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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:18 PM
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W.H. vows to protect net neutrality
Source: Politico

W.H. vows to protect net neutrality

By TONY ROMM & ELIZA KRIGMAN | 4/4/11 6:41 PM EDT

The Obama administration on Monday threatened to veto a Republican effort to overturn the FCC's new net neutrality rules, just as House GOPers moved one step closer to bringing that repeal to a full-chamber vote.

A Statement of Administration Policy issued late Monday emphasized that the White House strongly opposes House passage of the resolution of disapproval, which would roll back rules the FCC enacted in December that require Internet providers to treat all traffic equally.

The administration described any Republican attempt to undo the FCCs work as one that would undermine a fundamental part of the Nations Internet and innovation strategy an enforceable and effective policy for keeping the Internet free and open.

If the President is presented with a Resolution of Disapproval that would not safeguard the free and open Internet, his senior advisers would recommend that he veto the Resolution, the statement said.




Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/52525.html
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:21 PM
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1. I love campaign promises!
Don't Ask and Don't Tell, but I prefer successful administrative initiatives.

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HankyDubs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:31 PM
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2. well there goes net neutrality
Obama just telegraphed it--he will negotiate it away.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:24 AM
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11. +1
Yup
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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:41 PM
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3. Too late. They already gave it away.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:41 PM
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4. No more talk!
Do it or shut up.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 04:03 AM
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9. He can't veto something that isn't on his desk yet. (nt)
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naaman fletcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:47 PM
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5. vowed to close gitmo, too. nt.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:06 PM
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6. "his senior advisors would recommend that he veto...". Not from Obama himself evidently nt
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:30 PM
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7. This is a bad sign
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:10 PM
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8. well then Obama shouldn't have put anti-neutrality idiots on the FCC!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 06:37 AM
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10. Thread winner
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