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New Illinois Law Allows Breweries to Sell Guest Beer and Cider in Taprooms

NEW ILLINOIS LAW ALLOWS BREWERIES TO SELL GUEST BEER AND CIDER IN TAPROOMS

A bill signed into law last weekend by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner will allow the state's breweries to purchase and sell guest beer...

New York City Council votes to cap licenses for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO CAP LICENSES FOR RIDE-HAILING SERVICES LIKE UBER AND LYFT

The New York City Council has approved legislation that will halt the issuing of new licenses for ride-hailing services like Uber and...

 
 
 
Maduro alleges 2 opposition leaders linked to drone attack

MADURO ALLEGES 2 OPPOSITION LEADERS LINKED TO DRONE ATTACK

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Nicolas Maduro has accused two opposition legislators of having roles in the drone attack that Venezuelan...

Trump shadow looms over elections in Ohio, Kansas

TRUMP SHADOW LOOMS OVER ELECTIONS IN OHIO, KANSAS

WESTERVILLE, Ohio - President Donald Trump's preferred congressional candidate - and his chief legislative achievement - are about...

 
 
 
Is camel milk the new super food or food safety roulette?

IS CAMEL MILK THE NEW SUPER FOOD OR FOOD SAFETY ROULETTE?

Photo illustration Behold the camel - giver of milk long known for its abundant supply of vitamins, proteins and minerals - and in...

Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency

DEFENSE BILL WOULD CURB CABINET CONTROL OF NUCLEAR AGENCY

WASHINGTON - The agency that supervises the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose direct Cabinet oversight under...

 
 
 
Legislative and regulatory solutions for halting the censorship of independent media

LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY SOLUTIONS FOR HALTING THE CENSORSHIP OF INDEPENDENT MEDIA

This is a partial reprinting of “The Censorship Master Plan Decoded,” available at this link. The Censorship Master Plan Decoded The...

California assemblyman gives in; road is now clear for California's net neutrality bill to pass

CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLYMAN GIVES IN; ROAD IS NOW CLEAR FOR CALIFORNIA'S NET NEUTRALITY BILL TO PASS

When we last checked in on SB 822, the California bill that proposed a legislative workaround to the FCC's dismantling of net neutrality,...

 
 
 
EU sends controversial internet copyright reforms back to the drawing board

EU SENDS CONTROVERSIAL INTERNET COPYRIGHT REFORMS BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

The European Union has rejected controversial legislation intended to reform online copyright. 318 MEPs voted against the draft law,...

Food safety might come up in handful of state ballot measures

FOOD SAFETY MIGHT COME UP IN HANDFUL OF STATE BALLOT MEASURES

State and local ballot issues involving food and agriculture sometimes push food safety onto the political stage. Not much of that...

 
 
 
Ohio Hopes To Set National Standard For Puppy Mill Regulations

OHIO HOPES TO SET NATIONAL STANDARD FOR PUPPY MILL REGULATIONS

A new law that will impose restrictions and regulations on puppy mills is headed for the desk of Ohio Governor John Kasich. The legislation,...

'God is a racist and a white supremacist': GOP pulls support for candidate after website surfaces

'GOD IS A RACIST AND A WHITE SUPREMACIST': GOP PULLS SUPPORT FOR CANDIDATE AFTER WEBSITE SURFACES

The North Carolina Republican Party has withdrawn support from a state legislative nominee after a website connected to him said God...

 
 
 
Trump takes softer approach to restricting Chinese investment, backs bipartisan legislation expanding reviews

TRUMP TAKES SOFTER APPROACH TO RESTRICTING CHINESE INVESTMENT, BACKS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION EXPANDING REVIEWS

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has opted for a softer approach to restricting Chinese investment in sensitive U.S. technologies,...

 
 
 
House Republicans Face Another Week Of Fighting Over Immigration

HOUSE REPUBLICANS FACE ANOTHER WEEK OF FIGHTING OVER IMMIGRATION

President Trump's mixed messages on immigration are making it difficult for Republicans on Capitol Hill to coalesce around legislation....

US lawmakers warn Google on Huawei partnership

US LAWMAKERS WARN GOOGLE ON HUAWEI PARTNERSHIP

Google has defended its research activities with Huawei following criticism from a number of US legislators. Huawei is effectively...

 
 
 
California legislators stealthily ‘eviscerate' state's net neutrality bill

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATORS STEALTHILY ‘EVISCERATE' STATE'S NET NEUTRALITY BILL

A group of legislators in California have sneakily but comprehensively “eviscerated” the state's imminent net neutrality bill, removing...

Trump Signs Off On Plan To End His Family Separation Policy

TRUMP SIGNS OFF ON PLAN TO END HIS FAMILY SEPARATION POLICY

The president's action came after he tweeted Wednesday morning that he was “working on something” to “pass good immigration legislation.”

 
 
 
Ryan says House close to voting on bill to keep immigrant families together

RYAN SAYS HOUSE CLOSE TO VOTING ON BILL TO KEEP IMMIGRANT FAMILIES TOGETHER

Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that the House will vote Thursday on legislation to keep immigrant families together. “Under this...

‘A historic vote': Senate passes marijuana bill, clearing way for legalization

‘A HISTORIC VOTE': SENATE PASSES MARIJUANA BILL, CLEARING WAY FOR LEGALIZATION

The Senate has cleared the way for pot to become legal across Canada. Senators voted Tuesday night to pass the government's legislation...