What’s he got to say? Kemper Project manager remains muzzled

Yaël Ossowski is a national investigative reporter for Watchdog.org. Contact him at yael@watchdog.org and on Twitter @YaelOss. Follow his written and video exploits as he defies international borders and keeps his pen busy on Yael.ca.

Watchdog Podcast: Behind the Headlines (Ep. 08)

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  National, News, Podcast, Podcasts, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

BehindTheHeadlines-08

By Eric Boehm and Yael Ossowski | Watchdog.org
This is Behind the Headlines, Watchdog.org’s podcast that takes a deeper look at the political news being uncovered by our Watchdog reporters.
You might have heard the news, but if you haven’t gone behind the headlines, you don’t know what you might be missing.
In this week’s episode: We’ve all […]

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Top GOP contenders seek to change nation’s tune on immigration

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

FILIBUSTER MASTER: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., talked for more than 12 hours about the use of drones by the United States government. Today, the Internet is keeping the conversation going.

In the wake of a Texas judge’s decision to halt President Obama’s temporary amnesty for illegal immigrants, derided by most House and Senate Republicans, a quartet of top GOP leaders are bringing fresh perspective to the idea of positive immigration reform within their party and, if their chances bode well, into the next presidency.

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It’s here: FCC adopts net neutrality, first significant Internet regulation

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

AP file photo

Watched by leagues of passionate activists on both sides, the Federal Communications Commission today passed its first significant Internet regulation by reclassifying it as a Title II public utility, known as net neutrality.

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Has the tide turned against the FCC’s plan for regulating the Internet?

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

Source: Twitter

Whether the public knows it or not, the Internet is set to face its biggest transformation yet when the Federal Communications Commission meets in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

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Mark Cuban: FCC control of Internet ‘scares the sh*t out of me’

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

Mark Cuban sees net neutrality as a scary proposition. Source: JD Lasica / SocialMedia.biz

The idea of the Federal Communications Commission regulating the Internet by way of net neutrality is not only a bad idea in Mark Cuban’s view, but it’s also literally scary.

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States don’t want illegal immigrants, but could they need them?

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Immigration, National, News  /  No Comments

Source: Flickr

A coalition of 26 states fought and won a battle to freeze President Barack Obama’s deferred action plan to give temporary work visas to illegal immigrants with children born in the United States.

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