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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Trump Elevates Attention to Religious Freedom Abroad with Brownback Pick

President Donald Trump signaled his administration’s seriousness about promoting religious freedom principles around the world when he announced this week a prominent choice for the post of U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

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FCC Oversight in the House

Members of a key House panel this week had the opportunity to ask questions of FCC leaders on a host of current issues before the agency, including a number related to the Title II “net neutrality” debate and the aftermath of the recent broadcast spectrum auction.

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Legislation on TV Repack Funds Proposed

Last week in a hearing exploring FCC nominations, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) highlighted cost estimates indicating that broadcasters would need more than $2 billion in reimbursement for the repacking phase following up the recently completed spectrum auction.

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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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