TechCongress gets $1M injection to boost Capitol Hill tech acumen

TechCongress announced Friday it will be receiving $1 million over three years from the Knight Foundation to send more technologists, engineers, and computer scientists to Congress for year-long fellowships to help Capitol Hill better tackle emerging technology policy. Why it matters: Many lawmakers’ understanding of technology — and how to regulate it — is trailing behind innovation,…

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Dozens of Kavanaugh Protesters Arrested on Capitol Hill

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Why the surge of women candidates may not change the Capitol

The N.Y. Times’ Kate Zernike and Denise Lu explain why this year’s 476 female House candidates have a tough road ahead. The issue: “More than half the female candidates for House and Senate seats are challenging incumbents, who historically almost always win; there were far more wide-open races in 1992’s so-called Year of the Woman,…

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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower makes Capitol rounds

That sound you heard at President Trump’s press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron this afternoon was the orchestra playing Dr. Ronny Jackson off the stage. What’s next: Jackson isn’t bowing out, and the White House is now signaling it will mount a stronger fight for his confirmation as the next Veterans Affairs secretary. But…

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