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Politico Morning Energy: 5/23

The Truman Project is featured in a roundup of the days energy news SENATE NDAA INCLUDES GREEN PROVISIONS: The Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday wrapped up its markup of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, and green energy advocates are applauding several provisions they say bring tactical advantages as well as environmental bonuses. The bill […]

Boston Herald: Benghazi probe a touchy pursuit for the real story

Truman Project Fellow Jason Stanford is quoted in a piece about the newly announced Committee on the Benghazi attacks. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she will appoint the full complement of five Democrats on the 12-member panel, tapping: Reps. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the ranking member on the Oversight committee; Adam Smith of Washington state, […]

Homeland Security News Wire: Cybersecurity bill not likely before a crisis proves its necessity

Truman Project Director of the Cyberspace & Security Program Matthew Rhoades is featured in a piece about the Truman Conference 2014 Cyber Simulation. A recent simulation, with 350 participants from congressional staffs, the cybersecurity sector, and the U.S. military, examined whether or not Congress was capable of passing a comprehensive cybersecurity legislation to protect the country’s critical […]

Forbes: A Moon Base, Cyborg Army, and Congress’s Failed Oversight of the NSA

In an article published on Forbes Magazine’s website, Truman Fellow Eli Sugarman discussed how Congressional oversight of the intelligence community is both limited in scope and ineffective. Does the U.S. government have a moon base? How about a cyborg army? These questions were not posed by Stephen Colbert but rather by Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) to highlight […]

Dear Congress: Please raise my taxes

Congress is expected to vote on a budget deal this week. The good news is that Democratic and Republican negotiators have agreed on a modest deal that would avoid a governmental shutdown. The bad news is that the proposed deal doesn’t address the main issue that sparked the budget wars: how to balance growing spending on […]

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