Category: Congress

U.S. Justice Department and States Sue Apple Over Alleged Smartphone Market Monopoly

The U.S. Justice Department, joined by 16 state and district attorneys general, has sued tech behemoth Apple, alleging monopolistic practices in the smartphone market. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, accuses Apple of violating Section 2 of the Sherman Act by maintaining a stranglehold over smartphones through restrictive contractual terms and withholding critical access points from developers.

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Rep. James Clyburn Steps Down from House Leadership

Longtime South Carolina Democratic Rep. James Clyburn has announced his resignation from his House leadership position, effective immediately, while simultaneously committing to run for reelection. Clyburn, a staunch supporter of President Joe Biden, said he aims to focus on conveying the message of inclusivity and unity that defines the greatness of the United States.

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38 Months Since the January 6 Attack on the Capitol and DOJ Investigations and Legal Actions Continue

March 6, 2024, marked 38 months since the tumultuous attack on the U.S. Capitol, and even as the primary instigator of the events of January 6, 2021, former President Donald Trump moves to clinch the GOP presidential nomination, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said it remains committed to holding those responsible accountable.

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Rep. James Clyburn Steps Down from House Leadership

Longtime South Carolina Democratic Rep. James Clyburn has announced his resignation from his House leadership position, effective immediately, while simultaneously committing to run for reelection. Clyburn, a staunch supporter of President Joe Biden, said he aims to focus on conveying the message of inclusivity and unity that defines the greatness of the United States.

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DOJ Inspector General Exposes Critical Failures in Federal Prisons Leading to Inmate Deaths

A scathing report released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz unveiled a disturbing pattern of operational and managerial deficiencies within the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), shedding light on the alarming rate of inmate deaths. The report, covering the years FY 2014 through FY 2021, scrutinizes 344 deaths in BOP institutions and points to a multitude of issues, notably suicides, homicides, accidents, and a concerning number resulting from unknown factors.

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Historic White House Gathering Celebrates Descendants of Civil Rights Icons

In a Black History Month event at the White House on Tuesday, Feb. 13, Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the descendants of some of the most influential civil rights leaders from the 1950s and ’60s, along with other foundational historical figures. The gathering marked the first time many of those families convened in the same room.

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