Are you worried about global warming? Don't be! According to Illinois Rep. John Shimkus—candidate for chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee—climate change isn't a big deal. How does he know? Because of the Bible!
Lobbying pays: AT&T has donated $200,000 to Congressmen Cliff Stearns and Fred Upton (pictured), as well as John Shimkus. All three are members of a House telecommunications subcommittee, and have criticized Google's participation in an FCC auction of wireless spectrum. They claim the government would have made more money had Google not lobbied for rules that lift restrictions on what kind of devices can use the spectrum, smoothing the way for the launch of "Googlephones" which run Google's Android software. All of which would be less of a theoretical inside-the-Beltway debate if Google actually had a Googlephone on the market.