Sunday, March 29, 2015

Political News

Political news.

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It’s not what they teach in civics class, but the best way to snag a leadership position in Congress is by giving generously to...

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A truly stunning debasement of the U.S. justice system just occurred through the joint efforts of the Obama Justice Department and a meek and frightened Obama-appointed...

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Marjorie Cohn As Israeli voters went to the polls, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared he would oppose the creation of a Palestinian state. In what...

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Imagine if an American presidential candidate made a plea to his supporters on election day with the following statement: “The Republican administration is in...

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The conservative group Freedom Watch has filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that accuses her of failing to produce...

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who announced his candidacy for President on Monday via Twitter, is expected to speak at the Young America's Foundation's "New...

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Sadie Robinson For David Cameron, being prime minister for a third term “might just be too many”. For many ordinary people, having him as prime...

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Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, and Labour chief Ed Miliband are beset by ‘cash-for-access’ allegations, after it emerged all three...

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Arizona has been pretty clear in the past that they aren’t a huge fan of government mandates. The legislature fought tooth and nail over allowing...

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Ryan Grim of the Huffington Post on how Citizens United has been a boon for corporate power, influence, and secrecy in Washington DC.

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Michael S. Rozeff Why does the U.S. beat what seems to be a dead horse: Crimea’s joining to Russia voluntarily? Washington keeps insisting on the...

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On Monday, President Obama announced a "special state of emergency," saying that the situation in Venezuela is one that represents an extraordinary danger to...

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Venezuela's top diplomat called a senior U.S. official "petulant" and ill-mannered on Wednesday in response to her contention that sanctions were intended to change...

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Robert Parry An early skill learned by Official Washington’s neoconservatives, when they were cutting their teeth inside the U.S. government in the 1980s, was how...

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US President Barack Obama has issued an executive order declaring Venezuela a national security threat, and slapped sanctions on seven officials. "Venezuelan officials past and...

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As organizer expressed 'hope that the left will return' to Israel, large crowd chanted 'Bibi go home!' Jon Queally Tens of thousands of Israelis rallied against...

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'What the DOJ has memorialized on paper, we will memorialize in action.' —Tory Russell, Hands Up United Sarah Lazare A Department of Justice probe into the...

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The political world is swarming over revelations that Hillary Clinton hid her emails during her time as Secretary of State. She apparently went so far...

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Jim Naureckas Reading the lead stories on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress about Iran in five prominent US papers–the New York Times, Washington Post,LA...

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Jacob Rothschild, the 78 year-old banker and chairman of RIT Capital Partners, has delivered savers in the £2.3bn trust a stark warning about global...

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Netanyahu's speech to Congress was brilliantly deceitful because it played to the fantasies that Israeli propaganda and right wing militarists in the US have...

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That sound you hear? That’s Republicans dancing a merry jig, and Benghazi investigators sharpening their subpoenas, because 2016 just got a lot more interesting with...

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Killing Their Own … For Political Gain Via Washington's Blog A CIA “psychological operations” manual prepared by a CIA contractor for the Nicaraguan Contra rebelsnoted the...

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Attorney says efforts continue to allow NSA whistleblower to go back to United States if assurances are given that he can receive 'fair and...

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Elizabeth Warren is clearly getting on the Administration’s nerves. The Massachusetts senator has come out forcefully against the misleadingly named trade deals, the TransPacific Partnership...

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced his fierce opposition to Iran’s nuclear program in front of a joint session of Congress Tuesday, a speech...

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As Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is crossing the Atlantic heading to Washington to deliver Tuesday's controversial speech to Congress on Iran, activists are...

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'It is my obligation,' says Israeli prime minister, 'to do everything that I can to prevent this agreement.' This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative...

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The conspiracy hatched by Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to undermine President Obama’s negotiations with Iran over...

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"The sovereign is he who decides on the exception,” said conservative thinker Carl Schmitt in 1922, meaning that a nation’s leader can defy the...

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When former-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the US "pivot to Asia," she and the policy wonks who dreamed it up probably imagined...

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New poll also shows a third of respondents say capitalism is root of hunger and poverty. Andrea Germanos  This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with...

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The head of the UN’s climate science panel, Rajendra Pachauri, has stepped down, the body announced Tuesday, amid claims that he sexually harassed a subordinate. “The...

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Foreign governments are donating money to Hillary Clinton’ Foundation to influence her and her policy if she is the next president of the US,...

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Serbian Prime Minister Vucic may present Tony Blair’s new advisory role for Serbia as a public relation success, and that Blair “will do wonders”’...

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Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, tried to thwart opposition voices among Jewish intellectuals ahead of the general election in March by banning three judges from...

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Andrew Kimbrell President's Day is an appropriate time to reflect on the state of our U.S. democracy.  And there is some very good news across...

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The demonization of Vladimir Putin and Russia by the British political establishment and media has never been as intense as in the wake of...

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Despite evidence pointing to ineffectiveness of harsh penalties, 'lawmakers are slow to take action and public outrage is largely absent,' writes Dr. Joseph Stiglitz Nadia...

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Melanie Newman The Bureau Investigates Reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Last autumn, the Bureau launched a legal challenge in the European Court of Human...

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Paul R. Pillar James Carden and Jacob Heilbrunn provided in the current issue of The National Interest an extensively documented review of how the ever-more-neocon...

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SUMOFUS Just last week, a new leak on the world’s dirtiest trade deal emerged that confirmed our worst fears about TTIP. The deal gives big business unprecedented power...

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President Obama's federal budget for 2016 received all the usual fanfare in Washington on Monday. A part of the president's budget is a 14...

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Gareth Porter Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of an invitation to speak to the U.S. Congress on March 3, two weeks before the Israeli...

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Based on polarizing events during the first month of 2015, it would appear that racism around the world may be increasing. Anti-Moslem demonstrations have...

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Reprinted with permission of Washingtons Blog Once one oligarchy falls, it will threaten to topple a long line of oligarch dominoes. A great many narratives invoking...

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Robert Parry In late February, a conference is scheduled in New York City to discuss the risk of nuclear war if computers reach the level of...

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Author and activist David Bacon says that it's impossible to understand the mass exodus of Latin American workers to the United States without also...

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Kshama Sawant President Obama talked about the deepening inequality. But that is a testament of his own presidency. A presidency that has betrayed the hopes of...

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"Meet Joni Ernst, The Republican Senator Responding to Obama's State of the Union Address," offered ABC News(1/20/15).  After ABC's introduction, you'll know that she's...

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The world suffers global recession, enormous inequity, hunger, deforestation, pollution, climate change, nuclear weapons, terrorism, etc. To those who say we’re not really making...

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If Washington gives the Mexican president a pat on the back, it will be a stab in the back for the Mexican movement for...

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Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They’re wrong. The central issue is who the government...

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When a grand jury decided not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, Brooklyn resident Jon...

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You can look at the Russian economy two ways now and you should. So let’s: It is an important moment in the destruction of...

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