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    Next, to the House...

    Senate votes to save net neutrality rules
    http://thehill.com/policy/technology...utrality-rules
    The Senate on Wednesday voted to reinstate the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) net neutrality rules, passing a bill that has little chance of advancing in the House but offers net neutrality supporters and Democrats a political rallying point for the midterm elections.

    Democrats were able to force Wednesday’s vote using an obscure legislative tool known as the Congressional Review Act (CRA). CRA bills allow Congress, with a majority vote in each chamber and the president's signature, to overturn recent agency moves.

    Three Republicans — Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and John Kennedy (La.) — joined the 49 Senate Democrats to pass the bill 52-47.

    They argue that without the net neutrality regulations, which require internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally, companies such as Verizon and Comcast will be free to discriminate against certain content or boost their partner websites.

    And despite the odds against the bill, Democrats see tremendous upside in the potential to use it as a campaign issue.

    "A key question for anyone on the campaign trail in 2018 will now be, 'Do you support net neutrality?'" Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who introduced the bill, said in a press conference after the vote.

    Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai blasted Democrats for their "scare tactics" and said that his proposal is meant to correct the Obama FCC's regulatory overreach.

    “It’s disappointing that Senate Democrats forced this resolution through by a narrow margin," Pai said in a statement. "But ultimately, I'm confident that their effort to reinstate heavy-handed government regulation of the Internet will fail.”

    The bill will have a much harder time in the House, where Democrats would need 25 Republicans to cross the aisle and join a discharge petition in order to bring it up for a vote....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Next, to the House...

    Senate votes to save net neutrality rules
    http://thehill.com/policy/technology...utrality-rules
    This must end in a veto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    This must end in a veto!

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    It's going to the House next. The Senate seems to be breaking out against Trump this week. McConnell was able to force his CFR brother-in-law, Gordon Hartogensis, on Trump. The Senate Intelligence Committe has just decided that the Russians WERE involved in the 2016 election (even though EVERY fact screams that they were not colluding with Trump). And now, trashing the FCC ruling.

    So, why does the Senate suddenly feel that it can screw over Trump with impunity? Has Trump lost the battle?

    Could it be that the porn star crap has finally worn him down?

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    Oh, and Melania has been in this hospital for several days over a "kidney" problem. Poison? Did the Deep State finally get through Trump's security? Could that explain what is happening?
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    It's more of a referendum against Pai, who's been around forever.

    The soetoro administration called him 'the Manchurian Candidate' not long after he was confirmed as a token Republican on barry's FCC board.

    I wouldn't worry about it. -Just forces Pai back into barnstorm-mode, which he's used to.

    And Elspeth, you probably forgot that Pai was a top aide to McConnell and Sessions, so it isn't really an anti-President thing. I think Senators don't understand telecommunications-regulating. Before the internet it was logical to speculate that if you couldn't afford to get on the internet, you shouldn't get it for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac shark View Post
    It's more of a referendum against Pai, who's been around forever.

    The soetoro administration called him 'the Manchurian Candidate' not long after he was confirmed as a token Republican on barry's FCC board.

    I wouldn't worry about it. -Just forces Pai back into barnstorm-mode, which he's used to.

    And Elspeth, you probably forgot that Pai was a top aide to McConnell and Sessions, so it isn't really an anti-President thing. I think Senators don't understand telecommunications-regulating. Before the internet it was logical to speculate that if you couldn't afford to get on the internet, you shouldn't get it for free.
    I hope you're right. I just see the Senate flexing its muscles--at a time when they should be cowering, with the FBI admitting they spied on Trump (and how) and the IG's report soon to come out. And yet, they are reversing Pai, supporting a long debunked Russia narrative, and McConnell has forced Trump to take his swampy brother in law into the Cabinet. Something's playing out poorly here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    I hope you're right. I just see the Senate flexing its muscles--at a time when they should be cowering, with the FBI admitting they spied on Trump (and how) and the IG's report soon to come out. And yet, they are reversing Pai, supporting a long debunked Russia narrative, and McConnell has forced Trump to take his swampy brother in law into the Cabinet. Something's playing out poorly here.
    The clue was in the vote-timing... I'm not sure how to decipher it. 15-minutes... a couple dozen YES's immediately... some NO's came after... another block of YES's... NO's slowly accumulating... it became 49-Yes, 45-no... then the final tally with a few seconds to spare. Who was conferencing about what and why, we probably won't care to delve-into.

    Boom. It's Ryan's baby now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac shark View Post
    The clue was in the vote-timing... I'm not sure how to decipher it. 15-minutes... a couple dozen YES's immediately... some NO's came after... another block of YES's... NO's slowly accumulating... it became 49-Yes, 45-no... then the final tally with a few seconds to spare. Who was conferencing about what and why, we probably won't care to delve-into.

    Boom. It's Ryan's baby now.
    Hmm.....
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    The only positive potential to Net Neutrality would be that it could be sued to force Google and Facebook to treat conservatives more fairly. YouTube definitely needs to have its liberal bias reigned in.
    Liberals! The real fascists.
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