FCC to vote Tuesday on 'net neutrality' rules
December 21st, 2010
07:56 AM ET
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FCC to vote Tuesday on 'net neutrality' rules

(CNN) - The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote Tuesday on a set of regulations designed to ensure that internet providers grant everyone equal access to the Web.

The "net neutrality" rules, proposed by the Obama administration, would be the government's biggest foray yet into one of the Web's fiercest debates.

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, December 21, 2010
December 21st, 2010
04:18 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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CNN: Senate defeats three more amendments to START accord
Senate debate on a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia intensified Monday, with Democratic supporters touting the backing of military leaders for the pact while Republican opponents used to Cold War terminology to portray it as a threat to national security. The Senate met behind closed doors for more than two hours Monday to consider classified details of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, known as New START, that resumes inspections of each countries nuclear arsenals while limiting each nation to 1,550 warheads and 700 launchers. Later, Senate Democrats, joined by some Republicans, defeated three Republican amendments to the treaty. Those votes brought the number of proposed GOP changes voted down so far to five. With a key procedural vote set for Tuesday and time winding down in the lame-duck session of Congress, the showdown over the pact took on a dramatic atmosphere with senators making floor speeches and statements infused with rhetorical flair.

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