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Senate HELP Committee Considers NLRB Nomination

By Ilyse Wolens Schuman, Michael J. Lotito and littler.com During a relatively sedate hearing to consider the nomination of Lauren McFerran to serve as a member of the National Labor Relations Board, the issue of joint employment and...Show More Summary

Times Square Joker Says Costume Law Is "Straight Up Fascism"

  Yesterday the City Council Consumer Affairs Committee heard testimony relating to a bill that would require costumed characters across New York City to register with the Department of Consumer Affairs in order to accept tips or donations. Show More Summary

DHS Chair Warns of ISIS-Type Cyber Attack on US

Thursday at the Council on Foreign Relations, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said what keeps him up at night about Iran developing software that has the "ability to shut things down"...Show More Summary

Ahead of grand jury decision, Michael Brown’s parents testify before UN committee

RELATED LINKS What does Michael Brown’s official autopsy report actually reveal? The parents of 18-year-old African American Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, testified before a UN committee against torture Tuesday. Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. Show More Summary

Holder Releases 64,000 Documents That Weren’t Privileged After All

(John Hinderaker) The Obama administration chose Election Day to give Darrell Issa’s House Oversight Committee more than 64,000 pages of documents relating to the Fast and Furious gun walking operation. These are documents that the House committee subpoenaed more than two years ago. Show More Summary

Donna Brazile Comes Undone After Midterms: ‘Get Ready to Kick Their Asses Out’

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Democratic National Committee Vice Chairwoman Donna Brazile aired some of her frustration related to her party's losses in the midterm elections the following day.

Funding bonfires – burning public money or a necessary investment in good relations?

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

Good Morning Ulster picked up on the minutes of a report from Belfast City Council’s Good Relations Partnership to the council’s Strategic Policy and Resources Committee on Friday 17 October. Belfast – in common with many councils – provides grants to bonfire organisers to fund community programmes (often street entertainment, bouncy councils, fairground rides) organised more...

WELL, THIS WON’T HELP: Jeanne Shaheen a no-show at ISIS hearing. “U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H….

WELL, THIS WON’T HELP: Jeanne Shaheen a no-show at ISIS hearing. “U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), who holds a coveted seat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has skipped out on nearly half of the public hearings held by the committee over the last two years, including one where counterterrorism officials warned of the emerging […]

Why ISIS Fighters Fear Female Troops

ISIS fighters believe if they’re killed by women they won’t go to heaven. “They have many female battalions, as you know who fought very bravely,” Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who chairs the House International Relations Committee, told The Post of the Kurds. Royce, who met this week with the foreign minister of Kurdistan, cited recent [...]

New York Public Library appoints Carrie Welch as Chief External Relations Officer

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The New York Public Library has named Carrie Welch its Chief External Relations Officer. She will begin her tenure on Oct. 15. Welch comes to the Library from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where in over six years as Senior...Show More Summary

Kerry’s Pretentious Scolding of CODEPINK for Protesting Escalation of War in Iraq & Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and President Barack Obama’s plans to combat the group. However, before getting into his remarks, heShow More Summary

Thursday morning one-liners

The Pegula family bid for the Bills was approved by the league’s finance committee. Dolphins QB Ray Tannehill is trying to fix his inaccuracy. Patriots LB Jerod Mayo’s absence was not injury related. Jets CB Antonio Allen, a converted S, has a big challenge on his hands this week. Ravens QB Joe Flacco has a…

U.S. Strategy to Defeat ISIL

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the United States' strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a terrorist organization that is killing innocent, unarmed civilians in both Iraq and Syria.

Kerry Winks, Laughs at McCain After ISIS Debate

Wednesday at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, after a clearly frustrated Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) grilled Secretary of State John Kerry on the administrations strategy against ISIS, Kerry oddly winked and made a glib comment about their long standing tradition of "enjoyable" debates. Show More Summary

Corker's Kerry Critique Leaves Boxer 'Shaking and Trembling'

Wednesday at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, after Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) criticized Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) was left "shaking and trembling" in shock. Show More Summary

Corker Slams Obama, Kerry for 'Exercising the Worst Judgment Possible' on ISIS

Wednesday at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) criticized President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry as "three senators" exercising "terrible judgment" on the U.S. Show More Summary

LIVE: John Kerry Testifies Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Secretary of State John Kerry is testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Obama Administration’s strategy for combatting the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).

Top GOP Senator Blasts Obama For Not Seeking Congress' Approval Against ISIS

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tennessee), the Republican ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said President Barack Obama was "extremely lacking in judgment" by not coming to Congress for authorization of military force against the extremist group calling itself the Islamic State (also ISIS or ISIL). Show More Summary

Corker: Obama Not Seeking Authorization for ISIS Action

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), the senior Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reported that President Obama is not seeking Congressional authorization for action against ISIS and argued the president should seek Congress’ permission to launch a long-term campaign against the terrorist group on Tuesday’s “The Situation Room” on CNN. Show More Summary

Senate Foreign Relations Committee wants John Boehner to invite Ukrainian president to speak to Congress

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will visit the White House on Sept. 18 to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine with President Obama, and Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman and ranking member, respectively,...Show More Summary

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