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2021-09-28 15:13:32
by Kate Michael
AI Commission Final Report Confirms U.S. Lagging

WASHINGTON — To keep up with technological advancements and provide for enhanced national security, the National Security Commission on Artificial... Read More

WASHINGTON — To keep up with technological advancements and provide for enhanced national security, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence was created. Its purpose was to make recommendations to the president and Congress that would “advance the development of... Read More

2021-09-15 16:05:45
by Kate Michael
Ambassadors Stand With Palestine While Celebrating First Year of Abraham Accords

WASHINGTON — One year ago the United States, UAE, and Bahrain signed a historic agreement and charted a new course... Read More

WASHINGTON — One year ago the United States, UAE, and Bahrain signed a historic agreement and charted a new course in Arab-Israeli relations which recognized the state of Israel and normalized diplomatic relations between the countries. But the desire for... Read More

2021-09-15 14:43:02
by Kate Michael
American Immigration System Not Prepared for Afghan Refugee Situation

WASHINGTON — After a frantic two weeks of the biggest military evacuations in history, the United States is trying to... Read More

WASHINGTON — After a frantic two weeks of the biggest military evacuations in history, the United States is trying to figure out what to do with tens of thousands of Afghan refugees that will soon be flooding into the country. ... Read More

2021-09-10 13:49:54
by Victoria Turner
Federalist Society Event Focuses on Competition and Antitrust Issues

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden’s controversial executive order on competition was the topic being discussed at a Federalist Society event... Read More

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden’s controversial executive order on competition was the topic being discussed at a Federalist Society event held Thursday.  The July 9 Executive Order 14036 entitled, “Promoting Competition in the American Economy,” seeks to address competition issues... Read More

2021-08-24 20:02:10
by Victoria Turner
Veterans Need to Be Part of the Fight to Preserve Democracy, Voting Rights According to Advocates

Jake Harriman, a veteran Marine who was deployed abroad for almost 15 years, did not recognize the country he left... Read More

Jake Harriman, a veteran Marine who was deployed abroad for almost 15 years, did not recognize the country he left to fight for when he returned to the U.S. in 2015.  During two combat tours in Iraq, the now CEO... Read More

2021-08-19 15:41:49
by Kate Michael
Van Hollen Wants ‘Equity of the Tax System’ To Pay for Infrastructure, Reconciliation Spending

WASHINGTON -- The Senate has passed both the $1.5 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and the framework of the $3.5 trillion... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Senate has passed both the $1.5 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and the framework of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill made up largely of potential investments in social programs and climate policy. While these massive budgetary items... Read More

2021-07-28 20:18:54
by Kate Michael
Former Intelligence Officials on the ‘Deteriorating’ Situation in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- Had President Biden sought Gen. David Petraeus’s advice on the Allied troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, he has made... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Had President Biden sought Gen. David Petraeus’s advice on the Allied troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, he has made no secret of that fact he would have advised against it, even though the general admits the goals from engaging... Read More

2021-07-19 21:00:12
by Kate Michael
Threats of Cyberattack Loom as Space Assets Not ‘Critical Infrastructure’

WASHINGTON — Despite our reliance on space technology for things like communication, transportation, food, and health care — not to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Despite our reliance on space technology for things like communication, transportation, food, and health care — not to mention national security — our national space assets aren’t officially designated as critical infrastructure. Humanity is already dependent on space,... Read More

2021-07-16 18:30:50
by Kate Michael
Khan Academy Founder Says There's More to Education's Future Than E-Learning

WASHINGTON — The pandemic may have changed the way students learn and how educators incorporate tools for remote learning into... Read More

WASHINGTON — The pandemic may have changed the way students learn and how educators incorporate tools for remote learning into their classrooms, but the founder of one of the most recognizable online tools to help educate students doesn’t believe that... Read More

2021-07-15 13:07:50
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Tech Hubs Can Ignite Economic Growth And Create Inclusion, Speakers Argue

WASHINGTON- Legislators want to jolt tech-related economic growth outside of the coastal regions, and according to speakers at a panel... Read More

WASHINGTON- Legislators want to jolt tech-related economic growth outside of the coastal regions, and according to speakers at a panel event this week, doing so would help ensure American relevance on the global market while lessening some of the inequality... Read More

2021-07-12 16:06:53
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Fiduciary Duty Rules Need Clarifying Says Urban Institute

WASHINGTON- The rich might be able save the world, but only if they focus on using their investments to change... Read More

WASHINGTON- The rich might be able save the world, but only if they focus on using their investments to change power dynamics, and they may need a little help from regulators, according to a new study from the Urban Institute.... Read More

2021-07-08 19:42:47
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Unemployment Insurance Needs Federal Changes, Says Economic Policy Institute

WASHINGTON- A recent report from the Economic Policy Institute outlines structural reforms for unemployment insurance in the U.S., including a... Read More

WASHINGTON- A recent report from the Economic Policy Institute outlines structural reforms for unemployment insurance in the U.S., including a stronger role for the federal government in providing that insurance. According to the report, unemployment benefits in the country, a... Read More

2021-06-29 20:08:35
by Kate Michael
‘Economic Disobedience’ Predicted if Student Loan Forgiveness Not Offered

WASHINGTON — “With the flick of a pen, Biden could get it done,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.,... Read More

WASHINGTON — “With the flick of a pen, Biden could get it done,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., about student loan forgiveness. From a campaign promise to a potential policy, student loan forgiveness is being touted not only... Read More

2021-06-28 15:35:47
by Reece Nations
Redistricting Process Faces ‘Uncharted Territory’ Ahead of 2022 Midterms

WASHINGTON - Third Way, a D.C.- based think tank, hosted a virtual event Thursday with experts examining how the upcoming... Read More

WASHINGTON - Third Way, a D.C.- based think tank, hosted a virtual event Thursday with experts examining how the upcoming redistricting battles will define the 2022 midterms. The event featured Genevieve Van Cleve, director of the Texas branch of “All... Read More

2021-06-17 19:52:27
by Kate Michael
‘There’s just something about Putinism,’ Analysts Reflect on Russia and US Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON — The recent summit between U.S. President Biden and Russian President Putin has been hailed by both countries as... Read More

WASHINGTON — The recent summit between U.S. President Biden and Russian President Putin has been hailed by both countries as an opportunity to reevaluate the nations' relationship. While the three-hour conversation may not have inspired confidence toward ensuring stability, the... Read More

2021-06-14 15:36:26
by Reece Nations
Democrats Hopes in 2022 Hinge on Voters of Color, Analysis Finds

An analysis of the 2020 election conducted by several prominent Democratic advocacy groups determined that voters of color played critical... Read More

An analysis of the 2020 election conducted by several prominent Democratic advocacy groups determined that voters of color played critical roles in key races, among other findings. The report — conducted jointly by The Collective PAC, The Third Way and... Read More

2021-06-11 19:02:40
by Victoria Turner
Kakto Presses Administration to Take Cybersecurity More Seriously

Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y. recently went into a couple of Lincoln car dealerships in Syracuse, New York, but “neither one... Read More

Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y. recently went into a couple of Lincoln car dealerships in Syracuse, New York, but “neither one of them had any cars.”  “And they’re not going to have any cars for several weeks because of the chip... Read More

2021-05-28 17:53:23
by Kate Michael
Former Patent Office Director Says American Ingenuity Answer to China IP Theft

WASHINGTON — From counterfeiting to talent acquisitions and even forced technology transfers, the United States has long struggled with the... Read More

WASHINGTON — From counterfeiting to talent acquisitions and even forced technology transfers, the United States has long struggled with the idea that China is facilitating or condoning the theft of American intellectual property. In fact, China is often cited as... Read More

2021-05-24 20:28:00
by TWN Staff
All Day Summit to Spotlight Rising Democrats

WASHINGTON - The 2021 NewDEAL Ideas Summit, which kicks off Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., will feature an interview with Sen.... Read More

WASHINGTON - The 2021 NewDEAL Ideas Summit, which kicks off Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., will feature an interview with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., along with discussions among some of the most innovative state and local elected Democrats from across the... Read More

2021-05-14 18:32:35
by Kate Michael
Is Income-Driven Repayment Contributing to Federal Student Loan Payment Problems?

WASHINGTON — Student loan forgiveness has been a topic of conversation as the Biden administration continues to consider proposals for... Read More

WASHINGTON — Student loan forgiveness has been a topic of conversation as the Biden administration continues to consider proposals for alleviating student loan debt, but in the absence of any news on that front, borrowers are starting to get worried... Read More

2021-05-10 15:05:19
by Kate Michael
Could Biden’s Use of Sanctions Affect U.S.-Canada Relationship?

WASHINGTON — While much has been studied about President Biden’s first 100 days in office, most of that analysis has... Read More

WASHINGTON — While much has been studied about President Biden’s first 100 days in office, most of that analysis has focused on how the administration’s actions impact American citizens or relationships with the world’s other great powers, but many wonder... Read More

2021-05-07 19:54:36
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Middle East Needs to Move to 'A New Economic Model,' According to IMF Official

An official from the International Monetary Fund argued this week that the Middle East and Central Asia regions should shift... Read More

An official from the International Monetary Fund argued this week that the Middle East and Central Asia regions should shift towards a new and inclusive economic model as they emerge from the pandemic, echoing IMF claims that this is the... Read More

2021-05-06 18:51:38
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Russian Economy Damaged By Western Sanctions, Think Tank Finds

WASHINGTON- Although western sanctions have not forced the Russian government to completely end its aggressions in Ukraine, the true impact... Read More

WASHINGTON- Although western sanctions have not forced the Russian government to completely end its aggressions in Ukraine, the true impact of the sanctions has not been fully acknowledged, according to a new report from the Atlantic Council, an international affairs... Read More

2021-05-04 12:52:29
by Victoria Turner
GAO Knowledge Can Help Congressional Policies Keep Up with Tech Pace

WASHINGTON - Policymaking is not keeping up with the quick pace of technology, said Marci Harris, co-founder and CEO of... Read More

WASHINGTON - Policymaking is not keeping up with the quick pace of technology, said Marci Harris, co-founder and CEO of POPVOX yesterday. She insisted that the retrospective role that the Government Accountability Office, which takes on government financial and performance... Read More

2021-04-19 14:26:50
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Legislative Window For Vital Public Infrastructure Improvements Exists

WASHINGTON - Public infrastructure researchers are saying the U.S. needs a new infrastructure vision, pointing to the Texas power grid... Read More

WASHINGTON - Public infrastructure researchers are saying the U.S. needs a new infrastructure vision, pointing to the Texas power grid failure in February as just the latest example of how vulnerable our long ignored and outdated systems have become. The... Read More

2021-04-06 19:42:04
by Kate Michael
A Year of Online Learning: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

WASHINGTON — Online education had been on the rise for several years prior to COVID-19, but the pandemic fast-tracked a... Read More

WASHINGTON — Online education had been on the rise for several years prior to COVID-19, but the pandemic fast-tracked a sudden pivot to emergency remote instruction. Over the past year, more students and faculty experienced and gained confidence in online... Read More

2021-04-02 19:44:43
by Kate Michael
Reinvigorating Diplomacy with North Korea May Mean Compromise

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump started a diplomatic dialogue with North Korea, but he framed it as a personal... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump started a diplomatic dialogue with North Korea, but he framed it as a personal connection with dictator Kim Jong Un. This method showed some early promise for a bilateral relationship but broke down at... Read More

2021-04-02 13:54:04
by Sara Wilkerson
BPC Report Shows How Mental Health Can Become Part of Primary Health Care

WASHINGTON - The Bipartisan Policy Center recently released a comprehensive report outlining legislative and regulatory changes that need to be... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Bipartisan Policy Center recently released a comprehensive report outlining legislative and regulatory changes that need to be made in order to make mental health a part of Americans’ primary health care experience.  In conjunction with the report’s... Read More

2021-04-01 13:32:35
by Kate Michael
ESG Definitions and Standards Currently ‘A Little Bit of the Wild Wild West’

WASHINGTON — Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance are three central factors that shareholders are increasingly using to measure the sustainability... Read More

WASHINGTON — Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance are three central factors that shareholders are increasingly using to measure the sustainability and societal impact of their investments in companies or businesses. But there continues to be a range of opinions on... Read More

2021-03-31 19:21:54
by Daniel Mollenkamp
U.S. Political System Is Broken, Democracy In Peril

WASHINGTON - The declining levels of social cohesion and the inability to get things done are some of the biggest... Read More

WASHINGTON - The declining levels of social cohesion and the inability to get things done are some of the biggest threats to the U.S., agreed a group of political scholars at a panel discussion about the future of democracy this... Read More

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