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DOJ ready to take AT&T to court: Attorney General

WASHINGTON — US Department of Justice lawyers “are ready and eager to go to court” in a bid to block AT&T’s $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile, Attorney General Eric Holder assured lawmakers on Tuesday. “The Justice Department does not file matters in court, does not file suits challenging proposed mergers…

Rep. Tammy Baldwin could become first openly gay Senate member

Openly gay Wisconsin Representative Tammy Baldwin is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI). If she won the election, Baldwin would become the first openly gay member of the Senate. Seventy-six-year old Kohl announced Friday that he will not seek reelection to…

AT&T’s buyout of T-Mobile faces steep regulatory hurdles

NEW YORK (AFP) – AT&T’s $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA is going to be put under a microscope by US anti-trust authorities but the telecom giant is certain it will stand up to examination. “We’re very confident it will be approved,” AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson said Monday of…

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