIATIONS

    Nov 26, 2018

    A council tasked with weighing in on disputes between federal agencies and employee unions at the end of collective bargaining negotiations voted to assert its jurisdiction over a spat between the Health and Human Services Department and the National Treasury Employees Union, but told the parties to...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION QUIETLY RELEASES INTACT 13-AGENCY CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT

    Nov 26, 2018

    Scientists inside the 13 agencies that prepared the major report on climate change released quietly on Friday are said to be relieved that the Trump administration did not alter their work, but puzzled by the timing of publication. That’s according to soundings taken by colleagues outside gove...

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    TRUMP & CLINTON ON MIGRANTS D&G FACES CHINA BOYCOTT

    Nov 23, 2018

    Donald Trump said the US could close all border crossings with its southern neighbor if the situation becomes “uncontrollable” in Mexico, reported ABC News, the AFP, and CBS News. Several thousand migrants are camped in Tijuana hoping to apply for asylum in the US. Trump also authorized ...

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    WHAT A NEW CROP OF VETERAN-LAWMAKERS MEANS FOR DEMOCRATS

    Nov 23, 2018

    Freshman orientation on Capitol Hill can be a blur: There’s the class photo, the rundown of ethics rules, the caucus meetings, the dinners. But after a grueling election season, there are highlights, too and for Chrissy Houlahan, it was spending time with her “badasses.” That&rsquo...

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    TRUMP HITS BACK AFTER REBUKE FROM US CHIEF JUSTICE

    Nov 22, 2018

    Donald Trump has continued his spat with the chief justice of the United States supreme court after Justice John Roberts rebuked the president for describing a judge who ruled against his latest immigration order as an “Obama judge”. In an unusual criticism of a sitting US president, Jus...

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    NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES $2.1M IN AID FOR IMMIGRANTS FACING DEPORTATION

    Nov 21, 2018

    New Jersey allocated more than $2 million to help immigrants facing deportation, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. The first-year Democrat said in a statement that the $2.1 million grant agreement called for in this year’s budget was finalized Monday. “Families who came to New Jersey for a b...

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    OPM COULD DO MORE TO HELP AGENCIES FIGHT PERCEPTION HIGH-PERFORMERS AREN'T REWARDED

    Nov 21, 2018

    A government watchdog agency reported Tuesday that the Office of Personnel Management could be more proactive in its efforts to improve performance management practices at federal agencies. The Government Accountability Office issued a report examining recent governmentwide responses to aspects of t...

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    TRUMP’S YEARNING TO PROSECUTE HIS POLITICAL ENEMIES

    Nov 21, 2018

    The president of the United States reportedly tried to use the full force of the country’s law-enforcement apparatus to prosecute his political enemies and Justice Department veterans are calling it everything from “incredibly” alarming to “flat-out un-American.” The di...

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    ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL’S FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES SPARK NEW FIREWORKS

    Nov 21, 2018

    Within hours of the long-sought release of his financial disclosure forms, acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s past political and business activities prompted transparency groups to pounce with new complaints. Possible violations of the Hatch Act prohibiting partisan political activity in ...

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    DEFENDING HQ2 DEAL, NEW YORK GOVERNOR CLAIMS STATE AND CITY 'GAVE AMAZON NOTHING'

    Nov 21, 2018

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending the state's tax incentives for an Amazon HQ2 site in Queens after much criticism. "The New York Post, which is representative of extreme conservatives, says essentially that New York 'gave Amazon $1 billion,'" Cuomo wrote in an op-ed publ...

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    IVANKA TRUMP USED PERSONAL EMAIL ACCOUNT FOR GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

    Nov 20, 2018

    Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka used a personal email account for government business, a spokesman has confirmed, reportedly sending hundreds of emails from the account. The revelation in the Washington Post on Monday prompted immediate accusations of hypocrisy. Trump-branded his 2016 election ...

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    THE IRS OVERSIGHT BOARD IS WORRIED ABOUT A 'SERIOUS THREAT TO TAXPAYER RIGHTS'

    Nov 20, 2018

    An IRS program using private debt collectors to handle delinquent tax bills is improperly demanding payment from hurricane victims and squeezing some of the poorest Americans all the while turning a profit far below industry standards. Since April 2017, four debt collection companies have been assig...

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    FEDERAL PAY RAISE RESTS IN THE BALANCE AS PARTIES FLOAT RIDERS TO SPENDING PACKAGE

    Nov 20, 2018

    As federal employees wait to see whether they will receive a pay raise next year, Republicans and Democrats both appear to be standing firm on proposals they want to be attached to a spending package needed to avert a partial government shutdown early next month. Since February, the Trump administra...

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    US SOUNDS WORD OF CAUTION ON EXPANSION OF KOREA TIES

    Nov 20, 2018

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday the U.S. has "made clear" to South Korea that progress on disarming North Korea should not lag behind the expansion of relations between the two Koreas. Pompeo said there's "complete agreement" between Washington and Seoul on this, ...

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    PENTAGON LAGS ON POLICING LOWEST PRICE, TECHNICALLY ACCEPTABLE CONTRACTS

    Nov 19, 2018

    Two years after Congress required clearer criteria on when the Defense Department could issue the lowest price, technically-acceptable contracts, Pentagon contracting officers still lack adequate written guidance, the Government Accountability Office concluded in an audit released last week. Under t...

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    DEMOCRAT STACEY ABRAMS ENDS BID FOR GEORGIA GOVERNOR BUT 'WILL NOT CONCEDE'

    Nov 19, 2018

    Stacey Abrams halted her run for Georgia governor Friday, but the Democrat said she would not concede the contest to Republican Brian Kemp and planned to launch a voting rights group to file "major" litigation challenging election policies. As state officials prepare to certify the vote, A...

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    TRUMP TO NOMINATE WHEELER AS PERMANENT EPA HEAD

    Nov 16, 2018

    President Trump announced Friday that he would nominate acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler to be the agency’s leader on a permanent basis. Trump made the announcement at the start of a ceremony to award seven people with the Presidential Medal of Freedom when r...

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    PROVISIONAL BALLOTS PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS WHEN THEY ARE COUNTED

    Nov 16, 2018

    More than a week after Election Day much remains murky in Georgia and Florida. But one thing is clear: Provisional ballots, often forgotten and minimized, will determine the results. Provisional ballots are a proven fail-safe for voters across the country, but their role in the political dramas play...

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    PRESIDENTIAL RANK AWARD WINNERS TOTAL 131 FOR 2018

    Nov 15, 2018

    The professional association for career senior federal executives earlier this week announced that 131 top-performing career federal executives will receive the prestigious Presidential Rank Award for 2018. The 131 recipients whose full titles and biographies are still being assembled will be honore...

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    $85 MILLION ON INELIGIBLE PATIENTS? LOUISIANA MEDICAID MAY HAVE MISSPENT

    Nov 15, 2018

    The Louisiana Department of Health may have spent anywhere from $61.6 to $85.5 million more than it should have on Medicaid recipients who are ineligible for the program, according to an audit released Tuesday (Nov. 13). Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera’s report found that the LDH’s cur...

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    FEDERAL SALARY COUNCIL REVIVES FIGHT OVER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE PAY COMPARABILITY

    Nov 14, 2018

    Members of a group tasked with advising agency officials on how to eliminate pay disparities between federal employees and their private sector counterparts are in the midst of a debate on how best to calculate that pay gap, with Trump administration appointees on one side and labor groups on the ot...

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    WITH ELECTION OVER, TRANSPORTATION ADVOCATES EYE 2019 BATTLES

    Nov 13, 2018

    Last week’s elections had enough good news to keep up the spirits of transportation advocates an effort to roll back a California gas tax hike failed, candidates, promising to fix roads were elected as governors and dozens of local transportation ballot measures passed. But there are still rea...

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    KEY HOUSE DEMOCRAT SAYS PENTAGON WILL HAVE TO BECOME MORE TRANSPARENT

    Nov 13, 2018

    The Defense Department under President Trump has been too secretive, politicized, hawkish on nuclear weapons and discriminatory toward minorities, according to the Democrat most likely to take over the House Armed Services Committee. Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., the current ranking member, sent his cau...

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    FEDERAL SALARY COUNCIL RECOMMENDS LOCALITY PAY FOR DES MOINES, OTHER AREAS

    Nov 13, 2018

    An advisory council of political appointees and federal employee stakeholders on Tuesday recommended that Des Moines, Iowa, be added to the list of regions where federal workers received increased pay and suggested widening two existing pay areas beginning in 2020. The Federal Salary Council, which ...

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    HERE'S WHAT INCOMING DEMOCRATIC LEADERS HAVE IN MIND FOR FEDERAL AGENCIES

    Nov 12, 2018

    As Democrats prepare to take control of the House in the 116th Congress, their leaders are promising a dramatic increase in oversight over an array of issues they say the Republican majority neglected to properly investigate. As ranking members become chairmen in committees across the lower chamber,...

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    WHY JEFF SESSIONS’ FINAL ACT COULD HAVE MORE IMPACT THAN EXPECTED

    Nov 12, 2018

    Jeff Sessions hides emotion poorly his face is reflexively expressive and last Wednesday night, it betrayed a mixed set of sentiments as he stepped out of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in downtown Washington. He had the stunted appearance of a hostage emerging out of an underg...

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    TRUMP REPEATEDLY THREATENS RETALIATION AGAINST RUSSIA INVESTIGATORS

    Nov 08, 2018

    The day after Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives, Donald Trump threatened retaliation against lawmakers who “waste Taxpayer Money” by scrutinizing him and his administration and boasted of his power to end Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into po...

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    HOW TO CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING WITHOUT A HIRING FREEZE

    Nov 07, 2018

    Recently, the White House instructed Cabinet secretaries to cut 5 percent from their budget for next year. “Time for another hiring freeze,” you may have thought to yourself. Faced with pressures to substantially reduce spending, organizations often follow a familiar script: Impose hirin...

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    WHAT DEMOCRATS WINNING THE HOUSE MEANS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

    Nov 06, 2018

    Democrats on Tuesday won dozens of House seats across the country and will control the lower chamber in the next Congress, a result that promises a big impact on the jobs and compensation for federal employees. Republicans will sit in the House minority for the first time since 2010, which has many ...

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    JUDGE SAYS GOVERNMENT FACES ‘UPHILL BATTLE’ TO PROVE OPM HACK VICTIMS DON’T HAVE STANDING TO SUE

    Nov 02, 2018

    The federal government was once again forced to defend itself against accusations of negligence and “reckless indifference” in allowing the personal information of millions of federal employees and other individuals to be hacked in 2015, with a federal court on Friday heard oral argument...

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    SENATORS DEMAND OPM END AGENCIES' CIRCUMVENTION OF WORKFORCE COURT ORDER

    Nov 02, 2018

    A group of 16 Democratic senators on Thursday expressed “serious concerns” with how some federal agencies have appeared to move forward with implementation of provisions of a series of controversial workforce executive orders, despite a court order barring them from doing so. In August, ...

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    WORK REQUIREMENT APPROVED FOR WISCONSIN MEDICAID

    Nov 02, 2018

    President Donald Trump's administration has approved Gov. Scott Walker's controversial plan to require childless adults on Medicaid to work or lose coverage, but the federal government rejected Walker's proposal to require drug screening and testing. The state on Wednesday received permi...

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    THE U.S. MILITARY HELD AN AMERICAN AS AN ENEMY COMBATANT FOR OVER A YEAR. HERE’S WHAT THAT MEANS.

    Nov 01, 2018

    For 13 months, the U.S. military held an American citizen known only as “John Doe” in custody in Iraq as a suspected ISIS member. The case had the potential to answer a controversial question that has bedeviled the past two administrations: Does the current congressional authorization fo...

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    THE NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR'S AMBITIOUS CLIMATE GOAL

    Nov 01, 2018

    North Carolina would cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2025 under an ambitious statewide goal set by Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday. With Cooper's signing of the executive order, North Carolina joins states like Colorado, California, and others that have set statewide targets for redu...

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    MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SPENDING JUST POSTED BIGGEST SPIKE IN A DECADE

    Oct 31, 2018

    Pentagon intelligence spending rose nearly 18 percent over the past year, a sign the military is ramping up its spying-and-intel-gathering activities around the world. While military intelligence spending has risen between two and seven percent since 2016, the increase from $19.2 billion in fiscal 2...

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    AHEAD OF MIDTERMS, JUST 21 STATES HAVE UNDERGONE FEDERAL ELECTION SECURITY REVIEWS

    Oct 31, 2018

    With only a week left before the 2018 midterm elections, fewer than half of U.S. states have submitted to a Department of Homeland Security assessment of their vulnerabilities to vote to hack. Under the department's National Protection and Programs Directorate, the agency branch that coordinates...

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    THE MIDTERM RACE WHERE FEDERAL EMPLOYEE ISSUES ARE FRONT AND CENTER

    Oct 31, 2018

    As Democrats fight to take control of Congress from Republicans, an unusual issue is playing a decisive role in a key race that could determine control of the House: the federal workforce. Virginia’s 10th congressional district, currently represented by Republican Barbara Comstock, is one of t...

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    INTEL COMMUNITY PROMISES SECURITY CLEARANCE STANDARDS WITHIN THE YEAR

    Oct 30, 2018

    The government’s security clearance background-check backlog is set to drop from 600,000 currently to half that by next spring, Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence, said on Tuesday. By the end of the year, she added, the Office of the Director of National Intelligenc...

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    VOTING MACHINE GLITCHES ARE REPORTEDLY CHANGING VOTES IN TEXAS

    Oct 30, 2018

    Some straight-ticket voters have reported that voting machines recorded them selecting the candidate of another party for U.S. Senate, exposing a potential problem with the integrity of the state's high-profile contest between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O'Rourke and leading good...

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    OREGON VOTERS COULD MAKE IT HARDER TO RAISE REVENUE

    Oct 29, 2018

    Some two decades ago, Oregon joined more than a dozen states in passing a constitutional amendment that requires a legislative supermajority to approve tax hikes. Three years ago, the state Supreme Court and a subsequent legislative counsel opinion created what some say is a loophole. In November, v...

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    TRUMP SIGNS LAW TO CURB POSTAL SERVICE'S UNINTENTIONAL ROLE IN OPIOID CRISIS

    Oct 26, 2018

    President Trump this week signed into law a measure to overhaul the international mailing system in an effort to close a loophole that has led to the U.S. Postal Service becoming an unwitting courier for illicit drug manufacturers and contributing to the nation’s opioid crisis. Many lawmakers ...

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    IRS STAFF CUTS IMPEDE PROGRESS ON APPEALS BACKLOG, GAO FINDS

    Oct 25, 2018

    The Office of Appeals at the Internal Revenue Service handles some of the most complex tax cases. But staff cutbacks and an anticipated retirement wave threaten its ability to perform timely decision making of the caliber that is the taxpayer’s right, according to a Government Accountability O...

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    FEDERAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION ASKS OPM TO ROLL BACK 2016 ANNUITY CHANGE

    Oct 24, 2018

    A group representing the federal law enforcement community last week sent a letter to acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert asking her to roll back an Obama administration decision to change how payments to divorced retirees are distributed to them and their former spouses. The Federal Law Enforceme...

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    AMAZON, WALMART, CIGNA AMONG COMPANIES ANNOUNCING COMMITMENT TO OPIOID CRISIS AS TRUMP SIGNS NEW LAW

    Oct 24, 2018

    As President Donald Trump held a ceremony to sign a massive package aimed at combating the opioid crisis into law on Wednesday, the administration also announced commitments of support from large companies including Amazon, Cigna, CVS Health, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Walmart. Speaking from the East ...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TOOK NO STEPS TO PLAN FOR SEPARATING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES, AUDIT FINDS

    Oct 24, 2018

    The Trump administration took virtually no steps to prepare for the consequences of separating immigrant parents from their children, according to a new audit, leading to widespread confusion at federal agencies and a chaotic reunification process. Impacted officials at the departments of Homeland S...

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    AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES 136 BIDS FOR SITES OF OFFICE MOVES

    Oct 23, 2018

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue appeared pleased by the response by 136 localities and stakeholders who offered to be the host site for his controversial plan to move two key research units outside of Washington, D.C. The “expressions of interest” for being the landlord to 700 employe...

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    DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS NOW HAVE A CHANCE TO BECOME THE MAJORITY

    Oct 22, 2018

    The polls for congressional races are inducing uncertainty about how much of a blue wave there will be on Election Day. But in the gubernatorial races, the Democrats’ midterm outlook has improved significantly. Since our last handicapping in mid-September, one incumbent governor has ended his ...

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    COURT DENIES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION REQUEST TO EXPEDITE APPEAL OF WORKFORCE EO DECISION

    Oct 19, 2018

    A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Thursday mostly denied a request by the Trump administration to expedite its appeal of a U.S. District Court ruling overturning the key provisions of three controversial workforce executive orders. Last month, lawyers with the ...

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    NEW EVIDENCE SUGGESTS TRUMP’S COORDINATION WITH GSA ON FBI HEADQUARTERS PLAN

    Oct 18, 2018

    Newly released emails and an official White House photo provide evidence suggesting that President Trump himself directed the General Services Administration and the FBI to modify a years-in-the-works plan to move the FBI’s downtown Washington headquarters. A letter sent Thursday by Rep. Elija...

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    FORMER TRUMP CABINET MEMBER: CHAOS A 'PRETTY ACCURATE' WAY TO DESCRIBE ADMINISTRATION

    Oct 15, 2018

    The former head of the Veterans Affairs Department said on Monday that the Trump administration operated chaotically, whereas the Obama administration was a “well-run machine.” David Shulkin, the former VA secretary, said he followed a much clearer path to meet with the president and hav...

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    LEARNING FROM GOVERNMENT’S PAST TO ANTICIPATE ITS FUTURE

    Oct 15, 2018

    At any given moment in time, governments in the United States and around the globe are carrying out key missions in service of their citizens, learning from and engaging with partners in other sectors, and acting as cost-effective stewards of public resources. The countless positive daily actions of...

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    DHS SAYS IT’S FINALLY HIRING MORE BORDER AGENTS THAN IT’S LOSING

    Oct 12, 2018

    Since nearly his first day in office, President Trump’s administration has said it will dramatically boost the number of agents at the nation’s borders. There was a holdup, however: the Homeland Security Department has been failing for years to bring on more Border Patrol agents than it ...

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    AGENCIES BACKSLIDE IN FIGHT AGAINST JARGON, AMID HIGH STAFF TURNOVER

    Oct 12, 2018

    Despite innovative efforts by government wordsmiths and designers, agency grades in jargon-free communications dropped from a B average last year to a C average, according to the 2018 report card released on Friday by the nonprofit Center for Plain Language. One possible reason: high turnover during...

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    DEFENSE CONTRACTOR THAT POSED AS SMALL BUSINESS FORFEITS $7.8 MILLION

    Oct 11, 2018

    A company that rents tents and other outdoor structures for events agreed to pay the government $7.8 million to settle charges that it wrongly won Defense Department set-aside contracts reserved for small businesses. Arena Americas, which does business from multiple locations as Arena Event Services...

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    OBAMACARE PREMIUMS WILL DROP FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND BY DOUBLE DIGITS IN SOME STATES

    Oct 11, 2018

    Health insurance premiums in the 39 states that use HealthCare.gov will fall 1.5 percent on average for the most commonly purchased plans in 2019, marking the first time that rates have dropped since the 2010 health care law was implemented. The decline is a significant departure from steep increase...

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    NEW OPM CHIEF TAKES FIRST ACTION IN IMPLEMENTING PART OF LARGELY OVERTURNED WORKFORCE EOS

    Oct 10, 2018

    The Trump administration is moving forward with at least one provision of its series of reforms aimed at the federal workforce, most of which were previously struck down in federal court. The provision calls on federal agencies to permanently maintain all entries to employees’ personnel record...

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    IT'S A BIG YEAR FOR VOTING RIGHTS AT THE BALLOT BOX

    Oct 10, 2018

    There is an "unprecedented" number of measures this fall designed to make voting and registration easier. There are also some that would make voting harder. States have spent much of the past decade enacting restrictive voting and voter registration laws, such as voter identification requi...

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    ADMINISTRATION TO REVIEW GOVERNMENT ‘COMPETITIVENESS’ ON COMPENSATION

    Oct 09, 2018

    The offices of Personnel Management and Management and Budget will spend the next year studying the “competitiveness” of federal compensation with that of agencies' private sector counterparts, according to a quarterly update to President Trump’s management agenda. The report o...

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    IRS REBRANDS OBAMA-ERA 'FUTURE STATE' EFFICIENCY REORGANIZATION

    Oct 09, 2018

    Like many presidential administrations, the Trump team’s political appointees prefer to put their own mark on inherited efficiency improvement efforts. The managers at the Internal Revenue Service are no exception. The tax agency’s plan for “Future State,” launched in 2014 un...

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    THE HIDDEN COSTS OF DECADES OF DECLINING CIVICS EDUCATION

    Oct 08, 2018

    It’s widely known that young adults in the United States tend to vote at lower rates than older Americans, but it’s easy to gloss over just how stunning the numbers really are especially at a time of such intense political polarization and divisiveness. Only half of the eligible adults b...

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    WHITE HOUSE REPLACES FEDERAL PERSONNEL DIRECTOR IN SURPRISE SHAKEUP

    Oct 05, 2018

    The White House on Friday announced that Margaret Weichert, the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, is now leading the Office of Personnel Management as its acting director. The announcement came as OPM’s Senate-confirmed director, Jeff Pon, abruptly announce...

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    STATES INTENT ON TAXING BIG PHARMA OVER THE OPIOID CRISIS

    Oct 05, 2018

    States haven't been very successful at taxing drug companies to help pay for the opioid crisis. But that won’t stop them from trying again next year. Minnesota State Rep. Dave Baker, a Republican who sponsored a failed “penny a pill” bill during this year's session, has sai...

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    TRUMP WANTS CHINESE PARTS OUT OF AMERICAN WEAPONS

    Oct 05, 2018

    The Pentagon intends to invest in domestic manufacturing to reduce its over-reliance on Chinese and other foreign-made parts in American weapons, top defense officials said Thursday. The U.S. reliance on China is one of many areas discussed in a 146-page report about the health of the defense indust...

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    A LEGAL BATTLE ENSUES OVER SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING CUTS IN TEXAS

    Oct 04, 2018

    After arguing its case in a federal appeals court Wednesday, Texas will soon know whether its decision to spend $33.3 million less on students with disabilities in 2012 will cost it millions in future federal funding. The U.S. Department of Education is attempting to withhold that same amount from T...

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    AFTER BUDGET CUTS, THE IRS’ WORK AGAINST TAX CHEATS IS FACING 'COLLAPSE'

    Oct 04, 2018

    Tax evasion is at the center of the criminal cases against two associates of the president, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. The sheer scale of their efforts to avoid paying the government has given rise to a head-scratching question: How were they able to cheat the Internal Revenue Service for so m...

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    OPM CALLS ON AGENCIES TO IMPLEMENT COACHING PROGRAMS FOR EMPLOYEES

    Oct 03, 2018

    The Trump administration is calling on federal agencies to expand their use of “coaching,” an “experimental” and “creative” process designed for individuals to help other government workers realize their full potential. Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff...

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    PENTAGON BACKS OFF CONTROVERSIAL CHANGES TO CONTRACTOR PAY SCHEDULE

    Oct 02, 2018

    Faced with opposition from industry and the chairmen of the Armed Services Committee, the Defense Department on Monday rescinded a plan announced in August to pay contractors less money during the early phases of a contract. As reported first by Inside Defense and then the Washington Post, both Sens...

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    WITH OR WITHOUT CONGRESS, WOULD-BE GOVERNMENT REFORMERS ARE EAGER TO GET STARTED

    Oct 01, 2018

    Last week’s rollout of yet another white paper on government reform brought to the fore a perhaps not-so-public reality: many experienced agency workforce planners are chafing at the bit to be allowed some experimentation. The new set of recommendations for creating a 21st-century public servi...

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    TRUMP SIGNS SPENDING BILL TO STAVE OFF SHUTDOWN UNTIL DECEMBER

    Sep 28, 2018

    President Trump on Friday signed into law a spending bill that will provide full-year appropriations for several federal agencies and stopgap funding for a portion of government, staving off a partial shutdown at least until December. Trump had flirted with potentially not signing the “minibus...

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    OPM ANNOUNCES LOWEST FEDERAL EMPLOYEE HEALTH CARE PREMIUM INCREASE IN TWO DECADES

    Sep 26, 2018

    The Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday that federal employees will see the cost of their health insurance increase by 1.5 percent in 2019, the smallest hike in more than 20 years. Enrollees in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program with coverage only for themselves will on ave...

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    PENSIONS ARE SHELLING OUT BILLIONS IN FEES -- AND IT'S NOT PAYING OFF

    Sep 26, 2018

    Public pension plans spend at least $2 billion a year on investment fees to high-priced Wall Street firms to boost their returns. But, according to a new report, it doesn’t appear to be paying off. The report, released Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts, attributes the steep bill to the fa...

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    LAWMAKERS SEND SHUTDOWN-AVERTING SPENDING BILL TO TRUMP'S DESK

    Sep 26, 2018

    The House on Wednesday passed a spending bill that included full-year appropriations for a portion of the government and stopgap funding for the rest of federal agencies, sending the measure to President Trump for his signature ahead of a Sunday shutdown deadline. The bill lawmakers approved on Wedn...

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    SOLVING THE RIGHT PROBLEM WITH THE FEDERAL WORKFORCE

    Sep 25, 2018

    Conflict over the government workforce has never been greater. From fighting to protect federal jobs to make it easier to fire poorly performing employees, political battles over the government workforce have grown increasingly fierce. What if these battles are focused on the wrong problem? It&rsquo...

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    LAWMAKERS URGE EDUCATION TO RESCIND UNILATERALLY-IMPOSED UNION CONTRACT

    Sep 24, 2018

    A group of Democratic senators last week urged Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to rescind a unilaterally implemented collective bargaining agreement with the nation’s largest federal employee union and return to the negotiating table, in light of a watchdog finding that the department’s ...

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    LARGEST FEDERAL EMPLOYEE UNION FILES CONTEMPT MOTION AGAINST VA

    Sep 21, 2018

    The nation’s largest federal employee union on Wednesday night filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to declare that the Veterans Affairs Department is in contempt of a recent court order invalidating President Trump’s executive orders aimed at cracking d...

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    DEMOCRATIC SENATOR QUESTIONS MULVANEY’S HATCH ACT COMPLIANCE

    Sep 21, 2018

    The acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has made waves this summer with his warnings that Republicans face a tough mid-term election climate. Now Mick Mulvaney, the former Tea Party-aligned House member whose main job is White House budget director, has been hit with question...

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    THE FAKE NEWS ERA DEMANDS ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION

    Sep 20, 2018

    Good government requires good communication. Only when the public receives timely and relevant facts about government activities can transparency and accountability be achieved. The public servants who provide that information agency spokespeople, communications specialists, speechwriters, social me...

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    GOP'S OBAMACARE LAWSUITS BOOST DEMOCRATS VYING FOR STATE AG

    Sep 20, 2018

    Democrats believe they have their best chance in years to flip crucial state attorney general seats by trumpeting the same message that drew furious protesters to town halls and to the polls last year: Republicans are trying to take away your health care. These down-ballot races usually fly under th...

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    COMMERCE CHIEF ISN'T FRETTING OVER WATCHDOG’S CRITICISM OF CENSUS COST ESTIMATE

    Sep 19, 2018

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is sticking with a disputed year-old estimate that put the likely cost of the coming 2020 census at $15.5 billion, or a $3 billion increase over an estimate prepared in 2015. Ross responded to a Government Accountability Office report dated for August but released on M...

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    IOWA TO JOIN OTHER STATES IN HALTING OBAMA-ERA WATER RULE

    Sep 19, 2018

    A federal judge on Tuesday said Iowa may join states that have an injunction halting implementation of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule. In the order signed by Chief Judge Daniel Hovland, of the U.S. District Court of North Dakota, Iowa is allowed to enjoin injunction proceedings filed by 1...

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    DECADES-OLD TECHNOLOGY PLAGUES CALIFORNIA MEDICAID PROGRAM

    Sep 18, 2018

    In the shadow of Silicon Valley, the hub of the world’s digital revolution, California officials still submit their records to the feds justifying billions in Medicaid spending the old-fashioned way: on paper. Stacks and stacks of it. Stuck with decades-old technology, the nation’s large...

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    SENATE JOINS HOUSE IN PASSING BILL TO LIMIT POSTAL SERVICE ROLE IN OPIOID CRISIS

    Sep 17, 2018

    The Senate on Monday approved a measure 99-1 to overhaul the international mailing system in an effort to shed the U.S. Postal Service’s reputation as providing a loophole for illicit drug manufacturers abetting the nation’s opioid crisis. Many lawmakers and stakeholders have for years p...

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    OBAMA SWOOPS INTO OHIO TO BOOST CANDIDATE IN CLOSE RACE FOR GOVERNOR

    Sep 14, 2018

    Former President Barack Obama is injecting himself into Ohio's neck-and-neck race for governor, headlining a rally in Cleveland for Democrat Richard Cordray, who was a top appointee in Mr. Obama's administration as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It's one of 44th Pr...

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    CALIFORNIA'S POVERTY RATE, THOUGH IMPROVED, TIES FOR HIGHEST IN U.S.

    Sep 13, 2018

    Nearly one in five Californians still lives in poverty despite the state's vigorous recovery from the Great Recession and its low unemployment rate. The latest numbers, a reflection of the state's high housing costs and low wages, show 19 percent are poor, some 7.5 million people. The calcul...

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    HOMELAND SECURITY AND SENATOR SPAR OVER MOVING FUNDS FROM FEMA TO IMMIGRANT DETENTION

    Sep 12, 2018

    With Hurricane Florence headed for landfall in the Carolinas, an Oregon senator on Tuesday night accused the Homeland Security Department of inappropriately transferring $10 million from disaster response to detention centers needed for the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown. Democra...

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    IRS IMPROVES ITS PERFORMANCE DURING TAX SEASON DESPITE STAFF AND BUDGET CUTS

    Sep 11, 2018

    Despite an untimely hardware outage on this April’s Tax Day, the Internal Revenue Service overall improved its performance in handling the 2018 filing season, a watchdog found. The tax agency met target dates for processing returns and delivering refunds while also reducing call-waiting times ...

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    NEW PIPELINE BAN MAY BLOCK TRUMP'S OFFSHORE DRILLING PLANS IN CALIFORNIA

    Sep 10, 2018

    In a move aimed at stopping President Trump's plans to expand offshore oil drilling along the California coast, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed two laws that prohibit construction of new pipelines that could bring the oil and gas to shore. "Today, California&#...

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    CONSUMER BUREAU HIGHLIGHTS THAT IT HAS TAKEN ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS UNDER MULVANEY

    Sep 07, 2018

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday released its first enforcement highlights report under acting Director Mick Mulvaney, drawing attention to fixes made by lending companies to bring themselves into compliance with consumer ...

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    JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO DISCUSS TECH COMPANY CRACKDOWN WITH STATE AGS

    Sep 07, 2018

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will meet with state attorneys general later this month to discuss concerns that tech companies "may be hurting competition and intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas on their platforms," the Department of Justice said in a statement Wednesday...

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    3 WAYS BLUE STATES COULD STILL GET AROUND TAX REFORM

    Sep 06, 2018

    The Internal Revenue Service issued new regulations late last month in an effort to end workarounds by blue states hoping to bypass the state and local tax deduction cap introduced under December's federal tax overhaul. But observers say that even with the new regulations, states still have seve...

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    HOUSE REPUBLICANS ORGANIZE LETTER ASKING TRUMP TO REVERSE PAY FREEZE

    Sep 06, 2018

    A group of House Republicans is organizing a letter to President Trump asking him to reverse his decision to freeze federal employees’ pay in 2019. The letter, which lawmakers will send to the White House on Friday, has bipartisan backing and was spearheaded by Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Va. It foll...

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    DEFENSE SECRETARY MATTIS DENIES COMPARING TRUMP TO 'A FIFTH- OR SIXTH-GRADER'

    Sep 05, 2018

    In his new book, investigative journalist Bob Woodward recounts a meeting in which President Trump wondered why the United States was working to maintain security and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. “We’re doing this in order to prevent World War III,” Defense Secretary Jim M...

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    MARYLAND GOVERNOR PITCHES $1 BILLION 'ASPIRATIONAL' TAX CUT TO WIN OVER RETIREES AGAIN

    Sep 05, 2018

    On the campaign trail, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan often talks about how he wants lower taxes for retirees including exempting 100 percent of retirement income from Maryland taxes. The Republican governor pitched a similar proposal to senior voters when he was running four years ago, including at a fo...

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    FEDERAL UNION ACCUSES VA OFFICIAL OF ILLEGAL TAPING OF DELIBERATIONS

    Sep 05, 2018

    A federal employee union on Wednesday accused the management negotiating team at the Veterans Affairs Department of surreptitiously recording the union negotiators’ private conversations. Last week, National Federation of Federal Employees officials met with VA's management representatives...

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    TRUMP’S ROLLBACK OF POLLUTION RULES WILL HIT COAL COUNTRY HARD

    Sep 04, 2018

    It’s coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. Trump left one thing out of his remarks, though: nor...

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    DESPITE FEDERAL MANDATE, TEXAS SAYS IT WON'T FUND EDUCATION FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN IN SHELTERS

    Sep 04, 2018

    Texas’ top education officials told school district administrators Friday that they cannot use state funding to provide schooling for children housed in migrant shelters. The announcement issued in a letter sent to all school superintendents statewide has raised concerns for both shelters and ...

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    HOMELAND SECURITY LACKS RELIABLE DATA ON MISCONDUCT AT KEY AGENCIES

    Aug 31, 2018

    It is critical that the Homeland Security Department do a better job of tracking conduct lapses among the more than 100,000 employees at three key agencies—Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Transportation Security Administration—a watchdog reporte...

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    DISNEY WALKS AWAY FROM MILLIONS IN ECONOMIC INCENTIVES

    Aug 31, 2018

    Earlier this month, the Walt Disney Company presented the city of Anaheim with a surprising request: It asked the California city to terminate two agreements that provide Disney with hundreds of millions of dollars in economic assistance. The request comes as Disney’s relationship with Anaheim...

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    WHY TRUMP'S PAY FREEZE MOVE SHOULDN'T HAVE SURPRISED ANYONE

    Aug 31, 2018

    It’s a ritual only a wonk (or a federal employee) could fully appreciate: Every year since 1994, the president, by the end of August, must submit to Congress a plan for paying federal employees in the following fiscal year. That’s what President Trump did yesterday. This “alternati...

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    WHITE HOUSE EXPECTED TO KEEP POSTAL TASK FORCE REPORT SECRET UNTIL AFTER MIDTERMS

    Aug 30, 2018

    The Trump administration is planning to keep secret until after the mid-term elections a report delivered to the president earlier this month with suggestions for reforming the U.S. Postal Service, according to individuals with knowledge of the plan. Led by the Treasury Department, the task force de...

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    CALIFORNIA BECOMES FIRST STATE TO END CASH-BAIL SYSTEM

    Aug 29, 2018

    California will become the first state to let people leave jail before trial without having to post bail, under a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday that largely leaves pretrial release decisions up to local judges a change praised by legislative and judicial leaders but condemned by some cri...

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    OPM INSTRUCTS AGENCIES TO COMPLY WITH COURT DECISION ON WORKFORCE EXECUTIVE ORDERS

    Aug 29, 2018

    The Office of Personnel Management on Wednesday issued guidance instructing agencies to roll back any already implemented provisions of President Trump’s controversial workforce executive orders that are in violation of a recent court decision that found the meat of the orders to be unlawful. ...

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    LABOR DEPARTMENT OPENS NEW OFFICE FOR REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

    Aug 29, 2018

    Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Tuesday announced the opening of a new office aimed at complementing labor law enforcement with outreach to help employers and workers comply with regulations. Speaking at a Nashville safety symposium run by the nonprofit Voluntary Protection Programs Participants'...

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    FINANCIAL TRAIL FOR FLORIDA GOVERNOR LEADS TO CAYMAN ISLANDS TAX HAVEN

    Aug 28, 2018

    The portfolio of Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his wife, Ann Scott, includes earnings last year of at least $2.9 million in two dozen hedge funds registered in the Cayman Islands, a well-known tax haven for U.S. and foreign investors. The investments had a minimum total value of $25 million and a pote...

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    BIPARTISAN BILL WOULD REVERSE TRUMP'S ORDER ON EXECUTIVE BRANCH JUDGES

    Aug 28, 2018

    A pair of senators is looking to reverse a recent executive order issued by President Trump to remove administrative law judges from the competitive service, which critics have warned could strip the executive branch employees of their independence. President Trump in July issued an executive order ...

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    GOVERNOR MUST SUBMIT MEDICAID EXPANSION PLAN, MAINE SUPREME COURT RULES

    Aug 27, 2018

    Maine's high court ruled on Thursday that Gov. Paul LePage's administration must follow an earlier court order to submit a Medicaid expansion plan to the federal government, even as the justices sent significant constitutional questions about implementation back to a lower court. The 6-1 rul...

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    JUDGE STRIKES DOWN TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS LIMITING FEDERAL EMPLOYEE UNION BARGAINING

    Aug 25, 2018

    U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson late Friday night struck down most provisions of the Trump administration's controversial workforce executive orders, concluding that they conflicted with the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act. Jackson found that the three executive orders, which seek ...

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    IRS MOVES TO BLOCK BLUE STATES FROM GETTING AROUND GOP LIMITS ON TAX DEDUCTIONS

    Aug 24, 2018

    The Trump administration has delivered another blow to California. The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department on Thursday moved to block efforts by lawmakers in California and other Democratic-controlled states to help their residents avoid a new limit on state and local tax deductions. Th...

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    NEW ILLINOIS LAW BOOSTS MENTAL HEALTH, ADDICTION TREATMENT COVERAGE

    Aug 24, 2018

    Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill Wednesday that strengthens insurance coverage for mental health conditions and addiction treatment a measure that advocates say is one of the strongest of its kind in the nation. Federal and state laws already prohibit insurers from covering mental health and substanc...

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    MICHAEL COHEN SUBPOENAED IN TRUMP FOUNDATION PROBE BY 'MULTIPLE CUOMO ADMINISTRATION AGENCIES'

    Aug 23, 2018

    The Cuomo administration issued a subpoena Wednesday to Michael Cohen, a day after the former lawyer to President Trump pleaded guilty on eight felony counts in a tax, bank fraud and elections law case. A state official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Cohen personally called the state tax ...

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    22 STATES ASK COURT TO REINSTATE NET NEUTRALITY RULES

    Aug 23, 2018

    A group of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia late Monday asked a U.S. appeals court to reinstate the Obama administration’s 2015 landmark net neutrality rules and reject the Trump administration’s efforts to preempt states from imposing their own rules guaranteeing ...

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    NEW EPA COAL REGULATIONS COULD LEAD TO UP TO 1,400 MORE PREMATURE DEATHS A YEAR

    Aug 22, 2018

    The link between air pollution and premature death is widely accepted by the scientific community. And a new Trump administration rule is set to cause between 470 and 1,400 more of those pollution-related early deaths per year in the U.S. by 2030. A new coal plant emissions rule, signed by the actin...

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    LABOR RELATIONS BOARD TO OFFER BUYOUTS, EARLY RETIREMENT

    Aug 22, 2018

    The National Labor Relations Board announced this month that it is offering buyouts and early retirement to some of its employees as part of an effort to rebalance its staff. In a press release August 7, the NLRB confirmed that it had received authorization from the Office of Personnel Management to...

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    SENATOR TRIES TO ENSURE THAT AT LEAST 14,000 FEDS HAVE THEIR PAY FROZEN NEXT YEAR

    Aug 21, 2018

    As the Senate began debate Monday on another minibus spending bill, one Republican lawmaker renewed his push to freeze federal employees' pay, albeit on a much smaller scale than President Trump has proposed. Last week, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., introduced an amendment to the fiscal 2019 appropr...

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    OBAMA ENDORSES BILLIONAIRE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR ILLINOIS GOVERNOR

    Aug 21, 2018

    Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker's campaign on Monday unveiled a web video featuring Barack Obama, marking another foray into his home state's politics for the former president. In the 90-second spot, Obama speaks to the camera about Pritzker's work with nonprofits and technol...

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    TRUMP'S UNPRECEDENTED RETALIATION DRAWS UNPRECEDENTED REBUKES

    Aug 20, 2018

    There isn’t any obvious precedent for a former CIA head to publicly call a sitting U.S. president “treasonous.” But John Brennan’s July 16 tweet which condemned President Trump’s conciliatory appearance alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki was just par...

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    SOME STATES HOLD MILLIONS FOR RAINY DAY FUNDS. CITIES WANT A CUT.

    Aug 20, 2018

    Welcome to Lorain, where the mayor, Chase Ritenauer, would like to show you around. The police car over there? It broke down during a pursuit not long ago, leaving the officer to continue the chase on foot. The new high school? It is part of a school system so badly underfunded that it is now overse...

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    DEFENSE ANNOUNCES CONTRACT TO REPLACE CUMBERSOME TRAVEL BOOKING SYSTEM

    Aug 17, 2018

    Within the next few years, it may become easier for Defense Department employees and military personnel to book travel or be reimbursed for official expenses. The department announced Thursday that it had awarded a $9.3 million contract to a company to develop a replacement for its travel booking sy...

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    FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR KILLED A HIGH-SPEED RAIL PLAN. NOW, WITH A FINANCIAL STAKE, HE WANTS TO REVIVE IT.

    Aug 17, 2018

    As one of his first acts in office in 2011, Gov. Rick Scott canceled a $2.4 billion federally funded and shovel-ready bullet train from Orlando to Tampa because it carried “an extremely high risk of overspending taxpayer dollars with no guarantee of economic growth.’’ It was a poli...

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    THE FAMILIES TRUMP SEPARATED AND DEPORTED WILL LIKELY TRY TO COME BACK TO THE U.S.

    Aug 16, 2018

    Asylum-seeking families and children who turn up in Mexico and at the U.S. southern border from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are escaping terrible violence and poverty. A newly published UNICEF report titled Uprooted: Central America and Mexico found that the Trump administration’s toug...

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    INSPECTORS GENERAL FACE UNCERTAIN AND OPAQUE FUNDING, SENATE REPORT SAYS

    Aug 15, 2018

    Despite a recent law requiring more transparent budgeting, various inspectors general are being targeted for budget cuts by the Trump White House, some of them at agencies the administration proposed for funding hikes, according to a report released Wednesday by Democratic staff on the Senate Homela...

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    EPA’S BID FOR ‘CONSISTENT AND TRANSPARENT’ RULEMAKING DRAWS FIRE

    Aug 14, 2018

    One enduring legacy of former Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt may be a rule that recasts the agency’s approach to the complex art of cost-benefit analysis in weighing regulations. On June 7, less than a month before he resigned, Pruitt announced a coming proposed rulemaking ...

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    SENATE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL UP NEXT FOR ALL 4 WEST VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT JUSTICES

    Aug 14, 2018

    West Virginia's House of Delegates voted to impeach all four justices on the state's Supreme Court of Appeals on Monday, saying they will face an impeachment trial in the Senate over the use of state funds to renovate Supreme Court offices. The four are Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Jus...

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    HOUSE REPUBLICANS URGE WHITE HOUSE TO STABILIZE CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD

    Aug 13, 2018

    Two key figures on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have taken up the baton from their predecessors in casting a skeptical eye on the functionality of the independent Chemical Safety Board. Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., joined by environment subcommittee chairman Gre...

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    CALIFORNIA REQUESTS FEDERAL DOCUMENTS ON EFFECTS OF IMMIGRANT CHILD SEPARATIONS

    Aug 13, 2018

    California officials asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to release documents indicating whether officials considered the potential psychological impact of the federal “zero tolerance” policy on children separated from their immigrant parents after crossing the border. State Atty...

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    EXTRA SCHOOL FUNDING RESULTS IN TAX RELIEF FOR NEW JERSEY HOMEOWNERS

    Aug 10, 2018

    After years of mostly stagnant state funding, a majority of New Jersey school districts received unexpected increases under Gov. Phil Murphy’s inaugural budget. How will these extra funds be used by the districts? The state will dole out $8.5 billion of its $37.4 billion budget in direct aid t...

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    NSA DIRECTOR: THE AGENCY 'SELLS ITSELF' TO POTENTIAL RECRUITS

    Aug 10, 2018

    The highly secretive National Security Agency is taking advantage of a flood of employment applications to ensure a diverse workforce equipped for future innovation. So declared Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, who was sworn in this May as the three-hatted lead of NSA, U.S. Cyber Command and the lesser-know...

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    TRUMP CONSIDERS LIMITING U.S. CITIZENSHIP ACCESS

    Aug 08, 2018

    Immigration lawyers and advocates saw red Tuesday amid reports that the Trump administration plans to make it all but impossible for legal immigrants to become citizens if they have ever relied on public welfare programs such as the Affordable Care Act. The overhaul is part of senior White House adv...

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    THE PENTAGON COULD SAVE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS BY FIXING PROBLEMS IT ALREADY KNOWS ABOUT

    Aug 07, 2018

    The Defense Department could save $2.3 billion by implementing nearly three dozen outstanding reforms proposed by its inspector general, the auditors said in a recent report outlining the more than 1,500 open recommendations that the Pentagon has yet to address. More than 50 of those recommendations...

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    FOR FIRST TIME, SOME AMERICANS CAN VOTE USING A SMARTPHONE

    Aug 07, 2018

    West Virginians serving overseas will be the first in the country to cast federal election ballots using a smartphone app, a move designed to make voting in November's election easier for troops living abroad. But election integrity and computer security experts expressed alarm at the prospect o...

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    DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR PUSH SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE

    Aug 06, 2018

    Wherever he takes his campaign for governor, Abdul El-Sayed is followed by activists handing out information about “Medicare for all.” When he grabs the microphone, El-Sayed makes a promise: He’ll bring universal health care to Michigan. “Why can the CEOs of big insurance cor...

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    FEDERAL RETIREMENT CLAIMS UP NEARLY 16 PERCENT SO FAR IN 2018 OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR

    Aug 06, 2018

    The number of federal workers who filed retirement claims with the Office of Personnel Management from January to July is 15.6 percent higher than it was over the same period last year, according to statistics released by the agency Monday. Between January and July 2017, 59,987 federal employees had...

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    FBI BROUGHT DOWN FOREIGN AGENTS IN THE PAST

    Aug 04, 2018

    The public has recently gained an opportunity for deeper insight into special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and the FBI’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. On July 21, the Trump administration released the FBI’s application for a warrant to begin electron...

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    NONPROFIT FILES HATCH ACT COMPLAINTS ON 10 WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS

    Aug 03, 2018

    Noting that President Trump last February announced that he is running for reelection in 2020, an ethics group has seized on celebratory tweets from high-level White House staff that it says violate the Hatch Act’s ban on partisan political activity in the federal workplace. In a series of let...

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    SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCATE WINS $475K IN LEGAL FEES AFTER 4-YEAR FIGHT WITH GOVERNMENT

    Aug 03, 2018

    After four years and expenses of more than $700,000, a California-based small business advocate on Thursday won an agreement from the Justice and Defense departments to pay his legal fees for litigation forcing the government to release confidential contracting data. Lloyd Chapman, the outspoken fou...

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    FACING 24% PREMIUM HIKE, NEW YORK TAKES A STAND AGAINST INSURERS AND TRUMP

    Aug 02, 2018

    Gov. Cuomo on Monday said he wants to codify Obamacare into New York law while at the same time directing the agency that oversees the insurance industry to reject proposed large health care rate hikes. The insurance industry is seeking to hike health premiums by an average of 24% on individual poli...

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    COURT DEEMS TRUMP'S SANCTUARY CITIES POLICY UNCONSTITUTIONAL BUT ALLOWS IT OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA

    Aug 02, 2018

    A federal appeals court decided Wednesday that the Trump administration may not withhold federal funds from California's immigrant-friendly "sanctuary" cities and counties. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, upheld a district judge's ruling in favor of San Fr...

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    CITING RUSSIA, DHS LAUNCHES CYBER HUB TO FIGHT ATTACKS ON U.S. INFRASTRUCTURE

    Aug 01, 2018

    Among the many things the current administration has been criticized for is its lack of a unified strategy to combat cyber threats, especially in light of ongoing election interference and psy ops perpetrated by Russia. The Department of Homeland Security is advancing the ball with the creation of t...

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    SENATE SENDS TRUMP DEFENSE BILL WITH 'ARBITRARY' CUTS THAT MAY NOT SAVE MONEY

    Aug 01, 2018

    The Senate on Wednesday sent to President Trump’s desk an annual defense policy bill that included language setting up several Pentagon agencies to slash their operations by 25 percent over the next few years. The cuts were a controversial piece of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorizatio...

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    PENTAGON TO START CREATING SPACE FORCE EVEN BEFORE CONGRESS APPROVES IT

    Jul 31, 2018

    The U.S. Defense Department this week will take the first steps to create the Space Force, a new branch of the military ordered up by President Trump but not yet fully backed by Congress. In coming months, Defense Department leaders plan to stand up three of the four components of the new Space Forc...

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