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Here Are the Florida Counties That Were Sent a Russian Phishing Attack. Two of Them Were Hacked Cybersecurity
Here Are the Florida Counties That Were Sent a Russian Phishing Attack. Two of Them Were Hacked

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The search is on to determine which two Florida counties’ voter data was accessed by Russian hackers. A South Florida Sun Sentinel investigation found that at least 13, and as many as 20, elections offices in... Read More

Lawmakers Block California bill to Add Housing in Neighborhoods With Single-Family Homes Affordable Housing
Lawmakers Block California bill to Add Housing in Neighborhoods With Single-Family Homes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A high-profile bill that would have increased home building near mass transit and in single-family neighborhoods across California has been killed for the year, ending a major battle over how to address the state’s housing affordability crisis... Read More

US Rules Out Negotiation With Venezuela’s Maduro as Opposition Seeks Military Cooperation Foreign Affairs
US Rules Out Negotiation With Venezuela’s Maduro as Opposition Seeks Military Cooperation

WASHINGTON — The United States for now has ruled out holding any negotiations with Nicolás Maduro and instead is focused on how to orchestrate a “dignified exit” for the Venezuelan leader after an opposition uprising and a series of sanctions... Read More

Renewable Energy Surpasses Coal As Source of US Energy, Researchers Say Climate
Renewable Energy Surpasses Coal As Source of US Energy, Researchers Say
2019-05-16 21:44:37
by Dan McCue

For the first time in history, renewable energy surpassed coal earlier this month as a source of electricity generation in the United States, the Brookings Institution reported Wednesday. The paper underlying the report attributes this remarkable development to U.S. municipalities... Read More

House Passes Luria Sponsored Bill to Extend Agent Orange Exposure Benefits to Navy Vets Veterans
House Passes Luria Sponsored Bill to Extend Agent Orange Exposure Benefits to Navy Vets
2019-05-16 21:40:06
by Dan McCue

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation Tuesday co-sponsored by Representative Elaine Luria to extend disability benefits to Vietnam-era Navy veterans who have fought for years to prove they were exposed to the chemical herbicide Agent Orange. Luria, a... Read More

New Yorkers Say 'Whoa No,' But De Blasio Enters Presidential Race Anyway Political News
New Yorkers Say 'Whoa No,' But De Blasio Enters Presidential Race Anyway
2019-05-16 21:36:21
by Dan McCue

A recent Quinnipiac University poll found three-out-of-four New Yorkers are against it, but that didn't deter New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for launching a bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday. De Blasio officially announced his... Read More

House Panel Criticizes Trump for Climate Change Policies That Harm Public Lands Environment
House Panel Criticizes Trump for Climate Change Policies That Harm Public Lands
2019-05-16 21:32:15
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Democratic members of Congress said Wednesday that environmental policies of the Trump administration are threatening the nation’s outdoor recreation industry. During two House Natural Resources Committee hearings, a Trump administration official defended the Interior Department’s record, but environmentalists... Read More

Sen. Lindsey Graham Aims to Advance Border Security Bill in Early June Congress
Sen. Lindsey Graham Aims to Advance Border Security Bill in Early June

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said he is willing to work with Republicans and Democrats to craft a limited immigration bill in short order that would change asylum laws and expand detention facilities in an attempt... Read More

Citing Threats, US Builds Case — and Military Force — for Confronting Iran National Security
Citing Threats, US Builds Case — and Military Force — for Confronting Iran

WASHINGTON — The State Department ordered several hundred U.S. diplomatic personnel to leave Iraq on Wednesday, citing heightened threats from neighboring Iran amid a buildup of U.S. military forces in the volatile region and growing concerns of a potential conflict... Read More

Trump Bans Huawei in US Markets, Saying Chinese Firm Poses Security Threat Trade
Trump Bans Huawei in US Markets, Saying Chinese Firm Poses Security Threat

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday giving his administration sweeping powers to block Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. and other foreign communications firms from doing business in the United States — a long-anticipated move he... Read More

Blue Dogs to Play Key Role on House Rural Broadband Task Force Infrastructure
Blue Dogs to Play Key Role on House Rural Broadband Task Force
2019-05-15 20:44:21
by Dan McCue

House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., has launched a new House Task Force on Rural Broadband to provide coordination and leadership to end the rural-digital divide. The Task Force will work to advance solutions to ensure all Americans have access... Read More

Senate Witnesses Advocate Space Force to Protect U.S. Military and Private Satellites National Security
Senate Witnesses Advocate Space Force to Protect U.S. Military and Private Satellites
2019-05-15 16:04:58
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - The United States needs a new military branch called the Space Force for national defense and to protect commercial satellites, expert witnesses told a Senate panel Tuesday. President Donald Trump proposed the Space Force last year as a... Read More

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