FROM Ian Swanson
Paul Ryan Gives First News Conference as House Speaker During his first news conference as House Speaker today, Republican Paul Ryan said he's "not concerned about the presidential election," but is focused instead on how Congress conducts business and gave this example. "The highway bill is a good place to start. We're opening up the process, we're allowing members to participate in a way that the founders intended and we're advancing an issue that is a big priority to the hard working taxpayers of this country – fixing our roads and our bridges, improving our transportation infrastructure." Ian Swanson is managing editor of The Hill , a news outlet that covers Congress.
With Midterms Looming, Republicans Poised to Take Senate Voting in the midterm elections is already underway, and a consensus is already building about what the results will be and what the next Congress will look like. Ian Swanson is managing editor at The Hill , a publication that monitors the House and the Senate.
House Grills CDC on Ebola Control School superintendents in Texas and Ohio have closed schools after reports that students were on the same plane as a nurse diagnosed with Ebola. Meantime, a Congressional sub committee grilled health officials in Washington, including Thomas Frieden, Director of the Center’s for Disease Control. Ian Swanson is Managing Editor of The Hill , a publication that monitors Congress.
Is the Secret Service Keeping the President Safe? The Secret Service is charged with making the White House the safest place in the world. When every agent swears to take a bullet for the President of the United States, the purpose is to create an aura of invincibility. Now that aura is fading.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.