Comcast Faces Hurdles on Time Warner Cable Merger, Internet Rules

Company with extensive ties to Democrats is one of Washington’s most powerful lobbying forces

Comcast’s transformation from a midsize firm in the early 2000s to a lobbying powerhouse epitomizes how businesses can profit from influence in Washington, but the cable and Internet giant is now facing some resistance from the Obama administration and regulators, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Conservatives Battling Comcast Turn to Left-Wing Pressure Tactics

Activists target Comcast’s bottom line in campaigns against a perceived left-wing behemoth

As Comcast pursues an acquisition of competitor Time Warner, some conservatives are adopting corporate pressure tactics pioneered by the left designed to punish the cable giant for what they regard as its support for a liberal policy agenda.

FCC Pauses Clock on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it paused its "shot-clock" on the review of the proposed $45 billion merger between the two largest U.S. cable providers, Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc.