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VIDEO: Law & Crime News – Congress, Facebook Inc, Apple, California :: Investment Logs - Global Macro Investing

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Congressional Science Committee Takes On Asteroid Threat

Congressional Science Committee Takes On Asteroid Threat | What is Congress up to? | Scoop.it
The end might not be upon us, but Congress wants to plan ahead, just in case.
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EU and US launch free-trade talks

EU and US launch free-trade talks | What is Congress up to? | Scoop.it
The European Union and the US will begin formal talks on a free-trade agreement, paving the way for the biggest trade deal in history.
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Obama signs bill averting government default - Fox News

Obama signs bill averting government default - Fox News | What is Congress up to? | Scoop.it
ABC News Obama signs bill averting government default Fox News WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill raising the government's borrowing limit, averting a default and delaying the next clash over the nation's debt until...
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Legislation seeks to bring entrepreneurs into state agencies - Austin Business Journal

Legislation seeks to bring entrepreneurs into state agencies - Austin Business Journal | What is Congress up to? | Scoop.it
Legislation seeks to bring entrepreneurs into state agencies
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Legislation seeks to bring entrepreneurs into state agencies. Enlarge Image · Ingrid Vanderveldt and John Howard of Dell Inc.
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Perfect idea

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Obama: "No doubt" Congress will pass immigration, gun bills - CBS News

Obama: "No doubt" Congress will pass immigration, gun bills - CBS News | What is Congress up to? | Scoop.it
Yahoo! News (blog) Obama: "No doubt" Congress will pass immigration, gun bills CBS News There's more bipartisan support in Congress for comprehensive immigration reform than gun control legislation, President Obama said tonight during an interview...
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Rather extra confident today (yesterday), aren't we, Mr. President?

 

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Montana lawmaker drafts bill to offer convicts 'infliction of physical pain ... - Fox News

Montana lawmaker drafts bill to offer convicts 'infliction of physical pain ... - Fox News | What is Congress up to? | Scoop.it
Montana lawmaker drafts bill to offer convicts 'infliction of physical pain ...
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A Montana lawmaker says that convicts should be allowed to escape prison time if they instead agree to the "infliction of physical pain." Republican Rep.
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"20 lashes"? What is this, the eighteenth century?

 

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Can Big Data Save American Schools? Bill Gates Is Betting on Yes - The Atlantic

Can Big Data Save American Schools? Bill Gates Is Betting on Yes - The Atlantic | What is Congress up to? | Scoop.it
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SC Introduces Anti-NDAA Legislation

SC Introduces Anti-NDAA Legislation | What is Congress up to? | Scoop.it
If states don't act, the federal government will continue its march over basic individual rights like due process,” Davis said. “It's the appropriate role of the states to stand against federal overreach, and act as a constitutional ...
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Bill requiring background checks for private gun sales clears committee - Denver Post

Bill requiring background checks for private gun sales clears committee - Denver Post | What is Congress up to? | Scoop.it
CBS Local Bill requiring background checks for private gun sales clears committee Denver Post Katharine Zink, center, of Colorado Springs listens to testimony given before the House Judiciary Committee on House Bill 1229 at the state Capitol in...
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Obama: If Congress won't act on climate change, I will | Grist

Obama: If Congress won't act on climate change, I will | Grist | What is Congress up to? | Scoop.it
"We must do more to combat climate change," Obama said in his State of the Union address, pledging to take executive action if Congress won't act.
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Senate passes bill to improve embassy security - Wall Street Journal

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Senate passes bill to improve embassy security
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WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday approved legislation that would allow the State Department to transfer $1.1 billion to improve security at U.S.
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Bill would let NC teachers and volunteers carry guns in school

Bill would let NC teachers and volunteers carry guns in school | What is Congress up to? | Scoop.it
Under the bill introduced Thursday, NC school boards could authorize school employees and school volunteers who complete a training course to carry firearms on campus.
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Fantastic. As long as a thorough background check is in place.

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Senate expected to pass debt limit increase bill approved by House - Fox News

Senate expected to pass debt limit increase bill approved by House - Fox News | What is Congress up to? | Scoop.it
Senate expected to pass debt limit increase bill approved by House Fox News WASHINGTON – The Senate is poised to permit the government to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars more to meet its obligations, putting off one Washington showdown even...
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This is so incredibly stupid. A house cannot run without a budget, so how could a nation do so for 5+ years?

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The New Anti-Choice Legislation To Watch: 'Fetal Heartbeat' Bills Banning ... - ThinkProgress

The New Anti-Choice Legislation To Watch: 'Fetal Heartbeat' Bills Banning ... - ThinkProgress | What is Congress up to? | Scoop.it
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The New Anti-Choice Legislation To Watch: 'Fetal Heartbeat' Bills Banning ...
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This will definitely be interesting to watch. Especially when Roe v Wade is brought up!

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