INTERNET FREEDOM WATCH

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Naghmeh Abedini to Address International Parliamentarians

Senior officials from around the world descended upon New York City this week as the United Nations General Assembly commenced its 70th session.

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Congress Continues Press on Planned Parenthood

Since returning to Washington last week, Members of Congress have continued their investigation into the horrors about Planned Parenthood revealed in a series of undercover videos.

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Vote to Link Sanctions to Israel, Prisoners Fails

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) put forward legislation this week that would have prevented the Obama Administration from lifting economic sanctions on Iran unless that regime first recognized the nation of Israel and released the American citizens, including Pastor Saeed Abedini, that it has unjustly imprisoned.

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Iran at Center Stage as Congress Returns

As other battles loom on the horizon, including an ongoing government appropriations stand-off and the investigation into Planned Parenthood, this week the Obama Administration’s nuclear...

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New Memorial to Heroes of 9-11

As the nation pauses today to remember the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, a powerful new memorial is now open.

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Commissioner Notes Lack of Broadband Investment

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai this week noted that investment in broadband infrastructure is down in 2015, and he pointed to the FCC’s net neutrality order as a significant culprit.

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Support Grows for Legislation Against Performance Tax

The number of Members of Congress on record against a performance tax continues to grow. With the recent additions of...

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Net Neutrality Court Battle Advances

The legal battle to halt the FCC’s most recent “Open Internet” order advanced in recent weeks with the filing of briefs before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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Committee Expands Planned Parenthood Investigation

Leaders of the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee recently announced an expansion of their investigation spurred by undercover videos that show key Planned Parenthood officials describing and negotiating the sale of aborted babies’ body parts.

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Key Senator Expresses Concern with Supreme Court

Reflecting on the most recent Supreme Court term, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) this week said that the Court had a “very liberal bent this last term” and “more worrisome...

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LPTV Highlighted at House Hearing

In a hearing featuring FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, low power television (LPTV) received significant attention, particularly from Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)...

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Poll Explores Sentiment on Race Relations

A recent New York Times/CBS News poll showed that Americans generally have a negative impression of the state of race relations, noteworthy after tragedies around the nation, including at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Pro-Life Ministries Need Not Apply?

Earlier this year the fight against human trafficking, rightly an effort that crosses partisan lines, was drawn into a battle over the federal funding of abortion in Congress.

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Justice Alito Gives Insight into the Supreme Court

In a lengthy interview with Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito provided insight into the high court’s procedures, commentary on recent cases, and some thoughts on baseball.

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Senate Funders Take Aim at Agencies

Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee this week advanced legislation with provisions to restrict several agencies, particularly the FCC and the IRS.

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