The governor and other top officials of Puerto Rico’s government gathered in Boulder on Friday in an ongoing dispute with the United States government over the U.S. territory’s voting rights. Puerto Rican and U.S. government officials sparred in a hearing of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which for the first time held a week of hearings in the U.S. outside of Washington, D.C. They selected the University of Colorado Law School to host the hearings after a formal invitation from the school’s dean, S. James Anaya. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and other officials, including the Puerto Rican president of the senate, speaker of the house and secretary of state, were among those in the audience at the Friday hearing in the Wolf Law building on two cases before the commission regarding the denial of Puerto Rican citizens the ability to participate directly in presidential and congressional elections. Former Gov. Pedro Rosselló, Ricardo … [Read more...] about Puerto Rico governor, government officials advocate for voting rights in Boulder hearing
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Philip Bump, The Washington Post Published 9:54 am PDT, Thursday, August 16, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Former CIA Director John Brennan speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington on May 23, 2017. Former CIA Director John Brennan speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington on May 23, 2017. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. Why former government officials keep their security clearances 1 / 1 Back to Gallery One common reaction to the White House's announcement on Wednesday that it was revoking former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance was a natural one: What does he need a security clearance for anyway? He no longer works for the government. Why does he need access to government secrets? … [Read more...] about Why former government officials keep their security clearances
NASHVILLE — State Rep. Patsy Hazlewood, R-Signal Mountain, is among 48 state leaders from across the U.S. selected to participate in the Council of State Governments' 2018 Henry Toll Fellowship, a leadership development program for state government officials. The Council of State Governments is the nation's only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. Hazlewood said in a news release that although she has held multiple leadership positions in her business career as well as in civic and church organizations, she believes the program will help her "hone those skills and focus on the skills that are unique to government." First elected to the Tennessee House in 2014, Hazlewood is a member of the House Finance Committee, the Business and Utilities Committee and the Ethics Committee. The Toll Fellowship, named for CSG founder … [Read more...] about State Rep. Hazlewood chosen to participate in national leadership development program for state government officials
By ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON — Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to an indictment announced days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The indictment represents special counsel Robert Mueller’s first charges against Russian government officials for interfering in American politics, an effort U.S. intelligence agencies say was aimed at helping the Trump campaign and harming the election bid of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. The 29-page indictment lays out how, months before Americans went to the polls, Russian officers schemed to break into key Democratic email accounts, including those belonging to the Clinton campaign, Democratic National Committee chairman John Podesta and the Democratic … [Read more...] about Russian government officials now accused of U.S. election meddling, in indictment