FEC advises bloggers have press exemption

The US Federal Election Commission has issued an advisory opinion stating that the blog network Fired Up! should qualify for the press exemption. This exemption allows the bloggers unfettered access to information regarding the federal election process in the US. Now that one group of bloggers are considered journalists, will the rest gain the same status as well?

About Benny Powers

Benny is a 20 year old student of the arts and sciences. He will be attending Trent University for the 2006-2007 semester. An experienced percussionist, Benny specializes in hand percussion such as djembe, doumbek and udu drums. Recently he has joined the Toronto samba band <a href="http://www.sambaelegua.com">Samba Elegua</a>, playing the surdo. He also does <a href="http://bennyp.wordpress.com">spoken word poetry</a>, and performs at open mic nights in Toronto in the summer time.

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