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Big Ag Is Big Money For Congress: Monsanto Spends $2.5M Lobbying In 2015 By
WASHINGTON — Monsanto spends millions of its billions of dollars in annual revenue on lobbying and hiring some of Washington’s most notorious firms to ensure that laws continue to favor the agribusiness giant’s profits. OpenSecrets.org,...
Don’t Be Fooled By The Political Game: The Illusion Of Freedom In America By
“The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilege reserved to the country’s equestrian classes, a.k.a. the 20% of the population that holds 93% of the wealth, the happy few who run the corporations and the banks,...
Internet Activists Sending Thousands Of Faxes To Congress In Protest Of CISA Cybersecurity Bill By
Internet activists determined to halt what they see as another ill-conceived Washington cybersecurity bill are hitting Congress where it hurts: right in the fax machine. Protesters have programmed eight separate phone lines to convert emails sent from a handy box at FaxBigBrother.com (as...
Obama Gives Iran Hawks The Smackdown: ‘They Bungled Iraq, and They’ve Learned Nothing By
President Obama has not exactly been patient with Congress when it comes to the multilateral diplomatic framework with Iran over its nuclear ambitions. After the agreement was announced last week, Obama called a press conference and used the event to methodically rip apart...
Congress Quietly Extends Ban On CDC Research On Gun Violence By
In the immediate aftermath of the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, the US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee quietly rejected an amendment that would have allowed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the underlying causes of gun...
Mailman Faces Felony Charges For Delivering Protest Letters Via Gyrocopter To Congress By
WASHINGTON — Doug Hughes made international headlines in April, when he landed a gyrocopter, a miniature personal helicopter he’s described as barely larger than a “flying bicycle,” on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Government officials considered the action...
Congress Shuts Down Obama On Controversial Trade Bill By
WASHINGTON  — The House derailed a high-profile trade bill on Friday in a humiliating defeat for President Barack Obama inflicted by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and dozens of union-backed lawmakers from his own party. The 302-126 vote left the legislation in perilous...
Supreme Court Ruling: President Sets US Stance On Jerusalem — Not Congress By
The American president rather than Congress has authority to decide policy on matters of sovereignty such as the US stance on the status of Jerusalem, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The top court was called to rule on the matter after lawmakers passed a law allowing the...
After Ten Months, Will Congress Finally Be Forced To Debate The War On ISIS? By
A small group of bipartisan congressional lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation calling for the withdrawal of the U.S. military from Iraq and Syria, in a surprise move that could, for the first time, force a real debate on the 10-month-old war on ISIS. Reps. Jim...
NSA May Be Forced To Halt Bulk Phone Record Collection By
Homeland Security logo reflected in the eyeglasses of a cybersecurity analyst at the agency’s secretive cyber defense facility in Idaho.  (AP/Mark J. Terrill) WASHINGTON — However Congress resolves its impasse over government surveillance, this much is clear: The National...