Your political post round-up for Monday
"Someone had a big bowl of 'Let’s Get S#!t Done' this AM," Boston Globe's Adam Salsman responds to President Obama's statement on keeping the Internet open and free (with 10,281 whopping shares as of this morning). "This is HUGE NEWS. Obama says FCC should reclassify internet as a utility," The Verge's Nilay Patel explains, linking to his publication's coverage of Obama's recommendation that the FCC should reclassify Internet as a utility (which earned a highly respectable 9,313 shares). We also enjoyed the same thing that TechRepublic's Alex Howard did: "Clever use of "buffering" in @WhiteHouse video prior to Obama's statement on #NetNeutrality."
"It sounds boring, but Obama’s statement on reclassifying the internet is a huge deal," asserts Matthew Yglesias at The Vox, collecting 3,430 shares with his post. Obama's calling for regulating the Internet like phone companies, Todd Shields reports for Bloomberg News. Most importantly, it's a big win for activists, writes Amy Schatz for Re/code. "Don’t expect new Republican Congress to be happy re: Title II/netneutrality. But not much they could do to stop it," Schatz tweets. So much for that lame duck era, eh? Which prompts freelance journalist Steve Wildstrom to wonder, "Why did Obama wait until after election for policy GOP will savagely oppose?"