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California Withdraws 'Text Tax' Proposal After FCC Ruling

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators have canceled a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones. The California Public Utilities Commission reversed course after a Federal Communications Commission ruling last week classified text messaging as an information service and not a telecommunications service. State Has Limited Authority...

3 Myths About the Poor That Republicans Cite to Slash Safety Net

Republicans continue to use long-debunked myths about the poor as they defend lower taxes for the rich and deep cuts to the social safety net to pay for them. In so doing, they are essentially expressing scorn for working class and low-income Americans. Sen. Chuck Grassley, for example, recently justified...