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Trump jams Republicans with shutdown vow

The president’s eagerness to take ownership of a partial government shutdown if he doesn’t get border wall funding has painted Republicans into a corner.

NY Times /
Senate, Rejecting Curbs on Food Stamps, Passes Compromise Farm Bill

Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved an $867 billion bill that ditched new work requirements for food stamps that had been embraced by the House and president.

CBS /
Google CEO defends search giant in congressional hearing

Google CEO Sundar Pichai was in the hot seat Tuesday when he testified before Congress. He heard from Democrats upset over the spread of ...

CNET /
House Republicans accuse Google of liberal bias

Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended the company against claims that Google employees act on their political beliefs to push a liberal agenda.

CBS /
Analysis: Why Democrats are wary of impeachment

Democratic lawmakers have practical and political realities of their own to consider, particularly with another presidential election on the horizon ...

NBC /
Trump is relishing the prospect of owning a government shutdown. But Republicans aren't.

ANALYSIS: Some Republicans worry that the president's tactics to get his border wall built could hurt the party at the ballot box.

NY Times /
Sundar Pichai, Google’s C.E.O., Testifies on Capitol Hill

Google’s chief is getting his turn under the Washington bright lights, appearing before lawmakers to explain his company’s practices, which some critics say are biased against conservatives.

Reuters /
In heated on-camera clash, Trump bickers with top Democrats on border wall

U.S. President Donald Trump openly fought with the top two Democratic lawmakers in the Oval Office on Tuesday about government funding, throwing into question whether a deal was possible ahead of a deadline later this month.

The Guardian /
Trump in remarkable clash with Pelosi and Schumer as cameras roll in Oval Office – live

Trump threatens a government shutdown over funding for the wallSchumer: ‘Temper tantrum he seems to throw will not get him his wall’ Protect independent, fact-based journalism with a year-end contribution and help us reach our $1m goal. 6.01pm GMT In House leadership news, Democrats are apparently postponing the fight over term limits for ...

NY Times /
Live Updates: Sundar Pichai, Google’s C.E.O., Testifies on Capitol Hill

Google’s chief is getting his turn under the Washington bright lights, appearing before lawmakers to explain his company’s practices, which some ...

CNN /
Google CEO Sundar Pichai grilled by Congress on privacy, bias and China plans

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai appeared on Capitol Hill Wednesday where he faced questions from lawmakers on a number of issues, including data ...

Washinton Post /
The Trailer: The 2020 Democrats are already struggling in the media primary

In this edition: The 2020 Democrats struggle to define themselves, anti-Trump conservatives commence their kvetching, and North Carolina Republicans try to legislate an election that they could win.

Reuters /
Two lawmakers want GM to commit to producing all U.S. EVs domestically

Two U.S. senators from Ohio on Tuesday asked General Motors chief executive Mary Barra to commit to building all future electric vehicles for U.S. buyers at home and to provide more details of plans to cut back on car production in North America.

VoA /
Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Atlantic Oil Testing 

Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits  in Atlantic waters off the U.S. East Coast.  Seismic testing, which uses air gun blasts, violates federal laws that protect marine mammals, endangered species and national environmental policy, ...

Time /
Google CEO Sundar Pichai Refutes Claims of Bias as He Faces House Lawmakers

Pichai stressed that users opt in to certain data-tracking features

Washinton Post /
Congresswoman to Google CEO: Why when I search ‘idiot’ do I get pictures of Trump?

Sundar Pichai tried to convince lawmakers that one person can't manipulate search results.

Washinton Post /
Congresswoman to Google CEO: Why when I search ‘idiot’ do I get pictures of Trump?

Sundar Pichai tried to convince lawmakers that one person can't manipulate search results.

Reuters /
Senate approves farm bill compromise that avoids food stamp cuts

U.S. lawmakers have reached an agreement on a farm bill that leaves out a proposal to tighten food stamps criteria backed by President Donald Trump, and offers some financial certainty to farmers suffering from the U.S. trade war with China.

Reuters /
PM May could face confidence motion on Wednesday night: lawmaker

British Prime Minister Theresa May's lawmakers could vote on a no confidence motion in her leadership as soon as Wednesday night, said a Conservative lawmaker who has long been critical of May.

Reuters /
Wisconsin governor signals he will sign bills weakening Democrats

Outgoing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday praised a series of last-minute bills passed by his fellow Republicans that will curb the powers of his Democratic successor, the clearest indication yet he intends to sign them into law before leaving office.

Reuters /
Explainer: How does a leadership challenge to a Conservative UK prime minister work?

Prime Minister Theresa May's position as leader of the Conservative Party - and consequently her premiership - is under threat from lawmakers who are ...

Reuters /
Threshold reached to trigger no confidence vote in PM May: BBC

Enough letters have been submitted by Conservative lawmakers to trigger a vote of no confidence in British Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership, ...

Reuters /
U.S. lawmakers propose bill to ban sales to Chinese sanctions violators

Two U.S. lawmakers proposed a bill on Tuesday that would direct the president to ban the sale of U.S. products to Chinese telecommunications ...

Politico /
McConnell revives Trump’s criminal justice reform

The president had pushed the Senate majority leader to vote on the bill, which has divided Republicans.

Fox News /
Google CEO Sundar Pichai hits back at allegations of anti-conservative bias

Google CEO Sundar Pichai disputed the notion that his company is biased against conservatives as he faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday. 

Reuters /
Trump, top Democrats clash on border wall in rare Oval Office fight

U.S. President Donald Trump openly sparred about government funding with the top two Democratic lawmakers during an Oval Office meeting on Tuesday, throwing into question whether a deal was possible ahead of a deadline later this month.

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