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Tweet(s) of the Day: Jim Moran and the #CRomnibus

Occasionally we spot some really newsworthy tweets. Here, Congressman Jim Moran fights with his fellow Representatives right until the end of session.
by Red Brick Town on Dec 12, 2014

Tweet(s) of the Day: Jim Moran and the #Cromnibus

Occasionally we spot some really newsworthy tweets. Here, Congressman Jim Moran fights with his fellow Representatives right until the end of session.
by Red Brick Town on Dec 12, 2014

POLITICS - From Senator Bernie Sanders

"An Economic Agenda for America:  12 Steps Forward" by Sen Bernie Sanders, GoodReads 12/1/2014The American people must make a fundamental decision.  Do we continue the 40-year decline of our middle class and the growing gap between the very...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 11, 2014

Here Are The Most Horrific Details From The Senate Torture Report, Read The Senate Torture Report

Here Are The Most Horrific Details From The Senate Torture Report  Nick Wing  12/09/2014 On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the long-awaited summary of its torture report, revealing horrific details about the CIA's post-...

Torture doesn't work, but that's not why it should be outlawed

One of the things I find most troubling about the conversation sparked by the release of the Senate’s report on CIA interrogation excesses is whether torture worked or not. Contrary to the evidence, the director of the CIA, Cheney, Bush and Congres...
by That's Going Too Far! on Dec 10, 2014

Panel Faults C.I.A. Over Brutality and Deceit in Interrogations, More Than A Quarter Of The World's Countries Helped The CIA Run Its Torture Program, Senate report finds CIA torture produced ‘fabricated’ intel and thwarted no plots

Panel Faults C.I.A. Over Brutality and Deceit in InterrogationsBy MARK MAZZETTI  DEC. 9, 2014WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday issued a sweeping indictment of the Central Intelligence Agency’s program to detain and in...

We tortured some folks

“We tortured some folks.” This was Obama’s glib, tone-deaf response at a news conference held this past summer related to the Senate’s report on the CIA treatment of detainees. He did follow that up by saying, “We did some things contrary t...
by That's Going Too Far! on Dec 9, 2014

Ten Buck Friday Scorecard Update

It's official. In case you haven't heard, the last Ten Buck Friday race has been decided. Bill Cassidy easily rolled over the hapless Mary Landrieu to bring the number of Ten Buck Friday victories to 7Ten Buck Fridayans contributed to 8 races plus th...
by Proof Positive on Dec 7, 2014

Republican Obstructionism So Bad, Even Trent Lott Saying It’s Out of Control

Sometimes, things get so bad you just have to laugh. Former Republican Senate majority leader, Trent Lott, had some interesting advice for incoming Republican Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, and what he thinks about the obstructionists in the curre...
by Sparking the Left on Dec 4, 2014

POLITICS - NSA Reform Bill Fails

"As bill to rein in phone data collection fails, what’s next for NSA reform?" PBS NewsHour 11/19/2014ExcerptGWEN IFILL (NewsHour):  In a vote on the Senate floor last night, lawmakers blocked a bill that would have drastically changed the way...
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 24, 2014

Fixed? Illinois Public Pension Gap Surpasses $111 Billion

“The Illinois General Assembly barely passed legislation yesterday that’s been touted to ‘fix’ the state’s $100 billion public pension crisis. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, who has promised to sign SB0001, declared in a press release Tuesday...
by Survival And Prosperity on Nov 18, 2014

Vice president Binay developing a Teflon-like personality, thanks to Cayetano and Trillanes

Anti-Binay attack dogs: Cayetano and TrillanesInspite of malicious attacks against him, Vice president Jejomar Binay remains on top of practically all presidential surveys, be it public or private. This is a phenomenon, rarely seen in Philippine poli...
by New Philippine Revolution on Nov 11, 2014

Climate Change After Mid-Term Election

Climate Change After Mid-Term Election The activists, scientists, and policy makers working on slowing (hopefully stopping and reversing, but let’s start with the small steps) climate change, took an enormous hit this mid-term election due to t...
by Almost All The Truth on Nov 10, 2014

Can't We All Just Get Along (My Way)?

Democrats Seek Compromise Now?November 4th was an historic day. America overwhelmingly rejected the sitting President and nearly every crony he enjoyed sitting in either House of Congress. All of Obama's allies are gone or marginalized. Slam dunk for...
by Sanity Sentinel on Nov 7, 2014

Boehner’s all about that action, boss

House Speaker Rep. John Boehner has balls of titanium steel, I’ll give him that. In the following speech, he has the gall to say that he and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have “worked” closely together for eight ye...
by Our Daily Train on Nov 6, 2014

ELECTION 2014 - Mitch McDonnell

Reminder, Republicans lie, and they serve ONLY the top 1%."After election, McConnell promises end to gridlock and dysfunction" PBS NewsHour 11/5/2014ExcerptSUMMARY:  The big story of Election 2014 was the GOP takeover of the Senate. Kentucky's M...
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 6, 2014

Poor People Voted Against Their Own Interests in Midterms

Republicans living in some of the poorest areas of the country can guarantee one thing. They will consistently vote against their own economic and social interests every chance they get. Tuesday night’s midterm election results are a perfect exampl...
by Prune Juice Media on Nov 5, 2014

Awful Voter Turnout Is the Real Reason Democrats Lost the Midterms

Bluntly put, we have a lot of lazy voters among us and they need to be called out. This shameful practice of citizens not participating in democracy was on full display in Tuesday’s elections. Despite nearly a ... Read More...
by Prune Juice Media on Nov 5, 2014

Alternative Parties in the Philippines: Partido Progresista

The period traversing the years 1907 to 1941 featured our first experience of nationwide politics, with the country having 13 elections in all. Although conducted under auspices of American administration, it is without doubt that this period began f...
by The Young Filipino Historian on Nov 5, 2014

Cook County Tells Rest Of Illinois: Enact More Gun Control

Last Thursday, I blogged about a gun “control” referendum that was to appear on Cook County (Illinois) voter ballots on November 4. It said: Shall the Illinois General Assembly enact the Illinois Public Safety Act (Senate Bill 3659) which would r...
by Survival And Prosperity on Nov 5, 2014


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