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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:19 PM
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W.H. vows to protect net neutrality - Threatens veto of GOP effort to overturn FCC rules
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 10:20 PM by jefferson_dem
W.H. vows to protect net neutrality
By: Tony Romm and Eliza Krigman
April 4, 2011 06:41 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.

Obamas veto threat isnt exactly surprising, given the extent to which the so-called Tech President touched on net neutrality along the 2008 campaign trail.

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http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=DFDAEC5F-8C...
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:27 PM
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1. doggone corporate tools
no difference between this White House and a republican white house. None.

I know that because i've read statements to that effect (if not using those exact words) here on DU a dozen times today.
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:28 PM
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2. kick
Can't this be stopped in the Senate?
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Chef Eric Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:49 PM
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3. Thanks for posting this. nt
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philly_bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:51 PM
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4. Good, heartening news if true. Drawing a line in the sand. n/t
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:41 PM
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9. Like not signing a health "care" bill without a public option in it.
:sarcasm:
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:56 PM
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5. He's pushing back.
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zalinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:01 PM
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6. I'll believe it when I see it. n/t
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 03:00 PM
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13. But but but they VOWED it ... it's a VOW!!! Like a PINKIE PROMISE!!
They wouldn't go back on that!!!

:sarcasm:

Bake
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angryfirelord Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:03 PM
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7. Excellent
The internet has shaped up to be just as an important medium for free speech. When most people generally have only one ISP to choose from, the ability for them to set up a tiered network is certainly not far away. Even if you do have multiple choices, chances are the smaller ISP runs into a Tier 1 network, which is controlled by a large ISP.
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:09 PM
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8. K&R!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:57 PM
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10. Great-rec'd! nt
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Safetykitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:07 AM
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11. This will be used as a bargaining chip for the Medicaid cuts.
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999998th word Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 01:30 AM
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12. probably
Edited on Tue Apr-05-11 01:32 AM by 999998th word
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 03:03 PM
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15. I heard that Obama hates puppies.
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killbotfactory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 03:45 PM
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16. I heard that Obama eats puppies.
It's what they do in Kenya where he was born an atheist muslim socialist.
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Life Long Liberal Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 03:01 PM
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14. This is great news.
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