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Matt Gaetz says he has the 'freedom variant' as he mocks experts who warn about worsening COVID-19 mutations

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz mocked COVID-19 experts who've been warning about mutations and variants. "I got the Florida variant. I got the freedom variant," he said on Saturday at a rally. Gaetz's mocking remarks came as Florida broke its record for daily COVID-19 cases. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, Science, Washington, US, Trends, Delta, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, House Judiciary Committee, Florida Department of Health, Largo Florida, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz


Trump’s lawsuit brings needed scrutiny to Big Tech

Last month, Facebook’s “oversight board” announced that the company would bar former president Donald Trump from the social media network’s platforms for two years, which by total coincidence is exactly one congressional election cycle. At that point, the board said, it will consider whether the nation has the same levels of “violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly, and other markers of civil unrest.” The board’s evaluation of American society’s stability will determine whether the 45th pres...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, Microsoft, California, Opinion, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Donald Trump, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Trump, Apple Google, House Judiciary Committee


House Judiciary Committee votes 36 to 5 to advance the EQUAL Act to reduce federal crack sentences

At a time of problematic and often ugly partisanship inside the Beltway, I have continued to believe and hope that a number of federal sentencing reforms could and should still be able to secure significant bipartisan support.  This belief was reinforced yesterday when the House Judiciary Committee voted 36 to 5 to advance the Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law (EQUAL) Act.  Excitingly, not only does this bill reduce crack statutory sentences to the level of powder cocaine ...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, Gop, House, DEA, House Judiciary Committee, USSC, Douglas A Berman, US Sentencing Commission, US Senate Judiciary Committee


Pelosi bars Trump allies from Jan. 6 probe; GOP vows boycott

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two Republicans tapped by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, a decision the Republican denounced as “an egregious abuse of power.” McCarthy said the GOP won’t participate in the investigation if Democrats won’t accept the members he appointed. Pelosi cited the “integrity” of the probe in refusing to accept the appointments of Indiana Rep. Jim...
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Pelosi bars Trump allies from Jan. 6 probe, GOP may boycott

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two Republicans tapped by House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, a decision McCarthy denounced as “an egregious abuse of power.” McCarthy said the GOP won’t participate the investigation if Democrats won’t accept the members he appointed. Pelosi cited the “integrity” of the probe in refusing to accept the appointments of Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, p...
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How do you solve a problem like the shadow docket?

SCOTUSblog has shone a light on the shadow docket, but as its breadth and import evolves, so must those who cover it. Professor Steve Vladeck, who has written on the topic extensively and recently before the House Judiciary Committee, joins SCOTUStalk to discuss the shadow docket’s significance and how to better capture all of the court’s work. Listen now on Acast. The post How do you solve a problem like the shadow docket? appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Law, House Judiciary Committee, Steve Vladeck, SCOTUStalk


Man Wrongfully Arrested By Facial Recognition Tells Congress His Story

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Michigan resident Robert Williams testified about being wrongfully arrested by Detroit Police in an effort to urge Congress to pass legislation against the use of facial recognition technology. Williams' testimony was part of a hearing held by the House of Representatives' subcommittee on crime, terrorism, and homeland security, which dealt with how law enforcement uses the highly controversial surveillance technology. Congress recently intro...
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10 Things in Politics: Breyer clerks fear RBG repeat

I hope you all had a great weekend! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Justice Stephen Breyer's clerks are 'genuinely perplexed' he hasn't retiredHaiti says it has arrested the leading suspect in its president's assassinationPhotos show shirtless Democratic congressmen riding camels on a trip paid for by a special-interest gro...
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Biden’s sweeping executive order takes on big tech’s ‘bad mergers,’ ISPs and more

The Biden administration just introduced a sweeping, ambitious plan to forcibly inject competition into some consolidated sectors of the American economy — the tech sector prominent among them — through executive action. “Today President Biden is taking decisive action to reduce the trend of corporate consolidation, increase competition, and deliver concrete benefits to America’s consumers, workers, farmers, and small businesses,” a new White House fact sheet on the forthcoming order states. The...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Fcc, Obama, Congress, White House, America, Tech, Khan, Biden, Justice Department, Ftc, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Facebook Google


Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on Big Tech firms buying up smaller companies and hoarding user data

President Biden speaks to reporters on July 8 Alex Wong/Getty Images Joe Biden will sign a sweeping executive order on Friday, which includes a crackdown on Big Tech. Biden's order will tell agencies to scrutinize Big Tech mergers more closely. It will also tell the FTC to draw up rules for how tech companies can gather and use consumer data. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden will on Friday sign an executive order cracking down on the power of Big Tec...
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Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on Big Tech mergers

President Biden speaks to reporters on July 8 Alex Wong/Getty Images Joe Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on Big Tech, the New York Times reports. Biden's order will tell agencies to scrutinize Big Tech mergers more closely. It will also tell the FTC to draw up rules for how tech companies can use consumer data. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden will on Friday sign an executive order cracking down on the power of Big Tech firms, as fir...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Fcc, Privacy, Congress, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Data, House, New York Times


Republicans can’t keep avoiding reparations

When it comes to race, the GOP is notorious for having its head in the sand. So it was a bit of a surprise when they got it right last month — Republicans joined Democrats in support of a bill that made Juneteenth a federal holiday. The bill’s passage is another chapter in the story of how America is making good on its promise to recognize every citizen’s inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It’s also proof that Republican legislators (for the most part) aren’t comp...
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Supreme Court order ends congressional Democrats' attempts to determine if Trump lied in Mueller probe

Congressional Democrats' years-long attempt to nail down whether then-President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller effectively ended on Friday, with the US Supreme Court wiping away court decisions where the House Judiciary Committee was told it could access secret grand jury records from key witnesses in the Mueller investigation.
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United States: Congress, White House Signal Increased Antitrust Enforcement - Ballard Spahr LLP

Increased antitrust enforcement is a hot topic in the nation's capital this summer, with the House Judiciary Committee approving a package of legislation that would reshape the antitrust laws...
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Amazon asks FTC head to step aside from antitrust probes

By Marcy Gordon | The Associated Press Amazon is asking that the new head of the Federal Trade Commission step aside from antitrust investigations into the e-commerce giant, contending that her past public criticism of the company’s market power makes it impossible for her to be impartial. Amazon petitioned the agency Wednesday to remove Chair Lina Khan from taking part in current probes of the company’s market conduct. Khan has been a fierce critic of tech giants Facebook, Google and Apple, as ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Business, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Yale, House, Jeff Bezos, Khan, Seattle, Federal Trade Commission, Alexa, Ftc, House Judiciary Committee


Microsoft exec: Government targeting of Americans’ data is ‘routine’

By Eric Tucker and Matt O’Brien | The Associated Press Federal law enforcement agencies secretly seek the data of Microsoft customers thousands of times a year, according to congressional testimony Wednesday by a senior executive at the technology company. Tom Burt, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for customer security and trust, told members of the House Judiciary Committee that federal law enforcement in recent years has been presenting the company with between 2,400 to 3,500 secrecy orde...
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Sport, Data, Ap, Soccer, Kaiser, Associated Press, Justice Department, John Mcafee, Ftc, Brad Smith


Microsoft says a third of its government data requests have secrecy orders

Microsoft’s customer security chief says as many as one-third of all government demands that the company receives for customer data are issued with secrecy clauses that prevents it from disclosing the search to the subject of the warrant. The figure was disclosed in testimony by Microsoft’s Tom Burt ahead of a House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, as lawmakers weigh a legislative response to efforts by the Justice Department under the Trump administration to secretly obtain call and email reco...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Technology, Microsoft, Tech, Companies, United States, President, Computing, The New York Times, Department Of Justice, Biden, The Washington Post, Justice Department, Trump


Rhode Island: Gun Bills On Tap For Last Week of Session

Lawmakers are ready to wrap up their regular legislative session, and all indications point to a swift plan to slide a few anti-gun bills through at the last minute. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Lawmakers are ready to wrap up their regular legislative session, and all indications point to a swift plan to slide a few anti-gun bills through at the last minute. Under the cover of the COVID lock-down, business as usual has proceeded in Providence, albeit with the public shut out of the Stat...
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Judge tosses FTC antitrust lawsuits against Facebook

By Michael Balsamo and Marcy Gordon | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Monday dismissed antitrust lawsuits brought against Facebook by the Federal Trade Commission and a coalition of state attorneys general, dealing a significant blow to attempts by regulators to rein in tech giants. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled Monday that the lawsuits were “legally insufficient” and didn’t provide enough evidence to prove that Facebook was a monopoly. The ruling dismisses the compla...
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Here's What's in the Six Antitrust Bills That Could Finally Break Up Big Tech

After two years of investigations and a 30-hour debating session on the House floor, the US House Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to pass a sweeping six-bill package collectively meant to reign in Big Tech’s massive market power. Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, US, Companies, Netflix, House, Computing, App Store, Hakeem Jeffries, United Airlines, Expedia


All-Night Antitrust Debate Moves Big Tech Bills Forward

The House Judiciary Committee advanced a bill to prevent companies like Amazon.com, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet's Google from favoring their own products, a measure that critics warned could complicate the use of Apple's own apps on its iPhone or shopping on Amazon. From a report: The legislation was the fifth bill out of six being taken up by the committee in a session that ran for nearly 20 hours into early Thursday morning, before breaking until later in the day. The measure, sponsored by an...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Tech, House Judiciary Committee, Amazon com Apple Facebook, David Cicilline


These six proposed bipartisan antitrust laws put Big Tech in the cross-hairs – and a House committee just OK'd them

Well, it's a start The US House Judiciary Committee this week approved half a dozen major bipartisan antitrust bills aimed at clamping down on the growing power of Big Tech and its monopolization of some markets.…
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House advances five bills targeting Big Tech after overnight slugfest

The House Judiciary Committee advanced five antitrust bills targeting the biggest tech companies in the country during a markup that...
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House investigates possible shadow operation in Trump justice department

Judiciary committee want to know if officials violated policies in issuing secret subpoenas against congressional DemocratsTop Democrats in the House are investigating whether Trump justice department officials ran an unlawful shadow operation to target political enemies of the former president to hunt down leaks of classified information, according to a source familiar with the matter.The House judiciary committee chairman, Jerry Nadler, is centering his investigation on the apparent violation ...
Tags: US news, Democrats, US politics, US justice system, House, House Of Representatives, Trump, Adam Schiff, House Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions, Eric Swalwell, Trump Administration, Jerry Nadler, Trump Justice Department, William Barr


House may curb power of Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple

By MARCY GORDON | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A House panel pushed ahead Wednesday with ambitious legislation that could curb the market power of tech giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple and force them to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business. Conservative Republican lawmakers haggled over legislative language and pushed concerns of perceived anti-conservative bias in online platforms but couldn’t halt the bipartisan momentum behind the package. The drafting s...
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Meet the millennial dubbed the leader of 'hipster antitrust' who got appointed to police Big Tech largely off just one scholarly paper inspired by a trip to the grocery store

Lina Khan speaks during an April Senate meeting. SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images FTC chair Lina Khan is a graduate of Yale Law School and the author of "Amazon's Antitrust Paradox." Her paper and other government work have cemented her as a vocal critic of Big Tech. Khan helped the House investigate Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook over online competition. See more stories on Insider's business page. Lina Khan has been one of Big Tech's biggest critics - and she just too...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook personally rang Nancy Pelosi to ask her to slow down 6 tech antitrust bills, according to a report

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (left) and Apple CEO Tim Cook. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Karl Mondon/Digital First Apple CEO Tim Cook called Nancy Pelosi to try to slow tech antitrust bills, the New York Times reports. Pelosi reportedly challenged Cook to name specific policy problems. It's part of a lobbying drive from Big Tech companies against new bills that aim to regulate tech giants. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple CEO Tim Cook personally lobbied House Speaker Nancy P...
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Tim Cook Reportedly Called Nancy Pelosi and Other Members of Congress to Warn Against Passing Antitrust Bills

Apple CEO Tim Cook personally called U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress to ask for a delay in considering new antitrust legislation proposals that seek to undo tech giants' market dominance, according to The New York Times. The antitrust bills were rushed, he said. They would crimp innovation. And they would hurt consumers by disrupting the services that power Apple’s lucrative iPhone, Mr. Cook cautioned at various points, according to five people with knowledge of the conv...
Tags: Apple, Google, Cook, Congress, United States, Tim Cook, Antitrust, The New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, U S House, House Judiciary Committee, Apple Amazon Facebook, App Association, Morgan Reed, Congress to Warn Against Passing Antitrust Bills


Google insiders say they're unhappy with its risk-averse style as the company grows, with 36 VPs quitting in a year

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in 2018 Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Google CEO Sundar Pichai is facing criticism from senior employees frustrated by his 'risk-averse' leadership. The New York Times found that more than 30 Google VPs have quit the company in the past year. Others defended Pichai for his decision-making, and willingness to shut down moonshot 'vanity projects.' See more stories on Insider's business page. Goog...
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United States: House Judiciary Committee's Anti-Monopoly Agenda - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

On Friday, June 11, lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee, led by Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David Cicilline (D-RI) and Ranking Member Ken Buck (R-CO), unveiled their bipartisan legislative...
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