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Ethics Group Files House Complaint On Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter Use

A Washington, D.C-based ethics group is claiming that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s social media usage violates House ethics rules against using taxpayer resources for political purposes. Ocasio-Cortez’s political Instagram account contains direct links to her House Instagram account and includes a link for political contributions, alongside posts of official video footage on the House floor, according to a complaint Foundation ...

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Zuckerberg Announces Big Changes To Facebook. Here’s What People Should Expect

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that the Silicon Valley company will begin completely reorienting its platform over the next several years, moving toward encryption and privacy. The move would shift the company’s focus from a social network to a platform in which people communicate with smaller groups and their content disappears after a short period of time, Zuckerberg wrote ...

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Pelosi: Democrats Are Preparing To Bring Net Neutrality Back From The Dead

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims her caucus will introduce legislation Wednesday replacing the open internet rules the Trump administration dinged in 2018. A bill called the Save the Internet Act will be unveiled Wednesday and will be introduced in the Senate as well, the California Democrat told colleagues in a letter Monday. Details about the potential bill have not yet been made ...

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‘Terrible Idea’: Michigan’s Democratic Governor Pushes An Enormous Gas Tax Increase

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is proposing what some opponents are calling a draconian gas tax increase to fix the state’s crumbling road infrastructure. Whitmer’s budget proposal will include a 45-cent gas tax increase, which would be phased in over three separate intervals, the governor’s spokeswoman Tiffany Brown told reporters Monday. The rate would begin increasing in October, hit its second phase ...

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Google Refuses To Remove App Letting Saudi Men Control Their Wives’ Travel

Google is refusing to remove a feature in the company’s app store allowing Saudi men to track the whereabouts of women, according to a report Saturday from online outlet Insider. Google reviewed the Absher app and concluded that it does not violate the company’s policies, the report notes. Google communicated its decision to California Rep. Jackie Speier, who is demanding the ...

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Here’s What The ’60 Minutes’ Report On The Kid’s Climate Crusade Missed

CBS News apparently neglected to mention in a report Sunday about a climate crusade that one of the neutral experts the reporters interviewed is actually involved in various climate-related lawsuits against oil companies in California. UCLA law professor Ann Carlson was used in a 60 Minutes report as an expert observing the validity of a climate lawsuit holding the U.S. ...

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New WSJ Poll Suggests Trump’s Attacks On Socialism Could Gain Traction Ahead Of 2020

Only a scant few number of Americans view socialism in a favorable light, according to a Wall Street Journal poll published Sunday. The poll numbers come as President Donald Trump and the Republican Party continues painting Democrats as socialists ahead of the 2020 election. Only 18 percent of all Americans say they view socialism positively, while 50 percent view it ...

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Senate Confirms Trump’s EPA Pick Despite Major Democratic Opposition

President Donald Trump’s newest pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency was confirmed Wednesday even after Sen. Susan Collins announced her opposition to the former coal lobbyist. EPA acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler was confirmed ____, ending several months of speculation about who will lead the agency following Scott Pruitt’s resignation. Trump’s first agency head resigned in 2018 following months of ...

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Cohen Admits He Can’t Corroborate His Allegations Against Trump

President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen admitted Wednesday that he is unable to corroborate allegations that the president discussed elements of WikiLeaks’ email hacks with Roger Stone. “How can we corroborate what you’re saying?” Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz of Florida asked Cohen, referring to the former Trump confidant’s allegations that the president was aware of Stone’s contact with WikiLeaks’ founder ...

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GOP Pulls Power Move On House Democrats, Dings Climate Hearing Before It Begins

House Republicans scuttled a climate change hearing Tuesday before it began after too few Democrats showed up to contest adjournment. The House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations adjourned the hearing after Republicans secured a majority of votes. Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas excused the members after determining the subject matter of the hearing was outside ...

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Sen. Whitehouse Struggles To Respond After WSJ Accuses Him Of Climate Hypocrisy

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is struggling to respond after The Wall Street Journal suggested he was being hypocritical for pushing a campaign forcing various groups to disclose all of their donors before they file amicus briefs. The Rhode Island Democrat criticized Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in a January letter for accepting friend of the court briefs from “special interest ...

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‘Truly Remarkable’: Detroit Scores First Major Auto Plant In Nearly A Generation

Fiat Chrysler announced Tuesday that the company opening a new auto assembly plant in southeast Michigan as part of a multi-billion expansion into the city of Detroit. The plant will provide roughly 6,500 jobs to the city and is considered a monumentally large commitment, especially given Detroit’s recent struggles. The Mack Avenue Engine factory will be converted to an assembly ...

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