After privacy activists and internet companies joined forces to derail the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), they are now on opposing sides in a fight over another piece of legislation seeking to regulate the internet. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was introduced into the House of Representatives More…
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A settlement between a Minnesota school district and the federal government More… over anti-LGBT bullying is being hailed as “unprecedented” and a model for school districts nationwide. The move by the federal government to intervene in the Anoka-Hennepin School District is part of a more aggressive stance against bullying by the
The Garfield County commissioners reportedly back a scaled-back federal plan for oil shale development in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah, as long as it leaves as much acreage as possible open for exploring and perhaps eventually extracting the still-unproven form of fuel.
“I’m hopeful that with some of the [research and More…
The day after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services upheld the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation to include contraception in its list of preventive health services for women under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act More…, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) introduced legislation intended to to allow health
On Tuesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., heard oral arguments for two lawsuits that represent the first major challenges More… to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009.
On the day Obama signed the health care bill into law — March 23, 2010
Last week, the discovery that iPhones and 3G iPads hold onto all locations logged by internal GPS systems More… sparked an outcry in the technology press and among some members of the public. Now, the Obama administration is pressuring the Supreme Court to overturn a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that
The Obama administration has spoken out against the 2012 budget plan Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) presented last week. Over the weekend, Obama’s senior advisor David Plouffe appeared on several talk shows to dismiss Ryan’s plan and promise that President Obama will address it in a Wednesday speech — two days More…
Ten months after the release of the Rolling Stone story that cost Gen. Stanley McChrystal his job More… as commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the four-star general has been restored to a post in the Obama administration.
His new position as head of Joining Forces was announced via