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The 3 best tweets from Obama's Twitter town hall

Senator Chambliss Says There's No Reason To Debate FISA Amendments Act; Just Pass It

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We've been covering in great detail the FISA Amendments Act, which is likely to be renewed before the end of the year. As you may recall, this was the "law" that expanded the ability of federal law enforcement to warrantlessly wiretap Americans -- and then, thanks to a secret interpretation...
Senator Chambliss Says There's No Reason To Debate FISA Amendments Act; Just Pass It

Warring Senate Factions Punt Cybersecurity Bill Until After the Election

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Today's failure in the Senate to end debate on the latest cybersecurity bill and bring it to a final vote will likely mean no action on the issue until next year. And the debate over how government agencies should share critical security information with private software and services firms has...
Warring Senate Factions Punt Cybersecurity Bill Until After the Election

Hoyer Condemns Inflammatory Behavior at Health Reform Protest - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer http://yoolink.to/6Y3

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Hoyer Condemns Inflammatory Behavior at Health Reform Protest - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer http://yoolink.to/6Y3

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

We're a go: The GOP will vote for Lieberman's Senate cybersecurity bill

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Following meetings both yesterday and today between the majority and minority parties of the Senate, Sen. Lieberman’s cybersecurity bill appears set to move forward, as both Sens. Kyl and Hutchison have agreed to back it. Their price, to move their support from the rival SECURE IT Act is that the amendment...
We're a go: The GOP will vote for Lieberman's Senate cybersecurity bill

U.S. House makes legislative data more open to the people in XML

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It was a good week for open government data in the United States Congress. On Tuesday, the Clerk of the House made House floor summaries available in bulk XML format. Yesterday, the House of Representatives announced that it will make all of its legislation available for bulk download in a...
U.S. House makes legislative data more open to the people in XML

Amazon falls short of expected revenues in Q1 2013 with $16.07B, but sees 22% increase in sales YoY

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Amazon announced its first quarter financial performance and it has $16.07 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $0.18 . It’s sales were up 22 percent from last year. Wall Street analysts had expected the online retail company to bring in $16.2 billion in revenue this quarter with $0.08...
Amazon falls short of expected revenues in Q1 2013 with $16.07B, but sees 22% increase in sales YoY

House Majority Leader Misses Mark With Facebook Initiative

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., launched the Citizen Cosponsor Project Tuesday, a Facebook-based platform he says will allow citizens to keep track of legislation currently before Congress. Log onto the site, review legislation and, if you support it, you can click "co-sponsor" and get updates on the status of...
House Majority Leader Misses Mark With Facebook Initiative

UBS: Apple's share of smartphone revenue continues to grow

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A new report from analyst firm UBS shows that while Apple is neither the largest cellphone maker nor the majority leader in phone platforms, it nonetheless dominates the entire industry in terms of revenue from phones, now taking 36 percent of all cell phone revenue (feature or smartphone) as of...
UBS: Apple's share of smartphone revenue continues to grow

How Do You Take The Vote

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Kasi asked me this last night in the comments: Fred. Now that... it is all over and done. How do you take the result? Will that be the post for tom'row? So I will take a shot at answering that question. I take the result of yesterday's election as a...
How Do You Take The Vote

As the Senate digs into cybersecurity legislation, the amendment haggling begins

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Compromise might have become a word out of fashion in the nation’s capital in the last few years, but the Senate has managed to set aside some of its differences in the last week, and appears set to get dirty with rivals and pass a cybersecurity bill. Naturally, the upper...
As the Senate digs into cybersecurity legislation, the amendment haggling begins

Cybersecurity legislation may be dead, but the Senate is still arguing over who killed it

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The stalling, bickering, almost-breakthrough, and eventual demise of cybersecurity legislation in the United States Senate was a sad thing to watch. Compromise failed, leaving the issue unresolved as the Senate went into recess. Critically, the time that the legislative body spent on cybersecurity forced an important defense bill off of its plate...
Cybersecurity legislation may be dead, but the Senate is still arguing over who killed it

Two Victories in One Week, The Internet Flash Lobby Becomes A Political Force

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Last week, two Internet regulation bills on the fast track to becoming law were stopped in less than 24 hours after tech-savvy netizens erupted in protest through social media and tech blogs. The instant and overwhelming force of the same community that overturned the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is...
Two Victories in One Week, The Internet Flash Lobby Becomes A Political Force
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Senate fails to pass last-minute cybersecurity push #thecircuit

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Cybersecurity: The Senate did not approve a last-minute attempt to pass a cybersecurity bill Wednesday with less than a supermajority of senators voting to invoke the rule of cloture. The push to get cybersecurity legislation through the Senate stalled in August, and Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) declared...
Senate fails to pass last-minute cybersecurity push #thecircuit
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