Sen. John McCain

Senators Introduce Bill to Curb Sports Blackouts

Never underestimate a lawmaker’s desire to make sure football games get aired in his market. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), two lawmakers who have been outspoken on sports blackouts, are co-sponsoring a bill to decrease the frequency of local blackouts.

Clyburn’s Last Acts as FCC Chair Include Proposal to Eliminate Sports Blackout Rule

No one can ever say that acting Federal Communications Commission chairwoman Mignon Clyburn was a benchwarmer during the six months she served as acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission. On Thursday and Friday, her final two days heading up the FCC, Clyburn circulated a number of rulemakings, including a proposal to end the sports blackout rule.

Senators Press FCC to Move On Sports Blackout Issue

Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Wednesday it's time for the Federal Communications Commission to take action on an 18-month-old petition to lift the sports blackout rule.

Cable à la Carte Makes a Comeback in Congress

À la carte is about to make a congressional comeback. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is working on a bill that would require cable and satellite companies to offer customers the option of buying individual channels, rather than packaged bundles of channels currently offered.

Let It Bleed: UFC Is Big Business for Fox

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has gone mainstream, and the proof is in the ad inventory.

Cybersecurity Bills Line Up in Congress

Cyber security to guard against threats from terrorists is getting a lot of attention from Congress these days, overtaking privacy on the legislative front. A group of eight GOP Senators introduced Thursday an alternative cyber security bill to the one introduced last month by Sen.