Thursday, 13 December 2018
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Trump and Democratic leaders bicker publicly in Oval Office

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President Trump invited the two top Democrats in Congress to the Oval Office and told them he would shut down the government if he doesn't get funding for his promised border wall. The president allowed cameras to capture a 17-minute argument with Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi. Weijia Jiang reports.


Overcoming division: The friendship of Norman Mineta and Alan Simpson

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After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, approximately 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent were transported to concentration camps, including one at Heart Mountain in Wyoming, where young Norman Mineta, a Boy Scout, was sent with his family. There he met another Boy Scout from Wyoming, Alan Simpson, and the two forged a friendship that endures to this day, even after each has served in Congress on opposite sides of the aisle. Lee Cowan talks with Mineta and Simpson about the story of Heart Mountain, and the brightness of the human spirit that shone in their bond formed on opposite sides of a barbed wire fence.


"Jurassic Park," "The Shining," "My Fair Lady" among latest additions to National Film Registry

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Also tagged for preservation by the Library of Congress: "Brokeback Mountain," "Monterey Pop," Disney's "Cinderella" and, from 1898, the first on-screen kiss featuring African-Americans


Congress agrees on bill holding lawmakers financially liable in sexual harassment settlements

Added: 13.12.2018 2:09 | 12 views | 0 comments

House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a bill to overhaul the process for handling sexual misconduct allegations in Congress, which will make lawmakers, not taxpayers, financially liable for settlements.


Mike Pence Distancing Himself from Trump and Mueller Probe, Congressman Says

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President Trump insists he's not feeling any impeachment heat, but his Veep Mike Pence is in prepare-for-the-worst mode ... according to Congressman Gregory Meeks. We got the distinguished gentleman from NY on Capitol Hill and he tells us...


Deal on sex harassment claims in Congress forces lawmakers to pay out of their pockets

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The breakthrough came after the measure was stalled for months over disagreements between the House and Senate.

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Rural broadband gets potential boost as Congress passes farm bill

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The bill, which provides billions in subsidies to American farmers, will also pave the way for more-coordinated efforts among federal agencies to deploy broadband in hard to reach areas.

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Pelosi clears major hurdle in bid to be House Speaker, reaching a deal with Democratic rebels that includes stepping aside by 2022

Added: 13.12.2018 0:16 | 7 views | 0 comments

In a concession, the California congresswoman will support a three-term limit for the top three House Democratic leaders. That means she would step aside no later than 2022 as party leader. Insurgent Democrats have been seeking a generational change in leadership. Their expected backing could give Pelosi enough votes when the House elects a new […]

Senate Expected To Vote To End Military Support For Saudi Arabian War In Yemen

Added: 12.12.2018 23:49 | 14 views | 0 comments

In an historic rebuke to both Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution Wednesday evening demanding an end to U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia’s ongoing war in Yemen, National Public Radio reported. However, both critics and proponents say, the resolution remains a long way from being a done deal as both the House and President Donald Trump must ultimately sign off on it for the measure to become law, the report said. The House would have to pass the measure by year’s end, the website said, before Trump could sign it - something he is highly unlikely to do. The resolution draws on congressional authority spelled out in the 1973 War Powers Act –...

Congress approves bill allowing the killing of sea lions... to protect salmon

Added: 12.12.2018 22:17 | 3 views | 0 comments

Wildlife managers say sea lion populations have grown so large that they no longer need all the protections that were put in place for them in 1972.

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