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

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’ […]

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Comcast plans to acquire Time Warner Cable for $44 billion; FCC and DOJ should veto deal

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, […]

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U.S. Senate breaks Ted Cruz’s filibuster, joins House in voting to pay nation’s bills into 2015

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 upset […]