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Pompeo vows to raise State Department morale

by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/12/18, 12:31 pm

Current CIA Director Mike Pompeo promised to raise morale at the State Department and make it central to the president’s policies and the country’s national security, if the Senate confirms him as the department’s new leader. President Donald Trump nominated Pompeo, a close ally, to the role in March after firing former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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Facebook CEO: Social media regulation ‘inevitable’

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/11/18, 12:56 pm

In his second day of public testimony on Capitol Hill, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told House lawmakers Wednesday he believes the government will regulate social media eventually. “The internet is growing in importance around the world in people’s lives, and I think that it is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation,” Zuckerberg said before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Ryan won’t seek reelection

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/11/18, 12:27 pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announced Wednesday he will retire at the end of his term because he does not want his children growing up with a “weekend dad.” Ryan, who became speaker after the abrupt retirement of John Boehner in 2015, told reporters he was leaving with confidence in Republicans’ standing with voters in the upcoming midterm elections. “I have given this job everything I have,” he said. “We’re going to have a great record to run on.” Since his election to Congress in 1998, Ryan has made the budget and tax cuts the center of his agenda. Former Massachusetts Gov.

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