By bureaucratic practice, the FCCInspector General does not confirm or deny potential or ongoing investigations. Somewhat soon after, Sinclair Broadcasting announced the merger with Tribune, leading some distrustful observers to become suspicious of the timing, especially given the purported relationship he has with telecommunications and media companies.
Pai's critics have noted that he has pushed through a number of deregulatory proposals that appear to clear regulatory obstacles from Sinclair's proposed expansion.
The investigation concerns whether Pai improperly junked the rules to favor Sinclair, Rep.
The consumer group Free Press said that in light of the investigation, Pai should recuse himself from all decisions related to the Sinclair-Tribune deal.
Ajit Pai was opposed to JSA review restrictions when they were retained back in 2014, arguing with some conviction that they helped smaller television stations survive and fund additional content, as well as give minorities a greater opportunity to own television stations. The FCC also recently eliminated the main studio rule, which required broadcasters to maintain a studio in their community of license.
If the merger is approved, the conservative broadcaster would be able to air politically biased programming to more than 70 percent of the USA population.
Ajit Pai, the controversial chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is under investigation by the FCC inspector general for his ties to a broadcaster, according to lawmakers.
At the time, an FCC spokesperson called the request part of an effort by Democrats to target Sinclair over its perceived conservative political views, and branded the allegations a baseless attempt to distract from the merits of the deal.
The extent of the investigation is unclear, as is whatever could result.
They are speaking more loudly all the time. "I really want to put an exclamation point on my career". And while this would be a hard trip by herself, she had a companion with her as well: her dog, Lucy.
Sara Gilbert broke down in tears when she read how Baio allegedly assaulted her friend while he worked on the show. Nicole Eggert took Scott Baio's advice and filed a police report against the " Charles in Charge " actor Tuesday.
But here's what I like most about going with her: our little tailgate party beforehand complete with bloody marys and a fun lunch. The aromas of all the grilled and fried and fun cheesy foods assault me as I walk down the aisles of the parking lot.
Police say one man has died after he and three others were stabbed during a church service at a private home in Texas . Police said the church members had been gathering at the pastor's home every day as part of a 40-day pledge.
Niccol was responsible for repositioning Taco Bell as a lifestyle brand and launching the chain's breakfast offerings. Ells announced plans to step down as CEO last November, following a challenging couple of years for Chipotle.
The Apex court also said that it will not hear the case on a day-to-day-basis as 700 poor litigants are waiting for justice. The Supreme Court clarified on Thursday that it would treat the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case as merely a "land issue".
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Bill Haas drops out of golf tournament after fatal auto crash
Luke Wilson has been hailed a "hero" after helping pull a woman to safety following a fatal auto crash they were both involved in. Haas, who was slated to play in the Genesis Open this upcoming weekend was involved in a vehicle accident Tuesday night.
Kuwait conference reviews support to Iraqi people
It will cost nearly $90bn (£65.1bn) to rebuild war-torn Iraq after three years of bitter fighting with Islamic State (Isis). Analysts said Iraqi leaders are expected to pressure Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab states to step up to the plate.
Women rights activists pay tribute to Asma Jahangir
The Karachi Bar Association, the Malir Bar Association and the Sindh Bar Council (SBC) also observed a day of mourning. She was a staunch critic of Zia ul Haq's military rule and his Islamisation of the Pakistani state apparatus.
Mkhitaryan: Arsene Wenger 'friendlier' than Jose Mourinho
Perhaps trying to cement the point that Aubameyang should be seeking inspiration from the qualities of the French superstar. Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette needs to improve or could face being sold in the summer, according to Emmanuel Petit .
Apple Releases iOS 11.3 Public Beta 2
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Detroit Pistons acquire veteran guard Jameer Nelson
The Los Angeles Clippers originally traded Reed to the Pistons in the recent deal that also sent Blake Griffin to Detroit . The 20th pick overall in the 2004 NBA Draft, Nelson is on a one-year contract for a reported $2.26 million this season.
Stocks open higher on Wall Street
Dow Jones is still struggling to get its foot hold after Monday's huge meltdown, when it fell again by more than 1,000 points. The S&P 500 index showed 2 new 52-week highs and no new lows, while the NASDAQ recorded 13 new highs and 21 new lows.
Meet Lucas, first Gerber baby with Down syndrome
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