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Justice Dept. Watchdog to Investigate Seizure of Democrats’ Data

The Times also reported that prosecutors had struggled to develop information tying members of the Intelligence Committee or their aides to the leaks, but Mr. Barr, after he was sworn in in 2019, objected to closing the inquiry. The case was ultimately closed without charges. A person close to Mr. Sessions said that he, too, …

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Senate Poised to Pass $195 Billion Bill to Bolster Competitiveness With China

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday was on the brink of passing expansive legislation to ramp up research and development into scientific innovation, advancing what would be the government’s first significant foray into industrial policy in decades in a bid to bolster competitiveness against China. Powered by rising fears among members of both parties that …

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Senate Weighs Investing $120 Billion in Science to Counter China

WASHINGTON — An expansive bill that would pour $120 billion into jump-starting scientific innovation by strengthening research into cutting-edge technologies is barreling through the Senate, amid a rising sense of urgency in Congress to bolster the United States’ ability to compete with China. At the heart of the sprawling legislation, known as the Endless Frontier …

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‘Antitrust’ by Amy Klobuchar, and ‘The Tyranny of Big Tech’ by Josh Hawley

Would you like to read a U.S. senator’s book about antitrust law? No? How about two U.S. senators’ books about antitrust law? Senator Josh Hawley, Republican of Missouri, and Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat of Minnesota, recently published books with a combined 825 pages about the history of America’s skepticism of large and powerful corporations. I …

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