Obama To Announce Executive Action On Immigration

By: Thursday November 20, 2014 5:54 am

President Barack Obama plans to announce his executive action on immigration today. According to The Washington Post  the actions will protect roughly 5 million immigrants from deportation. The announcement will occur this evening with a comprehensive layout of the plan coming Friday in a speech in Las Vegas with Latino supporters. Obama put off taking [...]

Republicans Dominate 2014 Elections

By: Wednesday November 5, 2014 5:42 am

In a nutshell. pic.twitter.com/oC1fm3J3CK — Ivan the K™ (@IvanTheK) November 5, 2014 In a clean sweep the Republican Party took over the Senate, increased its majority in the House, and prevailed in tight governor races last night in the 2014 elections. The prospects were never great for the Democrats who were competing in many cases [...]

AIPAC And Congressional Hawks Trying To Kill Iran Deal

By: Monday October 27, 2014 9:42 am

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and hawks in Congress are reportedly lobbying hard to blow up a deal between the US and Iran regarding Iran’s nuclear program. Partnering with hawks in Congress, AIPAC is urging lawmakers to kill the deal and start a new round of sanctions in light of not getting the [...]

Bank Of America’s No-Bid Prison Contract Facing Criticism In Congress

By: Friday October 10, 2014 10:38 am

The prison banking industry is really taking off with an assortment of small time players on the state level snatching all the taxpayer and prisoner money they can. But one of the Too Big To Fail Wall Street banks has it locked up on the federal level. And surprise surprise they have friends at Treasury [...]

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 [...]

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