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Biden expected to name 2 FCC picks in race to avert Republican majority
The president could name his choices of Jessica Rosenworcel and Gigi Sohn as early as Tuesday, people familiar with the moves said.
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Facebook looking for its voice at a ‘watershed moment’
The bad news keeps coming as critics accuse the social network of "doing a terrible job" countering a whistleblower's disclosures.
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Former Liberty U official claims he was fired for raising concerns about sexual assault cases
Scott Lamb, who was the senior vice president for communications, filed a lawsuit accusing the university of illegal retaliation under Title IX.
Biden administration details looser international travel rules for vaccinated flyers
The U.S. first outlined the impending international travel rules for fully vaccinated individuals in mid September.
Florida's surgeon general nominee won't share Covid-19 vaccine status
Manchin gets closer to 'yes' on Dems' $1T-plus social spending plan
But he's still insistent on a $1.5 trillion top line, which complicates President Joe Biden's pitch for a bill closer to $2 trillion.
State Department tested diplomats for 'directed energy exposure' years before telling Congress
A whistleblower victim provided new documents to POLITICO and is alleging retaliation for speaking out.
Facebook documents offer a treasure trove for Washington’s antitrust war
Documents collected by whistleblower Frances Haugen could give the company "a lot to regret" in its fights to prove it's not a monopoly.
Facebook did little to moderate posts in the world’s most violent countries
In some of the world’s most high-profile conflict zones, the tech giant invested few resources and failed to stem a steady stream of harmful posts, according to internal documents
How Facebook users wield multiple accounts to spread toxic politics
People operating multiple Facebook accounts spread a large portion of the site's incendiary political content, and Facebook has done little to crack down on them.
‘This is NOT normal’: Facebook employees vent their anguish
The messages provide a rarely seen window into the company and often reflect matters of conscience bearing down on many of Facebook’s more than 60,000 workers.
Facebook's 'fatal flaw': Staff spar over the sway of their lobbyists
“Facebook routinely makes exceptions for powerful actors when enforcing content policy,” a data scientist at the company wrote in a December 2020 presentation.
Facebook’s Jan. 6 problem: A thin playbook for false election claims
Facebook’s rules left giant holes for U.S. election falsehoods to metastasize. On the day of the Capitol riot, employees began pulling levers to try to stave off the peril.
What's still in the Dem megabill? Cheat sheet on 12 big topics
The child tax credit, free community college, health care provisions and more all look drastically different from what Democrats first envisioned.
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There’s another big Dem agenda holdup: A stalled China competitiveness bill
The party's senators, who have already passed their version of the key national-security initiative, are pressuring House colleagues to act.
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Disgraced former governor is recast as MAGA warrior in Senate bid
Former Gov. Eric Greitens is viewed by many Republicans as the candidate most likely to jeopardize a GOP-held Senate seat. Yet he’s leading in primary polls in Missouri.
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Senate GOP rallies to Herschel Walker
Sen. John Thune, the minority whip, is endorsing the Georgia Republican Monday, in GOP leadership's latest embrace of the candidate.
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‘An outrage against democracy’: JFK's nephews urge Biden to reveal assassination records
The president once more pushed back the scheduled release. But after 58 years, family members say the secrecy needs to end.
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What Biden is keeping secret in the JFK files
The censored files may offer insights into Cold War covert ops, but don't expect a smoking gun about the assassination.
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Opinion | The Supreme Court Has a Branding Problem. Here’s One Way to Fix It.
The SCOTUS building’s symbolic anonymity is no longer the source of strength it once was. The building needs a name.
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Roy Blunt: Trump should look ahead, not back
The Missouri Republican senator says Trump should talk about the future.
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'There could be still hundreds of Americans' in Afghanistan, former U.S. envoy says
Zalmay Khalilzad, the former lead negotiator of America's withdrawal from Afghanistan, spoke publicly for the first time since his resignation.
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U.S. urges North Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks
“We call on the DPRK to cease these provocations and other destabilizing activities, and instead, engage in dialogue,” Sung Kim said.
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Georgia Dems wait with fear and angst for help from D.C.
Democrats in the Peach State are trying to beat back voting laws that Republicans passed. But they’re exhausted. And looking for help.
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How the Rise of the ‘Softboy’ Fueled the Culture Wars
In a pop world ruled by Harry Styles, some hard rockers are going Trumpy.
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No ‘blank slate’ jurors in county shaken by Arbery slaying
The judge, prosecutors and defense attorneys have questioned 71 pool members since jury selection began Monday.
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Biden to host Manchin in Delaware at critical juncture
The president is seeking to clinch a deal on his spending package.
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