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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...
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...
14,000 Websites Have Blocked Congress From Accessing Their Pages, Here’s Why By
(ANTIMEDIA) As of Friday afternoon, over 14,000 websites have blocked Congressional access to their pages, instead directing them to a protest page. The massive move is an effort to show Congress that its push for continued surveillance via the Patriot Act and USA Freedom...
Secrecy Over TPP Fuels Growing Opposition In Congress By
Support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership is dropping in response to the lack of transparency over the controversial deal. (Photo: Backbone Campaign/flickr/cc) The back-room push for the corporate-friendly Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact may be backfiring...
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 fight over Fast Track...
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...