Moments ago, the United States House of Representatives voted 241 to 178 in favor of taking up the FCC network neutrality rule-blocking resolution under a closed rule, meaning that debate was limited to one hour and no amendments were permitted. The vote came after the debate in the full House Tuesday, which also lasted an hour, which invalidates the FCC�s vote to expand its net neutrality guidelines.

Last Monday, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus filed a federal complaint accusing the legislature of the state of Georgia of purposefully creating cities with a “super-majority” of white citizens.

On Monday night, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives prepared a short-term measure to avoid yet another looming government shutdown.

Last Wednesday, Moussa Koussa (left) defected to the United Kingdom. Koussa was the foreign minister in the government of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 1988 when Pan Am Flight 103 was blown out of the sky over Lockerbie, Scotland.

President Barack Obama is wasting no time preparing for his 2012 challenges, launching his reelection campaign on Monday with the release of a campaign video urging grassroots support.