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Push to impeach Trump stalls amid Democrats’ deference to — and fear of — Pelosi

The House speaker has demonstrated the firm grip she wields over her caucus — quashing impeachment efforts, at least for now.
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Push to impeach Trump stalls amid Democrats’ deference to — and fear of — Pelosi

The House speaker has demonstrated the firm grip she wields over her caucus — quashing impeachment efforts, at least for now.

Joe Biden and the ‘electability’ delusion — and why the media keep making the same mistake

Calling the former vice president the “most formidable” or safest candidate is misguided pseudoscience.
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Joe Biden and the ‘electability’ delusion — and why the media keep making the same mistake

Calling the former vice president the “most formidable” or safest candidate is misguided pseudoscience.

Chief justice assures the Supreme Court is apolitical, but term’s biggest cases present partisan challenges

John Roberts fills pivotal role in politically fraught decisions on census, gerrymandering.
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Chief justice assures the Supreme Court is apolitical, but term’s biggest cases present partisan challenges

John Roberts fills pivotal role in politically fraught decisions on census, gerrymandering.

Sen. Collins to oppose Trump judicial nominee over record opposing gay rights

The Maine Republican, who faces reelection next year, criticized Matthew Kacsmaryk’s “alarming bias against LGBTQ Americans.”
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Sen. Collins to oppose Trump judicial nominee over record opposing gay rights

The Maine Republican, who faces reelection next year, criticized Matthew Kacsmaryk’s “alarming bias against LGBTQ Americans.”

Biden, Sanders to share debate stage after a lopsided drawing divides presidential candidates for two events this month

The Democratic National Committee divided the field into two groups Friday for the debates in Miami on June 26-27
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Biden, Sanders to share debate stage after a lopsided drawing divides presidential candidates for two events this month

The Democratic National Committee divided the field into two groups Friday for the debates in Miami on June 26-27

Study - The relationship between artistic activities and digital technology development - 03-05-2019

This report examines how digital technology change is affecting artistic activity and how artistic activity is affecting digital technology. Artistic activity is broadly defined to include design, film, computer games, architecture, music and fashion as well
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Study - The relationship between artistic activities and digital technology development - 03-05-2019

This report examines how digital technology change is affecting artistic activity and how artistic activity is affecting digital technology. Artistic activity is broadly defined to include design, film, computer games, architecture, music and fashion as well as art. The focus is on digital technology’s role in creative activity. The study examines global trends with a particular focus on the European Union (EU). It describes likely future trends and sets out policy options to encourage activity at the intersection of artistic and technological skills. Source : © European Union, 2019 - EP

Study - European Council conclusions - A rolling check-list of commitments to date - 14-06-2019

The role of the European Council – to 'provide the Union with the necessary impetus for its development' and to define its 'general political directions and priorities' – has evolved rapidly over the last decade. Since June 2014, the European Council Over
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Study - European Council conclusions - A rolling check-list of commitments to date - 14-06-2019

The role of the European Council – to 'provide the Union with the necessary impetus for its development' and to define its 'general political directions and priorities' – has evolved rapidly over the last decade. Since June 2014, the European Council Oversight Unit within the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the European Parliament's in-house research service and think tank, has been monitoring and analysing the European Council's delivery on commitments made in the conclusions of its meetings. This overview of European Council conclusions is a new, updated and more comprehensive edition of the Rolling Check-List, which has been published regularly by the European Council Oversight Unit since 2014. It distinguishes between four types of European Council conclusions (commitments, reviews, endorsements and statements) and indicates the follow-up given to calls for action made by EU leaders. It also offers an introductory analysis of each policy area, highlighting the background to the main orientations given by the European Council, as well as the follow-up to them and the future challenges. Source : © European Union, 2019 - EP

In-Depth Analysis - The historical relationship between artistic activities and technology development - 03-05-2019

Understanding the past of art and technology can help us to navigate the present and future. Technology and art have always been linked, and are now more intertwined than ever before. Technology and humanity create and shape each other in profound ways. Peopl
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In-Depth Analysis - The historical relationship between artistic activities and technology development - 03-05-2019

Understanding the past of art and technology can help us to navigate the present and future. Technology and art have always been linked, and are now more intertwined than ever before. Technology and humanity create and shape each other in profound ways. People are not distinct from the technologies they are surrounded by and use – they are also defined and shaped by them. The present study contributes to our understanding of the cyclic nature of the intertwining of technology and art, focussing on pre-digital eras Source : © European Union, 2019 - EP

‘Absolutely unprecedented’: Trump upends long-held views with openness to foreign assistance

American opposition to foreign involvement in elections dates back to the nation’s founding, reflected in both legal prohibitions and widely embraced norms of fair play.
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‘Absolutely unprecedented’: Trump upends long-held views with openness to foreign assistance

American opposition to foreign involvement in elections dates back to the nation’s founding, reflected in both legal prohibitions and widely embraced norms of fair play.

Tulsi Gabbard knocks ‘war hawks’ and stands by her foreign policy views

The U.S. representative from Hawaii, a Democratic presidential candidate, forcefully defended her foreign policy positions on Thursday at a Washington Post Live event.
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Tulsi Gabbard knocks ‘war hawks’ and stands by her foreign policy views

The U.S. representative from Hawaii, a Democratic presidential candidate, forcefully defended her foreign policy positions on Thursday at a Washington Post Live event.

Sarah Sanders leaving White House at the end of the month, Trump says

“She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job!” the president tweeted.
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Sarah Sanders leaving White House at the end of the month, Trump says

“She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job!” the president tweeted.

Study - EU and ILO: Shaping the Future of Work - 12-06-2019

This Report reviews the main results of some 60 years of collaboration between the European Union (EU) and the International Labour Office (ILO) and coincides with the 100th anniversary of the ILO. Started in 1958, EU-ILO collaboration has intensified over re
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Study - EU and ILO: Shaping the Future of Work - 12-06-2019

This Report reviews the main results of some 60 years of collaboration between the European Union (EU) and the International Labour Office (ILO) and coincides with the 100th anniversary of the ILO. Started in 1958, EU-ILO collaboration has intensified over recent years, covering an ever-greater range of issues to address the future of work and the challenges it poses to the sustainability of decent work and social protection. This document was prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee. Source : © European Union, 2019 - EP

Trump says he’d consider accepting information from foreign governments on his opponents

President tells ABC in an interview, “there isn’t anything wrong with listening.”
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Trump says he’d consider accepting information from foreign governments on his opponents

President tells ABC in an interview, “there isn’t anything wrong with listening.”

Rep. Maloney’s jacket stands out during the 9/11 victims fund fight. That’s the point.

The congresswoman pledged to wear a firefighter’s jacket until the legislation is passed.
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Rep. Maloney’s jacket stands out during the 9/11 victims fund fight. That’s the point.

The congresswoman pledged to wear a firefighter’s jacket until the legislation is passed.

Challengers of Census citizenship question ask Supreme Court to put off ruling

In unusual motion, they ask justices to send case back to lower court to consider new allegations of partisan intent.
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Challengers of Census citizenship question ask Supreme Court to put off ruling

In unusual motion, they ask justices to send case back to lower court to consider new allegations of partisan intent.

Former White House aide Hicks agrees to testify to House panel investigating Trump

Hope Hicks is scheduled to answer questions from the House Judiciary Committee behind closed doors next week.
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Former White House aide Hicks agrees to testify to House panel investigating Trump

Hope Hicks is scheduled to answer questions from the House Judiciary Committee behind closed doors next week.

EU Fact Sheets - Passenger rights - 01-02-2018

Common rules have been drawn up in an effort to ensure that passengers receive at least a minimum level of assistance in the event of serious delays to or cancellation of their journey, irrespective of the mode of transport used, and, in particular, to protec
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EU Fact Sheets - Passenger rights - 01-02-2018

Common rules have been drawn up in an effort to ensure that passengers receive at least a minimum level of assistance in the event of serious delays to or cancellation of their journey, irrespective of the mode of transport used, and, in particular, to protect more vulnerable travellers. The rules also provide for compensation schemes. A wide range of derogations may be granted for rail and road transport services, however, and court actions challenging the application of the rules are still common. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Study - Political groups in the European Parliament since 1979: Key facts and figures - 12-06-2019

This study seeks to fill a gap in research on the development of political groups, which have become a crucial component of the European Parliament. In fact, the creation of political groups can be traced back to a June 1953 decision of the Common Assembly o
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Study - Political groups in the European Parliament since 1979: Key facts and figures - 12-06-2019

This study seeks to fill a gap in research on the development of political groups, which have become a crucial component of the European Parliament. In fact, the creation of political groups can be traced back to a June 1953 decision of the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community, the European Parliament’s forerunner, to allow members to establish three political groups – Christian Democrats, Socialists and Liberals – and thus begin the formation of supranational links among Members. The paper focuses on the period from the first direct elections, in 1979, to the end of the eighth parliamentary term, and includes data on group membership, on committee chairs by group, on political groups’ staffing and on the funding allocated to political groups and the linked European political foundations. Source : © European Union, 2019 - EP

Briefing - The ECSC Common Assembly's decision to create political groups: Writing a new chapter in transnational parliamentary history - 12-06-2019

Political groups in the European Parliament contribute greatly to the institution's supranational character and are a most important element of its parliamentary work. Moreover, the Parliament's political groups have proven to be crucial designers of EU polit
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Briefing - The ECSC Common Assembly's decision to create political groups: Writing a new chapter in transnational parliamentary history - 12-06-2019

Political groups in the European Parliament contribute greatly to the institution's supranational character and are a most important element of its parliamentary work. Moreover, the Parliament's political groups have proven to be crucial designers of EU politics and policies. However, when the forerunner of today's Parliament, the Common Assembly of the Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), was established in 1952, the creation of political groups was not envisaged at all. Making use of its autonomy with regard to writing its rules of procedures, the ECSC Common Assembly unanimously decided, at its plenary session in June 1953, to allow the creation of political groups. With this decision, the ECSC Common Assembly became the world's first international assembly organised in political groups. This briefing analyses the decision of the ECSC Common Assembly to create political groups by bringing together political and historical science literature on the topic, as well as original sources from the Parliament's Historical Archives that record considerations and motives for the decision to create political groups. It will illustrate the complementary cultural, historical, organisational and financial reasons for this decision. Furthermore, it will demonstrate that, for the first ECSC Common Assembly members, it was highly important to take account of political affiliations in order to highlight the supranational character of the newly emerging Assembly. Finally, the briefing highlights that common work within the political groups was essential in helping to overcome early difficulties between the Assembly's members with different national backgrounds. Source : © European Union, 2019 - EP

Study - Balanced and fairer world trade defence: EU, US and WTO perspectives - 29-05-2019

This workshop of the Committee on International Trade discussed recent developments in trade defence legislation and practice from the perspectives of the EU, the USA and the WTO. A set of trade defence rules have been agreed in the framework of the World Tra
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Study - Balanced and fairer world trade defence: EU, US and WTO perspectives - 29-05-2019

This workshop of the Committee on International Trade discussed recent developments in trade defence legislation and practice from the perspectives of the EU, the USA and the WTO. A set of trade defence rules have been agreed in the framework of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), in particular on anti-dumping, anti-subsidies and safeguards. The WTO also provides a dispute settlement system for cases brought forward by its members. The EU has recently adopted two sets of new legislation on Trade Defence Instruments (TDI), known as ‘TDI methodology’ and ‘TDI modernisation’. These new rules aim at enhancing the EU’s trade defence, without deviating from its commitment to an open economic environment set in an international rules based order. The US has its own rules and practice for trade defence and continues to distinguish between countries having a market economy and those who don’t - a difference abandoned by the EU in its latest reform. Moreover, the Trump Administration has imposed many new tariffs on foreign imports, often based on the national security exception provided by the WTO - a justification contested by most of the countries targeted. Furthermore, the US expressed concerns about the system of dispute settlement in the WTO, blocking nominations to its Appellate Body. Experts gave their views on whether all these recent developments are contributing to an international trade defence regime that is ‘fair’ and ‘balanced’, taking into account the different perspectives. Source : © European Union, 2019 - EP

At John Dean hearing, Rep. Raskin says his father was on Nixon’s enemies list

The Maryland Democrat told the Watergate figure that his family was “very fearful about the Nixon White House” when he was growing up.
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At John Dean hearing, Rep. Raskin says his father was on Nixon’s enemies list

The Maryland Democrat told the Watergate figure that his family was “very fearful about the Nixon White House” when he was growing up.

Rep. Justin Amash, lone-wolf GOP Trump critic, leaves House Freedom Caucus

The Michigan congressman’s move comes about three weeks after he said the special counsel documented “impeachable conduct” in his report.
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Rep. Justin Amash, lone-wolf GOP Trump critic, leaves House Freedom Caucus

The Michigan congressman’s move comes about three weeks after he said the special counsel documented “impeachable conduct” in his report.

How Mexico talked Trump out of tariff threat with immigration crackdown pact

Mexico has committed to an unprecedented immigration crackdown, according to negotiation documents and officials from both countries.
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How Mexico talked Trump out of tariff threat with immigration crackdown pact

Mexico has committed to an unprecedented immigration crackdown, according to negotiation documents and officials from both countries.

Presidential candidates warn of Joe Biden’s campaign — most without mentioning his name

Nineteen candidates for the Democratic nomination spoke in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, about what they cast as the dangers of an establishment nominee
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Presidential candidates warn of Joe Biden’s campaign — most without mentioning his name

Nineteen candidates for the Democratic nomination spoke in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, about what they cast as the dangers of an establishment nominee

Trump defends migration deal, says tariff threat remains if Mexico falls short on pledges

‘I have full confidence, especially after speaking to their President yesterday, that they will be very cooperative,’ Trump said Sunday.
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Trump defends migration deal, says tariff threat remains if Mexico falls short on pledges

‘I have full confidence, especially after speaking to their President yesterday, that they will be very cooperative,’ Trump said Sunday.

For Democrats, Trump impeachment question is a personal struggle transcending politics

The Washington Post interviewed 45 Democrats spanning the caucus’s divides and found lawmakers struggling with how to respond to a norm-smashing president.
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For Democrats, Trump impeachment question is a personal struggle transcending politics

The Washington Post interviewed 45 Democrats spanning the caucus’s divides and found lawmakers struggling with how to respond to a norm-smashing president.

Democrats on the defensive as abortion foes ask if party tolerates their views

“It’s not the same party anymore,” said former congressman Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who battled for some abortion restrictions in the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
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Democrats on the defensive as abortion foes ask if party tolerates their views

“It’s not the same party anymore,” said former congressman Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who battled for some abortion restrictions in the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

Trump announces migration deal with Mexico, averting threatened tariffs

The president said Mexican officials had agreed to ‘strong measures’ to address spiking levels of unauthorized immigration at the southern border.
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Trump announces migration deal with Mexico, averting threatened tariffs

The president said Mexican officials had agreed to ‘strong measures’ to address spiking levels of unauthorized immigration at the southern border.

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