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House Committee Investigating FCC
Waiver to Obama Donor

Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington

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Posted By:Toledo, 8/1/2014 8:10:38 AM

A House committee will investigate the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to allow a waiver granting favorable status in wireless auctions to an Obama donor, the committee announced Thursday. Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton (R., Mich.) sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler asking for information and documents relating to the designation of Grain Management, LLC as a “designated entity” last week. The status will allow the company to receive discounts designed for small businesses when bidding for wireless licenses. David Grain, a major bundler for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, owns the firm. “The Energy and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/1/2014 8:39:56 AM     (No. 9949070)

The tentacles are everywhere.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 8/1/2014 9:36:56 AM     (No. 9949190)

If all previous behavior is a predictor, obama´s foot soldiers are going to stonewall the House Committee, and the old press will bury the story. This payoff to an obama donor is ideal material for a ready-made GOP ad, but the rnc, and Republican House and Senate campaign committees won´t produce one, unless it´s posted on the Internet where ten people see it who are already on our side. Republicans refuse to run ads about the hundreds of obamacare waivers either. Any strategy that might work is rejected out of hand by the inept band of grossly overpaid GOP consultants and strategists who are holdovers from the failed Romney campaign.

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