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Facebook and Twitter CEOs to testify before Congress in November on how they handled the election

Shortly after voting to move forward with a pair of subpoenas, the Senate Judiciary Committee has reached an agreement that will see the CEOs of two major social platforms testify voluntarily in November. The hearing will be the second major congressional appearance by tech CEOs arranged this month. Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg will answer questions at the hearing, set for November 17 — two weeks after election day. The Republican-led committee is chaired by South Caro...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Congress, Government, Senate, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Jack Dorsey, South Carolina, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Lindsey Graham


Parties' late spending on Senate races shows GOP's jeopardy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats are unleashing millions in eleventh-hour spending to contest Senate seats in states that...
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Daily Crunch: Uber and Lyft defeated again in court

A California court weighs in as Prop. 22 looms, Google removes popular apps over data collection practices and the Senate subpoenas Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg. This is your Daily Crunch for October 23, 2020. The big story: Uber and Lyft defeated again in court A California appeals court ruled that yes, a new state law applies to Uber and Lyft drivers, meaning that they must be classified as employees, rather than independent contractors. The judge ruled that contrary to the rideshare ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, California, France, Senate, Tech, Policy, Jack Dorsey, Huawei, Phil Libin, Dorsey, Zuckerberg


Senate panel to grill Facebook, Twitter CEOs on 'anti-conservative bias' because they blocked Hunter Biden laptop disinfo stories

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said Friday that Twitter and Facebook's CEOs will testify before the panel on November 17. The panel is demanding to know why both platforms decided to block stories that made claims about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden. — Read the rest
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Senate, Joe Biden, Facebook Twitter, U S Senate Judiciary Committee, Hunter Biden


US stocks waver as investors mull dwindling chances for near-term stimulus

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images US stocks wavered on Friday as new commentary from the White House cut into hopes for pre-election stimulus.While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated a bill could still be approved before Election Day, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin noted that "significant differences" remain between each side's respective proposals.The tepid session led the S&P 500 to post its first weekly loss in three weeks.Oil sank after Libya announced it will lift production. West...
Tags: Senate, White House, US, Trends, Markets, Bank Of America, Joe Biden, Intel, House, Food And Drug Administration, Treasury, Earnings, Libya, Oil Price, Goldman Sachs, Nancy Pelosi


McConnell moves to shut down debate on Barrett nomination, setting up final vote just days before election

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, brushing aside Democratic concerns over the expedited timeframe for confirming Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, moved on Friday to cut off debate and set up a final confirmation vote eight days before the election.
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, Cnn, Mitch McConnell, Barrett, McConnell, Amy Coney Barrett


Senate Republicans' Bullshit Talking Points on Their Section 230 Bill, Debunked

The GOP-controlled Senate Commerce Committee is holding a hearing next week on Big Tech, and it’s called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify. Republicans on the committee have made it abundantly clear that their intent is to grill the CEOs over a conspiracy…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Senate, Gop, Jack Dorsey, First Amendment, Sundar Pichai, Senate Commerce Committee, Section 230, Content Moderation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Google


Graham’s Closing Argument Muffled As Barrett Confirmation Slips Under The Radar

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was supposed to put his uncomfortably close reelection race to rest with his starring role in an October drama: the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.  The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, Graham got a gavel and the limelight as he shepherded conservatives’ dream judge onto the bench despite the heat of Democratic fury. He could at once contribute to the Trump administration’s radical transformation of the judiciary, emphasize his imp...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Washington, Senate, Graham, Msnbc, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Cnbc, Courier, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Harrison, Barrett


Voting by mail? Most Californians have preferred it over in-person voting for years

In the dramatic midterm elections of 2018, when the fate of the House and Senate hung in the balance and a new governor was about to be enthroned, two of every three votes tallied in California were cast via mail-in ballots rather than by in-person voting —even in the absence of a deadly pandemic. By-mail voting has long played a dominant role in Golden State democracy, so the ballot-in-every-mailbox experiment currently underway is not so much revolution as evolution. But understanding the part...
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What’s Going On With Mitch McConnell’s Hands?

The Senate majority leader insists there’s nothing wrong.
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How to Stop Kelly from Killing the Second Amendment

Representative Martha McSally during a Congressional hearing. (Photo by Customs and Border Patrol) Arizona – -(AmmoLand.com)- Arizona arguably has one of the most impactful Senate races in this election cycle. Martha McSally is running in a special election to fill the rest of the term in the seat formerly held by John McCain. Why is it so important to make sure she wins this special election? Because her opponent is Mark Kelly. You’ve heard of his wife, former Representative Gabby Giffords, ...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Reagan, Arizona, John Mccain, Customs, Sandy Hook, Usc, Kelly, Harold, Tucson, Congressional, Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly, Ammoland, Bob Casey


FPC Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Vote to Advance Judge Barrett

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is being demonized by the gun prohibition lobby. (Screen snip, C-SPAN) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) applauded the Senate Judiciary Committee for voting to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Senate. “As we recently explained, the American people need and deserve a strong Supreme Court majority that will do what the Constitution’s text and liberty compel,” said FPC President Brandon Combs. “The Senate Judiciary Committee did the right ...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Senate, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Barrett, United States Supreme Court, FPC, Firearms Policy Coalition, California New Jersey, Brandon Combs, Gun Rights News, Richard Thomson, Firearms Policy Coalition FPC, Amy Coney Barrett


Senators Collins, Murkowski Vote Against Moving Forward with Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation

Senators Susan Collins (R., Maine.) and Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) voted on Friday against moving the Senate into an executive session to allow McConnell to expedite the final confirmation vote that is expected to seat Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.The Senate ended up approving the move to executive session — which allows McConnell to file cloture, thereby overcoming any potential filibuster — by a vote of 51-46. Republicans are attempting to confirm Judge Barrett to the Court be...
Tags: News, Senate, Court, Maine, Alaska, House, Mitch McConnell, Susan Collins, Collins, Trump, Newsweek, Lisa Murkowski, Barrett, Murkowski, McConnell, Dick Durbin D IL


McConnell says 'no concerns' despite visible bandages and bruises

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not answer questions about his health Thursday, only saying there were "no concerns" after reporters asked him about what appeared to be bruises and bandages on his hands in recent days.
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Mitch McConnell's bruised hands raise questions

Questions are being raised about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's health after his hands appeared covered in bruises and...
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What To Expect On Election Day In Seven States: AK, HI, NM, OR, UT, WA, And WY

The election is less than two weeks away now. Millions of Americans have already voted. And COVID-19 case counts are, once more, climbing. This week, we have our final installment in our series of state-by-state looks at how election officials are trying to keep voting safe in the pandemic, and the chaos that might ensue in this extremely unusual general election. Our last tranche of states includes: Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. In addition to this week’s...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Joe Biden, Gop, Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii, House, Usps, Fox News, New Mexico, Republican


Only 1 major US newspaper has endorsed Trump for reelection

President Donald Trump. Caitlin O'Hara/Getty Images President Donald Trump has received only a single endorsement from a major newspaper for his reelection, as of Oct. 21. That's far behind the three dozen leading newspapers that have endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Newspaper endorsements have historically helped undecided voters choose a candidate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Only a single major American newspaper has endorsed President Dona...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Sheldon Adelson, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, Ucsb, Endorsements


Did Mitch McConnell Join a Fight Club?

What the hell is going on with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell? Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Mitch McConnell, Medical Mysteries, Fight Club, Hands, Bruises


Amy Coney Barrett confirmation: What to expect in the Senate over the next four days

What's next in the process to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, Amy Coney Barrett


Exxon could announce layoffs in the US soon

A pump jack on a lease owned by Parsley Energy in the Permian Basin near Midland, Texas Reuters Welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider. Here's what you need to know:Want to get Insider Energy in your inbox every Friday? Sign up here. Do you have feedback or story tips? Reach out to me at [email protected] I don't mean to stress you out but the election is now less than two weeks away. Here are some tips for voting in person. Ene...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Politics, Obama, Australia, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, M&a, Goldman Sachs, Getty, North America, Biden, Chevron


In two political battlegrounds, thousands of mail-in ballots are on the verge of being rejected

Tens of millions of Americans have already cast their ballots for the 2020 election by mail, building on a historic shift in voting methods that started with primary elections held during the COVID-19 pandemic.Mail-in ballots, however, aren’t automatically accepted as in-person ballots are. Rather, they can be rejected if they have signature defects on their return envelopes. Unless cured by voters – which means that voters fix the signature errors on them – these submitted ballots will be rejec...
Tags: Florida, News, Senate, United States, US Postal Service, New Hampshire, Maine, Ohio, New Mexico, North Carolina, New England, Pat Mccrory, Daniel, Rick Scott, Bill Nelson, Roy Cooper


Stimulus Package Update: While Politicians Negotiate, Economic Damage Continues

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Tags: Business, Usa, News, Supreme Court, Cbs News, Senate, White House, Economy, House, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump


US stocks climb as traders place bets on last-minute stimulus breakthrough

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., March 17, 2020. Lucas Jackson/Reuters US stocks gained on Friday as Wall Street monitored Washington for updates to stimulus negotiations.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi previously said she hopes to reach an agreement before the weekend, and said Thursday that Democrats and the White House are "just about there" on a compromise.Still, Senate Republicans are poised to block the measure, and ...
Tags: New York, Washington, Wall Street, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Intel, House, Food And Drug Administration, Treasury, Oil Price, Goldman Sachs, Nancy Pelosi


Trump says he doesn't 'see any way' of reaching a stimulus agreement, despite Pelosi saying negotiations are nearly finished

A compilation of pictures including President Donald Trump (R) and Nancy Pelosi (L) Getty Imags US President Donald Trump doesn't "see any way" Democrats and Republicans will agree a stimulus package, he tweeted Wednesday. He accused the Democrats of holding out for funding to "bail out poorly run (and high crime) Democrat cities and states." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that negotiations between herself and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were "just about there," but that tw...
Tags: Usa, Senate, White House, US, Trends, House, New York Times, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Fed, Donald J Trump, Pelosi, Mnuchin, Steven Mnuchin


Australia Post reveals luxury Cartier watches for senior managers actually cost $20K

A federal government investigation into the scandal may cost more than the lavish gifts purchased in November 2018Four Cartier watches given to Australia Post senior managers were worth nearly $20,000 in total, $8,000 more than the organisation’s chief executive told a parliamentary hearing this week.Christine Holgate told Senate estimates on Thursday the watches, purchased in 2018 as a reward for the executives, were worth about $3,000 each. Continue reading...
Tags: Senate, Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Australia Post, Cartier, Christine Holgate


Trump administration 'acted with complete disregard' for international law by deporting Hondurans — in Guatemala — civil society groups charge

Honduran migrants, part of a US-bound caravan, are intercepted by Guatemalan Army members who ask them for documents in San Luis, Peten department, Guatemala on October 3, 2020. JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP via Getty Images In January, US agents in Guatemala packed Honduran migrants into unmarked vans, transporting them back to Honduras. Under an agreement between the US and Guatemala, migrants are supposed to be able to apply for asylum in the US from Guatemalan soil. "DHS treats the US border as if...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Asylum, Immigration, US, Trends, Dhs, United States, Migration, Washington Dc, State Department, Honduras, Guatemala, Charles Davis, Central America


Trump’s Last Hurrah Was Saturated With Racist Appeals

The President answered a question about his history of racism at Thursday night’s presidential debate by telling moderator Kristen Welker, whose mother is Black, “I am the least racist person in this room.”  “I can’t even see the audience because it’s so dark, but I don’t care,” he added.  It was a characteristic bit of wind, but also representative of Trump’s strategy for years: Demonize immigrants, call Black athletes protesting for civil rights sons of bitches — and then simply ig...
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Coronavirus Australia live updates: PM announces reopening plan as 800 people self-isolate in Melbourne

Today’s meeting between federal, state and territory leaders will focus on removing social and border restrictions to jumpstart the economy. Follow liveFollow our global live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s weekly coronavirus email 4.31am BST My colleague Ben Butler has the full Asic story:The chairman of the corporate regulator, James Shipton, stood aside on Fri...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Treasury, Victoria, Melbourne, Kpmg, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia


HB6 Corruption Investigation Featured in Many State Legislative Races

The nuclear energy bill known as HB6 and the federal corruption investigation associated with it are being used in many campaigns for candidates running in races for the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate this November.
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34th Anniversary of TRA86 Enactment - What's Changed and Still Needed?

On October 22, 1986, President Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (PL 99-514). Take a look at this picture at the Social Security Administration website to see a group of men from the tax committees cheerily watching the president sign the bill outside of the White House. At the time, we had a Republican president and controlled Senate and a Democrat controlled House, all working together and holding numerous hearings about the reforms). The TRA86 lowered rates and broadened the base. P...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Reagan, House, Social Security, Treasury, Republican, Social Security Administration, Tax Reform, GAO, Treasury Department, GAAP, Professor Nellen