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  1. Google Launches New AdWords Targeting Option: Congressional Districts

    Google now offers AdWords targeting within specific Congressional districts, rather than by ZIP code. Politicians, rejoice! This allows politicians and their campaign teams to more precisely target voters, as ZIP codes or town lines don’t always...

  2. Google, Facebook & Amazon Quietly Forming Tech Lobbying Group?

    Former congressional policy adviser Michael Beckerman will lead the group. Technology giants – and often competitors – Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay are expected to join forces to form a lobbying group known as the Internet Association (IA...

  3. Homeland Security Wants Internet Kill Switch

    Wired pointed out that despite assurances in a congressional white paper that the "proposal prohibits the government from targeting websites for censorship "based solely on activities protected by the First Amendment of the United States...

  4. FCC Passes Net Neutrality Rules, Many Object

    He even signaled the possibility that Republicans may pursue repeal through the Congressional Review Act -- an avenue that allows members to reject agency rules without threat of filibuster, provided they can secure a majority support against net...

  5. Many 2010 Election Results Too Close To Call

    Wednesday morning, the race for the 24th Congressional District seat in New York between Democratic incumbent Michael Arcuri and Republican challenger Richard Hanna remained too close to call. Oliverio-McKinley Race Too Close to Call: According to...

  6. Consumer Watchdog Believes Google 'WiSpy' Potentially Logged Homeland Security Data

    It provided the 19 pictures as well as the names of the officials (Harman and 18 Congressional members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee) on its Inside Google website. Ironically, today Google is actually snooping on what we hope is...

  7. Overview of US regulatory reforms

    The Congressional aims of shedding light on the murkier areas of derivatives trading and limiting systemic risk have been widely welcomed across both the financial sector and the energy sector. While the Congressional conference committee watered...

  8. Dodd-Frank margin intent delivers end-users a blow, despite reprieve

    Dodd and Lincoln do encourage regulators to establish margin requirements for such swaps in a manner that is consistent with congressional intent to protect end-users from burdensome costs. According to an industry source, congressional staffers...

  9. Dodd-Frank: Abolition of OTS will boost OCC

    As of April 28, the securities regulator had a staff of 3,800 and had requested a congressional budget appropriation of $1.25 billion for the  fiscal year 2011.If the enhanced OCC subsumes the full $244 million OTS budget for 2011 and combines...

  10. Are the CFTC, SEC and Fed equipped for their new powers?

    Four days after the Congressional conference committee on financial reform signed off on the language of a unified bill – sparking a round of high-fiving, back-slapping and tearful testimonials – negotiators were forced to reopen the debate.

  11. Energy companies face up to clearing requirements

    The congressional conference committee appointed to reconcile two financial reform bills passed by the House of Representatives last December and the Senate in May successfully agreed a joint text of the legislation on June 25.

  12. Energy sector awaits regulatory clarity

    Financial reform legislation passed by a US Congressional Committee last week outlined a new structure for the regulation of derivatives trading, but has largely left the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to fill in the blanks on issues...