Thursday, July 27, 2017
Blog
Last week, I had the privilege of participating on a panel in San Diego that discussed financing energy efficiency devices and programs for low income households. We’ve seen or heard of energy efficiency devices by now. You know, the...
On July 25, the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on the Oversight and Reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission.  During one exchange, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) asked FCC Chairman Ajit...
The Real Mavericks are Women. It wasn't "the maverick" John McCain who went out and bloviated about bipartisanship and hating the process only to do exactly what Donald Trump wanted. It wasn't Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who will do anything...
First there was yet another loud vote of "no confidence" from the White House aimed squarely at Attorney Jeff Sessions. It appeared in the New York Times on July 20.  During an interview with the Times, President Trump said he...
The A. Philip Institute, has announced plans to expand its training and community participation before the 2018 mid-term elections. The Institute plans to kick off those efforts at its 48th annual National Education Conference in a few weeks from August 2nd to...
The Republican health care bill has a major problem. No, not that issue of removing 32 million Americans from health care, their problem is the Senate Parliamentarian. Numerous sections of the GOP "repeal no replace" bill are in violation of...
"Have agreed to negotiate to provide the committee with documents and be interviewed..." What? The Senate Judiciary Committee is wrangling with Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort over public testimony.  That public testimony was though to be possibly happneing...
NYT: "Financial records filed last year in the secretive tax haven of Cyprus, where Paul J. Manafort kept bank accounts during his years working in Ukraine and investing with a Russian oligarch, indicate that he had been in debt to...
Vox reports: "According to a press release from McCain’s office, the senator had a craniotomy to remove a blood clot from above his left eye on Friday, July 14, at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. He’s now “recovering comfortably...
"Tomorrow, AT&T will join the “Day of Action” for preserving and advancing an open internet," announced Bob Quinn, AT&T's Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs, on the company's Public Policy Blog. "This may seem like an...