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Trump using military funding as leverage in fight with tech giants

Trump using military funding as leverage in fight with tech giants

President Donald Trump’s threat Tuesday to veto an annual defense bill unless Congress removes legal protections for social media companies drew swift, sharp bipartisan pushback from lawmakers who charged Trump was using leverage over the troops to settle personal scores. Trump’s ultimatum and the fiery opposition it provoked sets up a showdown between Congress and…MORE

McConnell chokes up in emotional tribute to retiring Tennessee senator

McConnell chokes up in emotional tribute to retiring Tennessee senator

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell choked up on the Senate floor Wednesday as he remembered his decades long friendship with the retiring Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, a rare moment of raw emotion from the usually stoic Republican leader. McConnell’s comments came moments before Alexander delivered his own farewell address to the chamber, where he’s…MORE

Maine just elected the nation’s youngest House speaker

Maine just elected the nation’s youngest House speaker

The oldest state in the nation now has the nation’s youngest House speaker in modern history. At 28, Ryan Fecteau is also the first openly gay person in the Maine Legislature’s most powerful role, according to Maine’s House Clerk and the National Conference of State Legislatures. Fecteau was elected by his House colleagues in Augusta…MORE

US official says Israel was behind assassination of Iranian scientist

A senior US administration official said Israel was behind the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist but declined to give details about whether the Trump administration knew about the attack before it was carried out or provided support. The official said that in the past, Israelis have shared information with the US about their targets…MORE

Obama cautions activists against using ‘defund the police’ slogan

Obama cautions activists against using ‘defund the police’ slogan

Former President Barack Obama cautioned young activists against using the slogan “defund the police” to achieve changes in policing practices, instead urging them in a new interview to have a more inclusive discussion to better enact changes. In doing so, the former president, who still holds enormous influence in the Democratic Party and has voiced…MORE

Stimulus negotiations: 3 routes to Covid relief all face fierce headwinds

Stimulus negotiations: 3 routes to Covid relief all face fierce headwinds

It’s almost like everyone woke up Tuesday and realized that there was a massive cliff coming at the end of December if lawmakers couldn’t find agreement on a stimulus bill. The flurry of activity from the unveiling of a bipartisan framework to an announcement from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he was going to…MORE

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