A little over a year ago, French President Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte visited the United States for President Donald Trump’s first state visit. Among the pomp and circumstance that comes with an official State visit at the White House, the two “first couples” planted a tree on the Sou…
The temperature and humidity are rising in Washington. That means that it is almost time for the Congressional softball game, where female members of Congress and Washington-area news reporters duke it out on the softball field for the Young Survival Coalition, a charity that supports young …
The U.S. Capitol is going to see a couple new faces, albeit in stone form. Last month, the Arkansas 92nd General Assembly decided to donate two new statues to the U.S. Capitol to replace the statues of two Arkansans—lawyer Uriah Milton Rose and Gov. James Paul Clarke, both of which have been…
Washington’s journalists who cover the White House recently descended on the Washington Hilton ballroom to have their annual pat-on-the-back White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
The Democrats swept the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 election and many of those newly elected members of Congress won in districts where President Donald Trump won just two years prior.
Well, folks. It’s that time again. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are just around the corner. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are in the beginning phases of the process, which are set to be released in 2020.
In Washington these days, it’s all about power and winning, which is why I was pleasantly surprised to learn of several veteran congressmen’s decision to give up their seats on the House Agriculture Committee to make room for new faces.
As I’m sure you’re aware, the federal government is in a partial shutdown. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, we can all agree that the government needs to reopen, but that’s about all we agree on.
When I was a kid, the outfit I picked out to wear on the first day of school was a really big deal. I would imagine that same sentiment rings true for newly elected members of Congress on their first day.
In case you’ve been living under a rock the past couple years, America just had a midterm election, and the outcome will have a large impact on the way our country will be governed for at least the next couple of years.
As I write this week’s column, Washington was wrapping up the public-facing events celebrating President George H.W. Bush’s honorable and incredible life. He embodied what it means to be an American patriot and public servant.
The halls of Congress are dim and quiet, at least for another week, as the action is outside of Washington. America has midterm elections coming up, and politicians are back in their home states and districts campaigning for their political lives.
You may have heard that we have a new trade agreement with our northern and southern neighbors. It’ll take time to get used to the new name, the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA, for short).
I was raised in a household, as I’m sure many of you folks were too, where you ate what was on your dinner plate. I mean, you had to eat everything on your plate, because there were starving children in other parts of the world.
It’s been about six months since we’ve heard any news on Wayne Pacelle. However, the former CEO of the Humane Society of the United States has re-emerged on the scene in Washington. He is now helping lobby for another animal rights group, the Animal Wellness Action Political Action Committee.
First Lady Melania Trump is back in the dirt again. This time, she’s not planting or harvesting vegetables in the White House kitchen garden. Instead, she has planted a tree on the White House South Lawn.
Industrial hemp, the often misunderstood agricultural crop, is being harvested just outside the nation’s capital. But let’s get something straight first—hemp is not marijuana, and it does not contain those special side effects of marijuana.
This past week, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue shocked the agriculture industry by announcing “tariff mitigation” actions to the tune of up to $12 billion. The goal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says, is to get America’s trading partners to respect the rules and open markets.
A third-floor cafeteria at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s headquarters in Washington recently received a grand makeover. As boring as that may sound, the history behind its name is not the least bit boring.
If you’ve been in Washington any amount of time, you know that this isn’t the easiest place to get things done. Heck, watch 10 minutes of a major news network and you can clearly see that.
At the U.S. Department of Agriculture this past week, two winners of the World Food Prize were announced. Officially titled the 2018 World Food Prize Laureates, the honor goes to Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro, who have done tremendous work to bring child malnutrition to a global conversa…