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  • AT&T and DirecTV argue merger will benefit customers in FCC filing

    AT&T and DirecTV argue merger will benefit customers in FCC filing
    By teaming up, AT&T and DirecTV will be a strong competitor to cable giant Comcast Corp. and other pay-TV providers, which will benefit consumers, the two companies told the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday. "The combination of AT&T and...
  • Patent trolls win a huge victory in Congress; consumers lose

    A couple of weeks ago, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), killed a major piece of patent reform legislation, presumably for the year. The tech community is still shaking in dismay, and you should too. The measure, known as the...
  • James Risen case: The Supreme Court stiffs the press -- or maybe not

    This week the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of James Risen, a New York Times reporter who has been fighting a subpoena seeking to require him to testify at the upcoming trial of a former CIA agent. Bad news for freedom of the press, right?...
  • FBI's Comey says cybercrime a top priority after China attacks

    James B. Comey, the new FBI director, was visiting the bureau's field office in Indiana recently and was struck by how the invention of the automobile gave old-time Midwest bank robbers like John Dillinger a faster getaway. Today, Comey's FBI is more...
  • 'The Second Amendment' is a smart history of guns and the U.S.

    'The Second Amendment' is a smart history of guns and the U.S.
    The 2nd Amendment is just 27 words long: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." But in that single, awkwardly constructed sentence, Michael...
  • A bill to ban paid prioritization by ISPs makes sense, has no chance

    A bill to ban paid prioritization by ISPs makes sense, has no chance
    Joined by four other Democrats active on tech issues, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, unveiled legislation Tuesday that charts a sensible, middle-ground path on net neutrality. Naturally, it has no chance of...
  • Revive the Free Flow of Information Act

    Revive the Free Flow of Information Act
    Last year the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill affording some protection for reporters' confidential sources, similar to the protection that is already provided by the vast majority of states, including California. But the bill — known...
  • Senators spar over the need for new voting rights legislation

    Republicans and Democrats in the Senate argued bitterly Wednesday about the need for a new law to protect the voting rights of minorities. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on proposed legislation to resuscitate a critical provision of the...
  • AT&T deal for DirecTV driven by desire to pare programming costs

     AT&T deal for DirecTV driven by desire to pare programming costs
    For anyone wondering what's driving AT&T Inc.'s nearly $50-billion deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, look no further than a new report issued by the Federal Communications Commission on cable TV rates. The FCC report noted DirecTV is often able...
  • Obama court nominee faces tough questions from Senate Democrats

    President Obama's controversial pick for a federal judgeship in Georgia told senators that votes he cast as a state legislator would not be "indicative" of how he would decide cases, as he sought to win over Democrats skeptical of his record on civil...
  • White House's late changes to NSA spying bill shake support

    White House's late changes to NSA spying bill shake support
    Carefully crafted legislation that would end the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records is under fire after the White House requested last-minute changes that critics say would water down its protections. A year after Americans learned...
  • Jill Abramson and Hillary Clinton: treading on gender turf again

    Much of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign was a disaster. The candidate was often stilted and imperial, finding her voice only when there was no chance she would win. Jill Abramson’s tenure as executive editor at the New...