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Facebook Rebuffs Attorney General Barr Over Access to Encrypted Messages

Facebook is rebuffing efforts by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages. The heads of Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Messenger services told Barr and his U.K. and Australian counterparts that Facebook is moving forward with plans to enable end-to-end encryption on all of its messaging services. End-to-end encryption locks…

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What Are High Crimes and Misdemeanors? Here’s the History

On Tuesday, House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, marking only the fourth time in American history that a President has faced impeachment charges. They included two specific accusations — one of abusing the power of his office and another of obstructing Congress’s investigation into his relationship with Ukraine — that…

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Rare Bipartisanship on Display in Impeachment-Obsessed Washington

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had quite the morning. Her public schedule on Tuesday began by making history: the U.S. House she leads had prepared two articles of impeachment to remove President Donald Trump from office for abuse of power and obstructing Congress. Trump would be only the third President to have such a distinction. And…

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The Inspector General’s FBI Report Should Disturb Republicans and Democrats Alike

Fair-minded readers of Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s report detailing his investigation of the FBI’s decision to open its “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation into potential links between Russia and multiple Trump campaign aides should be experiencing a dash of déjà vu. For the second time this year, a comprehensive report has cleared an important American…

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Here’s What’s In the Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump

On Tuesday morning, House Democrats announced they are introducing two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: one for abuse of power, and one for obstruction of Congress. “The House Committee on the Judiciary is introducing two articles of impeachment charging the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, with high crimes and misdemeanors,”…

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Pelosi Announces New North American Trade Pact Agreement

(WASHINGTON) –– House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced agreement on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the same day that Democrats announced their impeachment charges against him. The California Democrat said the revamped U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a significant improvement over the original North American…

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The D.C. Lawmaker Going Toe to Toe With Big Vape Never Planned to Be in This Fight

At a time when Washington, D.C. is paralyzed by partisan gridlock and impeachment hearings, it can be challenging for lawmakers to focus on their day jobs: lawmaking. But Raja Krishnamoorthi, a 46-year-old, second-term Illinois Democratic congressman from the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, has won bipartisan support for his efforts to curb young people’s use of…

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