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Grammys honor Keith Urban for being a 'fighter' for music education
For Keith Urban music education is personal: Having two daughters has inspired the four-time Grammy Award winner to fight for music education. Urban received the Recording Artists Coalition Award at the 2017 Grammys on The Hill for giving his time and resources to music education programs. Sens.
Government watchdog to review Mar-a-Lago cost and security
A top government watchdog plans to review security procedures at President Trump 's exclusive Mar-a-Lago club and whether the U.S. Treasury has received payments from profits at Trump's hotels, according to a letter released by congressional Democrats . In a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren ,
Supporters Tweet #LetLizSpeak After Elizabeth Warren Silenced on Senate Floor
Democrats rushed to Twitter on Wednesday in defense of Sen. Elizabeth Warren after Republicans rebuked her on the Senate floor Tuesday night for quoting 30-year-old criticisms of Jeff Sessions ahead of his confirmation vote to become U.S. attorney general. The Massachusetts senator had referenced
A Look at What the New Chemical Regulations Will Do
In a sweeping reform bill that could potentially impact everything from household cleaners to furniture and clothing, Congress has authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate tens of thousands of dangerous chemicals, including asbestos, chromium, BPA and formaldehyde. The bipartisan
Senators Introduce Legislation to Lift Cuba Travel Ban
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation today that would end the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba -– the first legislation to be introduced this year following President Obama’s executive action to start opening diplomatic relations with Cuba. “We’ve tried this current policy that
Cuba and US Announce New Chapter in Diplomatic Ties
President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announce move toward full relations.
Congress Comes Back
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CLIMATE PROGRESS: President Obama and President Xi Jinping announced new targets on climate change last night, ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ notes. The U.S. announced a new target to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by ...
The 7 Most Controversial Ads of Election 2014
Attack ads are among the oldest tools in the political playbook -- and 2014 has seen its share. Here are seven of the most controversial ads of 2014: 1. “Justice” Candidate: Wendy Davis, Democrat Race: Texas gubernatorial race In “Justice,” Democrat Wendy Davis uses a photo of an empty wheelchair
What Gwyneth Paltrow Has to Do With Saving the Senate for Democrats
Hollywood and politics go together like Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The close ties will be on full display tonight when Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow hosts President Obama at a star-studded DNC fundraiser and dinner at her Los Angeles home. Candidates of both parties might...
Deconstructing The Vote (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BY THE NUMBERS: Thirty-three Republicans voted in favor of the president’s plan to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS when the Senate voted yesterday, according to ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ. Nine Democrats and one independent opposed ...