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German Economy Hit by US, EU Sanctions on Russia

Even prior to the sanctions, the Russian economy had been struggling. Now, though, the Ukraine crisis is beginning to make itself felt in Germany as well. German industry's Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations believes that the crisis could endanger up to 25,000 jobs in Germany. Show More Summary

Ratification of U.N. Convention Disabilities Treaty Could Threaten Parental Rights

The U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), a treaty that, if ratified, could undermine parental rights and those of people with disabilities. Show More Summary

Workers say McDonald's fired them for their activism

The National Labor Relations Board is investigating after the Fast Food Workers Committee charged that New York City McDonald's restaurants, fired nine workers in retaliation for their activism in the waves of fast food strikes since...Show More Summary

Senate chairman warns against border policy change

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says it's not acceptable to change U.S. policy to speed Central American kids home faster from the border without court hearings.

Other People's Cities: In Camden education reform and gentrification go hand in hand

I asked Keith to post this here when I saw it at the excellent EduShyster blog. Keith is a teacher at Camden HS and a doctoral student at Rutgers University. He chairs the public relations and media committee for the Camden Education Association. Show More Summary

CIA-Senate intelligence dispute won't lead to criminal investigation

The Justice Department announced Thursday it would not launch a criminal investigation into an embarrassing dispute between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee over alleged mishandling of classified files relating to harsh CIA interrogations of terrorism suspects.

Russia and Developments in Ukraine

On July 9, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on "Russia and Developments in Ukraine."  In her testimony, Assistant Secretary Nuland focused on two key pillars of U.S.

No Criminal Charges In Senate-CIA Spat, Justice Department Says

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The decision brings a muted end to a power struggle that had undermined relations between the intelligence community and the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Manufacturers Urge Effective Measures to Restore Stability in Ukraine

Today, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing on ‘Russia and Developments in Ukraine.’ During the hearing, SenatorsRead the Rest...

Menendez Accuses Cubans Of Peddling Scandal As FBI Closes In

The scandal surrounding Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) roared back to life late Monday evening with a new report from the Washington Post in which the senator’s attorney accuses the Cuban government of planting negative stories about him in American media. Show More Summary

Rand Paul Asks “Why are we giving foreign aid to countries that persecute women and Christians?” (Video)

He could have stopped at “Why are we giving foreign aid to countries,” but he still makes a great point: Paul spoke out Tuesday at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urging his colleagues to “use our might to speak for those who cannot”...Show More Summary

The Environmental Protection Agency Also Claims Lost Emails

As the House Oversight Committee met to look into what steps the Environmental Protection Agency took in relation to a gold and copper mine in Alaska, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy admitted that some of the information and emails they...Show More Summary

Rand Paul: 'Not One Dime' of Aid Should Go to Countries that Persecute Women, Christians

Tuesday at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee on global violence against women, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) demanded America “use our might to speak for those who cannot.” He also proposed to stop sending foreign aid to countries that persecute Christians and woman. Show More Summary

CIA Finishes Its Torture Report Redactions As Relations With Senate Intelligence Committee Have Become 'Strained'

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may recall, back in April, the Senate finally voted to declassify parts of the executive summary of its $40 million, 6,300-page report on the disastrous CIA torture program. Of course, as part of that, the White House said itShow More Summary

Mark Levin: Democrat Response to House IRS Email Inquiry a 'Cover-up,' 'Criminal Corruption'

On his Monday radio show, conservative talk show Mark Levin reacted to how congressional Democrats in a House Oversight Hearing had conducted themselves earlier over the committee’s inquiry into missing emails related to an investigation of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner. Show More Summary

House Spending Bill Contains Huge Giveaways To Dirty Energy

The House Appropriations Committee is currently debating a spending bill that would set America back decades when it comes to energy policy and environmental protection.  The 2015 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations...Show More Summary

Ethics panel disciplines Rep. Don Young over hunting trips

(CNN) – Longtime Rep. Don Young misused campaign funds and accepted improper gifts relating to hunting trips he took with his family and staff over the years, the House Ethics Committee concluded on Friday. The panel found that the 21-term Alaska Republican broke its rules when he used campaign funds for personal purposes and improperly […]

Rep Calls for Adding Border Crisis to State House Homeland Security Meeting

HOUSTON, Texas—State Representative Allen Fletcher (R-Cypress) called upon Texas House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee Chairman Joe Pickett (D-El Paso) to add issues related to the Texas border crisis to the agenda of the committee's meeting scheduled for July 1 in Austin. Show More Summary

Defense Dept Refuses to Tell Senate Which Groups We’re At War With…

Senate: Which Groups Are We At War With? Admin: That’s Classified The Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing today on renewing the Authorization for the Use of Force (AUMF) in Iraq and Afghanistan. Senators repeatedly asked representatives from the Department of Defense which groups we are at war with.  And the DOD refused...Read More

IMO's MSC Meeting Approves Important SOLAS Amendments

IMO informs that its Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has approved, in principle, the draft Polar Code and related amendments to make the Code mandatory under SOLAS,

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