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CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE: Hey, that Foreign Emoluments Clause issue may not be such a big dea…

CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE: Hey, that Foreign Emoluments Clause issue may not be such a big deal for Trump after all.

Sen. Warren blasts drug approval bill as 'extortion'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has delivered a ferocious attack on congressional Republicans and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over a medical research bill, putting fellow Democrats on the spot by pushing … Click to Continue »

What Trump Can Undo On Day One, According To The Congressional Research Service

Donald Trump can rescind President Obama's executive actions with a stroke of the pen, but according to the Congressional Research Service, few of Obama's executive actions have been controversial. Obama's more substantive actions will be more difficult to repeal.

Exclusive: Taxpayers Face $1.59 Million Bill for Anti-Choice Congressional Investigation

Expanding the budget for the select panel, tasked with targeting abortion providers and fetal tissue researchers, marks one of the first actions House Republicans will pursue as they return to a radically different Washington after Election Day. The post Exclusive: Taxpayers Face $1.59 Million Bill for Anti-Choice Congressional Investigation appeared first on Rewire.

Free Access to Thousands of Reports from the US Congressional Research Service

The research reports of the Congressinal Research Service (CRS) in Washington are usually not easily accessible to the public.A new website called EveryCRSReport.com has been launched by a bipartisan coalition. The site currently includes...Show More Summary

This Is Huge: New Project Releases All Current (Non-Confidential) Congressional Research Service Reports

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Going back nearly a decade, we've been talking about the ridiculousness of Congress refusing to publicly release reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS). As we've discussed many times, CRS is an in-house think tank for Congress that is both famously non-partisan and actually really good at what they do. Show More Summary

'The Largest Single Pledge Of Military Assistance In U.S. History'

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Okay, here’s your quiz of the day: What country, according to the Congressional Research Service, has been the “largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II,” to the tune...Show More Summary

Democrat Doug Applegate opens lead on Darrell Issa in new Democratic poll

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa is facing his toughest re-election challenge in eight terms, with a new poll for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee by Tulchin Research showing Democrat Doug Applegate up 46-42, with 12 percent undecided. Show More Summary

Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers to investigate funding of WHO cancer agency

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

LONDON (Reuters) - Officials from the U.S. government's health research agency are to be questioned by a congressional committee about why taxpayers are funding a World Health Organization cancer agency facing criticism over how it classifies carcinogens.

Surprise: WH Weighs New Scheme to Raid Obscure Fund, Jam Through Illegal Obamacare Bailouts

Step one -- The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) concurs with the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) in...

Republicans Just Found a New Way to Harass Scientists

The congressional subcommittee investigating allegations of fetal tissue sale for profit recommended holding a company that procures tissue for medical research in contempt of Congress. House Democrats staged a walkout to protest the vote for contempt proceedings after being overruled by Republican members of the Select Investigative Panel. Show More Summary

Anthony Fauci: Forced to rob cancer research to pay for Zika vaccine push

“Hold up. Wait, wait, wait a minute.” That was my response when Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told me that the ongoing congressional battle over Zika funding forced the federal government to take money from other diseases to finance the hunt for a vaccine. “First, we took money […]

Congressional Briefing Warns of Dangers of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

To mark 25 years of research into chemicals that disrupt the body's hormones, the Endocrine Society will sponsor a Congressional briefing Sept. 21 exploring the latest breakthroughs in the field.

Update on Comprehensive Test Ban, & More from CRS

The Congressional Research Service has prepared an updated account of the status of the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty (CTBT), which would prohibit explosive testing of nuclear weapons. “As of August 2016, 183 states had signed the CTBT and 164, including Russia, had ratified it. Show More Summary

Contesting a Presidential Election, & More from CRS

The procedures for challenging the outcome of a presidential election are summarized in a new publication from the Congressional Research Service. “The initial responsibility for resolving challenges, recounts, and contests to the results of a presidential election” lies with each individual state, CRS noted. Show More Summary

A radio career under microscope in race for Minnesota seat

Jason Lewis is making the work of opposition researchers irrelevant for one of the nation's most contested congressional races. … Click to Continue »

Active Protection for Combat Vehicles, & More from CRS

Efforts to develop Active Protection Systems (APS) to defend military combat vehicles against rocket-propelled grenades or anti-tank missiles are reviewed in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. An Active ProtectionShow More Summary

No First Use of Nuclear Weapons, & More from CRS

Recent reports from the Congressional Research Service that have not been publicly released include the following. U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: Considering “No First Use”, CRS Insight, August 16, 2016 Coordinated Party Expenditures in...Show More Summary

FBI Baits Republican Representatives - Let's See If It Works!

More Clinton Email news fresh off the presses! Tuesday, at a request from Congressional committee members (all Republican), the FBI turned over its research notes from the Clinton email investigation, known as "302s". The move was unprecedented. Show More Summary

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