Congressman uses auctioneer skills to shut down protester

Congressman uses auctioneer skills to shut down protester

Apparently, this is how they deal with protesters in Missouri. State Rep. Billy Long shut down an alt-right activist at Wednesday’s Congressional hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey — yelling at her auctioneer style — after the person stood up and interrupted…

Gov. Kasich Says Trump Doesn't Appeal To Suburban Women

Gov. Kasich Says Trump Doesn't Appeal To Suburban Women

USA Today reported Sunday that Ohio Governor John Kasich is claiming that President Trump has not done enough to appeal to suburban women, thereby hurting the GOP’s chances of winning Tuesday’s special election in the state. Governor Kasich made these comments only…

Republicans Still Have A Chance To Maintain House Majority, But Betting Markets Aren’t Confident

Republicans Still Have A Chance To Maintain House Majority, But Betting Markets Aren’t Confident

Betting markets are historically conservative-leaning. In a report by CNN, numerous metrics were measured in regards to how Democrats are likely poised for a big win on the upcoming midterm Election Day. One of those metrics was betting markets. While Trump supporters…

Jane Fonda lobbies for working class women’s rights

Jane Fonda lobbies for working class women’s rights

In one part of the Capitol on Thursday, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was meeting with more senators as he faces a contentious confirmation hearing. In another, the House was holding a circus-like hearing with FBI agent Peter Strzok. In a basement…

US Congress rejects immigration bill after Republican split

US Congress rejects immigration bill after Republican split

Washington: House Republicans fell far short on their second attempt to pass a GOP-only immigration bill, notching one more failure on US President Donald Trump's signature issue just months before they try to defend their majority in midterm elections. The attempt to…

Trump to ask Congress for more funds to build border wall

Trump to ask Congress for more funds to build border wall

Washington: US President Donald Trump says he will ask Congress for an increase in funding for his proposed wall along the border with Mexico so it can be finished quickly. Speaking to reporters during a meeting on immigration with Republican lawmakers at…

US lawmakers claim Mark Zuckerberg lied in testimony to Congress

US lawmakers claim Mark Zuckerberg lied in testimony to Congress

‘It’s hard to know what’s true anymore’: US lawmakers slam Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook’s latest data scandal and claim the billionaire lied in testimony to Congress It was revealed this week Facebook shared user data with 60 smartphone firms News comes two…

House approves bill rolling back Dodd-Frank banking rules

House approves bill rolling back Dodd-Frank banking rules

Congress has moved to dismantle some key rules for banks that were installed to prevent a replay of the 2008 financial crisis. The House voted 258-159 to approve legislation rolling back the landmark Dodd-Frank law, sending the bill to President Donald Trump….

Justice Department 'won't be extorted' by Congress over Trump probe

Justice Department 'won't be extorted' by Congress over Trump probe

Washington: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Tuesday lashed out at Republican allies of President Donald Trump who have drafted articles of impeachment against him, saying the Justice Department won't be extorted or give in to threats. Rosenstein, speaking at a question-and-answer…

U.S. lawmaker Meehan resigns following sexual harassment claim

U.S. lawmaker Meehan resigns following sexual harassment claim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Representative Patrick Meehan, who used taxpayer money to settle a former staffer’s sexual harassment claim, resigned on Friday from the House of Representatives and said he would repay the U.S. Treasury. Meehan announced in January he would…

Palestinian national council meeting faces more obstacles

Palestinian national council meeting faces more obstacles

GAZA (Reuters) – More than 100 members of the 700-seat Palestinian National Council (PNC) want to delay a rare session of the Palestinians’ top decision-making body, saying on Sunday they were concerned some factions would be shut out. The PNC is due…

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…