Government & Communications

Attempts by governmental bodies to improve or impede communications with or between the citizenry.

What Happens if the Media Defies White House Camera Ban?

CNN host Don Lemon suggested that the White House press corps defy the White House camera ban, and turn on their cameras during the daily briefings.

Rep Pallone Wants Investigation of Bogus Net Neutrality Comments

The Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality docket continues to draw a crowd of critics. The latest is House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ).

News Reports Prompt Senate Request for FISA Court Info

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have asked for all the surveillance warrants the FBI asked for from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court as

CBO Scores S 760, OPEN Government Data Act

The OPEN Government Data Act (S 760) would direct federal agencies to publish all data they collect in an open format that can be used by any computer.

President Trump attacks Amazon, incorrectly claiming that it owns The Washington Post for tax purposes

President Donald Trump attacked Amazon June 28, claiming incorrectly that it owns The Washington Post in a scheme to dodge “internet taxes.” In fact, Amazon doesn’t own the newspaper. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought it himself.

A Costly Retraction for CNN and an Opening for President Trump

In CNN’s newsroom, it is called the Triad: a three-pronged internal system designed to ensure that sensitive reporting by the network’s journalists is unimpeachable before it runs.

5 New Cities Become Smart Gigabit Communities

At the Smart Cities Connect Conference held June 25-28 at the Austin Convention Center, US Ignite and the National Science Foundation announced five new cities that have joined the Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) program, which "accelerates the de

Trump’s asymmetric warfare against the media continues to pay off

[Commentary] Donald Trump won the presidency by assuring voters he could do everything, and do it quickly. Much of his presidency so far has been spent covering up the fact that he can’t.

Amazon primed for merger battle

The proposed $13.7 billion merger of Amazon and Whole Foods is primed to set off a massive lobbying effort in Washington.

President Trump blasts media after CNN retraction: 'They are all Fake News!'

President Donald Trump blasted several publications after CNN retracted a story published recently tying a top Trump ally to a Russian investment bank.