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Eric Cantor Defeated in Surprise Primary Landslide

Eric Cantor Defeated in Surprise Primary Landslide

By Sean Patterson June 11, 2014

House majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Republican primary election Tuesday night. Instead of once again running for Virginia’s 7th congressional district this fall, Cantor’s challenger, David Brat, will be on the ballot. Cantor is now the first House Majority …

House Passes Innovation Act To Stop Patent Trolls House Passes Innovation Act To Stop Patent Trolls
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I think that we can all agree that patent trolls are just about the worst. Even if you have no stake in the tech sector, frivolous litigation aiming to make a quick buck off of somebody else’s innovation hurts consumers …

House Stenographer Rant “Work of God” House Stenographer Rant “Work of God”

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While all of America and international markets suffered due to the government shutdown, we now know who suffered the most – House stenographer, Dianne Reidy. In a bizarre act Wednesday night, Reidy approached the dais of the House with what …

Senate Votes Against Fourth House Plan Senate Votes Against Fourth House Plan

In a completely non-startling move, the Senate voted against a fourth plan put forth by the House to defund Obamacare in order to stop the government shutdown. The deadline to actually avoid the shutdown came at midnight last night. When …

Rep. Bob Goodlatte Wants To Reign In The NSA Rep. Bob Goodlatte Wants To Reign In The NSA

Whenever House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte isn’t thinking about implementing a nationwide online sales tax, he’s busy thinking about the NSA. That’s only a good thing, however, as he’s one of the lawmakers that wants to subject the agency to …

Goodlatte To Move Forward With Online Sales Tax Bill Goodlatte To Move Forward With Online Sales Tax Bill
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In early May, the Senate voted in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act. The legislation would require all online businesses to collect sales tax for every state they did business in regardless of their physical location. Now after three months, …

Internet Tax Legislation Introduced In House Internet Tax Legislation Introduced In House
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Back in August, Sens. Ron Wyden and John Thune introduced legislation that would permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998. The legislation prevents state and local governments from taxing Internet services. Now similar legislation has finally been introduced …

Issa Calls For A New Vote On NSA Defunding Amendment Issa Calls For A New Vote On NSA Defunding Amendment
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In late July, an amendment that would have defunded the NSA’s phone metadata collection program was brought to the House floor. It was narrowly defeated in a 205-217 vote, but now one of the lawmakers who voted against it wants …

Former Lawmaker Calls For The NSA To Be Abolished Former Lawmaker Calls For The NSA To Be Abolished
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The NSA has become quite the touchy subject in Washington these past few months after leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s spy programs. The president and those who support the NSA have been on the defensive …

House Panel Votes In Favor Of Cellphone Unlocking House Panel Votes In Favor Of Cellphone Unlocking

Should you be able to unlock your cellphone? Over 100,000 Americans and the White House certainly think so. Some members of Congress think so as well, and the House-backed legislation that would legalize cellphone unlocking is one step closer to …

The House Doesn't Care About Your Privacy The House Doesn't Care About Your Privacy
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The House proved earlier this year that it doesn’t care about your privacy when it voted in favor of CISPA yet again. Now the House has cemented the fact that it cares not for your civil liberties. The Hill reports …

House Wants To Take The NSA Down A Peg House Wants To Take The NSA Down A Peg

Ever since it was revealed that the NSA was spying on Americans in early June, some members of Congress have proposed laws to strip the agency of its power. Those proposed laws probably won’t go anywhere anytime soon though. That’s …

Steve Cohen's Daughter Is Not His Daughter

Rep. Steve Cohen has had a rough week. It was only three years ago that he found out he had a daughter named Victoria Brink, but CNN reports that DNA tests this week show that she was in fact not …

House Panel Passes Email Privacy Amendment House Panel Passes Email Privacy Amendment
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The ECPA amendment that would require government agencies to obtain a warrant when accessing email hasn’t made much headway since the Senate Judiciary Committee approved it back in April. Now the House is trying to make sure email privacy is …

Government Admits That It Collects All Phone Records Government Admits That It Collects All Phone Records
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When the NSA spy programs were first revealed, the government told us that it was only collecting records that were relevant to terrorism investigations. Further leaks contradicted that claim, but the government didn’t address it. Now one government official has, …

Rep. Joe Barton Wants To Legalize Online Poker Rep. Joe Barton Wants To Legalize Online Poker

Online poker where real money is at stake is in a legal gray zone in the U.S. It was banned in 2006, but the Justice Department allowed states to determine their own online gambling laws in 2011. Now one lawmaker …

Rep. Eric Swalwell Wants To Modernize Congress Rep. Eric Swalwell Wants To Modernize Congress

Congress is embarrassingly behind the curve when it comes to technology. For example, former Speaker Newt Gingrich doesn’t know the word “smartphone.” A far more dangerous example can be found in the numerous bills, like SOPA and CISPA, that Congress …