Twitter tested the powers of Congress by censoring the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee website for sharing a link to the NY Post's bombshell article about Hunter Biden.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) shared a link to the NY Post article on Twitter, and practically dared Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to block the link.
Dorsey took the challenge by blocking or hiding the link from Twitter users.
An outraged Cruz threatened to issue a subpoena to Dorsey to testify before the judiciary committee next Friday.
Twitter also suspended the Twitter pages of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany AND the NY Post's official Twitter account.
In a video posted on the judiciary committee website, Cruz said Twitter's censorship "has no precedence in the history of democracy."
"Never before have we seen active censorship of a major press publication," said Cruz. He noted that the NY Post has the 4th largest circulation of any newspaper in the United States.
"Twitter and Facebook and big tech billionaires don't get to censor political speech and actively interfere in the election," he said.
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Black NFL fans were surprised after the NFL announced it would play the national Black anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing" before the "Star Spangled Banner."
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the hymn became recognized as the national Black anthem in 1920. But it was popularized by AARP singer Beyonce who performed it at Coachella in 2018.
Chris Conley of the Jacksonville Jaguars took to Twitter to explain the song is a rallying cry for Blacks from the Jim Crow era.
"For those who aren't familiar with it, this song seeks to remind us of our past as a country and to strive to be better. It speaks to all of us not just black people even tho it became a rallying cry for blacks in the Jim Crow era. It is a beautiful message birthed from pain.
"The league taking the oppurtunity [sic] to play "Lift every voice and sing" (the black national anthem) is sweet. It's a great way to honor those who started this movement year and years ago."
But not everyone sees the need for the NFL to play 2 national anthems before every game.
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino tweeted: "There are many great songs, which mean a lot, to a lot of people, but there is ONLY one National Anthem. The division must stop if there’s any hope for us."
And Texas Senator Ted Cruz called the NFL's plan "asinine," saying "How many national anthems do we have?" and "Is there an Hispanic national anthem?", "An Asian-American national anthem?"
Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg was literally on the hot seat on Tuesday when he testified in front of Congress about the Facebook data breach scandal.
Zuckerberg was called to testify -- not under oath -- how the data of 87 million Facebook users was stolen by a British data analysis firm which worked with the Trump campaign in 2016.
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Political "experts" scoffed when billionaire developer Donald Trump announced his plans to run for president. Many predicted he wouldn't get far. They predicted wrong.
Yesterday, Trump was named the presumptive Republican nominee after his only competition, Ted Cruz, dropped out of the race.
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Presidential candidate Donald Trump engaged in dirty politics by retweeting a meme attacking the wife of fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on social media. How small of him.
Trump objected to Cruz's camp tweeting a campaign ad featuring a partially nude image of Trump's wife, Melania Trump, from a GQ magazine photo shoot.
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A federal judge in Kentucky ordered Rowan County clerk Kim Davis released from jail today. The same judge jailed Davis last week for refusing to issue gay marriages because doing so would conflict with her religious beliefs.
The news comes as GOP presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz were scheduled to visit Davis in jail today during campaign stops in Kentucky.
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