Government Regulation

National Transportation Safety Agency (NHTSA) Proposes Mandatory Event Data Recorders (EDRs) on all New Cars

December 29, 2012

“The recording, which is usually the last 30 seconds before any accident, is then passed onto the NHTSA for analysis, currently with the owner’s consent.”

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U.S. Senate Votes to Approve a Five-Year Extension for Warrantless Wiretapping under FISA

December 29, 2012

“The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, approved by the House of Representatives in September, passed the Senate with a 73-23 vote and broad bipartisan support, and now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.”

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White House Forms Gun Violence Task Force Led by Vice President Joe Biden

December 20, 2012

“Biden — accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano — will meet with national law enforcement leaders Thursday, the White House announced.”

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Democratic Senator Al Franken Proposes Bill Requiring Cell Phone Apps to Gain Consent Before Location Tracking

December 20, 2012

“The Senator recently proposed legislation that attempts to require that companies that develop and sell such mobile apps must get our consent before such programs are installed on our mobile devices. The bill would prohibit the covert monitoring of a person’s location.”

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White House: President Obama “Strongly” Supports an Assault Weapons Ban and Would Support New Gun Control Legislation

December 18, 2012

“”He supports and would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole, and there are other elements of gun legislation that he could support … high capacity ammunition clips, for example,” [Carney] said.”

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (D) Vetoes Bill that would’ve allowed Concealed Weapons in Schools, Churches, Day Care Centers, and Stadiums

December 18, 2012

“In his veto letter sent to the Legislature shortly before 4 p.m., Snyder said the bill had a fatal loophole that didn’t allow for those institutions to opt out of the new legislation and prohibit weapons from their buildings.”

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Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein Promises to Introduce a Bill to Effectively Ban Assault Weapons

December 16, 2012

“”It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession. Not retroactively but prospectively. And it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets,” she told NBC News, adding that she expected Mr Obama to support the bill.”

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U.S. Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act Goes Into Effect, Limiting the Volume of Television Commercials

December 13, 2012

“The federal law, known as CALM, requires broadcasters to ensure that TV commercials maintain the same volume as the entertainment programming in which the ads are contained.”

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White House and Justice Department Considering Legal Action Against States Legalizing Marijuana

December 7, 2012

“Senior White House and Justice Department officials are considering plans for legal action against Colorado and Washington that could undermine voter-approved initiatives to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in those states.”

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NSA Whistleblower: United States Government Has Everyone Under “Virtual Surveillance”

December 4, 2012

“One of the best mathematicians and code breakers in NSA history resigned in 2001 because he no longer wanted to be associated with alleged violations of the constitution.”

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Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer: ObamaCare is too Risky and Expensive

November 30, 2012

“Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says her decision to opt out of establishing a state-run health insurance exchange under Obamacare was one of the “most difficult decisions” she’s made as governor.”

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Politico: Republicans in Idaho, Tennessee and Mississippi Fighting Over ObamaCare

November 30, 2012

“Republicans face a choice: Create their own and appear to endorse a federal government health care takeover, or allow Washington to take control.”

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U.S. Senate Eliminates NDAA Restrictions That Would’ve Limited the Military’s Use of Biofuels

November 29, 2012

“The Senate voted 62-37 to remove language in the National Defense Authorization Act that would have barred the military from buying the controversial alternative fuels if they cost more than petroleum.”

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U.S. Federal District Court orders Tobacco Companies to publish “corrective statements” that they lied

November 27, 2012

“U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler previously had said she wanted the industry to pay for corrective statements in various types of advertisements. But Tuesday’s ruling is the first time she’s laid out what the statements will say.”

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Google criticizes the United Nations’ Internet Treaty Conference, calling it a “threat” to the “free and open” Internet

November 22, 2012

“Google added that it was concerned that “only governments have a voice at the ITU” and not companies or others who had a stake in the net.”

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