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No room for us at ‘widely attended’ Qwest party

A new dispatch from Political Party Time.org We’re just back from a party thrown by Qwest CEO Ed Mueller at the Denver Art Museum’s Palletes restaurant. Designed to be a “widely attended event” under the new ethics law, according to the invitation, apparently it wasn’t so widely attended that they were prepared to allow me in. (To meet the “widely attended” loophole, the event must have at least 25 attendees who are not members of Congress, and there must be some official business for the lawmaker attending, among other conditions.)

Nacchio Conviction Overturned; Bloggers Raise FISA-Telcom Immunity Questions

The news media is tripping over itself to rush coverage of today's surprise federal appeals court decision that ex-Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio should get...

Democrats, Telecoms Sidle Closer Together

Democratic convention committee names Level 3 and AT&T as service providers. The telecommunications companies slipped briefly back into the Democratic National Convention news this...

DNCC Names Qwest As Official Telecom Provider

Some services, like wireless, are still available for other potential providers.Qwest's commitment to make a $6 million donation of cash and services seems to...

Qwest donation to Denver convention shows support shift

Political donations from the telecom industry show a strong change from Republicans to Democrats over the last three election cycles.The Qwest pledge of $6...

Nacchio Tea Leaves

Former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio argued in late July that he should be freed pending an appeal of his six year prison sentence...

UPDATED Nacchio Gets Six Years, $71 Million In Forfeitures And Fine

They came for their symbolic pound of flesh, the people Joe Nacchio screwed. They filled a federal courtroom Friday. They craned their necks to...