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Net neutrality repeal sparks praise and disappointment: 'We cannot let this happen'
After the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday along party lines to repeal net neutrality regulations imposed in 2015, the reaction was swift from technology companies, internet service providers, lawmakers and other stakeholders in both support and opposition to the move. Critics of
Franken to make announcement Thursday as chorus grows for his resignation
Sen. Al Franken is set to make an announcement Thursday, according to his office, as more than a dozen Democratic senators called on him today to resign amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. At least 38 senators have called for Franken’s resignation, including Kirsten Gillibrand of New
Trump makes 'Pocahontas' quip at Navajo code talker event, White House denies it is a 'slur'
During an Oval Office event honoring Native American code talkers for their service during World War II Monday, President Donald Trump made a quip about Sen. Elizabeth Warren , terming her "Pocahontas" in an aside that received swift backlash shortly afterward. "We have a representative in Congress
Senate committee considers Trump's authority to launch nuclear weapons
For the first time in 40 years, a Senate committee reviewed the president’s singular authority to launch nuclear weapons — a move which comes amid increased tensions with North Korea. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing was chaired by Sen. Bob Corker , R-Tenn., a frequent critic of
Trump critic Sen. Corker to hold hearing on president's authority to launch nuclear attack
Sen. Bob Corker , R-Tenn., an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump , will hold a hearing on the president's authority to launch a nuclear attack, he said on Wednesday. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold the "long overdue" discussion on the "executive's authority to use nuclear
FCC chairman silent amid Trump's attacks on press
President Trump continued his assault on NBC News Friday, retweeting former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's assertion that "the President will not be able to impact licenses, but he is doing major damage to the NBC brand." Trump added, "Sadly, they and others are Fake News , and the public is just
Capitol Hill reacts to Tom Price's resignation as HHS secretary
Lawmakers are voicing criticism and support after President Trump asked his embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to resign today. Price faced sharp rebukes this week for repeatedly chartering private jets on trips that mixed government work with personal business. Trump told ABC
Senate confirms Christopher Wray to succeed James Comey as head of FBI
Christopher Wray was confirmed Tuesday as the new director of the FBI , almost three months after President Trump controversially fired his predecessor James Comey amid the ongoing investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Wray's confirmation
House Speaker Paul Ryan declares 'An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us'
Members of the House of Representatives gathered at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., today after the shooting at a Virginia park that injured five people, including U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise. Democrats and Republicans held hands and prayed together at the start of the briefing, and
Comey testimony doesn't mean investigation is anywhere 'near the end,' legislators say
While today's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing with ex-FBI director James Comey was a blockbuster start, committee chair Richard Burr , R-North Carolina, and ranking member Mark Warner , D-Virginia, stressed that the investigation is “nowhere near the end.” Speaking to reporters following the