X, Snap and Discord subpoenaed by lawmakers about child exploitation

Linda Yaccarino, CEO, X/Twitter speaks onstage during Vox Media’s 2023 Code Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel on September 27, 2023 in Dana Point, California.  Jerod Harris | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Lawmakers said Monday that they have issued subpoenas to the CEOs of X, Snap and Discord to compel the executives to … Read more

Far-Right GOP Lawmaker’s Question About Republicans Backfires Spectacularly

Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) put his own party on blast during a fiery speech on the House floor on Wednesday that included a blunt challenge for his Republican colleagues. “One thing! I want my Republican colleagues to give me one thing ― one! ― that I can go campaign on and say we did,” he … Read more

Nigeria’s president signs controversial bill for a presidential yacht and SUVs for lawmakers

Nigeria’s president has signed a controversial bill that earmarks $6.1 million for a presidential yacht and millions more for sport utility vehicles for his wife and other top government officials ByDYEPKAZAH SHIBAYAN Associated Press November 9, 2023, 7:34 AM ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigerian President Bola Tinubu’s approval of a supplementary budget earmarking millions of dollars … Read more

Supporters celebrate opening of Gay Games in Hong Kong, first in Asia, despite lawmakers’ opposition

HONG KONG — Scores of athletes celebrated the opening of the Gay Games in Hong Kong on Saturday despite opposition from anti-LGBTQ lawmakers, marking the first time the international sporting event to be held in Asia. Nearly 2,400 participants from about 45 territories, including Britain, the United States, and Australia, will compete in a variety … Read more

GOP crowd boos Trump criticism; lawmakers flip from DeSantis at Orlando summit

ORLANDO — Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson was loudly booed by a crowd of GOP activists in Orlando Saturday after criticizing Donald Trump, further demonstrating the former president’s popularity with the GOP base. “As a party we must support the rule of law, we can not win as a country without integrity… ” Hutchinson said. … Read more

Lawmakers applaud after Democrat apologizes for GOP colleague’s outburst

Lawmakers applauded Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) after he apologized on behalf of all congress members following GOP Rep. Derrick Van Orden’s (Wisc.) latest outburst at a group of federal workers. Crow apologized to the Biden administration briefers, prompting a bipartisan round of applause, during the Wisconsin lawmaker’s questioning, which some described as “rude” and “obnoxious”, … Read more

Steve Scalise nominated as House speaker candidate by GOP lawmakers

U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) listens during a press conference following a House Republican Conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., July 18, 2023. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images Republican lawmakers on Wednesday selected Rep. Steve Scalise as their candidate for speaker of the House of Representatives, more than … Read more

Opposition lawmakers call on Canada’s House speaker to resign for honoring man who fought for Nazis

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Canadian opposition parties called on the speaker of the House of Commons to resign Monday for inviting a man who fought for a Nazi military unit during World War II to attend a speech by the Ukrainian president. Peter Julian, the New Democratic Party House leader, and Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois … Read more

Newsom plans to remodel San Quentin State Jail. Lawmakers and the general public have had little enter

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has bold and costly plans for a dilapidated manufacturing unit at San Quentin State Jail the place inmates of one of many nation’s most infamous lockups as soon as constructed furnishings, and lawmakers have given him the greenlight to begin with little enter or oversight. He desires … Read more