Wednesday July 17, 2019 8:31:59 AM PDT - It doesn't matter if the water is cold or warm if you're going to have to wade through it anyway. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:57:05 -0400
Facebook faces more scrutiny from Congress over Libra cryptocurrency plan
  Facebook Inc faces more questioning by U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted.


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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:35:25 -0400
Sanders to urge 2020 rivals to reject health insurance industry donations
  U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, pushing an ambitious "Medicare for All" health plan that has split Democratic White House contenders, will urge his rivals on Wednesday to reject campaign donations from the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries.


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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 08:35:12 -0400
House condemns Trump over 'racist comments' tweeted at congresswomen
  The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump for "racist comments" against four minority Democratic congresswomen, a symbolic measure aimed at shaming Trump and his fellow Republicans who stood by him.


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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 05:55:41 -0400
Father whose family died in Ethiopian plane crash to brief Congress
  Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would never play with again.


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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 05:37:00 -0400
Bills targeting China's Huawei introduced in Congress
  Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills on Tuesday to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about President Donald Trump's easing of curbs on the Chinese firm.


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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 04:43:52 -0400
Republican support for Trump rises after racially charged tweets: Reuters/Ipsos poll
  Support for U.S. President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:37:48 -0400
In rare rebuke, dozens of Republicans hit Trump over 'racist' tweets
  After initial hesitation, a growing number of Republicans in the U.S. Congress - including almost half the Ohio delegation in the House - have openly criticized President Donald Trump over his racially charged attacks on four Democratic lawmakers.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 22:31:02 -0400
U.S. lawmakers take jabs at Amazon, Big Tech in antitrust hearing
  Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel pressed an executive from Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday about allegations that it competed against its own sellers and pushed them to buy advertising and fulfillment services.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:52:50 -0400
Trump calls for inquiry into Google's work with China
  U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would investigate whether Alphabet Inc's Google supports the Chinese government, following accusations that a company official refuted hours later at a Senate hearing.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:52:26 -0400
Census plaintiffs seek sanctions against Trump administration for trial 'fraud'
  Civil rights groups who successfully blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census are seeking sanctions against government officials, saying they brazenly hid the truth about the inquiry's origins during trial.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:59:30 -0400
Facebook should not be trusted with 'crazy' cryptocurrency plan: senators
  Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Tuesday that Facebook Inc's track record of what they described as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digital currency, labeling the plan "delusional" and "crazy" at a Senate hearing.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:39:53 -0400
Factbox: Which U.S. Republicans criticized Trump's racially charged attacks?
  Almost three dozen of the 250 Republicans serving in the U.S. Congress had as of late Tuesday criticized fellow Republican President Donald Trump over his racially charged attacks in recent days on four Democratic lawmakers, all minority women.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 19:00:59 -0400
House condemns Trump's attacks on minority congresswomen
  The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump for racially charged attacks against four minority Democratic congresswomen, a symbolic vote aimed at shaming Trump and his fellow Republicans who stood by him.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:40:28 -0400
Senators ask CBP to block imports of cocoa made with forced labor
  Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Ron Wyden of Oregon urged the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency to block the import of cocoa made with forced labor in a letter published on Tuesday.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:03:44 -0400
Trump unveils immigration and border security bill in Cabinet meeting
  U.S. President Donald Trump presented a bill to his Cabinet on Tuesday aimed at boosting border security and overhauling the current immigration system to make it more merit-based, a senior administration official said.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:03:10 -0400
House votes to block Trump bid to ease small-arms exports
  Legislation approved by the U.S. House of Representatives would block President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul small-arms export policy to make it easier for gun makers to sell weapons like flamethrowers and grenades to foreign buyers.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:43:30 -0400
U.S. Senate Republican McConnell says debate should not be about personal attacks
  U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a controversy touched off by President Donald Trump's racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:26:39 -0400
Pompeo to visit four Latin American nations in security, migration push
  U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit four Latin American countries this week, with a focus on Venezuela's crisis, the surge of migrants at the U.S. southern border, and more security cooperation, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:46:03 -0400
U.S. SEC chief says he has not met with Facebook since Libra announcement
  A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project.


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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:59:34 -0400
Pompeo to visit Mexico on eve of safe third-country asylum deadline
  Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday he will meet his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo in Mexico City at the weekend to discuss migration and trade, on the eve of a deadline set in a migration deal that removed threatened tariffs.


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