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John Conyers, Jr.

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  • Washington lawmaker looking for answers on privacy from Google, Facebook [Updated]

     
    Washington lawmakers are still snooping on the privacy practices of two of Silicon Valley’s hottest companies. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Friday asked Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. to cooperate with inquiries into privacy practices...
  • Witness list for Los Angeles Comcast - NBC Universal hearing shaping up

     
    The witness list for the House Judiciary Committee's hearing to be held Monday here in Los Angeles about the Comcast - NBC Universal deal is likely to include a mix of industry executives and academics, many of whom will raise......
  • Magic Johnson drives to the hoop in support of Comcast and NBC marriage

     
    The Lakers aren't the only team Earvin "Magic" Johnson is rooting for. The former basketball star is also throwing his weight behind cable powerhouse Comcast's proposed $30-billion deal to take control of General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal. In a letter....
  • Sparks and accusations fly at Comcast - NBC Judiciary Committee hearing

     
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) implied that Comcast Corp. wanted to buy her support of the cable giant's proposed $30-billion takeover of NBC Universal. At a field hearing about the deal held Monday by the House Judiciary Committee at the California......
  • Google Street View vehicles’ data collection gets scrutiny from Michigan

     
    Michigan Atty. Gen. Mike Cox said Thursday that he has requested information from Google about the personal information it may have inadvertently collected from unsecured wireless networks in that state while operating its Street View vehicles....
  • Ted Deutch gets committee assignments

     
    Two plum committee spots went to U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, who was elected last month in a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler in the Broward-Palm Beach County 19th Congressional District. Deutch, a lawyer, will......
  • Conyers calls on US to probe Muslims' complaints

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Conyers says he's calling on two federal departments to investigate complaints by U.S. Arabs and Muslims of being harassed by agents after returning to Michigan from Canada. The top Democrat on the House Judiciary...
  • When will Obama go 'gangster'?

    Leave it to the famously politically incorrect Bill Maher to get to the heart of what's bugging President Barack Obama's supporters these days: "I thought when we elected the first black president," the host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" told CNN'...
  • Cut a cabinet department? You must be joking

    Cut a cabinet department? You must be joking
    "Laws were most numerous when the state was most corrupt." — Tacitus, The Annals III.27 Texas Gov. Rick Perry came in for much ridicule for his televised failure to remember which three federal agencies he has pledged to eliminate if elected...
  • Bartlett, colleagues, sue Obama over Libya

    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday in filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama over U.S. involvement in Libya, alleging that the White House overstepped its constitutional authority when it launched the...
  • Sharpton to protest Mich. emergency takeover law

    SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton, U.S. Rep. John Conyers and others say they plan a demonstration outside Gov. Rick Snyder's gated community to protest what they say is a racially biased law that makes it easier for Michigan to...