Following five months of intrigue, the last Obama-appointed head of the patent office, Michelle Lee, has resigned. President Donald Trump will now appoint a new director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Following five months of intrigue, the last Obama-appointed head of the patent office, Michelle Lee, has resigned. President Donald Trump will now appoint a new director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
A key senator on Wednesday urged the Energy Department to support private interim facilities for the nation's nuclear waste, amid a growing stalemate over how to store the radioactive material.
A key senator on Wednesday urged the Energy Department to support private interim facilities for the nation's nuclear waste, amid a growing stalemate over how to store the radioactive material.
Senators recently delivered perhaps their firmest rebuke yet to President Donald Trump when they voted 98-2 to apply new sanctions against Russia, and a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey shows most Americans are behind them.
Senators recently delivered perhaps their firmest rebuke yet to President Donald Trump when they voted 98-2 to apply new sanctions against Russia, and a new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey shows most Americans are behind them.
The looming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement presents an opportunity for the United States to include language discouraging countries from artificially devaluing their currencies to advantage exports at the expense of other countries' economies, the top U.S. trade official told senators Wednesday.
The looming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement presents an opportunity for the United States to include language discouraging countries from artificially devaluing their currencies to advantage exports at the expense of other countries' economies, the top U.S. trade official told senators Wednesday.
Russian hackers targeted state election databases ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a Department of Homeland Security official told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.
Russian hackers targeted state election databases ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a Department of Homeland Security official told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.
The Food and Drug Administration will hold a public meeting next month to investigate ways that federal regulations can be manipulated by brand-name drugmakers to impede generic competition from entering the market.
The Food and Drug Administration will hold a public meeting next month to investigate ways that federal regulations can be manipulated by brand-name drugmakers to impede generic competition from entering the market.
Republican Karen Handel’s victory Tuesday was a blow to Democrats who were hoping the fresh-faced former congressional staffer-turned-documentary filmmaker Jon Ossoff could secure a seat that elevated Republicans like Newt Gingrich to be House speaker, Johnny Isakson to be a U.S. senator and Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.
Republican Karen Handel’s victory Tuesday was a blow to Democrats who were hoping the fresh-faced former congressional staffer-turned-documentary filmmaker Jon Ossoff could secure a seat that elevated Republicans like Newt Gingrich to be House speaker, Johnny Isakson to be a U.S. senator and Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.
As Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) takes the reins of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee from outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll shows many Americans are unimpressed with how congressional Republicans are holding the Trump administration to account.
As Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) takes the reins of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee from outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll shows many Americans are unimpressed with how congressional Republicans are holding the Trump administration to account.
More Republicans support stricter gun control laws in the United States after last week's shooting at a Congressional Baseball Game practice than did after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando just over a year ago.
More Republicans support stricter gun control laws in the United States after last week's shooting at a Congressional Baseball Game practice than did after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando just over a year ago.
Polls show that high drug prices are voters’ No. 1 concern in health care. Unsurprising, given that the U.S. ranks highest both in drug spending and in patients stopping their medications because they are unaffordable.
Polls show that high drug prices are voters’ No. 1 concern in health care. Unsurprising, given that the U.S. ranks highest both in drug spending and in patients stopping their medications because they are unaffordable.
Fixed broadband internet at home has revolutionized how we communicate with our friends and family, as well as how we access information, news and entertainment. Few things are more important for the development of our societies, economies and democracies than making sure that people have access to affordable unlimited broadband at home.
Fixed broadband internet at home has revolutionized how we communicate with our friends and family, as well as how we access information, news and entertainment. Few things are more important for the development of our societies, economies and democracies than making sure that people have access to affordable unlimited broadband at home.
Senate GOP leaders on Thursday plan to release a draft text of their bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, with the goal of bringing it to the floor for a vote next week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday.
Senate GOP leaders on Thursday plan to release a draft text of their bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, with the goal of bringing it to the floor for a vote next week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday.
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Tech Brief: Russian Hackers Targeted Elections in 21 States, DHS Official Says

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security official told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russian hackers targeted election-related databases in 21 different states leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Only two states — Arizona and Illinois — have been publicly identified as having their election systems targeted, and officials would not comment on the identities of the other 19 states.

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