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The Croatian Helicopter Swap Triangle: Mi-8s for UH-60s

UH-60(click to view full) Croatia’s Jutarnji list reports that a proposed helicopter swap deal was discussed during an Aug 14/14 meeting between high-ranking Croatian defense personnel and a delegation from the US House of Representatives. The goal is to offer the Ukraine near-term assistance, while bringing Croatian forces closer to NATO standards. Under the deal… […]

Obama Sending White House Aides to Michael Brown's Funeral, Jim Hoft Says "All Black Delegation"

The President is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of Michael Brown in St. Louis on Monday: Leading the group for Monday's service will be the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, Broderick Johnson. My Brother's Keeper is an Obama initiative that aims to empower...

American Bar Association Unanimously Approves Resolution Opposing Anti-LGBT Discrimination

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

At the American Bar Association's annual meeting on Tuesday, the House of Delegates (the organization's policy body) unanimously approved a resolution denouncing anti-gay laws as human rights violations and calling for repeals of those laws. Read the resolution: RESOLVED, That...

Six celebs who’ve advocated for Africa in Washington

Leaders of African nations are streaming into town this week for the multi-nation summit the White House is hosting, but the official delegations should rest assured that their interests have long been well-tended to here in the U.S. A legion of A-listers, from Oprah to Madonna to Brangelina, has Africa’s back, making the continent one of […]

ABA Poised to Adopt Sweeping Changes to Law School Accreditation Standards

National Law Journal, Legal Education Due For a Makeover: ABA's House of Delegates Prepares to Vote on a Sweeping Revision of its Accreditation Standards: To protect their accreditation, law schools will be under pressure to more closely assess student achievement and provide students with more practical skills training under a...

House Dem: Boehner Deserves a Lot of Credit for Avoiding Impeachment with Lawsuit

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) took a contradictory tack to her Democratic colleagues multiple claims that House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) lawsuit against President Barack Obama is a "march toward impeachment." On CSPAN'sShow More Summary

OK Delegation to Obama: Do Not House Illegals at Fort Sill Long Term

On Monday, six of the seven members of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation demanded that the federal government reconsider using Fort Sill military base to house illegal immigrant children who have been flooding across the border.Show More Summary

Darrell Issa Leading 'Rival' Delegation To Central America To Investigate Border Crisis

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is leading a delegation of lawmakers to Central America described as a “rival” effort to a recent fact-finding trip from a working group of lawmakers appointed by Speaker John Boehner. Show More Summary

Top 5 Most Influential Californians in Congress

California is a huge state, and nowhere is that more evident than in the sheer size of its Congressional delegation of 53 members. Nearly one in twelve members of the House of Representatives is from the Golden State! In case you are...Show More Summary

American Bar Association May Name Sexual Orientation a Human Right

The American Bar Association will vote on the controversial notion that being and acting LGBT is a human right protected in international law. The resolution will be considered by the ABA House of Delegates at their annual meeting this August in Boston. Show More Summary

Morning 10: LIRR warning | VC funding jump | Brooklyn price record

New York's U.S. House delegation warned the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and labor unions that Congress will not resolve the Long Island Rail Road contract dispute ahead of a potential July... To view the full story, click the title link.

Reps: Don't count on Congress to end LIRR dispute

Several members of the New York House delegation in Washington met Wednesday with the head of the Long Island Rail Road's parent organization, telling him—and pronouncing later to union... To view the full story, click the title lin...

Maine Eyes 1st US House Delegation with No Maine-Born Representatives

At least one member of Maine's delegation to the U.S. House was born in the Pine Tree State since 1821 including 94 percent of those elected since 1877.

Why Russians said no deal to 'House of Cards'

Putin’s a party pooper. Last week Russian President Vladimir Putin’s UN delegation said nyet to a request from the producers of Netflix series “House of Cards,” who wanted to film scenes in the chamber of the United Nations Security Council.

Patriotic Exits? 35 Members of Congress Who Died on July 4th

Four members of the U.S. House died on Independence Day while in office; North Carolina and Pennsylvania delegations have had the most pass on that day.

Russia Says No to ‘House of Cards’

Russia's delegation to the U.N. has vetoed a request to let 'House of Cards' shoot in the U.N. Security Council.

Russia vetoes 'House of Cards' request to film in U.N. Security Council

Obviously Vladimir Putin is not a fan of Kevin Spacey. Russia’s United Nations delegation has squashed a request from the producers ofHouse of Cards” to film two episodes in the UN Security Council.

Russia Nixes ‘House of Cards’ Filming In United Nations’ Security Council

Russia’s United Nations delegation has nixed a House of Cards request to film two episodes in the UN Security Council. Vladimir Putin’s government cited the need to keep the world’s security chamber available at a moment’s notice for unanticipated crises, Foreign Policy reports. Show More Summary

Pro-Gun Control Lawmaker Indicted for 'Improper Sexual Relationship' with Teen

On June 30, Virginia Delegate Joseph D. Morrissey (D) was indicted "on charges that he had an improper sexual relationship with a teenage girl" in 2013. In that same year, Morrissey "brandished an assault rifle during a [House of Delegates]...Show More Summary

Meet The 17 Year Old Who Could Soon Be The Youngest Legislator In Her State

Saira Blair doesn't turn 18 — the legal voting age — until next month, but she's already defeated a two-term incumbent in the primary election for the West Virginia House of Delegates. Come November, the recent high school grad will face off against Democratic candidate Layne Diehl, in a state that has turned red in recent years. Show More Summary

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