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Maybe It's Time To Start Robocalling The Phone Companies

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.19.2015 | Fifty

I have tried screaming, blowing a whistle into the phone, and cussing like a drunken sailor. I've even tried Jewish mother guilt and asking the calle...

Student Loan Borrowers To Pay More Under Tentative Budget Pact

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

Americans with federal student loans will pay more under the tentative budget deal struck on Monday by the White House and congressional leaders, tha...

The Black Box: Voting Machines

Judy Frankel | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

The 2014 midterm election results may have been a complete farce. All it takes is one insider who knows how to flip a switch and the outcome changes. When it comes to voting, should we trust our votes to a computer that doesn't even spit out a receipt for confirmation? Do you trust your voting machine manufacturer?

How To Stop Robocalls Once And For All

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Millions of Americans on the National Do Not Call Registry ( complain they still receive unwanted calls from robocallers. Why? Because most robocalls are scams run by con artists who are only trying to trick you out of your money, and they simply ignore the law.

Do Not Robocall Me: The FTC Strikes Back

Terrell McSweeny | Posted 05.05.2015 | Technology
Terrell McSweeny

Shutting down robocallers requires a multi-pronged approach. Law enforcement alone cannot put a stop to robocalls. We also need to go toe to toe on the technological front to develop powerful solutions to the problem.

Should Banks Be Allowed to Robocall Your Mobile Phone?

Adam Levin | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Adam Levin

According to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, it's illegal to robocall a mobile phone number without permission. The American Bankers Association wants to change that, arguing that robocalls will help fight identity theft and other kinds of fraud.

Why Did Weingarten Slight Teachout and Wu in the Final Hour?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.15.2014 | New York
Mercedes Schneider

Cuomo publicly snubbed Teachout; Weingarten slighted Teachout in the final hour, behind her back, and in the name of a position so obscure to the general public that Weingarten must preface it with, "Hey, you know me as a union prez, but don't think of me that way right now..." And still, Teachout took a third of the vote from Cuomo.

Hanging Up on Robocalls

Chris Meyer | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Chris Meyer

Do you feel like you're getting bombarded with robocalls -- those annoying, prerecorded calls from telemarketers?

How Seniors Can Guard Against Robocall Scams

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

here's been a huge spike in robocall scams in the U.S. over the past few years. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) gets more then 200,000 complaints every month about this widespread problem. Here's what you should know, along with some tips that can help you protect yourself.

Wrong Number, Ma'am

Mark D. Weinberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mark D. Weinberg

Of all the unsettling aspects of recent political campaigns -- and there are many -- none is more "icky" than having a candidate's wife record a robocall about how wonderful her husband is.

No More Robocalls?

AP | By JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 06.02.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — There may one day soon be another way to fight those annoying prerecorded phone pitches known as robocalls. The Fed...

'Ridiculous & Insensitive' NRA Push Sparks Outrage

AP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Some residents of the Connecticut community devastated by December's school shooting said they're outraged over robocalls they'...

Christina Wilkie

NRA Robocalls In Newtown Spark Outrage | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association came under fire late Thursday from members of a gun-control advocacy group in Newtown, Conn., after repor...

43 Days Of Your Life -- Gone

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business

One moment, please. ... Your call is important to us. .... A representative will be with you shortly. Annoyed yet? That's just a fraction of the...

Meaningful Election Reform: I'll Take the Money

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 01.05.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

The way I see it, an awful lot of money was spent trying to sway my vote, and it didn't do a thing for me -- except piss me off.

Robocalls: Defying Logic By Continuing to Exist

Jason Kitchen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

"Honey, grab the kids, Mitt's on the line! I'm going to put it on speakerphone. Aw, isn't that nice of him, taking time out of his schedule to call us directly? You've got my vote, Governor! Thanks for calling!"

Sam Stein

Romney Campaign, Allies Unleash Torrent Of Anti-Obama Robocalls | Sam Stein | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Mitt Romney campaign and allied groups have released a series of automated phone calls to close out the presidential election, accus...

Romney Robocall Warns Christians Obama Threatens 'Our Religious Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign, in a last-minute robocall, warns voters that President Barack Obama is hostile to the Christian faith. The ro...

RSVP: Republican Wisconsin Ads Invite Recipients To GOP Victory Rally

The Huffington Post | Kristen Taylor | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

In the final week before the presidential election, when some say political advertising is most important, here are five GOP pre-recorded voice messag...

Government Hangs Up On Robocallers

Reuters | Posted 01.01.2013 | Money

WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Federal judges in Arizona and Florida have temporarily closed five companies which allegedly used robocalls to find vi...

Playing Dirty: Lying, Fraud Rock Elections

Mother Jones | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

America has come a long way from the days of Jim Crow segregation, but our voting system is far from perfect, and even today there are organizations c...

Amanda Terkel

LISTEN: Romney Robocall Features Disaffected Obama Supporter | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

Voters in Virginia are being treated to a new robocall from Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, featuring a "real voter" saying how upset she is with...

Romney Robocalls Wisconsin Voters

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin residents are getting voicemails from Mitt Romney, who has recorded a new robocall for voters in the Badger State. In the minute-long cal...

'Time Is Running Out'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the 501(c)(4) organization connected to the Koch brothers, is sponsoring calls to Wisconsin residents that ask them to spend...

A $50,000 Prize For Anyone Who Can Stop Robocalls

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 12.18.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those annoying prerecorded phone pitches known as robocalls aren't just getting on the nerves of millions of consumers: The govern...