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In shooter’s wake, election group blasts ‘open borders voting’

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  National, News, Politics & Elections, Washington  /  No Comments

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An election-integrity group accused the federal government of “an open-borders approach to voting” after learning that a noncitizen charged in a deadly mall shooting cast several ballots since 2014.

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Common ground: Artist entertains thousands at charter school rally in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

By   /  September 28, 2016  /  Education, National, New York, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Heather Kays

Thousands of students, parents, teachers and charter school supporters rallied Wednesday in support of raising the number of charter school seats in New York City from 100,000 to 200,000 by the year 2020. The rally, held by charter advocacy group Families for Excellent Schools, took place in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Headlining the list of speakers […]

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U.S. senators push bill for more taxpayer-funded broadband projects

By   /  September 28, 2016  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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The pair was among four senators who in May urged the USDA to boost the minimum broadband service definition of its Community Connect Grant Program. That move would make eligible some of the communities now ineligible to get funding from the RUS for broadband projects.

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State ‘disclosure’ ballot measures could chill First Amendment rights

By   /  September 27, 2016  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, National, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

SILENCER: Disclosure of anonymous donors comes with a steep price, in safety and  in the marketplace of ideas, experts say.

This is an infringement on our First Amendment rights.”

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Congressional effort to push local government broadband likely to fail, expert says

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

ESHOO: Her act would supersede state laws limiting local government-backed broadband.

“With Republicans controlling the House and the committee it’s unlikely to get out of committee,” he said.

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Robocars are here; so are the bureaucrats

By   /  September 23, 2016  /  California, Economy, Legislature, Michigan, National, News, Regulations, State Government, Technology  /  No Comments

FULL SPEED AHEAD: The federal government is preparing to release guidelines for driverless cars as more automakers and tech companies are joining the fray to develop the best autonomous vehicles.

Anyone needing more evidence the robocar revolution is here need look no further than government bureaucrats. With sights set on jobs, industry domination or providing an avenue for crony capitalists, states are already legislatively jockeying for an inside track on autonomous vehicles. And now, the feds. In fact, if the New York Times headline writers are […]

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