Legal Scholars: Obama’s Immigration Actions Lawful

Legal Scholars: Obama’s Immigration Actions Lawful
Backing the President's Move President Barack Obama’s announced immigration executive actions are lawful, a group of ten prominent legal scholars wrote in a joint letter shared by the White House with TIME. Pushing back on Republicans who have blasted Obama’s action as unconstitutional and unlawful, the signatories include Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe, conservative legal scholar ...

NSA Says Chinese Cyber Attacks Could Shut Down U.S. Infrastructure

NSA Says Chinese Cyber Attacks Could Shut Down U.S. Infrastructure
Director says China can damage U.S. power grid China and “one or two” other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and head of U.S. Cyber Command. The possibility of such cyberattacks by U.S. adversaries ...

TV-Streaming Startup Aereo Files for Bankruptcy

TV-Streaming Startup Aereo Files for Bankruptcy
Move comes nearly five months after the Supreme Court ruled against the company in a copyright spat with TV networks Aereo, a startup that allowed users to live-stream television shows, on Friday announced that it had filed for bankruptcy, nearly five months after the Supreme Court ruled against the company in a copyright spat with TV networks. “Chapter 11 will permit Aereo ...

House Republicans Argue Over Immigration Response

House Republicans Argue Over Immigration Response
Conservatives want a spending fight that appropriators say wouldn't work Even before President Obama officially announces a major executive action shielding millions of undocumented workers from deportation, Republicans in the House are clashing over how to stop it. On one side: Conservatives who want to revoke funding for the government programs that will carry out Obama’s unilateral actions. On the other side, ...

Jim Webb is Running

Jim Webb is Running
He's a long shot, but could give Hillary heartburn With all the impact of a sparrow’s feather landing in the forest, former Virginia Senator Jim Webb announced the formation of a 2016 presidential exploratory committee last night. He did it in a video and letter sent to supporters. He thus becomes the first official challenger to Hillary Clinton, who has not ...

Obama Stays the Course on Immigration as Pressure Mounts

Obama Stays the Course on Immigration as Pressure Mounts
A decision could come in mid-December President Barack Obama has remained resolute in his plan to unilaterally reshape U.S. immigration law in the wake of his party’s heavy losses in last week’s midterm elections, but pressure is mounting from both sides as he approaches a decision later this year. The White House has been tight-lipped about when Obama will use his executive ...

Netanyahu Slams Hamas, Palestinian Leadership After Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

Netanyahu Slams Hamas, Palestinian Leadership After Jerusalem Synagogue Attack
Four rabbis were killed early Tuesday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the Palestinian Authority and militant group Hamas for spreading “hatred and incitement” against Jews in a news conference Tuesday, hours after assailants burst into a Jerusalem synagogue and killed four people. Authorities said two Palestinian men armed with a gun, knives and axes entered a synagogue in West Jerusalem early ...

Your Phone Bill Could Go Up to Fund Schools’ Wi-Fi

Your Phone Bill Could Go Up to Fund Schools’ Wi-Fi
The FCC is mulling a fee hike to help bring Wi-Fi to more schools Should Americans be asked to pay a little more in phone bill fees to help fund better Internet connections in public schools? That’s essentially what Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed Monday. If you have a landline or mobile phone, then you probably already pay a small ...

Conservatives Overwhelmingly Back Net Neutrality, Poll Finds

Conservatives Overwhelmingly Back Net Neutrality, Poll Finds
. A poll released today by the Internet Freedom Business Alliance (IFBA), found that conservatives voters like the idea of net neutrality. Within a few hours of President Barack Obama’s call on Monday for regulators to ensure strict “net neutrality“—rules requiring Internet service providers (ISPs) to treat all Internet content equally—the Republican establishment’s hair caught on fire. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) called net ...

Boehner Reelected As House Speaker

Boehner Reelected As House Speaker
After extending their party’s House majority to the largest margin in decades, the top Republican Congressmen will all return to leadership roles for another two years. House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Whip Steve Scalise and Republican Conference Chairman Cathy McMorris Rodgers all ran unopposed. National Republican Conference Chairman Greg Walden will continue to serve as the head of ...