RT America -- May 20, 2014
Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, appeared before a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Tuesday. He faced a number of questions regarding net neutrality regulation, including whether or not so-called "paid prioritization" deals violate net neutrality principles. The committee also discussed whether or not the FCC should consider re-classifying the internet as a public utility to allow for more net neutrality regulation. The representatives were sharply divided over these issues. RT's Sam Sacks reports.
Gun rights activists and Republicans are taking on the Obama administration over financial rules thought to be behind increasing numbers of gun owners and retailers having their bank accounts shutdown. At issue are rules implemented in 2011 by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as well as the Justice Department's Operation Choke Point. The two government entities are attempting to crack down on fraud through a variety of measures, but they may have ended up cracking down on gun owners instead. RT's Ameera David gets the details on the contested programs with the president of the Independent Firearm Owners Association, Richard Feldman.