EXCLUSIVE: Republicans Rip Google, Appear Leery About Email Proposal

July 5th, 2022 9:11 AM

Republican senators are calling on Google to take quicker action after the company recently asked the Federal Election Commission to approve a pilot program to address concerns that Gmail’s spam algorithm disproportionately affects GOP electioneering campaigns.

Senators Unveil Plan to SMACK DOWN Gmail’s Leftist Spam-Filter Bias

June 15th, 2022 4:02 PM

Twenty-seven Senate Republicans led by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would ban email providers from using algorithms that mark certain political campaign emails as spam.

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'Prairie Dogs'! Scarborough Flogs His Gun-Control Hobby Horse To Bits

June 8th, 2022 4:04 PM

Joe Scarborough is at it again: getting fixated on a word or phrase, and repeating it ad nauseam. Joe might think he's being impactful, but eventually, people become inured and bored by his endless repetition. We've documented sad Scarborough's verbal fixations before, on everything from "bedbugs" to "toilets." Scarborough's hobbyhorse o' the day on Morning Joe was "prairie dogs." In…


CBS Fears Too Much Focus on Rights of Unborn in Abortion Debate

May 13th, 2022 5:16 PM

During an interview with Republican South Dakota Senator John Thune on Friday’s CBS Mornings, the hosts repeatedly pressed the GOP lawmaker on his pro-life positions. At one point, fill-in co-host Dana Jacobson even suggested that the abortion debate focused too much on the rights of unborn children and not enough on women.

Social Media Without Algorithms? Bipartisan Bill Proposes Just That

November 9th, 2021 3:23 PM

Congress and Big Tech are still battling it out over which will have more control over the online speech of Americans. A new bipartisan congressional bill would allow users to experience social media without the algorithms.

Wicker, Cruz, Thune SLAM Big Tech CEOs for Online Censorship

October 28th, 2020 3:10 PM

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey of making a "false" statement "under oath" at a hearing on Big Tech censorship. The senator complained that Dorsey said the bombshell “@nypost story alleging Biden’s CCP corruption” could be tweeted. “Still blocked,” tweeted Cruz. The fallout was the perfect top to a contentious hearing. Senate Republicans had been itching to confront…

4 Of 5 Top Papers Call For Federal Gas Tax Hike

January 12th, 2015 11:27 AM
Four out of five top U.S. newspapers have called for federal gas tax hikes on the editorial page since oil and gas prices began falling significantly June 19, 2014. In spite of polls that show most Americans oppose it, The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times newspapers have all published editorials that called for increasing the…

Gas Below $3 in 49 States, Senators Call for Gas Tax Hike

January 6th, 2015 2:45 PM
Drivers in every state except Hawaii are now paying less than $3-per-gallon for regular gasoline on average. According to AAA, Alaska became the forty-ninth state in which gas prices fell below $3-a-gallon on January 6. On that day, gas dropped to an average $2.999 per gallon in Alaska, as the national average sat at $2.194 nationwide.

McConnell to Reporters: Ask Yourself ‘How Would I Be Writing This St

May 14th, 2013 5:48 PM
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his Republican Senate Leadership spoke to the media Tuesday after a closed policy luncheon. The Senate Minority Leader began the event by saying, "I want to make a few observations about the administration's abuse of power," and before opening it up to questions said, "As you continue to file your stories on this subject, ask yourself before you…

FNC's Shep Smith Scolds Thune on Health Care: 'We're Gonna Lose' and

February 25th, 2010 4:53 PM
Taking a break from ongoing coverage of today's Blair House health care summit around 3:15 p.m. EST today, Fox News Channel's Shep Smith scolded Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and congressional Republicans for impeding passage of the Democratic health care agenda (video embedded at right; audio available here):  Why do Republicans want to throw this thing out and start over, senator? Why do they…

Olbermann Slams Centrist Dems as 'Dogs,' Uses Kennedy Illness for Guil

August 4th, 2009 2:35 PM
On Monday's Countdown show, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann delivered a "Special Comment" lambasting members of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of centrist House Democrats because most of the group's members have pressured more liberal congressional Democrats compromise in their push for public health insurance. After reciting campaign contributions received by some Blue Dog members from the…

NewsBusters Talks to Senators Ensign and Thune About Budget

March 18th, 2009 10:48 AM
Senators John Ensign (R-Nev.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) participated in a blogger conference call on Monday.On the agenda was President Obama's 2010 budget proposal which Thune cautioned if enacted in its current form would double the federal debt in five years and triple it in ten.Those interested can listen to this fascinating discussion here (5.9 mb MP3).

Nuthin' MSM Can't Spin Against Sarah: Now She's Too Popular

September 2nd, 2008 2:20 PM
Is there nothing—nothing?—that the MSM won't try to spin against Sarah Palin?  They've turned the matter of her Down syndrome son into a suggestion she will neglect her child.  Twisted the news of her daughter's pregnancy into a "damaging revelation" that will cause her image to "suffer." Now, in perhaps the most acrobatic stunt yet, Andrea Mitchell has suggested that the…

Hitchens: She'd Run 'As George Wallace' To Beat 'Shallow and Flaky' Ob

March 5th, 2008 11:37 AM
When Christopher Hitchens came on today's Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough began by inviting him to comment on "last night's" results. Quipped the famously hard-living Hitchens: "I'm still thinking of it as this morning's result. I hope it doesn't show." Unfortunately for Christopher, it did. See screencap.But whatever price Hitchens was paying for indulgences of the night…