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.The Daily Countable: AT&T Asks To Be Regulated & ICE Goes After Activists

by Countable | 1.24.18

You know how the government's going to run out of money again in 16 days? Make that 11 by the time the House gets back from their annual retreat next Monday. And if you think that's enough time to formulate a budget and an immigration deal to protect Dreamers that will get support in both Houses of Congress, I've got a lovely bridge to sell you…

One Big Thing

Believe it or not, AT&T is asking to be regulated. The company took out several full page ads in major newspapers around the country urging Congress to enact an "Internet Bill of Rights" that would provide "neutrality, transparency, openness, non-discrimination and privacy protection for all internet users." Be still, my cynical heart! Read more about what the company is calling for in today's article.

On the Radar

With all the talk of Dreamers and the border wall, we all know that immigration is on the administration's radar for sure. Looks like immigration activists have been as well, as prominent immigration activists, some of whom were brought here as children, have been detained or deported by ICE. The administration says they're not targeting anyone. What do you think?

Read the article and then contact your representatives to tell them!

Under the Radar

In all the flurry and bluster about the shutdown, did you miss This Week In Congress? It will tell you exactly what the Senate is up to this week, including that they confirmed Alex Azar to be Secretary of Health and Human Services today.

Your Gov at a Glance 👀

The White House: President Trump in DC

  • The president will host a credentialing ceremony for newly appointed Ambassadors.
  • He will then have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and participate in a working session with mayors.
  • The president will then depart DC en route to Zurich, Switzerland.

The House of Representatives: Out

  • The House will return Monday January 29.

The Senate: In Session

Tomorrow’s Preview

  • The Senate will likely vote on the confirmation of Sam Brownback to be Ambassador At Large for International Religious Freedom.

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  • Steve
    01/24/2018
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    This is getting ridiculous! It is time to put in term limits. Nobody can do their jobs. The American people are fed up with the lack of work being performed by congress. We pay your salaries and therefore work for us. You all need to be fired!!!

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  • Robert
    01/24/2018
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    It would Be nice to have a job like that where when deadlines are looming you can just take off work. Hopefully with their time off they can see that net neutrality is the only fair thing for their constituents.

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  • Jesse
    01/24/2018
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    This president means northing to me fight the power

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  • Walter
    01/24/2018
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    The liberal vision of America as an immigration welfare state means nothing to me. Fight the mainstream media.

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  • Nancy
    01/24/2018
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    YES! To AT&T asking for an Internet Bill Of Rights!!

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  • Savannah
    01/25/2018
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    It’s refreshing to the a for profit company such as AT&T ask for fair regulation in their industry. Please take this opportunity to reinstate net neutrality through the purposed internet constitution. #netneutrality #immigrantrightsarehumanrights #protectdreamers

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  • J
    01/25/2018
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    Love It!!! Round them up and get them out!!! It’s our country. If you are an activist in the US you should be here legally, if not go home and be an activist from your side of the border! Don’t break our immigration laws and then try to get us to change our policy.

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  • Carmen
    01/25/2018
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    Not surprise it’s been over 9 years since they have done any work. That’s why when people were losing their jobs, some committing suicide because of the economy the republicans refuse to work with Obama. People life’s were at stake. I was a Republican for over 30 years. Now I am no longer a Republican. Their lack of work ethics and moral values disappear.

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  • David
    01/25/2018
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    Well, of course AT&T wants to be regulated, which would imply that any competition would have to be regulated too — startups would not have the capital to compete, just the way the established corporations like it!

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  • anitachiquita
    01/25/2018
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    Leave the internet alone. No need for more regulations, internet bill of rights, net neutrality or whatever you want to call it. I've seen the immigration "activists" protests demanding amnesty. Many fly Mexican flags and don't seem to have respect our country. I don't see where they have any right to demand anything.

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  • Bernie
    01/24/2018
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    Jessie means nothing to me. Hold the line.

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  • AngryPacifist
    01/25/2018
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    AT&T would only ask for regulation if it benefits them. Corporations are amoral and their only goal is to make money, so how does this work out for them?

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  • RadicalModerate
    01/25/2018
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    Please legalize weed. We’re all pretty stressed out lately, and would love to catch a buzz.

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  • Dave
    01/25/2018
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    The meeting at Davos, is not a meeting of inclusion, but exclusion. The American first , will be American last. It not about leveling the playing field between capital and labor. It’s about increasing the inequality. This is nothing more then a slight of hand.

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  • Vince
    01/25/2018
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    AT&T virtue signalling to get more customers. Pretty smart.

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  • Stickyfingers
    01/25/2018
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    Suspend all money to sanctuary cities and hold the politicians accountable for crimes against American citizens. These mayors are on another planet putting illegals over their own US citizens. No wonder Europe is in such a mess. They have liberal politicians that took in all these migrants who are raping women, stealing and murdering their citizens. When are these liberals going to wake up? Protect America and build the Wall and deport illegals.

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  • Jeffrey
    01/25/2018
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    Sen. Ron Johnson: do you really expect us to accept that you believe the ‘conspiracy’ theory at the FBI? Before you attack the FBI and to DOJ for Donald T. remember that those who “sit down with dogs, get up with fleas”.

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  • Esther
    01/25/2018
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    Hurray for AT&T! As far as ICE goes under the direction of the president, bullies always pick on the most vulnerable. For shame!

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  • Marilyn
    01/25/2018
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    Yea! Finally,doing something about illegals.

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  • Mart
    01/25/2018
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    That’s because they write the regulations, and are large enough to absorb the costs. It keeps the startups from enter the market. Never trust business sleeping with government.

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