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Fast Track To Hell: Trade Bill Officially Introduced In Congress By
“This bill is a climate disaster, and amounts to nothing more than a taxpayer-funded handout to corporations,” said May Boeve, executive director of 350.org, in response to the announced deal.  (Photo: AMG photography/flickr) The...
VIDEO: Rep. Hank Johnson Blasts Congress For Inaction On Police Shootings By
Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson had some marked words for his congressional colleagues Monday.  Johnson pressed representatives on their lack of effective measures to combat police brutality in America. It feels like open season on black men in America and I’m...
Saudi Arabia Steps Up U.S. Lobbying Efforts By
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 2nd right first row, poses with Shura members in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s lobbying efforts are getting a high-tech boost from some of America’s most politically well-connected consulting firms...
Obama Prepares For Showdown With Congress Over Iran Deal By
Sen. Bob Corker (R- Tenn.) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), respectively the chair and ranking member the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. When it comes to sabotaging nuclear talks with Iran, experts warn there is a strong strain of bipartisanship. WASHINGTON - Two days...
The New American Order By
James Cartmill holds an American flag while protesting in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. Have...
Survey: Americans Have Record Low Confidence In Their Government By
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2014 General Social Survey finds only 23 percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court, 11 percent in the executive branch and 5 percent in Congress. By contrast, half have a great deal of confidence in the military. The...
GOP Senators Threaten To Derail US-Iran Nuclear Negotiations By
Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pictured center, postponed action on legislation that would give Congress a vote on any deal that emerges with Iran. AP Photo. Though the five-paragraph letter is addressed to leaders in Tehran, it seems as much aimed at delivering a message to...
Here’s A Word Cloud For Benjamin Netanyahu’s Speech To Congress By
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a long-awaited and controversial speech before both houses of the United States Congress on Tuesday, and it was a doozy. Bibi’s been beating the drum about a nuclear Iran for as long as he’s been prime minister,...
Nearly 60 Lawmakers Boycott Netanyahu Speech By
As Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enjoyed no less than 26* standing ovations during his speech before the United States Congress on Tuesday morning, the resounding applause did not include the clapping hands of nearly sixty lawmakers who did not attend the...
Lawmakers Asked Boehner To Postpone Netanyahu Speech — But Who Is Still Going? By
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, shakes hands with U.S. Senator John McCain during a meeting with the Israeli and U.S. delegations at the Prime Minister’s office in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. WASHINGTON — On Feb. 18, Speaker of the House...