First Amendment Defense Act Gets House Hearing

Last year, as the U.S. Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments in the Last year, as the U.S. Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments in the Obergefell v. Hodges case that would lead to a judicial fiat re-defining marriage in the United States...

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FCC in the House This Week

The Communications & Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee this week hosted all five FCC Commissioners in an oversight hearing.

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BBG Leader Detained and Re-Buffed in Moscow

Just a week after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a sweeping law that will place major restrictions on religious activity, particularly evangelism, in Russia, another incident is now raising eyebrows about that nation’s trajectory.

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House Passes Bill to Protect Conscience Rights on Abortion

This week the House of Representatives voted to approve the Conscience Protection Act, a bill aimed at protecting healthcare workers and entities from being forced into providing abortions.

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New Russian Law Punishes Evangelism

Despite pleas from religious organizations, business leaders, and human rights activists, Russian President Vladimir Putin this week signed legislation that includes heavy-handed requirements for speech on electronic media and restrictions on religious freedom.

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More Questions for Obama Administration on Internet Hand-Off

While the Obama administration has signaled it is ready to hand over the keys to the internet’s basic domain name structure, last week two powerful Members of Congress described in detail why they do not think the current transition plan is ready for action.

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YouTube Censors Video on Jihad

A three-minute video criticizing the Muslim Brotherhood, jihad, and Sharia law was removed by YouTube on July 5 for “hate speech,” The Washington Times reported July 6.

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Facebook Executive Announces New Training to Stop Bias

Speaking this week at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said that the tech giant is now incorporating...

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Bill Attacking RFRA Gaining Steam

A bill introduced last month that would undermine the broad, long-standing, and bipartisan Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) gained two more cosponsors in the House of Representatives this week.

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Executive Branch Questioned on Legality of Internet Transfer Work

Earlier this month, the Obama administration signaled support for a plan to relinquish U.S. oversight authority over the internet’s basic domain name structure.

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House Announces Plan to Combat Executive Overreach

House Republican leaders this week announced a new roadmap to reinforce the U.S. Constitution’s design for a proper separation of powers in the federal government.

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Obama Administration Wins Round on Net Neutrality

The FCC’s controversial net neutrality rule won an important round in federal court this week; however, the legal battle is not over. By a 2-1 margin, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeal...

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House Moves Donor Privacy Legislation

Much media attention this week was on a House panel’s party-line vote to advance a resolution that would censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

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NRB Supports Internet Freedom Legislation

This week the Obama Administration signaled its support for a plan to relinquish U.S. oversight authority over the internet’s basic domain name structure.

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Event Highlights Persecution in Nigeria

This week the Heritage Foundation held an event drawing attention to the dangerous crisis in Nigeria where Christians have faced brutal persecution.

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Librarian of Congress Nomination Advances

The nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to be the next Librarian of Congress sailed through the Senate Rules and Administration Committee this week.

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