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Facebook Drops Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Big Tech Campaign Ad

Facebook removed several ads Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign published on the company’s social media platform, Politico reported Monday. The ads, which Warren’s campaign placed on the platform Friday, promoted the Massachusetts senator’s plan to break up what she believes is Facebook and Amazon’s monopoly. Nearly a dozen other campaign ads addressing her proposal to slam tech companies were not ...

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Amazon’s Working Conditions Are Apparently Making Employees Suicidal

Emergency workers have been summoned to Amazon’s warehouses nearly 200 times during the past six years, The Daily Beast reported Monday. Employees say brutal working conditions at the company leave some to reach out for help before ultimately seeking relief through suicide. Emergency workers were summoned to Amazon warehouses at least 189 times between 2013 and 2018 for suicide attempts ...

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US Warns Germany To Steer Clear Of Huawei Or Pay A Stiff Price

The Trump administration warned the German government that the U.S. may not share intelligence with Germany if the country continues using Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei to build up its fifth generation cellular networks, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Allowing the participation of Huawei in Germany’s 5G project would mean the U.S. won’t be able to maintain the same level ...

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‘The Straw Police’: Nunes Associates California’s Straw Ban To Socialism

Rep. Devin Nunes of California appeared to associate his state’s ban on plastic straws to socialism in a tweet Saturday after visiting a nearby restaurant. “At restaurant tonight waitress asks if we want straws,” the Republican told his Twitter followers. “Says she has to ask now in fear of ‘THE STRAW POLICE.’ Welcome to Socialism in California!” At restaurant tonight waitress ...

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Bernie And Biden Are Leading The Field In Iowa By Enormous Margins

Former Vice President Joe Biden and self-avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders are leading the polls in Iowa, according to a poll published Sunday. The two septuagenarians are so far besting their younger, female Democratic opponents in the race to unseat President Donald Trump. Nearly 27 percent of likely Democratic caucus attendees say Biden is their first choice for president, according ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Has Racked Up Three Major Ethics Complaints During Her First Months In Congress

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has compiled a slew of ethics complaints during her first few months in Congress without providing much in the way of a response for any of them Watchdog groups have leveled ethics complaints at Ocasio-Cortez over her use of social media and alleged willingness to set up a million-dollar slush fund Ocasio-Cortez has not yet fully responded ...

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Elizabeth Warren Announces Plans To Break Up Facebook And Other Big Tech Firms

Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a plan Friday to wallop big tech companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon as the Massachusetts Democrat works to differentiate herself among fellow presidential candidates. Her proposal would impose new rules on tech companies with $25 billion or more in annual ad revenue, forcing Amazon and Google to dramatically reduce their hold on online commerce. The plan ...

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Senate Democrats Target Trump’s Alleged Interference Into Mega Media Merger

Sen. Chris Van Hollen wants U.S. Attorney General William Barr to investigate whether President Donald Trump played a heavy role in recent media merger reviews, Axios reported Friday. The Maryland Democrat’s request comes as other members of his party are asking for information related to a New Yorker report that the president directed officials to ensure the Department of Justice sue to block the AT&T-Time Warner deal. Van ...

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He’s Not Being Convicted Of Colluding With Russia

Paul Manafort

The judge in Paul Manafort’s sentencing hearing said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is not being sentenced to prison for anything related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Reagan-appointed U.S. Judge T. S. Ellis told a court that Manafort “is not before the court for anything having to do with colluding with the Russian government.” Trump’s former ...

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DOD Officials Warn Trump Administration To Stop Hassling Giant 5G Developer

Department of Defense officials are warning the Trump administration to stop targeting telecommunications giant Qualcomm or risk placing the U.S. behind the eight ball on fifth-generation cellular development. Representatives with both the DOD and Energy Department have had sit-down discussions with the Federal Trade Commission to encourage the agency to stop suing Qualcomm, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing ...

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Biden Says He’s Almost All In On 2020, But Worries About Trump’s Take-No-Prisoners Approach

Former Vice President Joe Biden is almost totally prepared to announce his bid for the White House, according to media reports. There’s just one big thing keeping him from pulling the trigger: concerns that President Donald Trump will play too rough during the general campaign. Biden’s chief strategist, Steve Ricchetti, signaled that the Delaware Democrat is about 95 percent committed ...

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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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