Safety Net Sought for Students in Limbo After School Closures

Anita Trevino, a mother of two working full time as a phlebotomist, was five months away from getting her associate’s degree at Brightwood College in Salida, Calif. She’d racked up $44,000 in debt, but was sure it would be worth it when the degree helped her get a better-paying job.

Shuster and Crowley Join Top Lobbying Firm Squire Patton Boggs(1)

Former Reps. Bill Shuster and Joe Crowley have joined law and lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs, the firm announced Tuesday morning. They join the firm’s public policy practice, which is led by former Sens. John Breaux (D-La.) and Trent Lott (R-Miss.).


What to Know in Washington: Sanders Joins Growing 2020 Field

Sanders starts a presidential bid with a long list of potential advantages, not least of which include a massive email list of supporters, a proven track record of small-dollar fundraising, and veteran aides who three years ago helped chart a path to victory in key states like New Hampshire


A Conversation with Bruce Mehlman on “Permissionlessness”

Smart observers have pointed out that the internet age has enabled, with relatively little friction, new business model creation that better serves the day-to-day needs of three billion individuals worldwide. These new businesses are capable of unseating incumbents and avoiding regulatory quagmires while building successful enterprises in record speeds and with incredible efficiency.


Border Spending, Attorney General Move Through Congress (Video)

Congress cleared a sweeping spending bill this week to fund through September nine federal government departments, including the Department of Homeland Security and $1.4 billion for new border fencing demanded by President Donald Trump.


Technocrat | February 15, 2019: Show Me the (AI) Money!

Before we dive into the news, let’s bid farewell to Opportunity, one of two NASA rovers sent to Mars in 2004. During its 15 years of exploration, the rover sent some impressive images from the Red Planet, and this slideshow captures the magnitude of that journey.


What to Know in Washington: Trump to Invoke Power to Build Wall

Trump plans to unilaterally shift about $7 billion in federal resources to construct physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, a White House official said, a maneuver sure to provoke a legal challenge.


What to Know in Washington: Border Spending Deal Set for Votes

Republicans and Democrats in Congress unveiled spending legislation that would avoid a government shutdown through September while giving President Donald Trump only a fraction of the money he wants for a border wall — if he’s willing to sign it.


Expedite Lab-Grown Meat Rules, Appropriators Instruct USDA, FDA

A regulatory plan for the oversight of meat grown in petri dishes needs to be written soon, appropriators told the Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration, in a provision in the new congressional spending deal.


Futuristic Washington-to-NYC Train Gets Boost in Spending Bill

Congress is poised to vote today on spending legislation that would provide $86.5 billion for transportation projects, including a $10 million downpayment for a high speed, magnetic levitation train between Washington and Baltimore that could eventually extend to New York City.

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