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August 15, 2016 In The News

A House Democrat is urging the Obama administration to stop assisting Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen following reports that its forces bombed a school.  

August 12, 2016 In The News

The Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday rejected a petition to loosen federal restrictions on the use of marijuana. In making the move, however, the DEA did allow for more facilities to grow marijuana for use in medical research.

August 11, 2016 In The News

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont led a chorus of critics after the Drug Enforcement Administration declined to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes — the latest example of fast-changing politics in the war on drugs.

August 11, 2016 In The News

A California congressman wants answers as to why a federal funding source for local Jewish institutions to beef up security has mostly dried up.

Last fiscal year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued about $1.9 million in security grants to 27 California nonprofit organizations — all but one of them Jewish — as part of its Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP).

August 5, 2016 In The News

In November, the American people will elect not just a President who signs and vetoes legislation, but the Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces.  This distinction is critical because the checks and balances in the Constitution largely go away when the President acts as a military commander.  That was an acceptable trade-off when weapons of war were muskets and cannons.  Today, the President i

July 28, 2016 In The News

PHILADELPHIA — Stephanie Murphy's family escaped Vietnam on a boat, eventually making it to the United States with aid from an American Navy ship.

July 27, 2016 In The News

U.S. Congressman Walter Jones, North Carolina’s 3rd District representative, has crossed the aisle to file a complaint before the Federal Election Commission seeking to end super PAC – political action committee – spending in US elections.

July 27, 2016 In The News

A U.S. lawmaker is renewing his push for Congress to toughen requirements on medical-device warnings, calling Olympus Corp.’s 2013 decision against issuing a broad alert to U.S. hospitals about scope-related superbug outbreaks “despicable.”

July 25, 2016 In The News

Auto-ISAC, the automotive industry’s threat information sharing group industry, released its best practices for cybersecurity in automobiles. 

The guidelines address a number of security issues that have frequently been brought up by researchers, including vulnerability disclosure and supply chain management.

July 21, 2016 In The News

A leading South Bay lawmaker and critic of safety at the former ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance has renewed his criticism of a regulatory study aimed at discovering whether a commercially viable alternative to the use of highly toxic hydrofluoric acid exists.