Vice President Renews Promise to Establish Embassy in Jerusalem

Vice President Mike Pence this week re-affirmed the commitment of the Trump administration to moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

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Senate Panel Delves into FCC Issues, House Panel to Come

Members of the Senate Commerce Committee had the opportunity this week to interact on the record with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and former Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, as well as current FCC General Counsel Brendan Carr.

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Pew Poll Shows Partisan Gap in Views on Media, Religious Organizations

Recently released polling data from Pew Research Center shows that Republicans and Democrats have strikingly different views on the benefit to society that a number of institutions...

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NRB Speaks for Internet Freedom During Title II Protest

This week a number of major tech companies and liberal activist groups participated in an online “day of action” to protest FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s steps to reverse the Obama administration’s decision to...

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ECFA Warns GuideStar on 'Hate' Labels

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) this week admonished GuideStar, the widely used charity tracker, for its temporarily halted decision to...

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Committee to Consider FCC Nominees

Next Wednesday the Senate Commerce Committee will consider the pending FCC re-appointments of Chairman Ajit Pai and former Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, as well as the new nomination of Brendan Carr...

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FCC to Further Consider Wireless Microphones

While much attention was on telephone issues at this week’s FCC Open Meeting — with particular focus on robocalls, “cramming,” and rural call completion...

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NRB Applauds Decisive Religious Freedom Victory at Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a decisive 7-2 ruling in favor of religious freedom this week. In a much anticipated decision to resolve Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, the justices did not disappoint. Writing for the court, Chief Justice John Roberts said “the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution.”

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Research Finds Charitable Giving Sensitive to Tax Code

This week a panel discussion held of Capitol Hill highlighted the importance of charitable giving for local communities and the sensitivity of such giving to changes in the tax code.

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Supreme Court to Examine Cake Artist’s Religious Freedom Claim

In addition to delivering a decisive victory for religious liberty this week in its Trinity Lutheran ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court also announced that it will review the case of a Christian cake artist...

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New FCC Nominees Put Forward

This week President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Brendan Carr to fill the open Republican seat on the Federal Communications Commission.

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Senator Sanders Unrelenting in Opposition to Nominee over Faith

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who was in serious contention to be the 2016 Democrat nominee for U.S. President, has doubled down on his belief that a nominee should be disqualified from...

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Free Speech Rulings from the Supreme Court

Even as we wait until next week for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in the religious freedom case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, the justices issued two unanimous decisions...

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Injunction Against Mississippi Religious Freedom Law Overturned

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit lifted an injunction that had been imposed on a Mississippi law crafted to shield from government discrimination those citizens...

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Supreme Court Decisions with Religious Liberty Implications

The U.S. Supreme Court this week turned heads among religious freedom advocates with action on two pending cases.

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FCC Reviewing Media Regulations

Last month, the FCC approved a public notice to begin a full-scale review of media regulations. The commission is seeking input on which rules are still useful and which ones should be considered for modification or repeal.

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