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John D. Rockefeller IV

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  • Obama in the dark on healthcare.gov

    Watching President Obama's press conference Thursday, I almost started humming the old ditty the "Farmer in the Dell" because all I could think was: "The cheese stands alone." The president did his level best to explain that he was as in the dark as...
  • Sen. Rockefeller asks FCC to delay backing deals between TV stations

    Sen. Rockefeller asks FCC to delay backing deals between TV stations
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce Committee, wants the Federal Communications Commission to hold off on approving any big television deals until a report on consolidation in the broadcasting industry is released. A...
  • Sen. Feinstein: New York train crash shows safety goals must be met

    WASHINGTON – After New York’s deadly train derailment, Congress should hold firm to a 2015 deadline for railroads to install systems that will automatically slow down or stop trains if engineers exceed speed limits or are on a collision course...
  • A Year After Newtown Shootings, Hollywood Resists Scrutiny of Media Violence

    When President Obama spoke on the campus of DreamWorks Animation last month, his only note of admonishment to Hollywood came when he mentioned gun violence, in which he said that "we have got to make sure we are not glorifying it." He mentioned that in...
  • PASSINGS: Berthold Beitz, William Warren Scranton, Peter M. Flanigan

    Berthold Beitz Industrialist honored for saving Jews during WWII Berthold Beitz, 99, who was honored for saving hundreds of Jews in occupied Poland during World War II and became one of postwar West Germany's leading industrialists, died Tuesday....
  • Olympia Snowe: This is no way to run a country

    Olympia Snowe: This is no way to run a country
    This is the first year in more than four decades that I haven't been in the legislative branch of government. During that span, I've witnessed government's greatest potential as well as its calamitous capacity for dysfunction. Unfortunately, the latter is...
  • Government shutdown hits fishermen, farmers, physicists

    WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby. With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...
  • Swing-seat Republicans more likely to support debt deal

    WASHINGTON -- John A. Boehner has found his options limited during his three years as House speaker by an informal rule for Republicans that dictates he move only legislation that has the approval of a majority of support among his own membership....
  • Who Is the Mole at Rupert Murdoch's London Sun? (EXCLUSIVE)

    Who leaked the Rupert Murdoch tape? News U.K. management would like to know, said Exaro News editor in chief Mark Watts, and it has launched what he calls a "mole hunt" for the London Sun staffer who gave the investigative news website access to a...
  • TV and Movie Biz Support Rockefeller Plan to Study Violent Content

    The cable, movie and broadcast lobbies are throwing their support behind Senate Commerce Committee chairman Jay Rockefeller's proposal for a comprehensive study of videogame and video violence, introduced in the wake of the Newtown massacre in December....
  • Tom Wheeler Gains Senate Committee Approval for FCC Chair

    The Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of Tom Wheeler as the next chairman of the FCC, although questions remain as to how quickly his selection will gain a floor vote. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.), chairman of the Commerce...