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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...
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...
Congress Seeks To Privatize Space With ‘Off-Planet’ Mining Bill By
In a bipartisan bid to encourage commercial exploitation of outer space, the U.S. Senate this week unanimously passed the Space Act of 2015, which grants U.S. citizens or corporations the right to legally claim non-living natural resources—including water and minerals—mined...
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, a project of the Center...
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...