Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday was reported to have told major internet companies that the President's call for Title II reclassification was not the regulatory approach he favored for net neutrality.
This week, President Obama announced his administration's desire to have the Federal Communications Commission reclassify broadband internet service as a "common carrier" under Title II of the FCC's regulatory framework. This would, for the first time, open internet service providers (ISPs - Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T and others) to the same kinds of regulations that face traditional telecommunications services.
The Affordable Care Act - a law that took months (or possibly years, depending on your history of the ideas in it) from drafting to passage in 2009-2010 - was a law that, modern partisan ideology being what it is, could have only been drafted and passed in an era of Democratic supermajority.
Dr. Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon-turned-conservative-activist, has been toying publicly with the idea of running for President in 2016. He's been popular in conservative grassroots circles, has headlined conservative conferences, and there's also a "Draft Ben Carson for President" movement.
Thanks to TABOR, Colorado's taxpayer bill-of-rights law, tax revenue that comes in over a certain threshold is mandated to be returned to the taxpayers. Colorado is expecting excess revenue this year, as Governor John Hickenlooper has said, and a rebate will be in order.
This week, after the sweeping GOP victory in Tuesday's elections, RNC chairman Reince Priebus laid down how badly Obama has already poisoned the well in Washington.
With the 2014 elections a distant memory (er...), the potential 2016 presidential contenders are beginning to get their ducks in a row.
One of America's formerly-great cities might be on its way out of a massive hole it dug itself into. Detroit, which had been a center of American manufacturing for much of the 20th century, has been in bankruptcy for years.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their report on non-farm payroll jobs today and estimated that the American economy added 214,000 jobs - pointing to an economy that continues to be sluggish. The workforce participation rate is unchanged from a year ago, at 62.8%. The unemployment rate edged slightly downward over the past month, though, and now sits at 5.8%.
In the run-up to this week's 2014 midterm elections, we were bombarded with articles about how this was, race-by-race, the most expensive election ever.
West Virginia. Montana. Arkansas. Colorado. South Dakota. Iowa. North Carolina.
In what had been a surprisingly close race that had given Republicans a scare, incumbent GOP Sen. Pat Roberts has won his re-election bid over Democrat-turned-Independent Greg Orman.
It's been a close race, but incumbent Gov. Rick Scott is projected to win another term in Florida.
How the Republican Party is using the peer-to-peer economy to reach out to traditionally Democratic voters.
Another week, another poll showing the race between incumbent Republican Pat Roberts and Democrat-turned-Independent Greg Orman is too close to call - within the margin of error. Orman has maintained a small yet consistent lead recently but has only led by more than two points in a single poll.
In the tight race between incumbent Republican Pat Roberts and "independent" candidate Greg Orman in Kansas, the Democrats are implicitly pro-Orman. The two-way race between Orman and Roberts has been close ever since Democrats pressured the official Democratic candidate to drop out of the race.
There's a saying you might have heard that goes something like this: liberals think conservatives are evil, but conservatives think liberals are just wrong.
In the 2014 election cycle, Sen. Rand Paul's political action committee RAND PAC has emerged as a major player in campaigns to get Republicans elected nationwide.
With only a few days to go before voters go to the polls and still trailing by a few points, incumbent GOP Sen. Pat Roberts now has former GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Bob Dole hitting the trail.
A notable act of public vandalism occurred in Oklahoma today, as a crazed Satanist drove his car to a federal building and crashed it into a controversial monument of the Ten Commandments.