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FCC complaint accuses Verizon of violating law by blocking tethering software

Verizon Wireless has come under heavy criticism in recent weeks for an apparent agreement with Google to block its customers from downloading Internet tethering software that lets users share their phone’s data connection with other devices. Reacting to reports of the restricted service, media reform group Free Press — one…

North Carolina Republicans spill their secret strategy over live mic

As Republican leaders of the North Carolina House of Representatives discussed on Friday morning how they could ram through a draconian budget with the help of five nervous Democratic allies, they had no idea that an open mic was piping their remarks directly into the press room. Later in the…

Sarah Palin gets mixed welcome at Rolling Thunder Memorial Day rally

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin continues fueling the will-she-won’t-she speculation about her plans for 2012 and whether she will pursue the GOP nomination for the presidency. Sunday, she arrived at the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day weekend motorcycle rally for veterans in Arlington, VA to a mixed welcome. Palin rode into…

Maine state rep pulls gun on photographer

Maine state Rep. Frederick Ladd Wintle, a Republican from Garland, was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon Saturday after a run-in with a press photographer, the Portland Press Herald reported. Wintle was in the parking lot of a Dunkin Donuts in…

‘My bad’: Willie Nelson un-endorses Republican Gary Johnson

Willie Nelson has had a change of heart. The iconic country singer reportedly endorsed Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson this week, but now he’s taking it all back. “Yesterday, both the Teapot Party and Gary Johnson 2012 sent out press releases announcing the endorsement,” wrote Teapot Party member Steve Bloom…

New Jersey Gov. Christie: Let schools teach creationism

New Jersey Gov. Christie (R) dodged questions over the teaching of creationism in schools at a press conference Thursday morning, claiming that school districts should be able to decide for themselves. “Evolution is required teaching,” Christie said. “If there’s a certain school district that also wants to teach creationism, that’s…

Lawsuit against Koch Industries press release parody dismissed

A lawsuit against a group of anonymous environmentalists who created a satirical press release claiming that Koch Industries would help fight climate change was dismissed Monday by U.S. District Court Judge Dale A. Kimball. The anonymous environmentalists known as Youth for Climate Truth were defended by the Public Citizen Litigation…

WATCH LIVE: White House press briefing to discuss bin Laden photos

Watch White House spokesman Jay Carney brief the press at 2:00 ET about the ongoing developments in the Osama bin Laden mission and address whether the Administration will release the photos of bin Laden’s corpse, courtesy of MSNBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

WATCH LIVE: White House press briefing on Osama bin Laden

Watch live as White House spokesman Jay Carney briefs the press two days after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan, courtesy of MSNBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

WATCH LIVE: White House briefing on Osama bin Laden with Obama’s national security team

Watch the live video of the press briefing featuring White House press secretary Jay Carney and John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, below, courtesy of MSNBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

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