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  • McCain Introduces Cable, Satellite A La Carte Legislation

    Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) on Thursday unveiled legislation that would upend the cable and satellite business, forcing them to let customers pick-and-choose which channels they would like to get rather than take programming in bundles. "The video...
  • FCC's Genachowski pushes putting TV political ad costs online

     
    FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski pushed reform of political advertising disclosure rules at NAB convention....
  • Top TV lobbyist warns telecom industry 'wants us out of the game'

     
    National Association of Broadcasters president Gordon Smith tells industry not to rest on its laurels...
  • FCC Chairman Genachowski and top lobbyist for broadcasters clash over need for a spectrum auction

     
    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and the top lobbyist for broadcasters disagreed over the need for a spectrum auction during back-to-back speeches at the National Assn. of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, a gathering that...
  • Fox and CBS rejoin TV industry's DC lobbying group

     
    News Corp.'s Fox and CBS have rejoined the National Association of Broadcasters, the television industry's key Washington lobbying organization. This will be a big shot in the arm to the bottom line of the NAB. Fox and CBS rejoining will......
  • The GOP knows you don't like anchovies

    FOUR DAYS before this month's special election in San Diego County to replace imprisoned former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, Republican strategists back in Washington were worried. In addition to voter discontent with GOP leadership and the looming...
  • Video: Is it OK to use your kid in an ad?

     
    The ad below is being aired in an Oregon Senate race, where Democrat Jeff Merkley is getting ready to run against Republican incumbent Gordon Smith. It's probably not the first time a politician has used his kid this way, but......
  • Stevens woes = 60 votes for Dems?

     
    by Frank James The federal indictment of Sen. Ted Stevens certainly is buoying Democratic hopes that they could pick up enough Senate seats to get to the magical 60 votes, enough for a veto-proof majority. It would be the......
  • Obama, the new Reagan?

     
    By Paul West Every so often, luck and circumstance give birth to an accidental congressman or senator, a politician who lands in Washington mainly by being in the right place at the right time. Once in a very long while,......
  • Will Dems get a brake-free Senate?

     
    by Frank James One of the biggest question marks right now about what will happen on Election Day is whether Democrats will gain a filibuster-proof Senate by reaching 60 votes. The filibuster, of course, is the way that the Senate......
  • Congressional power within Dems' grasp

     
    by James Oliphant Congressional Democrats appear close to having something they haven't known for a long time: power. After being marginalized by the Bush administration and stymied by a cohesive Republican minority, Democrats on the Hill look poised to...