“Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is putting together a net neutrality proposal and plans to take action on the controversial issue as early as next month, according to several sources with knowledge of the situation. Details of the proposal being developed by Genachowski’s office are unclear, but sources say it could be similar to the deal stakeholders tried to reach with Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) earlier this fall.”—Sources: FCC chief working on net neutrality proposal - Kim Hart - POLITICO.com
It’s always nice to wake up and find out in the Times that your job is doomed. As they put it on Saturday morning, quoting the new CEO of the so-called Newsweek Daily Beast Company, Stephen Colvin: “Newsweek.com will cease to exist after the merger, and anyone who types the URL into their…
Over the past several days, I have spoken with many Democratic colleagues about how to continue our fight to make our country more secure and strengthen the middle class, create jobs, protect Social Security and Medicare, and promote the innovation, technology and education to make America Number One in the world. As always, I am inspired by the fighting spirit of our Democratic Members.
As you know, Democrats have produced historic legislation in the area of health care, veterans’ benefits, women’s rights, Wall Street reform, and cutting taxes for 95 percent of the American people and millions of small businesses. And we have restored fiscal discipline to the Congress by making the deficit-cutting Pay As You Go rules the law of the land.
These accomplishments have begun the difficult work of recovering from the worst economic collapse since the 1930s and, according to independent reviews, prevented our country from plunging into another Great Depression. As a result, numerous congressional experts call this the most productive Congress in a half century. This was only possible because our Members had the courage of their convictions and put the interests of the Country first.
Our work is far from finished. As a result of Tuesday’s election, the role of Democrats in the 112th Congress will change, but our commitment to serving the American people will not. We have no intention of allowing our great achievements to be rolled back. It is my hope that we can work in a bipartisan way to create jobs and strengthen the middle class.
Many of our colleagues have called with their recommendations on how to continue our fight for the middle class, and have encouraged me to run for House Democratic Leader. Based on those discussions, and driven by the urgency of protecting health care reform, Wall Street reform, and Social Security and Medicare, I have decided to run.
I am writing to respectfully request your support and I look forward to hearing your views. Please let me know what you are thinking.
“Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine has conceded what House Democratic leaders have yet to acknowledge: Democrats have lost the House. “We’re likely to end up with a Democrat in the White House, with maybe a majority of Republican governors, a Democratic Senate, a Republican House,” Kaine said in an appearance on NBC News. “It’s a tough night for us in the House,” Kaine said.”—Kaine admits House loss - House Races Live - POLITICO.com
“09:47 PM LOOKING WAY AHEAD: Haley Barbour, the head of the Republican Governors Association, is celebrating his party’s election night victories by predicting GOP majorities past 2012. “You’re going to have a great number of years in the majority,” he says. “I don’t know how many years. It’ll be more than two, I know that.” He also tells supporters, “Get ready for a big ride.”—Politics, Political News - POLITICO.com
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“Top Republicans in Washington and in the national GOP establishment say the 2010 campaign highlighted an urgent task that they will begin in earnest as soon as the elections are over: Stop Sarah Palin. Interviews with advisers to the main 2012 presidential contenders and with other veteran Republican operatives make clear they see themselves on a common, if uncoordinated, mission of halting the momentum and credibility Palin gained with conservative activists by plunging so aggressively into this year’s midterm campaigns.”—Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin - Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei - POLITICO.com