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BuzzFeed News on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Capitol Police for records related to the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Why it matters: The Capitol Police is an extension of the legislative branch and therefore not subject to Freedom of Information Act requests. USCP has been largely uncommunicative with the media since the insurrection.

  • BuzzFeed News, along with the outlet's investigative reporter Jason Leopold, are seeking records related to USCP's written directives for the agency on Jan. 6, permits issued for demonstrations, USCP financial records and USCP inspector general audits.

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Clarence Thomas says Supreme Court could be "most dangerous" branch

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Justice Clarence Thomas on Thursday, during rare public remarks at the University of Notre Dame, warned against politicizing the Supreme Court.

Driving the news: Thomas, the court's longest-serving member, said that the justices do not rule based on "personal preferences" and that politicians should not "allow others to manipulate our institutions when we don’t get the outcome that we like," per the Washington Post.

FTC releases findings on how Big Tech eats little tech

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Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan signaled changes are on the way in how the agency scrutinizes acquisitions after revealing the results of a study of a decade's worth of Big Tech company deals that weren't reported to the agency.

Why it matters: Tech's business ecosystem is built on giant companies buying up small startups, but the message from the antitrust agency this week could chill mergers and acquisitions in the sector.

First look: Biden's economic case for green cards

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The White House Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) is promoting the economic benefits and costs of providing green cards to millions of unauthorized immigrants in a blogpost being released on Friday, according to a draft provided to Axios.

Why it matters: The post comes as the fate of millions of immigrants, including those with Temporary Protected Status or DACA protections, rests with Congress — and the Senate parliamentarian.

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