Federal Government

NEW YORK | Michael Lewis releasing audio book on weather forecasting

NEW YORK— Michael Lewis‘ next work of reporting focuses on one of the lesser known parts of the federal government: the Department of Commerce. And it will be available only on audio. Lewis’ “The Coming Storm” is being released through Audible, a producer and distributor owned by Amazon.com. Audible told The Associated Press on Tuesday … Continue reading NEW YORK | Michael Lewis releasing audio book on weather forecasting

U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Citizen College Students Can Apply July 1-31, 2018 for Virtual Student Federal Service eInternships

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship program in the world. We have even recently changed our name from “Foreign” Service to “Federal” Service to reflect the 50 U.S. agencies now participating.  This year there are more than 1,500 eInternship … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Citizen College Students Can Apply July 1-31, 2018 for Virtual Student Federal Service eInternships

WASHINGTON  | Zero tolerance sowed confusion from start

WASHINGTON  — The government’s top health official could barely conceal his discomfort. As Health and Human Services secretary, Alex Azar was responsible for caring for migrant children taken from their parents at the border.  Now a Democratic senator was asking him at a hearing whether his agency had a role in designing the Trump administration’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Zero tolerance sowed confusion from start

ATLANTA  | Some Democrats with eye on 2020 say: ‘Abolish ICE’

ATLANTA  —Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 have sought to bolster their progressive credentials by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, with some pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government’s chief immigration enforcement agency. President Donald Trump responded on Twitter Saturday that it will … Continue reading ATLANTA  | Some Democrats with eye on 2020 say: ‘Abolish ICE’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump proposing to reorganize federal government

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump administration’s proposal to reorganize the federal government. (All times local): 12:50 p.m. President Donald Trump’s budget director is presenting a plan to overhaul the federal government during a Trump Cabinet meeting. Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, tells Trump and the Cabinet that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump proposing to reorganize federal government

TORONTO | Trudeau: Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

TORONTO (AP) — Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. The Senate gave final passage to the bill to legalize cannabis on Tuesday, legislation that will make Canada only … Continue reading TORONTO | Trudeau: Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

CLEVELAND | Judge considers public access to data about opioid shipments

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge in Ohio will consider whether to allow public access to government data detailing years of prescription opioid painkiller shipments. The information is at the heart of lawsuits filed by hundreds of local governments against the companies that manufacture, distribute and sell the drugs, which are blamed for sparking an … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Judge considers public access to data about opioid shipments

WASHINGTON | First lady returns to public eye after ‘little rough patch’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump’s disappearing act is over. The first lady showed herself in public Wednesday for the first time in nearly a month, seated alongside her husband, President Donald Trump, for a briefing on the federal government’s preparedness for the hurricane season that began June 1. The routine meeting at Federal Emergency Management … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First lady returns to public eye after ‘little rough patch’