US Congress passes bill to help advanced nuclear power

Enlarge / Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (credit: Nuclear Regulatory Commission) Though economics might not favor nuclear power in the US, policy makers do. Last week, the House passed a bipartisan bill that originated in the Senate called the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (S. 97), which will allow the private sector to […]

California man arrested for trying to stab Republican Congress candidate

Alameda County police have arrested a knife-wielding man who reportedly attacked congressional candidate Rudy Peters with a switchblade after making “disparaging remarks” about the GOP. The suspect in the assault on Peters, who was only referred to as “a political candidate for a local congressional seat” in the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office report, has been […]

A member of Congress dipped her toes into crypto — and likely took a big hit

AP/J. Scott Applewhite US Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii bought ethereum and litecoin in December 2017, a financial filing shows  Even if the Democrat bought the coins at their lowest prices of the month, she would still be well in the red today. Watch  ethereum and litecoin trade in real time here. Tulsi Gabbard could be […]

Should There Be Racial and Gender Quotas for the U.S. Congress? We Asked, You Answered

Last week, we asked: Should there be racial and gender quotas for the U.S. Congress?You answered, and here are your thoughts, edited for clarity. Niko Zagame, Manitowoc, Wisconsin How about term limits so we don’t have career politicians? The presidency has a two-term limit, which is eight years. Why not similar term limits for senators […]

Should There Be Racial and Gender Quotas for U.S. Congress? We Asked, You Answered

Last week, we asked: Should there be racial and gender quotas for the U.S. Congress?You answered, and here are your thoughts, edited for clarity. Niko Zagame, Manitowoc, Wisconsin How about term limits so we don’t have career politicians? The presidency has a two-term limit, which is eight years. Why not similar term limits for senators […]

Roger Goodell wants Congress to standardize sports betting with at least ‘four core principles,’ but one stands out over the others

Jeff Haynes/AP The NFL’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, wants Congress to oversee sports betting now that states are free to make it legal. Goodell wants uniform standards for sports betting that include at least “four core principles.” While three of the principles feel like no-brainers, the fourth will receive a lot of pushback from casinos and […]

Clean air, water on voters’ agenda, but not Congress’

Enlarge / Congressman Mo Brooks wanted to know if scientists were including the influence of rocks falling into the ocean when they calculated sea level rise. A poll came out this week indicating that huge majorities of the US public think that the federal government isn’t doing enough to protect the environment. About 70 percent […]