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21 MINS AGO - Roll Call

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Will Congress Roll Over on Auto Safety? Major Changes Attached to Senate Highway Bill in Limbo

Congress’ ability to make broad auto safety policy changes in the 114th Congress could largely depend on whether both chambers can agree to a long-term highway bill.

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21 MINS AGO - Forbes

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The Problem With The White House Threat To Veto The REINS Act

The House this week, and later the Senate, will take up legislation to require that Congress approve all big federal agency regulations, those with $100 million in annual economic impact. Called the REINS Act, or Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny, President Barack Obama promised a veto of [...]

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1 HOUR AGO - Forbes

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Congress Moves To Impose Market-Style Reforms On Pentagon Weapons Purchases

Having tried just about every other approach to reforming the Pentagon's much-reviled system for purchasing weapons, Congress is now moving to embrace the lessons of the marketplace.  That's the implication of news this week that a House-Senate conference reconciling competing versions of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act will adopt [...]

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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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The Latest: US congressional hearing airs live in Tehran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest developments on Obama administration officials' testimony Tuesday before Congress on the Iran nuclear deal (all times local EDT): 11:40 a.m. In Iran, those watching state-run television are getting their first glimpse of a live U.S. Congressional hearing. Live coverage of any event from America has been unheard of in Tehran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. ...

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2 HOURS AGO - Slate

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Checked Out

Last month, Librarian of Congress James Billington announced that he will resign as of Jan. 1, 2016, after 28 years in office. Filling this vacancy may not seem like the most pressing matter before President Barack Obama, but in fact the decision is one that could help define his legacy. He has the opportunity to name a visionary leader who ...

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