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Every Week we Feature New Hot Topics, By Terence Morris, author, PACE TULSA AGS.  Mar 25, 2017 12:11 PM.feed-icon-28x28

Gorsuch hearings: Should agencies – or courts – decide the law? MODELS OF THOUGHT Judge Neil Gorsuch is one of the most prominent critics of a legal doctrine that gives the power to federal agencies to interpret regulations. Scaling it back could also have significant repercussions for President Donald Trump.By Henry Gass, Staff writer | @henrygassMARCH 22, 2017  WASHINGTON—There are several elephants in the room where senators are grilling Judge Neil Gorsuch this week. One of those proverbial pachyderms was present courtesy of the aspiring Supreme Court justice.
Health-care bill failure spotlights Republican leadership challenges‘We were a 10-year opposition party where being against things was easy to do,’ House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday. ‘And now … we have to actually get … people to agree with each other in how we do things.’By Andrew Taylor,Associated PressMARCH 25, 2017  WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, canceling a vote and admitting “we’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.”
Schiff: ‘Profound Concerns’ About Integrity of Russia InvestigationThe ranking member of the House intelligence committee says a move by the panel’s GOP chairman to cancel a hearing next week stemmed from the Trump team’s displeasure.By Gabrielle Levy, Political Reporter | March 24, 2017, at 1:54 p.m
Empty Labs: What Medical Research Without Immigrants Looks LikeA chance to seek cures for complex diseases attracts ambitious scientists to the U.S. By Lisa Esposito, Staff Writer March 24, 2017, at 3:15 p.m.In medical research centers around the country working to fight cancer, birth defects and infectious disease like HIV/AIDS, dismay is in the air around executive orders on travel bans. International medical, research and patient organizations are pushing back with concerns about the chilling effects of losing the talents of foreign-born scientists in U.S. labs. And within these labs, budding scientists who come here to learn and contribute must take time out to worry about visa documents and airport interviews.
Lining Trump’s PocketsBy Ron Fein and Brianne GorodMarch 21, 2017, at 6:00 a.m.All kinds of accusations have been leveled against President Donald Trump, but few people have questioned his ability to find creative ways to pay himself with other people’s money. It’s how he managed to extract millions of dollars from his casino in Atlantic City even as it slid into bankruptcy, leaving investors and creditors on the hook. It’s how he leveraged the Trump Foundation to use other people’s money to make charitable contributions for expenses that went to pay his businesses. And he’s brought this approach to the White House.
The Syria PuzzleBy Dennis Ross | ContributorMarch 23, 2017, at 12:00 p.m.Forging a coherent policy on Syria would tax any administration. One critical priority is defeating the Islamic State group in a way that neither leaves a vacuum nor fosters deeper sectarian differences after liberating Raqqa.
Automation, Job Loss, and the Welfare StatePosted: 24 Mar 2017 09:08 AM PDTExperts explore the potential for mass job loss created by technological advances and, in turn, the possible need for a large welfare state to care for an increasingly underemployed population.
Presidential Elections in France: Results and ConsequencesPosted: 24 Mar 2017 09:07 AM PDTExperts discuss the current candidates in the upcoming French presidential election, their foreign policy agendas, and the possible repercussions new policies may have on France’s relationships with the European Union and the United States.
A Conversation With Nikki HaleyPosted: 24 Mar 2017 09:05 AM PDTNikki Haley discusses the United States’ goals for its term as president of the UN Security Council in April. Ambassador Haley outlines her plans to highlight human rights and to assess current UN peacekeeping missions.
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