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Klobuchar calls for congressional action to ease insulin prices 24.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The cost of insulin has more than tripled in the last decade, and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says it's financially squeezing people with diabetes who rely on the drug to regulate their blood sugar.
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Regional leaders target end of year to launch Metro Safety Commission 23.7.2017 Washington Post
Regional leaders target end of year to launch Metro Safety Commission
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McCaskill plays watchdog ahead of tough 2018 race 23.7.2017 Politico
The Missouri Democrat is bringing new scrutiny to the opioid epidemic, an effort that could boost her chances in a state Trump won overwhelmingly.
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U.S. Rep. Ken Buck: “Congress is letting Trump down, not the other way around.” 23.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
"Congress is letting this president down, not the other way around," U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colorado, said.
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Republicans control Washington. But at two Denver gatherings, some conservatives aren’t happy. 23.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
"The prospect of a political hanging for Republicans I think will focus their mind wonderfully," Steve Forbes said.
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Drone registration coming to the UK 23.7.2017 TechCrunch
 The UK government has announced a plan to require drone owners to register their devices. It says the incoming rules are aimed at ensuring safer use of the technology. Read ...
Dems slam Trump for 'stonewalling' oversight efforts 23.7.2017 The Hill
Two key House Democrats accused the Trump administration and congressional Republicans of "stonewalling" efforts to hold the White House to account.Reps. Elijah Cummings (Md.) and John Conyers (Mich.), the top Demo...
Congress breaks impasse on bill to slap sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea 22.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The bill is moving over the objections of the Trump administration, which hopes to preserve presidential powers to relieve sanctions without congressional approval.
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Poland’s senators approve contentious court overhaul 22.7.2017 Washington Post: World
Poland’s Senate approved a contentious law on Saturday that gives politicians substantial influence over the Supreme Court, in defiance of European Union criticism.
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Poland's senators approve contentious court overhaul 22.7.2017 AP Top News
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's Senate approved a contentious law on Saturday that gives politicians substantial influence over the Supreme Court, in defiance of European Union criticism....
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Conservatives state legislators plot ways to get Washington under control 22.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Washington’s slide into quicksand has given Republican state legislators, who met this week in Denver, new enthusiasm to restrict the federal government.
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Wall Street regulatory panel soon will have only 1 member (and 4 empty seats) 22.7.2017 LA Times: Business

After more than three years helping lead one of the country’s most powerful Wall Street regulators, Sharon Bowen is ready to step down.

Her pending departure from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will leave the five-member board with just one member. And that’s a problem for a panel responsible...

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Lawmakers nearing deal on Russia sanctions 22.7.2017 The Hill
Lawmakers are getting close to a bipartisan deal to make it harder for President Trump to lift sanctions on Russia.Aides in both parties said late Friday afternoon that bipartisan negotiators were nearing an agreem...
Google now highest-spending company for federal lobbying 22.7.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
The only three entities that doled out more money were large business organizations: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ($11.68 million), the National Association of Realtors ($10.92 million) and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America ($6 million). Since the 2016 election, the tech industry has had to navigate not only a Republican-controlled Congress, but also an administration whose decisions have often cut against Silicon Valley’s business interests and largely progressive outlook. The combined lobbying efforts of some of the most influential tech companies — Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft — totaled $15.79 million. Google’s lobbying efforts come as it faces the largest fine the European Union has ever levied against a company for abusing its dominant market position. Stateside, Google and others in the industry have had to adapt to a new political order, one without the close ties it built with the Obama administration. Among the issues lobbied for were “legislative ...
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Poland’s senators to vote on contentious court overhaul 22.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Warsaw, Poland • Poland’s Senate was poised Friday to back legislation that would give politicians substantial influence over the country’s Supreme Court, a move that critics say would defy the principles of the European Union. EU leaders have said the draft bill put forward by the country’s socially conservative government would kill judicial independence and threaten the rule of law in the EU’s largest member in central and eastern Europe. While urging Poland to seek a dialogue on its plans, E...
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Poland’s senators to vote on contentious court overhaul 22.7.2017 Washington Post: World
Poland’s Senate was poised Friday to approve legislation that would give politicians substantial influence over the country’s Supreme Court — a move that critics say would defy the principles of the European Union.
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Selling Insurance Across State Lines 22.7.2017 FactCheck

President Donald Trump said that by allowing insurers to sell plans across state lines, "your premiums will be down 60 and 70 percent." We couldn't find any study supporting such a decrease, and experts we consulted disputed the idea that overall average premiums would decline significantly.

The post Selling Insurance Across State Lines appeared first on FactCheck.org.

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Interior to review rules against killing bear cubs and wolf pups with their mothers 21.7.2017 Washington Post
Interior to review rules against killing bear cubs and wolf pups with their mothers
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White House taps new acting ethics chief, elevating general counsel over chief of staff 21.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
David J. Apol steps in for Walter M. Shaub Jr., a vocal critic of the Trump administration who resigned last month.
Google spent the most it ever has trying to influence Washington: $6 million 21.7.2017 Washington Post
Google spent the most it ever has trying to influence Washington: $6 million
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