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New cybersecurity bill scheduled for vote this week, making people nervous

Jan 30, 2012
How powerful does it make the government?
Posted In: Senate, cybersecurity

Do payroll tax cuts help the economy?

Dec 2, 2011
The Senate yesterday failed to agree on a deal that would extend payroll tax cuts, a key part of President Obama's stimulus
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., Senate, payroll tax

Net Neutrality vote fails in the Senate

Nov 11, 2011
As we've said before, this was more like political homesteading than legitimate policy making but Senate Republicans got their vote on blocking the...
Posted In: net neutrality, Senate, Tech Report

The Marketplace Fairness Act: not the newest program in the Marketplace portfolio.

Nov 10, 2011
It's a bipartisan bill introduced yesterday by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn), and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo). The Senators say...
Posted In: Senate, Taxes, Tech Report

Fans of symbolism excited for net neutrality vote

Nov 8, 2011
It's happening in the Senate on Thursday and before we go any further, let me assure you that it means nothing substantive in the short term. The...
Posted In: fcc, Senate, Tech Report

Google goes to Washington

Sep 19, 2011
On Wednesday, Google chairman Eric Schmidt will testify before a Senate antitrust panel. Notably, Yelp will also be there and will likely yelp...
Posted In: Google, Microsoft, Senate

Elizabeth Warren to run for Senate

Sep 13, 2011
This final note today. Elizabeth Warren's sick and tired and she's not going to take it anymore. So she's going to run for the Senate. She's hopi...
Posted In: elections, Elizabeth Warren, Senate

Senator doesn't want AT&T - T-Mobile merger to happen

Jul 21, 2011
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) sent a STRONGLY WORDED LETTER to the FCC and the Department of Justice Wednesday urging the agencies to block the merger...
Posted In: AT&T, fcc, Senate, T-Mobile

Washington to consider cramming

Jul 12, 2011
Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on "cramming," that's when phone companies charge you for things you didn't authorize...
Posted In: Congress, cramming, fcc, rockefeller, Senate

LulzSec hacks the US Senate

Jun 14, 2011
It apparently happened over the weekend and was revealed late yesterday. Senate staffers say that it was a fairly low level attack on the public...
Posted In: hacking, lulzsec, Senate

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