Sentate Passes Keystone XL Bill, White House Says Will Veto

By: Friday January 30, 2015 7:12 am

Anti-#KeystoneXL pipeline protesters at Obama / House Dems retreat in Philly pic.twitter.com/MvKYisOcs5 — Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) January 29, 2015 Yesterday the Senate passed a bill forcing the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport Canadian tar sand oil through the US to the gulf coast. The vote was 62-36 and nine Democrats – [...]

Trans-Pacific Partnership Contains Provison To Help Wall Street Avoid Regulations

By: Wednesday January 28, 2015 10:41 am

Protest in NYC happening right now-people out in the snow & cold to #StopFastTrack & #TPP! http://t.co/GbTUjaPSY9 pic.twitter.com/InCa6cK49D — Kevin Zeese (@KBZeese) January 26, 2015 Try to hide your surprise. One of the reasons the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is being kept secret is because it has unpopular and reckless policies in it such as deregulating [...]

Boehner Takes Vengeance After Surviving Speaker Challenge

By: Wednesday January 7, 2015 9:49 am

House Speaker John Boehner just escaped losing his speakership when a group of Republican members of Congress tried to oust him in a surprise coup. According to one Republican member of Congress, Representative Mulvaney, there was a plan to install Representative Louie Gohmert as Speaker. Representatives outside the plot simply did not vote for Boehner [...]

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s Ties To David Duke Deepen

By: Friday January 2, 2015 8:04 am

Perfect for the new year. http://t.co/dMpSaXH1hB Click for your own rugged camo hat! pic.twitter.com/I9ZFQRVsQS — RNC (@GOP) January 2, 2015 Current House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been reeling in the aftermath of reports that showed he spoke to a white supremacist organization in 2002.  Scalise spoke to the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO) [...]

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 [...]

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