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Democratic Reps launch ‘no confidence’ resolution against President Trump

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

A group of Democratic Reps stepped up criticism of President Donald Trump, introducing a “no confidence” resolution that officially questions President Trump’s fitness to serve as commander in chief.

Internet Association blasts Fight for the Future for including Rep Scalise ad campaign

Location:
Internet Association, Washington, DC, United States

The Internet Association, a trade group representing internet companies, lashed out at a pro-net neutrality group July 18 for initially saying that they planned to go after Rep Steve Scalise (R-LA) with billboard attack ads.

Voters trust media more than President Trump: poll

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USA, United States

A majority of American voters trusts major media outlets more than President Trump, according to a new survey from a left-leaning polling firm. Fifty-four percent of Americans told Public Policy Polling they trust CNN more than Trump, while 39 percent said they trust the president more than the cable news network.

Broadband companies make closing arguments against net neutrality

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

As the period for filing public comments on the Federal Communications Commission's plans to roll back network neutrality regulations comes to a close, telecommunications companies are submitting their final arguments.

FTC staff backs net neutrality rollback

Location:
Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States

The staff of the Federal Trade Commission filed an official comment to the Federal Communications Commission in favor of Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to scrap network neutrality regulations.

Sen Wyden accuses Chairman Pai of being 'willfully ignorant' on net neutrality

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

Sen Ron Wyden (D-OR) accused Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai of mischaracterizing his position from nearly two decades ago to justify the agency’s repeal of network neutrality rules.

Federal court rejects challenge to national security data requests

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US Court of Appeals; 9th Circuit, 95 7th St, San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States

The Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that gag orders issued with warrant-like national security letters do not violate the First Amendment. National security letters serve the same functions as a warrant but do not require judicial oversight.

Rep Biggs: Media has 'Pavlovian' response to mention of Russia

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Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

Rep Andy Biggs (R-AZ) is slamming the media's coverage of President Donald Trump and Russia, saying news outlets have a "fixation" on the issue. Rep Biggs said the coverage is intended to “delegitimize the president.”

The net neutrality fight is also about protecting your privacy online

Location:
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

If there's anything lawmakers should have learned from activists over the past few years it's this: Do not make the internet angry.

House Democrats accuse GOP of trying to 'shield' FCC's network neutrality repeal from oversight

Location:
House Commerce Committee, 45 Independence Ave SW 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20515, United States

Top House Commerce Committee Democrats rebuked their GOP colleagues for failing to hold any oversight hearings of the Federal Communications Commission amid the FCC's efforts to strike network neutrality regulations.

Poll: Americans divided over news media’s coverage of President Trump

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USA, United States

Americans are divided over whether the news media's coverage of President Trump has been too tough or not tough enough, according to a new poll. A Gallup survey finds 35 percent of Americans said the media has been "too tough" on President Trump, compared to 34 percent who think the media has been "not tough enough."

President Trump defends Trump Jr.: 'I applaud his transparency'

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The White House, Washington, 20500, United States

President Donald Trump praised his son, Donald Trump Jr., who is under fire for meeting with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have compromising information about Trump's Democratic rival in the presidential race, Hillary Clinton.

The FCC must protect the open internet — millions of Americans agree

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai plans to eliminate net neutrality protections. Without these protections, big internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T will be free to block or slow down content as they see fit. We, as former FCC commissioners, believe that these rules are the only way of preserving real net neutrality that protects the internet as an economic engine and platform for democratic discourse. If Chairman Pai has his way, we could see an Internet where big cable companies decide who should have a voice and which businesses succeed and fail.

The FCC needs to implement a 'rocket docket' for wireless spectrum, and fast

Location:
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studi, Washington, DC, 20015, United States

Newly-minted Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has repeatedly stated that one of his top priorities is to “increase infrastructure and innovation.” Taking the chairman at his word, developing an efficient, transparent and expedited process to allow existing license holders to convert their spectrum in underutilized bands to a higher-value use should be at the top of his “to do” list.

ACLU sues President Trump over voter fraud commission

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 125 Broad St, New York, NY, 10004, United States

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging President Trump’s voter fraud commission. In a lawsuit filed July 10 in the US District Court of the District of Columbia, the ACLU says the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity violated federal public access requirements by holding its first meeting in private, without public notice.

FCC opens docket on Sinclair merger with Tribune

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The Federal Communications Commission is opening up the docket on the Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s proposed acquisition of Tribune Media for the public to weigh in.

NHMC asks FCC to delay net neutrality repeal proceeding

Location:
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), 55 S Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA, 91105, United States

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) wants the Federal Communications Commission to hold off on its proposal to kill network neutrality regulations.

President Trump shrugs off 'haters' and media in early morning tweets

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The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States

President Donald Trump waved off critics and the "Fake News Media" on July 7 as he prepared to meet with world leaders at the annual Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Facebook, Google to join net neutrality demonstration

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Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States

Facebook and Google will be joining a mass online demonstration in support of the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality rules, apparently.

YouTube stars urge FCC to save net neutrality

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YouTube, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA, 94066, United States

A group of more than 100 YouTube stars is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to preserve its network neutrality rules, which are currently in the process of being repealed.

Qualcomm asks US to ban iPhone imports

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Qualcomm, 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA, 92121, United States

Chip maker Qualcomm is asking US trade authorities to ban imports of Apple products, including iPhones, that don’t use its processors. Qualcomm said it will formally request that the US International Trade Commission (ITC) temporarily ban the imports to “stop Apple’s unlawful and unfair use of Qualcomm’s technology.”

President Trump war with the media goes global

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Warsaw, Poland

President Donald Trump took his fight with the news media to the world stage on July 6, hammering CNN and his political enemies in the press as “fake news” at a press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw.

Twitter says President Trump tweet doesn't violate its rules

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Twitter (new home), 1355 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States

As President Donald Trump faces growing backlash for tweeting a video attacking CNN, Twitter told the network that the president's tweet did not violate the social media platform’s terms and conditions.

Media reaps dividends from President Trump attacks

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USA, United States

Cable news outlets are pulling huge ratings and reporters are becoming overnight celebrities as the attacks between President Donald Trump and the media enter strange new territory.

White House refutes reports that Science and Technology office unstaffed

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The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC, 20500, United States

An official from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) said the department's science division is staffed, despite a report saying the last three employees of the division left last week.

President Trump reopens fight on internet sales tax

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States

President Donald Trump's recent tweet about Amazon is putting the issue of online sales taxes back in the spotlight. In a tweet June 28 criticizing the Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, President Trump called the publication "the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes (which they should)."

'Morning Joe' hosts: White House threatened us with tabloid story

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The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States

The hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” made the startling allegation that senior White House officials threatened them with a negative story in the National Enquirer unless they called President Trump and apologized.

Audio shows President Trump threatened to sue CNN at private fundraiser

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USA, United States

President Donald Trump told supporters he wanted to sue CNN at a private fundraiser. “Boy, did CNN get killed over the last few days,” the president said, referring to a retracted story that linked Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci to a Russian investment fund, triggering resignations at the outlet.

Chairman Pai to speak at Koch-backed event

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is set to speak at an event in August put on by Americans for Prosperity, a group backed by GOP mega-donors Charles and David Koch.

New York Times staff to stage protest over job cuts

Location:
New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY, 10018, United States

Editorial staffers at The New York Times will stage a walk-out from the newsroom on June 29 to protest potential layoffs and staff reductions, according to an announcement from their union.