Tag Archives: Congress

In Latest Reversal, Trump Concedes Iran Complying With Nuclear Deal By
The AP is reporting that the Trump has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by  Barack Obama. Candidate Trump was extremely critical of the Iran deal. Today’s admission that...
Protesting Re-Election Bill, Paraguayans Set Congress on Fire By
Thousands of Paraguayans on Friday night took to the streets to protest against the decision of their country’s Congress to amend the constitution to allow for presidential re-election – a move that would allow right-wing President Horacio Cartes to stand in 2018. Tensions...
FBI Facial Recognition Technology Has ‘No Limits,’ Congressional Hearing Reveals By
If Congress doesn’t take legislative action, the FBI’s vast and growing facial recognition database could someday soon allow the government to track Americans’ “every move” in a breathtaking, nationwide violation of the Fourth Amendment. That...
Key Highlights And Full Text Of Trump’s Address To Congress By
While the full Trump speech transcript is below, for those curious only in the key economic/trade excerpt, it is laid out below: My economic team is developing historic tax reform that will reduce the tax rate on our companies so they can compete and thrive anywhere and...
Congress Moves Forward With Plan To Strip Gun Ban For Mentally Disabled By
(REPORT) — The United States Congress voted on Wednesday to block a gun regulation that would prevent thousands of people with mental disabilities from purchasing weapons. Passed by the Republican-led house, the legislation will now be sent to President Donald Trump. The...
Republicans Conceal Cost Of Repealing Affordable Care Act By
(ANALYSIS) — Republican leaders racing to tear down as many as 20 million (pdf) individuals’ healthcare without providing a replacement, it turns out, also don’t want the American people to know how much the repeal will cost. The very same rules package...
19 Members Of Congress Call On Obama To Halt Dakota Access Pipeline By
The opponents of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline have recently gained a slew of new supporters in members of Congress, archaeologists, and scientists. On Thursday nineteen members of Congress sent a letter to the Obama Administration calling on the President to...
Obama’s War On ISIS Sets Dangerous Precedent For Next President’s Pursuit Of Wars By
WASHINGTON — An active-duty U.S. Army captain is suing the Obama administration for waging what he argues is an illegal war in the Middle East, and the government is urging the court to reject the case without even hearing it. Under the 1973 War Powers Resolution,...
New Study Revels Members Of Congress Receive Preferential Treatment From Big Banks By
A new study identifies “a direct channel through which financial institutions contribute to the net worth of members of the U.S. Congress”—especially those ostensibly tasked with overseeing those very Wall Street entities. The paper from London Business School professors...
Red Cross Misled Congress, Refused To ‘Level With The People’ On Haiti Money By
A blistering Senate report on the American Red Cross raises fundamental questions about the integrity of the country’s most storied charity and its stewardship of donors’ dollars. The report, which was released today by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and contains nearly...