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    • House Adjourns Until After Election Day

      The House of Representatives decided Thursday to adjourn until after Election Day following passage of legislation to keep the government running and providing authority for President Obama to arm rebels in Syria as part of a U.S. campaign against ISIS/ISIL.  The House usually adjourns earlier in election years, as every member seeking reelection looks for more time to listen to ...
    • Ukrainian President Poroshenko Addresses a Joint Session of Congress Thursday

      Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, fresh off an address to Canada’s Parliament, will address a joint session of Congress on Thursday.  Recent news out of Ukraine has seen the country move towards greater political and economic ties with the European Union, while at the same time offering amnesty for rebels in eastern Ukraine and temporarily allowing autonomous rule in that area.  ...
    • Special Benghazi Committee Holds First Hearing Tomorrow

      The special committee established by the House of Representatives to investigate the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012 will hold its first formal hearing tomorrow.  The committee, formally named the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi, will hear from Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security Greg Starr, ...
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    • Stay Up to Date on the Michael Brown Shooting Investigation

      Don’t miss Federal News Service’s continuing coverage of the officer-involved shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown. By subscribing to www.fednews.com, you will not only have real-time access, but you will also be able to view the transcripts in their entirety. To subscribe to our transcription service click here.  To purchase single transcripts, click here. Our coverage includes the ...
    • Federal News Service Will Hold a Lunch and Learn on March 19

      Come learn why Federal News Service is key to major media companies publications! What are you missing out on?  It’s hard to stay on top of the news and events in Washington.  We can help you. Run the Sunday morning talk show circuit in record time.  We’re posting transcripts in near real-time, and we post in sections until the transcripts ...
    • State of the Union Word Clouds

      Here’s a list of FNS-created State of the Union word clouds, including for each of President Obama’s addresses: President Barack Obama 2013 2012 2011 2010 President George W. Bush 2002 (first since 9/11) President Bill Clinton 1996 (first since Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years) President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1941 ...
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    • Jay Carney Live: On ‘Two Ferns,’ Selfies, and Jon Stewart

      By WSJ Staff In a discussion at George Washington University hosted by CBSCBS +0.56% News reporter Major Garrett, Jay Carney answered questions about his experiences as White House spokesman, including the troubled health-care rollout and President Barack Obama‘s efforts to use new media to reach voters… Read the full article HERE  
    • U.S. Losing Influence in the Middle East? Saudi Prince Says Yes

      Saudi Arabian Prince Turki al-Faisal, who was the Kingdom’s ambassador to the United States back in 2005-2006, told The Wall Street Journal yesterday that the United States is losing influence in the Middle East and that U.S.-Iran negotiations were “surprising” to the Saudis.  Prince al-Faisal’s comments, in an interview, touched on points of contention between the Saudis and the United ...
    • Secret FISA court gets a critique from within

      By Stewart M. Powell / Hearst Newspapers WASHINGTON — To hear James Comey tell it, judges on the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court routinely put spy agency lawyers through their paces before approving electronic eavesdropping designed to combat terrorist attacks. People “hear secret court, sometimes they hear rubber stamp,” the long-time Justice Department lawyer and FBI Director nominee said in ...