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‘Like a baby’ with suits: Fb slammed by way of senators in Libra listening to

Facebook found itself in the hot seat on Capitol Hill once again on Tuesday. This time the social media company was grilled by the Senate Banking Committee in a hearing on its proposed digital currency, Libra. Members of Congress could not make it any more clear: they don’t trust Facebook. “Facebook is dangerous,” said Sen....CONTINUE READING
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Fb will protect Libra ahead of the Congress these days. This will have to be fascinating.

On Tuesday, at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, Facebook‘s David Marcus will stand before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee and explain Facebook‘s vision for Libra cryptocurrency.  It won’t be an easy task. Amongst the U.S. lawmakers and finance institutions, Libra has mostly been met with skepticism. President Trump said Libra will have “little standing or...CONTINUE READING
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 12 best possible moments of 2019 (to this point)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is having quite the year. Since becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in 2018, Ocasio-Cortez has set out to find her footing in American politics. So far this year she’s made a fair number of profoundly eloquent speeches on the House floor, gotten real about climate change by sponsoring the Green...CONTINUE READING
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Jon Stewart’s emotional protection of 9/11 first responders to Congress is a must-watch

Jon Stewart, comedian and former host of The Daily Show, delivered an emotional speech Tuesday that advocated for full funding of the 9/11 first responders compensation fund, and absolutely shredded Congress for its inaction.  Stewart, who has long championed the cause, began his statement by angrily pointing out how few members of the House Judiciary...CONTINUE READING
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Congress consents: It is time to control facial popularity generation

The first in a series of congressional hearings on facial recognition technology took place on Wednesday, and it brought about a rare occurrence in Washington: agreement between Democrats and Republicans. The House Oversight Committee’s hearing was focused on the impact facial recognition has had on civil rights and liberties from its use among law enforcement....CONTINUE READING
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In spite of everything, a bipartisan factor: Accepting cash from lobbyists to dam unfastened tax-filing instrument

The House of Representatives passed a bill that should make for-profit tax-filing companies very happy.  The Taxpayer First Act is a piece of legislation that makes changes to how the IRS functions, including better infrastructure for customer service and appeals. It has bipartisan support, and is the first legislative effort to improve the functioning of...CONTINUE READING
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AOC and the forged of ‘Queer Eye’ frolicked on Capitol Hill

Four members of the Queer Eye cast (we missed you, Karamo) were on Capitol Hill this week to promote the Equality Act. Of course, they still squeezed in some time to hang out with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photos of AOC and Jonathan Van Ness strolling breezily through the halls of Congress started circulating Thursday afternoon. The...CONTINUE READING
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AOC calls out Kushner: ‘What is subsequent, placing nuclear codes in Instagram DMs?’

It’s a cold day in government hell when Instagram DMs get a shoutout at a House Oversight Committee meeting — so reader, you’ll want to grab your winter coat. On Tuesday, while speaking before Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed her concern over reports that Jared Kushner used WhatsApp to communicate with foreign...CONTINUE READING
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7 of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s maximum inspirational speeches

Since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was elected to Congress, she’s brought a refreshing and powerfully passionate energy to Washington, DC. When she isn’t mastering the art of the Twitter takedown, sharing her social media skills with fellow Democrats, or answering interview questions as candidly as possible, the 29-year-old is making insightful speeches that effectively communicate her personal...CONTINUE READING
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