(Paul Mirengoff) The House Committee on Foreign Affairs (Subcommittee on the Middle East and Northern Africa) held a hearing yesterday on the Iranian elections. Wanting to know more about the subject, and to see our friend Tom Cotton in action, I attended. Show More Summary
The uneasy relationship between the top Democrat and Republican on the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee took a turn for the worse on Tuesday after the Democrat published a transcript of an interview with an Internal Revenue...Show More Summary
Veterans’ Affairs Administrator Eric Shinseki appeared before the House Veterans Affairs Committee this morning and in a somewhat disjointed statement announced that overnight someone had hacked into the VA’s computer system and processed the 800,000 claims that had been the single blackest mark on the Vietnam veteran’s stint leading that Agency. The NSA, investigating the [...]
April Haines, 43, has been appointed CIA deputy director, replacing Michael Morell. Ms. Haines served as legal adviser to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee (where she met Joe Biden and John Kerry) and as legal adviser to the National Security Council (where she met John Brennan). Show More Summary
The Department of Veterans Affairs has reached a “tipping point” in its struggle to get a grip on the massive backlog of disability claims plaguing veterans, a senior department official told a Senate committee Wednesday. The number of pending cases … Continue reading ?
Speaking behind closed doors at the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that if peace negotiations with the Palestinians are started, they are expected to “be long and tough,” but that the alternative Israel faces is “a bi national state, which Israel does not want,” Israel Hayom reported. Read more here.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of White House chief international economic affairs adviser Mike Froman to be U.S. trade representative, setting the stage for full Senate approv...
Double majority lock voting at the EBA was asignificant and valuable use of UK influence In a report published today the influential cross-party House of Commons Foreign Select Affairs Committee commended David Cameron "for launching an ambitious agenda for EU reform". Show More Summary
The sugar price in India has finally been partially deregulated by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). This was a greatly anticipated decision and now allows the sugar companies to sell their product in the open market. This decision is just part of the Committee’s report which covers larger economic reforms of the agricultural [...]
On Tuesday I testified to the Senate Budget Committee about the effects of the debt on our country’s growth expectations. These tend to be dry, academic affairs, but this one had a bit of drama. At one point, Rhode Island’s junior senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, rose to question my numbers and to call me meretricious, which is an SAT word for lying. Show More Summary
Last week, two leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Reps. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY), dispatched aides to Turkey to meet members of the Syrian opposition, The Cable has learned. The trip went from May 27 to June...Show More Summary
Wolf Richter www.testosteronepit.com www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter The “Chinese dream” is the dream of the whole nation and also of every individual Chinese, explained Fu Ying, chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress. Show More Summary
Here is a link to the live video. Watch the Community Affairs Stream http://www.aph.gov.au/News_and_Events/Watch_Parliament See here: Senate, Community Affairs Legislation Committee (Senate Estimates) David. This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.
A newly released poll of 26,000 respondents in 25 countries reveals that Iran is the least popular country in the world. The poll, commissioned by the BBC World Service, found that only 15% considered Iran to have a positive influence in international affairs, while 59% gave it a negative rating.
AIPAC calling! Below we publish four telephone pitches on behalf of the Israel lobby group the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and you can see that over four years, the script never changes. Israel is always on the cliff. Israel … Continue reading ?
This past Tuesday I had the honour of being invited to testify before the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs of Canada’s House of Commons. The hearing was part of a “study on corporate practices by companies supplying and manufacturing products in developing countries for Canadian consumers.” The discussion wasn’t specifically about the factory that collapsed […]
As expected, the D.C. Council's Committee on Business, Regulatory, and Consumer Affairs gave its unanimous disapproval to the District government's proposed regulations over food trucks. [ more › ]
The week's big event on the Committee Corridor - if they can make it work - will be the Home Affairs Committee's evidence session on the Woolwich murder. A witness from the Met is promised, to answer questions on the Police handlingShow More Summary
The D.C. Council committee that oversees regulatory affairs is set to move tomorrow on recommending that the full body reject the District's proposed food truck regulations. [ more › ]
Spending bills advancing in the House leave open the door for across-the-board pay raises for federal employees in January 2014. The House Appropriations Committee last week approved separate bills for Veterans Affairs and the Homeland Security that do not endorse … Continue reading ?