Rough & Ready Lumber, Josephine County's last sawmill, a casualty of southwest Oregon's enduring timber wars
Cave Junction, Oregon--April 24, 2013-- Link Phillippi, President of Rough & Ready Lumber with his wife, Jennifer Phillippi, CEO and co-owner of the family-owned mill say they have been pleading with members of Congress for 23-years to do something about log supplies.
Clyburn Makes History at FCC
Mignon Clyburn makes history today as the first woman to head up the Federal Communications Commission.
Sat May 18, 2013
Super PAC Picks Up $250,000 Contribution
The Club for Growth Action , a Republican-aligned Super PAC, reported it received $250,000 on 4/9 from Robert Arnott , of Newport Beach, California.
Thu May 16, 2013
IRS scandal adds fuel to Obamacare fire
The House of Representatives passed a measure to repeal Obamacare entirely on Thursday - a move the GOP-led chamber has done twice already.
The Washington Post
And yet, there are real concerns within the Republican establishment that members of their party won't look before they leap when it comes to the right strategic path forward, taking a major political opportunity and blowing it, A la the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s.
Wed May 15, 2013
National Review Online
Jonathan Strong: Prepping for the Debt-Ceiling Battle
At issue is what the GOP should demand in exchange for raising the debt ceiling again in the fall.
Overnight Tech: Pelosi aide to lobby for Facebook
THE LEDE : Facebook announced on Tuesday that Catlin O'Neill, currently a top aide to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , will join the company's Washington policy office.
Tue May 14, 2013
Broadcasting & Cable
House to Debate Internet Freedom Bill
The House is expected late Tuesday to debate H.R. 1580, the Internet Freedom Bill, which has the backing of both the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House Communications Subcommittee.
Mon May 13, 2013
DeFazio thinks he can fend off rival for top Democratic spot on resources panel
Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., is in position to become the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Natural Resources -- if a couple of elections go his way.
The Daily Caller
Feds to audit Colorado broadband provider over how it spent $100M in stimulus funds
Network engineer Will Duquette adjusts power wires in a fuse panel at Great Works Internet in April in Biddeford, Maine.
Fri May 10, 2013
House to reaffirm need to keep Internet free of government control
The House next week will pass legislation reaffirming that it is U.S. policy to keep the government out of the business of managing the Internet.
Wyden says he will "lay out strategy" this month for a successful O&C forestlands bill
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says he's preparing to assemble a bill on the state's Oregon and California railroad lands that "can pass the Senate and the House and actually get signed by the president." The Democratic senator chairs the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee and is a central figure in the debate over management of 2.6 million acres ... (more)
Broadcasting & Cable
EAGLE-Net Resumes Buildout, But Will Be Audited
BTOP grantee says it will resume its broadband infrastructure buildout, but will do so under scrutiny of Commerce IG and House Energy & Commerce Committee This week brought good news and bad for EAGLE-Net Alliance, the $100.6 million Broadband Technology and Opportunities Program grant cable operators have complained has been overbuilding their ... (more)
House Energy & Commerce Committee Largest Recipient of PAC Money
The top recipient of PAC contributions in the first quarter of 2013 was the House Energy & Commerce Committee.
Thu May 09, 2013
Inspector General urged to thoroughly examine EAGLE-Net's finances
The Office of Inspector General is planning an audit of Broomfield-based EAGLE-Net Alliance, the recipient of a $100.6 federal broadband grant that has faced intense scrutiny over its network rollout and spending over the past year, according to Colorado Representatives Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton.
Vote Alert: Congressman Walden Votes for 'Pay China First Act'
Congressman Greg Walden just voted to pay Chinese bondholders ahead of American troops and veterans, and our doctors and hospitals.
Wed May 08, 2013
Mark Sanford redeems career, heading to Congress
In a story of political redemption, Mark Sanford is headed back to Congress after his career was derailed by scandal four years ago.
Broadcasting & Cable
Christopher Yoo Says He Has Asked Not to Be Considered for FCC Post
Academic, author and network neutrality rule skeptic Christopher Yoo tells B&C/MultiChannel News that he is not a candidate for the FCC Republican seat being vacated by Robert McDowell, at least not now.
Tue May 07, 2013
The Raw Story
Mark Sanford defeats Elizabeth Colbert Busch in South Carolina special election
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford completed a political comeback on Tuesday by defeating his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch.
Republicans Sean Duffy, Phil Gingrey Oppose Obama's Social Security Cut
Two House Republicans have told constituents they oppose proposed cuts to Social Security and veterans benefits by reducing the cost of living adjustment, according to letters they sent to constituents.