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The bank of Facebook?

Politics | Lawmakers question whether social media should have its own currency
by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/18/19, 04:29 pm

WASHINGTON—Republicans and Democrats joined forces Tuesday to grill Facebook on Libra, its new digital currency project.

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Down-ballot battle

Politics | A look at the 2020 Senate election forecast
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/11/19, 05:13 pm

WASHINGTON—The start of the 2020 presidential campaign cycle may be dominating headlines at the moment, but another crucial political battle is shaping up down the ballot from President Donald Trump and his eventual opponent. The race for control of the U.S. Senate in 2020 will determine whether Republicans can continue to confirm conservative judges to the federal judiciary, ward off liberal policies such as the Green New Deal or universal healthcare, and defend pro-family positions.

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Policing politicians’ speech

Politics | Twitter to more heavily monitor politicians’ posts
by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/05/19, 02:38 pm

WASHINGTON—Twitter announced last week it will no longer overlook tweets from government officials that violate the platform’s policies, a shift from a past, laissez-faire attitude that overlooked offending messages in the interest of newsworthiness.

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