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January 11, 2019 by TWN Staff

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News Media Alliance Seeks Anti-Trust Exemption to Battle Tech Giants Media
News Media Alliance Seeks Anti-Trust Exemption to Battle Tech Giants
June 14, 2019
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House panel began its inquiry into the largely unchecked power of the nation's largest technology and social media firms Tuesday by focusing on the role the companies have played in reducing the news media to a mere shadow of its former self. "This... Read More

Clyburn, Warren Want to Cancel Student Loan Debts for Nearly 42 Million Americans Education
Clyburn, Warren Want to Cancel Student Loan Debts for Nearly 42 Million Americans
June 14, 2019
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., and Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said this week they plan to introduce legislation to cancel student loan debt for nearly 42 million borrowers. “For far too many students and families, the cost of higher education has meant daunting... Read More

Social Media Should Be Accountable for ‘Deepfake’ Content, Intelligence Experts Say Congress
Social Media Should Be Accountable for ‘Deepfake’ Content, Intelligence Experts Say

WASHINGTON — Congress should amend portions of U.S. law that allow social media companies to enjoy immunity for content posted on their platforms in light of the significant dangers posed by artificial intelligence-enabled fake videos, a panel of experts told the House Intelligence Committee at a... Read More

House Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn and Rick Gates Congress
House Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn and Rick Gates

WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas to former national security advisor Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign deputy chairman Rick Gates for documents and testimony Thursday, the latest salvo in Democrats’ efforts to follow up on the report from special counsel Robert S. Mueller... Read More

House Panel Hears Tales of Student Loan Woes From State Regulators Education
House Panel Hears Tales of Student Loan Woes From State Regulators
June 13, 2019
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - State officials told the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Tuesday that questionable practices by the servicers of student loans are saddling a generation with enormous debt that if left unchecked could stifle economic growth across the nation. Concerns about the ballooning of student... Read More

Hope Hicks Agrees to Closed-Door Interview by House Judiciary Committee Congress
Hope Hicks Agrees to Closed-Door Interview by House Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON — Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director, has agreed to be interviewed by the House Judiciary Committee in its investigation of President Donald Trump, the panel’s chairman said on Wednesday. Hicks, who also worked on Trump’s 2016 campaign, agreed to the closed-door June... Read More

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