Isaiah Little

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UK government is secretly planning to break encryption and spy on people’s phones, reveals leaked document

The UK government is secretly planning to force technology companies to build backdoors into their products, to enable intelligence agencies to read …

Surveillance

Kenner opposes Uber bill in Louisiana Legislature | NOLA.com

The Kenner City Council passed a resolution Thursday (May 4) asking its state legislative delegation to oppose House Bill 527. It proposes state …

City Politics

Medical marijuana bill dead for 2017 Session

A bill to implement the 2016 medical marijuana constitutional amendment is dead, after the House amended the bill to increases the cap on retail …

Court orders release of Benghazi-related emails from Clinton

The conservative watchdog Judicial Watch announced the judge's March ruling on Friday, after they sued for complete access to the redacted emails which the State Department had previously redacted using what's known as the "deliberative process" exemption.<p>However, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman …

Bill to boost Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunting and fishing fees dies in Senate committee

Legislation that would have given the Colorado Wildlife Commission the ability to raise hunting and fishing fees to offset a looming budget crisis …

Analyst Sees Danger for House Republicans After Health Bill Vote

Not 24 hours after House Republicans passed their bill to replace most of the Affordable Care Act, the peril they face in the 2018 elections is coming into clear view. The Cook Political Report on Friday morning changed its ratings in 20 House districts, deeming each of them more likely than before …

Planned Parenthood protests aimed at House Republicans' offices

(Reuters) - Planned Parenthood, the U.S. medical services provider that could lose federal funding under the Republican-controlled House of Representatives' healthcare overhaul bill, said it would hold dozens of demonstrations outside the local offices of members of Congress across the country on …

Majority of US government employees disapprove of Donald Trump, poll shows

58% of federal employees unimpressed by Republican incumbent four months into office.<p>The majority of US federal employees do not approve of President …

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Senator says FBI paid $900K for iPhone hacking tool

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, said publicly this week that the government …

Vulnerable House Republicans fear political consequences after healthcare vote

Many House Republicans who gambled to pass a healthcare plan must now turn to a new challenge: survival.<p>The two largest purges of House members since the early 1940s have followed efforts to remake the nation's healthcare system: in 1994, when Democrats lost 52 seats after the collapse of the …

Texas Senate has voted to eliminate safety inspections for vehicles

On Thursday, the Texas Senate voted to pass a bill that would eliminate the need for safety inspections for civilian vehicles. The bill will now go to the Texas House for consideration.<p>Senate Bill 1588 was introduced by Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas) in March, and passed through the Texas Senate with …

Senate committee wants answers from Trump associates

Ahead of Capitol Hill testimony from fmr. acting Atty. General Sally Yates, the Senate Intelligence Committee is asking for answers on Russia from …

Senate Committees

Trump Spurns Congress as He Signals Medical Marijuana Fight

President Donald Trump signaled he may ignore a congressional ban on interfering with state medical marijuana laws, arguing in a lengthy statement …

The Scandals of Donald Trump: Presidential Edition

In an attempt to cast doubt on one controversy, Russian interference in the election, the president fired the FBI director—creating a second, and drawing new attention to the first.<p>The thing about scandals is they tend to beget other scandals.<p>Take the various probes into Russian interference in the …

Donald Trump

The Bad Grade That Changed The U.S. Constitution

Twenty-five years ago, the 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified — nearly two centuries after it was written. The improbable story of how that happened starts with the Founding Fathers themselves and winds up at the University of Texas. And it's a heartening reminder of the power of …

Constitutional Amendments

Trump-Russia investigation reignites as Senate asks aides to hand over notes

Senators asked Carter Page, a former Trump foreign policy adviser, to provide a list of files on any dealings with Russian officials or business representatives<p>A Senate committee has asked Trump campaign aides to hand over notes and records from meetings with Russian officials and businesses, as …

Foreign Policy

Here's why Congress exempted itself from the new healthcare bill

This provision was bad "optics," as they say in Washington.<p>But instead of taking it out — like you would usually do with a provision you aren't wedded to and can't defend politically — the House passed the American Health Care Act with the exemption intact after first passing a separate bill that …

Trump busting presidential norms with weekend getaways

POTUS has now spent 14 straight weekends visiting his business properties.<p>Forget the occasional skeet shooting trip to Camp David or golf outing at Andrews Air Force Base. President Donald Trump has established a new normal for a commander in chief’s leisure time by spending his 14th consecutive …

'The White House just couldn't let this go'

The inside story of how Trump and the Republicans got Obamacare repeal through the House. (Hint: It wasn't pretty.)<p>Donald Trump had had it.<p>The Obamacare repeal bill that the president had just boasted was on the cusp of passage was suddenly in trouble again, and the president demanded to talk to …

Trump defends comment on Australia having better health care than U.S.

President Donald Trump on Friday responded to criticism for saying that Australia, a country with universal health care, has better health care than the United States.<p>“Of course the Australians have better healthcare than we do — everybody does,” he tweeted. “ObamaCare is dead! But our healthcare …

Health Care

South Carolina lawmakers reach deal to pay for repairing crumbling roads, including 12-cent gas tax hike

COLUMBIA — Six state lawmakers struck a historic deal late Friday to increase South Carolina's gas tax for the first time since 1987, by advancing a …

South Carolina

Atheists Sue President Trump Over His ‘Religious Liberty’ Executive Order

An atheist group is suing President Donald Trump over his religious liberty executive order, which loosens restrictions on political activity by …

Donald Trump

This TV ad should scare every Republican who voted for the House health care bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> The ad above comes from Tom Perriello, a former Democratic member of Congress running for governor this year in Virginia. And it's a blueprint for Democrats -- and a possible omen for Republicans -- as to how Thursday's vote on their American Health Care Act may well play out in the …

Elections

The senators who will decide health care

Senate Republicans will have to mediate the same tensions between conservatives and moderates as the House did when it passed its health care …

A bunch of House Republicans admitted they didn't read the GOP healthcare bill

On March 7, the day after the original version of the American Health Care Act was unveiled, House Speaker Paul Ryan told Americans where they could read the bill.<p>"I encourage all Americans to read this bill online at readthebill.gop," Ryan said.<p>By Friday, the day after the legislation sailed …

In last-shot bid, thousands urge electoral college to block Trump at Monday vote

By Robert Samuels<p>Robert Samuels<p>National political reporter who focuses on the intersection of politics, policy and people<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Pressure on members of the electoral college to select someone other than Donald Trump has grown dramatically — and noisily — in recent weeks, causing some to …

Washington State

Election officials focus on whether voter ID laws contributed to Hillary Clinton's defeat

Starting with John F. Kennedy's victory over Richard Nixon in 1960, Delia Anderson had voted in 14 straight presidential elections.<p>She had cast her ballot at the same polling place for years, never with a glitch. This year, however, a volunteer driving her to the polls mentioned that she would be …

Government