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FCC Should Preempt Individual State Attempts to Regulate the Internet

Among the many positive changes within the federal government since the end of the Obama Administration and the arrival of the Trump Administration, perhaps none surpass those brought by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under new Chairman Ajit Pai.

And the most welcome and beneficial change undertaken by the new FCC is its action to rescind Obama FCC decisions to begin regulating the internet as a "public utility" under statutes passed in the 1930s for old-fashioned, copper-wire telephone service.  The Obama FCC's action instantly began to stifle new broadband investment, and was subject to legal reversal.  The internet thrived for two decades under both the Clinton and Bush administrations precisely due to the federal government's "light touch" regulatory policy, and there…[more]

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By Michelle Malkin
Wednesday, March 15 2017
These Democrat operatives aren't interested in accountability. Their mission is to attack, obstruct and destroy their political opponents at all costs.

Here come the hyperpartisan hounds.

A new nonprofit called American Oversight launched this week to combat President Trump's "culture of impunity." The outfit declared itself "nonpartisan" and claims its crusaders will fight for a "transparent and ethical government."

But like Waylon Jennings once crooned, "Baby, that dog won't hunt."

These Democrat operatives aren't interested in accountability. Their mission is to attack, obstruct and destroy their political opponents at all costs.

Executive Director and Obama donor Austin Evers is certainly familiar with the "culture of impunity." He worked as a lawyer at Williams and Connolly  the firm representing Hillary Clinton and the same firm that boasts longtime Clinton consigliere David Kendall, who shepherded scandal-ridden Bill and Hill through Whitewater, Lewinsky-gate and Email-gate. Evers had zero experience handling public records and classified document requests before he was hired by the State Department in 2015 to be Hillary's information blocker. But the ethical olfactory nerves of the Democrats suddenly shut down over the clear conflict of interest.

"At the very least, this suspect arrangement raises questions about the State Department hiring process," GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte complained to the agency's inspector general. "At worst, it suggests willful obstruction by handpicked Clinton associates at the State Department on behalf of former Secretary Clinton, to ensure damaging or incriminating documents never saw the light of day."

American Oversight also employs Obama donor John Bies, who served as counselor to former corruptocrat Obama Attorney General Eric Holder. Bies and Holder worked together at white-shoe law firm Covington and Burling. That's the same law firm that represented 17 Yemeni terror suspects held at Gitmo  including at least a dozen who rejoined al-Qaida after being freed.

Among Holder's countless subversions of transparency was his refusal to cough up the names of appointees who had been involved in legal work on behalf of Gitmo detainees.

In February 2010, after 9/11 families raised hell, GOP Sen. Charles Grassley finally forced Holder to acknowledge that at least nine DOJ attorneys officially represented or served as advocates for Gitmo detainees before joining the Obama administration. But he still refused to reveal their identities. Bies was one of the suspected nameless abettors.

That kind of backside-covering secrecy and conflict of interest cover-up are government failings that American Oversight senior advisor Melanie Sloan might have once protested. But the ethics watchdog who formerly helmed Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington abandoned nonpartisanship eons ago. Under her leadership, CREW occasionally targeted corrupt Democrats, including Maxine Waters and William "Cold Cash" Jefferson. But in the end, her radical funders  George Soros, the Tides Foundation and the Democracy Alliance  traded her in for rabid attack dog David Brock.

Sloan then got mired in her own apparent pay-for-play scandal. After forming a consulting business, she reportedly solicited a $40,000 donation from one of her clients, Herbalife, to CREW, which published a website attacking an investor who called the company a pyramid scheme.

Sloan now heads a crisis management outfit called Triumph Strategy with Michael Huttner, a far-left operative and founder of ProgressNow. That's the Democrat group of nonprofit satellites funded with startup money from billionaire George Soros and the Democracy Alliance, whose board members include former SEIU International Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger and ACORN embezzlement cover-upper Drummond Pike.

American Oversight ain't about cleaning up corruption. It's about disruption for the sake of disruption.

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Michelle Malkin is host of "Michelle Malkin Investigates" on CRTV.com.
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