A bipartisan group of former senators put together an open letter urging current lawmakers to become ‘zealous guardians’ of America’s democracy

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A bipartisan group of 44 former US senators put together a letter to the current US Senate, saying the nation is “at an inflection point in which the foundational principles of our democracy and our national security interests are at stake.” The senators addressed the letter to their colleagues and warned of […]

James Comey told lawmakers that he’s ‘not friends’ with Mueller, despite Trump’s claims

Associated Press/Manuel Balce Ceneta Former FBI Director James Comey said during his testimony before lawmakers that he and the special counsel Robert Mueller are “not friends in any social sense.” The testimony occurred in a closed-door setting, but lawmakers released a redacted transcript of the proceedings on Saturday. President Donald Trump often accuses the pair […]

Lustful lawmakers: Italian MPs secretly filmed having sex in govt bathroom

Two Italian MPs have been busted for mixing passion with politics after being secretly recorded having sex in a bathroom at the Chamber of Deputies in Rome, according to Italian media outlets. The naughtiness, which was captured with a smartphone, involved MPs from the Five Star Movement (M5S) and Lega Nord, suggesting that the coalition […]

Mark Zuckerberg humiliated by international lawmakers for failing to give evidence on Facebook scandals

Gabriel Sainhas, House of Commons Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was humiliated by a group of international lawmakers for failing to give evidence on Facebook scandals. The International Grand Committee convened in the UK on Tuesday, with politicians from nine different countries coming together with the ambition of grilling Zuckerberg. After repeated requests to give evidence, […]

Israeli lawmakers vote against recognizing ISIS’ anti-Yazidi cleansing as genocide

Israeli MPs have refused to recognize the suffering of the Yazidi minority living under Islamic State as a genocide. Up to 5,000 have been killed and over 3,000, mostly women and children, taken captive and enslaved. On Wednesday, the Israeli parliament voted down a draft bill that would have formally recognized the atrocities of Islamic […]

EU lawmakers back 35 percent cut in trucks' CO2 output by 2030

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Emissions,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Truck,Commercial Vehicles This follows last week’s 35 percent target for passenger vehicles. Continue reading EU lawmakers back 35 percent cut in trucks’ CO2 output by 2030 EU lawmakers back 35 percent cut in trucks’ CO2 output by 2030 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 […]

MPs too? Harassment of female lawmakers widespread in European parliaments, report claims

Psychological pressure, sexual harassment and violence against female MPs and staffers are widespread in parliaments all across Europe, according to a new report by a Council of Europe body. A new study released on Tuesday by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) claims a vast majority of […]

Republican lawmakers hold a raucous victory party celebrating Kavanaugh’s confirmation in ‘SNL’ cold open

NBC “Saturday Night Live’s” cold open portrayed Republican lawmakers holding a raucous victory party celebrating Judge Brett Kavanaugh‘s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh was sworn in earlier on Saturday following congressional hearings where Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused him of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school and a week-long FBI investigation. “Don, I’m […]

Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh delivered emotional testimonies and Senate lawmakers squared off during historic testimony on sexual assault

Win McNamee/Getty Images Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused him sexual assault, went before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday where they each delivered passionate testimonies about the alleged incident. The hearing were, by turns, emotional, contentious, and dramatic. As the hearings adjourned at the end of the […]