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Cannabis Possession Now Legal In DC: Pot Ban Lifted In Nation's Capitol In a surprise move, DC lawmakers moved ahead with passing legislation to make marijuana legal -- despite sanctions from Congress. The new initiative makes cannabis legal to possess without breaking municipal laws.

2 days ago, 9:13am CST

Republican Representatives Call For Food Stamp Purchase Transparency

Republican Representatives Call For Food Stamp Purchase Transparency Currently, almost 47 million people receive food stamp, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), in the U.S. Montana Representative Tom Burnett and Pennsylvania's Tom Marino are looking to demand more food purchasing transparency in national benefit user data.

Jan 31 2015, 3:24pm CST

US Congress and Everest Expedition United By Toilets on World Water Day

US Congress and Everest Expedition United By Toilets on World Water Day If you’re reading this, chances are very good that you’re not all that worried about having regular access to a clean, safe toilet. (You may even be sitting on one while you’re reading this.) More than 2.5 billion...

Mar 22 2014, 1:53pm CDT

Phone Unlocking To Receive A Vote Today

Phone Unlocking To Receive A Vote Today This evening the House of Representatives is expected to vote upon phone unlocking legislation (H.R. 1123). Unfortunately, while we have worked on this issue for over a year, we have more games and shenanigans by...

Feb 25 2014, 10:51am CST

Congress Versus America

Congress Versus America Just a week ago, there seemed to be some very good news for entrepreneurs and the economy: Democrats and Republicans in Congress looked like they might be moving toward a consensus on immigration and it promised to be a...

Feb 12 2014, 6:48pm CST

Congress To Vote On Phone Unlocking

Congress To Vote On Phone Unlocking The House Majority Leader, Eric Canter, has announced that the House will vote on the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act (H.R. 1123), during the week of February 24, 2014. Leader Canter has...

Feb 12 2014, 3:26pm CST

Sandra Fluke Confirms Candidacy for CA State Senate

Sandra Fluke Confirms Candidacy for CA State Senate Sandra Fluke wants to run for Congress. The women's rights activist has filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to seek endorsement of the California state Democratic Party.

Feb 5 2014, 8:16am CST

Twitter Joins the List of Social Media Used For Prostitution

Twitter Joins the List of Social Media Used For Prostitution “Twitter, the favorite social media powerhouse, has become a tool of escorts and prostitutes, a months-long investigation by The Street reveals.” That’s certainly a catchy lede. And The Street’s finding that “at least...

Jan 31 2014, 2:25am CST

State Of The Union Address Power Grab? Is Congress Powerless against the Federal

State Of The Union Address Power Grab? Is Congress Powerless against the Federal Government Obama and his handlers spent months signaling that the president intends to use his “pen” and his “phone” to implement a “Year of Action,” and that if Congress doesn’t like it, it can pucker up for his derrière. One...

Jan 28 2014, 5:10pm CST

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Court Prods FCC In Unexpected Direction In Last Week's Verizon Ruling By Andy Oram A court ruling this past Tuesday on FCC “network neutrality” regulation closes and opens a few paths in a three-way chess game that has been going on for years between the US District Court of Appeals, the...

Jan 19 2014, 7:31am CST

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Officials: Obama likely to OK phone record changes AP sources: Obama expected to back changes to NSA surveillance with Congress handling details WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to endorse changes to the way the government collects...

Jan 15 2014, 2:41am CST

Can A Wisconsin Senator And A Superstar Lawyer Prevent Members Of Congress From Gaining Subsidized Health Insurance Under Obamacare?

Can A Wisconsin Senator And A Superstar Lawyer Prevent Members Of Congress From Gaining Subsidized Health Insurance Under Obamacare? This week, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R.) filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing members of Congress, and their staffers, from receiving subsidized health insurance through Obamacare’s exchanges. “Americans are...

Jan 10 2014, 1:41am CST

Report To Congress: IRS Is Increasingly Unable To Meet Taxpayer Needs

Report To Congress: IRS Is Increasingly Unable To Meet Taxpayer Needs When Congress threatened “right-sized” budget cuts for the Internal Revenue Service last July, it was a clear swipe at the agency which had been under fire following a number of scandals. House Appropriations Chairman...

Jan 9 2014, 10:56pm CST

Is Sacramento The World's Capital of Internet Privacy Regulation?

Is Sacramento The World's Capital of Internet Privacy Regulation? It’s only two hours between Sacramento, California’s state capitol, and the Silicon Valley, the world’s technology capital, but when it comes to regulating the Internet, philosophically they are worlds apart. The two...

Jan 6 2014, 11:16am CST

Calling America's New Digital Policy Pioneers

Calling America's New Digital Policy Pioneers Next week, as part of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I’ll be speaking on a panel discussing the future of Internet-based telephony, or what is referred to in Washington as the “IP Transition.” As I’ve...

Jan 3 2014, 5:26am CST

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TheTaxVox 2013 Lump Of Coal Award: Wait 'Til Next Year Edition Tax Vox proudly announces its seventh annual Lump of Coal Award for the worst tax and fiscal policies of 2013. The year was a curious mix of really bad ideas and dithering. After all, Congress’s finest moment may have...

Dec 23 2013, 8:46am CST

Unions Get Big ObamaCare Christmas Present As Other Self-Insured Groups Get Scrooged

Unions Get Big ObamaCare Christmas Present As Other Self-Insured Groups Get Scrooged As a presumed constitutional scholar, Barack Obama should know that while a president has authority to check the Legislative Branch by recommending legislation to be passed by Congress, or through presidential veto, he...

Dec 22 2013, 9:21am CST

Plastic Gun Ban Extended

Plastic Gun Ban Extended The US government has extended a ban on 3D plastic guns since they might end up in the wrong hands. The introduction of 3D printers has made the manufacture of plastic guns a reality and hence the law has to step in to restore some order.

Dec 4 2013, 3:11am CST

Apple CEO Supports US Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Apple CEO Supports US Employment Non-Discrimination Act Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote an op-ed to show his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. He also urges Congress to pass this bill with this op-ed that reflected his approval of this law against prejudice in the workplace.

Nov 4 2013, 3:45am CST

Apple CEO Tim Cook to suggest Corporate Tax Overhaul

Apple CEO Tim Cook to suggest Corporate Tax Overhaul The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook has taken the side of lawmakers who want a new tax bill. He plans to introduce a corporate tax overhaul that will change the existing tax laws. The purpose of the whole exercise is job creation at home.

May 17 2013, 4:30am CDT

Lawmakers Objects Google Glass Privacy

Congress Objects Google Glass Privacy Policy The expected release of Google Glasses has come up against a hitch. The law as well as lawmakers are not exactly happy with the implications of this piece of latest technology. Issues having to do with privacy and security are at stake.

May 17 2013, 3:04am CDT

Macworld Mobile comes to Mobile World Congress 2011

Macworld Mobile comes to Mobile World Congress 2011 The 2011 GSMA Mobile World Congress will feature the Macworld Mobile 2011

Sep 7 2010, 1:55pm CDT

Library of Congress: Jailbreaking is Legal

Library of Congress: Jailbreaking is Legal Congratulations, hackers! You are no longer breaking the law when you jailbreak your mobile device. Yahoo News reports that it is now legal to jailbreak your iPhone or other mobile device. The Library of Congress has...

Jul 26 2010, 5:30pm CDT

Congress Makes Number Spoofing Illegal

Congress Makes Number Spoofing Illegal Don't go making phony-calls! Please, stick to the seven digit numbers you are used to. Yes that was a quote from a Weird Al song, and yes it is topical. The U.S. Congress has just passed a most unfortunate law that bans...

Apr 15 2010, 11:30am CDT

Congress Passes Cash for Clunkers

Congress Passes Cash for Clunkers Congress has passed the Automotive Stimulus bill "Cash for Clunkers" and is a plan aimed at stimulating car purchases in America. The program provides $4,500 in credit to owners who trade in a current car for a more...

Jun 22 2009, 10:00am CDT