WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on legislation next week that is aimed at curbing online piracy, but critics say that it is overly broad and could lead to censorship of legitimate online speech. And according to a MapLight, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics, entertainment interest groups that support the proposed legislation have donated more than 7 times as much to Senate members as internet interest groups that oppose the bill.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Jersey Congressman Steve Rothman, a Democrat representing the state’s 9th Congressional District, declared his opposition to the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act on a day when major websites, such as Wikipedia and Google, went dark or placed a message on their home page protesting the pending legislation.
Mitt Romney, who made millions buying and selling companies for a private equity firm, pays an effective tax rate that is lower than a family earning less than $70,000.
A billionaire Wyoming investor has pledged to give up to a half-million dollars in matching funds to an outside spending group that supports Pennsylvania Republican Rick Santorum.
STATE – The Coffee Party, a non-partisan democracy movement to fight corruption and restore self-governance to the people, is calling on Americans to “Occupy the Courts” in protest of the Citizens United ruling that allows corporations to engage in virtually unrestricted spending to influence elections.
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CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Far from home, a group of American civilians oversee and maintain a wide range of equipment, from phones to Play Stations, in the middle of a sand-strewn Kuwaiti desert to better the lives and improve the morale of soldiers.
The fatal police shooting earlier this month of a Texas middle school student clutching a BB gun — the latest in a series of incidents involving imitation firearms — spotlights how localities and states have struggled to identify and control both look-alike toys and guns that fire something other than bullets.