Posts Tagged: Reaction


22
Dec 10

US Senate Briefing, 12/22/10: FCC reaction

Today’s Washington Post headline gives a good summary of the reaction to the FCC’s vote yesterday: “FCC approves net-neutrality rules; criticism is immediate.” The Post notes, “The regulations passed the Federal Communications Commission along party lines, with two Democratic commissioners reluctantly siding with agency Chairman Julius Genachowski in a 3-2 vote. The rules seek to uphold a principle called net neutrality, under which Internet service providers are supposed to give equal treatment to all legal Web content on their networks. But the measure met with swift opposition Tuesday. Republican lawmakers immediately promised to work to overthrow the rules, while analysts predicted that cable and telecom giants will file lawsuits challenging the FCC’s authority to regulate the broadband market.”

In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal today, John Fund elaborates on just why the FCC’s decision is so troublesome. “The Federal Communications Commission’s new ‘net neutrality’ rules, passed on a partisan 3-2 vote yesterday, represent a huge win for a slick lobbying campaign run by liberal activist groups and foundations. The losers are likely to be consumers who will see innovation and investment chilled by regulations that treat the Internet like a public utility. There’s little evidence the public is demanding these rules, which purport to stop the non-problem of phone and cable companies blocking access to websites and interfering with Internet traffic. Over 300 House and Senate members have signed a letter opposing FCC Internet regulation, and there will undoubtedly be even less support in the next Congress. Yet President Obama, long an ardent backer of net neutrality, is ignoring both Congress and adverse court rulings, especially by a federal appeals court in April that the agency doesn’t have the power to enforce net neutrality. He is seeking to impose his will on the Internet through the executive branch.”

Indeed, as Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, ranking Republican on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, explained in a floor speech following the vote, “The FCC pursuit of net neutrality regulations involves claiming authority under the Communications Act that they do not have. Congress did not provide the FCC authority to regulate how Internet service providers manage their network, not anywhere in the Communications Act nor any other statute administered by the Commission.”

Sen. Hutchison urged her fellow members of Congress to oppose the FCC’s new rules, saying, “This is a time for Congress to take a stand. These regulations will raise uncertainty about the methods and practices communications companies may use to manage their networks. Heavy-handed regulation threatens investment and innovation in broadband services, placing valuable American jobs at risk. . . . We will have a resolution of disapproval at the appropriate time in the next session of Congress.”

As Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said in a video responding to the ruling yesterday, “Our economy has benefited from the rapid growth of the Internet, and that’s due in large part to the lack of government involvement. . . . I, along with several of my colleagues, have urged the FCC Chairman to abandon this flawed approach. . . . The Internet is a valuable resource and it must be left alone.

On The Floor

The Senate reconvened at 9 AM and resumed post-cloture consideration of the New START treaty, Treaty Doc. 111-5. The Senate may consider a pending amendment to the treaty from Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and amendments to the resolution of ratification to accompany the treaty from Sens. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Jim Risch (R-ID), and John McCain (R-AZ).

If all post-cloture time is not used, a vote on ratification of the START Treaty could come this afternoon.

Senate Democrats have indicated they also want to take up a 9/11 responders health bill and several nominations, including that of James Cole to be Deputy Attorney General, before the Senate finishes its work in the lame duck session.

This morning, the Senate passed by unanimous consent H.R. 6523, the Fiscal Year 2011 Defense Authorization bill, which had been stripped of controversial provisions Democrats included that had prevented its passage earlier this year.

Yesterday, the Senate voted 79-16 to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through March 4th. Prior to that vote, the Senate voted 82-14 to invoke cloture on the vehicle for the CR.

The Senate also voted 67-28 to invoke cloture on the START Treaty. Following that vote, the Senate rejected amendments to the treaty from Sens. John Ensign (R-NV)Jim Risch, and Roger Wicker (R-MS), and twoamendments from Sen. Kyl.

From the Communications Center

Sen. McConnell: Change Has Come to Congress

ICYMI: SRCC: FCC’s New Rules Will Stifle Innovation, McConnell Warns

ICYMI: VIDEO: McConnell: “The Internet is a valuable resource and it must be left alone.”

Around the Hill

The Washington Post: FCC approves net-neutrality rules; criticism is immediate

John Fund: The Net Neutrality Coup

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21
Dec 10

Fan reaction: The Bears destroy the Vikings, claim division crown - Yahoo! Sports


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19
Dec 10

Reaction Mostly Positive To Commerce Privacy Report

Though one privacy advocate suggests recommendations are too much talk, too little…
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17
Dec 10

Death Panels Begin: Reaction to FDA’s Decision to Begin Rationing

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announced yesterday that it would ration the late-stage cancer drug Avastin for breast cancer patients. (Ironically, the same day, the EU announced it would not ration access to Avastin.)  The reaction to the FDA’s decision has been fierce:

Rep. Kay Granger:  “For the 17,500 women across the country who rely [...]
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16
Dec 10

Cleveland fan reaction: Bob Feller quotes - Yahoo! Sports


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14
Dec 10

Giants fan reaction: New York Giants beat Minnesota Vikings 21-3 - Yahoo! Sports


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9
Dec 10

The Chinese dictatorship’s reaction to the Nobel Peace Prize

(David Kopel)

I’ll be discussing the topic on NRA News tonight, at 11:40 Eastern Time. The program will remain available for replay at the website for a few days thereafter.

In the meantime, please feel free to provide your own thoughts and analysis in the comments.




The Volokh Conspiracy


9
Dec 10

Reaction to the Crawford deal - Boston Globe


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30
Nov 10

Fan reaction: San Francisco 49ers beat Arizona Cardinals 27-6 - Yahoo! Sports


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Fan reaction: San Francisco 49ers beat Arizona Cardinals 27-6
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Being a game out of first place is fun times for Niners fans. Losing Frank Gore(notes) for the season is not. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-6 on Monday night. A full game recap and box score can be found here.
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30
Nov 10

Fan reaction: San Francisco 49ers beat Arizona Cardinals 27-6 - Yahoo! Sports


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Fan reaction: San Francisco 49ers beat Arizona Cardinals 27-6
Yahoo! Sports
Being a game out of first place is fun times for Niners fans. Losing Frank Gore(notes) for the season is not. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-6 on Monday night. A full game recap and box score can be found here.
49ers must prepare to move forward without RB GoreBloomberg
NFC West: Westbrook keeps 49ers' ground game goingKansas City Star
Niners to use 'mixture' of Westbrook, Dixonmsnbc.com
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30
Nov 10

LeBron James of Miami Heat ready for Cleveland’s reaction - ESPN


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28
Nov 10

Unreal Reaction To Terror Plot

Now let me make it clear from the start that I do NOT think these comments reflect the views of even a small part of the left or the readership at the Huffington Post. Nor do I have issue with those who are simply concerned about how far government agents go in terms of entrapment issues.

However when you read a number of the threads you’ve got people actually defending the would be bomber as innocent. I’m not sure what they would allow the police to do in capturing a criminal since they seem to oppose pretty much anything short of him confessing on his own.

Just doesn’t make sense to me (nor it seems to many on HuffPo)


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27
Nov 10

Iran is Watching Obama’s Reaction To North Korea Very Closely

The latest crisis on the Korean peninsula will have implications that go way beyond Asia. The reaction by the United States to the North Korean aggression will have an impact on the Middle East.  Iran is closely watching the United States’ next move with North Korea.  If Obama perceived as weak, Iran  will be emboldened.

Both North Korea and Iran are tyrannical regimes who have been playing games with Western negotiators for over a decade. The week before it attacked a South Korean Island, the North Koreans boastfully displayed a 2,000 uranium-enrichment centrifuges and the initial construction of a 100-megawatt light-water reactor to visiting American scientists. That was display was meant to a show of power and a thumbing of the nose at the United States.

Thumbing its nose is something North Korea and Iran pride themselves in.  Just like the toddler screaming for a toy in the department story, these two rogue nations are testing the limits of the US’s tolerance, attempting to gauge how far they can go. With each move and counter-move on the chess board of the Korean peninsula, Tehran is carefully monitoring every nuance of Washington’s response to Pyongyang’s actions.

The Iranians must have been smiling when the US reacted to Pyongyang’s boast about its expanded nuclear program, with an appeasing “This is not a crisis,” from special envoy for North Korea Stephen Bosworth. Especially when you realize that the expanded nuclear development came only eight months after a North Korean submarine sank a South Korean Navy boat. 

It needs be remembered that despite heavy sanctions, the number and scale of North Korean provocations has only increased of late. North Korea tests nuclear devices and ballistic missiles, and last March one of its submarines sank a South Korean naval ship killing 46 people.

Four more South Koreans were killed in the North Korean mortar attack last week.

The US response to the mortar attack a Joint-Military exercise without live ammunition, seems tepid. It has also been criticized by China North Korea’s only ally and the country who President Obama is counting on to get Pyongyang to toe the line.”We oppose any party to take any military acts in our exclusive economic zone without permission,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement, Xinhua reported.

If China can thumb its nose at Obama, so can Kim. And if Kim can thumb his nose at Obama, so can Ahmadinejad. And Ahmadinejad is watching North Korea very carefully.

Here’s the scary part, for most of his bravado, Kim is not crazy, just evil. Kim just wants to solidify his family’s power over the north. On the other hand Ahmadinejad believes that he has been chosen by Allah to hasten the return of the 12th Imam, the  Muslim messiah. The way to achieve this goal for the Iranian president is the occurrence of a nuclear Holocaust. And this is why it is so vital for Ahmadinejad that Iran acquires a nuclear weapon. Nuclear weapons in Iranian hands would make this an exceedingly more insecure world than do such weapons in North Korean possession.

Winning the face-off against North Korea is important to the future of the United States interest not just in the Korean peninsula but in the Middle East. A weak US-led end to the latest case of North Korean would send an important signal to Iran that their aggression will be handled similarly.





YID With LID


26
Nov 10

TURKEY VOWS REACTION TO ISRAEL THREAT

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara is prepared to react to any potential Israeli offensive against Lebanon.

Erdogan described Israel as full of “uncertainties” and said, “It is not definite what it will do.” He further warned of the prospects of such hostilities, Turkey’s state Anatolia news agency (AA) reported on Thursday.

“Does (Israel) think it can enter Lebanon with the most modern aircraft and tanks to kill women and children, and destroy schools and hospitals, and then expect us to remain silent?” AFP quoted him as saying in the Lebanese capital of Beirut.

The Turkish leader is currently on a two-day visit to the country aimed at strengthening the bilateral ties and voicing support for Beirut in the face of a volatile international situation.

“We will not be silent and we will support justice by all means available to us.”

Ankara has opposed the last round of Tel Aviv’s offensives on southern Lebanon, which killed around 1,200 Lebanese, most of them civilians in 2006.

“In the event of war, the citizens of Israel will also be losers,” the Turkish leader warned.

The Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah, which defeated Israel in the 33-day hostilities and headed off Tel Aviv’s offensives on the country in 2000, has vowed to respond with determination to any future Israel-launched warfare.

The resistance movement has publicly announced that it has the capability to hit targets deep inside Israel and to strike Israeli Navy vessels even before they reach the Lebanese waters.

The Middle East is passing through a sensitive period, Erdogan said, and called for “unity and integrity” among regional countries.

He insisted that Israel “must realize that if there is peace and security in the region, it will also benefit.”

HN/ZHD/AKM


Intifada Palestine


23
Nov 10

Korea reaction

Gibbs in a statement this morning:

The United States strongly condemns this attack and calls on North Korea to halt its belligerent action and to fully abide by the terms of the Armistice Agreement. The United States is firmly committed to the defense of our ally, the Republic of Korea, and to the maintenance of regional peace and stability. We are in close and continuing contact with our Korean allies.





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