House Report Hits FCC on FOIA

A report released this week by the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee was not complimentary of the FCC.

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March for Life Next Week

Next Friday, thousands will meet at the Washington Monument to rally in celebration of the sanctity of life.

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FRC Hosts Religious Freedom Simulcast Tomorrow

Tomorrow, January 16, is the 230th anniversary of the enactment of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, a forerunner to the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.

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Twitter Moves Into New Year With Revised Speech Rules

Shortly before the end of 2015, Twitter announced a revision to its user code of conduct. In a blog post last Wednesday, Megan Cristina, Twitter’s Director of Trust & Safety, announced...

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House Advances Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

The House of Representatives this week successfully advanced a bill that would in large part pull government funds away from abortion providers like Planned Parenthood...

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Targeted Pharmacists Appeal to Supreme Court

Pharmacists under fire from the State of Washington for refusing to dispense abortion drugs appealed their case to the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

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IRS Withdraws Proposal for Donor Social Security Numbers

The IRS has backed away from a controversial proposal by which 501(c)(3) organizations could send the agency Social Security numbers and other personal information about donors...

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Major Bills Emerge From End-of-Year Negotiation

After weeks of negotiation, the text of a massive $1.15 trillion omnibus appropriations bill was released for public inspection in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

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Christmas Comes to Washington

Even as end-of-year debates on government funding, tax provisions, and other contentious issues grind toward resolution, signs of Christmas are in the nation’s capital.

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New Royalty Rates Set

The Copyright Royalty Board this week announced new music webcasting royalty rates for the next five years.

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New Poll on Violence and Video Games

A survey released this week by Pew Research Center in Washington, DC found that 40 percent of Americans believe that “people who play violent video games are more likely to be violent themselves.”

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Call for Recognition of Genocide Against Christians in Iraq and Syria

A growing chorus is calling on the Obama Administration to recognize the barbaric attacks of ISIS against Christians as acts of genocide.

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Concern Over IRS Proposal for Donor Social Security Numbers

A proposal out of the IRS has set off alarm bells for many in the charitable sector. In a proposed rulemaking on “Substantiation Requirement for Certain Contributions,”

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Internet Tax Ban Poised for Permanency

A permanent extension of a federal ban on taxing Internet access appears poised to become law. In a broader trade bill expected to pass both chambers of Congress...

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Washington Stops to Honor Freedom from Slavery

President Obama and Members of Congress paused this week to honor the 150th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States.

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Visit from Vicar of Baghdad

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, was pleased this week to welcome the Reverend Canon Dr. Andrew White, Emeritus Vicar of St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad...

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