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Sen. Sasse says that expanded unemployment benefits have prevented people from returning to work. He will propose a bill that would redirect expanded benefits into signing bonuses for new hires. As part of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, expanded federal unemployment benefits provide $300 a week as a supplemental to state unemployment checks. Republicans have long argued for less generous unemployment benefits, saying expanded benefits only serve to disincentivize people from returning to work. Greg Gianforte of Montana and Henry McMaster of South Carolina recently announced that their states will opt-out of receiving the expanded federal unemployment benefits at the end of June.
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Tech execs grilled by senators on algorithms and misinformation
  + stars: | 2021-04-27 | by ( Lauren Feiner | ) + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google-owned YouTube testified before Congress on Tuesday about the ways their algorithms influence users and sometimes serve harmful misinformation. Algorithms are essentially the formula social media platforms use to decide what information to surface to people using an app or website. Lawmakers at the hearing seemed to generally be in favor of seeing greater transparency from the platforms about how their algorithms surface content to users. Both experts emphasized that decisions over social media amplification will have profound impacts on democracy itself. Throughout the hearing, senators noted the role social media platforms played in allowing people to organize around events like the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
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Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google-owned YouTube testified before Congress Tuesday about the ways their algorithms influence users and sometimes serve harmful misinformation. Algorithms are essentially the formula social media platforms use to decide what information to surface to people using an app or website. She said that the way social media platforms repeat and reinforce messages to users can "lead someone down the rabbit hole" of an internet subculture. Both experts emphasized that decisions over social media amplification will have profound impacts on democracy itself. Throughout the hearing, senators noted the role of social media platforms played in allowing people to organize around events like the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
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Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton has made a major investment in a Finnish wearable tech firm. Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat, sold a major investment in a high-end window company. Elon Musk would be proudRep. Mark Green, a Republican from Tennessee, purchased between $1,001 and $15,000 worth of cryptocurrency Dogecoin — the same day virtual currency platform Coinbase went public. According to Barron's, he paid $1.95 million to acquire 15,000 shares for $130 each, and paid $1.4 million for 10,000 shares for $140 each. He also bought between $1,000 and $15,000 worth of stock in Amazon.
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GOP Rep. Peter Meijer has warned that the QAnon movement could destroy the GOP from within. GOP Rep. Peter Meijer has warned that the rise of the QAnon conspiracy theory movement could destroy the Republican Party from within in remarks to CNN. He was one of only 10 Republicans in the House who voted to impeach Donald Trump for inciting the Capitol riot on January 6. He told CNN that the QAnon movement could fuel conflict: "Do I think there's going to be a civil war? In an op-ed in January, Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska warned that QAnon was destroying the GOP.
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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden again championed a "talking filibuster" on Thursday to make it harder for a minority party to block bills, and for the first time expressed willingness to go further in overhauling the rule. At his first press conference as president, Biden received numerous questions about the 60-vote threshold, and said it is "being abused in a gigantic way." He said the rule should be reverted to a "talking filibuster," which was altered to a silent filibuster in the 1970s. "You had to stand there and talk and talk and talk and talk until you collapse," he said, adding that eventually the talking ends and the Senate can proceed. Asked Thursday if he agrees with former President Barack Obama that the filibuster is a "Jim Crow relic," Biden replied: "Yes."
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Donald Trump didn't include Mike Pence in his list of "very good" GOP leaders and potential 2024 presidential candidates. Pence is reportedly considering a 2024 presidential bid if Trump decides not to run. Former President Donald Trump didn't include his former vice president in his list of "very good" Republican leaders and potential 2024 presidential candidates during a new interview with conservative commentator Lisa Boothe. Ron DeSantis, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and South Dakota Gov. Pence is reportedly considering a 2024 presidential bid if Trump decides not to run.
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SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye, and CrowdStrike all testified, while Amazon declined to attend. SolarWinds was joined in the hearing by FireEye, the cybersecurity firm that discovered the malware in December, as well as Microsoft, whose president, Brad Smith, was present at the proceedings. During the hearing, Smith gave the strongest indication that the cyberattack originated in Russia, while Kurtz and FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia did not confirm or deny the attackers' origins. SolarWinds told the Securities and Exchange Commission that about 18,000 of its 300,000 clients were targeted in the attack. Read more: Microsoft said its software and tools were not used 'in any way' in the SolarWinds attacks.
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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden's sweeping immigration plan ran into quick resistance from key Senate Republicans, including some who championed a similar effort eight years ago. The Senate GOP's campaign arm, which is focused on recapturing the majority in 2022, quickly dubbed Biden's immigration plan "amnesty and open borders." The aide suggested that Biden's plan was an attempt to placate progressives, not a "take it or leave it" product. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said he has "very serious concerns" about Biden's immigration policy. Among Democrats in both chambers, Biden's plan was met with wide praise.
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Trump spent Inauguration Day worrying about his Senate impeachment trial, The Daily Beast reported. Former President Donald Trump spent Inauguration Day at Mar-a-Lago, his private Florida club, fretting about his upcoming Senate impeachment trial, The Daily Beast reported. As a one-term president, Trump can run again for a second term, and has indicated plans to do so. Sen. Ben Sasse, also a Republican, told CBS This Morning that he would consider impeachment, saying Trump had "disregarded his oath of office." The date for Trump's Senate impeachment trial has not yet been set.
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The Senate is set to begin an impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday that he is discussing a bipartisan agreement with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on how to conduct the impeachment trial. Romney was the sole Republican who voted to convict Trump for abuse of power following his first impeachment trial related to the Ukraine scandal. Collins drew significant criticism after Trump's first impeachment trial, when she voted to acquit him and claimed the president had learned from his actions. Biden will "leave the mechanics" and timing of an impeachment trial up to Congress, she added.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to delay Trump's impeachment trial until February, CBS News reported. McConnell is one of several Republicans who may vote to convict Trump and bar him from public office. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to ask Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to delay the start of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial until February, CBS News reported, citing multiple sources familiar with the proposal. If Schumer does agree to push the start of Trump's impeachment trial until next month, it would give the impeachment managers and lawyers representing the former president more time to prepare. Earlier Thursday, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said a defense attorney from his state, Butch Bowers, would represent Trump in his upcoming impeachment trial.
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Twitter suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., for 12 hours on Sunday, saying that she has repeatedly run afoul of the company's misinformation policy. "The account referenced has been temporarily locked out for multiple violations of our civic integrity policy," a Twitter spokesperson said. Following the riot at the Capitol earlier this month, Twitter has ramped up its crackdown on misleading and false information on its platform. Twitter's civic integrity policy states the company "will label or remove false or misleading information intended to undermine public confidence in an election or other civic process." A freshman lawmaker and a vocal supporter of Trump's efforts to overturn the election, Greene has previously expressed sympathy for QAnon, though she has since sought to distance herself.
Persons: Marjorie Taylor Greene, Donald Trump, Greene, Joe Biden, Sen, Ben Sasse, Kevin McCarthy Organizations: Twitter, Republicans Locations: Georgia
Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska has warned in an op-ed in The Atlantic that the QAnon conspiracy theory movement is destroying the GOP. Adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory believe, groundlessly, that a cabal of Satan worshipping child abusers control the world. Swaths of the GOP have embraced the movement, and Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has openly backed the movement. Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska has warned that the QAnon conspiracy theory movement is destroying the GOP in a blistering op-ed for The Atlantic. Now is the time to decide what this party is about," writes Sasse.
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia known for her promotion of the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory, was suspended by Twitter for 12 hours, her office said in a statement. On Saturday, Greene tweeted a message that said, in part, Trump supporters should "mobilize and make your voices heard in opposition to these attacks on our liberties." Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, has been suspended from using Twitter for 12 hours, her office said in a press release Sunday. On Saturday, Greene tweeted, and soon after deleted, as archived by ProPublica, a message that called for "all Americans," and notably Trump supporters, to mobilize. "The newly elected Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs," Sasse wrote in The Atlantic.
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ET Live Updates: Biden Plans Major Expansion of Vaccinations and Virus Relief President-elect Joe Biden unveiled an ambitious $1.9 trillion spending package. That means the trial will not effectively start until after Mr. Biden is sworn in on Wednesday, officials involved in the planning said. Mr. Romney was the only Republican last year to vote to convict Mr. Trump when the House impeached him for pressuring Ukraine to incriminate Mr. Biden. Speaking from Delaware on Thursday to introduce his sweeping economic plan, Mr. Biden urged lawmakers to come together and pass additional relief. “The very health of our nation is at stake,” Mr. Biden said, speaking from Delaware.
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Seven days before the president leaves office, the House plans to charge him with high crimes and misdemeanors for inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. President Donald Trump , a man hyperaware of his achievements and place in history, will add a first to his record on Wednesday. The House will send the article across the Capitol immediately, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told NBC News on Wednesday. The Capitol insurrection made more GOP lawmakers willing to boot their party's president from office. At least five House Republicans will vote to impeach Trump on Wednesday.
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A second impeachment trial for President Donald Trump will likely drag into President-elect Joe Biden's term as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not bring the upper chamber back earlier than Tuesday. Schumer had urged his GOP counterpart to use emergency powers to swiftly hold a trial and vote on whether to convict Trump and remove him from office. The Senate trial after the House first impeached Trump took nearly three weeks, from mid-January until early February of last year. However, a Senate vote to convict Trump would prevent him from becoming president again in 2025. However, he has not commented on whether he would vote to convict Trump if impeachment came to the Senate.
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Trump is the first president to be impeached twice. The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon over his role in inciting an attempted coup at the US Capitol that resulted in five deaths. Trump is now the first president to be impeached twice; he was previously impeached on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over the Ukraine scandal. Trump watched the hourslong siege play out on television from his perch at the White House. Three Cabinet secretaries resigned, as did the former White House press secretary, deputy press secretary, deputy national security advisor, the former White House chief of staff, and others in the Commerce Department and National Security Council.
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This is the second time Trump has been impeached, and it is the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. One Republican voted to impeach Trump the first time, and five Democrats voted to impeach President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s. No Democrats voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson in 1868, and President Richard Nixon resigned before he was impeached. It was the second time Trump was impeached and the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. Five House Democrats voted to impeach President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s, and no Democrats voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson in 1868.
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At least three Republicans in the House of Representatives announced on Tuesday that they will vote to impeach President Donald Trump after the US Capitol siege. At least three House Republicans have come out in support of President Donald Trump's impeachment after he incited a deadly riot at the US Capitol last week. The New York Times reported that the White House expects roughly two dozen Republicans to break ranks and come out in support of impeachment. "The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack," she said in a statement. He continued: "There is no doubt in my mind that the President of the United States broke his oat of office and incited this insurrection.
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Five people died in the rampage through the seat of government by Trump’s backers after a fiery speech denouncing the Nov. 3 election results by the Republican president. Lawmakers were forced to flee, as the building was mobbed by Trump supporters - many wearing hats with his slogan and waving flags with his name - who overwhelmed security forces. Slideshow ( 4 images )Aides to House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. McCarthy on Friday rejected the idea of impeaching Trump, saying it would only compound divisions within the United States. Slideshow ( 4 images )Lisa Murkowski on Friday became the first Republican U.S. senator to say Trump should resign immediately.
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House prepares to impeach Trump for inciting the U.S. Capitol riot
  + stars: | 2021-01-11 | by ( Jacob Pramuk | ) + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
It puts them just shy of the 218-vote majority needed to impeach Trump in the House, though the number could end up lower due to vacancies and absences. The House will likely vote to impeach Trump by later this week, only a few days before President-elect Joe Biden will take office one week from Wednesday. Trump exhorted his supporters outside the White House to march on the Capitol shortly before the Capitol siege and repeated lies that widespread fraud cost him the November election. The White House and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., have argued impeachment would divide the country. If all Democrats vote to convict Trump, 17 Republicans would have to join them to meet the needed two-thirds threshold.
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Republican U.S. Senator Toomey says Trump should resign
  + stars: | 2021-01-10 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) during a hearing before the Congressional Oversight Commission at Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2020. Senator Pat Toomey said on Sunday that President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, should resign after his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly rampage last week. Toomey, who has been a supporter of Trump until recently, became the second Senate Republican to call for the president to step down. Senator Lisa Murkowski said on Friday that Trump should resign immediately and suggested she would consider leaving the party if Republicans cannot part from him. He descended into a level of madness and engaged in activity that’s just absolutely unthinkable and unforgivable,” Toomey told CNN.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second Republican U.S. senator called for President Donald Trump to resign on Sunday, saying the Republican president could face criminal liability after the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters. Toomey’s call followed that of fellow Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, who said on Friday that Trump should resign immediately. Republican Senator Ben Sasse, a frequent Trump critic, told CBS he would “definitely consider” impeachment. Republican leaders have urged the Democratic-led House not to initiate impeachment proceedings for a historic second time against Trump. The Republican-controlled Senate cleared Trump during his first impeachment trial over allegations he threatened U.S. national security.
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