Advocates ready legal showdown with U.S. FCC on net neutrality

Advocates ready legal showdown with U.S. FCC on net neutralityNet neutrality advocates said they are gearing up for a legal fight after abandoning attempts to convince the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to keep 2015 rules aimed at maintaining an open internet. The FCC is expected to vote on Dec. 14 to scrap the landmark so-called net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama, given FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and two Republican commissioners support the repeal. Industry and public interest groups are considering several strategies to protect the rules banning internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking or "throttling" to slow service for certain content, including arguing that the decision is arbitrary and pushing back on the FCC's classification of ISPs.



Trump's attack on Senator Gillibrand 'nasty': Senator Schumer

Trump's attack on Senator Gillibrand 'nasty': Senator SchumerU.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's tweeted attack on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was "nasty," but Schumer did not join Gillibrand's call for Trump to resign the presidency over sexual misconduct accusations. "That tweet was nasty, unbecoming of a president," Schumer told reporters. Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, on Monday called for Trump to resign over sexual misconduct allegations.



Tillerson seeks to ease skepticism about U.S. State Department reorganization

Tillerson seeks to ease skepticism about U.S. State Department reorganizationWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, dogged by media speculation about how long he will last as top U.S. diplomat, tried to ease skepticism among staff about his leadership and planned State Department reorganization on Tuesday.



Senator Gillibrand calls Trump Twitter post 'sexist smear'

Senator Gillibrand calls Trump Twitter post 'sexist smear'U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against him. Six U.S. senators, including Gillibrand, have said Trump should resign. Trump lambasted Gillibrand on Twitter on Tuesday writing, "Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office 'begging' for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump." Schumer is the Senate Democratic leader.



Alabama voters choose senator in race with high stakes for Trump

Alabama voters choose senator in race with high stakes for TrumpBy Andy Sullivan MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) - Voters in Alabama headed to the polls on Tuesday in a hard-fought U.S. Senate race with high stakes for President Donald Trump, who has endorsed fellow Republican Roy Moore in spite of allegations against him of sexual misconduct toward teenagers. Moore, 70, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, is battling former U.S. attorney Doug Jones, a Democrat, for the Senate seat. Jones, 63, hopes to pull off an upset victory in the deeply conservative Southern state.





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