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GOP Launches Modernization of Communications Law Using A Dry Erase Board, Markers & YouTube

By Tracie Powell House Republican leaders Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Greg Walden (R-Ore.) sat in front of a dry erase board with the hash-tag, #CommActUpdate, written in marker, to talk with former Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell (a GOP appointee) via Google Hangout about updating the 1996 Communications Act. If ever there was an oxymoron. It is also symbolic of what's wrong with Washingto ...

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The 20 Richest Members of Congress With Ties To Media & Technology

Each year CQ Roll Call publishes a list of the 50 richest members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives; and for the past two years we've reviewed the list to determine how much of these members' largess is connected to the lucrative media and technology sectors. (For context: The 10 poorest members of congress are dairy farmers, lawyers, small business owners and lifetime public servants.) From n ...

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