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House votes to ban TikTok in US unless Chinese owner ByteDance sells to American company

House votes to ban TikTok in US unless Chinese owner ByteDance...

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The House voted in favor of a bill that could result in an American ban on TikTok.The bill would force TikTok owner ByteDance to sell to an American company or face a ban.The bill now heads to the Senate, where it's also expected to pass. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a…
37 House Democrats and 21 Republicans voted against Israel aid

37 House Democrats and 21 Republicans voted against Israel aid

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The House of Representatives on Saturday passed a bill that includes more than $14 billion in military aid to Israel and more than $9 billion in humanitarian aid, much of which will go to Gaza.The bill passed by a 366-58 margin, but dozens of progressive Democrats — and a cohort hard-right Republicans — voted against…
112 House Republicans voted against Ukraine aid

112 House Republicans voted against Ukraine aid

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The House passed a more than $60 billion bill that provides more military aid to Ukraine.It's part of a larger foreign aid package that's likely to pass the Senate and be signed into law.112 Republicans voted it against — the most ever, and a majority of the GOP conference. Thanks for signing up! Access your…
A top House Democrat wants to remove Trump’s Secret Service protection if he’s sent to prison

A top House Democrat wants to remove Trump’s Secret Service protection...

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Rep. Bennie Thompson, the former chairman of the House January 6 committee, introduced legislation on Friday that would strip former President Donald Trump of Secret Service protection if he is sentenced to prison."Unfortunately, current law doesn't anticipate how Secret Service protection would impact the felony prison sentence of a protectee — even a former President,"…
These House Republicans want to boot Mike Johnson from the speakership

These House Republicans want to boot Mike Johnson from the speakership

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene filed a "motion to vacate" against Speaker Mike Johnson in March.She argues that Johnson has betrayed the GOP, in part by allowing more Ukraine aid to pass.Since then, more Republicans have signed onto her effort, but Democrats could protect Johnson. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized…
These 13 House Democrats voted against a resolution to condemn Iran’s attack on Israel

These 13 House Democrats voted against a resolution to condemn Iran’s...

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The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to condemn Iran's recent missile and drone attack on Israel.13 progressive House Democrats voted against the resolution along with Republican Rep. Thomas Massie, a non-interventionist libertarian who often opposes these types of resolutions.The attack, the first-ever launched from Iranian soil, came in response to an Israel's bombing of…
Trump to GOP campaigns: If you use my name to raise money, I want a 5% cut

Trump to GOP campaigns: If you use my name to raise...

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Trump is cracking down on GOP campaigns that use his name and face to raise money.He wants them to send him a 5% cut of any money raised that way.His team is also reminding other campaigns not to impersonate the former president. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while…
Columbia’s president managed to avoid the missteps of other elite colleges in heated congressional grilling

Columbia’s president managed to avoid the missteps of other elite colleges...

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Columbia University's president took a much stronger stance against antisemitism than her peers did. She told Congress Wednesday that calling for a Jewish genocide would violate Columbia policies.  The presidents of MIT, Harvard, and UPenn wavered when asked the same question. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the…
China just proved why Congress wants to ban TikTok

China just proved why Congress wants to ban TikTok

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A bill to force ByteDance to divest from TikTok is making its way through Congress.Legislators are concerned about ByteDance's ties to China given how much user data Tiktok collects.The Chinese Embassy reportedly lobbied against the bill. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. download the…
Senate Democrats unceremoniously kill Mayorkas impeachment trial

Senate Democrats unceremoniously kill Mayorkas impeachment trial

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The Senate voted on party lines to effectively end Alejandro Mayorkas's impeachment trial.GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted "present" on both votes.It caps off a months-long drama that helped spur one House Republican's resignation. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. download the app And just like…

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