Sunday, April 26, 2015

Political News

Political news.

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Charles Davis and Medea Benjamin Announcing her latest campaign for the presidency, Hillary Clinton declared she was entering the race to be the champion for “everyday Americans.” As a lawmaker and diplomat, however, Clinton has...

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In a recent column entitled “The Campus Climate Crusade,” The Wall Street Journal ’s Kimberly Strassel spent over 800 words arguing the basic conceit...

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Warning! What you are about to read may be a criminal act. I may have broken the law by putting this information out there. Edward...

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 This really happened. As crazy as it sounds, Hillary Clinton is trying to repackage her war-torn reputation into a populist spitting image of progressive...

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Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, along with 14 other defendants, was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in maximum security prison and five years of parole...

A Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon (Reuters / Russel Cheyne)

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UK Right wing commentators and newspapers have taken to using dirty tactics to challenge the seemingly endless rise of Scottish National Party leader Nicola...

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A provision in the falsely-named "cyber security" bill currently being debated in congress would—in addition to enabling more warrantless government spying—create a gaping hole...

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The BP oil spill turned five years old on Monday, and as my colleague Tim McDonnell reported, we're still paying the price: There's as much...

Photo of a bridge over Grindstone Creek in Missouri, taken 22 February, 2011. (Photo: KOMUNews)

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We can't have a strong country without strong infrastructure. Earlier this week, Josh and Vanessa Ellis and their 8-month-old son Hudson were killed after debris...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a live Q&A program that it was acceptable to lift the ban on selling the S-300 anti-aircraft missile...

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Neocons have turned the Middle East into a quagmire, Afghanistan into a war without end, and disgraced the U.S. in Latin America and Africa....

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Secret-spilling group WikiLeaks has taken the trove of documents stolen during last year’s colossal Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and made them searchable through a...

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By now, you may have heard the story about how two TSA agents at Denver International Airport were fired recently after it was revealed...

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Bloggers, conspiracy theorists and people who challenge establishment narratives on the Internet were all likened to ISIS terrorists during a chilling Congressional hearing which...

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Bad pay, hard labor, nasty skin rashes, and poor sleep in constructions sites are just the tip of work conditions found in Israeli agricultural...

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If our universities can’t stand up to the Israel lobby and uphold free speech, how will the international community ever stand up to the...

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush speaks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, outside Washington, on February 27, 2015 (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)

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Andrew Perez While Jeb Bush was governor of Florida, state pension officials committed at least $1.7 billion to financial firms whose executives were “Pioneer” fundraisers...

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Hillary Clinton, a former US secretary of state (and senator, and First Lady), will reportedly announce her 2016 presidential run Sunday via social media....

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'This much is clear: After millions of dollars were pledged by the oil company to the Clinton Foundation, Secretary Clinton abruptly changed her position...

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Britain’s most senior diplomat to Pakistan broke government rules by attending a meeting alongside one of the world’s most influential tobacco lobby groups, it...

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John Oliver’s Monday night interview of Edward Snowden — which in 24 hours has been viewed by 3 million people on YouTube alone —...

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The New York Times recently published an editorial lamenting the "shameful impunity of the Islamic State" and encouraging the United Nations Security Council to...

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US television news isn’t very good and it has clearly gotten worse over the past 20 years. In the aftermath of the Kerry-Zarif initial...

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The US may no longer be in control of the global economy, warned former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, urging Washington to regain dominance by...

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A kudo to President Obama. But just one. If he manages to pull off an agreement with Iran on limiting that country's nuclear fuel enrichment...

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'Peace won. War lost. It’s as simple as that.' Jon Queally Though a final deal won't be sealed until later this year, the framework agreement announced...

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by Jon Queally U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) was indicted on multiple charges Wednesday related to accusations of corruption and misuse of power. The allegations stem...

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As Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian lands grinds on, economics and commerce are becoming new battle lines, an embargo being the latest weapon of...

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by Robert Parry If President Barack Obama is ever to take control of his foreign policy – and move the United States into a more...

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by Sadie Robinson The general election campaign is officially underway—and many people are bored of it already. The lack of choice on offer was laid bare...

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The four corporations that dominate the U.S. standardized testing market spend millions of dollars lobbying state and federal officials — as well as sometimes...

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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, no longer allowed to sit at the adult table because of his past food fights, has been reduced, as...

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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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