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The Promise of 5G Is the Problem With Huawei in Eyes of Critics

The vulnerability helps explain the rising tension between the U.S. and Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest technology company. Huawei is pushing for a global leadership role in 5G, but American officials suspect that would help Beijing spy on Western governments and companies. “Huawei’s significant presence in 5G creates a new vector for possible cyber-espionage and malware,” Michael Wessel, a commissioner on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission that advises Congress, s...
Tags: Science, Congress, Beijing, Huawei, U S, U S China Economic and Security Review Commission, Michael Wessel, Huawei Technologies Co China


Donald Trump's new missile defence strategy eyes space-based sensors

The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defence system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and China. Details about the administration's Missile Defence Review - the first compiled since 2010 - are expected to be released during President Donald Trump's visit on Thursday to the Pentagon with top members of his administration. In a throwback to Ro...
Tags: Asia, Science, Vladimir Putin, Congress, North Korea, China, Russia, US, America, Iran, Beijing, Ronald Reagan, Moscow, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump


Venezuela Congress and U.S. government ratchet up pressure on Maduro

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration was considering recognizing the leader of the Congress, Juan Guaido, as the country's legitimate president, according to two people familiar with the matter. White House aides were weighing such a move among a list of options being prepared for Trump in response to the latest Venezuela developments but no final decision had been made, one of the people told Reuters. Maduro was inaugurated on Jan. 10 under an avalanche of criticism that his leadershi...
Tags: Science, Congress, White House, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Trump, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Reuters Maduro


Hundreds of FDA staff return to work amid shutdown: Commissioner

About 400 U.S. Food and Drug Administration staffers have returned to their posts from furlough, including some food inspectors and support professionals, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a tweet on Tuesday. Gottlieb's comments come as the longest U.S. government shutdown, triggered by President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion from Congress to fund a wall on the border with Mexico, reached its 25th day. The FDA employees returning to work, mostly without pay, include about 100 staff ...
Tags: Science, Congress, Mexico, Fda, Donald Trump, U S Food and Drug Administration, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb


Venezuela Congress declares President Maduro 'usurper' of democracy

U.S. President Donald Trump is considering recognizing the leader of the Congress, Juan Guaido, as Venezuela's legitimate president, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing three unidentified sources. Maduro was inaugurated on Jan. 10 under an avalanche of criticism that his leadership was illegitimate following a 2018 election widely viewed as fraudulent, with countries around the world disavowing his government. The United States and many Latin American nations say Maduro has become a dictator whose...
Tags: Science, Congress, Cnn, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Maduro, Venezuela Congress, Juan Guaido


Mexico officials skip congressional testimony on fuel theft

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Top officials from President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's administration on Tuesday did not attend a congressional committee convened to question them over the government's strategy in a crackdown on fuel theft. Lawmakers had asked Energy Minister Rocio Nahle, Finance Minister Carlos Urzua and Octavio Romero, chief executive of state oil company Pemex, to appear in Congress. "This is an unprecedented slight to the legislative branch," said Vanessa Rubio, a senato...
Tags: Science, Congress, Mexico, Pemex, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Reuters Top, Carlos Urzua, Octavio Romero, Rocio Nahle, Vanessa Rubio


Venezuela's Maduro starts new term as U.S. decries him as 'usurper'

The country's pro-government Supreme Court, which has largely supplanted the opposition-run Congress, swore him in following a welcome with a symphony orchestra and cheering supporters waving miniature yellow, blue and red Venezuelan flags. The ceremony contrasted with the harsh realities that face the former bus driver turned socialist leader, including hyperinflation, severe food and medicine shortages and an exodus of millions of citizens. Before he had even completed his inaugural speech,...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Congress, United States, Paraguay, Venezuela, Maduro


Venezuela's President Maduro starts new term, shrugs off criticism

The country's pro-government Supreme Court, which has largely supplanted the opposition-run Congress, swore him in following a welcome with a symphony orchestra and cheering supporters waving miniature Venezuelan flags. Before he had even completed his inaugural speech, the United States accused him of "usurping power," and Paraguay announced it was cutting diplomatic ties - a symbol of the growing diplomatic isolation that he will face in the new term. "That's the rallying cry of our revoluti...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Congress, United States, Paraguay, Venezuela, Maduro, Socialist Party, Maikel Moreno


Venezuela's President Maduro starts new term amid isolation, economic crisis

The country's pro-government Supreme Court, which has largely supplanted the opposition-run Congress, swore him in following a triumphant welcome with a symphony orchestra and cheering supporters waving miniature Venezuelan flags. "I swear on the legacy of Hugo Chavez ... that I will meet all of my duties under the constitution," Maduro said. Supreme Court Chief Maikel Moreno dedicated nearly 20 minutes to explaining why Maduro was not being sworn in by congress, which the ruling Socialist Par...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Venezuela, Maduro, Hugo Chavez, Socialist Party, Maikel Moreno


Hubble Space Telescope's Camera Eye Suffers Malfunction

A hardware problem has put the main camera onboard the Hubble Space Telescope out of operation, according to a brief statement released by NASA today (Jan. 9). The issue with the Wide Field Camera 3 occured on Jan. 8 at 12:23 p.m. EST (1723 GMT), according to the statement. NASA did not provide any details about the glitch itself beyond saying that it was caused by a hardware problem and that the camera carries redundant electronics that could be used to get the instrument running again. It...
Tags: Science, Congress, Nasa, Hubble, International Space Station, Donald Trump, Hubble Space Telescope, NASA s Science Mission Directorate, Space Telescope Science Institute, Advanced Camera for Surveys ACS, Thomas Zurbuchen, Meghan Bartels, Facebook Original, Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph STIS


Russian space chief says US shutdown delayed NASA visit

Russia's space agency chief on Wednesday said his trip to the US was postponed by NASA due to the government agency falling "victim" to the ongoing shutdown, rather than a diplomatic snub. Head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin, a firebrand nationalist politician known for his anti-Western rhetoric, was set to visit the US in February. "We understand that this situation is a fragment of the battle between (US) Congress and (President Donald) Trump," Rogozin told state channel Rossiya 24.
Tags: Science, Congress, Russia, US, Nasa, Rossiya, Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin, Donald Trump Rogozin


In Oval Office speech, Trump demands a wall but does not declare emergency

Facing Democratic opposition in Congress to a wall that he promised to build as a presidential candidate, Trump said in his first prime-time address from the Oval Office that there was a growing security and humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. "How much more American blood must be shed before Congress does its job?" he said, recounting gruesome details of murders he said were committed by illegal immigrants. Trump's speech came 18 days into a partial government shutdown precipitated...
Tags: Science, Congress, Mexico, Trump, Oval Office


Trump demands U.S. border wall, sidesteps declaring emergency

Facing Democratic opposition in Congress to a wall, Trump said in a prime-time televised speech that there was a growing security crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Using blunt language in an attempt to win public support, Trump said illegal immigrants and drugs flowing across the southern border posed a serious threat to American safety. "How much more American blood will be shed before Congress does its job?" Trump said after recounting gruesome details of murders he said were committed by il...
Tags: Science, Congress, Mexico, Trump


Deb Haaland becomes one of first two Native American congresswomen

The day before Deb Haaland was sworn in last week as a freshman lawmaker in the most diverse U.S. House of Representatives class in history, she said the weight of being one of the first two Native American women to serve in Congress had not yet fully hit her. Haaland, 58, had just conducted a brief staff meeting and was sitting in her new office on Capitol Hill as staffers got phones working and solved logistical problems like wrestling a printer through a narrow doorway. "Congress has never ...
Tags: Science, Congress, House Of Representatives, Capitol Hill, Deb Haaland, Haaland


Boy, Did NASA Screw Up This One

NASA has rescinded an invitation to the chief of Russian space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, to visit its Houston facilities and speak at Rice University after members of Congress noted that Rogozin is currently prohibited from traveling to the U.S. under sanctions imposed over the situation in Ukraine, CNN reported.
Tags: Science, Congress, Ukraine, Nasa, Cnn, Houston, Rice University, Rogozin, Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin


The FBI Is Looking Into a Mike Pence Poseur That Texted Republican Members of Congress

The FBI is investigating an incident where someone posing as Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, Alyssa Farah, contacted Republican members of the House of Representatives and tried to extract information on their whereabouts and “availability for meetings,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. One GOP…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Republicans, Congress, Cybersecurity, Sms, Fbi, Law Enforcement, Gop, House Of Representatives, Texting, Wall Street Journal, Mike Pence, Alyssa Farah


China makes historic landing on far side of moon in important step for country's space programme

A Chinese spacecraft has made the first successful landing ever on the far side of the moon, a mission seen as an important step as the country looks to push forward its space programme.  The lunar explorer Chang'e 4 touched down at 10:26 am and relayed a photo of the "dark side" of the moon to the Queqiao satellite, the official China Central Television reported on Thursday. The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate that it orbits our planet, so the far side - or the "d...
Tags: Science, Congress, China, Russia, US, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, United States, Mars, Donald Trump, Luna, Reuters, Soviet Union, Chang, China Central Television


China lunar mission: probe makes historic landing on far side of moon

A Chinese spacecraft has made the first successful landing ever on the far side of the moon, a mission seen as an important step as the country looks to push forward its space programme.  The lunar explorer Chang'e 4 touched down at 10:26 am and relayed a photo of the "dark side" of the moon to the Queqiao satellite, the official China Central Television reported on Thursday. The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate that it orbits our planet, so the far side - or the "d...
Tags: Science, Congress, China, Russia, US, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, United States, Mars, Donald Trump, Luna, Reuters, Soviet Union, Chang


China moon mission: probe makes historic landing on far side of moon in important step for country's space programme

A Chinese spacecraft has made the first successful landing ever on the far side of the moon, a mission seen as an important step as the country looks to push forward its space programme.  The lunar explorer Chang'e 4 touched down at 10:26 am and relayed a photo of the "dark side" of the moon to the Queqiao satellite, the official China Central Television reported on Thursday. The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate that it orbits our planet, so the far side - or the "d...
Tags: Science, Congress, China, Russia, US, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, United States, Mars, Donald Trump, Luna, Reuters, Soviet Union, Chang


Markets start the way they ended

After the worst year for world stock markets in a decade, 2019 has kicked off with the same trepidation surrounding economic slowdown, trade tension and rising interest rates that infected markets for most of the second half of last year. With U.S. interest rate futures now priced for no more Federal Reserve interest rate rises in the current cycle – even after the Fed indicated at least two more at its meeting two weeks ago – and also moving toward a rate cut by the middle of 2020, the dollar ...
Tags: Science, Congress, Washington, White House, Federal Reserve, Fed


'Not the Leadership This Moment Calls For': Progressives Blast Nancy Pelosi's New 'Climate Crisis' Committee

In one of the clearest signs yet that House Democrats might try doing something, anything at all, about climate change come January, incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday that Congress would be establishing a new “Climate Crisis” committee, to be chaired by Florida Representative Kathy Castor.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Congress, House, Nancy Pelosi, Climate Change Committee, Climate Policy, House Democrats, Political Climate Change, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Dea, Kathy Castor Read


Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Says Problems Will Take Years to Fix

“To be clear, addressing these issues is more than a one-year challenge,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. Zuckerberg testified for the first time in front of Congress in April, explaining why Facebook allowed users’ data to fall into the hands of unauthorized third parties. In his reflection on Friday, he made the case that Facebook is now a changed company, and will be more proactive about problems.
Tags: Facebook, Science, Congress, Zuckerberg


Explainer: How partial shutdown of U.S. government could play out

A partial U.S. government shutdown was widely expected to continue after Congress reconvenes on Thursday, with lawmakers split over President Donald Trump's demand for $5 billion in taxpayer funding for a proposed Mexican border wall. The Senate and the House of Representatives were set to meet at 4 p.m. EST on the sixth day of the shutdown and resume debating ways to end it. For that bill to move forward in the 100-seat Senate, it would need 60 votes.
Tags: Science, Congress, Senate, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump


How partial shutdown of U.S. government could play out

A partial U.S. government shutdown was widely expected to continue after Congress reconvenes on Thursday, with lawmakers split over President Donald Trump's demand for $5 billion in taxpayer funding for a proposed Mexican border wall. The Senate and the House of Representatives were set to meet at 4 p.m. EST on the sixth day of the shutdown and resume debating ways to end it. For that bill to move forward in the 100-seat Senate, it would need 60 votes.
Tags: Science, Congress, Senate, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump


Trump: What If the Border Wall Was Actually a Row of Pointy Sticks

This week, the Oogie Boogie Man made of deflated basketballs currently residing in the Oval Office, Donald Trump, made good on his threat to shut down the federal government if Congress doesn’t approve $5.7 billion in funding for his U.S.-Mexico border wall project.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Congress, Mexico, Immigration, Infrastructure, Donald Trump, Border Wall, Oval Office Donald Trump, Sure Whatever, Pointy Sticks, Oogie Boogie Man


Facebook Faces Intensifying Pressure From Washington on Privacy

The suit alleges Facebook violated the district’s Consumer Protection and Procedures Act as a result of lax oversight of the company’s third-party applications. It came just hours after an explosive New York Times report that the social media giant had allowed, even after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, more than 150 companies to access more users’ personal data than it had disclosed, prompting renewed calls for Congress to act.
Tags: Facebook, Science, Congress, Washington, New York Times, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Faces Intensifying Pressure From


Lawmakers urge U.S. agency to bolster pipeline cybersecurity

The report released on Wednesday said Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, does not have a process to update its pipeline security guidelines to reflect revisions to standards considered by experts and regulators to be the industry bible on cybersecurity. The standards on avoiding hacker attacks are the Cybersecurity Framework from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The report by the General Accountability Office, or GAO, the investigative arm of...
Tags: Science, Congress, Tsa, GAO, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Maria Cantwell, General Accountability Office


Lawmakers urge Trump administration to bolster U.S. pipeline cybersecurity

Two Democratic lawmakers urged the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday to better protect U.S. oil and gas pipelines from cyberattacks, after a report they requested detailed a lack of federal oversight of the critical conduits. A federal report released on Wednesday said Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, does not have a process to update its pipeline security guidelines to reflect revisions to standards considered by experts and regulators to be the in...
Tags: Science, Congress, Tsa, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Democratic, GAO, Maria Cantwell, General Accountability Office


Trump authorizes revival of U.S. Space Command, with Space Force on agenda

President Donald Trump today authorized the Pentagon to set up the U.S. Space Command as its own combatant command, in preparation for creating a Space Force as a separate branch of the military. The authorization for the Space Command came in the form of a memorandum that doesn’t require congressional approval. Creating the Space Force, however, is dependent on action in Congress — and with Democrats taking charge of the House, there’s a chance that the force may take a form different from what...
Tags: Science, Congress, White House, House, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump, Space Command, Space Force, U S Space Command


NAACP Seeks Week-Long Facebook Boycott Over Racial Targeting

The NAACP urged its members and supporters to log out of Facebook and sister platform Instagram in response to a report released Monday which found that Russian hacking of the 2016 election heavily targeted African-Americans. “Facebook’s engagement with partisan firms, its targeting of political opponents, the spread of misinformation and the utilization of Facebook for propaganda promoting disingenuous portrayals of the African American community is reprehensible,” NAACP president and CEO Derr...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Congress, Naacp, Derrick Johnson, NAACP Seeks Week Long Facebook Boycott



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