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Republicans Continue Efforts To Derail Iran Deal, Target White House Pro-Deal PR Campaign By
WASHINGTON — The White House locked horns on Thursday with a House committee chairman over whether a senior aide should testify before Congress about his role in crafting President Barack Obama’s public relations campaign...
Monsanto is About to Get Away With Poisoning Communities With PCBs By
Pull up a chair. You might want to sit down for this news. You’ve probably heard of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). For those who haven’t here’s a quick summary: PCBs were used in the 1930s through the 1970s in electrical equipment, plastics, flooring and many...
Obama Delivers Guantanamo Closure Plan to Congress, Nation By
President Barack Obama presented a four point plan Tuesday to “close Guantanamo once and for all” the president said. The plan now lies in the control of Congress to approve the closure, or not. ​“When it becomes clear that something is not working as intended,...
Officials Emphasize Wars On Record $4.1 Trillion Budget Proposal By
The Obama Administration is sending its record $4.1 trillion 2017 budget proposal to Congress today, and while Congressional leaders scoff at many of the non-military increases, the narrative on more money for wars seems to be dominated by the administration, hyping the...
Through The Revolving Door: Most Former Congress Members Become DC Lobbyists By
WASHINGTON — Over half of retiring Congressmen become lobbyists in Washington, D.C., after their terms come to an end. Jeffrey Lazarus, Amy McKay and Lindsey Herbel made this startling claim in a study published on Jan. 14 in the journal Interest Groups & Advocacy....
Anti-Corruption Gyrocopter Pilot Seeks Return To Congress, This Time By Election By
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — After illegally landing a miniature helicopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol last year, Doug Hughes is determined to return to the Hill as a member of the House of Representatives. “I’m coming back to Congress by ground. And this time...
US Could Fund Neo-Nazis After Congress Removes Ban By
The US$64 billion dollars set aside by Congress to fight “Russian aggression” could end up in the hands of far-right groups like the Azov Battalion, The Nation reports. In December 2015 U.S. legislators approved the US$1.8 trillion 2016 budget. According to House Speaker...
Daniel Ellsberg: US Military-Industrial Complex Also Includes Big Corporations And Congress By
MINNEAPOLIS — MintPress News is proud to host “Lied to Death,” a 13-part audio conversation between famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and social justice activist Arn Menconi. Menconi wrote that these interviews are a “mixture of historical, political science...
Congress Drops All Pretense: Quietly Turns CISA Into Full On Surveillance Bill By
Remember CISA? The “Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act”? It’s getting much, much worse, with Congress and the administration looking to ram it through — in the process, dropping any pretense that it’s not a surveillance bill. As you may...
Congress Readies Cybersecurity Bill ‘Gutted’ Of Privacy Safeguards By
Close to 20 civil liberties organizations on Wednesday issued a letter urging U.S. lawmakers to oppose a controversial surveillance bill after the release of its final text revealed any previous privacy protections from prior drafts had been “gutted.” “The...