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Overturning Citizens United isn't enough, expert says

In contrast with many other campaign finance reformers, Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig believes fixing the U.S. election system will require more than just overturning the Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission Supreme Court ruling.... Read more»0


FCC sends wireless broadband firm back to square one

The FCC halted LightSquared's operations due to its planned network's potential to interfere with millions of GPS devices. The FCC described its decision as a setback for competition in the wireless market. It is also a huge blow for investor Philip Falcone, a major donor to President Obama,... Read more»0

Media execs, firms giving to conservative super PACs

News companies and their executives donated more than $350,000 to conservative super PACs in 2011, according to financial disclosure forms filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission.... Read more»0

State Department vs. SOPA?

If done wrong, anti-piracy legislation could restrict the rights of Internet users across the country – and put U.S. diplomats in a very awkward position.... Read more»0

Ex-adminstrator: EPA has 'battered agency syndrome'

We asked Republican William D. Ruckelshaus, the Environmental Protection Agency's first and fifth administrator, why administration after administration has failed to rein in dangerous emissions.... Read more»0

Studies: Mercury, soot limits could save billions, improve health

In the face of opposition from industry and Republicans, the Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to reduce harmful emissions from coal-fired power plants that studies have linked to illnesses and tens of thousands of premature deaths every year. ... Read more»0

EPA posts secret 'watch list' that includes chronic polluters

The Clean Air Act “watch list” is secret no more. Just days after iWatch News, NPR and TucsonSentinel.com reported that the EPA maintains an internal list that includes serious or chronic violators of air pollution laws that have not been subject to timely enforcement, the agency posted the list on its website.... Read more»0

GOP may subpoena Obama over Solyndra loan

The fallout from the government’s failed $535 million bet in solar panel maker Solyndra expanded Friday, with the Obama administration seeking an independent audit of Energy Department loans even as the Republican-led House Energy committee threatened a subpoena of the president. ... Read more»0

'Fast and Furious'

ATF target of scathing Congressional report

The House and Senate joint committee investigating the so-called Fast and Furious gun operation along the Mexican border released a joint report Tuesday with the damning conclusion that “ATF allowed guns to walk.” ... Read more»0

Feds: Report sales of multiple semi-auto rifles

The Department of Justice announced late Monday that gun dealers in states along the Southwest border will now have to report multiple sales of certain semi-automatic rifles, a controversial regulation that has been sought for months by the ATF. ... Read more»0