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Justice Department holds meetings on Russia probe as Republicans push for classified records 24.5.2018 LA Times: Nation

The Department of Justice will host two unusual meetings for congressional leaders Thursday as Republicans demand classified records involving the use of a confidential FBI informant during the early days of the Russia and investigation.

Law enforcement and intelligence leaders have resisted turning...

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Trump signs bipartisan bill rolling back some Dodd-Frank bank regulations 24.5.2018 LA Times: Business

President Trump on Thursday signed bipartisan legislation rolling back some of the Dodd-Frank financial rules put in place after the 2008 financial crisis, touting another victory for his deregulatory agenda.

But the bill fell well short of his campaign call to dismantle the 2010 Dodd-Frank law,...

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James Clapper's bombshell: Russia swung the election. What if he's right? 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
James Clapper's bombshell: Russia swung the election. What if he's right?
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After day of negotiations, Democrats and Republicans will be briefed on secret FBI source who aided Russia probe 24.5.2018 Washington Post: World
The White House had said previously only two Republicans would receive information on the source.
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The Energy 202: Democrats ding Trump on gas prices, just as Trump once did to Obama 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The gas station press conference took place on Capitol Hill.
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The Daily 202: Trump wins a battle in the culture war as NFL owners cave on national anthem protests 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
But it’s a Pyrrhic victory.
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$500K earmarked for mental health program in Eagle area 24.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Central Colorado officials have agreed to invest $500,000 to address a growing urgency for mental health resources in the Eagle area.
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IRS takes aim at California and other states trying to help residents avoid new tax-deduction limit 24.5.2018 LA Times: Nation

The Internal Revenue Service is preparing to block attempts by California and other states to help their residents avoid a new limit on the deductibility of state and local taxes included in the Republican tax overhaul.

The IRS and the Treasury Department said Wednesday they would issue proposed...

Representatives rip FCC Chairman Pai’s ‘lack of candor’ and double down on net neutrality questions 23.5.2018 techCrunch
13 members of Congress have written to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai criticizing his "repeated evasive responses to our inquiries" and "outright refusal to respond to some of the members of this Committee." Unsatisfied with the answers or evasions he has offered to date, they reiterate questions related to net neutrality and other issues that they've sent over the past months.
Teacher removed from Minnesota board over Trump comments 23.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A former Minnesota Teacher of the Year has lost her position on a state licensing board after using an expletive in a social media post criticizing President Donald Trump.
Top Senate Republicans ask White House for entry into meeting on classified information 23.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The Judiciary Committee chairman and two other senators want to be included in the meeting about a confidential FBI source who aided a probe of Trump campaign advisers.
The Cybersecurity 202: These hackers warned Congress the internet was not secure. 20 years later, their message is the same. 23.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Four members of L0pht reunited on the 20th anniversary of what is now referred to as the first cybersecurity hearing.
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The Health 202: How Democrats got a version of 'right to try' they like even less 23.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Congress passed a bill making it easier for critically ill patients to access experimental medicines.
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The Daily 202: Primary results prove 2018 will be a breakthrough year for Democratic diversity 23.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
It’s not just another year of the woman. It is the year of the minority woman.
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The Trump Administration Doesn’t Want Irish People to Know That Alcohol Causes Cancer 23.5.2018 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump is a teetotaler. He has never had a drink, he says, because he saw what booze did to his beloved older brother Freddy, an alcoholic who died at the age of 43. As far back as 1999, when he was first contemplating a run for the White House, Trump told Larry King […]
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The Finance 202: Banks give richly to three Senate Democrats who backed deregulation 23.5.2018 Washington Post
The Finance 202: Banks give richly to three Senate Democrats who backed deregulation
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Daily Digest: Debates continue after session ends 23.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Some items in the news worth a look this Wednesday.
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Dayton veto brings GOP counterpunch to governor's groundwater legacy 23.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A state rule aimed at protecting drinking water sources from nitrate contamination originating from nitrogen fertilizer could be delayed for a year or more in a dust-up over agriculture policy at the Capitol.
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Zuckerberg didn’t make any friends in Europe today 23.5.2018 TechCrunch
Speaking in front of EU lawmakers today Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg namechecked the GDPR’s core principles of “control, transparency and accountability” — claiming his company will deliver on all that, come Friday, when a new European Union data protection framework, GDPR, starts being applied, finally with penalties worth the enforcement. However there was little transparency […]
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‘Right to try’ bill heads to White House 23.5.2018 Washington Post
The measure would let people with life-threatening illnesses bypass the Food and Drug Administration to get experimental drugs. The president is expected to sign it, ending a long battle over access to unapproved therapies.
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