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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Indian Leader Speaks to Congress

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to a joint session of Congress this week amid a warming U.S.-Indian economic and defense relationship.

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More Religious Freedom Fights in House This Week

Last week’s religious liberty battles that began on military and veterans legislation spilled over onto another bill on the floor of the House of Representatives this week.

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Internet Authority Handover Debate Grows

Following a hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) this week led a group of his fellow committee members in calling for the Obama administration to delay...

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Nonprofit Leaders Call for Oversight on Donor Privacy Laws

More than 100 nonprofit and conservative leaders, including Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, recently asked for action in defense of donor privacy.

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Study Shows Power of Social Media for News

In case anyone doubted the significance of allegations that Facebook employees were manipulating the social media giant’s “Trending News” feed, a Pew Research study this week revealed...

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Debate Over Internet Authority Transition Appears Poised to Heat Up

While much press attention this week was rightly centered on the ongoing fallout from Facebook censorship allegations and the company’s efforts to rebuild public trust...

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Religious Liberty Battles in House on Military and Veterans Legislation

Religious liberty was on the battlefield in the U.S. House of Representatives this week during consideration of two annual bills...

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House Approves International Religious Freedom Legislation

While debates were intense related to domestic religious liberty, the U.S. House of Representatives thankfully acted in a bipartisan fashion this week to strengthen America’s international religious freedom efforts.

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Justices Give Obama Administration a Mulligan in Little Sisters Case

While the U.S. Supreme Court did not issue a landmark Hobby Lobby-like victory for religious freedom this week, it did perhaps the next best thing for the Little Sisters of the Poor and fellow religious nonprofits threatened by the heavy hand of the executive branch.

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Questions Arise on Facebook Trending News Tampering

While it may not surprise NRB members who have been alerted to instances of online censorship in recent years, this problem garnered significant attention this week when...

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ACLU Seeking Overturn of Mississippi Religious Freedom Law

Last month, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signed into law the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act (HB 1523), which prevents that state government from...

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