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Obama's Underhanded Trick to Undermine Opposition on the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Andrew292 Wrote: May 30, 2013 7:18 PM
Why exactly are we spending taxpayers money on any of this? Why do we need this anachronism of an agency? Why are we paying an agency's worth of bureacrats? And why do we need 9 high level US politicians to run the mess. Just shut it all down.

Amidst controversy of secretly monitoring reporters’ phone records and emails, the Obama Administration is attempting to replace the only Republican member or the bipartisan Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which would create a severe imbalance in favor of Democrats.

The BBG—an independent federal agency that has the executive power to oversee the running of Voice of America and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Radio Free Asia, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Middle East Broadcasting Networks—is supposed to be bipartisan with nine members, four Democrats and four Republicans, the last seat being held by the Secretary of State or his designee.

Currently,...

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