World Apr 9, 2020

U.S. senators told to avoid Zoom over security concerns, FT reports

The U.S. Senate has told its members to not use Zoom's video conferencing app due to data security concerns, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, even as the company attempts to stem a global backlash against its fast-growing app. Senators have been asked to find ...

U.S. House members consider voting by proxy amid virus outbreak

World Mar 24, 2020

U.S. House members consider voting by proxy amid virus outbreak

Members of the House could be allowed to designate a colleague to vote for them in the event they are unable to return to Washington amid the coronavirus outbreak under a proposal from the chairman of the House Rules Committee. Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, a ...

U.S. senators defend selling shares before coronavirus crash

World / Politics Mar 21, 2020

U.S. senators defend selling shares before coronavirus crash

Two Republican senators defended themselves on Friday against heavy criticism, including calls that they resign, for selling substantial amounts of stocks before the coronavirus-induced market meltdown and after closed-door briefings on the outbreak. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr sold up to $1.7 million worth ...

Congress acts to limit Trump on military action in Iran

World / Politics Mar 12, 2020

Congress acts to limit Trump on military action in Iran

Defying a veto threat, Congress has approved a bipartisan measure to limit President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran. The House gave final legislative approval to the measure Wednesday, 227-186, sending it to Trump. The president has promised to veto the war ...