Here are House Democrats’ next steps on impeachment

Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) meets with her leadership and committee chairs, House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), at left, and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), not pictured, to discuss plans going forward with the formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump on September 25, 2019. | Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images Democrats’ impeachment investigations are ramping up, with the Intelligence Committee leading the charge. The US House of Representatives has…

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At UC Berkeley, Brown, and Yale, students are fighting to keep Palantir off campus over its ICE contracts

Because of its work with ICE, students at universities such as UC Berkeley, Brown, and Yale are trying to stop Palantir from recruiting on campus. | Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images In recent days, the data analytics company has been all but forced to drop events and programs at UC Berkeley and Brown, where it has recruited in the past. Palantir’s relationship with US immigration agencies accused of human rights abuses has become increasingly toxic…

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Facebook and YouTube will keep letting politicians say what they want if it’s “newsworthy”

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. | Taylor Hill/FilmMagic for YouTube Some social media companies have had a newsworthiness exemption for years, but they clarified this week that most political content is “news.” The major social media platforms are finally taking steps to formalize what has long been an unwritten and much-criticized policy: Politicians have to try really, really hard to have their content policed on the platforms, even if they break their rules. Back in 2018,…

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Senate Republicans’ response to allegations against Trump: attack the whistleblower’s credibility

US Sens. David Perdue (R-GA) (L) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) wait for the beginning of a news conference on immigration on February 12, 2018, at the Capitol in Washington, DC. | Alex Wong/Getty Images While some Republicans went after the whistleblower, others left town claiming they still hadn’t read the report. Senate Republicans have a new strategy to deflect allegations of election interference that have been brought against President Donald Trump: They’re questioning the credibility…

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Joseph Maguire’s congressional testimony: key takeaways

Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire prepares to testify before a House committee in Washington, DC, on September 26, 2019. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The intelligence official’s testimony did little to quell concerns he tried to hide a whistleblower complaint from Congress. Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has unexpectedly found himself in the middle of the scandal surrounding President Donald Trump’s apparent attempt to enlist Ukraine’s help in winning the 2020 election….

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Poll: the Green New Deal is popular in swing House districts

Climate change protesters block traffic during a protest in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2019. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Some Democrats worry the Green New Deal is a political liability. A new poll says otherwise. The Green New Deal — a set of principles for addressing the climate crisis in the US — has become a rallying cry for the Democratic base ever since progressive firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) introduced it in February. But…

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