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Russia could make ‘cautious’ return to PACE – new head of Duma International Relations Committee

MP Leonid Slutsky, who is poised to head the International Relations Committee in the new State Duma, has approved the gradual return of Russia to the European parliamentary assembly (PACE), once the body stops its policy of “discrimination” against Moscow. Read Full Article at RT.com

House Oversight Committee Orders Reddit To Preserve "Oh Shit" Guy's Posts

The House Oversight Committee, chaired by Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), has issued a preservation order to Reddit related to all threads posted by Hillary's tech guy from Platte River Networks, Paul Combetta (aka the "Oh Shit" guy). The preservation...Show More Summary

Previewing This Week’s Fed Meetings–and All the Fuss

Alice M. Rivlin: The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee meets this week amid a frenzy of speculation in financial news and related media. But why all the fuss?

Weekend catch-up: Cameron chastised, Chinese relations, Clinton's pneumonia, and more

Wednesday saw the release of the UK's Foreign Affairs Select Committee report into the Libyan intervention in 2011. The damning report noted that 'through his decision making in the National Security Council, former Prime Minister David Cameron was ultimately responsible for the failure to develop a coherent Libya strategy'. Show More Summary

Impeachment vote averted by promise of IRS commissioner’s testimony

Koskinen is expected to appear next week before the House Judiciary Committee, which is examining impeachment articles related to the destruction of emails subpoenaed by Congress.

Chairman Conaway on Farm Policy and Food Prices, Related ERS Update

Recall that over the weekend, Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kans.) and House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) discussed a variety of current issues impacting the U.S. agricultural economy and farm policy at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. In particular, before embarking on changes to federal agricultural policies, Chairman Conaway […]

Keith Vaz now faces a fresh allegation about his contentious links to prostitution

The scandal involving Labour's Keith Vaz does not look like going away anytime soon as the MP faces new allegations relating to past links with a brothel owner. Vaz, who resigned as Home Affairs Committee chair last week after a Daily...Show More Summary

Ryan Lochte Finally Receives His Official Punishment From The U.S. Olympic Committee!

Ryan Lochte is finally facing the music! Almost a month after Ryan caused international mayhem for lying about a robbery in Rio, the U.S. Olympic Committee handed down an official punishment for the scandal. Related: Ryan Apologizes! Per a TMZ report, a decision was reached to suspend Lochte for TEN MONTHS after a long debate between committee members. [...]

Sen. Bob Corker, given nine chances to express a shred of confidence in Trump, comes up empty

GOP Sen. Bob Corker, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had a very rough go on MSNBC's Morning Joe Wednesday when he repeatedly had the chance to express any confidence whatsoever in Donald Trump’s ability to serve as commander in chief. Show More Summary

Top GOP Senator Can't Say If He's Confident In Trump's Foreign Policy

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, declined repeatedly on Wednesday to say whether he had confidence in Donald Trump’s foreign policy proposals. During an interview on MSNBC’s “MorningShow More Summary

Investigation Clears Tokyo 2020 Bid Of Bribery Claims

By Loretta Race on SwimSwam The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) released a report today clearing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Bid Committee of any and all charges related to an alleged bribery scheme. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Investigation Clears Tokyo 2020 Bid Of Bribery Claims

House Committee requests EpiPen documents from Mylan

last monthNews : The Raw Story

U.S. representatives Jason Chaffetz and Elijah Cummings of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to Mylan NV Chief Executive Heather Bresch on Monday asking for documents and communications related to the fast-increasing price of allergy auto-injector EpiPens. Mylan...

Kenyan Olympic officials subjects of criminal investigation

Three senior Kenyan Olympic committee officials are the subjects of a criminal investigation relating to alleged theft and abuse of office during the Rio de Janeiro Games        

Microsoft joining China's cybersecurity council paves the way for better relations between the two largest internet markets (MSFT, CSCO)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. China is allowing foreign technology companies to join a key government committee in an effort to ease...Show More Summary

Senator warns of foreign provocation targeting upcoming Russian polls

last monthLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The chairman of Russia’s Upper House Committee for International Relations has said he expects certain hostile foreign nations to launch another campaign aimed at blackening Russia’s reputation in the period around September’s parliamentary elections. Read Full Article at RT.com

Congressional Climate Witch Hunt Reaches an Impasse

350.org’s outside counsel requested a meeting with the Congressional Science Committee last month to discuss Lamar Smith's subpoenas and issues related to climate change science. According to 350.org, however, its request to meet Smith and the committee has been denied.

House Republicans receive FBI notes from Clinton interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee said Tuesday it had received FBI documents related to the agency's recently closed investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. Though...Show More Summary

In sign of thawed relations, top Sanders aide joins DNC on conference call as a ‘featured guest’

In a move meant to bolster party unity, the former campaign manager of Bernie Sanders’s failed presidential bid joined leaders of the Democratic National Committee on a conference call Monday night and pledged the senator from Vermont would actively campaign for Hillary Clinton this fall. Jeff Weaver, who guided Sanders’s surprisingly strong challenge to Clinton, […]

Straight Journo Who Penned “Gay Baiting” Grindr Story Has Been Sent Home From Rio

last monthLGBT / Gay : Queerty

On Sunday, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made an announcement that will no doubt make plenty of people happy, our readership not least among them. Related: Everyone’s Pissed At This Straight Journalist Who Used Grindr To Out Gay Athletes In Rio Following his “gay baiting” story — in which Daily Beast contributor Nico Hines scored Grindr dates [...]

The Hard Truth About ISIL And Terrorism

On June 28, 2016, President Obama's Special Envoy to the counter-ISIL coalition testified to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the Islamic State as an organization is undergoing its most treacherous time on the battlefield. "The trajectory is positive," Brett McGurk commented in his opening statement. Show More Summary

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