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Lawmakers may be getting ready to leave Washington until September, but that doesnt mean the lobbying and the fight between TiVo and the cable industry over the so-called integration ban on cable set-top boxes has died down.
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The acting head of the National Transportation Safety Board voiced doubts in House testimony Thursday about a proposed bill that would end the Federal Aviation Administrations medical certification requirement for many general aviation pilots.
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Back in 1932, emus were overrunning Western Australia to the point of plague. The military was called in to help. The emus pwned the military, the subject of this weeks Throwback Thursday.
A Government Accountability Office report released on Tuesday examines states increasing reliance on taxes on health care providers to help cover Medicaid spending.
This year will be the first in which other renewable forms of generation produce more electricity than hydropower, the Energy Information Administration reports. Hydropower has provided a steady 20 to 30 billion kilowatt hours per month over the past decade, while the contribution from wind, solar, geothermal and other renewables has climbed from less than a third of that.
More stoned drivers on the road because of marijuana legalization could be a serious risk, at least according to some lawmakers.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., introduced a bill Thursday to provide a tax credit for costs of joining cybersecurity information sharing groups.
The venerable Congressional Research Service, which advises Congress on a wide-range of major policy issues, recently issued a report for lawmakers on last months Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, which struck down the health care overhaul laws contraceptive services coverage requirements on closely-held companies.
Companies that have energy innovations to peddle can benefit from groups with know-how that the Small Business Administration has organized and calls clusters, according to retired Rear Adm. Steven Smith, now director of the SBAs Office of Disaster Planning and Risk Management. The process has similarities to the ABC TV show Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to deep-pocketed moguls.
Over the past couple days, including again Thursday, Obama administration officials previewing next weeks U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit have been reinforcing the following message about a continent with a number of national security hotspots right now: The answer isnt just the military.
The House earlier this week quietly passed by voice vote a bill that would streamline the Food and Drug Administration application process for sunscreen ingredients. The measure sets a specific timetable to review applications.
For #ThrowbackThursday: Fifty years ago today, NASA got its first close pictures of the moon with its Ranger 7 spacecraft after several failed attempts.
Senators on Wednesday mulled the impact of a restriction in Medicare payment policies that has riled both hospitals and patients. When a Medicare patient stays in a hospital under observation status the person does not qualify for certain Medicare coverage in a subsequent stay in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility and may end up paying more in co-payments and drug costs.
Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., said Thursday that a House Intelligence Committee investigative report on Benghazi that the panel voted to approve reaches noncontroversial conclusions and that it should be declassified swiftly. Schiff serves on the Intelligence panel as well as the new Republican-created select committee investigating the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Libya.
Eliminating sewage is an energy-intensive process that is a key component of our modern lifestyle but rather than just processing it, groups and utilities are looking to make energy from what we flush down the toilet.