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Sen. Cory Gardner introduces legislation to evaluate U.S. Olympic Committee

A Republican senator from the U.S. Olympic Committee’s home state of Colorado introduced potentially groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday that would create a 16-member panel selected by Congress to evaluate the USOC and recommend structural and policy changes for an organization whose future has been called into question in the wake of the backlash over its and other Olympic sports organizations’ handling of sexual abuse in gymnastics, swimming and several other sports. Sen. Cory Gardner’s intr...
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Ajit Pai Gives Carriers Free Pass on Privacy Violations During FCC Shutdown

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai refused to brief a Congressional committee Monday about mobile carriers' ability to share their subscribers' location data with third parties. From a report: House Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) asked Pai for an "emergency briefing" to explain why the FCC "has yet to end wireless carriers' unauthorized disclosure of consumers' real-time location data," and for an update on "what actions the FCC has taken to address this...
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FCC's answer to scandal of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US selling people's location data: Burying its head in the ground

Congressman warns telco regulator: Must Pai harder America's comms watchdog, the FCC, is under fire for apparently refusing to brief Congressional staffers on what it is doing about cellular networks selling citizens' location data to dodgy characters.…
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Transcripts Show FBI Considered Whether Trump was ‘Following Directions’ of the Kremlin

Following president Trump’s firing of former FBI director James Comey, a group of senior FBI officials considered the possibility that the dismissal was executed “at the behest of” the Russian government, according to Congressional testimony obtained by CNN. Then-FBI general counsel James Baker testified last year that he and other officials considered whether Trump was “acting at the behest of [Russia] and somehow following directions, somehow executing their will,” when he fired Comey in May,...
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Trump Threatens to 'Devastate Turkey Economically' If it Attacks Kurds in Syria

President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 4, 2019 following a meeting with Congressional leaders on the government shutdown.
Tags: News, White House, Syria, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Congressional, Rose Garden, Trump Threatens to Devastate Turkey

This is the Noli

Paddlers, filmmakers, and local citizens team up to nominate the Nolichucky as a Wild & Scenic River. That the Nolichucky River is both wild and scenic seemed obvious enough on a brilliantly clear day last fall when I walked into its namesake gorge east of Poplar, N.C. The water level, which fluctuates widely in this dam-free stretch of the Nolichucky, was ideal for paddling, the water surging powerfully but remaining a clear, beer-bottle green in the channels between boulders. And though the l...
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The Daily Promo – Hannele Lahti

Hannele Lahti Who printed it? Who designed it? David Labrozzi, my in-house designer/artist/husband, put it together. Nadia Hughes and Lori Franklin, from the Nat Geo Image Collection, helped me edit the images. Tell me about the images? The images are from my most recent personal project: The Office Dogs of Capitol Hill. The project came about after the 2016 election and my curiosity about culture on Capitol Hill. I’ve lived in DC for my entire career but neve...
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A Solution to the Shutdown from Nicholas Biddle

Nicholas Biddle during the first Jackson administration devised what he thought was the perfect plan for ensuring Congress rechartered the Second National Bank of the United States, which he directed.   Although the Bank’s charter was not due to expire until 1836, Biddle asked his Congressional supporters to seek a recharter in 1832.   Biddle and his political allies were confident that Jackson would not dare to make the bank an issue in the forthcoming presidential election.   If Jackson v...
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GOP rejected Obama’s executive reach but accepts Trump’s

By LISA MASCARO | AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and — relying on what he called his pen and his phone — used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an even more dramatic end-run around Congress to build his promised border wall with Mexico, many Republicans are uneasily cheering him on. The potential use o...
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ATF Bump Stock Rule Demonstrates the Dangers Inherent in Administrative Actions

Opinion ATF Bump Stock Rule Demonstrates the Dangers Inherent in Administrative Actions New York – -( Agency rules must be scrutinized carefully by the courts for they have a tendency to override congressional legislation The American public has historically given little thought to the relationship between Congressional legislation and Administrative action. That must change. The new ATF Rule makes clear that the public must become aware of the intricacies of Governmental actio...
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What, If Anything, has Congress Done to Curb Possession of “Bump Stocks?

Opinion What, If Anything, has Congress Done to Curb Possession of “Bump Stocks? New York – -( Apart from Trump’s rash, incorrigible action, what, if anything, has Congress done to curb possession of “bump stocks devices?” Curiously, Congress did attempt action to ban “bump stocks,” albeit unsuccessfully. On October 31, 2017, about one month after Paddock’s murderous assault on innocent Americans, Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), sponsored a bill, called, “Closing the Bump-Stock Looph...
Tags: Guns, Congress, America, Eu, United States, Bill, Doj, Trump, Congressional, ATF, Fitzpatrick, Brian Fitzpatrick, USCS, Gun Rights News, Arbalest Quarrel, Roger J. Katz

Survivors, U.S. Center for Safe Sport clash over Jean Lopez reinstatement

An arbitration panel’s decision this week to lift longtime USA Taekwondo national team coach Jean Lopez’s lifetime ban from the sport for sexual misconduct stunned the American Olympic sports community and left survivors of sexual abuse and their supporters demanding answers. Lopez’s reinstatement came less than a month after his brother Steven Lopez, the two-time Olympic champion, had a similar ban lifted. Jean Lopez’s reinstatement was especially surprising to longtime athlete safety advocates...
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Called Congress: Build Wall or Disband

I called my Congressional representatives and you can too @ I wanted them to know my opinion about the government shut down and building the wall. I told them if they do not build the wall, the federal government should disband. I reminded them that the very purpose of the founding of the federal government was to protect the States from invasion. At the time, the concern was invasion by the super powers of the day. I actually spoke to an intern for my Democr...
Tags: Congress, Weapon, Political News and Discussion, Oval, Trump, Congressional

Trump: Congressional Democrats ‘Have Gone Crazy’

President Donald Trump trashed Democrats Thursday morning for not supporting the billions he wants to spend on a border wall, saying that new, young Democrats in Congress are “crazy.” “The buck stops with everybody,” Trump said of the shutdown he started with his demand for billions in border wall funding. “They could stop this problem in 15 minutes if they wanted to,” Trump told reporters in front of the White House Thursday morning, referring to the Democrats — though the same could be sai...
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Trump 1 Winner, Pelosi-Schumer 0 Losers ~ VIDEO

Opinion Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer : “Trump should pay these guys to speak to the nation. They look like mummies risen from an ancient tomb. It’s like [an] SNL sketch.” USA – -( The result was not as lopsided as the Clemson annihilation of Alabama in the National Championship game Monday night, but the outcome of the first head-to-head television effort of the new Congress was decisive. President Donald Trump clearly gained ground and Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority...
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President Trump Primetime Address, Democrat Response Nets Over 40 Million Viewers

Coverage of President Donald Trump’s primetime address and the response from Congressional Democrats pulled in over 40 million viewers across all networks that carried the speeches. The speech was carried by ABC, CBS, Fox Broadcasting, NBC, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC on Tuesday night. Across those networks, CBS drew the biggest audience in total viewers […]
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Supreme Court mulls Honolulu election results, Kauai reaches 50% renewable power, Hawaii lawmaker joins drilling fight as tarballs surface on Big Island beach, whale count scheduled despite federal shutdown, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Humpback whale breach  in Hawaii PC: Kohala Sail & Sea Michael Faughn An annual effort to monitor humpback whale migration numbers in Hawaii will proceed as scheduled despite the shutdown of the federal government, a spokesperson for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation said Tuesday. Hawaii News Now.The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary's annual Ocean Count will take place January 26 despite the federal government shutdown. KHON2.Mike Gabbard joins other lawmak...
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Trump leaves open option to declare national emergency: 'I may do it' – live

President says the ‘threshold’ for declaration is if he can’t make a deal with Congress over border wall and government shutdownStay informed: sign up for our new US briefing 8.21pm GMT Donald Trump implored Republicans to “stick together” as they come under pressure from Democrats, federal workers and the American public to reopen the government. During a closed-door lunch with Senate Republicans, Trump remained resolute in his negotiating position and made clear that he was not prepared to...
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McCrae Dowless Was No Stranger To NC Election Fraud Probes Before Midterms

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Long before accusations of absentee ballot fraud in a small North Carolina county cast doubt on the results of a heated 2018 congressional race, a state elections investigator spent weeks probing whether the man at the center of the current scandal was among a group buying votes. That 2010 investigation was one of at least a half dozen instances over the last nine years that prosecutors and elections officials received complaints of serious elections irregularities in Blad...
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Full transcript of Donald Trump's Oval Office address on border security

A transcript of President Donald Trump's Tuesday night address about security along the U.S. southern border, as provided by the White House: My fellow Americans: Tonight, I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. Every day, Customs and Border Patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. We are out of space to hold them, and we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country....
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USA Gymnastics asks bankruptcy court to approve $88,000 in holiday bonuses

USA Gymnastics is asking a U.S. Bankruptcy Court to approve $88,000 in holiday bonuses to its employees, including national teams manager Amy White, according to documents obtained by the Southern California News Group. White, who allegedly on the orders of then USA Gymnastics chief executive Steve Penny removed from the Karolyi Ranch documents relevant to law enforcement investigations of former U.S. Olympic and national team physician Larry Nassar, is one of 40 employees USA Gymnastics wants t...
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"Trump’s Best Shutdown Move Is to Fold Now/It’s time for the president to quit while he’s behind."

So says Bill Scher at Politico. He calls the shutdown "boring."Here we are in Day Whateverteenth of the shutdown, and it’s much like the day before. Congressional leaders meet and get nowhere. Democrats insist Trump will never get his wall. Trump treats “steel slats” over concrete as a magnanimous gesture of compromise.... Trump is losing this shutdown—which is why his best strategy is to fold without demanding any concessions from Democrats. He needs to move his presidency onto another subject ...
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Democrats Unveil New Universal Background Check Bill

Democrat's War on Guns Washington, D.C. –-( Democrats have wasted no time in introducing new control bills in the new Congressional session. Freshman Democrat Representatives have made gun-control a high priority for this session of Congress. Nancy Pelosi pledged to make gun control an express concern in exchange for the support of some of the farther left Democratic representatives. In the previous session Republicans controlled the House of Representatives and prevented anti-g...
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Former Olympians charge USOC with attempting to silence critics

A group of former Olympians accused the U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday of trying to silence critics in the latest salvo in the ongoing debate between the two groups over the USOC’s stewardship of the American Olympic movement in the wake of a series of sexual abuse scandals. In a letter to USOC chief executive officer Sarah Hirshland signed by The Committee To Restore Integrity To The USOC co-chairs Nancy Hogshead-Makar and Ed Williams, the former Olympians charged the USOC with failing to ma...
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Tax refunds will be issued even if partial government shutdown continues into 2019 filing season

Good news today for folks who are expecting a tax refund when they file their 2018 returns this year. You'll get your money, even if the partial government shutdown drags out into the 2019 tax filing season. That's the word from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), according to Hallie Jackson, chief White House correspondent for MSNBC. Jackson made that announcement during Ali Velshi's show this afternoon after leaving an hour-plus White House press briefing, led by Vice President Mike Pe...
Tags: Taxes, White House, Treasury, Jackson, Irs, Mike Pence, Congressional, Internal Revenue Service, Hallie Jackson, OMB, Office of Management and Budget OMB, Trump Administration, Ali Velshi, Vought, MSNBC Jackson, Office of Management and Budget Russ Vought

USOC CEO pushes back against critics calling for reorganization

With pressure mounting on Congress to overhaul the U.S. Olympic Committee, USOC chief executive Sarah Hirshland struck back against the organization’s critics, calling upon athlete representatives from the 50 Olympics sports to hold their peers and former Olympians accountable. In a nearly 1,000-word letter to the 138 members of the USOC’s athlete advisory council Sunday, Hirshland acknowledged the issues facing the USOC in the wake of the Larry Nassar, USA Swimming, USA Diving and USA Taekwondo...
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Here Are the White House’s Latest Demands to End the Shutdown

The White House is holding firm in its request for $5.7 billion for a border wall to end the shutdown, while also demanding billions of dollars more to address other priorities at the southern border, according to a proposal it gave Congressional Democrats Sunday. In an hour-long meeting with reporters in his office Monday afternoon,…
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Secrecy News for 01/07/19

SECRECY NEWS from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy Volume 2019, Issue No. 1 January 7, 2019 Secrecy News Blog: TRUMP SAYS DOD IG REPORTS SHOULD BE "PRIVATE" DEFENSE PRIMERS, AND MORE FROM CRS TRUMP SAYS DOD IG REPORTS SHOULD BE "PRIVATE" The recurring dispute over the appropriate degree of secrecy in the Department of Defense arose in a new form last week when President Trump said that certain audits and investigations that are perform...
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Trial Begins In CA Over Trump Admin’s Census Citizenship Question

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trial will begin Monday in federal court in San Francisco over the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. Judge Richard Seeborg is scheduled to hear a week of testimony from experts and other witnesses. The judge will decide whether to allow the question. Seeborg is presiding over lawsuits by California and numerous cities in the state that argue the citizenship question was politically motivated and would discourage immigr...
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We Can Only Watch The Ocasio-Cortez Dance Video Meta-Meme Because Of A Vital Copyright Case

The video, and its many predecessors, and the many dancing videos it’s spawned since a right-wing Twitter user tried to use it to shame the Congressional representative, is only available because the Electronic Frontier Foundation pushed back (pushed back hard) against takedown notices from a record label … and won. – Wired
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