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McGahn Defies Subpoena, No-Show at House Hearing
2019-05-21 21:20:38
by Dan McCue

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on Tuesday opened the panel's hearing on Russia interference in the 2016 election by warning the visibly absent former White House Counsel Don McGahn that he will be held in contempt for failing to... Read More

Health

New Legislation Allows Free Primary Care Visits for Individuals with High-Deductible Plans Health
New Legislation Allows Free Primary Care Visits for Individuals with High-Deductible Plans
2019-05-20 20:13:59
by Sean Trambley

This week, U.S. Representatives Brad Schneider, D-Ill., and Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., announced the introduction of new bipartisan legislation to improve primary care options for individuals with high-deductible health insurance plans. H.R. 2774, the Primary Care Patient Protection Act of 2019,... Read More

Cybersecurity

Analysis of Ransomware Used in Baltimore Attack Indicates Hackers Needed ‘Unfettered Access’ to City Computers Cybersecurity
Analysis of Ransomware Used in Baltimore Attack Indicates Hackers Needed ‘Unfettered Access’ to City Computers
2019-05-20 12:34:04
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BALTIMORE — Officials in the eastern North Carolina city of Greenville arrived to work one morning in early April to find the files on some 800 of their computers locked up. More than five weeks later, they’re still recovering from... Read More

Environment

Washington State Braces for Eco-Friendly ‘Human Composting’ Environment
Washington State Braces for Eco-Friendly ‘Human Composting’
2019-05-20 12:32:39
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SEATTLE — As Washington prepares to become the first state to legalize “human composting,” not everyone is dying to turn their loved ones’ bodies into garden-variety soil. Even the lawmaker who sponsored the bill awaiting action by the governor receives... Read More

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Amid Opioid Crisis, Texas Becomes First State Where Life-Saving Drug Is Sold Online Health
Amid Opioid Crisis, Texas Becomes First State Where Life-Saving Drug Is Sold Online
2019-05-20 12:31:22
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DALLAS — With opioid-related deaths on the rise each year in the U.S., Texas has become the first state to offer a life-saving overdose drug online, freeing users of the stigma associated with drug use. Last week, Texas began offering... Read More

Deutsche Bank Staff Eyed Trump, Kushner Transactions, NYT Says In The News
Deutsche Bank Staff Eyed Trump, Kushner Transactions, NYT Says
2019-05-20 12:30:11
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NEW YORK — Multiple transactions involving legal entities controlled by President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner aroused the suspicion of anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank in 2016 and 2017, according to the New York Times. The specialists... Read More

Kansas’ Kobach Is Weighing a Senate Bid. National Republicans Are Ready to Stop Him 2020 Elections
Kansas’ Kobach Is Weighing a Senate Bid. National Republicans Are Ready to Stop Him
2019-05-20 12:29:13
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WASHINGTON — National Republicans are prepared to intervene in the Kansas Senate primary to ensure that conservative firebrand Kris Kobach does not win the party’s nomination should he run, multiple sources told the Kansas City Star. Kobach said this month... Read More

Fourth Circuit Holds Administration Broke Law In Rescinding DACA In The News
Fourth Circuit Holds Administration Broke Law In Rescinding DACA
2019-05-17 21:30:56
by Dan McCue

A divided Fourth Circuit court ruled Friday that President Donald Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, otherwise known as DACA, was unlawful because the administration failed to "adequately explain" its decision. In a majority ruling... Read More

White House to Lift Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico Trade
White House to Lift Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico
2019-05-17 21:25:38
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump revealed Friday that his administration has reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum, ending a standoff that threatened to derail ratification of the president's new North American trade agreement. Speaking... Read More

Blue Dogs Push to Hold China Accountable for Illicit Fentanyl Shipments Opioids
Blue Dogs Push to Hold China Accountable for Illicit Fentanyl Shipments
2019-05-17 21:23:03
by Dan McCue

The Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 2483, also known as the Fentanyl Sanctions Act, which aims to pressure the Chinese government to honor its commitment to make all forms of fentanyl illegal and provide the United States with more... Read More

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