Republicans Counter FCC With Net Neutrality Bill

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Republicans Counter FCC With Net Neutrality Bill

Cable, wireless groups voice support for GOP’s net neutrality bill. But the small city received a big boost to its national profile last week when President Barack Obama traveled there to unveil a new broadband policy initiative aimed at spurring high-speed infrastructure investment across the United States. Congress held two hearings Wednesday to discuss net neutrality legislation, which supporters hope will preserve internet freedom while avoiding burdensome regulations.President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to implement a strict policy of net neutrality and to oppose content providers in restricting bandwidth to customers. A day after President Obama renewed ...

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Republicans Solicit Feedback On Net Neutrality Legislation

Rubric: Republicans | 22 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Republicans Solicit Feedback On Net Neutrality Legislation

Cable, wireless groups voice support for GOP’s net neutrality bill. Congress held two hearings Wednesday to discuss net neutrality legislation, which supporters hope will preserve internet freedom while avoiding burdensome regulations. The Federal Communications Commission will vote on Feb. 26 on rules aiming to protect competition online by treating all website traffic equally, despite broad opposition from congressional Republicans who are proposing their own legislative version of net neutrality.A day after President Obama renewed his calls for a “free and open Internet” in Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, the new Republican-led Congress is set to open debate Wednesday for ...

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Republicans face uphill battle on net neutrality bill

Rubric: Republicans | 22 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Republicans face uphill battle on net neutrality bill

Cable, wireless groups voice support for GOP’s net neutrality bill. Congress held two hearings Wednesday to discuss net neutrality legislation, which supporters hope will preserve internet freedom while avoiding burdensome regulations. President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to implement a strict policy of net neutrality and to oppose content providers in restricting bandwidth to customers. On Thursday, the New Jersey Democrat will introduce a bill that would help local towns set up public alternatives to big Internet providers such as Comcast or Verizon.A day after President Obama renewed his calls for a “free and open Internet” in Tuesday’s State of the ...

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US Republicans face uphill battle on net neutrality bill

Rubric: Republicans | 22 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
US Republicans face uphill battle on net neutrality bill

Cable, wireless groups voice support for GOP’s net neutrality bill. Congressional Democrats expressed a willingness to engage with Republicans on their proposed net neutrality legislation, but during a series of hearings on Wednesday, they expressed concerns that the bill would still leave loopholes and render the FCC unable to quickly act on complaints. “With an ever-evolving Internet, we need a regulator who is not frozen in time,” said Sen.A day after President Obama renewed his calls for a “free and open Internet” in Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, the new Republican-led Congress is set to open debate Wednesday for new legislation meant to preserve the controversial ...

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US Republicans face uphill battle on net neutrality bill

Rubric: Republicans | 22 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
US Republicans face uphill battle on net neutrality bill

Cable, wireless groups voice support for GOP’s net neutrality bill. Congressional Democrats expressed a willingness to engage with Republicans on their proposed net neutrality legislation, but during a series of hearings on Wednesday, they expressed concerns that the bill would still leave loopholes and render the FCC unable to quickly act on complaints. “With an ever-evolving Internet, we need a regulator who is not frozen in time,” said Sen.A day after President Obama renewed his calls for a “free and open Internet” in Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, the new Republican-led Congress is set to open debate Wednesday for new legislation meant to preserve the controversial ...

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US Republicans face uphill battle on net neutrality bill

Rubric: Republicans | 22 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
US Republicans face uphill battle on net neutrality bill

Cable, wireless groups voice support for GOP’s net neutrality bill. Congressional Democrats expressed a willingness to engage with Republicans on their proposed net neutrality legislation, but during a series of hearings on Wednesday, they expressed concerns that the bill would still leave loopholes and render the FCC unable to quickly act on complaints. “With an ever-evolving Internet, we need a regulator who is not frozen in time,” said Sen.A day after President Obama renewed his calls for a “free and open Internet” in Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, the new Republican-led Congress is set to open debate Wednesday for new legislation meant to preserve the controversial ...

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For Republicans, might makes right is back in fashion

Rubric: Republicans | 22 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
For Republicans, might makes right is back in fashion

For Republicans, might makes right is back in fashion. “When we make rash decisions, reacting to the headlines instead of using our heads; when the first response to a challenge is to send in our military — then we risk getting drawn into unnecessary conflicts, and neglect the broader strategy we need for a safer, more prosperous world,” Obama said in his State of the Union on Tuesday night. “That’s what our enemies want us to do.” This is slightly better than “don’t do stupid shit.” Though the president spent a quarter of his speech on foreign policy and national security, at the Republican National Committee winter meeting aboard a decommissioned ...

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Why Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush top list of preferred candidates among Republicans

Rubric: Republicans | 21 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Why Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush top list of preferred candidates among Republicans

Marco Rubio not slowing down as 2016 decision nears. If you follow the commentary of conservatives in the blogosphere and on social media, the idea of another Mitt Romney run for the White House is pretty much the worst idea ever, a sentiment which is consistent with the revised history of recent American politics that one hears from this segment of the world of punditry. Calling President Obama’s speech “disappointing”, Mitt Romney posted on Facebook his response to the State of the Union address, saying it was “a missed opportunity to lead.” Mitt Romney will charge Mississippi State University $50,000 to deliver a lecture on campus next week, most of which will go to charity — ...

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Obama strikes defiant tone with Republicans in big speech

Rubric: Republicans | 21 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Obama strikes defiant tone with Republicans in big speech

AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST. Republicans pretty much hated the president’s State of the Union address. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama struck a defiant tone for his dealings with the new Republican-led Congress on Tuesday, calling on his opponents to raise taxes on the rich and threatening to veto legislation that would challenge his key decisions.If President Obama’s SOTU speech last night and the chatter at the World Economic Forum in Davos, which opened today, are any indication, inequality will be the hot economic topic for another year running. The president seized on the fact that the country’s mood has changed, that the public is open to new ideas—and ...

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Obama challenges Republicans in State of Union speech

Rubric: Republicans | 21 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Obama challenges Republicans in State of Union speech

Obama strikes defiant tone with Republicans in big speech. Barack Obama sought to rally a hostile Congress behind an uncompromising vision of a more equal America on Wednesday in a State of the Union address remarkable for its broad appeal for national unity – if rather less memorable for its new policy proposals. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama struck a defiant tone for his dealings with the new Republican-led Congress on Tuesday, calling on his opponents to raise taxes on the rich and threatening to veto legislation that would challenge his key decisions.The president circled back to the themes of change and unity that he campaigned on during his first presidential race ...

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