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Best Practices of State Bullying Policies

Secretary Duncan issued a technical assistance memo highlighting key components of strong state bullying laws and policies.

New Board Members for Postsecondary Improvement Fund

Secretary Duncan announced 13 new board members for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

Best Practices of State Bullying Policies

Secretary Duncan issued a technical assistance memo highlighting key components of strong state bullying laws and policies.

New Board Members for Postsecondary Improvement Fund

Secretary Duncan announced 13 new board members for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

QAnon Shaman: ‘I regret entering that building with every fibre of my body’

Jake Angeli spoke from jail about his role in the Capitol riots.

LeBron James: NBA star’s voting rights group starts new campaign

The group now aims to fight voter suppression efforts in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.

QAnon Shaman: ‘I regret entering that building with every fibre of my body’

Jake Angeli spoke from jail about his role in the Capitol riots.

LeBron James: NBA star’s voting rights group starts new campaign

The group now aims to fight voter suppression efforts in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.

British citizens living abroad set to reclaim right to vote in UK elections

The UK government has vowed to scrap a law that bans British citizens – who have lived abroad for more than 15 years – from taking part in UK elections.

Amazon directs customers to vaccine misinformation, study finds

The world’s largest online retailer Amazon directs customers towards books containing vaccine misinformation, a new study has found.

An inevitable end to Hong Kong’s democratic experiment

The central government giveth and the central government taketh away. The arduous electoral reforms that took Hong Kong two decades to achieve are now being reversed between the “two sessions”.The new principles have been laid down, though the details await the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) to promulgate.Electoral reforms since 1997 had meant the opposition could aim to achieve a majority by occupying more than half of the 70 seats in the Legislative Council. This hope…

No compromise on checks and balances

Beijing’s determination to restrict Hong Kong’s governance in the hands of those it deems “patriotic” was made plain by the sweeping electoral reforms unveiled by the state’s legislative body on Friday. The changes have far-reaching implications for the city’s governance and political landscape.While perceived threats to national security arising from “loopholes” that allow non-patriots to take up office are to be effectively met, it is important that checks and balances provided for under the…

An inevitable end to Hong Kong’s democratic experiment

The central government giveth and the central government taketh away. The arduous electoral reforms that took Hong Kong two decades to achieve are now being reversed between the “two sessions”.The new principles have been laid down, though the details await the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) to promulgate.Electoral reforms since 1997 had meant the opposition could aim to achieve a majority by occupying more than half of the 70 seats in the Legislative Council. This hope…

No compromise on checks and balances

Beijing’s determination to restrict Hong Kong’s governance in the hands of those it deems “patriotic” was made plain by the sweeping electoral reforms unveiled by the state’s legislative body on Friday. The changes have far-reaching implications for the city’s governance and political landscape.While perceived threats to national security arising from “loopholes” that allow non-patriots to take up office are to be effectively met, it is important that checks and balances provided for under the…

An inevitable end to Hong Kong’s democratic experiment

The central government giveth and the central government taketh away. The arduous electoral reforms that took Hong Kong two decades to achieve are now being reversed between the “two sessions”.The new principles have been laid down, though the details await the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) to promulgate.Electoral reforms since 1997 had meant the opposition could aim to achieve a majority by occupying more than half of the 70 seats in the Legislative Council. This hope…

No compromise on checks and balances

Beijing’s determination to restrict Hong Kong’s governance in the hands of those it deems “patriotic” was made plain by the sweeping electoral reforms unveiled by the state’s legislative body on Friday. The changes have far-reaching implications for the city’s governance and political landscape.While perceived threats to national security arising from “loopholes” that allow non-patriots to take up office are to be effectively met, it is important that checks and balances provided for under the…

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The Hill

State sanctions Ukrainian billionaire over alleged corruption

The U.S. is sanctioning a Ukrainian billionaire-oligarch and former local governor for his alleged involvement in significant corruption and ongoing threats to democratic processes, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday. The…

Bolsonaro to Brazilians on COVID-19 deaths: Stop 'whining'

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday told citizens to stop “whining” over the coronavirus pandemic as the country experienced two straight days of record COVID-19 deaths. Reuters reported that Bolsonaro, while speaking to a crowd…

Former 'Suits' co-star defends Meghan Markle amid royals controversy

Former “Suits” actor Patrick J. Adams defended his onetime co-star and Duchess of Sussex Meghan on Friday amid recent allegations that the wife of Prince Harry bullied staff while living at Kensington Palace. Adams, in a lengthy…

LeBron James's More Than A Vote ad campaign focuses on defending voting rights

LeBron James’s voting rights group More Than a Vote is out with a new ad seeking to defend voting rights.In the ad, released Friday as part of the group’s Protect Our Power campaign, James narrates as various scenes of protests,…

A nuclear frontier

Last month’s once-in-a-century freeze throughout Texas and much of the Midwest underscored an inescapable reality: we need reliable energy, and more of it. Modern society demands it. Millions around the world are escaping poverty because of…

It's in America's best interest to lead global COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Although we now have the tools we need to end the coronavirus pandemic — the COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized and put to use, along with social distancing, masking, and other public health guidelines — we are now facing the growing threat…

Pavlich: Congress’s move on DACA

Much is being made of President Trump’s decision to end former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).Those in the New York and D.C. media bubbles are outraged and have classified the move as heartless, unnecessary, immoral…

Mellman: Don’t bet on better numbers

Desperately trying to quell the panic growing in their guts and in their ranks, Republicans are spinning themselves dizzy trying to explain why President Trump’s approval rating will improve before the midterm.Their desperation arises from the…

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Politico

8 Democrats defect on $15 minimum wage hike

The vote shows that raising the wage faces significant hurdles within the party, in a disappointment for the left.

GOP grapples with extremist episodes among its own

Some fear that if the conference doesn’t stomp out those political brush fires now, there’s a risk they will spread.

Christie consulted for Juul

Company behind Keystone XL pipeline hired another Biden-linked lobbyist — Akin Gump signs Jack Ma’s Ant Group

What nonprofits are pushing for in the relief bill

Longtime Hill health care aide heads to K Street — House-passed ethics bill to run into Senate wall

POLITICO Playbook: McCarthy struggles to manage Trump

And Covid relief moves forward in the Senate.

POLITICO Playbook: Schumer and his flip phone get their moment

And not even the House will try to pass Joe Biden’s immigration proposal.

Blame game

Do you think President Obama and his policies are to blame for the loss Democrats faced on Nov. 4?

Yes : 8427
No : 5794
Not sure : 303
Total Votes: 14524

Working relationship

Do you think Washington works better when one party controls Congress while the other controls the White House?

Yes : 6377
No : 10534
Not sure : 1575
Total Votes: 18486

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National Journal

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All Politics is Local

Local isn’t just what happens on your street. It’s what happens to your street. Congress touches all of our lives.

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Census and Sensibility

Redistricting may play a role in determining which (if any) defeated House members may try to reclaim their seats…

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White House Pushing Dream Act

Just like the recent votes on the Bush tax cuts, many observers are seeing the planned Dream Act vote as a mere formality.  The measure, which has long enjoyed bipartisan support, is likely to fail in the Senate because of opposition from both sides, but especially Republicans who don’t want to give Democrats a victory nor anger anti-immigrant elements within their party.

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Learning How To Be A Lawmaker: Washington Hosts New Members

Description:WASHINGTON – Determined and often wide-eyed newly elected lawmakers learned how to vote, lobbied for committee slots and mingled during “freshman orientation.”
Transcript:I’m Elizabeth Wynne Johnson of Capitol News Connection. This Week in Congress was orientation week for its newly-elected members.  And New York’s newest Republican wasn’t about to miss out. Read More
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The Coming Battle Over Public Lands Policy

Description:WASHINGTON — Utah Republican Congressman Rob Bishop is likely to soon become chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. And he’s determined to insure that the Interior Department’s conservation policy does not bar corporations from exploiting many public land areas.
Transcript:Good morning, I’m Elizabeth Wynne Johnson; this is Power Breakfast from Capitol News Connection. Read More
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Historian Reflects on Immigration Reform

A new ad by ‘Latinos For Reform’ is telling Hispanic and Latino voters to stay away from the polls as a way to punish Democratic leaders for failing to pass an immigration overhaul.  The ad says, “Clearly the Democratic leadership betrayed us.”

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