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Lawmakers Demand Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Explain Cambridge Analytica Breach on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers Demand Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Explain Cambridge Analytica Breach on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers are calling on Mark Zuckerberg to testify on Capitol Hill following reports that Cambridge Analytica, the firm that worked with President Trump’s 2016 campaign, used data that had been

Zuck and Sandberg go M.I.A. as Congress summons Facebook leadership by name

The bad thing about making your face synonymous with the company you run: When you go M.I.A., everyone tends to notice. The callout posts began over the weekend. Normal Facebook users don’t always
Exclusive — Mark Meadows on Omnibus Bill: ‘Senate Democrats Seem to Be Calling Most of the Shots’

Exclusive — Mark Meadows on Omnibus Bill: ‘Senate Democrats Seem to Be Calling Most of the Shots’

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said that "the Senate Democrats seem to be calling most of the shots" regarding the upcoming omnibus spending bill.
This Is the Last State to Not Send a Woman to Congress

This Is the Last State to Not Send a Woman to Congress

Mississippi is about to take itself off the list

Watch Members of Congress Go Off on Betsy DeVos at a Budget Hearing

On Tuesday morning, Democratic lawmakers seized an opportunity to press Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on everything from racial bias in student discipline to guns in schools as she defended a
Cambridge Analytica's History of Dubious Election Tricks

Cambridge Analytica's History of Dubious Election Tricks

“Right now we’re active in national campaigns in Asia, Africa and Europe and South America.”
Trump Defeats Challenge Over Use of Message-Deleting Apps

Trump Defeats Challenge Over Use of Message-Deleting Apps

President Donald Trump defeated a watchdog group’s court challenge to his administration’s use of instant-messaging applications that automatically erase their contents.
Xi Is Just Getting Started After China’s Biggest Government Shakeup in Years

Xi Is Just Getting Started After China’s Biggest Government Shakeup in Years

The message from the massive government shakeup completed Tuesday in Beijing is clear: Chinese President Xi Jinping is just getting started.
Facebook Draws Scrutiny From FTC, Congressional Committees

Facebook Draws Scrutiny From FTC, Congressional Committees

Facebook is drawing scrutiny from the main U.S. privacy watchdog and half a dozen powerful congressional committees over how the personal data of 50 million users was obtained by a data analytics firm
Senate Scuttles Yemen Measure as Saudi Prince Meets With Trump

Senate Scuttles Yemen Measure as Saudi Prince Meets With Trump

The Senate scuttled a resolution opposed by the Trump administration that called on the U.S. military to stop aiding Saudi-led bombing in Yemen, acting the same day President Donald Trump and top
Republicans Don’t Think They Need to Protect Robert Mueller From Trump

Republicans Don’t Think They Need to Protect Robert Mueller From Trump

Republican leaders in Congress have argued that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election should not be cut short, but they have done little to
This Is the Last State to Not Send a Woman to Congress

This Is the Last State to Not Send a Woman to Congress

Mississippi is about to take itself off the list
China Newspaper Calls for Curbs Against U.S. Soybean `Dumping'

China Newspaper Calls for Curbs Against U.S. Soybean `Dumping'

Soybeans are harvested with a Case IH Agricultural Equipment Inc. combine harvester in this aerial photograph taken above Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Soybean futures for
Congress Stymied on $1.3 Trillion Bill as Another Shutdown Nears

Congress Stymied on $1.3 Trillion Bill as Another Shutdown Nears

Congressional Republicans missed another target to unveil a $1.3 trillion spending bill, as talks continued early Wednesday with just days remaining for House and Senate votes to avert a third
Study: Trump Tariffs May Add 19k Steel and Aluminum Jobs

Study: Trump Tariffs May Add 19k Steel and Aluminum Jobs

A study conducted by the Coalition for Prosperous America found that President Donald Trump's tariffs on aluminum and steel will add roughly 19,000 jobs.

The Illinois GOP Just Realized It Made a Very Big Mistake

Update, 3/21/18: Overnight, multiple news outlets declared Dan Lipinski the winner in the Democratic primary for Illinois’ third congressional district. For months, Democrats have kept their eyes
Facebook Crisis Reignites Washington’s Scrutiny of Social Networks

Facebook Crisis Reignites Washington’s Scrutiny of Social Networks

Facebook is struggling to respond to growing demands from Washington to explain how the personal data of millions of its users could be exploited by a consulting firm that helped Donald Trump win the
Speaker Ryan Invites France’s Macron to Address Congress

Speaker Ryan Invites France’s Macron to Address Congress

House Speaker Paul Ryan is inviting French President Emmanuel Macron to address a joint meeting of Congress next month.
Lobbyists Seek Backdoor to Deregulation Through Nafta Talks

Lobbyists Seek Backdoor to Deregulation Through Nafta Talks

Lobbyists in Washington are using Nafta’s rewrite to advance a broad legislative agenda making it easier for U.S. companies to build factories, move cargo and export coal.
Lawmakers Near Spending Compromise to Avoid U.S. Government Shutdown

Lawmakers Near Spending Compromise to Avoid U.S. Government Shutdown

Leaders in Congress from both parties said they’re on the cusp of settling on a $1.3 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown this weekend after lawmakers reached key compromises during