Exclusive: Justice Department reviews stock trades by lawmakers after coronavirus briefings (CNN)

CNN: Exclusive: Justice Department reviews stock trades by lawmakers after coronavirus briefings. “The Justice Department has started to probe a series of stock transactions made by lawmakers ahead of the sharp market downturn stemming from the spread of coronavirus, according to two people familiar with the matter.”

The Star (Canada): How well are women represented on your local city council? Search hundreds of cities in our exclusive database to find out

The Star (Canada): How well are women represented on your local city council? Search hundreds of cities in our exclusive database to find out. “One hundred years ago, on a winter day in 1920, Constance Hamilton, a suffragist, social activist and talented pianist, took her seat on Toronto city council, making history as the first woman elected to municipal office in Ontario. A century later, and despite a decades-long push to get more women into municipal politics, gender parity remains elusive in city and town councils across Canada.”

Montana Public Radio: Montana GOP Files Complaint Over Bullock’s Social Media Use

Montana Public Radio: Montana GOP Files Complaint Over Bullock’s Social Media Use. “The Montana GOP has lodged an ethics complaint against Gov. Steve Bullock alleging he used state resources during his run for president last year. The Montana Republican Party alleges Bullock used a Twitter and Facebook account for both official and campaign purposes in violation of state law.”

Bloomberg: Google Pulls Down Political Ads as Candidates Keep Pushing Limits

Bloomberg: Google Pulls Down Political Ads as Candidates Keep Pushing Limits. “Google has rejected dozens of ads from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for violating its ad policies in the week leading up to Super Tuesday, as well as a Bernie Sanders ad and two from a political action committee supporting Joe Biden, according to data released by the company Tuesday.”

Wall Street Journal: Lawmakers Push Again for Info on Google Collecting Patient Data

Wall Street Journal: Lawmakers Push Again for Info on Google Collecting Patient Data. “A bipartisan trio of U.S. senators pushed again for answers on Google’s controversial ‘Project Nightingale,’ saying the search giant evaded requests for details on its far-reaching data tie-up with health giant Ascension.”

The Verge: All The Ways Congress Is Taking On The Tech Industry

The Verge: All The Ways Congress Is Taking On The Tech Industry. “In 2020, lawmakers have lots of ideas about how to regulate tech companies. After the 2016 presidential contest and years of investigations from intelligence experts, Congress woke up to the power Big Tech holds over democracy — whether it’s through collecting data or serving up political ads. For legislators, it feels like time to rein in that power. New bills are introduced every day, creating a sea of regulatory threats that’s difficult to keep straight as time goes on.”