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  • Enough Is Enough: Why the US Must Address Russia's Violations of the INF Treaty
    on December 18, 2017 at 1:41 am

    The U.S. Congress recently reached a compromise between both of their chambers' versions of the the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), deciding to allocate $58 million to “counter Russia's violation of the Treaty, including for research and development of a U.S. ground-launched […]

  • Congressional report identifies issues for possible US-NK talks
    on December 18, 2017 at 1:41 am

    Those issues are North Korea's chemical and biological weapons programs, which many analysts say pose a growing threat; North Korea's conventional forces; and confidence-building measures, such as enhancing the transparency of both North Korea and US-South Korea forces to reduce tensions ... […]

  • Warren and Sanders: Who Is Congress Really Serving?
    on December 17, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Our service members risked their lives to defend us all — and there is no excuse for nickel-and-diming their health and long-term care. Congress should protect the ability of the Veterans Affairs department to employ thousands of doctors and nurses and to build and maintain extended-care […]

  • GOP leaders in House, Senate endorse conflicting shutdown strategies
    on December 17, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Republican leaders in both houses of Congress face a sticky situation this week as they try to avert a government shutdown: Each side has .... A third has become more than a little contentious: a sorely needed disaster aid package for hurricane-ravaged areas in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the […]

  • US tax reform: Latest developments in Washington - Nomura
    on December 17, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    According to Nomura's Economics Team, despite last-minute negotiations, they expect a final passage of the US tax bill by year-end, likely by the end of ... After taking care of tax reform at the beginning of the week, we expect Congress to pass another continuing resolution that will extend the […]

  • Congress's critical week to include final tax vote, avoiding shutdown, key Russia-related testimony
    on December 17, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    The GOP-controlled Congress last week agreed on a final tax-reform plan that would reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent while adding across-the-board cuts to individual taxpayers -- adding an estimated $1.46 trillion to the deficit over a decade. The House is expected to […]

  • Q&A with Rep. Seth Moulton: Democrats have to get it right
    on December 17, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Moulton: I just looked at whether this was a bill that we should legitimately debate as the United States Congress. I voted against tabling the impeachment resolution because I believe the charges are legitimate and deserving a hearing. But I'll also say that the time of the resolution was poor, […]

  • Democrats: Congress Must Fund Children's Insurance Program
    on December 17, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Democratic members of Congress from Massachusetts and Rhode Island are calling on Congress to immediately extend funding for a popular ... U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island, says Republicans in Congress are prioritizing tax breaks for the wealthy over health insurance for children. […]

  • Russia and the West: A Visual Anthology
    on December 17, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    President Vladimir Putin on July 30 ordered the United States to cut 755 diplomatic staff members in Russia, and he warned of a prolonged gridlock in relations after the U.S. Congress backed new sanctions against the Kremlin. In the United States, lawmakers wrested the power to withdraw […]

  • Paranoia grips Capitol Hill as harassment scandal spreads
    on December 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Speculation about this theoretical megastory is spreading like wildfire across Congress and beyond, a lurking bad-press boogeyman that's always described as on the verge of going public. And it's far from the only worry that's ... added, and "what happened to Sen. Schumer is a concern to a lot of […]

  • North Korea, African National Congress, Israel: Your Monday Briefing
    on December 17, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    North Korea, which has become adept at circumventing international sanctions, has been accelerating its nuclear and missile tests. Here's what we know about the “nuclear duo” and the “missile quartet” — that is, the scientists who serve the leader, Kim Jong-un. The […]

  • New poll reveals Americans want a Democrat-controlled Congress by highest margin since 2008
    on December 17, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    New poll reveals Americans want a Democrat-controlled Congress by highest margin since 2008 ... U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Feb. 28 in the House ... Only 31% of independent respondents said they would prefer a Republican-controlled Congress. […]

  • Reed confident the GOP tax bill will pass congress
    on December 17, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning (right) speaks at a town hall he held in the Salamanca Municipal Building Saturday attended by about 100 people, including several Democrats running in a primary. Questions centered on the Republican tax cut package hammered out in the House-Senate Conference ... […]

  • Weekend tech reading: Startup mines crypto using body heat, Congress trying to define AI
    on December 17, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    US Congress is trying to define what artificial intelligence actually means What is artificial intelligence? We have an answer for you, but apparently it wasn't good enough for the United States Congress. A new bill (pdf) drafted by senator Maria Cantwell asks the Department of Commerce to […]

  • Voter Desire for Democratic Congress at Highest Mark Since 2008
    on December 17, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Heading into the 2018 mid-term elections, half of registered U.S. voters said they would prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, the biggest ... Thirty-nine percent of registered voters polled said Republicans who currently control Congress should remain in charge, compared with 50 percent who […]

  • Democrats call for hearings on Disney's bid to buy 21st Century Fox
    on December 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    A collection of top Democrats in the U.S. Congress want to hold hearings on Disney's $52 billion bid to buy 21st Century Fox. Key voices on competition and consumer protection fear Disney's latest deal will only solidify its dominance in entertainment — granting it too many major box-office […]

  • 9 Things You Need to Know About Lasers and Electromagnetic Railguns
    on December 17, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    In a report to Congress issued November 30, 2017, the U.S. Congressional Research Service (CRS -- an arm of the Library of Congress, sometimes referred to as "Congress' think tank") published a 46-report examining the state of development of three key weapons systems: Solid-state laser […]

  • Republicans confident tax bill will become law this week
    on December 17, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    If passed, the bill would be the biggest U.S. tax rewrite since 1986 and would provide Republican lawmakers and Trump with their first major legislative victory since they took control of the White House in January, in addition to Congress. Democrats have been unified against the measure, calling […]

  • Q&A with Rep. Seth Moulton: Democrats have to get it right
    on December 17, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2017 file photo, U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., speaks during the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry in Des Moines, Iowa. After serving four tours of duty in Iraq and ousting a sitting member of Congress, Moulton has set out a new challenge: helping usher in a new, […]

  • How does congressional leadership handle sexual harassment cases? It depends.
    on December 17, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    A USA TODAY survey of the congressional leadership offices found that while each office sees the Ethics Committee as the ultimate jury, how a case makes it there varies. "It seems to me that there isn't (a new normal) yet. I think people are grappling with it on a very case-by-case basis," Lisa […]


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