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Outrage about Florida theater shooting continues, and the L.A. Times weighs in with an editorial and a key observation. Greg Dworkin rounded up news of the New Mexico school shooting, and the continuing stories of Chris Christie, the Gop civil war, the West Virginia chemical spill, and that health care thingy Obama passed. New reports allege that the Florida theater shooter has a bit of a confrontational history. Joan McCarter brought us word of the Bruce Springsteen Chris Christie parody, and the Gop effort to rebrand their rebranding. The new omnibus spending bill has FOUR provisions defunding the already defunded and now non-existent ACORN, something yargle-y about lightbulbs, and bargle-y about embassy security, the Vatican, and other assorted nonsense. The state of the UI extension bill in the Senate & its many Gop poison pills. And the latest on the net neutrality case fallout. Finally, a starting look at Politico Magazine's Congressional Moneyball.

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  •  Can you discuss polling lag times? Re: Christie (0+ / 0-)

    David and Greg - Are there any good articles about how long it generally takes for new perspectives on candidates/issues to sink in and register on  polls?  I'm sure there's an element that's issue-specific and media-specific, but it seems like polling too early is a problem.  People get their information from each other as well as the media.  Thanks.

  •  The DC Circuit did not give FCC the power... (0+ / 0-)

    This is regarding David and Joan's discussion of the Verizon v. FCC decision.


    The DC Circuit recognized the power of the FCC to classify Internet service providers as Common Carriers.

    Congress gave the FCC the power to designate Service Providers as common carriers and to regulate them. Former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski failed to take this approach.

    Here is a good article on ARS Technica.

    Aaron further blamed former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who "made a grave mistake when [his Commission] failed to ground its open Internet rules on solid legal footing. Internet users will pay dearly for the previous chairman’s lack of political will."
    This is a big deal because it could limit who has a chance of starting new services of the Internet. A small number of corporate gatekeepers want to add charges for limited service and sell access to users to the highest bidders.

    We need the FCC to act to preserve Net Neutrality.

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