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Congress Is Finally Paying Attention To Data Security But Misses The Key To Protecting Privacy Rights

It has taken billions of dollars in damages from data breaches, foreign-led attacks on government agencies and entertainment houses, but Congress is …

Privacy

Congress dodging war powers despite US mission in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the battle against the Islamic State group, members of Congress talk tough against extremism, but many want to run for cover when it comes to voting on new war powers to fight the militants, preferring to let the president own the battle.<p>They might not be able to run for …

2016 Election: Washington Post Reporter Calls Race ‘Amusing’ and ‘Trumpy’

<i>The ever-interesting 2016 presidential election has been dominated lately by whether or not Joe Biden will enter the race (he announced Wednesday he would not), Hillary Clinton‘s “controversies” and polling numbers, and Donald Trump‘s continued strength in the Republican field. To break down what’s</i> …

US government deporting Central American migrants to their deaths

Guardian investigation into consequences of Obama’s migration crackdown reveals US deportees have been murdered shortly after return to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, with study saying as many as 83 killed since 2014<p>The US government is deporting undocumented immigrants back to Central …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Genetics

White House, GOP weighing big budget talks

The goal is to ease the threat of repeated government shutdowns until after the 2016 elections.<p>As President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders prepare to launch negotiations on a two-year budget deal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is maneuvering to cut key Democrats out of the …

John Boehner

A lot of Republicans want to shut down the government over 10 'undercover' videos

Ten of them have trickled out, one by one, since July. Each of the undercover videos, released as part of a "sting" operation by an anti-abortion group called the Center for Medical Progress, has arguably provoked a more intense reaction than the last.<p>Some show executives and associates affiliated …

Government

Donald Trump Says He Doesn’t Need Lobbyists. He’s Probably Wrong.

Trump loves to brag about having played politicians in the past. But does that really make him unplayable?<p>At some point during his stump speeches and media appearances, <b>Donald Trump</b> inevitably runs the following line of logic. First: he’s very, very wealthy. Second: it must follow that, because he …

It's Not Too Late for Obama to Improve Government Efficiency

<i>This was originally published in The Washington Post.</i><p>President Obama has reached the point when a president's thoughts turn to how he will spend his time after he leaves office, and he has reportedly suggested that one item on his agenda will be making the federal government more effective.<p>This is …

Why the GOP Wants to Shut Down the Government Over Women's Health

Republican Congress members have tried for years to defund the nation's largest reproductive health care provider<p>The last time Republicans shut down …

Planned Parenthood

It's going to be a wild September in Congress — and the odds of a shutdown are now astoundingly high

But his successes in persuading enough Democratic senators to support the Iranian nuclear deal may actually complicate things on the domestic front.<p>That's the argument of Stan Collender, a top federal budget expert who has worked on both the House and Senate Budget Committees. Collender now puts …

John Boehner

Congress Has a Month to Reauthorize Free Lunch for a Record Number of Children

Even as the recession ended more than six years ago, the ranks of American children poor enough to be eligible for free school lunches is on a …

Income Inequality

Mike Huckabee: Congress Should Block Obama's Renaming Of Mt. McKinley

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Monday that Congress should step in to block President Obama’s decision …

Mike Huckabee