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‘I abandon the chair’: A congressman presiding over the House got sick of partisan fighting and literally dropped the gavel and left

Democratic Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri dropped his gavel and abandoned his post to express disgust over vicious partisan fighting.
David Marcus, head of Facebook's Calibra (digital wallet service), testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on "Examining Facebook's Proposed Digital Currency and Data Privacy Considerations" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2019.

Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans hit a bipartisan wall of suspicion from US lawmakers: Why should anyone trust Facebook?

Facebook has suffered through two years of scandals, and it doesn't have many friends left in Congress.

Sen. John Kennedy slams Facebook, accuses it of ‘displacing truthful journalism with flagrant displays of bulls—‘

Senator John Kennedy suggested that Facebook was undermining 'truthful journalism' during a hearing on Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency, Libra.

7 companies Trump invited to the White House this week shared with us their thoughts on his recent racist comments

Business Insider reached out to 25 of the companies represented in the crowd. Here's what several of them had to say.

Top Democrats shift blame to Trump after armed man is killed attacking ICE detention center

An armed "Antifa" man was fatally shot after attacking an immigration detention center. But House Democrats blamed President Trump's rhetoric instead.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells Trump he has a ‘racist heart in his chest’ after he denies having a ‘racist bone in my body’

President Trump defended himself against widespread condemnation for telling progressive congresswomen of color to leave the US.

‘This country belongs to you’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and progressive freshman lawmakers give impassioned response to Trump’s atta...

Freshman Democratic congresswomen characterizing his attacks as a 'distraction' and repeated calls for impeachment.

A US congressman wants better food and drink standards in the Dominican Republic after several US tourist deaths

US Rep. Adriano Espaillat, who was born in the Dominican Republic, visited the country from July 1 to July 6 to evaluate its tourism situation.
Donald Trump and Paul Ryan

Trump reportedly refused to sign a 2018 spending bill unless Paul Ryan let him build suspense over it on Twitter

Trump was upset about a 2018 spending bill's lack of border-wall funding but signed it after Ryan agreed to let him air his grievances on Twitter.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez greets Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi before a ceremonial picture as she is sworn in as a member of Congress in January 2019.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Nancy Pelosi is picking on newly elected women of color

Ocasio-Cortez and her aides have publicly criticized Pelosi, objecting to the way she has referred to a group of freshman lawmakers' ideas.