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 [...]

NSA Says It Can’t Search Its Own Database To See If It Spied On Congress

By: Wednesday January 15, 2014 7:54 am

There has been a lot of unintentionally hilarious things said during the NSA spying scandal unleashed by leaks from Edward Snowden, but the latest statement from the NSA surely is the most hilarious. After Senator Sanders raised the question of whether or not the NSA was spying on members of Congress to gain political leverage [...]

It’s Official, Congress Is Run By Millionaires

By: Friday January 10, 2014 7:49 am

Next time you wonder why Congress is so out of touch with the average American – don’t. According to financial disclosures, for the first time in history Congress is now majority millionaire. The 1% don’t just own the government, they operate it. Of 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average net [...]

Senator Sanders Wants To Know If NSA Spies On Congress

By: Tuesday January 7, 2014 5:31 am

Senator Bernie Sanders is starting to ask questions many in the media and public have wanted to know for some time – is the NSA spying on other government officials? And if so, is the agency using that information as leverage to further its own power? In response to Sanders’ public questioning the NSA refused [...]

The NSA Seeks To Control Entire Internet With TURMOIL, TURBINE And QFIRE

By: Friday January 3, 2014 8:33 am

The world is still reeling from the incredible revelations made by Der Spiegel and Jacob Appelbaum over the NSA’s well funded quest to control the world’s information. The most newsworthy revelation, at least at first, was DROPOUTJEEP a software program that gives the NSA total access to your iPhone. But that is just the beginning [...]

Is TPP Even A Trade Deal?

By: Friday November 15, 2013 8:14 am

The ill effects of free trade have become abundantly obvious to most Americans. Our manufacturing base has dissipated as corporations raced overseas to find the most depraved hell holes where workers rights and environmental regulation only exist on paper, if even there. The free trade push betrayed centuries of American values and planning which built [...]

House Democrats Reject Fast-Track Power For TPP

By: Thursday November 14, 2013 8:30 am

As¬†information leaks about secret provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), opposition to the sovereignty-killing trade agreement is building in Congress. More than 150 House Democrats have publicly stated they¬†oppose giving President Obama fast-track trade authority for TPP. It appears some in Congress have learned their lesson from NAFTA and the WTO – that “free trade” [...]

House Set To Pass Bills Written For And By Wall Street This Week

By: Tuesday October 29, 2013 10:52 am

Another day, another embarrassment for the republic at the hands of Wall Street and their toadies in government. While the Justice Department is winning judgements against Bank of America and negotiating – albeit oddly – with JPMorgan for a record settlement, the House of Representatives has taken it upon itself to further empower and enrich [...]

UN Panel Says Humans ‘Extremely Likely’ Responsible For Climate Change

By: Friday September 27, 2013 8:01 am

The United Nations created Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a landmark report claiming that climate change is real and human beings are the culprits. The report called the existence of Global Warming, a point of contention in Congress, “unequivocal.” And noted that “human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed [...]

Brave New Films Video Urges Americans to Take Action and Oppose War With Syria

By: Tuesday September 10, 2013 9:58 am

It is not looking good in Congress for the authorization of military force on Syria. The FDL whip count tells the tale as Republicans and Democrats – who seemed to be unable to agree on anything – come together in opposition to unilateral war with Syria. The public is equally if not more skeptical as [...]