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House Passes 3 Bills to Support Pro-Democracy Protests in Hong Kong

One of the bills condemns China's intrusions into Hong Kong's affairs
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Rudy Giuliani Gives Congress the Legalese Version of a Middle Finger

An official said Giuliani’s failure to comply will be used as evidence of obstruction
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Ex-Obama administration officials push Democrats in Congress to defund war in Yemen

A collection of former high-ranking Obama administration national security officials who pushed a policy that led the United States to support Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen are now pleading with leaders in Congress to defund that effort.
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Trump's former top Russia adviser told Congress she saw 'wrongdoing' in US policy toward Ukraine, source says

Fiona Hill, President Donald Trump's former top Russia adviser, raised concerns about Rudy Giuliani's role in US foreign policy toward Ukraine, telling lawmakers on Monday that she saw "wrongdoing" in the American foreign policy and tried to report it to officials including the National Security Council's attorney, according to multiple sources.
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Will Congress finally fulfill a 200-year-old promise to the Cherokee people?

Kimberly Teehee could become the Cherokee Nation’s first delegate to Congress – if Washington lets herThe 1835 Treaty of New Echota precipitated tens of thousands of Cherokee joining the infamous Trail of Tears – giving up their ancestral homes in the south-east, to trek to what is now Oklahoma.In a minor concession to the Cherokee people, buried within the treaty was a promise that the nation could appoint a delegate to the House of Representatives, to have at least some sort of say in the gove...
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“The First Amendment does not depend on whether everyone is in on the joke.”

“…when it comes to parody, the law requires a reasonable reader standard, not a ‘most gullible person on Facebook’ standard. The First Amendment does not depend on whether everyone is in on the joke.” — Judge Amul Thapar, Sixth Circuit, writing on behalf of a unanimous panel that “an Ohio man who was acquitted of a felony after creating a parody Facebook page that mocked a suburban Cleveland police department can sue the city and two police officers over his arrest.” [Jonathan Stempel, Reuters] ...
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Trump-Ukraine: John Bolton 'sounded alarm about Giuliani's actions'

* Fiona Hill testifies that Bolton called Giuliani a ‘hand grenade’ * Hill says Bolton likened lawyer’s operation to a ‘drug deal’ * Trump renews call for whistleblower to be unmasked - as it happenedFormer national security adviser John Bolton described Rudy Giuliani’s actions in Ukraine as a ‘drug deal’. Photograph: Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty ImagesThe former US national security adviser, John Bolton, was reportedly so alarmed at a back-channel effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Donald Tr...
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Trump's former top Russia adviser told Congress she saw 'wrongdoing' in US policy toward Ukraine, source says

Fiona Hill, President Donald Trump's former top Russia adviser, raised concerns about Rudy Giuliani's role in US foreign policy toward Ukraine, telling lawmakers on Monday that she saw "wrongdoing" in the American foreign policy and tried to report it to officials including the National Security Council's attorney, according to multiple sources.
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Former Trump Russia adviser Fiona Hill testifies for 10 hours in impeachment probe

Fiona Hill, President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser, testified Monday before Congress as part of the House's impeachment inquiry examining Ukraine.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Resigned State Department official to testify before Congress

Michael McKinley, the former State Department adviser who resigned last week, is scheduled to testify Wednesday before the congressional committees leading the House impeachment investigation, according to two congressional sources.
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Warren Gun Plan: Tax Them, Take Them, Turn Right into Regulated Privilege

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, shown here at a CNN Town Hall event, has a grand scheme for guns and their owners if elected president in 2020. (Screen capture, YouTube, CNN) U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Having surged lately in the polls, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is again touting her gun control agenda that includes licensing of gun owners, waiting periods, increasing taxes on guns and ammunition, limiting firearm purchases, raising the minimum purchasing age, banning so-called “assault weapons” an...
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Recently resigned State Department adviser set to testify before Congress

Michael McKinley, the former State Department adviser who resigned last week, is scheduled to testify Wednesday before the congressional committees leading the House impeachment investigation, according to two congressional sources.
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Trump moves to sanction Turkey after criticism from Congress

Facing scathing criticism from Republican lawmakers and members of his own military, President Donald Trump on Monday sought to project a harder line on Turkey as the country pushes further into northern Syria.
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Harbor fees going up, Kahuku wind farm protested, Land Use Commission to consider Thirty Meter Telescope, water increase for Mahi Pono, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Ala Wai boat harbor ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii Boaters Upset About Steep Fee Increase At State-Run Harbors. It’s unknown whether the increase will cover a backlog of maintenance and improvements at the 16 small boat harbors. Civil Beat.Foreign students add $446M to state’s economy. International students had a total economic impact in Hawaii of $446 million last year, according to a new report by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Star-Advertiser.Plastic...
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Is Trump more deserving of removal from office than Clinton?: Tom Campbell

Is President Trump in 2019 more deserving of being removed from office than President Clinton was in 1999? Twenty-seven of the 100 US Senators who will decide whether to remove President Trump from office, if the House votes to impeach him, voted on the impeachment or removal of President Clinton. Twelve were senators at the time, the rest were members of the House. All voted along party lines, except Republican Susan Collins, then in her first term as senator from Maine, who voted to acquit Cli...
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Congress is investigating whether bots misled people about vaping health risks

Authorities are looking into whether bots are responsible for a number of social media posts about e-cigarettes that may have misled customers.
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Trump and Congress spar over sanctioning Turkey

Facing scathing criticism from Republican lawmakers and members of his own military, President Donald Trump on Monday was working toward applying harsh new sanctions on Turkey following its incursion into northern Syria. But even as he was preparing the economic punishment, a bipartisan group on Capitol Hill was finalizing their own sanctions, threatening to undermine the President's attempts at confronting the growing crisis.
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Opinion: Trump supporters' video carries stomach-turning message

It took hours for the White House to issue a condemnation of the disgusting video obtained by the New York Times that depicts President Trump violently slaughtering journalists and political opponents (including former President Obama and sitting members of Congress). The footage, created from a grisly scene in a Hollywood movie, was shown at a meeting of the pro-Trump political group, American Priority, at the Trump Doral resort.
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Fiona Hill testifies about Trump's decision to oust ambassador to Ukraine

Testimony could add to allegations of wrongdoing by TrumpTrump renews call for whistleblower to be unmasked – liveThe fourth week of the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump opened with testimony before Congress by the kind of witness who has created the most trouble for the president so far. Related: Fiona Hill: Russia expert to testify on impeachment inquiry engulfing Trump Continue reading...
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CFPB Creates Federal Consumer Finance Law Taskforce

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Friday that it will establish a specialized taskforce to, “examine ways to harmonize and modernize federal consumer financial laws,” according to a press release. The new body, called the “Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law,” is aimed at examining the existing legal and regulatory climate that faces consumers and financial services providers, and will report directly to CFPB Director Kathleen Kraninger. The taskforce will brin...
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4 Steps Songwriters Should Take Now To Prepare For The Music Modernization Act

In 2018, the Music Modernization Act was passed into law. Hailed as a harbinger of justice, songwriters hoped the law would help restructure the digital music economy in such a way as to make things more equitable for artists. The reality is a bit more complicated, but change is coming, and songwriters will want to be prepared. Here are four steps they can take to brace for the coming shift. ____________________________ Guest post by Patrick Healy of Berklee Online's TakeNote When th...
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House Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’

They may not agree on much, but some in Congress can agree that it's time to do away with Columbus Day.
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The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Latest Updates

With Congress returning from a two-week break, the pace of the House impeachment inquiry is likely to pick up with the questioning of key witnesses.
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Ex-National Security Council Official Testifying to Congress

Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, was testifying to Congress behind closed doors, the latest former Trump administration official to be subpoenaed as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
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New Paper Explains Why Technologists Should Rally Behind Section 230

At the request of James Grimmelmann, and with his editorial support, I wrote an essay for the Communications of the ACM called “Internet Immunity and the Freedom to Code.” The abstract: The Internet’s freedom to code is in jeopardy. In 1996, Congress enacted 47 U.S.C. § 230, which says Internet services aren’t liable for third-party content in many cases. In practice, for over two decades, Section 230 has legally immunized coders’ decisions about how to gather, organize, and publish third par...
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Former top aide to testify that she opposed Trump calling Zelenskiy – live

Fiona Hill, the former top adviser on Russia who resigned shortly before Ukraine call, is to appear behind closed doors in Congress todaySign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.11pm BST The blog is following news on two important fronts right now: the latest developments from Syria following the withdrawal of US troops and the testimony of Fiona Hill, former White House adviser on Russia, in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.Meanwhile, Trump is encouraging his Twitter follo...
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Has tech made it safer to move nukes? Depends whom you ask

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A fight is raging in courts and Congress over where radioactive materials should be stored and how to safely get the dangerous remnants of decades of bomb-making and power generation to a permanent resting place. Nationwide, spent fuel rods lie in temporary cooling ponds at commercial nuclear power reactors without a […]
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Abandoned by U.S. in Syria, Kurds Find New Ally in U.S. Foe

DOHUK, Iraq -- Kurdish forces long allied with the United States in Syria announced a new deal Sunday with the government in Damascus, a sworn enemy of Washington that is backed by Russia, as Turkish troops moved deeper into their territory and President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of the U.S. military from northern Syria.The sudden shift marked a major turning point in Syria's long war.For five years, U.S. policy relied on collaborating with the Kurdish-led forces both to fight the ...
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Trump's Botched Attempt to Hire Gowdy

For 24 hours last week, Trey Gowdy, the former South Carolina congressman best known for leading congressional investigations of Hillary Clinton, was the new face of President Donald Trump's outside legal defense and a symbol of a streamlined effort to respond to a fast-moving impeachment inquiry.A day later, the arrangement fell apart, with lobbying rules prohibiting Gowdy from starting until January, possibly after the inquiry is over. Now, according to two people familiar with events, Gow...
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Politics In America Has Changed And We Need A New Way To Talk About It

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. The 2016 election and President Trump’s first term in office has transformed politics in this country. His election represented not only a radical change in policy but an assault on what we consider fundamental American values. Going into the 2020 election, many on the left are thinking about the work that the next president and Congress will have to do to repair the damage done since 2016 and address the crises Trump ha...
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