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  • Report: Stacey Abrams Lobbying Biden to Be Next FCC Nominee

    12/01/2022 10:45:51 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/2022 | Sean Moran
    Twice-failed Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is now lobbying the Joe Biden White House to be the next nominee for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), according to a report. FCC nominee Gigi Sohn’s confirmation vote has been put on the back burner as Senate Democrats’ one-member majority has struggled to find a way to confirm her. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said that she will push to renominate Sohn, a radical progressive on technology issues, if Congress’s upper chamber cannot confirm her this congressional session.
  • Soros takeover: FCC clears path for liberal group to buy Spanish-language conservative talk radio stations

    11/26/2022 8:59:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/26/2022 | Brian Flood
    A liberal group linked to billionaire George Soros has been cleared by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to purchase Spanish-language radio stations throughout the country, rekindling concerns that a "radical political agenda" will influence information provided to Hispanic voters. Miami’s iconic, Spanish-language conservative talk radio station Radio Mambi is one of the 18 stations the Soros-backed Latino Media Network will purchase from Televisa Univision for a reported $60 million. Radio Mambi, which is historically linked to the Cuban exile community and offers an anti-communism view, will be controlled by liberals once the deal is finalized. Latino Media Network, which is...
  • FCC rescinds nearly $1 billion in Space X subsidies for rural broadband

    08/11/2022 9:29:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | BY OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN - 08/11/22 12:20 PM ET
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rescinded nearly $1 billion in rural broadband subsidies to Space X‘s Starlink satellite service. In a news release, the agency said that it determined that applications from Space X and another firm, LTD Broadband, failed to meet the requirements for government funding for its Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) program. The FCC previously awarded Space X nearly $886 million in 2020 in an effort to expand high-speed internet access to rural areas through its Starlink satellite service. The agency also awarded LTD Broadband $1.32 billion for the same purpose, but the Las Vegas-based business...
  • FCC votes to boost manufacturing in space

    08/05/2022 2:25:55 PM PDT · by algore · 5 replies
    The FCC may have just advanced the industrialization of space. Commissioners have voted in favor of an inquiry that will explore in-space servicing, assembly and manufacturing (ISAM). The move would both help officials understand the demands and risks of current in-space production technology while facilitating new projects. This could help companies build satellites and stations in orbit, for instance, while finding new ways to deal with growing volumes of space debris. The vote helps open a new "Space Innovation" docket at the FCC. It also comes two days after the regulator updated its rules to create more breathing room for...
  • Change the Constitution? Both Left and Right Want More Amendments to the Constitution

    07/06/2022 9:55:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/06/2022 | John Stossel
    This Fourth of July, watching people fight over what the Constitution means, I ask people, if you could change the Constitution, what would you change?"The forefathers knew what they were doing," said one woman.But the Constitution originally accepted slavery. It's good that we can amend it.So what should we change?"Add a balanced budget amendment," suggests Glenn Beck.David Boaz of the Cato Institute recommends 18-year terms for the Supreme Court. "Maybe confirmation fights would be less bitter and partisan."Others suggest term limits for Congress. Stossel TV's Mike Ricci takes the idea further. "If your father, mother, siblings, uncle, cousins were elected...
  • FCC commissioner calls on Google and Apple to BAN TikTok because it 'harvests swaths of sensitive data' - and the tech giants have until July 8 to remove the app or explain why they chose not to

    07/01/2022 10:21:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/01/2022 | STACY LIBERATORE
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is calling on Google and Apple to ban TikTok in a bid to stop the Chinese-owned company from accessing ‘swaths of data.’ Brendan Carr, commissioner of the FCC, posted on Twitter urging the tech giants to remove the video sharing platform ‘from their app stores for its pattern of surreptitious data practices.' Carr included a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Apple CEO Tim Cook, expressing why TikTok needs to be removed, citing a report from last week that ‘shed fresh light on the serious national security threats posed by TikTok. And he is...
  • FCC commissioner urges TikTok be removed from Apple, Google stores over 'unacceptable national security risk'

    06/29/2022 12:49:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    Fox News Business ^ | 6/29/22 | Danielle Wallace
    The FCC commissioner has called on the CEOs of Google and Apple to remove TikTok from their app stores, citing new reports suggesting the video app popular among American young people is harvesting "swaths of sensitive data" that is being accessed by Beijing on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party. In a letter dated June 24, Brendan Carr, the commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, warned Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook and Alphabet Inc. and Google LLC CEO Sundar Pichai of "an alarming new report" that shed fresh light on "serious national security threats posed by TikTok." "TikTok is not...
  • Biden FCC Nomination Gigi Sohn Speaks at Event Touting Government Breakup of ‘Right Wing Propaganda Machine’

    06/14/2022 5:04:30 PM PDT · by blam · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-14-2022 | Allum Bokhari
    (I changed the picture, the original was a Getty which we can't post)Gigi Sohn, the Biden Administration’s nomination for FCC commissioner, has attended a partisan event touting an FCC-led breakup of Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s “right wing propaganda machine,” adding to mounting evidence that the nominee is hopelessly partisan. The appointee would break the current 2-2 FCC tie in favor of the Democrats While FCC commissioners have a party affiliation, with two Democrat commissioners, two Republican commissioners, and one chair position typically held by whichever party holds the White House, commissioners are expected to remain relatively non-partisan in their outlook on...
  • FCC Commissioner Rejects Calls To Block Sale Of Twitter To Elon Musk, Slams ‘Hard Left’ For Opposing Free Speech

    04/27/2022 4:15:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies
    Viliant newd ^ | ByGabriel Keane
    FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr shot down calls from left-wing activists for the government agency to block African-American tech philanthropist Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, and criticized the “hard left” for believing “the free exchange of ideas is incompatible with the outcomes that they want to see at the ballot box.” “Yesterday, the Open Markets Institute issued a release that called for the FCC, FTC, and DOJ to block Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter,” the FCC said in a statement released on Wednesday.
  • Democrats Advance Radical FCC, FTC Nominees to Senate for Confirmation

    03/04/2022 4:18:31 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 3 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3 Mar 2022 | SEAN MORAN
    The Senate Commerce Committee advanced Gigi Sohn’s Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and Alvaro Bedoya’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) nominations, putting Democrats one step closer to being able to advance their leftist agenda, including censorship, at the agencies. The Committee tied, 14-14, on the two votes to advance Sohn and Bedoya out of committee. The FCC has been split at a 2-2 political tie between Republicans and Democrats, and Sohn’s confirmation would give Biden the FCC majority he needs to advance Democrat priorities. Since the committee tied on both nominees, the nominees will be referred to the Senate, but Senate Majority...
  • OANN's Battle Against Fox News Appears to Have Gone too Far

    11/17/2021 8:27:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/17/2021 | Bonchie
    It’s not a secret that many conservatives have qualms about Fox News. That’s not to say their primetime lineup isn’t still largely appealing, specifically Tucker Carlson’s top-rated show, but past editorial and hiring decisions have left some scratching their heads.In that current media environment, conservative alternatives like Newsmax and One American News Network have emerged, with the former gaining the most success recently. Meanwhile, OANN is battling behind the scenes to gain an advantage over Fox News, but they may have pushed things too far, if a new report is any indication.According to The Washington Free Beacon, OANN has been...
  • House GOP leader says State of the Union attendance could be capped (25 members) : report

    02/02/2022 1:41:15 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 01, 2022 - 09:12 PM EST
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told Republican leadership members that he had been informed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that they were instituting a 25-House member cap for the State of the Union address, Axios reported, citing two sources. McCarthy said on Tuesday that he was informed of the 25-House member cap by Pelosi, which reportedly upset Republican leaders, including the House GOP leader himself, Axios reported.
  • New Mexico Democrats seek sweeping voting access changes

    01/26/2022 1:33:08 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 26, 2022 | By MORGAN LEE
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A statewide holiday on Election Day to encourage voting. Automated restoration of voting rights for ex-convicts. More time to distribute and count absentee ballots. Democratic lawmakers have a lengthy wish list in New Mexico as they seek to expand access to voting. Here are the key changes sought by Democrats and counterpoints from opponents. State Democrats want to increasing voter access by turning Election Day into a state holiday, closing public schools and nonessential government offices for the day. A monthlong period for early, in-person voting would be extended to the Sunday before elections, when...
  • Democratic Senator Ben Ray Lujan Suffers Stroke, Has Surgery

    02/01/2022 2:35:24 PM PST · by rexthecat · 110 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 1, 2022 | Michael Ginsberg
    Democratic New Mexico Sen. Ben Ray Lujan was hospitalized on Thursday, Jan. 27 due to a stroke, a top aide announced.
  • Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) stroke jolts 50-50 Senate

    02/01/2022 6:55:06 PM PST · by RandFan · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/01/22 07:37 PM EST | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    News of Sen. Ben Ray Luján’s (D-N.M.) stroke sent shockwaves through the Senate on Tuesday, underscoring the fragility of Democrats’ 50-50 majority. Democrats are in the majority because they have 50 seats and the ability for Vice President Harris to break a tie. Luján’s absence leaves them at 49 seats until he returns, with his office saying he’s expected to make a full recovery. “It's just a reminder that in a 50-50 Senate any unexpected development could be a challenge to our moving forward on an agenda that the Democratic caucus shares,” said Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), who said he...
  • U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D) hospitalized [Updated]

    02/02/2022 12:28:59 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 96 replies ^ | Updated: 10:20 PM MST Feb 1, 2022
    SANTA FE, N.M. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján is currently being hospitalized after experiencing a stroke last Thursday morning. According to his chief of staff, Carlos Sanchez, Luján was experiencing dizziness and fatigue and checked himself into Christus St. Vincent Regional Hospital in Santa Fe. He was later transferred to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque. “Sen. Luján was found to have suffered a stroke in the cerebellum, affecting his balance. As part of his treatment plan, he subsequently underwent decompressive surgery to ease swelling," Sanchez said. We talked to KOAT health expert Dr. Barry Ramo to better understand precisely what...
  • U.S. Senator suffers stroke…

    02/02/2022 6:10:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on February 2, 2022 3:05 am
  • Democratic Sen. Ben Ray Lujan suffered a stroke, which could complicate Biden’s Supreme Court plans

    02/02/2022 6:13:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | TUE, FEB 1 20226:27 PM EST | Kevin Breuninger & Christina Wilkie
    KEY POINTS: New Mexico Sen. Ben Ray Lujan, 49, is in the hospital after suffering a stroke and undergoing surgery, his office said. Lujan, a Democrat, is “expected to make a full recovery,” his chief of staff, Carlos Sanchez, said in a statement. Lujan’s recovery and presumed absence from Washington could complicate Democrats’ efforts to quickly appoint a successor to retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. ***************************************************************************** New Mexico Sen. Ben Ray Lujan suffered a stroke last week and underwent brain surgery, his office revealed Tuesday. Lujan, a Democrat, is currently hospitalized and is “expected to make a full recovery,”...
  • DGA Urges Senators To Reject Joe Biden’s FCC Nominee Gigi Sohn; Vote Will Be Delayed Because Of Absence Of Sen. Ben Ray Luján

    02/02/2022 1:52:44 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 18 replies ^ | Feb 2, 2022 | Ted Johnson
    The Directors Guild of America is urging the Senate Commerce Committee to reject Joe Biden’s nominee to the FCC, citing Gigi Sohn’s past stances on copyright. The committee was scheduled to take up Sohn’s nomination on Wednesday, but it will be postponed because of the absence of Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), whose office announced that he suffered a stroke. He is expected to make a full recovery... In confirmed, Sohn would give Democrats a majority in the FCC, giving them the votes needed to restore net neutrality rules or take a harder line against media concentration. But industry lobbyists,...
  • The Senate Must Again Block Radial Nominee Sohn’s FCC Appointment

    01/26/2022 4:31:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | January 26, 2022 | Matt Mackowiak
    Founded in 1934, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is one of the most powerful government agencies that precious few Americans understand or even follow. The FCC regulates communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable across the U.S. Just think about that scope. The majority of Americans receive and consume information from at least one of those mediums every single day – or even every waking hour. It should be reasonable to demand that presidentially appointed, U.S. Senate confirmed FCC commissioners not hold radical views well outside the mainstream of America. For this reason, the U.S. Senate must reject the...