FCC to Lose a Republican Commissioner
The senior Republican on the Federal Communications Commission, Robert McDowell, said he would step down in a few weeks.
FCC goes after robocalls sent to cellphones
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has cited two marketing companies with making millions of illegal robocalls – for both Democratic and Republican campaigns – to cell phones.
Found more than 1 month ago on channel MSNBC
Justice Official to Be Nominated to Top Labor Slot
WASHINGTON — Seeking to fill yet another second-term Cabinet vacancy, President Barack Obama is set to nominate Thomas Perez, an assistant attorney general, to be the next secretary of labor, the White House says. If confirmed by the Senate, Perez, who has been head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division for 3½ years, would take over the Labor Department as Obama undertakes several worker-oriented initiatives, including an overhaul of immigration laws and an increase in the minimum wage. Before taking the job as assistant attorney general, the 51-year-old Perez was secretary of Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, which enforces state consumer rights, workplace safety and wage and hour laws. Obama planned to announce Perez’s nomination Monday morning at the White House. In choosing Perez, the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Obama would be placing an already high-ranking Hispanic official in a Cabinet slot. Perez, a lawyer with a degree ...
Video: Congress taking another look at Bowles-Simpson
Two years ago, the Fiscal Commission chaired by Democrat Erskine Bowles and former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson proposed every basic element of the "fiscal cliff" solution being discussed now. Wyatt Andrews reports on why Washington is taking a second look.
Found more than 1 month ago on channel CBS
Pro-Obama super PAC outpaces GOP counterpart
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 10:28 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Pro-Mitt Romney super PAC Restore Our Future doubled its monthly hall but was outraised by its pro-Obama counterpart Priorities USA Action for the second month in a row. Restore Our Future , a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney’s candidacy, doubled its fundraising total in September. It took in $14.8 million , but was still outraised by the pro-President Barack Obama Priorities USA Action , which raised $15.3 million for the month. The totals show a reversal of a trend — Republicans to date have fared better at raising money for outside groups, though Romney still has American Crossroads, a well-funded super PAC, and Crossroads GPS, a nonprofit, in his corner. Restore Our Future brought in $7 million in August. Most of the major super PACs had until Saturday at midnight to file monthly reports with the Federal Election Commission on September’s fundraising activities. Meanwhile, J. Joe Ricketts, whose conservative Ending ...