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Online Privacy Takes a Hit With Senate Vote

March 25, 2017 |

Soon, internet service providers may be able to share or sell your data without your permission. The Federal Communications Commission approved rules last year banning ISPs from doing just that, but on Thursday, the Senate voted along party lines, 50-48, to bar the FCC from enforcing those rules, even though…

Senate votes to kill privacy rules meant to protect people’s sensitive data from their Internet providers

March 23, 2017 |

The Senate narrowly voted Thursday to overturn tough new privacy rules for Internet service providers, employing a rarely used procedure to invalidate restrictions that cable and wireless companies strongly opposed.

The Republican-backed measure, approved 50 to 48, repeals regulations approved…

L.A. Times – Business


Arnold Schwarzenegger Says U.S. Senate Run a No-Go

March 12, 2017 |

Arnold Schwarzenegger has shot down a move inside the GOP to get the former California Guv to make a run for U.S. Senate.  Arnold just said, “I’m deeply flattered by all of the people who have approached me about running for Senate, but my…

Senate considers repealing rule on disclosing labor violations

March 6, 2017 |

The Senate is considering scrapping an Obama administration rule to ensure government contractors disclose violations of federal labor laws as they seek more work.

Senate approval of the measure Monday evening would send it to President Trump for his signature. It’s one of many rules that Republicans…

L.A. Times – Business

Gillibrand: I’m Interested in Senate, Not White House

February 13, 2017 |

One rite of presidential elections is already starting up again: A candidate whose name keeps being mentioned feels compelled to deny any White House ambitions. In this case, it’s Sen. Kirsten Gilibrand of New York, who on Sunday sought to shoot down rumors that she’s running in 2020. “No, I…

Top Senate Democrat calls on Trump to withdraw Labor nominee Puzder as opposition intensifies

February 9, 2017 |

The top Senate Democrat on Thursday called for President Trump to withdraw the nomination of fast-food executive Andy Puzder to be Labor secretary, calling him “probably the most anti-worker” choice ever for the cabinet position.

Democrats and workers rights groups have been sharply critical of…

L.A. Times – Business

Senate Votes to Silence Elizabeth Warren

February 8, 2017 |

Sen. Elizabeth Warren read a letter from Martin Luther King’s widow outside the Senate chamber Tuesday night—after she was banned from speaking inside. In what the Washington Post calls an “extraordinarily rare move,” the GOP-controlled Senate voting to silence Warren for impugning the character of attorney general nominee Jeff…