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Today House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for a House Ethics Committee investigation of Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) after a Buzzfeed report about a woman who accused Conyers of sexual harassment and was silenced by a legal settlement. Think Progress’s Judd Legum explains how Congress’ personnel rules protect harassers, but Conyers denies the allegations, said the settlement gave only a “reasonable severance payment,” and promised to cooperate with a House Ethics probe. Also, a federal judge in San Francisco permanently blocked the God-King’s attempt to cut federal funding to so-called ‘sanctuary cities,’ ruling that it was “unconstitutional on its face,” and a federal judge in Baltimore ruled that the God-King cannot ban transgender service members and cannot deny funding for sex-reassignment surgery for active duty service members. But the Federal Communications Commission revealed their plan to end net neutrality and let broadband companies slow or block some websites and make customers pay extra for fast streaming on video services like Netflix. Will the proposed FCC rule, like the ‘sanctuary cities’ and transgender bans, be overturned in court?


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