Silicon Valley companies, cable providers and phone companies won a victory over consumer groups and labor unions August 8 when the Assembly Appropriations Committee sent a bill to the floor that would restrict the ability of the California Public Utilities Commission to regulate Internet phone service.
Supporters of the heavily lobbied bill say state regulation of Internet phone service, which is increasingly supplanting traditional landline, would thwart innovation of technologies like Skype and create a hodge-podge of state regulation.
“The whole Internet service industry as we know it has blossomed under the current regulatory framework we’ve had for more than Read more »
Such is the political world we live in today that U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn issued a statement Wednesday calling on President Barack Obama to ask Priorities USA to stop airing an ad that links Mitt Romney to the death of … Continue reading →
Mitt Romney delivered a spirited speech to 450 supporters at an early morning rally Wednesday in Des Moines. The attendees, packed inside a non-air conditioned school auditorium at Des Moines Central Campus, did not let the heat or the early hour dampen their enthusiasm. Romney’s remarks brought the crowd to its feet twice during his [...]
State Sen. Eric Stewart, the Democratic nominee in the Fourth Congressional District, has challenged Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais to three debates either this month or next (“since Congress just voted for a five week recess,” he wrote with tongue … Continue reading →
Noun:“The deliberate concealment of one’s knowledge of a treasonable act or a felony.” “Neglect or wrong performance of official duty.” “Seditious Conduct.” Or: “Erroneous judgment particuarly of the value or identity of something.”
Used in a Sentence: “Perhaps misprision is too strong a word, Assemblyman, but one hopes there’s a day job you can fall back on.”
(Depending on the erudition of the lawmaker, this could cost the testifier a vote.)
Attorney Michael Rowan, who lost an election for a General Sessions Court judgeship last Thursday, has had a hand in representing two U.S. Senate candidates since then. And those two candidates don’t exactly have the same legal interests. Rowan … Continue reading →