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A student uses his iPad while working on a lesson in a first grade class on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at an Illinois elementary school.

Republicans want to prevent school shootings by tracking students online, a tactic that researchers say won’t work

A new Republican-backed bill intends to combat school shootings by incentivizing schools to surveil students and monitor their online activities.
President Donald Trump/

Americans overwhelmingly want Congress to defy Trump and override his veto of the resolution to end his border-wall emergency declaration

Forty-six percent of respondents support a congressional override of President Donald Trump's veto, while just 27% of people in the survey oppose the move.
Senator Lindsey Graham speaks to journalists while walking to the Senate floor for votes on competing Republican and Democratic plans to end the government shutdown on Capitol Hill on January 24, 2019.

Republicans are lobbying Trump not to use the State of the Union to declare a national emergency over the wall

Some Senate Republicans are opposing President Donald Trump's suggestion that he may declare a national emergency to try to get border-wall funding.
President Donald Trump

A bipartisan solution to the shutdown is a ‘futile effort’ without Trump’s blessing

"Somebody’s got to move and we’re trying to help that," Sen. Thom Tillis said.
Sens. John Cornyn and Chuck Schumer

A top Republican senator just made it clear that Trump’s new trade deal with Mexico and Canada could still fall apart

John Cornyn, the second-highest-ranking Republican senator, told reporters that it wasn't "a foregone conclusion" that the new US-Mexico-Canada trade deal would be able to get through Congress.

Republicans say that Trump pardoning himself would be catastrophic

Can the commander in chief pardon himself? President Donald Trump sure thinks so, even though lawmakers broadly agree that such action would be "catastrophic" for him from both a legal and political perspective.
Sens. John Cornyn and Chuck Schumer

A bipartisan group of senators warn Trump not to blow it in trade negotiations with China

A group of 27 senators, both Republican and Democrat, sent a letter to top Trump officials on Tuesday requesting caution during trade negotiations with China. The lawmakers specifically warned against loosening export controls on key US technologies since doing so could help boost China's military.

The Senate is about to hand Trump’s secretary of state pick an unprecedented rebuke — and it could threaten ‘the most dangerous...

There is a growing concern that Mike Pompeo will not receive a nod from the Foreign Relations Committee for secretary of state, a big rebuke for such aposition.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees hearing.

How Facebook makes money from your data, in Mark Zuckerberg’s words

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered a simple, easy explanation for how Facebook makes money from user data.
House Speaker Paul Ryan

HERE WE GO AGAIN: Congress is scrambling to get their act together, and another government shutdown is just days away

Congress is rushing to put the finishing touches on a $1.3 trillion spending bill before the government shutdown deadline at the end of the day Friday.