Arkansas lawmakers have made the state the first to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth, enacting the prohibition over the governor's objections.
Arkansas lawmakers made the state the first to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth, enacting the prohibition over the governor's objections.
A House subcommittee says the Google-owned video service feeds children inappropriate material so it can serve them ads.
Vaccine passports are typically an app with a code that verifies whether someone has been vaccinated or recently tested negative for COVID-19.
With women and people of color elected in larger numbers in many states, legislatures are being forced to confront longstanding dress codes that are increasingly viewed as sexist and racist.
Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg misrepresented his company’s disinformation policy on advertising while testifying to federal lawmakers on March 25 2021. Zuckerberg made the false claim — which flies in the face of his comp
An image of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa shaking hands with an opposition lawmaker has been shared in multiple Facebook posts alongside claims that the photo shows the moment the lawmaker and seven others joined the governing party. The
Facebook posts claim that the $1.9 trillion US pandemic relief act includes a $25 million bonus for members of the House of Representatives. This is false; it mentions no such measure, and a government official said the claim is inaccurate.
Legislators in more than 20 states have introduced bills this year that would ban transgender girls from competing on girls’ sports teams in public high schools.
Lawmakers stood before the House to tell their persona accounts of the siege of the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, preserving for the record their own memories of the most violent domestic attack on Congress in the nation’s history.
The majority of Republicans lost their followers as Twitter began purging QAnon-related accounts following the Capitol riots.
The bill is broad and controversial, with some 1,700 proposed amendments, and it guarantees heated debate for the next two weeks in the lower house.
A group of Senate Republicans called on President Joe Biden to meet them at the negotiating table as the newly elected president signaled he could move to pass a new $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package with all Democratic votes.
Is a video of buses at the U.S. Capitol evidence of an operation against lawmakers? Does it show anything unexpected? No, that's not true: There's no publicly available evidence to support the idea that lawmakers were the target of a mili
Capitol Police will be stationed at area airports and Washington’s Union Station railway hub on busy travel days, the House's chief law enforcement officer wrote in an email.
A video showing Marjorie Taylor Greene following David Hogg has been widely shared. Greene has made a number of false and derogatory remarks on Hogg.
Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former President Donald Trump nears, including ominous chatter about killing legislators.
Quick Take A viral meme presents quotes from some Democratic lawmakers to misleadingly suggest they were advocating violence. They were supporting protests over various issues. Full Story Days after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters s
While the articles of impeachment themselves would not bar Trump, one possible outcome of the impeachment proceedings is that he could be barred.
Republican members of Congress who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory, even after a mob broke into the Capitol, are getting blasted by critics in their home districts who demand that they resign or be ousted.
House lawmakers may have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19 while they sheltered at an undisclosed location during the Capitol siege.
Four people died, one of them a woman who was shot and killed by police inside the Capitol.
The resolution would amend the 13th Amendment’s ban on chattel enslavement to expressly prohibit involuntary servitude as a punishment for crime.
A television news segment in India reporting that slogans favoring Prime Minister Narendra Modi were chanted by lawmakers in Pakistan has been shared extensively on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The claim was widely amplified by prominent Indian pol
Europe’s largest farmers' association had argued that labeling vegetarian substitutes with designations bringing meat to mind was misleading for consumers.
The White House has indicated to congressional Republicans that President Donald Trump will nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Trump, aiming to keep up some suspense, told reporters that he had made a decision but did not reveal his pick.
The sweeping package was said to be one of the most substantial changes to the state's criminal justice system in years.
New technology tends to be scary for some, but new legislation about new technology? It's not for the faint of heart.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal.
At least 101 state legislators now have been publicly accused of sexual harassment or misconduct since the start of 2017, according to an Associated Press review.
Russian lawmakers quickly approved the appointment of a new prime minister, a day after President Vladimir Putin kicked off an unexpected reshuffle of his inner circle that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024.
The House and Senate intelligence committees have been working to pry loose the complaint, which was withheld from Congress and started a firestorm over President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
Members of Congress hailed Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg as a "superpower" for her work to spark a worldwide, youth-driven push to fight climate change.
Here’s a guide to some of the claims made by lawmakers that were factually shaky or misleading.
A curious amendment to the 2020 Defense Authorization Act demands answers on the question of U.S.-developed insect bioweapons.
The hearing came weeks after the release of an altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that was widely shared on social media and was slowed down to make it appear that she was slurring her words.
California will become the first state to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits.
Budget negotiators — the majority of whom are Republicans — added the funding into a budget bill. Now Republican Gov. Greg Abbott must decide whether to veto the spending.
On April 25 2019, a Twitter user posted a claim that the social media platform possessed a “Nazi-hunting” algorithm, but opted not to employ it specifically because it would also filter the tweets or accounts of some Republican lawmakers:
Quick Take A popular meme takes aim at prominent lawmakers by referencing the number of bills they’ve had passed. But it uses an erroneous number — and omits context. Full Story A post shared by thousands of Facebook users criticizes thre