Richard Blumenthal

Trump hails his 'conscience protections' plan in speech at March for Life

Trump, who previously said he was ‘very pro-choice’, is the first sitting president to address the annual March for Life in Washington<p>Donald Trump used a speech to anti-abortion activists on Friday to trumpet plans to give “conscience protections” to medical providers who refuse to perform …

Rights & Freedoms

Russian Spy Ship Operating Near U.S. Coast

A Russian spy ship––the Viktor Leonov––is operating near the U.S. roughly a year after it popped up off the coast of Connecticut.<p>On Thursday, Fox …

Russia

Twitter has admitted that there were many more Russian trolls on its platform during the 2016 election

Congress isn’t going to be happy<p>Twitter revealed on Friday that Russian agents spread far more disinformation during the 2016 U.S. presidential election than the company first reported — and pledged to notify its users that they had fallen victim to the Kremlin’s propaganda.<p>The company’s update …

Social Media

Lost bags, airline fees: Protections for travelers rights stall under Trump

WASHINGTON – A Congress-ordered rule that requires airlines to refund your bag fee if your luggage arrives late and other consumer protection regulations have stalled in Department of Transportation regulatory proceedings.<p>Congress passed the refund law 18 months ago in July 2016. It called for …

Airlines

Twitter finds over 1,000 new Russian-linked accounts

Twitter says it has suspended 1,062 new accounts it has found to be linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian "troll farm" which …

Internet Research Agency

Social Media Giants Assure US Senators They Totally Have This Terrorism And Propaganda Thing Under Control

Representatives for Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube trekked up to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to let senators know how their personal war on terrorism …

Technology (Australia)

Peugeot-Citroën Really Wants Back In On The U.S. Market

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important …

Ford Ranger

Michael Rapaport Responds to Trump's 'Fake News Awards' by Giving Him the 'Fake President Award' (Video)

“All the s— that’s going on in the world and you release the ‘Fake News Awards’? You f—ing bum,” he says<p>Comedian Michael Rapaport ripped into Donald …

Donald Trump

Children’s health insurance has become a political hostage

The real reason CHIP is still unfunded, four months later.<p>The Children’s Health Insurance Program is enduring an unprecedented crisis: More than 100 ago, funding for a program that covers 9 million kids technically expired. Republicans in Congress haven’t rushed to extend it long-term — not until …

Politics

Government shutdown: Where the senators stand

<b>(CNN) —</b> If the House passes a short-term spending bill on Thursday, the Senate will need 60 votes to move it forward.<p>It's a difficult task for Republicans, who only number 51 in the Senate -- and not all of them are going to vote for the bill. Even if they did, they'd still need another nine …

Sherrod Brown

Trump plans to protect health workers who won't treat LGBTQ patients

In the latest hindrance of civil rights advancement, today, January 18th, the Trump administration announced the creation of a new division in the …

Health Care

Twitter suspends 1,062 accounts linked to Russian election-meddling campaign

Twitter says it has suspended 1,062 automated accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian “troll farm” that systematically …

Social Media

FEMA Abruptly Cuts Funding For Puerto Rican Families Staying In Hartford

State and local agencies are rushing to provide services after an abrupt cutoff of federal aid helping a few dozen families that have relocated here …

FEMA

Pathetic! ‘Hardball’ Panel Offers Gooey, Criticism-Free Love Letter to Liberal Media

Less than an hour before Wednesday night’s <b>unveiling</b> of the Fake News Awards, MSNBC’s <i>Hardball</i> assembled a panel to condemn media criticism and fake …

Conservative View

Health Buzz: Doctor Left a Scalpel Inside This Army Veteran's Body. Now He's Suing.

Items found inside patients after surgery aren't unheard of. But one Army veteran is suing Veterans Affairs on claims a doctor left a scalpel left …

Medicine

A bill to put more self-driving cars on U.S. roads is stuck in the Senate

California’s own senator isn’t convinced the technology is ready<p>An ambitious attempt by U.S. lawmakers to put more self-driving cars on the country’s roads has stalled out in the Senate, where some Democrats are raising new doubts about the technology.<p>For a few senior party lawmakers, the fear is …

Transportation

U.S. Attorney Nominee John Durham Clears Senate Panel

Career prosecutor John H. Durham’s nomination to be Connecticut’s U.S. Attorney got a favorable vote Thursday from the U.S. Senate’s judiciary …

U.S. Attorneys

ICE defends deportation of immigrant in U.S. nearly 30 years

Jorge Garcia, 39, of Lincoln Park, hugs his wife and two kids before being escorted by ICE agents to be deported to Mexico, on Jan. 15, 2018, at Detroit Metro Airport. Erik Shelley<p>DETROIT — Immigration officials are defending the deportation of Jorge Garcia, a metro Detroit man whose case has …

Immigration

U.S. senators question extent of Ford 'Do Not Drive' warning on airbags

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An airplane flies above a Ford logo in Colma, California<p>By David Shepardson<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senators asked the U.S. …

Stock Markets

Some of Capitol Hill's Worst Problems Have Nothing to Do with Trump

A dispatch from D.C., where our judiciary is in trouble.<p>WASHINGTON—There’s going to be a lot of talk over the next couple of days about the dysfunctional Republican majorities in the Congress. I intend to make quite a bit of it. But if you want to see what a unified Republican party looks like, …

Government

Twitter to alert users exposed to Russian-linked posts

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) will be alerting users who might have seen Russian-linked posts during the presidential campaign, it said in Senate …

Business

Trump still under fire for business ties, one year on

A year ago Donald Trump ceded control of The Trump Organization to his adult sons, but refused to divest his assets, sparking a furious backlash from …

Donald Trump

Dems question administration's decision to end national registry for substance abuse, mental health programs

Top Democrats in the Senate are questioning the Trump administration over its decision to end a national registry for evidence-based mental health …

Seth MacFarlane

Twitter to Alert Users Who May Have Seen Russian-Linked Content

Twitter Inc. will inform users who may have seen posts covertly crafted by Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, the company’s director of …

Brian Schatz

Senators Threaten Legislation Over Social Media Firms' Content

Big social media companies made a case against new legislative mandates by emphasizing their voluntary efforts to root out terrorism-related material …

John Thune

The Actually Great Bill Trump Signed His First Year

Though it didn't get much attention, the Elder Abuse Prevention and Protection Act could help a lot of people.<p><i>This article is part of a weeklong series looking back at the first year of Donald Trump's presidency.</i><p>The past year has been a legislative trash fire. Congress has been deadlocked, with …

House Republican Leaders Working On Short-Term Spending Bill

<b>WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) —</b> A possible government shutdown is looming Friday if no budget deal is made in Washington.House Republican leadership …

U.S. Congress

Twitter may soon tell you personally if you saw Russian propaganda tweets

Twitter fans, don’t think your Facebook-using friends were the only ones who were subjected to Russian propaganda during the 2016 election. You almost certainly were, too. And now Twitter says it’s getting ready to let you know just how many you saw.<p>According to <i>Recode</i>, Twitter’s director of public …

Social Media

Twitter is exploring how to notify its users that they saw Russian propaganda during the 2016 election

It comes amid pressure from Capitol Hill.<p>Twitter appears to be exploring ways to notify perhaps millions of users who may have seen Russian propaganda during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the company revealed Wednesday.<p>Appearing at a hearing before Senate lawmakers, the company’s director of …

Social Media

Twitter To Tell You How Much Fake Election News You Were Fed By Russia

Sometime soon, you could be getting a message from Twitter, telling you just which tweets you saw were written by Russian-backed trolls.<p>Carlos Monje, the company’s director of US public policy, today told the US Commerce, Science and Technology Committee that Twitter is ‘working to identify and …

Social Media