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Netflix says Comcast/TWC deal bad for video providers
Netflix Inc, which opposes the proposed Comcast deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, said on Thursday that the merger would result in video providers having to pay higher prices to get their movies and television shows into viewers' living rooms.
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
CO, GA, KY, MI & NC-Sen: CREDO Action Forms Super PAC To Help Dems Hold Onto The Senate
We're on the verge of losing Democratic control of the Senate - the firewall that has held the line against the reckless Tea Party House of Representatives since 2010.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Best Of FORBES: Aereo's Supreme Court Hearing, McDonald's Profit Falls
FORBES reporters and contributors touched on Aereo's Supreme Court hearing that began on Tuesday.
Charter Said to Near Deal With Comcast For 1.5 Million Customers
Charter Communications Inc. is nearing a deal to acquire about 1.5 million subscribers from Comcast Corp. and an equity stake in a newly formed company with another 2.5 million customers, people familiar with the situation said.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
MN-Gov & Sen: Dayton (D) & Franken (D) Stand Up For Healthy Student Lunches
Received this e-mail today from Governor Mark Dayton on behalf of himself and Senator Al Franken : This seems obvious, but a recent report found 46 school districts in Minnesota turn students away from the lunch line if they cannot pay - sometimes even throwing their lunches in the trash.
Netflix officially comes out against the Comcast-TWC merger
In addition to news on possible price increases , Netflix on Monday also officially took a stance against the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Franken gets fundraising help from fellow 'Saturday Night Live' alum Amy Poehler
Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken is turning to another celebrity friend to help raise money for his 2014 re-election campaign.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
The Daily Caller
Why Australia's richest person may doom Al Franken
In this May 10, 2011, file photo, Senate Privacy, Technology and the Law subcommittee Chairman Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.
The Washington Post
The picture that sums up what everyone in D.C. is thinking this Friday
Senator Al Franken tweeted out a Throwback Thursday photo yesterday that pretty much sums up how many people in D.C. -- and likely around the United States -- feel today.
MN Schools Get $465,000 for School Lunch Upgrades
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Senator Al Franken announced another $25 million dollars of federal funds will be distributed to schools throughout the country to create a healthier and more reliable school lunch program, nationwide.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
'Parks and Recreation' star to help Franken raise campaign cash
With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.
The Huffington Post
Amy Poehler Teams Up With Fellow 'SNL' Alum Al Franken For Senate Fundraiser
"Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler will give a reelection boost to fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum Sen. Al Franken at a Los Angeles fundraiser next week.
Amy Poehler fundraising for Al Franken
Franken's campaign is raffling off a chance to fly to Los Angeles to meet him and his fellow Saturday Night Live alum, with small donations entering supporters into the prize drawing for the April 24 event.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
MN-Sen: Al Franken (D) Urges Netflix To Weigh In On Comcast-TWC Deal
As you may or may not know, Senator Al Franken is a big opponent of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger and to make his case, he's calling on Netflix to speak up against this deal: In a letter Wednesday to Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings, the senator pressed Hastings to go on record about how the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal could hurt ... (more)
1st quarter fundraising efforts set stage for strong campaign season
The 2014 elections may be mid-term, but one political professor says it's more like a presidential campaign when it comes to fundraising.
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Senate Campaigns Release Fundraising for 1st Quarter of 2014
Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden has nearly $2 million in reserve as the campaigns start to heat up.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Comcast's Enemy May Be Comcast
And why not? Even senators get the basic argument. In their cable TV businesses, their merger wouldn't reduce competition because the duo already don't compete against each other, even as they compete with a growing array of third parties, including satellite everywhere, telephone companies in numerous markets, and In their broadband business, they ... (more)
Al Franken, trustbuster?
Sen. Al Franken's battle against consolidation in the media and communications industries is quickly becoming his signature issue.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Video: Al Franken Plays With Traffic Cone Boobs
Since his narrow election to the Senate in 2009, Sen. Al Franken has labored to create a new image for himself as a studious wonk.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
/Survey USA: Approval Ratings Might Challenge Democrats
Two of Minnesota's leading Democrats running for re-election in 2014 could find their relatively low approval ratings to be a challenge.