Media Watch

'18Apr
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Chairman Conaway’s Farm Bill Would Increase Food Insecurity and Hardship

The nutrition provisions of the farm bill[1] that House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway plans to bring before his committee on April 18 would, if enacted, increase food insecurity and hardship. The...
'18Apr
16

Housing Choice Voucher Program: Oversight and Review of Legislative Proposals

Thank you for the opportunity to testify. I am Barbara Sard, Vice President for Housing Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The Center is an independent, nonprofit policy institute that conducts...
'18Apr
16

The Daily 202: How Comey’s battles with the Bush White House prepared him to stand up to Trump

George W. Bush and Dick Cheney look at their watches in the Oval Office. (Eric Draper/George W. Bush Presidential Library) With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve.THE BIG IDEA: The revelations about President Trump...
'18Apr
16

UK report urges action to combat AI bias

The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy Lords committee report looking into the...
'18Apr
16

Democrats Have The Wind At Their Backs, But Can They Capitalize?

Enlarge this image An early morning runner crosses in front of the U.S. Capitol as he passes the flags circling the Washington Monument in Washington. Control...
'18Apr
16

The only way is Ethics: UK Lords fret about AI 'moral panic'

The House of Lords wants to make sure data used by AI systems is not monopolised and the technology is developed on ethical guidelines.That’s not impossible, Lord Tim Clement-Jones, chair of the Lords’ Select...
'18Apr
14

When Hollywood caved to a congressman with no decency

“This is the beginning of an American concentration camp.”Those words shook the Washington courtroom as Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo shouted over a slamming gavel. Trumbo was one of many who refused to...
'18Apr
13

Trump’s plan to pardon ‘Scooter’ Libby sends a message to witnesses in Russia investigation

Scooter Libby, left, chats with Dick Cheney during an event to promote Lynne Cheney's biography of James Madison in 2014. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post) With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve.THE BIG IDEA: ...
'18Apr
13

Washington looks to Texas on federal prison reforms

Failed efforts to reform the federal criminal justice system are getting a second look in Washington— after the White House saw how much money Texas and other states saved overhauling prisons.President Donald Trump...
'18Apr
13

Trump puts off Syria strike decision, will talk to allies

President Donald Trump on Thursday put off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen “very soon or not so soon at all.” The White House said he would...

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