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FCC to allow Internet ‘fast lanes’
The Federal Communications Commission is considering new net neutrality rules that would allow Internet providers to charge content companies like Neflix for faster speeds, according to multiple reports.
Earlier this year, a federal court struck down the agency’s net neutrality rules, which had kept Internet providers like Verizon and Comcast from slowing or blocking access to certain websites.
Over 40,000 voters are registered in both Virginia and Maryland, group finds
A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday.
And that’s just…
Jack Abramoff Exclusive: Thanks Grandpa
I have just returned from speaking on two college campuses in the MidAtlantic and Northeastern parts of the nation. The students are part of the…
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Poll: Colorado Senate race a dead heat
Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is locked in a statistical tie with Rep. Cory Gardner (R) in a new poll of the Colorado Senate race
The Quinnipiac University survey gives Udall 45 percent support to Gardner’s 44 percent support among registered Colorado voters, within the poll’s 2.7-point margin of error.
It’s the second poll in as many days that shows Udall…
Shannon surges in new Okla. Senate poll
Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is surging in the Oklahoma Senate Republican primary race and now leads Rep. James…
GOP Senate Hopeful Rebuts ‘War on Women’ in First TV Ad
Senate hopeful Terri Lynn Land, a Republican, is up with her first ad of the cycle in Michigan, making fun…
Front-runner Emerges in GOP Special Election for Trey Radel Seat
Florida Republicans head to the polls for a special election Tuesday to pick a nominee to succeed former Rep. Trey Radel, who exited Congress earlier this year following his arrest for cocaine possession that culminated…
Kansans protest planned first lady graduation speech
Families in Kansas say a plan to have first lady Michelle Obama deliver a high school graduation speech next month will politicize the event and create a scarcity of tickets.
Obama is slated to speak…
Super-PAC hits Kingston as ‘career politician’
A conservative super-PAC is slamming Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) as a “career politician” and the “King of earmarks” in a new ad, the latest salvo in Georgia’s crowded Senate race.
Citizens for a Working America,…
Nancy Pelosi washes immigrants’ feet in humble Holy Week act — then promotes on Twitter
Nancy Pelosi has embraced her religious roots and joined forces with Bishop Marc Andrus to — as she put it — “honor the dignity and work of immigrants” by taking bended knee and washing feet…
NEWS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD
U.S. official says Hamas-PLO government would prompt aid reassessment
WASHINGTON | The United States would have to reconsider its assistance to the Palestinians if Islamist group Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization form a government together, a senior U.S. administration official said on Thursday.…
Russian military shows off impressive new gear
Elite Russian troops are displaying a new arsenal of body armor, individual weapons, armor-piercing ammunition and collar radios — a menu of essential gear that gives them a big tactical advantage against a lesser-equipped Ukrainian…
Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels show no sign of surrender
KIEV/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine | An agreement reached last week to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering as the new week began, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized.…
Attacks, rapes and forced conversions to Islam spike for Egypt’s Christian women: report
A new report by the non-profit group International Christian Concern asserts that the risk of Egypt’s Christian women being attacked and forced to convert to Islam is higher than it was in early 2011.