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.
Rhetoric and brinksmanship on the Korean Peninsula For 25 years, the US has viewed North Korea's nuclear program with increasing alarm. Now President Trump says this country has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what he's actually doing… and what might come next.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.