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Bills Flying in Lame-Duck Frenzy Could Be Unconstitutional, Legal Experts Say In The News
Bills Flying in Lame-Duck Frenzy Could Be Unconstitutional, Legal Experts Say
December 8, 2018
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Republican lawmakers in Michigan may be violating the state constitution with fast-tracked bills in the lame-luck Legislature that curb the powers of incoming Democratic officeholders or water down proposals backed by Michigan voters, legal experts say. Read More

Foreign Affairs

Bob Corker’s Quieter Foreign Policy Legacy Foreign Affairs
Bob Corker’s Quieter Foreign Policy Legacy
December 8, 2018
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As Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker prepares to yield his gavel and leave the Senate, he has advice for newly elected senators: gain expertise and actually listen to your colleagues. “Some of these people obviously are coming in with large platforms... Read More

Technology

Josh Hawley’s War Against Big Tech Could Bring Down Small Startups Technology
Josh Hawley’s War Against Big Tech Could Bring Down Small Startups
December 7, 2018
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Josh Hawley wants to be seen as the U.S. Senate’s watchdog of tech giants. But his efforts could actually result in the big companies, which he says he wants to rein in, being the only ones left healthy. Under his plan, small startups could be hurt. Read More

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John Kelly Questioned by Mueller Investigators Amid Speculation About His White House Exit White House
John Kelly Questioned by Mueller Investigators Amid Speculation About His White House Exit
December 7, 2018
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White House chief of staff John Kelly was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in recent months, according to a report Friday. The questioning of Kelly regarding potential obstruction of justice on the part of President Donald Trump... Read More

US Hiring Slows to 155,000 Jobs in November Economy
US Hiring Slows to 155,000 Jobs in November
December 7, 2018
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Job growth slowed significantly in November but still was solid, indicating the economy remains in good shape but not expanding so quickly that it will lead to sharply higher interest rates. U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs last month, well below analyst expectations... Read More

Cortez Masto, Flake Move to Eliminate Wasteful Government Spending Spotlight
Cortez Masto, Flake Move to Eliminate Wasteful Government Spending
December 7, 2018
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On the Chopping Block: Paying Federal Loans in Peanuts, Federal Grants for Robot Bartenders, Agricultural Subsidies for Bug-Based Foods. On Wednesday, just weeks before the 115th Congress comes to a close... Read More

Repay Veterans Benefits – With Interest, Duckworth Says Veterans
Repay Veterans Benefits – With Interest, Duckworth Says
December 7, 2018
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Secretary Robert Wilkie and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has come under fire in recent weeks for the delinquent payments of benefits due to as many as 82,000 student veterans.  The backlog of “Forever GI Bill” benefits, which escalated in August... Read More

William Barr Emerges as Trump’s Leading Attorney General Candidate In The News
William Barr Emerges as Trump’s Leading Attorney General Candidate
December 7, 2018
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President Donald Trump is close to nominating William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, to permanently succeed Jeff Sessions as head of the Justice Department, according to people close to the process. Read More

Democrat McCready Takes Back Concession in Disputed NC Congressional Race Voting
Democrat McCready Takes Back Concession in Disputed NC Congressional Race
December 7, 2018
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Dan McCready, the Democrat running for Congress in North Carolina’s disputed 9th District, has renounced his concession. His announcement Thursday came amid allegations of absentee ballot tampering and other interference in Bladen and Robeson counties... Read More

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