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Jen Psaki mocks GOP senator for false claim

White House press secretary Jen Psaki mocked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he falsely claimed Southwest Airlines was experiencing a shortage of employees because of vaccine mandates and President Joe Biden.

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GOP senators who voted to convict Trump are now shrugging at latest warnings

Seven Senate Republicans defied former President Donald Trump by voting to convict him for inciting an insurrection after losing the 2020 election. But eight months later, they're largely responding with a collective shrug to warnings again he's taking steps to try to overturn the 2024 election, telling CNN they see no reason yet to be alarmed.

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Key GOP senators call out Mitch McConnell

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is facing push back from members of his own party after he agreed to a deal with Democrats to extend the debt ceiling until December.

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Democrats explore new options to raise debt ceiling amid deepening standoff with GOP

Democratic senators are scrambling to find a way to avert a potential debt default as soon as next week amid a high-stakes standoff with Republicans -- and are privately discussing whether it's possible to change Senate rules so the borrowing limit can be raised by a simple majority vote, according to multiple sources at closed-door sessions.

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Senator's office sets up Instagram account appearing to be 13-year-old girl. See what happens

Sen. Blumenthal's office conducted an experiment where it registered an account as belonging to a 13-year-old girl, followed some exercise and dieting accounts, and was quickly served by Instagram's algorithms with increasingly extreme content promoting eating disorders. CNN recreated the experiment and correspondent Donie O'Sullivan reports on the findings.

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Senator doesn't get what a 'finsta' is

Sen. Richard Blumenthal grilled a Facebook executive about "finstas," or fake Instagram accounts. The slang term is primarily used to describe a private Instagram account created by teens to interact with a trusted group of family and/or friends.

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Lawmakers grill Facebook over negative impact on teens

A Facebook executive was grilled by Senators about the impact its apps have on younger users, two weeks after an explosive report indicated the company was aware that Facebook-owned Instagram could have a "toxic" effect on teen girls.

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Facebook grilled by Senate over company's impact on kids

A Facebook executive was grilled by Senators on Thursday about the impact its apps have on younger users, two weeks after an explosive report indicated the company was aware that Facebook-owned Instagram could have a "toxic" effect on teen girls.

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Donald Trump turned on Lindsey Graham. Of course

Former President Donald Trump has stressed the importance of loyalty throughout his tenure in office, but appears to have forgotten that same value toward one of his most trusted confidants: Senator Lindsey Graham. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza describes how Trump's relationships with his allies are all about usefulness until he says "you're fired."

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