Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

14Dec/17

Federal Communications Commission set to reverse net neutrality rules

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE) (REUTERS) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday (December 14) to rescind net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that barred the blocking or slowing of internet traffic. Continue reading

28Jul/17

John McCain’s ‘no’ vote kills Senate healthcare bill

U.S. Senate Republicans fail to dismantle Obamacare, falling short on a major campaign promise from President Donald Trump. Ryan Brooks reports. Continue reading

06Feb/17

Kremlin demands apology from Fox News over Putin comments

The Kremlin is demanding an apology from Fox News Monday, after Bill O’Reilly’s one-on-one interview with President Trump on Super Bowl Sunday, in which the TV host called Russian President Vladimir Putin a ‘killer’. Alva French reports. Continue reading

13Dec/16

Clinton calls ‘fake news’ a threat to U.S. democracy

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls “fake news” a danger that must be addressed quickly, in a rare public appearance, a month after she lost the presidential election in a campaign marked by a flood of such propaganda.

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26May/15

White House: Iraqi lack of will to fight ‘a problem’ in past

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Iraqi troops’ lack of will to fight Islamic State militants, an issue cited by the Pentagon chief over the weekend, has been a concern. In the wide-ranging briefing, Earnest also tells reporters the Obama administration has no backup plan if the U.S. Congress fails to act on legislation that would extend certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act.

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23May/15

U.S. Senate votes spell uncertain fate for domestic surveillance program

A bill to end U.S. spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone data, called the “USA Freedom Act”, is blocked in the United States Senate. A follow-up vote to extend for two months the current “USA Patriot Act” program which authorizes the collection of so-called telephone “metadata” also fails to pass.

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