Cameron Webb of Virginia and Desiree Tims of Ohio both would be the first Black person to represent their districts if they win in November.
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Facebook supports rewriting Section 230, and it’s starting to lay out the changes it wants. That’s the big takeaway from a nearly four-hour grilling of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The point was quickly lost in a pre-election political scuffle — but in the coming months, it’ll be one of the most important things to watch.
Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a foundational internet law. The event was supposed to examine whether Section 230 protections — which protect web services and sites of all sizes — “enable Big Tech Bad behavior.” Witnesses came prepared with arguments against that premise. Dorsey cited...
Another round of stimulus checks could boost online holiday sales by billions of dollars, according to Adobe analysis released on Wednesday.
In the United States, Americans don't directly elect the president. Here's how the electoral college selects the next president.
US crude inventories climbed by 4.3 million barrels last week, the Energy Information Administration said, marking the biggest uptick since July.
The Fed should "make it abundantly clear" that Congress and the White House need to enact fiscal stimulus to keep the recovery on track, he said.
Three chief executives are set to testify before Congress and a slew of companies will report their third quarter earnings this week.
"After the election, we'll get the best stimulus package you've ever seen," Trump said Tuesday at a Pennsylvania rally.
The Senate's last order of business was confirming Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett amid a contentious nominations process.
In addition to the presidential election, there are hundreds of pivotal congressional races that will shape the balance of power in Washington.
(American Chemical Society) Over the last century, the compound ammonium nitrate has been involved in at least 30 disasters and terrorist attacks. Under normal circumstances, it's totally harmless and used in things like fertilizer, so what makes ammonium nitrate turn deadly?: https://youtu.be/-SeT3N3A19c.
(University of Massachusetts Lowell) UMass Lowell research projects, ranging from developing new protective gear and sensors to ensure food and water are safe to advanced wireless communications, were recently awarded nearly $12 million in federal funding through the Fiscal Year 20 Defense Appropriations bill.
(American Chemical Society) Some people love spicy food -- the hotter, the better. Others go out of their way to avoid the palate-singeing burn of capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their kick. Now, researchers have developed a portable device (whimsically shaped like a chili pepper) that can reveal how much capsaicin a pepper contains, before biting into it. They report their results in ACS Applied Nano Materials.
Campa-Najjar narrowly lost to Rep. Duncan Hunter in this district in 2018, who has since resigned from office after pleading guilty to federal crimes.
Six-term incumbent McClintock is facing Kennedy in the November election to represent California's 4th District.
Kind, who has represented western Wisconsin in Congress since 1997, currently sits on the powerful House Committee on Ways and Means.
Rep. Schrier, a pediatrician, is the first Democrat to ever represent Washington's 8th District.
Herrera Beutler, a moderate, business-friendly Republican, is the only Latina Republican with voting power in the House.
Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL and now a visible rising star in the Republican party, is running for a second term in the Houston-based district.
Lamb is currently finishing his first full term in office after initially winning election to the US the House in a 2017 special election.