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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...
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...
U.S. Lawmakers Bicker Over More Iran Sanctions By
A senior U.S. senator said on Tuesday he would like to pass legislation to extend expiring sanctions on Iran and enable Congress to quickly enact new ones if necessary over the country’s ballistic missile tests. The Iran Sanctions Act, which imposed nuclear, missile...
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 in favor of the Iran nuclear deal. White...
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....