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  1. Congress accuses Modi government of not fulfilling promises

    Siasat.com - India 05.27 / 07:02 siasat.com
    Dehradun: Accusing the Modi government of not fulfilling its promises, opposition Congress on Saturday said the Centre had failed on all fronts including employment generation, smart cities, internal security and Lokpal. “Modi government had promised to give employment to two crore youths annually but actually it had been able to give jobs to only 1.35…
  2. Maharashtra civic polls: New civic body for BJP, another chance for Congress

    Mid-day.com - India 05.27 / 03:53 mid-day.com
    The BJP met its expectations, and those of others, with a thumping win in the Panvel Municipal Corporation. Bhiwandi-Nizampur was a different matter, however, where the Congress emerged as the single largest party. While the BJP won Panvel, where civic polls were held for the first time, with 51 seats, Congress staked claim in Bhiwandi-Nizampur with 47, followed by BJP (19) and the Shiv Sena (12). BJP MLA from Panvel Prashant Thakur, who was heading the party there, and his father Ram…
  3. New Puerto Rican Governor pushes for Statehood to a wary GOP Congress…

    Politicaldog101.com - Law 05.27 / 03:43 politicaldog101.com
    Even if the Justice Department were to approve ballot language, Congress has shown little interest in adding a new state.…
  4. LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congress must say ‘no’ to unprecedented foreign aid cuts

    Delawarestatenews.net - Delaware (DE) 05.27 / 03:38 delawarestatenews.net
    The White House just released a national budget that includes extreme, unprecedented cuts to foreign aid. Congress must say “no.” Here is just one of the many things on the chopping block: the...Read the whole sto…
  5. Trump's Budget Grasps What Congress Doesn't: America's Global Leadership Doesn't Come Free

    Nationalinterest.org - Politics 05.27 / 03:23 nationalinterest.org
    Brett D. Schaefer Security, Americas Congress should use Trump's budget to reform the State Department and foreign-assistance programs. President Donald Trump released his detailed budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 this week. As expected, it includes significant cuts to the International Affairs Budget that funds the State Department, foreign assistance and international organizations such as the United Nations. Reactions have been predictably dire. While budget reductions of this…
  6. Former Russian Trump aide seeks immunity deal to testify before Congress: NYT

    Rawstory.com - U.S. 05.27 / 02:21 rawstory.com
    Russian oligarch Oleg V. Deripaska, who once had close ties to President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, has offered to talk to the congressional committees investigating Trump’s Russia ties. He’s seeking full immunity to aid in the investigation. A Friday…
  7. SolGen optimistic martial law will pass scrutiny by Congress

    Mindanaotimes.net - Mindanao 05.27 / 01:16 mindanaotimes.net
    THE DUTERTE administration is confident that the martial law in Mindanao, which was declared because of threats in Marawi City, will not be revoked. Solicitor General Jose C. Calida, in a press conference on Friday, said there are basis for…Read more…
  8. Islamist Who Lobbied Congress Lauds Muslim Brotherhood Luminary

    Moderntokyotimes.com - Middle Easte 05.27 / 01:09 moderntokyotimes.com
    Islamist Who Lobbied Congress Lauds Brotherhood Luminary by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism One of the Muslim Brotherhood supporters who recently tried to lobby Congress to cut off aid to Egypt’s military regime is lauding an Islamist ideological architect who inspired Osama bin Laden‘s thinking. Ayat Orabi joined the Egyptian Americans for Freedom and…
  9. Dakota Creek seeks help from Congress on $75 million ship

    Goskagit.com-WA 05.27 / 01:05 www.goskagit.com
    ANACORTES — Dakota Creek Industries needs help from Congress to keep its $75 million fishing vessel project a…
  10. Jim Bennett tries to jump into race for Congress, but state won't let him under new party's banner

    SaltLakeTribune-Utah Utes 05.27 / 01:01 sltrib.com
    Jim Bennett is ready to jump into the U.S. house special election. He’s filled out the papers and signed his name. But there’s one problem: The party he wants to file with doesn’t exist yet, according to the state. Bennett, a son of the late three-term Sen. Bob Bennett and a registered Republican until Donald Trump’s presidential run, attempted to submit his candidacy Friday under the recently formed United Utah Party. That group hasn’t been established by the lieutenant governor’s office. …
  11. Tech giants to Congress: Please change how NSA spies on people - CNET

    CNET - News 05.26 / 23:08 cnet.com
    Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon band together in a push for internet surveillance…
  12. Sending 10,000 calls to Congress with Node.js and Twilio

    Over the past year, major changes in American politics have left a lot of people feeling like they should be doing more to get involved. Political advocacy can take a lot of forms.  It can be passive or active, partisan or nonpartisan, personal or large-scale.  As engineers, we are uniquely empowered to apply our skills to important causes.  This post describes how I built a simple,... Read More Sending 10,000 calls to Congress with Node.js and Tw…
  13. Anderson man running for Congress

    Heraldbulletin.com - Madison County 05.26 / 22:37 heraldbulletin.com
    Although the 2018 election is more than a year away, there is already a declared Democratic Party candidate preparing to challenge U.S. Rep. Susan…
  14. From Foster Care to Congress: Memoirs of Three Congressional Staffers

     There is nothing that gives you more drive and passion to undertake a critical advocacy effort than being personally affected by it. We are all federal legislative staffers who were... By Guest Writer This post From Foster Care to Congress: Memoirs of Three Congressional Staffers appeared first on The Chronicle of Social …
  15. FBI Refuses To Hand Over “Comey Memos” To Congress

    Rinf.com - U.S. 05.26 / 22:31 rinf.com
    Zero HedgeMay 26, 2017 House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said today that the FBI had decided to withhold documents, including memos, notes, summaries, and recordings, requested by his committee in regards to the ongoing Russia probe. This was revealed in a letter sent by Chaffetz to the FBI responding to the agency’s decision to withhold documents [&#…
  16. Cavs vs. Warriors: Congress starts its beer, food bets

    Blog.cleveland.com - Ohio (OH) 05.26 / 21:48 blog.cleveland.com
    It's Platform vs. Anchor -- beer, that is -- in a Cavs-vs.Warriors NBA Finals bet between Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Kamala Harris of…
  17. Nayarit Congress votes to abolish fuero

    Mexiconewsdaily.com - Latin America 05.26 / 21:11 mexiconewsdaily.com
    Are the days of the fuero truly numbered? The constitutional immunity from prosecution that is enjoyed by government officials is slowly being abolished, state by state. This week, it was FULL STORY The post Nayarit Congress votes to abolish fuero appeared first on Mexico News…
  18. The U.K. Pleads with Congress to Change an Outdated Privacy Law to Help Fight Terrorism

    Updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which governs law enforcement access to data, would also help U.S.…
  19. Young joins Afghanistan war skeptics in Congress

    Ktoo.org - Alaska (AK) 05.26 / 20:11 ktoo.org
    Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young wants to know why Americans are still fighting in Afghanistan. He has co-sponsored a bill that would end funding for the war in a year, unless the president and Congress affirm the need for…
  20. Tech giants urge Congress to revise foreign surveillance law

    Thehill.com - Technology 05.26 / 19:26 thehill.com
    A coalition of technology companies that includes Facebook, Google and Microsoft is asking Congress to make changes to a foreign surveillance law.In a Friday letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the …