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Pivoting Eurasia: Putin Makes Russia-China Relationship a High Priority

Developing friendly relations with China is very important, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday at the meeting with Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.

Senate Committee to Vote on Plant Genetics Treaty

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be voting today on one of the the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) top legislative priorities – the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. ASTA is urging the Committee to vote in favor of the Treaty to move it forward to the full Senate for ratification. ASTA president and... Read More

Rubio Skips Foreign Policy Meeting As He Announces Reelection

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Marco Rubio missed a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Wednesday morning — at the same time he was announcing plans to run for reelection. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Sneak peek at the Percona Live Europe Amsterdam 2016 talks

On behalf of the Percona Live Conference Committee, I am excited to announce the sneak peek schedule for the Percona Live Europe Amsterdam 2016 talks! Percona Live Europe will feature a variety of formal tracks and sessions related to MySQL, MongoDB and ODBMS from members of the open source community. With many slots to fill, there will be […]

US Congress Seeks to Re-Establish Cold-War Era Anti-Russian Spy Committee

A US Congress-proposed bill seeks to re-establish a Cold War-era body aimed at countering Russian espionage, amid tense relations between the two major world powers, BuzzFeed reported, citing a source in the US intelligence services...

Congress on guns: doing nothing but faster than ever

WASHINGTON — On May 24, the House Appropriations Committee took up a proposal “to deny transfers of firearms to persons known or suspected to be engaged in conduct related to terrorism.” In a party-line vote, Republicans defeated the plan 29 to 17. Nineteen days later, a man whom the FBI had investigated as a possible [...]Show More Summary

Cornell West Confronted Clinton Surrogate on Israel-Palestine at DNC Platform Drafting Committee Meeting

The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee met on June 9 to discuss policy ideals regarding "moving America forward," which included a conversation on America's role in Israel and Palestine relations. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have divergent views on Palestinian freedom and Israel. Show More Summary

DNC Hacker Dumps Trove of Clinton Documents

A hacker using the handle "Guccifer 2.0" has released a new trove of documents apparently pilfered from the Democratic National Committee. The files, all related to Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, include opposition research documents...Show More Summary

US Senate Set to Introduce Resolution Condemning Russian Military Maneuvers

A group of US Senators from the Foreign Relations Committee is offering a resolution to condemn recent Russian military maneuvers and calling on US allies to pressure Moscow, according to a draft of the resolution set to be introduced by Senator David Perdue on Monday.

About That 'Leaked DNC Memo'

Just when we should be focusing on making sure Trump is not elected, the conflict between Bernie Sanders supporters and the Democratic National Committee has to rear its head again. This time, the fooflah is related to one of the documents purportedly swiped by Russians hacking into the DNC computer. Show More Summary

House Committee Votes To Censure IRS Commissioner Koskinen

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has voted to censure Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen over obstruction claims. Specifically, Koskinen was accused of misconduct related to an investigation into IRS targeting of groups seeking tax-exempt status.

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Amendments to Promote Engagement with Cuba

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved four amendments related to Cuba during today’s mark-up of the FY2017 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Act, including: An amendment to lift the...

A Pair Of Notes Tangentially Relating Comics Issues To Matters Of Potential Concern Post-Orlando

the right-lurching politician Newt Gingrich calls for a Islam-focused House Unamerican Activities Committee revival, which is Orwellian feat of political rhetoric if only that at one point anti-communist committees like that one were seemingly completely discredited in all eyes that didn't also have easy access to a John Birch Society card. Show More Summary

'Discouraged': GOP leaders give brutal assessment of Trump's immediate reaction to Orlando attack

Bob Corker is discouraged by Donald Trump yet again. The Tennessee senator, chair of the Senate foreign relations committee, and one-time rumored running mate for Trump, said Tuesday he was let down by Trump's immediate reaction to the...Show More Summary

WHO convenes 3rd meeting of Emergency Committee on Zika and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations

The Committee will consider whether the Zika virus and related complications still constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, review the implementation and impact of earlier recommendations made by the Committee, and determine if new recommendations are needed or existing recommendations require revision.

Call for Papers, AALS: Classifying Workers in the Gig Economy

The Executive Committee of the AALS Labor Relations and Employment Law Section announces that it is seeking abstracts as part of a Call for Papers to be presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting program in San Francisco. The program, titled...

No Unity in Germany? Its Anti-Russian Front Seems to be Falling Apart

There seems to be no unity in the German economic community with regards to the extension of the anti-Russian sanctions, as one of the initiators of the split, the country’s Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, is calling for the ease of the punitive measures, echoing similar calls by the country’s foreign minister.

At a Crossroads in US Relations with Saudi Arabia & the Middle East.

Controversy persists about twenty-eight pages of the 9-11 Commission's official report that remain classified. Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham of Florida, former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has suggested that the classified...Show More Summary

Ukrainian PM to Discuss Acute 'Political and Economic Issues' in Berlin

Chairman of Germany's Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations said that Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman will visit Berlin on June 27 to discuss topical political and economic issues.

Pakistan Seeks US Support for Nuclear Suppliers Group Membership Bid

Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani sent a letter to the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations with an appeal to support Islamabad's bid for Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership.

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