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  • House Republicans schedule hearing to counter Obama on net neutrality

    House Republicans are pushing back on President Obama's support for strict net neutrality rules, as they moved to exert pressure on the FCC via an oversight hearing on Dec. 10. On Monday, Obama said that he favors reclassifying the Internet as a Title II...
  • House Republicans Investigate FCC Over Spectrum Auction Waiver to Obama Donor

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee is asking the FCC for information on how it decided to grant a waiver to a company controlled by a donor and fund raiser to President Obama's presidential campaigns. The focus is a July 23 waiver granted to Grain...
  • Could Aereo Get Relief From Congress? Don't Bet on It

    The Supreme Court's ruling on Aereo may have done little to shift the media landscape from the status quo, but some Capitol Hill lawmakers say the decision shows the need to update copyright and communications laws for the digital age. In fact, Justice...
  • Lawmaker: GM response to ignition switch issue 'smacks of cover-up'

    Lawmaker: GM response to ignition switch issue 'smacks of cover-up'
    Lawmakers expressed skepticism over General Motors' claims that its failure to quickly recall cars with an ignition switch issue linked to more than 50 crashes and at least 13 deaths was a result of mere incompetence. During a hearing of a House...
  • GM top executives spared in internal report on safety failure

    GM top executives spared in internal report on safety failure
    General Motors Co on Thursday issued a report detailing how for 11 years it turned a blind eye to an ignition-switch problem linked to at least 13 deaths but largely pinned the blame on what the report described as incompetent lower-level employees,...
  • 'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act

    'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act
    WASHINGTON — Federal regulators twice declined to investigate faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars that led to 13 deaths — even though one official found "a pattern" of problems, according to a new congressional report. The...
  • U.S. is said to probe GM recall

     U.S. is said to probe GM recall
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into whether General Motors purposely held back information about safety defects in some of its cars that were part of a recall last month, according to people familiar with...
  • House panel to investigate GM recall of part linked to fatal crashes

    House panel to investigate GM recall of part linked to fatal crashes
    WASHINGTON -- A House committee has launched an investigation into how General Motors Corp. and federal regulators handled the recall of vehicles with a malfunctioning ignition switch that led to at least 13 traffic deaths. As part of the probe, the...
  • Are Republican factions facing irreconcilable differences?

    Are Republican factions facing irreconcilable differences?
    WASHINGTON — In a closed-door meeting on Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) listed the beliefs he said united Republicans, urging them not to "confuse tactics with principles." "The differences between us are dwarfed by the...
  • Obama promises to iron out glitches on healthcare website

    Obama promises to iron out glitches on healthcare website
    WASHINGTON — President Obama conceded Monday that technical "kinks" had bedeviled the rollout of the federal healthcare website, but said the administration had launched a "tech surge" to fix it and emphasized that the law would give uninsured...
  • Health website contractors acknowledge late changes, limited tests

    Health website contractors acknowledge late changes, limited tests
    WASHINGTON — Developers of the troubled Obamacare website confirmed Thursday that a last-minute decision requiring users to sign up before shopping for insurance caused the system to bottleneck and acknowledged they did not conduct an "end to end"...