Ars Technica | The United States House of Representatives approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) by a comfortable 288 to 127 margin. Almost half of the House’s Democrats joined 196 Republicans in supporting the measure.
CNET | A controversial data-sharing bill won the approval of a key congressional committee today without privacy amendments, raising concerns that the National Security Agency and other spy agencies will gain broad access to Americans’ personal information.
CNS News | The U.S. Senate voted 89-8 to approve legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff despite having only 3 minutes to read the 154-page bill and budget score.
Taki’s Magazine | Anyone who has two brain cells to rub together for warmth on a cold winter morning knows that this whole “fiscal cliff” debate is nothing more than a petty squabble over tweaking the amount of a terminal cancer patient’s chemo.
The Washington Post | So let’s take a look at 10 of the more curious tax provisions in the fiscal cliff bill—it offers some insight into how messy the tax code is, and will continue to be for another year.
December 30, 2012 in POLITRICKS
Reason | …While Congress’ and the Obama Administration’s palpable disdain for both the Fourth and Fifth Amendments should horrify all Americans, it should be fairly clear by now that maybe it doesn’t for large swaths of people.
YouTube | “Republicans and Democrats pretend they’re fighting” as they spend “like a bunch of drug addicts that just want another fix!”
Wired | The Senate late Thursday forwarded legislation to President Barack Obama granting the public the right to automatically display on their Facebook feeds what they’re watching on Netflix.