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Silicon Valley Suddenly Cares About Speaker Fight

(Ferenstein Wire) – The tech industry, now one of the largest private sector lobbying forces in Washington DC, hasn’t had much to say as Republicans scramble to find a new Speaker for the House of Representatives. But now, Congress’s geekiest member, Representative Darrell Issa, is “considering” putting his hat in the ring and has turned heads in the well-heeled tech halls of D.C.


Ben Carson Blasts Media: ‘Sacred Obligation’ to be ‘Honest’

GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said that only one business in America is protected by the Constitution – “the press.” But “it was because the press was supposed to be an ally for the people,” Carson explained. “And they were supposed to expose and inform the people in a nonpartisan way [but] when they become partisan – which they are – they destroy the system.”

he proposed site for the USD 535 million publicly financed 41,000-seat baseball stadium for the Washington Nationals National League baseball team is shown 30 November 2005, in Washington,DC. The site is waterfront property located at South Capitol and N Streets, SE, on the Anacostia River, and is slated to begin construction in 2008. The team currently plays at RFK Stadium. (Editors Note: the site is right of the highway curve, along the water) AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read

D.C. Political Class Pays People to Take Leave

This week newly elected D.C. city council members, David Grosso and Elissa Silverman, proposed what they take to be a model of progressive legislation, a mandatory 16 week paid leave for maternity, paternity, transexual surgery, death of a parent, returning from military service, and other major life events believed to make returning to work difficult.

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Internet Governance Forum Plans New ‘Anti-Cyberviolence’ Push

The United Nations report on “cyberviolence against women and girls,” which called on national governments to censor the internet, was withdrawn for revision earlier this week following widespread criticism and mockery. But a new hashtag by the U.N-created Internet Governance Forum (IGF) designed to spread the concept even further is still scheduled for today.

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt speaks at the Conference on Internet Freedom in The Hague, on December 8, 2011. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Internet firms to avoid offering the 'tools of oppression' to authoritarian Middle East regimes trying to crush democracy protests.AFP PHOTO/POOL/J. Scott Applewhite (Photo credit should read

Billionaires Find New Ways to Support Campaigns

Billionaire Google Executive Eric Schmidt hasn’t contributed directly to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, but the savvy tech mogul as found a more meaningful way to support her efforts. Schmidt is the angel investor behind The Groundwork, a new data mining firm under contract with the Clinton campaign.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claps on stage during the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at the Verizon Wireless Center on September 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Challenger for the democratic vote Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been gaining ground on Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Clinton Exposed Name of Top CIA Source Via Unprotected Email

The title given to Michael Isikoff’s piece is “Benghazi Committee, Under Fire, Releases More Clinton Emails,” but the big news is right up front, in the first few paragraphs: Hillary Clinton carelessly exposed a top CIA human intelligence asset in Libya, in an email sent through her unsecure private mail server.



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A measuring hose for emissions inspections in diesel engines sticks in the exhaust tube of a Volkswagen (VW) Golf 2,0 TDI diesel car at a garage in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany, on October 1, 2015. Volkswagen has admitted that up to 11 million diesel cars worldwide are fitted with devices that can switch on pollution controls when they detect the car is undergoing testing. AFP PHOTO / DPA / PATRICK PLEUL +++ GERMANY OUT +++ (Photo credit should read

EPA Ozone Rule Hits Job Creators

Crafting sensible, realistic environmental regulations requires the consideration of more than simply slashing pollutants in the name of public health—a fact lost on the current EPA.

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