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Wilbur Ross To Testify On Census Citizenship Question At House Oversight Hearing

The commerce secretary has agreed to be questioned by lawmakers on March 14, after a federal judge ruled that his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census was based on "sham" reasons.(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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House Democrats Set To Grill Wilbur Ross On Census

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee in March over the Trump administration’s controversial decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, the committee announced Tuesday. Wilbur Ross will testify before the House Oversight Committee in March, setting up the second of what will be high-profile hearings for the committee. The first? Michael Cohen next month. — Lauren Fox (@FoxReports) January 22, 2019 ...
Tags: News, Commerce, House, Trump, Lauren Fox, Allegra Kirkland, Michael Cohen, House Oversight Committee, Wilbur Ross, Muckraker

New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Suspiria’, ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’, ‘Crimson Peak’, ‘Notorious’, ‘Judgment Night’

As the first month of the new year draws to a close, it’s time to break out the latest Blu-rays you should check out. What better way to pass these cold days than staying inside and watching Blu-rays? This week, we have a look at the Suspiria remake, the ambitious Bad Times at the El Royale, Guillermo del Toro’s new cult classic Crimson Peak, Alfred Hitchcock’s fantastic thriller Notorious, and the great ’90s flick Judgment Night. These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features yo...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, England, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Horror, Cary Grant, Digital, Fbi, Thriller, House, Guillermo Del Toro, Manson Family, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Bridges

Beeswax Scoops Up $15 Million in Funding to Help Brands Bring Media Buying In-House

New York-based ad-tech company Beeswax announced a $15 million funding round led by RRE, Foundry and Amasia with participation from You & Mr Jones. The Series B funding brings Besswax's total investment to $28 million as it promotes its programmatic media buying functions to advertisers with a feature it calls "bidder as a service." Beeswax,...
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WaPo: Former White House aide describes 'absolutely out of control' staff in book

Former White House communications aide Cliff Sims describes scenes of an "absolutely out of control" White House staff, President Donald Trump berating the then-speaker of the House from his own party over loyalty and the President walking out of policy meetings in his upcoming book, according to excerpts published by The Washington Post.
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The Washington Post: Former White House aide describes 'absolutely out of control' White House staff in new book

Former White House communications aide Cliff Sims describes scenes of an "absolutely out of control" White House staff, President Donald Trump berating the then-speaker of the House from his own party over loyalty and the President walking out of policy meetings in his upcoming book, according to excerpts published by The Washington Post.
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House Democrats turbocharge committee probes of Trump

The little-noticed change, made since the Democrats took over majority control of the House earlier this month, will let staffers of House investigative committees take testimony from subpoenaed witnesses without a lawmaker being present. By eliminating complications with lawmakers' schedules, the change will let staffers work faster and range more widely, said former staffers and sources inside the committees that are launching several inquiries into Trump and his presidency. The importance o...
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‘Trump Slump’: Gun Sales Down In Shifting Political Climate

When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry’s largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn’t envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office. Some of the top priorities for the industry — expanding the reach of concealed carry permits and easing restrictions on so-called “silencers” — remain in limbo, and prospects for expanding gun rights are nil for t...
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House and Senate keep shutdown blame game going with more show votes

The longest US government shutdown ever still has no end in sight.
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Pelosi 'playing chess on 3 boards' with health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to "Obamacare" and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. "Medicare for all" will get hearings.Pelosi and... [Author: [email protected]]
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This Dad Live-Tweeted the Hilarious Story of His Son Trying to Sneak a Girl out of the House

If you don't want your Mom to find out that you have a girl over, take her blindingly white shoes up with you when you hide out in your bedroom.
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North Dakota’s GOP-led Legislature mulls more abortion bills

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Republican-led Legislature is considering abortion restrictions for the first time in six years despite critics saying the state is setting itself up for another round of expensive legal fights. In standing-room-only hearings on Monday, a House committee took testimony on a bill that would ban a commonly used second-trimester […]
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Paying for climate change, state sells affordable housing cheaply, delays and cost overruns plague Oahu jail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Full blood wolf moon eclipse over Hawaii ©2019 All Hawaii News Fighting Climate Change Will Cost The State Millions. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says money is urgently needed to protect beaches, watersheds, native species and more. Civil Beat.Experts in climate change say Hawaii needs to plan now for rising sea levels. Star-Advertiser.The shortfall in Hawaii’s largest public pension fund climbed to an all-time high of $13.41 billion last year and is expected to keep...
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Government Shutdown Continues as President Trump’s Compromise Attempt Doesn’t Budge Democrats

Trump on Sunday branded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a 'radical'
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New Hampshire Democrats consider emergency shutdown funding

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the New Hampshire Legislature are considering emergency legislation to help furloughed federal workers. Senate President Donna Soucy and House Speaker Steve Shurtleff said Monday they are exploring legislation to allow the state Department of Employment Security to issue unemployment benefits to furloughed workers during the partial government shutdown. […]
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Unorganized Alaska House throws hitch in State of State plan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers are preparing for Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s first State of the State speech but the lack of an organized House has thrown a hitch in that. While the Senate accepted Dunleavy’s request to address a joint session Tuesday to give his speech, the House had yet to do so. The […]
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Theresa May Unveils Brexit Plan B. It Looks A Lot Like Roundly Rejected Plan A

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit Plan B on Monday — and it looks a lot like Plan A. May launched a mission to resuscitate her rejected European Union divorce deal, setting out plans to get it approved by Parliament after securing changes from the EU to a contentious Irish border measure. May’s opponents expressed incredulity: British lawmakers last week dealt the deal a resounding defeat, and EU leaders insist they won’t renegotiate it. Opposition leader Jerem...
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Bill to promote government transparency clears Idaho House

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s House has approved a bill intended to promote government transparency by exempting public records requests from a sales tax on top of copying and other fees. The House passed the bill with a 67-0 vote on Monday. Officials say the change clarifies existing law. The bill now heads to the […]
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'This House stands with Northern Ireland'

Prime Minister Theresa May has condemned Saturday's bomb attack in Londonderry.
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American Gods Season 2 Trailer: Prepare to Worship

BEGIN SLIDESHOW American Gods season 2 trailer: Prepare to worship Starz has released the full American Gods season 2 trailer, offering plenty of new footage from the highly anticipated sophomore season. Check it out in the player below and look for the series to return on Sunday, March 10. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]};
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House Passes Bill Aimed at Getting Small Business Better Shot at Federal Contracts

As a small business, you might’ve tried to get a federal contract at some point. If you have, you know the process can be burdensome, complicated and full of obstacles, which is putting it mildly. To overcome some of these challenges, two bills (H.R. 226 and H.R. 227) introduced by newly appointed Chairwoman of the House Committee on Small Business for the 116th Congress, Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-New York) were just passed by the House of Representatives. Small Business Federal Con...
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Bill: Allow state to shut down unlicensed food operations

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon legislative committee will consider a bill that would allow the state to shut down the more than 600 food-related establishments operating without permits. House Bill 2060 would allow the Oregon Department of Agriculture, which licenses and inspects non-restaurant food establishments, to condemn or close operations that refuse to get […]
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Trump Lashes Out After Democrats Reject Offer To End Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise. Trump on Sunday branded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “radical” and said she was acting “irrationally.” The president also tried to fend off criticism from the right, as conservatives accused him of embracing “amnesty” for immig...
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Word of the week: Gambit

I usually wait for at least three sightings of a phenomenon to declare a trend. But in the case of gambit, I decided that two big, unrelated occurrences within a single week were sufficient. They were certainly enough to start me scurrying down multiple rabbit holes, etymological and cultural. Gambit has been used frequently in media coverage of the ongoing U.S. government shutdown, now slogging into its fifth week. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has a gambit, according to The New Yo...
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Is cursive writing important to child development?

Ohio has joined many other states in reestablishing cursive in their schools' curricula.Research shows the value handwriting has for developing children's fine motor skills and a connection between words and memory.But experts seem split on whether it's a question of print vs. cursive, or cognitive fluency vs. disconnect.Cursive is set for a comeback.Last month, the Ohio State Legislature added cursive to the Ohio Department of Education's English language arts standards. House Bill 58 requires ...
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Cannabis retailers can’t bank like other businesses, so they are sending lobbyists to Capitol Hill

Cannabis startups are sending veteran lobbyists to Capitol Hill in support of the STATES Act — a bill that would require the federal government to keep a hands-off approach on the decisions made by states on marijuana legalization. The bill was introduced last summer by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), showing there is broad, bipartisan support for cannabis reform. President Donald Trump even said he will "probably" end up supporting it. Tracking seed to sale is diffic...
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With House, Dems eager to bring DeVos under closer oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office. DeVos has emerged as a common target for Democrats as they take charge of the House and its committees, which carry […]
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Senator Kamala Harris launches campaign for president – live updates

California senator joins a crowded Democratic field Full story: Harris officially enters presidential raceStart your day with our US morning briefing. Sign up. 2.22pm GMT Senator Kamala Harris, in New York to announce her presidential campaign on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” celebrated with an egg and cheese sandwich at a shop in Penn Station, according to a photo posted by her communications director.Hitting up that deli in Penn Station for an egg and cheese after you’ve announced for POTU...
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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 21-28

  The State of the West Valley discussion with the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization on Jan. 23 at the American Legion Post 826 on Fallbrook Avenue in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers.   Reseda Neighborhood Council: 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Reseda Neighborhood Council Community S...
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Kirsten Gillibrand: I don't shy away from conservative past

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand brought up the period in her life where she represented -- and personally reflected -- a conservative House district in upstate New York in response to the first question from a voter at the first event of her first trip to Iowa on Friday.
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