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The House astrobiology hearing: remarkable or mostly harmless?
On Wednesday, the full House Science Committee held a hearing on "Astrobiology: Search for Biosignatures in our Solar System and Beyond."
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Patent Reform Bill Creates Strange Bedfellows in the House
The House passed a patent reform bill, called the Innovation Act, with a strong bipartisan majority of 325 to 91 .
Tea Party members working on plan to dismember Pakistan, free Balochistan
Steve King with Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Daud Ahmadzai and Hyrbyair Marri, chief of the Baloch Liberation Army, in London on September 22, 2013.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Oregon delegation supports bill to curb 'patent trolls'
Oregon's five representatives in the U.S. House voted to pass a bill that supporters say would discourage frivolous patent lawsuits that drain money and time from businesses.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
House passes bill aimed at curbing patent troll lawsuits
The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday intended to discourage frivolous patent lawsuits brought by patent holders with hopes of large settlements.
UPDATE 2-U.S. House passes tech backed bill to rein in 'patent trolls'
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill aimed at reining in "patent trolls," companies that buy or license patents from others, then extract licensing fees or file infringement lawsuits viewed by many as frivolous.
House votes to thwart 'patent trolls'
The House passed legislation on Thursday aimed at discouraging frivolous patent lawsuits, which supporters of the bill say are draining money and time from companies that might otherwise be used to create jobs.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Google-Backed Bill Poised for House Vote
The U.S. House is poised to vote as soon as tomorrow on legislation supported by Google Inc. that could make it more expensive for patent owners to defend their intellectual property.
National Review Online
Dana Rohrabacher: Read the Patent Bill
In their Wednesday NRO piece , "Restore the Founders' Patent System," my esteemed colleagues Representative Bob Goodlatte and Senator Mike Lee spent their first four paragraphs dishing out the boilerplate about the high importance the Founders placed on protecting our most innovative citizens, while touting their constitutional responsibility to ... (more)
House bill would bash Tehran deal
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Tue Dec 03, 2013
House group wants patent reform vote to wait until 2014
In a letter on Monday, Democratic Reps. John Conyers and Mel Watt as well as Republican Reps.
Democrats AND Republicans Wage War On Technological Innovation
You might have thought a gun-shy Congress wouldn't legislate sweeping reform efforts that will backfire on the whole economy.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
The Orange County Register
Stone menorah enriches symbolism at Fashion Island
That Hanukkah converged with Thanksgiving this year makes the annual "Jewish Festival of Lights" much more symbolic and important, Rabbi Reuven Mintz of the Chabad Jewish Center of Newport Beach said Sunday.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Parents Of Daughters Lean Republican, Study Shows
Parents who have only daughters , or whose first-born is a girl, are more likely to support the GOP.
The Town Talk
Another View: Let states experiment with drug laws
Uncharacteristically for legislation before Congress, the law's name means exactly what it says.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
South Carolina Senate Candidate Details Immigration Plan:...
Ten months after the Republican Party released an election autopsy report and pledged to adopt a more welcoming tone towards minorities and immigrants, the GOP is still have ongoing problems with its base's anti-immigrant sentiments.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
The Issue: Should marijuana be regulated like alcohol?
A domino effect driven by more available information is expanding acceptance of and support for reform of U.S. marijuana policy -- whether for medical or adult recreational use.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
States salivating for Boeing 777X feast
A week after union Machinists at Boeing rejected a contract that would have guaranteed the 777X be built in Washington, the aerospace giant has talked to at least a half-dozen states about the future plane.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Five Things to Know About Dana Rohrabacher's Reelection Campaign
COSTA MESA Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Huntington Beach, kicked off his 2014 election campaign on Sunday, vying for a 14th term in Congress.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Seventy-Seven Percent Of The Republicans At Today's Climate Hearing Are Climate Deniers
Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy will testify before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Thursday morning, whose members plan to grill her about strengthening the agency's transparency and accountability.