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FCC Issues Notice Related To Open Net Proposal

The FCC issued its formal public notice Wednesday on whether open Internet rules should apply to mobile broadband and specialized services. The notice was released less than a month after Google and Verizon released their proposed policy framework aimed at finding middle ground on the network neutrality debate. Their proposal called for barring wireline broadband providers from discriminating against or prioritizing lawful Internet content, applications or services.

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 1:11pm

FCC Seeking Comment On Aspects of Google-Verizon Proposal

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said Wednesday that the FCC would seek public comment on two controversial provisions included in a proposed policy framework crafted by Google and Verizon and opposed by many supporters of network neutrality rules.

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 12:30pm

Labor Rolls Out Election Sprint

The AFL-CIO on Wednesday unveiled a major mobilization effort for Labor Day weekend, including a national TV and radio ad buy.

The labor organization is spending about half a million dollars on running the ads on national network and cable, according to a source in the organization. The ads will run during baseball and NCAA football games, as well as NASCAR races.

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 11:15am

Firms Want Say In Fate Of Troubled IT Projects

Some vendor groups have asked the Obama administration to let contractors sit in on closed-door meetings that decide the fate of dozens of information technology projects that are worth a combined $30 billion, Nextgov.com reported. The Office of Management and Budget on Aug. 23 put industry and federal project managers on notice that the administration will kill IT projects identified as high risk if chief information officers and OMB see no value in continuing them.

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 9:55am

Meek Goes After Crist in Radio Ad

In a sign that he needs to shore up his base, Dem Rep. Kendrick Meek launched a radio ad on Wednesday that attacks independent Gov. Charlie Crist.

Since abandoning the GOP earlier this year to pursue an independent Senate run, Crist has been making inroads into the FL Democratic base. He'll need those voters if he wants to defeat both Meek and GOP nominee Marco Rubio.

The ad takes Crist to task for statements he made when he was a card-carrying Republican.

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 9:50am

Starting Lineup: A Game Changer In NV?

Good Wednesday and welcome to September. What to watch today: Sharron Angle (R) is up with an impressive ad in NV, Marco Rubio getting a big boost from the NRSC, it's Miller time in Alaska and what that means for the Tea Party Express.

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 7:49am

Kaine Raising Money In Philly For Trivedi

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine is heading to Philadelphia this week to raise funds for Manan Trivedi, the Democrat hoping to unseat GOP Rep. Jim Gerlach this fall.

Trivedi represents one of House Democrats' few opportunities to go on offense this year. Gerlach's suburban Philadelphia district, PA 06, is a perennial target.

Dems were handed a setback earlier this year, however, when Trivedi and Philadelphia Inquirer editorial writer Doug Pike engaged in a tough primary fight.

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 7:33am

The Five House Bellwethers

House Republicans are at the precipice of a historic election cycle this November if all indicators remain as troublesome as they currently are for Democrats. Combine President Obama's sagging approval ratings, a stagnant economy, the worsening state of the war in Afghanistan and an unusually high number of seats Democrats hold in Republican-friendly territory, and we're facing a "perfect storm" scenario where Republicans could win the 39 seats necessary to retake control -- with the prospects of even greater gains well within reach.

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 5:45am

Obama's Next Mission: Restoring Economy

Updated at 8:03 a.m. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) President Obama declared an end to the American combat mission in Iraq and signaled a renewed administration effort to jumpstart the moribund economy, arguing that it was time for the U.S. to focus on nation-building within its own bo

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 12:00am

No Help On The Horizon For Dems

Labor Day is almost here and Democrats are still waiting for the cavalry to arrive. An exhaustive scan of the horizon reveals no rescuers and none of the things Democrats badly need to save them from tough midterm election losses on Nov. 2.There are few signs of any meaningful recovery, and indee

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 12:00am