Tag Archives: Congress

Escalation: Obama Broadens War Goals By
The US air war in Iraq has moved into its second week, and they are continuing to announce new, broader war goals virtually every today, with the White House today announcing a new notification was sent to Congress. President Obama informed Congress that the latest war...
Members Of Congress Declare “Immunity” From Insider Trading Probe By
The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee is refusing to cooperate with an insider trading investigation, saying its employees are “absolutely immune” from having to comply with subpoenas from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). U.S. District Court Judge Paul...
House Backs “Limits” On Government Spying By
WASHINGTON  — House libertarians and liberals banded together for a surprise win in their fight against the secretive National Security Agency, securing support for new curbs on government spying a year after leaker Edward Snowden’s disclosures about the bulk...
Congress Makes “Zero Progress” On Corporate Accountability By
WASHINGTON — Congress made “zero progress” on corporate accountability last year, according to a coalition of watchdog groups, with not even a single bill to strengthen accountability measures receiving a vote in either the House or Senate. Indeed, the only accountability-related...
Is Congress Ready To End The War On Drugs? By
Congress approved an historic piece of legislation late Thursday that prevents the Drug Enforcement Administration from continuing to raid, arrest, and prosecute medical marijuana patients, by no longer allowing agencies under the Justice Department to use federal dollars...
Will Congress Rescind President’s ‘Blank Check’ For Endless War? By
The “blank check” to declare war handed to the U.S. president in the immediate aftermath of the September 11th, 2001 attacks is attracting growing scrutiny in Congress. As lawmakers advance measures to repeal and change this authorization, peace and justice...
Consumer Pressure Has Congress Considering Overturning Raw Milk Ban By
In Congress, an interesting fight about milk is brewing in the House of Representatives. With the push to repeal the ban receiving bipartisan support, raw milk sales have the potential to become a campaign issue. While Congress has addressed the national milk supply already...
‘Better Off’ Budget Attacks Status Quo With Bold Progressive Vision By
With the release of what the Congressional Progressive Caucus is calling its ‘Better Off Budget‘ on Wednesday, the most left-leaning members of Congress once again prove that good ideas do exist on Capitol Hill even if political realities threaten to make sure...
House Oversight Screaming Match Shows How Dysfunctional Congress Has Become (Video) By
On Wednesday, a hearing of the House Oversight and Reform Committee turned Congress into a theater of the surreal. After Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the committee’s chairman, closed a hearing without allowing any other member of the committee to speak, a screaming match...