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Protests Erupt After Congress Plans To Overturn D.C. Marijuana Legalization By
(TheAntiMedia) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Though D.C. residents voted overwhelmingly to legalize marijuana in November via Initiative 71, Congress is planning to override it. It is doing so with a trillion dollar federal spending...
US Troops Will Deploy To Iraq Without Congressional Approval: Pentagon By
Updated at 2:19 pm (GMT +2): Some of the 1,500 new US troops authorized to “advise and train” Iraqi forces in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants will be deployed in Iraq within the next few weeks without waiting for Congress to...
GOP Needs To Clear Net Neutrality, Immigration Reform Hurdles On The Way To 2016 By
The Republicans’ win on Election Day has radically affected the partisan dynamics in Washington. With the Republicans now holding a two-seat majority over the Democrats in the Senate and enjoying their largest majority in the House since World War II, the traditional...
VIDEO: Protester Arrested During ISIL Hearing In Congress By
Reports: Code Pink activist Tighe Barry was arrested and charged with disruption of Congress today during an Armed Service Committee hearing on the subject of The Administration’s Strategy and Military Campaign against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “This...
America’s Polarized Congress Reflects A Divided U.S. Public By
NEW YORK,  - Less than 15 percent of U.S. citizens approve of the job that Congress is doing, a 40-year low, and few expect last week’s congressional elections to herald a new era of political cooperation. However, the polarised, gridlocked Congress reflects the increasing...
With Election Out Of The Way, Obama Turns To Congress For War Authorization By
With this year’s election now over and lawmakers relieved of the pressure that coincides with daily interaction with constituents, President Obama on Wednesday announced that he would finally ask Congress to give him the approval he needs to continue, and possibly...
White House Scoffs At Notion Of Congress Voting On ISIS War By
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today openly mocked House Speaker John Boehner (R – OH) for suggesting there ought to be a Congressional vote on the new US war with ISIS, insisting that officials reacted to the comment with “some skepticism.” Boehner, who...
Escalation: Obama Broadens War Goals By
The US air war in Iraq has moved into its second week, and they are continuing to announce new, broader war goals virtually every today, with the White House today announcing a new notification was sent to Congress. President Obama informed Congress that the latest war...
Members Of Congress Declare “Immunity” From Insider Trading Probe By
The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee is refusing to cooperate with an insider trading investigation, saying its employees are “absolutely immune” from having to comply with subpoenas from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). U.S. District Court Judge Paul...