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"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from the government."
Thomas Paine
"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to the point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group or any controlling private power."
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd US president
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WASHINGTON--When President Donald Trump meets next week with Shinzo Abe, the summit will mostly cover issues that have irritated the Japanese prime minister. North Korea and trade relations are likely to dominate the talks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort that will span three days next week. ...
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WASHINGTON — The National Labor Relations Board emailed its employees this week, marking Holocaust Days of Remembrance by highlighting the work of Washington's Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, and the Anne Frank Center in New York. Two days later, the ... Syria chemical weapons
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over ... Syria chemical weapons
NLawyers for Michael Cohen, personal lawyer to Donald Trump, argued in a hearing today that a recent FBI raid on his offices swept up sensitive documents that should be protected by client-attorney privilege. The Southern District of New York (SDNY) has an interesting counterargument: Cohen is barely ... Syria chemical weapons
A group of youths are scheduled to go to trial against the federal government this fall in Eugene, a magistrate judge announced Thursday. Over the objections of government attorneys, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin said a trial in the potential landmark climate case will begin Oct. 29. “Climate science ... Syria chemical weapons

THE bond market used to be the prime exhibit for those predicting low long-term economic growth. In the summer of 2016 the ten-year Treasury yield briefly dipped below 1.5%, as expectations for growth and inflation sagged. Things have changed. Earlier this year the ten-year yield briefly went higher than ... Syria chemical weapons
Haun, who goes by Katie, became the point person for all things cryptocurrency in the US government, heading the first cross-agency task force on the industry. She held that post until last year. Despite Haun's experience with the crooks and scammers in the bitcoin world, she emerged as a vocal supporter ... Syria chemical weapons
In recent months, federal investigators have linked a number of hacking incidents into the U.S. government to a single Russian hacker group. These incidents go at least as far back as sensitive information gleaned during the 2016 presidential campaign; the most recent discovery led the administration to ... Syria chemical weapons
In January, our atmosphere got four tiny, rather unwelcome additions: four small satellites called "SpaceBees," created by startup Swarm Technologies. Though each tiny craft is a little smaller than a slice of bread (10 by 10 by 2.5 cm), they've put quite a bee in the U.S. government's bonnet. You see, ... US Government
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, right, and White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, left, watch as President Donald Trump talks with a patient during a Veterans Affairs Department "telehealth" event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. US Government
Washington– A federal judge has issued a sweeping order temporarily preventing the US government from blocking access to abortion services for undocumented, pregnant teens in immigration custody. Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of US District Court on late Friday barred the government from “interfering ... US Government
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is opening the gates for its biggest social event of the year, the annual Easter Egg Roll. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, are hosting Monday's festivities on the South Lawn for a crowd of nearly 30,000 adults and children. That's larger than last year, ... US Government
Imported nuts from the United States are displayed for sale at a supermarket in Beijing, Monday, April 2, 2018. China raised import duties on U.S. pork, fruit and other products Monday in an escalating tariff dispute with President Donald Trump that companies worry might depress global commerce. US Government
Updated: April 2, 2018 @ 11:07 am. Full Forecast · Manage my subscription; Sign in; Sign out. Toggle navigation Menu. The Virginian-Pilot · News · Opinion · Business · Sports · Life · Obituaries · Classifieds · Manage my subscription; Sign in; Sign out. Home · News · Government & Politics · U.S. Government ... US Government
As the US government continues to sell off hundreds of millions of barrels from its crude oil stockpile, a new report argues that the Trump administration should start building reserves of gasoline, jet fuel and other refined products. Phillip Cornell, the author of the study, joins the podcast to talk about where ... US Government
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats raised ethics questions on Monday about the framework of a defense fund set up to help pay legal costs for White House, Trump campaign and transition officials caught up in investigations into Russian meddling in the election. Eighteen House Democrats ... US Government

What is FedRAMP? How cloud providers get authorized to work with the U.S. government. The process for getting the FedRAMP seal of approval is complex, but it can ultimately be lucrative for companies that meet the security requirements. US Government
Clearer sense of course content: The College Board describes this revision as one that provides a detailed description of content that may appear on the AP U.S Government and Politics exam. This allows teachers to concentrate on topics of importance in greater depth and better prepare students for the ... US Government
Morning commuters walk through the snow outside the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, April 2, 2018. The National Weather Service says a winter weather advisory remains in effect until 2 p.m. Monday, with several inches of spring snow in the New York City area. (AP Photo/Richard Drew). Facebook ... US Government
WASHINGTON –– David Shulkin, removed days ago as secretary of Veterans Affairs, said political appointees had engineered his ouster as they push for “more aggressive” changes to how the sprawling department is run. “I did not resign,” Shulkin said Sunday on CNN's “State of the Union.” In a separate ... US Government
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for Easter services at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, in Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, April 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). The Latest: Trump calls on Mexico to stop flow of immigrants. Pablo Martinez Monsivais. President ... US Government
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to reporters as he arrives at the office of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who is moderating bipartisan negotiations on immigration, at the Capitol in Washington. Graham said he's glad John Bolton will serve as President Donald ... US Government
The U.S. government as currently structured and regulated is unable to guarantee the security of its country. This is true both in terms of wars involving combat with a peer or near-peer competitor and what we will here call “conditional-peer” threats, those able (A) to challenge or exceed U.S. capabilities, (B) ... US Government
As CES 2018 was drawing to a close, AT&T and Verizon, which were both all but confirmed to be "official" carriers of the Mate 10 Pro, both announced that they wouldn't be selling any Huawei phones after pressure from the U.S. government because Huawei phones being used in the states would pose a ... US Government
Tupac's father, Mutulu Shakur, has sued the United States government for preventing his release from prison earlier this week, according to The Source. The radical activist and artist has been in prison for three decades. In 1987, Shakur was sentenced to 60 years in prison for being convicted of a robbery ... US Government
The U.S. government is asking a judge to force Beaverhead County to comply with state and federal drinking water standards after finding excessive contamination and numerous failures to monitor and report on a small Montana community's water system over nine years. The Department of Justice sued ... US Government
US Government, Montana County Make Deal Over Water System. The U.S. government is asking a judge to approve an agreement with Beaverhead County officials to upgrade a small Montana community's water system after years of finding excessive contamination. March 30, 2018, at 7:48 p.m.. US Government, Montana ... US Government
The all-Republican supervisors of the Southern California county of 3.2 million people were expected to discuss passing a resolution in support of Los Alamitos and whether to join the U.S. government's lawsuit over the law, which bars police in many cases from turning over suspects to federal immigration ... US Government
A new proposal from the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai would prevent the equipment from any overseas company deemed a threat to national security from being used in US government broadband contracts. The recently announced restrictions on the US government's ... US Government
US regulators are investigating whether Facebook broke a landmark privacy pledge, as the flurry of bad news continued to hit the social network almost two weeks after the Cambridge Analytica scandal first emerged. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said it had opened a probe amid “substantial ... US Government
The US Federal Trade Commission confirmed Monday morning that it has opened a preliminary investigation into Facebook's privacy practices. The news came in a press release sent out Monday morning, and Facebook's shares have already dropped more than 5% from opening. The FTC serves as the ... US Government
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono shakes hands with US Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to Washington, D.C. on Mar. 17. (taken from Japanese Foreign Ministry website). Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono asked senior US officials to obtain a pledge from Pyongyang to abandon ... US Government
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, waves at journalists as he heads for a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Monday, March 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed). German FM urges Palestinians 'not to tear down bridges'. STF. German Foreign ... US Government
This image released by CBS News shows Stormy Daniels, left, during an interview with Anderson Cooper which will air on Sunday, March 25, 2018, on "60 Minutes." (CBS News/60 Minutes via AP). Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save ... US Government
WASHINGTON — The health disparities between American Indians and the rest of the United States population are stark. American Indians are 50 percent more likely than others to have a substance use disorder, 60 percent more likely to commit suicide, twice as likely to smoke, twice as likely to die during ... US Government
In a recent WalletHub study, Texas ranked 30th overall among states for its dependence on the federal government. In a recent WalletHub study, Texas ranked 30th overall among states for its dependence on the federal government. Photo: David Paul Morris, Bloomberg. Texas ranks 30th among states ... US Government
Jessie Grubb overdosed and died from pain medication prescribed for a physician. Language in a $4.6-billion federal spending plan was inspired by her death. (David Grubb / Associated Press). The federal government will spend a record $4.6 billion this year to fight the nation's deepening opioid crisis, ... US Government
Mary Pat Gunn, right, cheers this fellow demonstrators as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner addresses the crowd during a "March for Our Lives" protest for gun legislation and school safety Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Houston. Turner has told several thousand people demonstrating for stricter gun control ... US Government
WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly, the world's financial markets are gripped by fear that an escalating trade rift between the United States and China — the two mightiest economies — could inflict far-reaching pain. The Dow Jones industrial average lost a combined nearly 1,150 points Thursday and Friday ... US Government
A federal heating aid program for low-income residents has survived another attempt by President Donald Trump to kill it. The $1.3 trillion spending bill signed by Trump on Friday includes $3.64 billion for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The energy assistance funding includes an extra ... US Government
WASHINGTON ––Thousands of high school students and other gun-control advocates gathered in Washington and across the U.S. Saturday to demand tougher firearms restrictions from an older generation that's delivered little change after years of mass shootings. Organizers said they expected more ... US Government
Edna Chavez of Manual Arts High, south of downtown Los Angeles, speaks during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Hundreds of thousands march for gun control in the US. Joe Skipper. Pre-school teacher Maena ... US Government
The 17-year-old has been working tirelessly in the wake of the Florida school massacre to help pave the way for gun reform in the US — on account of “our old ass parents” not knowing how “to use a f–king democracy,” he says. “I get to a certain point where I just get so tired that I keep going,” Hogg ... US Government
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Claiming corporate executives were rushed, careless and lacked expertise to design a thrill ride, an indictment Friday levied criminal charges against Schlitterbahn Water Park in the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab. The 47-page indictment pulls together internal emails, blueprints, ... US Government
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has approved a $1.3 trillion measure bestowing hefty increases on military and domestic programs. It gives President Donald Trump just a nibble of the money he's wanted to build his wall with Mexico. The Senate gave final passage to the bipartisan legislation by 65-32 ... US Government
The U.S. Treasury said it's sanctioned one Iranian entity and 10 Iranians over cyberhacking. The Office of Foreign Assets Control said the Mabna Institute is an Iran-based company that engaged in the theft of personal identifiers and economic resources for private financial gain. The Mabna Institute ... US Government
The complexity of U.S. financial regulations is holding back distributed ledger technology (DLT) startups, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says. The GAO's finding, in a report published March 22, is part of a broader analysis of fintech that examines the benefits, risks and regulations ... US Government
Last week, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) imposed unusual new requirements on researchers based at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, who receive federal funds. The changes are a response to concerns over how the institution handled recent cases involving research misconduct ... US Government
Example A: Best Buy will no longer sell Huawei's phones, according to both CNET and VentureBeat. The retailer, which has more than 1,000 physical shops and more than 300 standalone mobile stores in the US, has stopped ordering new phones from the Chinese company and plans to stop selling all ... US Government



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