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Alaska governor picks Schulte for marijuana board

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has brought a marijuana advocate back to the board that regulates Alaska’s legal cannabis industry, a shift from an earlier appointment of a skeptic who was..
Seattle Times - Published

African asylum seekers in Israel put on an all too familiar theater of the absurd

In a new play that Haaretz's social-affairs reporter helped create, the five migrants represent lawmakers generally keen to deport them – and even the leftist gets lampooned
Haaretz - Published

Videos for Lawmakers

State lawmakers hold hearings on flood impact [Video]State lawmakers hold hearings on flood impact

State lawmakers held Senate hearings today on the projected economic impact of flooding along the Mississippi River.

Credit: WAPT     Duration: 01:52Published

Ald. Johnson's son scared in own neighborhood after car shot [Video]Ald. Johnson's son scared in own neighborhood after car shot

According to Johnson, the casings landed on his property and the trunk of his car was hit. No one was physically hurt, but he's already seeing the impacts on his family, especially his 9-year-old son.

Credit: TODAY’S TMJ4     Duration: 02:06Published

Lawmakers discuss flooding impact [Video]Lawmakers discuss flooding impact

The flood waters have receeded but emergency responders say they are only just beginning to grasp the impact of the Great Flood of 2019.

Credit: WAPT     Duration: 01:42Published

Lawmakers To Visit ICE Detention Center [Video]Lawmakers To Visit ICE Detention Center

Today members of Congress from our area will visit an ICE detention center in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Credit: CBS 2 New York     Duration: 00:15Published

Kendrick Castillo's Dad, John, Testifies In Front Colorado Lawmakers [Video]Kendrick Castillo's Dad, John, Testifies In Front Colorado Lawmakers

John Castillo said he wished he was at the state capitol building with his wife and son, Kendrick, touring the capitol, not testifying in memory of his son.

Credit: CBS 4 Denver     Duration: 02:39Published

Trump still reviewing plans for foreign aid cuts [Video]Trump still reviewing plans for foreign aid cuts

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is considering billions of dollars in foreign aid cuts and would decide on the proposal - which faces strong opposition in Congress - within days. Nathan..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

New NY License Plate Plan Sparks Outrage [Video]New NY License Plate Plan Sparks Outrage

Drivers and lawmakers are furious that Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York drivers to pay for new plates whether they need them or not; CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer has more.

Credit: CBS 2 New York     Duration: 02:40Published

Group stresses importance of Chesapeake Bay health [Video]Group stresses importance of Chesapeake Bay health

Group stresses importance of Chesapeake Bay health.

Credit: ABC 2 News WMAR     Duration: 02:21Published

Netanyahu took 'page out of Trump's book' - Tlaib [Video]Netanyahu took 'page out of Trump's book' - Tlaib

Democratic Muslim-American congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar told reporters in Minnesota on Monday that Israel's move to restrict their travel in the region pits Muslim and Jewish people..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Two Md. Democrats To Join Baltimore County Executive's Staff [Video]Two Md. Democrats To Join Baltimore County Executive's Staff

Two Maryland lawmakers are leaving the House of Delegates to join the staff of Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski.

Credit: WJZ Baltimore     Duration: 00:34Published

Suffolk Lawmakers Clash Over Teleconferencing For Committee Meetings [Video]Suffolk Lawmakers Clash Over Teleconferencing For Committee Meetings

Should elected officials be allowed to teleconference when it comes to governing? It's a question Suffolk lawmakers are grappling with; CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.

Credit: CBS 2 New York     Duration: 02:01Published

Philadelphia Mayor Vows Action On Guns, But State Laws May Block Him [Video]Philadelphia Mayor Vows Action On Guns, But State Laws May Block Him

Mayor Jim Kenney says if federal and state lawmakers won't pass gun restrictions, he will. But Pennsylvania law may stop him.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 03:07Published

MTA To Go With Paperless Bus Schedules [Video]MTA To Go With Paperless Bus Schedules

The MTA plans on removing arrival schedules from bus stops, a move that has some Queens lawmakers upset. CBSN New York's John Dias reports

Credit: CBS 2 New York     Duration: 01:31Published

Johnson, Corbyn sing different tunes on Brexit [Video]Johnson, Corbyn sing different tunes on Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday (August 19) called on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit, cautioning that the United Kingdom would be ready to leave the European Union without a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

'We have to shut down white supremacy': O'Rourke [Video]'We have to shut down white supremacy': O'Rourke

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Sunday told people at a town hall in Tulsa, Oklahoma that it was 'not enough to not to be racist', but the country had to be 'anti-racist'. Rough Cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:43Published

Public hearing on police use of force [Video]Public hearing on police use of force

Activists and citizens gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas to discuss use of force by police.

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas     Duration: 17:45Published

Google cuts some Android data for carriers over privacy concerns [Video]Google cuts some Android data for carriers over privacy concerns

Alphabet Inc’s Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, because of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Report: States Shouldn't Bank On Marijuana Tax Revenue [Video]Report: States Shouldn't Bank On Marijuana Tax Revenue

A new report warns state lawmakers considering legalizing weed that tax revenue is unpredictable and to budget wisely.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 03:19Published

Sen. Graham talks potential future gun laws part 1 [Video]Sen. Graham talks potential future gun laws part 1

The South Carolina senator joined Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" to talk about recent mass shootings and how lawmakers are going to respond.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 02:28Published

Sen. Graham talks potential future gun laws part 2 [Video]Sen. Graham talks potential future gun laws part 2

The South Carolina senator joined Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" to talk about recent mass shootings and how lawmakers are planning to respond.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:35Published

Facial Recognition Failure [Video]Facial Recognition Failure

26 lawmakers were falsely identified as criminals when their photos were compared with mug shots of people that were arrested.

Credit: CBS 13 Sacramento     Duration: 02:20Published

'This Is A Critical Moment In History' | Gun Safety Advocates Rally In Baltimore, Urge Lawmakers To Pass Gun Legislation [Video]'This Is A Critical Moment In History' | Gun Safety Advocates Rally In Baltimore, Urge Lawmakers To Pass Gun Legislation

The Maryland Chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action are part of a nationwide demonstration aimed at getting the U.S. Senate to pass gun legislation.

Credit: WJZ Baltimore     Duration: 01:46Published

Lawmakers taking Tucson mail delays to federal government [Video]Lawmakers taking Tucson mail delays to federal government

The two state senators as well as seven representatives wrote a letter to congressional leaders relating to mail delivery delays in Arizona.

Credit: KGUN, Tucson, AZ     Duration: 00:26Published

Portage, Ind. Police Union To Auction AR-15 [Video]Portage, Ind. Police Union To Auction AR-15

The local FOP lodge in Portage, Indiana is planning to auction an assault rifle, and some residents and lawmakers are not pleased. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.

Credit: CBS 2 Chicago     Duration: 02:28Published

Gov. Tom Wolf Signs New Gun Executive Order [Video]Gov. Tom Wolf Signs New Gun Executive Order

Gov. Wolf announces efforts to end gun violence days after six Philadelphia officers were shot. He said he will no longer wait for federal or state lawmakers to act; KDKA's Jon Delano reports.

Credit: KDKA CBS 2 Pittsburgh     Duration: 02:24Published

 

Trump scraps plan to push for foreign aid cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has scrapped an effort to cut some $4 billion in foreign aid that lawmakers had already approved. That’s according to a senior administration official and a..
Seattle Times - Published

Trump drops bid to slash foreign aid after Congress objects

The White House will not move forward with plans to cut billions of dollars in foreign aid, U.S. officials said on Thursday, after an outcry from Congress about what was seen as an attempt to sidestep..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

White House backs off plan to cut foreign aid: source

The White House will not move forward with plans to cut billions of dollars in foreign aid, a source familiar with the decision told Reuters on Thursday, after an outcry from lawmakers about what they..
Reuters - Published

McConnell Tries To Sway Democrats Against Changing Senate Rules On Filibuster

mcconnell tries to sway democrats against changing senate rules on filibuster
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell published an op-ed in the New York Times on Thursday which defended the use of the legislative filibuster, the 60-vote threshold that many Democratic lawmakers..
WorldNews - Published

Texas governor meets with tech officials about quelling hate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is meeting in Austin with officials from Google, Twitter and Facebook to discuss ways of combatting extremism in light of the recent mass shooting in El..
SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Brussels extends timescale for banks to make bad loan provisions

Regulator gives lenders more time to set aside funds after backlash from lawmakers
FT.com - Published

Wisconsin governor calls GOP concerns over gun bills ‘BS’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says Republican concerns over a pair of gun control bills he’s pushing is “BS” and he’s thinking about forcing lawmakers into a..
Seattle Times - Published

Florida Education Officials Seek More Money For School Safety Measures

Florida education officials on Wednesday called on state lawmakers to boost spending on mental health services and armed security in schools, showing a continued focus on safety more than a year after..
cbs4.com - Published

Somalia's Jubaland region re-elects Ahmed Mohamed as president

Ahmed won more than two-thirds of the votes cast by the semi-autonomous region's lawmakers in the port city of Kismayu.
Al Jazeera - Published

NC lawmakers drop controversial rate measure backed by Duke Energy

The N.C. House on Wednesday gave up trying to pass a controversial measure supported by Duke Energy Corp. that would allow utilities to propose multi-year rate plans with annual increases and instead..
bizjournals - Published

Kosovo lawmakers dissolve parliament, open way to election

kosovo lawmakers dissolve parliament, open way to election
Kosovo is headed for a snap election after its lawmakers voted to dissolve the national assembly. Previously, Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj resigned to face an inquiry over war crimes. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Deutsche WelleReuters IndiaReuters

Protesters Confront Congressmen Visiting NJ ICE Facility: 'What Are You Doing To Shut This Place Down?'

protesters confront congressmen visiting nj ice facility: 'what are you doing to shut this place down?'
Four Democratic congressmen touring an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Elizabeth, N.J. on Wednesday were confronted by frustrated protesters accusing the lawmakers of..
Gothamist - Published

Don't trust Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, boffins warn: Zuck & Co know that hash is king

don't trust facebook's libra cryptocurrency, boffins warn: zuck & co know that hash is king
It's not about the money, it's about the identifiers Analysis Facebook's proposed digital currency Libra , and its accompanying digital wallet Calibra, should be scrutinized not only by financial..
WorldNews - Published

Report: 2 Iranian lawmakers arrested for ‘disrupting’ market

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency says two lawmakers have been arrested for unspecified actions described as “disrupting” the country’s car market. The report says the..
Seattle Times - Published

Bringing up baby: New Zealand speaker makes parliament more parent-friendly

As New Zealand lawmakers vigorously debated fuel prices in parliament this week, speaker Trevor Mallard called for order while feeding baby Tūtānekai his bottle.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

New Zealand speaker feeds colleague's baby during debate in Parliament

As New Zealand lawmakers vigorously debated fuel prices in parliament this week, speaker Trevor Mallard called for order while feeding baby Tutanekai his bottle. 
Zee News - Published

USD1.6 billion budget approved by Sudan

(MENAFN)South Sudan has finally passed the USD1.6 billion fiscal budget after delaying it earlier because of failure to pay salaries of civil servants.Lawmakers decided to pass the...
MENAFN.com - Published

New Zealand lawmakers urged to drop restrictions on Africa, Middle East refugees

Human rights advocates urged New Zealand lawmakers on Wednesday to drop restrictions on the intake of Middle Eastern and African refugees, saying the policy undermines the character of a nation praised..
Reuters India - Published

US urged to attach conditions to Israel economic aid

Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, one of the American lawmakers who recently got barred from entering Israel, has urged the US government to set conditions on economic and..
Sify - Published

Karnataka's BJP ministry expanded with 17 ministers

Karnataka's over three-week-old BJP ministry was expanded on Tuesday with the induction of 17 legislators, including one Independent, as Cabinet ministers at a simple ceremony in Bengaluru. "State..
Mid-Day - Published

For Donald Trump, appeals to white fears about race may be a tougher sell in 2020: Report

The analysis comes amid widespread criticism of Trump`s racially charged comments about four minority women lawmakers and the fallout from a mass shooting of Hispanics in El Paso, Texas, that many..
Zee News - Published

US lawmakers lash out against Israel's move to block Congresswomen

*Washington:* US lawmakers blasted an Israeli move to block the visit of two American Democratic Congresswomen following President Donald Trump's tweet. Israel's Interior Ministry reportedly announced..
Mid-Day - Published

Democratic and Republican lawmakers back $8 billion F-16 sale to Taiwan

Congress should move quickly with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the self-ruled island faces pressure from China's increased military presence in the region, leading U.S...
Reuters India - Published

Senator Graham, close Trump ally, joins opponents to planned U.S. foreign aid cuts

Senator Lindsey Graham and Representative Hal Rogers urged President Donald Trump on Friday to drop planned "sweeping and indiscriminate" foreign aid cuts, joining a chorus of lawmakers opposing what..
Reuters India - Published

Veteran UK politicians asked to lead potential anti-Brexit government

Veteran British lawmakers from the ruling Conservative and opposition Labour parties have both said they would be willing to lead an emergency government to halt a no-deal Brexit, the leader of the..
Reuters India - Published

UK lawmakers opposed to Labour plan should consider no-deal Brexit threat: Corbyn

The leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said lawmakers who oppose his proposal to lead an emergency government should consider the threat posed to Britain by a no-deal exit from the..
Reuters India - Published

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