Obamas Buy Washington Mansion for $8.1M

Former U.S. president Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are putting down roots in Washington, at least for awhile, a short distance from the White House. Since he left office in January, the couple has been renting a Tudor-style mansion
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Here’s President Trump’s First Address to Congress

By ShareAmerica President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on February 28. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — and citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of (more...)

“Looking Forward by Looking Back”

The leadership of the new Congress is under pressure to show Americans that they can be successful. Let’s hope they consider “success” to include avoiding the bad habits of the past. By Lee H. Hamilton With the 114th Congress just underway, the political world is focused intently on the road ahead. Taxes, (more...)

PA: Nine Bills That Would Hold Elected Officials More Accountable

A Democratic and Republican state senator teamed up today to propose nine bills that would hold elected officials more accountable, keep lobbyists out of gaming license ownership, and force elected state officials to go without pay if they fail to adopt a timely Pennsylvania budget. Sens. Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia) and (more...)

Reporters Band Together, or Not, to Uncover Corruption

This article is part of the eJournal USA issue "Partnerships Against Corruption."
By Andrzej Zwaniecki In 2010, seven reporters based in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the United States set out to report on offshore tax havens. The investigative effort was put together by the Organized Crime and
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U.S. at OSCE on Russian Law on Foreign Agents

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement on Russian Law on Foreign Agents As delivered by Political Officer Tim Fingarson to the Permanent Council, Vienna The United States notes with concern the proposed draft legislation currently scheduled for its first reading in the Russian Duma, July 6. If passed, the law would (more...)

Op-Ed: Corbett’s Blindness a Disability He Can Overcome

By state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione The barricades and the extra police at the end of a Capitol hallway tell you everything you need to know about the administration of Gov. Tom Corbett. From Day One, the governor, who campaigned bravely about ordinary citizens reclaiming their government, (more...)

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