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Teslas can be ‘tricked’ to run without driver, Consumer Reports says

By Ed Ludlow and Dana Hull | Bloomberg Consumer Reports engineers said they “easily tricked” a Tesla vehicle to drive via its Autopilot feature without anyone in the driver’s seat, just days after a fatal crash in Texas where police said they found no one behind the steering wheel of a Tesla car. In a test conducted this week, test drivers took several trips on a closed half-mile track in a Tesla Model Y sport utility vehicle, the nonprofit research organization said in a statement Thursday. The...
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Two Democratic senators are urging NHTSA to take action after 'worrisome' pattern of Tesla crashes, a new report says

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass). Brian Snyder/Reuters Two senators are pressing NHTSA to take action on driver-assistance systems, The Wall Street Journal reports. The lawmakers cited a "worrisome" pattern of safety concerns about Tesla's Autopilot. Their letter comes after an apparently driverless Tesla crashed in Texas, killing two people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two US senators are urging the nation's top traffic safety agency to give guidance about driver-as...
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Two Democratic senators are urging NHTSA to take action after 'worrisome' pattern of Tesla crashes

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass). Brian Snyder/Reuters Two senators are pressing NHTSA to take action on driver-assistance systems, The Wall Street Journal first reported. The lawmakers cited a "worrisome" pattern of safety concerns about Tesla's Autopilot. Their letter comes after an apparently driverless Tesla crashed in Texas, killing two people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two US senators are urging the nation's top traffic safety agency to give guidance about dr...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, News, NHTSA, Driver Assistance, Tesla, Autopilot


AOC, Ed Markey relaunch a Green New Deal to create 'millions' of new jobs - without saying how much it will cost

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York reintroduced The Green New Deal. It calls for a 10-year mobilization to invest in zero-emission energy sources, but it doesn't have a price tag. GOP lawmakers opposed the resolution, citing high costs and calling it "socialism." See more stories on Insider's business page. Two years after it was first introduced, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...
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Ahead of Biden's Climate Summit, Lawmakers Relaunch 'Green New Deal'

By Makini BriceWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. lawmakers, including Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey, on...
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AOC, Bernie Sanders want to help 2 million Americans by investing in green housing infrastructure

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced a bill to improve public housing. The bill would invest $172 billion over 10 years to create jobs and convert all housing to zero-carbon. Ocasio-Cortez has previously said Biden's infrastructure bill isn't big enough to address the climate crisis. See more stories on Insider's business page. To tackle both the climat...
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"Congressional Democrats will introduce legislation Thursday to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices..."

NBC News reports.The Democratic bill is led by Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee. It is co-sponsored by Reps. Hank Johnson of Georgia and Mondaire Jones of New York. The Supreme Court can be expanded by an act of Congress, but the legislation is highly unlikely to become law in the near future given Democrats' slim majorities, which include scores of lawmakers who are not on board with the idea. President Joe Biden has...
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U.S. Lawmakers Pressure DOJ Over Funding of Predictive Policing Tools

Ratcheting up pressure on the Justice Department to crack down on unregulated predictive policing algorithms, Democratic lawmakers on Thursday called for strict new requirements on any DOJ-funded research into police tools promising to forecast crime, saying that research into some programs already in use has revealed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Learning, Law Enforcement, Predictive Policing, Police Brutality, Criminal Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Criminology, Ron Wyden, Raphael Warnock, Alex Padilla, Ed Markey, Yvette Clarke, Jeff Merkley, Shelia Jackson Lee


Lawmakers press Instagram for details on its plans for kids

A group of Democratic lawmakers wrote to Mark Zuckerberg this week to press the CEO on his plans to curate a version of Instagram for children. In a hearing last month, Zuckerberg confirmed reporting by Buzzfeed that the company was exploring an age-gated version of its app designed for young users. Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) signed the letter, expressing “serious concerns” about the company’s ability to pro...
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Why green initiatives count as infrastructure, from Biden's top climate officials

Climate change protesters disrupt candidate Joe Biden during a campaign event on October 9, 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images Biden's top climate officials emphasize the need to include green measures in the infrastructure bill. They say the cost of inaction is too high and saving the climate will also help rebuild the economy. GOP lawmakers say climate measures don't count as infrastructure and they won't support the bill. See more stories on...
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Robocalls May Get Worse Soon, and You Can Blame Facebook

Rather than dole out what is, essentially—at least to one of the richest companies on the planet—a handful of spare change, Facebook set out to purposely undermine one of the most important legal protections Americans have against unwanted robocalls. Today it accomplished that mission.Read more...
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Elizabeth Warren and AOC want to spend $500 billion to create 1 million green infrastructure jobs

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. GREG NASH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Progressives unveiled a bill that would invest $500 billion over 10 years on green infrastructure. The bill focuses on reducing carbon emissions while creating 1 million new jobs. With bipartisan talks on infrastructure under way, the parties disagree so far on how to fund it. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden campaigned on an infrastructure bill focused on job creation and climate change. And now...
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Daylight-saving time starts on Sunday. Some US senators are trying to get rid of the clock-change ritual.

Joanna Lin Su/ Insider Daylight-saving time starts on Sunday, March 14 at 2 a.m. Clocks will move forward one hour. A group of US senators reintroduced a bill that would make the time change permanent. Research suggests there's an uptick in car accidents and heart attacks when clocks change. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democrat and Republican senators don't often agree, but they seem to share a similar dislike of changing clocks.On Sunday at 2:00 a.m., most cl...
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Daylight-saving time begins on March 14 - here's why we have it and why some lawmakers want to make it permanent

Sunset over the Arizona desert Shutterstock At 2 a.m. ET on March 14, Americans will "spring forward" for daylight-saving time. Common wisdom about daylight-saving time is that it originated with farming, but it really goes back to World War I. Most of the US, with the exception of Hawaii, Arizona, and many territories, recognizes daylight-saving time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On March 14 at 2 a.m. ET, US states that recognize daylight-saving time will "spr...
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Senators Launch Latest Salvo in Forever War Over Daylight Saving Time

The Senate might just finally do away with Daylight Saving Time (DST) clock shifts, ridding America of the twice-a-year impositions on everyone’s sanity and standardizing time at the moment after the clock jumps forward on March 14 this year. Of course, similar proposals have regularly flamed out over the years, so…Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Time, America, Measurement, Marco Rubio, Ron Wyden, Sheldon Whitehouse, US Department of Energy, Franklin, Rick Scott, Roy Blunt, DST, Ed Markey, Daylight Saving Time, James Lankford


The White House says Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package is the most 'progressive piece of legislation in history.' Top progressives agree.

Joe Biden greets Sen. Bernie Sanders before the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University on January 14, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Scott Olson/Getty Images President Joe Biden is touting his $1.9 trillion coronavirus package as a progressive bill. Progressive lawmakers are also celebrating the American Rescue Plan and taking credit for it. The bill would become Biden's first major legislation and represents unity within Democrats. Visit the Business section of Insider ...
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Imposing Massachusetts Gun Laws on Rest of Country Relies on Selective Deception

This politically powerful Massachusetts violence monopolist intends to force his disarmament demands on you by diktat, ordering agents of the state destroy you if you don’t obey. (Senator Edward J. Markey/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “As Massachusetts shows, strong gun-safety laws work,” a Thursday Boston Globe editorial by columnist Scot Lehigh claims. “Other states should follow suit.” Evidently two “reports” from sources we are supposed to accept as unbiased, the Centers for Disease...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduces wealth tax bill aimed at people worth over $50 million

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. GREG NASH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill on Monday that would tax the wealthiest people in the US. The bill would apply a 2% tax on individuals with net worths between $50 million and $1 billion. The Biden administration has not expressed support for the idea. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Monday unveiled legislation that would tax the fortunes of the wealthiest peo...
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Trump's erratic presidency is the latest sign giving one person control of the nukes is 'dangerous,' experts say

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to Air Force personnel during an event September 15, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Alex Wong/Getty Images A congresswoman and former defense secretary recently argued the US needs a "no first use" policy for nukes. Trump's presidency shows the risks of giving a president total control over the nuclear arsenal, they said. Nuclear experts say the US should change the status quo, but military leaders disagree. Visit the Business section of Insider ...
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Facebook Blames 'Technical Issues" for Its Broken Promise to the US Congress

Facebook is blaming "technical issues" for its broken promise to the U.S. Congress to stop recommending political groups to its users, reports The Markup: Facebook made the pledge once in October, in the run-up to the presidential election, and then falsely reiterated it had taken the step after rioters overtook the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a deadly event partially coordinated by users on the platform. The Markup first revealed that Facebook was still recommending groups...in an investigation ...
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New antitrust reform bill charts one possible path for regulating big tech

As Democrats settle into control of both chambers of Congress, signs of the party’s legislative priorities are starting to manifest. So far, lawmakers’ interest in reimagining tech’s regulatory landscape appears to be alive and well. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is out with a new proposal for antitrust reform that would create more barriers for big mergers and beef up federal resources for antitrust enforcement. Klobuchar’s bill, the Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act, seeks to address consolidat...
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Congress, there's an easy way to avoid the same messy recovery we got after the financial crisis: approve the full round of $2000 checks

Former President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden greet each other with a socially distant "air" elbow bump at the end of a drive-in campaign rally at Northwestern High School on October 31, 2020 in Flint, Michigan Drew Angerer/Getty Images After the 2008 financial crisis, Obama opted to limit stimulus in order to placate Republicans. The Biden Administration must not fall victim to the same trap and spend more now. The Democrats won the Senate campaigning on $2...
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Trump’s demand for $2,000 stimulus checks could cost the GOP its Senate majority, but reveals his enduring influence within the party

President Donald Trump. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images President Donald Trump's last-minute call for $2,000 stimulus checks has put him on the same side as congressional Democrats, and at odds with leaders from his own party. The pressure has put some Republicans in a bind to back Trump's demands, signaling the president's ongoing influence. If Senate Republicans derail the effort to get Americans $2,000 checks, it could backfire and hurt them in the upcoming Georgia runoff election — costin...
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Democrats' decision to avoid in-person events with voters cost them in 2020. But it could set them up for bigger wins in the long run.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York shows her fearlessness through her style. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images Door-to-door canvassing is one of the best ways for political campaigns to connect with voters. But, due to COVID-19, most Democratic candidates eliminated in-person voter outreach. Digital organizing emerged as a powerful way for Democrats to reach voters, using social media, SMS texts, calls, emails, and online advertisements. Even after the pandemic, digit...
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Stimulus Check Latest: $2,000 Relief Payments Blocked By House Republicans

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2nd Stimulus Check Update: Republicans Knock Down Democratic Effort To Pass $2,000 Relief Payments

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Stimulus Check Update: Republicans Knock Down Democratic Effort To Pass $2,000 Relief Payments

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Stimulus Package Update: $2000 Checks Coming Soon? Democrats Rush To Increase Payment After Trump Demands More For Americans

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Progressive Democrats signal support for Trump's new $2,000 stimulus check request, echoing past demands

FILE - In this March 24, 2019, file photo, the U.S Capitol is seen at sunrise in Washington. Progressive groups are expressing “deep disappointment” over House Democrats’ failure to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to act. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Associated Press With Trump's surprise support for $2,000 stimulus checks, Democratic leadership and the progressive wing of the party have rallied in support of the amendment. ...
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Bernie Sanders wants Democrats to push for $1,200 checks as part of next stimulus and take a hard line against coronavirus lawsuit protections

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) arrives at the Capitol on October 20, 2020. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is pushing Congress to pass another round of $1,200 checks in the next coronavirus stimulus package. Congress doesn't have a stimulus deal yet, but more lawmakers are uniting behind a bipartisan $908 billion stimulus that doesn't include direct payments.  "A $1,200 direct payment should be included in this proposal," the senators wrote in a letter. "We also fe...
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