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Bipartisan Senate bill would Prevent law enforcement agencies from Buying Clearview AI data

(Lack of) privacy: Maintaining privacy has become increasingly difficult in the digital era. Automated data scraping bots scour the internet for photos, phone numbers, email addresses, and other personal information, funneling it all back to their owners for re-sale. As it turns out, some US Senators don’t care for this practice — particularly when the…

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Senate Democrats settling on 25% corporate tax rate

The universe of Democratic senators concerned about raising the corporate tax rate to 28% is broader than Sen. Joe Manchin, and the rate will likely land at 25%, parties close to the discussion tell Axios.Why it matters: While increasing the rate from 21% to 25% would raise about $600 billion over 15 years, it would…

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Florida Senate passes contentious’anti-riot’ bill pushed in aftermath of Black Lives Matter protests

The Florida Senate on Thursday passed, largely along party lines, a controversial anti-riot bill that was pushed by GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests last summer.The bill would increase criminal penalties for assaulting law enforcement officials while engaging in a “riot” and defacing monuments and other public property during…

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Ohio Republican Senate candidate running as a Trump ally once called him a ‘maniac’

CLEVELAND — As a Republican Senate candidate in Ohio, businessman Bernie Moreno hews close to former President Donald Trump’s brand.Moreno, a car dealer and blockchain technology entrepreneur from the Cleveland area, presents himself in much the same outsider’s vein. And last month Moreno submitted himself to what has been described as a “Hunger Games”-like competition…

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Scoop: Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel escorted out of RNC escape

During this weekend’s highly anticipated donor retreat hosted by the Republican National Committee in Palm Beach, Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel was escorted off the premises while his primary opponent, Jane Timken, was allowed to stay, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell Axios.What we’re hearing: The invitation-only event is taking place at…

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Senate filibuster’s racist past fuels arguments for its end

The Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutinyBy LISA MASCARO AP Congressional CorrespondentApril 10, 2021, 6:47 AM• 6 min readWASHINGTON — Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden’s agenda, but as a tool historically used…

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Texas Senate passes bill aiming to counter federal subsidies for wind and solar

While President Joe Biden moves to expand the use of renewable energy nationwide, the Texas Legislature is doing the opposite, adding fees on solar and wind electricity production in the state in hopes of boosting fossil fuels.Among the reforms of the state’s electric grid following last month’s deadly winter storms, Republicans in the Texas Senate…

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‘The Senate has discovered water’: How a career official could reshape the Biden agenda

(CNN)A crucial decision this week by the Senate’s parliamentarian could have sweeping ramifications for Joe Biden and future presidents to ram their agendas through the chamber along straight party-lines, putting Democrats on the cusp of pushing the rules further than they’ve gone before. After top Democratic aides privately strategized on a novel plan for weeks,…

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Leading Senate Republican slams corporate activism over Georgia legislation

United States Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, criticised companies for taking a stand on social justice issues, warning there would be ‘serious consequences’.Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday warned corporations of “serious consequences” if they use their economic power in support of what he described as far-left causes, including opposition to a…

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Maryland Senate advances sweeping police accountability bill

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate has advanced a far-reaching police reform measure already passed by the House of Delegates.Senators debated the bill late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning before they gave the measure preliminary approval amid strong criticism from opponents. Critics objected to a provision that could cause an officer to forfeit…