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Boehner Wants Wiretap Protection For Himself, But Not Those Affected By Telecoms

Politico | Chris Frates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When a federal judge ordered Rep. Jim McDermott to pay House Minority Leader John A. Boehner and his attorneys more than $1 million in damages and leg...

McCain Campaign Has 23 Telecom Lobbyists

USA Today | Matt Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate John McCain has condemned the influence of "special interest lobbyists," yet dozens of lobbyists have political and ...

Conyers: Classified Docs Show Telecoms Don't Need Immunity

Wired | Ryan Singel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Judiciary Committee Democrats say they analyzed the telecom spying documents they've sought for more than a year and have come to the conclusion...

Richard Clarke: White House Wrong On Telecom Immunity

TPMmuckraker | Paul Kiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You've heard from President Bush over and over and over and over again about the imminent danger the country is in. And you've heard from the director...

Reid On Clinton And Obama: "I Need Them Back"

Political Radar | Byron Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats held a special meeting Thursday to decide on two bills both with a deadline of February 15. In between now and then...is Super Tuesda...

Reid Considers Extending Protect America Act For One Month

The Hill | Manu Raju | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Tuesday he would seek to extend a controversial interim wiretapping law through February to avoid the ea...

Qwest Donation To Democratic Convention Reveals Telecoms' Shifting Allegiance

Colorado Confidential | Dan Whipple | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Political donations from the telecom industry show a strong change from Republicans to Democrats over the last three election cycles. The Qwest pledg...

Ex-Sprint CEO Goes Back To School

Silicon Valley Insider | Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Don't expect to see former Sprint Nextel (S) CEO Gary Forsee back in the wireless scene any time soon: The long-time telecom exec will be named presid...

Phone Companies Seeking Immunity Gave Money To Key Senator

The New York Times | By ERIC LICHTBLAU and SCOTT SHANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Executives at the two biggest phone companies contributed more than $42,000 in political donations to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV this year while s...