Senators put YouTube, TikTok, Snap on defensive on kids’ use

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators put executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on the defensive Tuesday, questioning them about what they’re doing to ensure young users’ safety on their platforms. Citing the harm that can come to vulnerable young people from the sites — ranging from eating disorders to exposure to sexually explicit content and material […]

Senate passes bill to boost US tech industry, counter rivals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday that aims to boost U.S. semiconductor production and the development of artificial intelligence and other technology in the face of growing international competition, most notably from China. The 68-32 vote for the bill demonstrates how confronting China economically is an issue that unites both parties […]

Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the party’s reach. With 98% of precincts reporting, Democrat Jon Ossoff leads incumbent Republican David Perdue by more than 16,000 votes among over 4 million cast. […]

What will the future bring, based upon Georgia vote for U.S. Senate?

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Atlanta and Washington, D.C., January 6 – Yesterday, Georgia voters elected two United States Senators. With Republicans holding 50 Senate seats and Democrats holding 48, and with Democrat Kamala Harris likely to serve as Vice President and the President of the Senate to break any ties, the significance of the […]

Senate votes to advance Barrett; confirmation expected Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election. Barrett’s confirmation on Monday was hardly in doubt, with majority Republicans mostly united in support behind President Donald Trump’s pick. But Democrats were poised to keep the Senate […]

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona US Senate seat

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat Monday in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the battle to replace GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. The three-term congresswoman won after a slow vote count that dragged on for nearly a […]

Senate says $1.5 million paid over 20 years for ‘harassment’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate quietly released a bare-bones report late Thursday on what a statement called “harassment settlement” data, showing that nearly $1.5 million in taxpayers’ money has been spent over the past two decades to cover claims against lawmakers and other Senate offices. The two-page release contained no names of senators or victims. […]