Frank Lautenberg has passed.
He apparently has passed “due to complications from viral pneumonia.” He was 89 years old, and the last remaining World War II veteran in the Senate. Our condolences to his family and loved ones. RT @seanagnew: RIP, Technician Fifth Grade, Frank Lautenberg. 3185th Signal Service Battalion — Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 3, 2013 Moe Lane (crosspost)
Frank Lautenberg/Rush Holt paid out race-tinged hush money?
I believe that the word that both the senior Democratic Senator from NJ, and the Democratic Congressman from NJ-12, would insist on seeing here would be allegedly. As in, allegedly former canvass worker Christopher Nastuk was told that it would be, ah, “demographically undesirable” to use African-American canvassers in Holt’s lily-white district. Or, allegedly the minority canvassers that Nastuk did hire were fired anyway “and | Read More »
Tech at Night: AT&T, T-Mobile, FCC, Patents
So the top story this week is going to be the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile USA. There’s a lot being said about it, about unions, about competition, but the story I’m seeing emerging is that this deal is about spectrum. AT&T sees in T-Mobile a way to get the spectrum it needs going forward. In fact, even power grabbing FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said to | Read More »
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Chris Christie kills ARC Train project. Again.
Hey, remember the ARC Train project? For those who don’t keep track of arcane New Jersey political footballs, the project was a long-proposed, long-delayed plan to build an underground light rail tunnel between Newark and NYC. This project got rushed ahead by former Governor Jon Corzine – Excuse me for a moment: former Governor Jon Corzine. That’s still a pleasure to type out. ..who needed | Read More »
Today in Washington – May 5, 2010
Yesterday was yet another day in the Senate of gridlock on the ObamaBailout bill and today will probably be more of the same. A Senate committee will be holding hearings today on ways to chip away at the 2nd Amendment. Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) made a splash yesterday when he circulated legislation to expand the conditions for the government to strip U.S. Citizens of Citizenship. The | Read More »