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  1. INSIDE WASHINGTON: Secrecy in lawmaking hardly new

    SFgate.com-Politics 06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com
    [...] it's not uncommon for either party to draft bills or resolve stubborn final hurdles behind closed doors, foregoing the step-by-step, civics-book version of how Congress works. While Democrats reached out to Republicans, held scores of committee hearings and staged many days of debate on that legislation in 2009 and 2010, they also resorted to private meetings to reach agreements that clinched its approval. Lacking the votes to block this year's GOP effort, Democrats are looking to…
  2. Jared Kushner speaks in public. And Washington takes notice.

    SFgate.com-Politics 06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com
    In a White House full of loud voices, the powerful senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump tends to keep his mouth shut. The slim, stylish former real estate executive addressed the crowd in a soft but confident tenor, revealing the New York influences around his vowels. While his public speaking has been limited at best, Kushner has been busy with an expansive policy portfolio, charged with modernizing government and leading an effort to broker a peace agreement between…
  3. Jared Kushner speaks in public. And Washington takes notice.

    SeattleTimes-World 06.19 / 22:12 seattletimes.com
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner spoke in public on Monday. And that alone counted as news. In a White House full of loud voices, the powerful senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump tends to keep his mouth shut. He shuns televised interviews, avoids public speeches and rarely addresses a meeting when cameras are […
  4. Jared Kushner speaks in public. And Washington takes notice.

    Lethbridgeherald.com - World 06.19 / 22:09 lethbridgeherald.com
    WASHINGTON – Jared Kushner spoke in public on Monday. And that alone counted as news. In a White House full of loud voices, the powerful senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump tends to keep his mouth shut. He shuns televised interviews, avoids public speeches and rarely addresses a meeting when cameras are rolling, The post Jared Kushner speaks in public. And Washington takes notice. appeared first on The Lethbridge Herald - News and Sports from around…
  5. Lambda Legal announces new hire for Washington, DC legal team

    Lgbtweekly.com - Media 06.19 / 22:07 lgbtweekly.com
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Lambda Legal announced the hiring of Sasha Buchert, who will join the organization’s Washington, DC office as a Staff Attorney. Prior to joining Lambda, Buchert was a staff attorney and policy counsel at the Transgender Law Center. Buchert is the second hire for Lambda Legal in the nation’s capital, and will [R…
  6. INSIDE WASHINGTON: Secrecy in lawmaking hardly new

    Media.wben.com - Buffalo 06.19 / 22:07 media.wben.com
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican effort to secretly craft a health care bill and whisk it through the Senate is drawing fire from members of both parties. But it's not uncommon for either party to draft bills or resolve stubborn final hurdles behind closed doors, foregoing the step-by-step,…
  7. Health insurers propose 2018 rate increase in Washington

    Myfoxspokane.com - Washington (WA) 06.19 / 21:44 myfoxspokane.com
    State officials say that health insurers have proposed rate changes for next year that…
  8. School Street From Washington To Bow Will Be Closed Thursday

    Belmontonian.com - Belmontonian 06.19 / 21:43 belmontonian.com
    Photo: School Street from Washington to Bow will be closed Thursday. On Thursday, June 22, E.H. Perkins will begin road construction on School Street between Bow Road and Washington Street. Road closures and delays are expected during construction hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. While that stretch of School Street includes the Burbank Elementary…
  9. Qatari FM to go to Washington to discuss Gulf rift, impact on terrorism fight

    Thestar.com.my - World 06.19 / 21:14 thestar.com.my
    DOHA (Reuters) - Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Monday that he plans to travel to the United States next week to discuss the impact of a rift with Gulf Arab states on its economy and on the fight against…
  10. The Washington Redskins Just Got Legal Help From A Rock Band

    Newsy.com - Politics 06.19 / 20:41 newsy.com
    Watch VideoThe Washington Redskins didn't bring the latest trademark case to the Supreme Court, but a new ruling could still help the NFL team.On Monday, the high court struck down the Lanham Act, a law that's prohibited trademarks from being awarded to certain entities because of terms that people might deem disparaging.The Redskins lost their trademark a couple years ago because of that very act. Now, thanks to a rock band, the team may be able to get it back.A group…
  11. The Washington Redskins Just Got Legal Help From A Rock Band

    Newsy.com - All Sports 06.19 / 20:40 newsy.com
    Watch VideoThe Washington Redskins didn't bring the latest trademark case to the Supreme Court, but a new ruling could still help the NFL team.On Monday, the high court struck down the Lanham Act, a law that's prohibited trademarks from being awarded to certain entities because of terms that people might deem disparaging.The Redskins lost their trademark a couple years ago because of that very act. Now, thanks to a rock band, the team may be able to get it back.A group of Asian-American mus…
  12. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard meets with policy-makers in Washington, D.C.

    Local2.ca - Ontario 06.19 / 20:30 local2.ca
    WASHINGTON — Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard expressed cautious optimism after a discussion with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday about various trade-related i…
  13. Health insurers propose 2018 rate increase in Washington

    SFgate.com-National 06.19 / 20:20 sfgate.com
    The insurance commissioner's office said that 11 health insurers filed 71 health plans for the state's individual and family health insurance market. [...] insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler announced Monday afternoon that after he reached out to various insurance companies, Premera Blue Cross decided to offer two individual health plans to consumers in Grays Harbor…
  14. The best brewery to open in Washington state this year is finally here

    SeattleTimes-Restaurants 06.19 / 20:19 seattletimes.com
    The acclaimed Melvin Brewing, which has a large Seattle following, opens a brewpub in…
  15. Pro-Obamacare activists from Ohio traveling to Washington to force public town hall with Sen. Rob Portman

    Blog.cleveland.com - Ohio (OH) 06.19 / 20:14 blog.cleveland.com
    A confrontation and sit-in outside Sen. Rob Portman's office looks likely unless the Ohio Republican agrees to a town hall meeting on…
  16. Q&A with Kathi Kromer, ALA Washington Office Associate Executive Director

    Lj.libraryjournal.com - Books 06.19 / 19:41 lj.libraryjournal.com
    On June 5, Kathi Kromer stepped into the role of associate executive director of the American Library Association (ALA)’s Washington Office, succeeding Emily Sheketoff, who led the Washington Office for more than 17 years and retired on May 1…
  17. Washington granted REAL ID extension through Oct. 10

    Washington state has been granted another temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards. The federal government informed the state last week that … Click to Continue…
  18. Health-plan rates in Washington state’s individual market could go up an average of 22%

    Seattletimes.com-WA 06.19 / 19:25 seattletimes.com
    Health-insurance rates in Washington’s individual market would increase an average of 22 percent based on filings under review by state officials. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler blamed part of the increase on uncertainty about Obamacare’s fut…
  19. Maryland lawmakers call for overhaul of Washington Metro governance, funding

    Baltimoresun.com - Maryland 06.19 / 19:24 www.baltimoresun.com
    A group of Maryland lawmakers has proposed an overhaul of the Washington-area subway system that would give the struggling rail network the dedicated funding its leaders say it needs. The lawmakers are calling for a radical restructuring of the Metro system's board of directors. Their…
  20. Argentina’s Estefania Banini rejoins NWSL’s Washington Spirit

    Washingtonpost-Soccer 06.19 / 19:20 washingtonpost.com
    Estefania Banini, a nuanced Argentine attacker who led the Washington Spirit in scoring during a run to the National Women’s Soccer League final last year, will rejoin the struggling club after spending the past season with Spanish side Valencia. She’ll become eligible to play when her visa and international transfer certificate are finalized, a process…