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June 14, 2017 11:29 PM Overnight Cybersecurity: Russian sanctions deal clears Senate hurdle

Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies ahead for Congress, the administration and the latest company under siege? Whether you're a consumer, a techie 68

June 3, 2017 2:53 PM Maher, Griffin, Colbert: Anti-Trump comedians are having a really bad moment

Bill Maher used the n-word in a Friday-night interview with Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), joining Kathy Griffin and Stephen Colbert on Over-the-Line Mount Rushmore. (There's room for a fourth and, at the rate we're going, it won't be long before another face is chiseled on.) A conversation between Maher and Sasse about the senator's new book veered wildly 70

May 24, 2017 4:25 AM FCC Will Not Take Action Against ‘Colbert’ Show Over Trump-Putin Sex Joke

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Tuesday it would not take any action over thousands of complaints about a crude joke that late-night television host Stephen Colbert told about U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin. The oral sex joke was bleeped before the airing of the May 1 episode of CBS Corp's "The Late Show with Stephen 51

May 19, 2017 3:06 PM Reporter says he was roughed up by security guards at FCC

A journalist says he was roughed up by security guards when he tried to question a Federal Communications Commission official after a news conference. Reporter John Donnelly of CQ Roll Call said in a statement issued by the National Press Club that the guards pinned him against a wall and then forced him to leave the FCC headquarters under implied threat 88

May 15, 2017 12:08 PM Alt-left targets Ajit Pai

Members of the alt-left with a history of participating in violent protests are targeting the neighborhood of the Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai. The organizers, connected to DisruptJ20 and Code Pink, said they are "taking the fight to Pai's front door," leaving leaflets on the doors in Pai's neighborhood last weekend to protest 84

May 6, 2017 1:55 PM Stephen Colbert investigated over 'homophobic' anti-Trump joke

US comedian Stephen Colbert is to be investigated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over a joke about President Donald Trump. The body's chairman Ajit Pai said it received several complaints about the monologue, which some viewers branded homophobic. It concerned crude sexual references involving Mr Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir 59

May 5, 2017 4:38 PM Trump’s FCC chairman has wasted no time enacting a conservative agenda in his first 100 days

Last week, President Trump celebrated his first 100 days in office without a major legislative achievement to his name. But even as the administration made some headway Thursday with a deeply controversial health-care bill, some of Trump's allies in Washington are moving even more swiftly. Few have acted as decisively as Ajit Pai, the Republican chairman 68

May 4, 2017 10:10 AM Colbert finally (and unapologetically) responds to #FireColbert backlash: ‘I would do it again’

Stephen Colbert finally — and unapologetically — responded to criticism of his vulgar oral-sex joke about President Trump that led to a #firecolbert hashtag and a call to boycott advertisers of his CBS show. “Welcome to ‘The Late Show,’ I’m your host Stephen Colbert,” he said at the top of Wednesday’s broadcast. “Still? Am I still the host?” “Now,” he continued 56

May 1, 2017 4:09 PM NFL reportedly won't fine Takkarist McKinley for F-bomb on TV during draft

The newest Falcons defender won't be fined for swearing on television The 2017 NFL Draft got pretty wild on Thursday night, with multiple trades for quarterbacks going down and a slew of surprise picks coming across. But nothing was crazier, maybe, than the selection of Takkarist McKinley by the Falcons. Not because "Takk" was a surprise there -- he was a great 46

May 1, 2017 1:19 AM Fox, Blackstone considering bid for Tribune Media

21st Century Fox and the private equity firm Blackstone are in talks to launch a bid for Tribune Media, one of the nation's largest television broadcasting companies, a source with knowledge of the matter said Sunday. The deal currently under discussion would see Blackstone and Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox forming a joint venture. Blackstone would 66