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FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

FCC Democrat Mignon Clyburn says every route should be pursued to restore net neutrality rules, from the courts to Congress. But she didn't say which she thought would be most likely to succeed because she thinks "it's important for all of the sectors and these points and these avenues to be addressed," she told Axios on the sidelines of the Lesbians Who Tech Summit in San Francisco.

Why it matters: Clyburn is coming to the end of a nine-year tenure at the FCC, but she's going out rallying the troops.

What she said: Clyburn also echoed concerns about a raft of comments allegedly filed with stolen identities as part of the net neutrality repeal process. "That was problematic on so many fronts. Number one, there was a vulnerability there that somebody else had to bring to our attention almost," she said, referring to New York's Attorney General.

  • She said that the agency's set of comments should be "one that is reflective of the American ratepayer, taxpayer, (the) consumer of these incredible platforms."
  • Go deeper: The WSJ did a deep dive into the fake comments problem at a range of federal agencies.

What's next? Clyburn has to leave the agency by the end of the year because her term ended last summer. She hasn't said exactly what she'll do next — but told Axios that it will tap into her longtime interest in issues that affect marginalized communities.

  • She said that "you’re going to see or hear about me doing some things that will be a part of attempting to equalize opportunities to allow those who don’t have a voice to be heard and included. That part of me is not going to turn off when I walk out of the FCC.”
  • "All of us have chapters in our lives," she said, "and it’s what you do in between taking an oath and walking out the door that’s made the difference."

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Obama says Powell exemplified what America "can and should be"

Then-President Obama speaks alongside former Secretary of State Colin Powell during a meeting in the Oval Office in 2010. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Former President Obama called Colin Powell an "exemplary soldier and an exemplary patriot" in a statement honoring the former general following his death from COVID-19 complications on Monday.

Why it matters: Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, was known as a Republican but played a critical role in helping Obama get elected in 2008.

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion ban

Abortion rights activists rally at the Texas State Capitol on Sept. 11 in Austin, Texas. Photo: Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images

The Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to temporarily block Texas' near-total ban on abortions while federal courts consider its constitutionality.

The big picture: The court last month allowed the ban to take effect, rejecting an emergency application by abortion-rights groups. The law bars the procedure after cardiac activity is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

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This arthritis drug cost $198 in 2008. Now it's more than $10,000

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

In 2008, a box of 30 anti-inflammatory rectal suppositories that treats arthritis, called Indocin, had a price tag of $198. As of Oct. 1, the price of that same box was 52 times higher, totaling $10,350.

Why it matters: As federal lawmakers continue to waver on drug price reforms, Indocin is another example of how nothing prevents drug companies from hiking prices at will and selling them within a broken supply chain.