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What is Net Neutrality and Why Does it Matter?

NEW YORK (AP) — “Net neutrality” regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to…

As 'Net Neutrality' Vote Nears, Some Brace for a Long Fight

NEW YORK (AP) — As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight. The Thursday vote scheduled at the Federal Communications Commission…

GOP Says It's Got A Deal on Taxes; Cuts Coming for Next Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans — Donald Trump among them — and deliver the…

Omarosa Resigns from Trump Administration Job

WASHINGTON (Fox News) - “Apprentice” star turned White House official Omarosa Manigault Newman will leave the Trump administration next month, according to the White House. “Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders…

Democrat Jones Wins Stunning Red-State Alabama Senate Upset

MONTGOMERY, Ala.-Democrat Doug Jones has won a stunning victory in Alabama's Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump. It was the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in Alabama, one of the reddest…

Trump Signs $700 Billion Military Budget into Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defense programs to counter North Korea’s growing nuclear weapons threat.…

Trump Says Accusations of Sexual Misconduct 'Fabricated'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he’s the target of “false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met.” Trump lashed out on…

Dayton to Announce Franken's Replacement Wednesday

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Governor Mark Dayton will announce his appointment to fill resigning U.S. Senator Al Franken's seat at 10 a.m. Wednesday during a press conference at the state capitol. On Thursday, Dec. 7, Franken announced he would be…

Bill Would Create State-Certified Wisconsin Beer Label

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A bill circulating in the Legislature would create a new state-certified Wisconsin beer label. To get the special designation, the beer would have to include a certain percentage of hops grown in Wisconsin. The measure comes…

Partisan Divide Deepens Over Walker Investigation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The deep partisan divide over the secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's recall has reignited in the face of an investigatory report released this week. The report from Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel recommends that those…

Pawlenty Considering Running for Franken Seat

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he's considering running for Sen. Al Franken's U.S. Senate seat. The Republican governor and one-time presidential candidate insisted Friday that he's still "politically retired." But Pawlenty would be a…

Trump Signs 2-Week Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. The president signed the two-week spending bill at the White House after the House and…

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