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U.S. House committee 'may reconsider' WHO cancer agency funds

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional committee members warned on Friday that Washington's funding of the World Health Organization's cancer research agency could be halted unless it is more open about its operations.

Justice Department Moves To Investigate Planned Parenthood’s Fetal Tissue Practices

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Justice Department is set to request documents from Congressional investigators related to the group’s practice of sharing fetal tissue with researchers.

Five Recent CRS Reports and Briefs: FEMA, Floods, and Disasters

5 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This has been a busy season for floods and the like and the Congressional Research Service has been busy producing reports and briefs. Here are some that have been released in the past few weeks. Federal Disaster Assistance: The National Flood Insurance Program and Other Federal Disaster Assistance Programs Available...

Three Things to Know About the Latest Fusion GPS Subpoena Fight

The research firm behind the so-called 'Steele' dossier is fighting a congressional subpoena for its clients' bank record in federal court.       

Researchers devise an algorithm to combat gerrymandering

As the Supreme Court considers Gill v. Whitford, a challenge to the practice of partisan gerrymandering that may rewrite the rules used to draw congressional districts, a team of computer scientists has come up with a new algorithmic approach to redistricting that's less political and more mathematical.

These are the 7 military options Congress has been given to deal with North Korea

The Congressional Research Service has prepared a briefing for Congress that reveals the seven US military options for dealing with the growing threat from North Korea. With 3 aircraft carriers nearby, Mattis lays down the law for North...Show More Summary

Congressional Research Service: Shuster’s Fake Air Traffic Control Privatization Plan Would Trigger the Sequester

Bad news if you disliked the sequester. The post Congressional Research Service: Shuster’s Fake Air Traffic Control Privatization Plan Would Trigger the Sequester appeared first on RedState.

Congressional Committee and Fusion GPS come to agreement over firm's bank records

A House committee and the research firm behind a dossier of unverified information linking Donald Trump and Russia reached an agreement over the firm’s bank records. The House Intelligence Committee and Washington DC political research firm reached a confidential agreement regarding the 4 October subpoena. Show More Summary

CRS Twofer: 1) Legal Sidebar: 'EPA Proposes to Repeal the Clean Power Plan' and 2) Report: 'Reconsidering the Clean Power Plan'

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A twofer from the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Both were released on 25 October 2017 and deal with the Clean Power Plan. 1) CRS Legal Sidebar by Linda Tsang: EPA Proposes to Repeal the Clean Power Plan To access the plethora of hot links contained in the document, view the...

Republican Group That Helped Finance 'Trump Dossier' Revealed

In what will probably be remembered as a footnote in the Congressional inquiries into the credibility of the infamous "Trump dossier", the mysterious Republican anti-Trump group that retained opposition research firm Fusion GPS during...Show More Summary

Shock: Clinton Campaign, DNC Paid For Research That Became the PeePeeParty Dossier

Fusion's fighting a congressional subpoena to avoid disclosing who paid for this, and now Fusion releases this? This is about the second client -- who is now revealed to be Clinton and the DNC, which they've long denied, but which.....

Firm behind Trump dossier challenges House subpoena

The political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's ties to Russia is challenging a congressional subpoena that seeks access to its banking records. In a … Click to Continue »

Firm Behind "Trump Dossier" Refuses To Comply With Congressional Subpoena

The three co-founders of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm responsible for overseeing the creation of the infamous “Trump dossier”, will refuse to comply with a subpoena ordered by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes,...Show More Summary

Trump Is the Most Powerless President in American History

Trump wallows in a vat of perks as his broken promises pile up. Let’s begin with the war in Afghanistan — because it’s a war, and American soldiers are dying over there; because according to the Congressional Research Service, it costs...Show More Summary

Facebook Delivering Thousands of Russia-linked Ads to Congressional Russia Investigations

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

The ads are linked to 470 fake accounts that were set up by the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency.

Preview of the Upcoming Term of the US Supreme Court

The Congressional Research Service in Washington has prepared a Preview of Select Cases for the upcoming term of the US Supreme Court: "The next Court term has the potential to be one of the most consequential in years.""A full discussion...Show More Summary

Law Library of Congress Interview With Adrienne Keys, Specialist in Legislative Information Systems Management

In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., has posted an interview this week with Adrienne Keys, specialist in legislative information systems management within the Congressional Research ServiceShow More Summary

CRS Insight Report: 'Hurricane Harvey and Army Corps - Background for Flood Response and Recovery'

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Another timely (31 August 2017) Congressional Research Service Insight report on Hurricane Harvey: Hurricane Harvey and Army Corps: Background for Flood Response and Recovery. The authors are Nicole T. Carter, Specialist in Natural Resources Policy (ncarter@crs.loc.gov) and Charles V. Show More Summary

CRS Insight: 'Congressional Considerations Related to Hurricane Harvey'

3 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

As usual, the Congressional Research Service is on top of things with this 1 September 2017 Insight report, Congressional Considerations Related to Hurricane Harvey. Download CRS_Insight__Congress_Hurricane_Harvey_1Sept2017 The entire text is pasted below. The hot links are not preserved so dowlonad the PDF above or click here. Jared T. Brown, Coordinator,...

Committee to hear from founder of firm tied to Trump dossier

The co-founder of a Washington opposition research firm that produced a dossier of salacious allegations involving President Donald Trump is set to speak behind closed doors to congressional investigators. Glenn … Click to Continue ...

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