To the ranks of same-sex marriage, tax cuts and illegal immigration, add this to the list of polarizing political issues of Election 2012: the Stop Online Piracy Act.
The hot-button anti-piracy legislation that sparked a revolt online is starting to become a political liability for some of SOPA’s major backers. Fueled by Web activists and online fundraising tools, challengers are using the bill to tag its congressional supporters as backers of Big Government — [...]
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
While a short week ago the Internet censorship bill – SOPA – looked certain to pass, the tide appears to be quickly turning.
Politico notes today:
The conservative and liberal blogospheres are unifying behind opposition to Congress’s Stop Online Piracy Act, with right-leaning bloggers arguing their very existence could be wiped out if the anti-piracy bill passes.
“If either the U.S. Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA) & the U.S. House’s Stop [...]
By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller
Attorney General Eric Holder’s list of Operation Fast and Furious critics has grown over the past several days, as four more have signed on to a resolution of “no confidence” in him.
Republican Reps. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Kevin Brady of Texas, Tim Griffin of Arkansas and Tim Walberg of Michigan have all now signed on as co-sponsors of Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar’s “no confidence” resolution.
Though it’s not directly a call for Holder to step down, the [...]
All armed patriots will by duty make these senators diissappear and their bodies not to be found. I hope you at the NSA are paying real close attention. You cannot stop us there are too many of us who own guns who will not tolerate it. You cannot protect these traitors 24 hours a day. The ones with nay are the good guys on this subject. I was disturbed by [...]
Across an often contentious three-hour congressional hearing Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson vigorously defended her agency’s policies promoting cleaner air and water, and rejected suggestions by Republican lawmakers that the EPA is a chief factor in the country’s stagnant economic recovery.
“The American people have a right to know whether the air they breathe is healthy or unhealthy,” Jackson said during her appearance [...]
By CAROL D. LEONNIG and STEVEN MUFSON, The Washington Post
September 15, 2011
A $38.6 billion loan guarantee program that the Obama administration promised would create or save 65,000 jobs has created just a few thousand jobs two years after it began, government records show.
The program — designed to jump-start the nation’s clean technology industry by giving energy companies access to low-cost, government-backed loans — has directly created 3,545 new, permanent jobs [...]