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Non-GMO, Gluten Free, GMP manufacturing—these are the new terms that health-conscious consumers are gravitating towards. These products include food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and even clothing. The modern supply chain has been transformed into a mostly-transparent delivery system where brands are no communicating directly with consumers. FDA regulations pose a reasonably robust line to be walked…

From AllGov: By Carter Salis, Project on Government Oversight Don’t throw good money after bad. It seems like common sense, but a recent report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) reveals that common sense is not necessarily common at the Department of Defense (DoD). After 15 years and $40 billion in taxpayer…

From Politico: Sen. Susan Collins joined the growing list of Republicans who say they aren’t supporting Donald Trump in the general election. “Donald Trump does not reflect historical Republican values nor the inclusive approach to governing that is critical to healing the divisions in our country,” she wrote in a piece for The Washington Post.…

From Politico: Few politicians would ever admit this, but Sen. Chris Murphy (a Connecticut Democrat so boyish he has been mistaken for a junior staffer) says he was unfocused, a bit adrift, after being elected to the upper chamber in 2012. Then came Dec. 14, 2012, and Murphy’s senatorial adolescence ended in an awful instant.…

From AllGov: By Benjamin Weiser, New York Times The criminal trial ended more than 2 1/2 years ago, but Judge Jesse M. Furman can still vividly recall the case. It stands out, not because of the defendant or the subject matter, but because of its rarity: In his four-plus years on the bench…

From AllGov: By Kevin Lessmiller, Courthouse News Service (CN) — A federal judge on Friday shot down the Libertarian and Green parties’ claim that they have a legal right to participate in this year’s presidential debates. The Libertarian National Committee and the Green Party — and their respective presidential nominees, Gary Johnson…

From Politico: ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Helen Delich Bentley, a former Maryland congresswoman who was an expert on the maritime industry, died Saturday of brain cancer. She was 92. Key Kidder, a spokesman for the family, said Bentley died shortly after 1:30 p.m. at her home in Timonium, where she was receiving hospice care. Story Continued…

From AllGov:   By Eduardo Porter, New York Times   What would happen if the federal government ended its subsidies to companies that drill for oil and gas?   The U.S. oil and gas industry has argued that such a move would leave the United States more dependent on…

From Politico: More American voters want the Democratic Party to lead Congress than its Republican counterpart, which has controlled both the House and the Senate since the 2014 midterm elections, according to the latest results of a national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of registered voters out Friday. While 43 percent said they wanted Republicans…

From AllGov: By Wendy Lee, New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — The Department of Homeland Security is hiring in Silicon Valley — for drones. Last week, technology entrepreneurs filled a Menlo Park conference room, where officials spelled out their needs — drones small and light enough to launch easily and fly over…