Storms Call Attention to FM Chips

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn this week visited areas of Florida that suffered under Hurricane Irma.

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Legislation Targeting Online Human Trafficking Stirs Debate

This week the Senate Commerce Committee explored legislation that would open up a safe harbor statute long guarded by internet companies.

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Senators Move to Ensure Churches Can Receive Disaster Aid

Churches and other houses of worship have been a lifeline for many in communities affected by recent disasters, particularly the wave of hurricanes this month.

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More Key Democrat Senators Question Nominees On Faith

Two more top Democrats in the U.S. Senate have now expressed concern with nominees of President Donald Trump based on religion.

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AM Radio Revitalization on FCC Agenda

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai plans has readied another rulemaking intended to aid in the revitalization of AM radio.

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Religious Leaders Group Wants Restrictions on Speech

Last month thousands of religious leaders called on Congress to protect a law that constrains their speech.

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Net Neutrality Hearing Delayed, Attention Turns to Spectrum

Earlier this summer, House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) announced that he was inviting a number of industry leaders to...

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Poll Shows More Trust in Local than National News Outlets

A recent poll conducted by Morning Consult and POLITICO showed more public trust in local news sources than in national ones.

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Tech Executive Ponders Power Over Speech

A tech giant’s CEO this week expressed second thoughts about his actions to help mute a neo-Nazi group in the wake of the recent violence Charlottesville...

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Court Rules Against Coach On Prayer

Federal judges decided this week that a high school football coach had no right to pray on his own on the playing field after games.

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Secretary of State Unveils New Religious Freedom Report

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week announced the State Department’s newest report on the status of religious liberty around the world.

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Attention to Tech Giants on Speech

Even as other internet corporations have been in recent press headlines for actions criticized as targeting speech, Facebook this week took another turn...

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New Commissioners Take Office

Last week, after sailing through the Senate confirmation process as part of a bipartisan package of approved federal nominations, Brendan Carr and Jessica Rosenworcel were officially sworn as Commissioners at the FCC.

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Senators Call Out Twitter for ‘Glitch’

Last week two senators sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey expressing concern with reports of the social media giant blocking tweets and retweets of AT&T’s public policy blog during the recent net neutrality “Day of Action.”

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Senator Challenges ABC News on ‘Hate Group’ Accusation

Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) called out ABC News for irresponsibly parroting a “hate group” label of the controversial Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) when identifying NRB member Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).

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Facebook Head Hires Top Democrat Pollster

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg raised eyebrows in the nation’s capital this week when the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, his philanthropic organization, hired the Benenson Strategy Group for research work.

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