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4 hrs ago | The Hill

Momentum builds to limit patent threats

Patent reform advocates are lining up to support a new House bill that would put restrictions on the "demand letters" companies send threatening patent infringement lawsuits.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lee Terry, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Inventions, Science / Technology, US Senate, Democrat

8 hrs ago | Newsday

Sunstein: When government is too open, it can't work well

Sens. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and John Cornyn of Texas, leaders of the Judiciary Committee, have long shown an admirable commitment to open government, and their recent bill to amend the Freedom of Information Act is winning a ton of praise.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Opinion

12 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Al Franken: Net neutrality is 'the First Amendment issue of our time'

Congressional Democrats aren't letting up on pressuring the FCC to preserve real net neutrality.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch

16 hrs ago | The Hill

On patent troll problem, federal government could learn from states

In Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal recently signed into law a bipartisan measure to curb the prevalence of frivolous patent litigation by so called patent trolls - entities that do not produce goods but assert their patents by seeking licensing fees through demand letters and filing suit against small and large businesses alike for alleged ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, US Senate, Democrat

Tue Jul 08, 2014

USA Today

Patent reform fight ends in retreat - for now

WINOOSKI, Vt. - After nearly two years of effort, MyWebGrocer Chief Operating Officer Jerry Tarrant has seen his crusade to fight back against patent trolls come to nothing.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Winooski, VT, MyWebGrocer, Marketing, Inventions, Science / Technology, Harry Reid

Christian Science Monitor

Rand Paul-Cory Booker bromance: how two political opposites attracted

On the left, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky speaks at Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Friday, June 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Newark, NJ, Prison, Drugs, Democrat

Ledger-Enquirer.com

IRS in 'bunker mentality' as interest groups, media...

The courts, public-interest groups and the media are all struggling with uneven transparency and cooperation from the agency.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, John Cornyn

The Bennington Banner

Another milepost planted in the 'EV corridor'

Gov. Peter Shumlin, Sen. Patrick Leahy and Green Mountain Power President Mary Powell unveiled a new electric vehicle charging station Monday, calling it a step toward bringing more affordable and energy-efficient transportation to Vermont.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Peter Shumlin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Energy, Green Mountain Power

American Reporter

Make My DayMY Toboggan Diary: Fun and Hallucinations

They called him "Silent Cal," but Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States - the second one born in Vermont and the only U.S. president to be born on the Fourth of July - said one of the most beautiful things I've ever read about the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Vermont, Vermont Government

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Vermont to highlight more electric car chargers

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Green Mountain Power CEO Mary Powell will be at the Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex on Monday for the event.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Advocates: FCC plan could make the Internet a gated community

The Worldwide Web is a universe of information, and we travel through it largely unfettered, searching for whatever we want - videos, blog posts, obscure products and services, whole catalogs of knowledge like Wikipedia.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Libraries, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, University of Vermont

The Hill

Crunch time for NSA reform

If lawmakers are going to finalize the USA Freedom Act to reform government surveillance this year, privacy advocates warn they need to pick up the pace this month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Privacy, Ron Wyden, Mark Udall, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall, Dianne Feinstein

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Boston.com

Senator Patrick Leahy shares his love of Batman

If Senator Patrick Leahy is not grilling the president's nominees for federal judgeships or questioning State Department budget officers, he just might be moonlighting as the governor of the Utah Territory, circa 1870.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

WCAX-TV Burlington

GMP to unveil new electric vehicle charging stations

Sen. Patrick Leahy and Gov. Peter Shumlin will be on hand to help announce the new charging stations at the Red Hen Bakery building in Middlesex.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Albany, VT, St. Albans, VT

Wireless Week

Vermont's VTel Targets Rural Areas with Wireless Broadband Service

Lightning-fast Internet connectivity, telemedicine advances and even robot surrogates in classrooms are just a sampling of what state leaders and telecommunications companies like VTel hope will be coming to Vermont in the near future.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Vermont, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Robots

TheStreet.com

Vermont Vents at Billion-Dollar Telecom Mergers Charging Deals Will Ruin the Internet

At a "field" hearing earlier this week in Burlington, Vermont, Senator Patrick Leahy and Rep. Peter Welch, both from the Green Mountain state, gave local resident who may not easily make the trip to Washington a chance to weigh-in on the thorny topic 'net neutrality.'

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Personal Finance, Small Business, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Doris Matsui

American Reporter

Make My DayMY Toboggan Diary: Fun and Hallucinations

They called him "Silent Cal," but Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States - the second one born in Vermont and the only U.S. president to be born on the Fourth of July - said one of the most beautiful things I've ever read about the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Vermont, Vermont Government

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Senate committee hears need for open Internet

Open access to the Internet is vital to the free flow of information both for ideas and commerce, Vermont business owners and others told a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Vermont, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Libraries

Washington Examiner

Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 2

A new poll out of Michigan shows incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Snyder tied with Democratic challenger Mark Schauer.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mark Schauer, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Snyder, US Governors, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell

Politico

Net neutrality hits the road - One year in, expect more COPPA...

TODAY: NET NEUTRALITY HITS THE ROAD - For weeks, comments from around the country have been pouring into Washington about the FCC's proposed new open Internet rules, but for the most part, the conversation has played out inside the Beltway.

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