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In the wake of the SolarWinds attack, dedicated cybersecurity funding was a necessary step, one expert said, especially as COVID vaccine efforts will collect massive amounts of Americans' personal data. On Thursday night, the Biden-Harris administration released plans for a nearly $2 trillion spending package for pandemic relief and economic recovery. Hidden at the very bottom of the plan, the new administration allocated more than $10 billion to various IT modernization and cybersecurity initiatives. Experts say it's another sign of President-elect Biden's technology focus, especially when it comes to cybersecurity and updating IT at federal agencies. $9 billion — the biggest chunk of the dedicated tech spend — is for expanding the Technology Modernization Fund's cybersecurity and IT services.
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ET Capitol Riot Live Updates: Trump Urges No Violence or Vandalism at Planned Demonstrations The fallout from last week’s attack on the Capitol continued as the Army secretary announced that the inauguration would be secured by armed National Guard members. “In lights of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind,” Mr. Trump said. For President Trump, the past week has included a flurry of rebukes from businesses and once-loyal politicians. A majority of House members vote to impeach. Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City is ending its contracts with the Trump Organization after the deadly riot incited by President Trump at the U.S. Capitol.
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GOP rep. booted from Harvard Institute of Politics advisory committee
  + stars: | 2021-01-12 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
SEE NEW POSTSGOP rep. booted from Harvard Institute of Politics advisory committee Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., has been removed from the Harvard Institute of Politics' senior advisory committee because of her role in endorsing false claims of election fraud, according to the university. $44,038 for carpet cleaning $29,523 for “curtain cleaning” in the East Wing, West Wing and Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Share this -Michigan's attorney general warns state Capitol is 'not safe' Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel warned Tuesday that her state's capitol building in Lansing, Michigan is not safe. I repeat-the Michigan Capitol is not safe. Democratic members were reminded by the House Administration Committee that they can use government money to protect themselves, which is included in the Members' Congressional Handbook.
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Share this -Rep. Brad Schneider tests positive for Covid-19 Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., walks up the House steps for the final votes of the week on April 4, 2019, in Washington. $44,038 for carpet cleaning $29,523 for “curtain cleaning” in the East Wing, West Wing and Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Share this -Michigan's attorney general warns state Capitol is 'not safe' Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel warned Tuesday that her state's capitol building in Lansing, Michigan is not safe. In a series of tweets, Nessel said that a new rule passed by Michigan State Capitol Commission banning the open carry of firearms doesn't require a mechanism to confirm that people carrying a concealed firearm are licensed to do so. I repeat-the Michigan Capitol is not safe.
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SEE NEW POSTSExtremists move to secret online channels to plan for Inauguration Day in D.C. Share this -Rep. Brad Schneider tests positive for Covid-19 Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., walks up the House steps for the final votes of the week on April 4, 2019, in Washington. $44,038 for carpet cleaning $29,523 for “curtain cleaning” in the East Wing, West Wing and Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Share this -Michigan's attorney general warns state Capitol is 'not safe' Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel warned Tuesday that her state's capitol building in Lansing, Michigan is not safe. I repeat-the Michigan Capitol is not safe.
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Rep. Brad Schneider tests positive for Covid-19
  + stars: | 2021-01-12 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +11 min
SEE NEW POSTSRep. Brad Schneider tests positive for Covid-19 Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., walks up the House steps for the final votes of the week on April 4, 2019, in Washington. Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., said he tested positive for Covid-19 Tuesday morning, becoming the third lawmaker since Monday to receive the diagnosis since being confined with other lawmakers during the rioting at the Capitol last week. But as a soon-to-be-former president, Trump presents a unique case that may shatter expectations. Share this -Michigan's attorney general warns state Capitol is 'not safe' Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel warned Tuesday that her state's capitol building in Lansing, Michigan is not safe. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Washington state Democrat, said in a statement early Tuesday that she had been quarantining since the attack and learned of her positive test result Monday night.
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Angry McCarthy called Trump urging him to congratulate Biden
  + stars: | 2021-01-12 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +9 min
SEE NEW POSTSAngry McCarthy called Trump urging him to congratulate Biden An angry House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy phoned Trump and urged him to call and congratulate Joe Biden, a source familiar with the matter told NBC News. McCarthy has long been close to the president, defending his actions, while Trump often refers to the California Republican as “my Kevin." The source said, however, that Cheney did not specifically tell members to vote their conscience and did not say how she planned to vote. $44,038 for carpet cleaning $29,523 for “curtain cleaning” in the East Wing, West Wing and Eisenhower Executive Office Building. This top-to-bottom cleaning is above and beyond what typically occurs during the well-choreographed residence changeover conducted by White House ushers, butlers and housekeepers.
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SEE NEW POSTSGoFundMe banning fundraising for travel to political events with risk of violence GoFundMe will no longer allow fundraisers for travel to political events where there is a risk of violence, the company announced Tuesday. GoFundMe joins a long list of companies that have issued statements condemning last week’s violence. Share this -Rep. Brad Schneider tests positive for Covid-19 Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., walks up the House steps for the final votes of the week on April 4, 2019, in Washington. $44,038 for carpet cleaning $29,523 for “curtain cleaning” in the East Wing, West Wing and Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Share this -Michigan's attorney general warns state Capitol is 'not safe' Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel warned Tuesday that her state's capitol building in Lansing, Michigan is not safe.
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Sparks fly after Rep. McGovern confronts Rep. Jordan over Biden win
  + stars: | 2021-01-12 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +11 min
SEE NEW POSTSSparks fly after Rep. McGovern confronts Rep. Jordan over Biden win A testy exchange took place between Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Jim McGovern, D-Mass., at a House Rules committee meeting on Tuesday. McGovern, who chairs the committee, repeatedly asked Jordan to acknowledge that the election was not stolen and that President-elect Joe Biden won fair and square. McCarthy has long been close to the president, defending his actions, while Trump often refers to the California Republican as “my Kevin." Share this -Rep. Brad Schneider tests positive for Covid-19 Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., walks up the House steps for the final votes of the week on April 4, 2019, in Washington. Lauren Blair Bianchi, who has been with the Texas Republican since 2019, confirmed that she left her post on Monday.
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Facebook is complicit: Former FB policy advisor
  + stars: | 2021-01-07 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailFacebook is complicit: Former FB policy advisorDipayan Ghosh, former Facebook privacy and public policy advisor and current director of the Digital Platforms and Democracy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, joins 'Squawk Alley' to discuss the future of social media after Facebook announced it would be blocking Trump's account until after his term ends. This comes a day after a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol to prevent the confirmation of Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
Persons: Dipayan Ghosh, Trump, Joe Biden’s Organizations: Facebook, Democracy, Harvard Kennedy School, U.S, Capitol
Trump floated fragments of several baseless conspiracy theories that were primarily pushed by QAnon conspiracy theorists over the last two months, including a widely debunked theory about voting machines from Dominion Voting Systems. 'I’m sure, Mr. President'The president at times did not seem to have a full grasp of the conspiracy theories he brought up. This is Trump Media. It’s not social media,” Trump replied. "The invocation of Trump Media really says it all,” she said.
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For tech companies, that could mean a chance for bigger IT contracts. USDS is currently led by an ex-Googler and has recruited for technologists from Big Tech companies. Tech companies are likely watching closely for signs of recruiting from Silicon Valley and opportunities for major contracts. Cutts has recruited for engineering and other tech talent for USDS from Big Tech companies, including his former employer. This review team may be a signal that the Biden administration is interested in thinking about ways to "advance and innovate beyond USDS."
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Republican Electors Cast Unofficial Ballots, Setting Up Congressional Clash
  + stars: | 2020-12-28 | by ( Deanna Paul | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +1 min
When Nevada Democrats gathered on Dec. 14 to cast Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, the winner of the state’s presidential election, Shawn Meehan and his fellow Silver State Republicans held their own meeting and voted for President Trump. Mr. Meehan was among pro-Trump electors to cast symbolic ballots for the president in at least seven states he lost, hoping Congress will accept their votes—and not those cast by electors for Mr. Biden—on Jan. 6, when it officially counts the Electoral College votes. “Trump won, and we have a duty to cast our votes,” said Mr. Meehan, 54 years old, a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Alexander Keyssar, professor of history and social policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, compared the GOP meetings to playing dress up. “The slate might appear to be valid, but it isn’t being put forth by any governmental or legislative body,” said Mr. Keyssar, who has written books about the Electoral College.
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Europe, meanwhile, recently unveiled legislation that would give regulators sweeping new power to take on those American tech companies. Striking a balance in EuropeOn the other side of the Atlantic, authorities have been focused on reining in tech companies for years. Tech companies that fail to remove or limit the spread of illegal content will face fines of up to 10% of their annual sales. After all, the tech companies in the European Union's cross hairs are all based in the United States. Bush and others also noted that China's central government has a lot of tools aside from conventional competition law if it wants to keep its tech companies in check.
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Everybody is getting more relaxed about 'dramatic' monetary stimulus: ExpertPaul Sheard of Harvard Kennedy School explains the monetary policy challenge of reaching a 2% inflation target and keeping deflationary forces at bay, using the Bank of Japan's experience in the 1990s as an example.
Persons: Paul Sheard Organizations: Harvard Kennedy School, Bank of
When President-elect Joseph R. Biden nominated Pete Buttigieg to lead the Department of Transportation this week, the news was met with some lighthearted chuckling. Was Mayor Pete really the right guy to commandeer America's freight, air, rail and road? President-elect Biden has nominated his former rival Pete Buttigieg to lead the Department of Transportation. As mayor, Buttigieg made a name for himself (literally "Mayor Pete") investing early in 'smart cities,' or utilizing tech to run metropolitan areas more effectively and efficiently. In a statement praising Buttigieg's nomination, Corinne Kisner, executive director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials, said federal transportation policy "has remained largely unchanged since the 1950s."
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The legal strategy failed in court after court — not a single incident of voter fraud has been proven in the lawsuits — but experts warn the narrative is laying the groundwork for disenfranchisement. Conversely, Democrats have vowed to restore the part of the Voting Rights Act that was gutted by a Supreme Court ruling in 2013 in Shelby County v. Holder, with an updated version named for Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights icon and voting rights advocate. “You could say the same thing about Detroit.”Restrictive laws historically follow periods of advancementFor more than 100 years, voter fraud claims have cued up tighter rules. After the 15th Amendment and Reconstruction began to empower Black voters and politicians, Jim Crow laws systematically disenfranchised Black voters with poll taxes and literacy taxes. But it also birthed more modern forms of voter suppression, voting rights experts say.
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Scooter Firms Invest in Rider Training Schools
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Katie Deighton | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
Companies that rent out electric scooters hope more driver training can smooth the ride for their customers—and for their businesses. PREVIEWE-scooter startups are competing for riders and contracts with cities at the end of a difficult financial year. Nevertheless, investors have continued to back e-scooter companies, and more lawmakers are letting providers deploy their e-scooters in cities across the world. E-scooter schools could help temper city authorities’ lingering safety concerns, said David Zipper, visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government. Tier hopes its riding schools will build up their confidence and get them riding regularly, he said.
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Biden would want to rejoin Trans-Pacific Partnership, but there's a challenge: Harvard's AllisonDomestic politics could pose a "difficult challenge" in Biden's attempt to rejoin the deal, says Graham Allison of Harvard Kennedy School.
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End of $600 unemployment boost pushes more households to the edge
  + stars: | 2020-11-03 | by ( Greg Iacurci | ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesThe end of a $600 weekly boost to unemployment benefits over the summer is rapidly pushing more households to the brink of financial ruin. But the recession exacerbated that trend, particularly among the unemployed, according to researchers. Further, 29% of unemployed workers were spending more than their household income in October, up from 19% in August. The Trump administration gave an extra $300 a week to unemployed workers as part of a Lost Wages Assistance program created in August. Nearly 23 million Americans were still collecting unemployment benefits as of Oct. 10, according to most recent Labor Department data.
Persons: Spencer Platt, Daniel Schneider, That's, George Washington, Schneider, Trump Organizations: Getty, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard, Labor Department, JPMorgan Chase Institute Locations: Brooklyn , New York, U.S, Oxford
Europe is currently the 'weak link' in the global economy: Harvard Kennedy SchoolBesides its coronavirus situation, Europe has been struggling with various structural issues "even in the best of times," says Paul Sheard, senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School.
Persons: Paul Sheard Organizations: Harvard Kennedy School Locations: Europe
Early voting hits 50% of total U.S. ballots cast in 2016
  + stars: | 2020-10-27 | by ( Hannah Miao | ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +5 min
Early voting in 2020 has now surpassed the 58 million mail-in or in-person early votes cast in 2016, based on Associated Press totals , and reached over 50% of the more than 136 million total ballots cast in the 2016 presidential election. Democrats still lead Republicans in mail voting for states that report party data, but GOP voters have surpassed Democrats in ballots cast in person. Of the more than 26 million returned mail ballots tracked by the U.S. Republicans are hoping strong turnout in person can make up Democrats' mail voting advantage. Republicans lead in-person votes with 46.4% to Democrats' 34.0%, while Democrats lead mail ballots with 46.8% to Republicans' 31.0%.
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The university decided to limit campus housing to underclassmen to reduce the potential for coronavirus spread. At the time, she hadn't considered how her decision could impact her ability to vote in the 2020 election. The coronavirus pandemic has introduced additional barriers to voting for young people, a population that isn't known for turning out in large numbers. Despite Covid-19 challenges, however, young voters are poised to be a decisive force in the 2020 election with data suggesting record turnout from the group. "Young people could either not show up and decide a toss-up race in favor of almost always a Republican candidate.
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