President Donald Trump Announces, Kirstjen Nielsen out, Kevin McAleenan in at DHS

President Donald Trump Announces, Kirstjen Nielsen out, Kevin McAleenan in at DHS

Washington, DC…President Trump has announced on Twitter that “Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service….I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for @DHSgov. I have confidence that Kevin […]

FCC Chairman Proposes Eliminating Rule that Drives Up Phone Rates for Rural Americans

FCC Chairman Proposes Eliminating Rule that Drives Up Phone Rates for Rural Americans

Washington, DC…2019—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the Commission will vote at its April meeting on eliminating a policy known as the “rate floor,” which is forcing many rural customers to pay higher telephone rates. Under Chairman Pai’s leadership, the Commission froze the rate floor in 2017. Now, the Chairman is asking his […]

USS Wasp, Marines Arrive in the Philippines for Balikatan Exercise

USS Wasp, Marines Arrive in the Philippines for Balikatan Exercise

Subic Bay, Philippines (NNS) — The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), with embarked Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) 4, led by 4th Marine Regiment, arrived in Subic Bay, March 30, in preparation for exercise Balikatan. Balikatan is an exercise between the Republic of the Philippines and the United […]

Governor Newsom Blasts Trump Administration Cuts to Humanitarian Aid in Central America

Governor Newsom Blasts Trump Administration Cuts to Humanitarian Aid in Central America

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today after the President announced cuts in federal aid to Northern Triangle countries: “This Administration’s xenophobia and nativism is once again fueling its immigration and foreign policies. The United States should be organizing the world communities to help families feel safer and have economic opportunities in the […]

DOD Authorizes Support to Counter Drug Border Security Including Pedestrian Fence Funding

DOD Authorizes Support to Counter Drug Border Security Including Pedestrian Fence Funding

Washington, DC…Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan authorized the commander of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning and executing up to $1 billion in support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection. These funds will be used to support DHS’s request to build 57 miles of […]

Attorney General William P. Barr & Justice Department’s Summary of Mueller Report

Attorney General  William P. Barr &  Justice Department’s Summary of Mueller Report

Washington, DC…Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Ranking Member Collins: As a supplement to the notification provided on Friday, March 22, 2019, I am writing today to advise you of the principal conclusions reached by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III and to inform you about the status of my initial review […]

Patriots Over Rams 13-3 & Patriots WR Julian Edelman Named Super Bowl LIII MVP

Patriots Over Rams 13-3 & Patriots WR Julian Edelman Named Super Bowl LIII MVP

Atlanta, GA…In the lowest scoring game in Super Bowl history, there was no clear player — on offense, defense or special teams — to whom to award the Most Valuable Player. Such was the nature of the New England Patriots‘ complementary victory. But someone had to claim the prize and, on Sunday evening, that man was Julian Edelman.  “I […]

Columbia Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech

Columbia Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech

New York, NY…In a scientific first, Columbia neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. By monitoring someone’s brain activity, the technology can reconstruct the words a person hears with unprecedented clarity. This breakthrough, which harnesses the power of speech synthesizers and artificial intelligence, could lead to new ways for computers […]