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Federal, Policy

FDA Struggling to Fund New Drug Reviews During Government Shutdown

January 18, 2019

Via: Fortune

In the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has trimmed food inspections, furloughed workers, and cut back on lower-priority tasks wherever possible to reduce costs. More crucially, it has also stopped collecting user fees […]


Federal, Mobility, Policy, Tech

Report: DOJ pursuing criminal charges against Huawei for theft of tech

January 17, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In the wake of a civil lawsuit by T-Mobile and other telecommunications companies against the Chinese networking and telecommunications company Huawei, the US Department of Justice is reportedly conducting a criminal investigation of the company. According to a Wall Street […]


Federal, Policy

Nancy Pelosi to Trump: Reschedule State of the Union or just submit it in writing

January 16, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, citing the ongoing government shutdown, urged President Donald Trump in a letter Wednesday to either reschedule his State of the Union address set for later this month or to deliver it in writing to Congress. Pelosi, […]


Federal, Policy

Heidi Heitkamp: This government shutdown ignores massive problems threatening America’s future

January 15, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

I wish I were shocked by the ongoing shutdown of the federal government. I wish I were surprised by the inability of both sides to see past their political bases to achieve a responsible solution and compromise. After recently serving […]


Federal, Policy

Feds forcing mass fingerprint unlocks is an abuse of power, judge rules

January 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

According to a new ruling issued last week by a federal magistrate in Oakland, California, the government can’t get a warrant granting permission to turn up at a local house allegedly connected to a criminal suspect, seize all digital devices, […]


Federal, Policy

Delta Warns Government Shutdown Will Affect Travel Demand and Airfares

January 15, 2019

Via: Fortune

Delta Air Lines warned that its ability to raise fares is likely to slow this quarter as the U.S. government shutdown weakens travel demand, adding pressure to the carrier as a rising industry seat supply weighs on ticket prices. Revenue […]


Federal, Policy

Trump Denies Slamming Table, Having Tantrum in Shutdown Meeting

January 10, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump denied slamming a table and storming out of shutdown negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, accusing Schumer of fabricating the account. Schumer “told his favorite lie when he used his standard […]


Federal, Policy

Shutdown fight hits new stage as Trump considers emergency powers to build his wall

January 8, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

The partial government shutdown tied the second longest in history on Tuesday, entering its 18th day with little signs of progress. The continued closure of nine government agencies adds a new sense of urgency to the situation as negotiations seem […]


Federal, Policy

Government shutdown becomes the third-longest ever. Here’s where things stand

January 7, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump said he was prepared to continue the partial government shutdown for “months or even years” — and as the closure drags into its third week, he’s getting closer to making good on that threat. The ongoing stalemate […]


Federal, Policy

House Democrats to Introduce a Massive Voting Rights and Anti-Corruption Bill

January 4, 2019

Via: Fortune

In a move to take the ethics high ground, House Democrats, under newly re-elected Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), will introduce a massive bill nicknamed the “For the People Act,” according to the Associated Press. The bill would focus on campaign […]