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Tim Cook calls on FTC to establish ‘data-broker clearinghouse' in TIME Magazine op-ed

TIM COOK CALLS ON FTC TO ESTABLISH ‘DATA-BROKER CLEARINGHOUSE' IN TIME MAGAZINE OP-ED

Apple CEO Tim Cook this morning has penned a column in TIME Magazine in which he calls for the U.S. Congress to pass “comprehensive...

D.C. Brewery Sues Government Over Inability to Sell Beer Because of Shutdown

D.C. BREWERY SUES GOVERNMENT OVER INABILITY TO SELL BEER BECAUSE OF SHUTDOWN

Washington, D.C.'s Atlas Brew Works is suing the federal government over the inability to sell one of its beers as a result of the...

 
 
 
MPs produce legislation for holding a Brexit referendum in the next few months

MPS PRODUCE LEGISLATION FOR HOLDING A BREXIT REFERENDUM IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS

REUTERS/Simon Dawson Cross-party group of MPs publish draft legislation for holding a Brexit referendum before the end of May. MPs...

Isakson signs onto bill aimed at preventing government shutdowns

ISAKSON SIGNS ONTO BILL AIMED AT PREVENTING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS

With the partial federal government shutdown into a record 21st day, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia and some Republican colleagues...

 
 
 
The curious excuses House Republicans are giving for refusing to end Trump's shutdown

THE CURIOUS EXCUSES HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE GIVING FOR REFUSING TO END TRUMP'S SHUTDOWN

House Republicans are offering a series of strange justifications for refusing to join their Democratic colleagues in supporting legislation...

Congressman introduces '420' legislation, proposes marijuana be regulated like alcohol

CONGRESSMAN INTRODUCES '420' LEGISLATION, PROPOSES MARIJUANA BE REGULATED LIKE ALCOHOL

The bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list and establish a nationally regulated industry.

 
 
 
White House Threatens to Veto Standalone Bills to Fund Gov't: Legislation Without Border Agreement ‘Unacceptable'

WHITE HOUSE THREATENS TO VETO STANDALONE BILLS TO FUND GOV'T: LEGISLATION WITHOUT BORDER AGREEMENT ‘UNACCEPTABLE'

The White House is threatening to veto four spending bills which were passed by the House - saying that President Donald Trump will...

Sustainable Fisheries Management in the Legislative Crosshairs

SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT IN THE LEGISLATIVE CROSSHAIRS

When Jeff Farvour got serious about fishing 23 years ago, he chose picturesque Sitka, Alaska, with its thriving halibut fishery, for...

 
 
 
Here's How the Government Shutdown Is Affecting the Alcohol Industry

HERE'S HOW THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS AFFECTING THE ALCOHOL INDUSTRY

It's been 17 days since the White House and Congress entered a stalemate over the southern border wall, causing a weeks-long partial...

Texas tests whether GOP losses soften hard-right Statehouse

TEXAS TESTS WHETHER GOP LOSSES SOFTEN HARD-RIGHT STATEHOUSE

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' last legislative session ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another after reporting Hispanic protesters...

 
 
 
Exotic animal ban in North Carolina will take more courage than legislators can muster | Scott Sexton | journalnow

EXOTIC ANIMAL BAN IN NORTH CAROLINA WILL TAKE MORE COURAGE THAN LEGISLATORS CAN MUSTER | SCOTT SEXTON | JOURNALNOW

Three words you'd never expect to see in the same sentence dominated certain corners of the news in recent days. Sourced through Scoop.it...

Legislative Update: New Satellite Location Laws in Michigan; South Carolina Brewers Seek Reform

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: NEW SATELLITE LOCATION LAWS IN MICHIGAN; SOUTH CAROLINA BREWERS SEEK REFORM

Michigan Governor Signs Law Enacting Requirements for Satellite Brewing Locations Outgoing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package...

 
 
 
New York City bans sales on cigarettes at pharmacies in New Year

NEW YORK CITY BANS SALES ON CIGARETTES AT PHARMACIES IN NEW YEAR

The ban is part of sweeping legislation by Mayor Bill de Blasio to drive down New York City's smoking rates, which are currently at...

Democrats Plan Vote To Reopen Government On Jan. 3, When They Take Over House

DEMOCRATS PLAN VOTE TO REOPEN GOVERNMENT ON JAN. 3, WHEN THEY TAKE OVER HOUSE

The incoming House leadership plans legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security for a month. President Trump shows no sign...

 
 
 
Opposition warns Italians of future costs from 2019 budget

OPPOSITION WARNS ITALIANS OF FUTURE COSTS FROM 2019 BUDGET

ROME - Italy's opposition parties are warning Italians they'll pay eventually for the populist government's 2019 budget. The spending...

Jimi Hendrix to Be Honored With Renamed Seattle-Area Post Office

JIMI HENDRIX TO BE HONORED WITH RENAMED SEATTLE-AREA POST OFFICE

Legislators in Washington state have voted unanimously to rename a post office in honor of Jimi Hendrix. As the Seattle Times reports,...

 
 
 
Last Call: Utah Enacts New Drunk Driving Limit; Cannabis Bars Coming to West Hollywood

LAST CALL: UTAH ENACTS NEW DRUNK DRIVING LIMIT; CANNABIS BARS COMING TO WEST HOLLYWOOD

0.05 BAC Limit Takes Effect in Utah Utah will have the toughest drunk driving laws in the nation as of December 30, according to NPR....

GDPR's impact was too soft in 2018, but next year will be different

GDPR'S IMPACT WAS TOO SOFT IN 2018, BUT NEXT YEAR WILL BE DIFFERENT

One of the defining moments for tech in 2018 was on May 25, when the EU implemented its General Data Protection Regulation - the ominous...

 
 
 
Free abortion drugs on California college campuses? OBGYN warns it's medical "malpractice"

FREE ABORTION DRUGS ON CALIFORNIA COLLEGE CAMPUSES? OBGYN WARNS IT'S MEDICAL "MALPRACTICE"

California Democratic Senator Connie M. Leyva recently introduced legislation calling for free abortion drugs to be provided at all...

Missouri governor wants repeal of new redistricting law

MISSOURI GOVERNOR WANTS REPEAL OF NEW REDISTRICTING LAW

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - When then-Missouri state Sen. Mike Parson didn't agree with a voter-approved law imposing tough regulations on...