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Trade group: Comcast takeover of NBC ‘will send monthly cable bills higher by billions’

As the proposed takeover of NBC-Universal by cable TV provider Comcast comes down to the wire, a trade organization representing hundreds of smaller cable and internet providers has urged federal regulators to protect consumers from a deal they say “will send monthly cable bills higher by billions of dollars over…

Tom DeLay, GOP’s ex-House majority leader, goes on trial in Texas

Tom DeLay, the Republican leader known as “The Hammer” for his brass knuckles style, stood before a jury Monday and declared he never crossed the line into criminally dirty politics. “Ladies and gentlemen, I am not guilty,” the former US House majority leader said after an indictment was read accusing…