1 In 4 Americans ‘Open To Secession’

By: Friday September 19, 2014 10:12 am

Though Scotland just voted to stay in Britain it seems secession as an idea still has some appeal. According to Reuters, 1 in 4 Americans are open to idea of their states seceding from the union. A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted between August and September found that about 24% of those surveyed “strongly supported or tended [...]

Senate Votes To Give Weapons And Training To ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels

By: Friday September 19, 2014 5:38 am

Senate votes 78-22 to fund President Obama request to arm, train Syrian rebels. Recall that Senate vote authorizing Bush on Iraq was 77-23. — John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) September 19, 2014 Following the House, the Senate voted yesterday to approve President Obama’s plan to arm and train the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels. They vote was 78-22 [...]

House Votes To Give Weapons And Training To ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels

By: Thursday September 18, 2014 5:07 am

President Obama’s self-described “fantasy” got some help from Congress yesterday as the House of Representatives passed a bill pushed by both Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to arm and train rebels in Syria. The vote was 273 to 156 and appropriated no funds yet proved controversial as both Democrats and Republicans opposed [...]

Obama Does Not Have Authority To Bomb Syria Without Congressional Approval

By: Friday September 12, 2014 5:07 am

Though President Obama made a number of absurd and unsupported claims in his address on ISIS, the one that already launched a thousands tweets is his assertion that he had the authority to bomb Syria without seeking congressional approval. In Obama’s distorted view of the constitution he can launch a military campaign against any country [...]

Obama Pursuing Climate Deal Outside Congress, IPCC Warns Climate Change Could Be Irreversible

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 5:21 am

The Obama Administration is pursuing a climate change agreement that does not require ratification by the Senate by combining new voluntary standards with a 1992 agreement. Because the plan would update a previous treaty it would not, in theory, require Senate approval and would be a mix of required domestic policies and voluntary pledges. The [...]

Under Sanctions American Sales To Russia Increase

By: Wednesday July 30, 2014 7:00 am

POTUS Re Ukraine: Russia should understand we will continue to support the people of Ukraine due to their ties with Europe and US — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) July 30, 2014 Though the US government helped overthrow the elected government in Ukraine and is arming forces in Kiev, it can not make the economic [...]

Wikipedia Bans Congress For A Week After ‘Disruptive’ Edits

By: Friday July 25, 2014 7:49 am

Skull and Bones Wikipedia article edited anonymously from US House of Representatives http://t.co/KTH88lZlUd — congress-edits (@congressedits) July 23, 2014 Wikipedia, the online open source encyclopedia that allows users to edit, has banned an IP Address connected to members and staffers from the US House of Representatives for 10 days following a series of edits that [...]

Ernst & Young Pays $4 Million To SEC For Illegally Lobbying Congress

By: Thursday July 17, 2014 8:38 am

Ernst & Young, one the largest and most prestigious accounting firms in the country, has agreed to pay the SEC $4 million to settle charges of illegally lobbying Congress. Though in the institutional role of independent auditor, Ernst & Young employees lobbied congressional staff on behalf of two of their clients providing “prohibited legislative advisory [...]

Obama Claims He Does Not Need Congressional Approval For Next Iraq War

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 5:25 am

President Barack Obama, who won the Democratic primaries and general election in 2008 thanks in large part to his opposition to the 2003 Iraq War, has now told Congress he can launch another war on Iraq without Congress’ approval. Instead, Congress would simply be briefed on what was happening, not asked for authority. Those who [...]

House Farm Bill Includes $8 Billion Of Cuts To Food Stamps

By: Monday February 3, 2014 10:30 am

After extensive negotiations and public shaming the House of Representatives did what it was going to do anyway and cut food stamps. So just be happy the bill only cuts food stamps by $8 billion instead of the $39 billion the Republicans initially wanted? Yes, in a time of record poverty and high unemployment one [...]

Congressman Grimm Threatens To Throw Reporter Off Balcony

By: Wednesday January 29, 2014 7:46 am

Not a joke. Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) was furious when a reporter from New York 1 asked about a brewing campaign finance scandal at the end of the interview. He refused to answer and walked off camera. After the reporter wrapped up the segment Rep. Grimm then came back into view of the camera and [...]

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