Speaker Ryan: Trump did ‘right thing’ on Syria strikes

Speaker Ryan: Trump did ‘right thing’ on Syria strikes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker Paul Ryan, on Tuesday applauded the missile strikes against Syria that were ordered by President Donald Trump last Friday, making plain the commander-in-chief and his fellow Republicans in Congress are…

Mark Zuckerberg's Big 2 Days in DC, Explained

Mark Zuckerberg's Big 2 Days in DC, Explained

2018 has not been Mark Zuckerberg’s year. In March, news first broke that consumer data had been shared with voter profiling company Cambridge Analytica, and by proxy, the Trump presidential campaign. For the last month, Facebook has scrambled to assure users that…

Zuckerberg totally outfoxed Congress

Zuckerberg totally outfoxed Congress

So Mark Zuckerberg went up to Capitol Hill this week, and while he didn’t storm and loot and pillage the place, he pretty much won whatever misconceived battles the House and Senate wished to wage against him and Facebook. The sheer number…

Cambridge Analytica loses second CEO since Facebook privacy scandal

Cambridge Analytica loses second CEO since Facebook privacy scandal

The CEO of Cambridge Analytica, the company under investigation for gathering Facebook users’ information without their permission, is stepping down, according to a report on Wednesday. Alexander Tayler will return to his position as the company’s chief data officer to focus on…

House Speaker Paul Ryan Says He Won't Seek Re-Election

House Speaker Paul Ryan Says He Won't Seek Re-Election

House Speaker Paul Ryan will not be seeking re-election in November. Ryan confirmed the long-speculated news on April 11 before the House Republican Conference, revealing that he will hold his position through January of 2019. Speaker Ryan’s counselor, Brendan Buck, shared a…

Paul Ryan says he won’t seek re-election

Paul Ryan says he won’t seek re-election

House Speaker Paul Ryan told his Republican colleagues he will not seek re-election this November, his office said Wednesday. The Republican from Wisconsin will retire in January before the start of the next legislative session, said Brendan Buck, counselor to the speaker….

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg meets with top lawmakers ahead of week of grilling in front of US Congress

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg meets with top lawmakers ahead of week of grilling in front of US Congress

Zuckerberg, in a dark suit and tie, held several meetings with leaders of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees. The meetings came after he apologised in a written testimony, in which he admitted Facebook was slow to spot Russian election hacking, but…

Congressman pulls out loaded gun at constituent meeting

Congressman pulls out loaded gun at constituent meeting

ROCK HILL, S.C. — A South Carolina congressman pulled out his loaded handgun during a meeting with constituents to make a point that guns are dangerous only in the hands of criminals. News outlets report Republican US Rep. Ralph Norman placed the…