The Federal Trade Commission’s National Do Not Call Registry has been remarkably successful. More than half of all adults (57%) say they have signed up and most of these people say they have either received no telemarketing calls since then (25%) or far less than before (53%).

The House of Representatives passed President George W. Bush's initiative on homeownership. The bill is designed to help tear down barriers that stand in the way of homeownership for low- income families.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights affirmed that race data is essential to the advancement of civil rights enforcement, data collection and accurate analysis. By a 6-2 vote, the Commission approved the following statement during its monthly business meeting:

According to Radio & Records, the U.S. Senate passed by a 55-40 vote the resolution of disapproval of the FCC's new cross-ownership rules introduced by Byron Dorgan.

The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has released three radio public service announcements featuring Univision talk show host Cristina Saralegui.

The 1986 passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act -- which granted amnesty to 2.7 million undocumented immigrants while simultaneously tightening border controls and increasing penalties for employers who hire illegal workers -- did not change long-term patterns of undocumented migration

Ivonne Cunarro, Executive Director and CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP), announced the NAHP's support for legislation introduced last week that aims to protect Spanish-language and other minority media from potential monopolies, like the proposed merger of Univision

United States Marine Corps Major General Christopher Cortez is not a wordy man. Yet he and his staff have communicated with thousands potential recruits about the branding of the Marine Corps.

Nearly three-quarters of a million at-risk Hispanic children in California, Texas, Arizona and the rest of the United States would be left unserved by the successful Head Start program under a controversial U.S.

Just when you thought it was safe to say the debate around the FCC media ownership decision was done, the debate lives. Late Thursday the Senate Commerce Committee threw the June 1 ruling into a tizzy when it voted to overturn a key part of the new ownership rules.

It is speculated that the commission appears all but set to green-light Univision's $2.4 billion merger with Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. before the end of the month, according to Radio and Records.

New Mexico Governor, Bill Richardson, released a letter sent to Senator Tom Daschle and Representative Nancy Pelosi in support of Univision Communications Inc.'s (NYSE: UVN) proposed merger with Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation (NYSE: HSP).

The text of the letter follows:

As most everyone knows, the FCC voted this week to overturn media ownership regulations that have held sway over the media business for some 50 years.

There were no major surprises yesterday as the FCC loosened restrictions on media ownerships.

FCC sets limits on media concentration: unprecedented public record results in enforceable and balanced Broadcast Ownership Rules.

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