What to Know in Washington: SCOTUS to Decide Trump Census Query

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was determined to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census—so determined that he committed a “veritable smorgasbord” of legal violations to get his way, according to a federal judge.

Technocrat | April 22, 2019: Feeling (In)Secure

When special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his long-awaited report last week, it became evident that America’s election security needs major improvements and they need to happen fast — before the 2020 presidential election. 

Pentagon Places a Call for 5G Technology Capabilities

The Department of Defense is seeking ideas on how industry might help the military quickly adopt and exploit 5G communications technology, which promises mobile data speed potentially 100 times faster than current 4G capabilities.

What to Know in Washington: Breaking Down the Mueller Report

President Donald Trump is at his Mar-a-Lago Resort in Florida today as Washington continues to digest Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report released yesterday.

Now-Legal Hemp Industry Needs FDA Stamp to Help Tap Big Market

Hemp farmers got a big win in the 2018 farm law, which legalized hemp as an agricultural product. Now, they’re facing another hurdle, as they await federal regulations on one of their best-selling items: hemp-derived CBD.

What to Know in Washington: Barr to Release Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr is set to release a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report today, and the document could leave everyone unsatisfied — President Donald Trump, lawmakers and the public.

HHS Recompetes $347 Million Cybersecurity Contract

The Health and Human Services Department is competing a follow-on contract worth as much as $347 million to continue implementing the federal employee and contractor identification, authentication, and cybersecurity standards outlined in the Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12). Proposals are due May 15.

What to Know in Washington: Bernie or Bust for Some 2020 Voters

Congressional Democrats yesterday issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and other banks to obtain long-sought documents indicating whether foreign nations tried to influence U.S. politics, signaling an escalation of their probes into Trump’s finances and any dealings with Russians.

Steve King Faces Well-Funded Primary Foe After Race Remarks

Rep. Steve King, who has provoked broad bipartisan criticism for his comments about race, will have to brace for a well-funded challenger from within his own party.

Collins Quadruples Election Fundraising Amid Kavanaugh Backlash

Susan Collins, whom Democrats have threatened to target for her some of her votes, is raising campaign money at a much faster pace than in her previous re-election bids.

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