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Democrats and Republicans Blame Harry Reid's Dirty Lawyer $$$ for Failure of Patent Reform

If there was one thing that Democrats and Republicans could agree on it was patent reform.

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

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Wireless Week

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Unlocking Bill

The U.S. Senate Judiciary committee on Thursday unanimously approved revised bipartisan legislation geared toward making it easier for consumers to unlock their cell phones and take them with to a new carrier.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Chuck Grassley, DMCA News

The Brattleboro Reformer

Leahy pushes for constitutional convention on campaign finance reform

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy speaks during a hearing in April in Washington, D.C. U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., ushered a proposal out of committee this week that would amend the U.S. Constitution and allow for limits on campaign contributions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US House of Representatives, Senator Dick Durbin

Bryan County News

Johnson speaks to Senate committee

The track record of Georgia, and several other states, on voting rights is reason enough for Congress to restore protections of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by a Supreme Court decision last year, according to the Rev.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Bulloch County, GA, Statesboro, GA, US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Fri Jul 11, 2014

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

The Miami Herald

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, US Supreme Court

National Journal

Patent Reform Shows Signs of Life in Congress

Once thought dead and buried for 2014, patent reform is suddenly gaining traction in the House.

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Related Topix: US News, Inventions, Science / Technology, US Politics, Lee Terry, Republican, US House of Representatives, Fred Upton, Representative Peter Welch, Democrat, US Senate

The Washington Post

Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds

The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally without their parents, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Family, Kids, US Politics, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Harry Reid, US Senate

National Public Radio

Obama Official Says Immigrant Kids Draining Funds

The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally without their parents, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh ... (more)

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Harry Reid, US Senate

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Obama, congressional leaders close to deal on border crisis

Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Harry Reid, US Senate, Prison, Family, Kids

Reuters

U.S. House panel approves bill to rein in patent fights

A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Thursday approved a draft bill aimed at reining in companies that seek licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand letters."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte

USA Today

Senate panel advances plan to get money out of politics

Senate panel advances plan to get money out of politics Vote is part of Democrats' effort to spotlight the growing role of money in elections.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican, John Cornyn

Examiner.com

Congress makes bipartisan bid to quash voters' rights

Congressional attempts to "fix" the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court struck down an antiquated provision would extend the Justice Department's reach while excluding "non-minorities" from protection.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, James Sensenbrenner

Government Executive

Bill to Legalize Cell-Phone Unlocking Advances in the Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Thursday to advance legislation that would legalize cell-phone unlocking, which would make it easier for consumers to switch providers without buying a new phone.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

WCAX-TV Burlington

Judiciary Committee passes Leahy cellphone unlocking bill

There was little controversy Thursday over a bill authored by Sen. Patrick Leahy that would give Americans more freedom over their cellphones.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Chittenden County, VT, Winooski, VT, Violent Crime

Manchester Journal

Dorset Forest set to expand

The Dorset Forest may soon be expanded. In a plan first discussed in November last year, the town presented a way to purchase a parcel of land to protect and expand the town forest.

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Related Topix: Dorset, VT, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Agriculture, Science

Wed Jul 09, 2014

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

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

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

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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