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Daily Archives: February 12th, 2014

Latest spat between Republicans in the Washington State Senate proves Rodney Tom’s “majority coalition” is a fiction

Excerpt: In the wake of the Washington State Senate’s speedy vote in favor of an improved version of the DREAM Act, several of the more uncompromising members of the Republican Caucus have decided to declare their independence from Rodney Tom’s so-called “Majority Coalition Caucus” by having their names scrubbed from the MCC’s website, the Seattle Times’ […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Comcast plans to acquire Time Warner Cable for $44 billion; FCC and DOJ should veto deal

Excerpt: Media and telecommunications conglomerate Comcast, the nation’s largest provider of cable television and the owner of NBC Universal, has just announced it has agreed to acquire the nation’s second largest cable television provider, Time Warner Cable, in a $44 billion plus all-stock megadeal. Bloomberg reports: Comcast is paying about $159 a share in the transaction, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Media & Culture
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U.S. Senate breaks Ted Cruz’s filibuster, joins House in voting to pay nation’s bills into 2015

Excerpt: Well, that was fast. Less than a day after the United States House of Representatives voted to give the Department of the Treasury the authority to continue paying the nation’s bills into March 2015, the Senate followed suit, in the process breaking a filibuster staged by Tea Party darling Ted Cruz of Texas, who is […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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