The Huffington Post
Deal or No Deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Congress Weighs in
The U.S. Trade Representative and trade ministers from the 11 other nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement have just left for their weekend meeting in Singapore, where they hope to be able to announce that a final deal on the controversial trade pact has been reached.
Accusations Dog Russian Copter Deal
U.S. military officials insisted a top-secret Pentagon study proved the need to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan's security forces.
Abbreviated pundit roundup: Kerry outshining Clinton? Obama missing key point? Protecting Santa?
But there's a crucial dimension the president left out: the revival, since the mid-1970s, of the laissez-faire ideology that prevailed in the Gilded Age, roughly the 1870s through the 1910s.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Women's, retiree groups ask voters to take sequester remedy action on Dec. 12
FBI Director James Comey participates in a ceremonial swearing-in, officiated by Judge John Walker , as U.S. President Barack Obama looks on at the FBI Headquarters October 28, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
'Prayer Wave' Led By Pope Francis To End Hunger Begins On December 10, Human Rights Day
On Dec. 10th, 2013, Pope Francis is inviting the world to join him in a global wave of prayer to end world hunger that will begin at noon in Tonga, progressing around the world until reaching American Samoa 24 hours and 164 countries later.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Don't Rush into a TPP Deal in Singapore
They Vow to Block Any Pact Without Enforceable Labor and Environmental Standards, Currency Disciplines or that Includes Patent or Copyright Extensions Senior Democratic members of Congress said Thursday the still-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact is dead on arrival in Congress if it doesn't meet their demands to protect American workers ... (more)
Rough ride for US-Russia helicopter deal
To outfit Afghanistan's security forces with new helicopters, the Pentagon bypassed U.S. companies and turned instead to Moscow for dozens of Russian Mi-17 rotorcraft at a cost of more than $1 billion.
New Haven Independent
Obamacare Shop Hopping
Obamacare may be flopping nationally, but business is quietly booming in a health care exchange storefront at 55 Church St., where 50 people have been signing up per day.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Jubilee USA: Representatives Doggett and DeLauro Introduce...
December 5 - Congressman Lloyd Doggett and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro today introduced the Sequester Delay and Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act, a bill that would end sequestration and curb corporate use of offshore tax havens.
Democrats in Congress remind Obama they'll have final say on Pacific trade deal
U.S. negotiators hope to do just that as they head to Singapore to begin more talks on Saturday, seeking to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as the TPP, a pact with 11 other countries that would set new trade rules in the Pacific Rim.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Huffington Post
House Democrats Bring 3 Women In To Shape Party Policy
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday that three congresswomen have taken on new positions in the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, a group that guides party leaders on policy decisions and assigns members to committees.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Silicon Alley Insider
The 13 Worst-Dressed US Politicians
From Rep. Alan Grayson's tacky printed ties to everything worn by Rosa DeLauro , the U.S. political scene is pretty much a wardrobe disaster zone.
Number of toy recalls down, but hazards remain
The NEWS10 ABC Coats For Kids program is your opportunity to help a local kid stay warm this winter.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Six 'Knockout' Attacks in New Haven, Connecticut
Six 'knockout' style attacks took place in New Haven, Connecticut over two days this past week, according to local police.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Bulk Mixers Of Prescribed Drugs Get More Scrutiny
Congress is taking a half step toward increasing federal oversight of so-called compounding pharmacies that custom mix medications in bulk, a year after a meningitis outbreak from contaminated steroid pain injections killed at least 64 people and sickened hundreds more.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Voice of America
Amid Turmoil, US House Votes to Alter Health Care Law
Polls show that President Barack Obama's credibility has taken a hit because of promises he made concerning his landmark health care reform act.
In These Times
Trans-Pacific Partnership Opponents Score Major Victory
'If they're going to negotiate it [with little congressional input], then we should have that ability to have the proper review,' says Rep. Mark Pocan.
House approves bill to allow people to keep insurance
The U.S. House approved, in a 261-157 vote Friday, a GOP proposal to allow insurers to continue offering health care plans to new and existing customers through next year, even if the plans do not meet new federal requirements.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
HOH: Italian Envoy Drops by CVC for Lunch
Italian-American members of Congress broke bread with Claudio Bisogniero, Italy's ambassador to the United States, on Thursday at a Capitol Visitor Center lunch.
Of these countries that won seats on the U.N. Human Rights Council this week, which one looks most ridiculous on the list?
It all started when, this morning, JP Morgan tweeted this out: Tomorrow at 1pm ET $JPM Vice Chairman Jimmy Lee takes over @JPMorgan to answer your questions for 1 hour.