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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Urges Congress To Oppose Authorization for War Against Iran

For Immediate ReleaseMay 22, 2018 Media Contact:Emily Latimer, (202) 604-2330 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) spoke on the floor today urging support for her amendment in the...

Congress Weighs Indefinite Detention of Americans – Consortiumnews

A Senate bill under consideration could allow Donald Trump to indefinitely jail American citizens without charge if they oppose U.S....
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Video: Money matters: US congressmen ask to resume funding for White Helmets

A Congressman has asked the Trump administration to resume its funding of the controversial Syrian activist group the White Helmets. Reports of Washington ... Via...

Praise for Antiwar Congressman Walter Jones after His Republican Primary Victory

On Tuesday, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), who is seeking reelection for what he has indicated will be his final term...

Congress Made It Harder to Give Teachers Raises

In just a few months, we’ve seen teachers in five states walk out of the classroom to protest their abysmal pay. Stingy state budgets are...

US Congress wants troops to learn Russian, mistakenly calls it ‘East Asian language’ —...

The US Congress has directed the Pentagon to improve the military’s knowledge of Russian but mistakenly...

US Academics and Civic Leaders Call on Congress to Ensure Neutrality and Support for...

Dear Members of the US Senate and House of Representatives,  On July 1, Mexicans will go to the polls to elect a new president, both...

Who is Democratic Congressman Juan Vargas?

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Congress Offers a Bipartisan Blank Check to Donald Trump

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters fly over armored vehicles that have been loaded onto trucks for transport on February 9, 2018, at the Kuwait Naval...

Democratic Party tried to push Colorado congressional candidate to leave race, leaked audio reveals...

The Democratic Party meddled in the Colorado congressional primary by favoring one candidate and pressuring another...

Ex-DNI Clapper leaked Steele dossier info to CNN, then tried to deny it in...

James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence-turned CNN pundit, first denied and then admitted to...

How Clintonites Are Manufacturing Faux Progressive Congressional Campaigns

Photo by Phil Roeder | CC BY 2.0 When Bernie Sanders took the stage in Washington Square Park in New York City on a cold...

Senior Democrat Caught on Tape Pressuring Progressive Congressional Candidate to Drop Out of Race

A new exposé by The Intercept confirms how powerful Democratic officials have worked to crush competitive progressive candidates in primaries around the country, choosing...

Democrats claim Diamond & Silk lied over Trump payments in congressional hearing — RT...

Conservative YouTube stars Diamond and Silk claimed under oath that they were never paid by the...
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Video: Senior Democrat Caught on Tape Pressuring Progressive Congressional Candidate to Drop Out of...

https://democracynow.org - A new exposé by The Intercept confirms how powerful Democratic officials have worked to crush competitive progressive candidates in primaries around the...
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Video: Macron welcomed in US Congress, shows historically French-American ‘special bond’

The French President has concluded a three-day trip to Washington by addressing the US Congress, where he got a warm welcome from lawmakers. Emmanuel...
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Video: Security gaps at US Congress, but media is too obsessed with Russia

The UK & US have issued a first of its kind joint warning to those living in the West, claiming state-sponsored Russian hackers might...

DOJ hands over Comey’s Trump memos to Congress — RT US News

Former FBI Director James Comey’s memos about meetings with President Donald Trump have been handed over...

Assange has ‘physical proof’ Russia didn’t hack DNC – Congressman — RT US News

Russia did not provide WikiLeaks with Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 US presidential campaign...

‘Zero real evidence’ Assad behind chemical attack – US congressman — RT US News

US government officials offered “zero real evidence” that the Syrian government was behind the alleged chemical...

Congress Held Ten Hours of Hearings on Facebook. What’s Next?

After grilling Mark Zuckerberg for ten hours this past week, the big question facing Congress is, “What’s next?” The wide-ranging hearings covered everything from...
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Video: Why didn’t Trump go to Congress before striking Syria? – RT asks State...

Friday's attack on Syria was a face-lifting move by Donald Trump after he boasted about his missiles on Twitter, Virginia Senator Richard Black said....

Zuckerberg faces Congress for 2nd day of hearing (FULL VIDEO) — RT US News

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is back on Capitol Hill today for another round of questioning by...

Trump Ordered Syria Strike Based on a Secret Legal Justification Even Congress Can’t See

On Friday night, President Trump ordered the U.S. military to conduct a bombing attack against the government of Syria without congressional authorization. How can...

While Trump Likes to Play Authoritarian, Its Congress Who Must Decide on War

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Video: Zuckerberg testifies before Congress on data scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington DC, following Facebook's data privacy scandal. Check out http://rt.com...

Zuckerberg grilled by Congress… and he apologized a lot — RT US News

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was back on Capitol Hill today for another round of questioning by...

Watch Mark Zuckerberg Testify Before Congress

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w-6SfpCKgM] Mark Zuckerberg is testifying at a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees Tuesday, in the first of...

Zuckerberg to testify before Congress on April 11 — RT US News

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the US House Energy and Commerce Committee next week....

Mick Mulvaney’s 1st Report to Congress

WASHINGTON - This statement can be attributed to Mike Litt, Consumer Campaign Director at U.S. PIRG, on OMB Director and CFPB Acting Director Mick...

Zuckerberg to testify before Congress on Facebook data privacy ‒ reports — RT US...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly decided to testify before Congress in relation to the Cambridge...

Suspicious packages sent to military facilities, congresswoman — RT US News

Police are investigating a “suspicious brown substance” found in an envelope sent to the office of...

Congresswoman Lee Slams Appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor

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US Congress passes colossal $1.3 trillion budget — RT US News

The US House of Representatives and Senate has approved, at the 11th hour, a $1.3 trillion...

Sen. Dick Durbin Calls On Congress To Halt Unauthorized US Military Involvement in Yemen

Durbin: The decision to go to war can only be made by Congress [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsBsUgWQSu0&w=560&h=315] From Sen. Dick Durban’s office: WASHINGTON — U.S....
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Video: Congresswoman Confirms Erik Prince Tied to Assassination Program Run Out of Dick Cheney’s...

https://democracynow.org - On one of the latest episodes of Jeremy Scahill's podcast “Intercepted,” he interviews Democratic Congressmember Jan Schakowsky about Erik Prince, the founder... Via...

Ex-spook Clapper celebrates 5yrs since lying to Congress, as statute of limitations expires —...

It's been five years since former US spy chief James Clapper lied to Congress about the...
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Video: Ex-spook Clapper celebrates 5yrs since lying to Congress, as statute of limitations expires

It's been five years since former US spy chief James Clapper lied to Congress about the NSA's giant surveillance program, and the statute of...

Ron Paul on a ‘Military Coup’: Pentagon To Ignore Congress On Yemen

The Defense Department has sent Senate Majority Leader McConnell a letter informing him that even if Congress passes legislation limiting...

Congressmen call for ‘foreign agent’ tag for Al Jazeera as it ‘digs into pro-Israel...

A group of congressmen has called for Al Jazeera to be designated a “foreign agent” for...

Trump Seeks Congressional Funding for 60,000-Man Army to Overthrow Assad

Eric Zuesse ISIS, or ISIL, or Islamic State, has been almost completely defeated in Syria, but the U.S. Department of Defense is requesting an increase...

Congress mulls fitness waivers for military recruits with ‘in demand’ skills — RT US...

The dwindling numbers of eligible recruits applying to the US military may force Congress to increase...

Russia ‘threatens our ability to dominate’ – US general to Congress — RT US...

The US is seeking to contain Iran’s rising influence in the Middle East and fend off...

85% of Americans unhappy with Congress, most think it serves lobbyists, not the people...

The overwhelming majority of Americans, irrespective of party allegiance, holds a dismal opinion of Congress, a...

284 Members of Congress Just Got an ‘F’ on Their Civil Rights Report Card

Offering insight into how elective officials voted throughout 2017 to uphold key civil rights protections, the NAACP just released its latest (pdf) Civil Rights...
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Video: ‘If Congress believes we’re terrorists, how can admin maintain relations with us?’ —...

Mahmoud Abbas makes rare address to UNSC on Tuesday RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.... Via Youtube

‘Congress must ban semiautomatic weapons’ – ex CIA director John Brennan — RT US...

In the aftermath of the Florida school shooting this week that left 17 people dead, John...

Disability Activists Crash Congress to Stop a Bill That Would Undermine Their Civil Rights

Harriotte Ranvig, 71, is escorted out of the House chamber on February 15, 2018, after she and a group of protesters disrupted the vote...

Conservation Groups and Congressman Blumenauer Call for Action on Pollinator-killing Pesticides | Friends of...

WASHINGTON - Congressman Blumenauer (D.-Ore.), alongside Representative McGovern (D.-Mass.) and conservation, farmworker, farmer and consumer groups, today reintroduced the Saving America’s Pollinators Act, which...

Pennsylvania Races to Redraw Gerrymandered Congressional Maps

Pennsylvania mapmakers are sharpening their pencils this week, because the state is under an extremely tight deadline to redraw gerrymandered electoral districts to meet...

Congress Passes Two-Year Budget Deal

Ike’s Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex Is Alive and Very Well – Antiwar.com Blog

Look, Ma: More Money! Don’t Worry: We’ll Spend It WiselyThe new Congressional budget boosts military spending in a big...

Cernovich for Congress? Controversial US blogger fuels rumors of political bid — RT US...

Prominent right-wing blogger Mike Cernovich has spurred speculation that he might run for Congress. The platform...

US Nazi is the only GOP contender for congressional seat — RT US News

Holocaust denier Arthur Jones has been running for different offices since last century and failing, but...

Because This Is 2018, An Actual Nazi Is the GOP Candidate For An Illinois...

  Leaving Roy Moore and his paltry pedophile tendencies in the dust, Arthur Jones - in-your-face Nazi, vehement Holocaust denier, devoted white supremacist and oh...

As Congress Feeds the Merchants of Death, the People Must Divest

In recent budget negotiations, Senate Democrats agreed to a boost in military spending that exceeded the cap for fiscal 2018 by $70 billion, bringing...

Is Congress Finally Pushing Back

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Video: Congressional memo alleging FBI abused spying powers released

Congressional memo has now been released, after receiving approval from the U.S. president. Memo accuses FBI and Justice Department of securing a warrant to...

Trump approves release of congressional memo critical of FBI — RT US News

President Donald Trump has approved declassification of the memo that is said to reveal FBI surveillance...

Amtrak train carrying congressmen to GOP retreat hits truck — RT US News

A train carrying Republican lawmakers, staff and families to a policy retreat in West Virginia has...

Will Congress Face Down the Deep State? – Consortiumnews

The House Intelligence Committee’s vote on Monday to release a memorandum describing alleged malfeasance at the DOJ and the FBI...
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Video: ‘Peace to the people of Syria’: Russia hosts National Dialogue Congress, hoped to...

Sochi is hosting a forum on Syria's future, bringing together representatives of the country's various social strata. The Congress is expected to boost the...

‘Secret society’ within FBI, DOJ trying to take Trump down, Congressman Gowdy claims —...

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) claims ‘lost’ text messages between two FBI staffers,...

Twitter catches a few more ‘Russian trolls’ as Congress-spurred hunt continues — RT US...

Twitter has blocked another 1000 accounts it reckons posted Russian-linked "propaganda" to influence the 2016 US...

What’s Next for Net Neutrality in Congress and the Courts | By Craig Aaron

On Tuesday, all 47 Senate Democrats announced they would co-sponsor a “resolution of disapproval” to overturn the FCC’s Net Neutrality-killing vote last December. Add in...

Congress Is Plotting To Cut a Hole

Congresswoman Lee Slams Passage of FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act; Calls for Meaningful Reforms to...

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Congressman, fervent decrier of Russia, won’t seek re-election — RT US News

House Foreign Affairs Committee chief Ed Royce (R-California) says he will not run for a 14th...

Common Cause Files Brief in Challenge to Outrageous Partisan Political Gerrymander of Pennsylvania Congressional...

WASHINGTON - Today, Common Cause filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth...

Common Cause Files Brief in Challenge to Outrageous Partis Political Gerrymander of Pennsylvania Congressional...

WASHINGTON - Today, Common Cause filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth...
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Video: Meet the Women Who Accuse Trump of Sexual Harassment & Are Calling for...

https://democracynow.org - We begin our Democracy Now! special by looking at the growing movement of people calling on President Trump to resign over multiple...
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Video: Putin speaks at United Russia party congress (Streamed Live)

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a speech at the 17th congress of the United Russia party in Moscow. Via Youtube

Analysis by Congress's Official Scorekeeper Shows Final GOP Tax Bill Comes Nowhere Close to...

Jake Johnson, staff writerIn an analysis published on Friday, the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT)—Congress's official scorekeeper—concluded that the final Republican tax bill doesn't...

Govt shutdown averted, as Congress approves temporary funding — RT US News

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 00:14 Edited time: 22 Dec, 2017 00:25 The federal government will...

Snowden hosts Reddit AMA over Congress’ mass surveillance plan — RT US News

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and the ACLU held a live Reddit Ask Me Anything session, which...

Groups Launch Internet-Wide Campaign Pushing Congress to Overrule FCC Vote

Demonstrators rally outside the Federal Communication Commission building to protest against the end of net neutralityrules December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip...

Net Neutrality Fight ‘Not Over’: Groups Launch Internet-Wide Campaign Pushing Congress to Overrule FCC...

The Republican-controlled FCC voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal net neutrality, but open internet defenders are urging the public to not be...
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Video: Meet Jessica Leeds, Who Recalls Being Groped by Trump & Is Calling for...

https://democracynow.org - Amid the mounting number of lawmakers calling on President Trump to resign over multiple claims of sexual harassment and assault, we speak...

Over 40 Members of Congress Urge President Trump to Call on Turkey to Drop...

WASHINGTON - Over 40 members of Congress recently sent a letter urging President Trump to call on Turkish officials to stop the prosecution of human...

FBI agents’ anti-Trump text messages released to Congress — RT US News

Two FBI agents working the Trump-Russia collusion probe exchanged dozens of venomous text messages on politics,...

Jeff Sessions Wants to Crack Down on Legal Weed — Will Congress Let Him?

  UPDATE: Congress gave the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment a temporary reprieve after this piece was originally published, extending protections until Dec. 22. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-OR, responded by saying, "wo...
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Video: “Keep Our Families Together”: Thousands Call on Congress to Extend TPS & Pass...

https://democracynow.org - Thousands rallied on Capitol Hill Wednesday, calling for Congress to stop its rollback of temporary protected status for thousands of Haitians and...

US ambassador sees no link between RT America’s FARA registration & loss of Congress...

RT America’s registration as a ‘foreign agent’ in the US ultimately led to them losing accreditation...

Deadline looms as Trump & congressional leaders hold spending summit — RT US News

US President Donald Trump, and House and Senate leaders, have scheduled a meeting to begin talks...

Access Denied: US Congress withdraws RT America’s Accreditation on Capitol Hill

by RT / November 30th, 2017 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji2vqzFhmdU?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] The US Congress has withdrawn RT America’s accreditation on Capitol Hill, citing the company’s “foreign agent” status. That’s...
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Video: Access denied: US Congress withdraws RT America’s accreditation on Capitol Hill

The US Congress has withdrawn RT America's accreditation on Capitol Hill, citing the company's “foreign agent” status. That's hours after the State Department ... Via...

Progress Michigan Calls For Congressman John Conyers To Resign

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Video: US Congress spent almost $1mn settling harassment cases in 2017

Almost a million dollars of tax payer's money has been paid out in harassment settlements by the US Congress this year. That's the highest...

Report about Rep. Conyers puts Congress under sexual harassment microscope — RT US News

The avalanche of sexual harassment and abuse claims has reached the US Congress, with the latest...

How We Moved Congress to Action on Abuse of Palestinian Children in Military Detention

People take part in a demonstration of Palestinians living in Greece to mark the Palestinian Prisoners Day, in Thessaloniki, Greece, on April 21, 2017....

Leaders Schumer and Pelosi Join Members of Congress and Patriotic Millionaires for Rally Against...

WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, with House Republicans set to vote on their disastrous plan that gives tax breaks to the richest Americans and wealthy corporations,...

Hidden Dangers Lurking Behind the Scenes at Congressional Hearings on Cloud Seeding

Photo by Steve Snodgrass | CC BY 2.0 OMG! Congress held hearings recently on geo-engineering techniques to stop the evils of global warming. Whew! The...

Hidden Dangers Lurking Behind the Scenes at Congressional Hearings on Cloud Seeding

OMG! Congress held hearings recently on geo-engineering techniques to stop the evils of global warming. Whew! The irony is absolutely fantastically mind-boggling, a real...

Legal blackmail? Congress considers withholding support for countries opposing US position at UN —...

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 18:51 US lawmakers want to legally prohibit any financial and military...

US Congress to spend $4.6 bn for ‘reassuring NATO allies’ as anti-Russia hysteria mounts...

Members of the House and Senate, seizing on the anti-Russia climate engulfing Washington like a fog,...

U.S. Congress Split Over Whether Criticizing Israel Constitutes anti-Semitism

A potential addition to the federal anti-discrimination statute says verbal attacks on Israel count as anti-Semitism A U.S. House of Representatives committee...

Congress’s Romance With Cowardice: War Without War Powers

US Army soldiers test a weapon on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on August 22, 2014. (Photo: The US Army)   On September 1, 1970, soon after President...

RT’s Ed Schultz challenges Congress to summon him (VIDEO) — RT US News

RT America’s Ed Schultz tore into lawmakers who have alleged that RT America meddled in the...

The Congressman Who Has Sent Thousands of Letters to Families of US Troops Killed...

On a Sunday morning more than two weeks after four U.S. soldiers were ambushed and killed in Niger, Rep. Walter...

Congressman Spam – LewRockwell

In “Wet Kiss” for Wall Street, Congress Overturns Rules Allowing People to Sue Banks...

After nine months of struggling to deliver on their legislative priorities, Senate Republicans found unity Tuesday when they overturned a rule that makes it...

RN Volunteers Back from Puerto Rico Join Congress Members to Urge Increased Aid to...

WASHINGTON - Registered nurse volunteers who recently returned from two weeks of providing nursing care and other disaster relief today joined House Minority Leader...

Congress Passes ‘Harshest’ Sanctions On North Korea… And The People Suffer – Antiwar.com Blog

On Tuesday, all but two Members of the US House voted in favor of the “harshest” sanctions on North Korea...
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Video: In “Wet Kiss” for Wall Street, Congress Overturns Rules Allowing People to Sue...

https://democracynow.org - After nine months of struggling to deliver on their legislative priorities, Senate Republicans found unity Tuesday when they ... Via Youtube

Twitter bows to Congress, announces political ad ‘transparency’ ahead of Russia testimony — RT...

As social media companies face mounting political pressure from US senators investigating Russia, Twitter says it...

Pentagon Expands ‘Terror War’ To Africa: Where Is Congress?

Senator Lindsey Graham told NBC News over the weekend that he had “no idea” that there were 1,000 US troops in Niger. But it...

US spy chiefs implore Congress to ‘reauthorize’ mass surveillance of internet users — RT...

US intelligence officials are fighting to renew the controversial spying program which allows agencies to conduct...

DEA, Congress complicit in US opioid epidemic

The US Drug Enforcement Administration ‘shut off’ investigations into large distributors of addictive opioid pills, while...

Iran’s Foreign Minister Rips Trump as Congress Faces Call to “Defend Diplomacy”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday that President Donald Trump's decertification of the nuclear deal days earlier widened the mistrust "between the...

Congress Uses Las Vegas Massacre to Push Abortion Ban

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) is joined by anti-abortion leaders while introducing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act during a news conference at the...
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Video: Primary season on: 2017 Congressional election looks to fill several House seats

Seven seats are up for grabs during next month's Congressional and State elections in the US, most of which were vacated by former members...

Peace Action: 16 Years Later, Afghanistan War Drags On, Congress Still Asleep at the...

WASHINGTON - On the eve of the 16-year anniversary of the Afghanistan War, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at...

National Security Agencies Are Evading Congressional Oversight

  Last week, federal officials from several spy agencies engaged in a full court press in Washington, spinning facts before media outlets, flooding Capitol Hill with lobbyists and bringing...
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Video: Russia Sanctions: Congress Obstructs Trump’s ‘One Good Policy’

Blaming Russia for the 2016 election outcome is an "extraordinarily dangerous game that's leading us into a very dangerous new Cold War with a...
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Video: After Las Vegas Massacre, Republicans in Congress Push Bills That Could Make Mass...

https://democracynow.org - As details emerge about the massacre in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Republican leaders called ... Via Youtube

US Congressman hosted fake hearing for Ukrainian TV

Published time: 3 Oct, 2017 21:25 Freshman Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) was reportedly tricked by a...

'Shocking': US congressmen want answers on claims of secret Cold War radiation tests

Three US Congress members have demanded answers from Washington after a new book claims to reveal...

Raid maintenance fund for missile defense, Pentagon asks Congress

Citing tensions with North Korea, the Pentagon has asked Congress to move $416.4 million earmarked for...

Congress Has Options for Protecting Mueller's Investigation From Trump's Wrath

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller (center) is surrounded by security and staff as he leaves a meeting with senators at the US Capitol June...

Children's Health Insurance Program Put on Congressional Calendar — After It Expires

(Photo: Francisblack / Getty Images) Republican leaders in the House have finally set a date to consider a bill reauthorizing a program providing health care assistance to tens...

Rand Paul: Unconstitutional Saudi War in Yemen Is Not in Our Interest and Congress...

Sen. Rand Paul speaks at the 2015 Reagan Dinner for the Dallas County Republican Party in Dallas, Texas, January 30, 2015. (Photo: Gage Skidmore) Last...
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Video: Security vs civil liberties: Trump wants Congress to reauthorize surveillance law

Members of the Trump administration are calling on Congress to reauthorize a controversial surveillance law which is set to expire at year's end, RT's...

Anti-war argument 'winning' despite setback in Congress – Ron Paul to RT

Senator Rand Paul’s (R-Kentucky) fight to repeal post-9/11 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) went...

Antiwar Organizations Urge Congress to Protect Iran Nuclear Deal, Prevent Backslide to War Under...

From NIAC Action: Trump Must Renew Waivers on Iran Sanctions on September 14th, Certify the Nuclear Deal to Congress on October 15th WASHINGTON, D.C. — In...

‘Go Congress, go!’: Trump pushes lawmakers to cut taxes

US President Donald Trump has urged the Republican-majority Congress to pass legislation that would substantially cut...

Bill in Congress to Fund CIA and NSA Outlaws Wikileaks

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The bill in Congress to fund U.S. intelligence services includes a provision, Sec. 623, which states: SEC. 623. SENSE OF...

Rand Paul threatens to hold up defense bill unless Congress votes to end wars...

Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has vowed to delay a $700 billion defense bill until...

U.S. Congress and Media Push for War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse On Wednesday, September 6th, Reuters bannered "Facebook says likely Russian-based operation funded U.S. ads with political message”, and reported: Facebook Inc said on Wednesday...

U.S. Congressman Proposes $12 Million to Support Israel's Ethiopian Community

Amendment proposed by Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democratic lawmaker and a member of the House Rules Committee: 'The community faces a number...

Congress approves $15.25bn natural disaster aid package & raises US debt ceiling

The US Senate has approved a $15.25 billion relief package for areas affected by hurricanes and...

Health Coverage for 9 Million Children Will Soon Be at Risk — Unless Trump...

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on extending funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and for good reason: no additional CHIP...

States threaten to sue over DACA, as Trump tweets he'll 'revisit' policy if Congress...

As President Donald Trump vows to “revisit the issue” of granting legal status to “dreamer” immigrants...

1.4mn more bogus Wells Fargo accounts emerge with Congress asleep at the wheel

As the tally of fake Wells Fargo accounts balloons to 3.5 million, Congress has yet to...

Wells Fargo May Have Lied to Congress, Public Citizen and Americans for Financial Reform...

WASHINGTON - Congress must hold additional hearings to investigate whether Wells Fargo deliberately misled federal lawmakers during an active investigation, said 33 groups led...

‘Bring back Main Street’: Trump pressures Congress to unite on tax reform

President Donald Trump is counting on bipartisan support for his tax reform plan, which he says...

Trump blames Congressional GOP leaders for debt ceiling ‘mess’

US President Donald Trump has chastised Republican leaders in Congress, implying that efforts to increase the...

'Lying to Congress': Trump lashes out at former spymaster over CNN comments

Published time: 24 Aug, 2017 16:00 US President Donald Trump has fired back at former Director...

Congresswoman Barbara Lee: There is No Military Solution in Afghanistan

Congresswoman Barbara LeeCongresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in response to President Trump’s announced plan to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “I am deeply...

Trump can strike North Korea without approval from Congress – Sen. Graham

President Donald Trump does not need Congressional authorization to carry out a preemptive strike against North...

How Congress ‘Learns’ About Russia

Hedge-fund operator William Browder helped plunder Russia’s riches – and renounced his U.S. citizenship – but is still treated as...

FBI raided Manafort’s home for documents he gave Congress

Published time: 9 Aug, 2017 15:10 Edited time: 9 Aug, 2017 15:43 The Federal Bureau of...

‘No US warplanes over Syria’: Congress & Pentagon hit with 68k petition signatures

A CIA whistleblower and ex-Marine Corps captain are among the outspoken leaders of a campaign to...

‘US-Russia relations at all-time & dangerous low. Thank Congress’ – Trump

Published time: 3 Aug, 2017 12:32 Edited time: 3 Aug, 2017 13:10 Relations between the US...

Trump Threatens to Attack Health Coverage of Congress Members and Low-Income People

Trump steps out of Air Force One on July 28, 2017, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images) President Donald Trump...

Another brick in the wall: Congress approves funding for Trump’s Mexico barrier

Published time: 27 Jul, 2017 22:15 Edited time: 28 Jul, 2017 09:06 The House of Representatives...

House Progressives Call on Members of Congress to Sign Single-Payer Pledge

Less than 24 hours after the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act was defeated in the Senate, two progressive representatives challenged all...

Trump, Veto Congress

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Video: Criminalizing Critics of Israel: Congress Considers Sweeping Bills to Fine & Jail Backers...

https://democracynow.org - U.S. lawmakers are seeking to criminally outlaw support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. Via Youtube

Congresswoman Lee Blasts Dead of Night Removal of 2001 AUMF Repeal Amendment

Congresswoman Barbara LeeLate last night, Congresswoman Lee’s amendment to repeal the 2001 AUMF – which passed with bipartisan support in the House Appropriations Committee...

‘A civilization on Mars thousands of years ago’: Congressman stuns NASA scientists

Published time: 19 Jul, 2017 02:23 Edited time: 19 Jul, 2017 09:52 A California congressman baffled...

PEACE ACTION: Congress Votes Again for Unconstitutional Wars and Pentagon Pork

WASHINGTON - In response to the passage of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy...
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Video: From Welfare to U.S. Congress Rep. Gwen Moore’s Fight for the ‘Rise Out...

Rep. Gwen Moore tells Paul Jay of her journey from poverty to Congress, and how Bill Clinton's welfare reforms and corporate Democrats refusal to...

Will Congress Summon Its Courage and Restore the Voting Rights Act?

As the nation approaches Independence Day, many will reflect on Frederick Douglass's 1852 speech, "What to the Slave is the 4th of July" --...

Costly Representation: The Georgia Congressional Election

Tom Price’s vacating of a Georgia congressional seat set the scene for exactly what is darkly wrong with US politics. In the sprawling kleptomanic...

Why Wouldn't Peace Advocates Compete in Republican Congressional Primaries?

Let's assume that winning congressional votes is something that peace advocates care a lot about, enough that they would do things now that would...
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Video: ‘Stop arming terrorists’: Congresswoman urges US to stop its policy of regime change

Most media outlets and politicians often ignore the deadly consequences of US regime change policy, including the rise of Islamic State, according to ... Via...

'Is that guy OK?' Moment gunman opened fire on GOP congressmen caught on camera...

Published time: 14 Jun, 2017 22:03 Edited time: 15 Jun, 2017 09:19 Dramatic video has emerged...

‘Always angry’: Shooter who targeted GOP congressmen railed against conservatives

The FBI has officially identified the man suspected of shooting at Republican lawmakers during a practice...
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Video: Shooting Spree: Congressman, aide & police officers shot during baseball practice in US

A gunman has gone on a shooting spree in the city of Alexandria, Virginia. There are reports of over 50 shots being fired -...
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Video: Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) in Critical Condition After Being Shot at Congressional Baseball...

https://democracynow.org - Capitol Hill remains in shock after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and four other people were wounded on ... Via Youtube

Former congressional candidate gets 20yrs for plotting attack on Muslim community

Robert Doggart, a former independent Tennessee congressional candidate, has been sentenced to jail for 20 years...

Ron Paul on New Russia Sanctions: The Deep State Unifies Congress

When it comes to bad foreign policy, the House and Senate are completely bipartisan. Yesterday’s 97-2 Senate vote for more...

‘1 down, 216 to go’: GOP congresswoman receives threatening email after Virginia shooting

A Republican congresswoman and outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump has received a threatening email following...

‘Sickened by despicable act’: Sanders condemns supporter’s shooting of GOP congressman

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) condemned the shooting of a Republican representative and several others by a man who volunteered for his presidential campaign....

Gunman Shoots Congressman, Police at Virginia Baseball Practice

A gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington early on Wednesday, wounding several people including...

June 12-18: Petrograd Congress of Factory Committees endorses Bolshevik resolutions

Encouraged by the Bolsheviks, and to the dismay of the Provisional Government and its opportunist allies,...

Trump’s social media director violated Hatch Act targeting GOP congressman on Twitter

An independent investigation has found that White House social media director Dan Scavino violated federal law...

‘Body-slamming’ congressman apologizes to reporter, donates $50k to media advocate

Newly elected Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Montana) has formally apologized to Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs for assaulting...

Congresswoman Lee Leads Letter Demanding Long-Term Military Strategy from President Trump

Congresswoman Barbara LeeToday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee led 20 of her Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to present...

US Congressman Calls for Holy War Against "Islamic Horror," Says "Kill All" Suspects

(Screengrab: Captain Clay Higgins' Facebook) A freshman lawmaker reacted to the attacks in London over the weekend with a threatening social media post, calling for...

Rep. Walter Jones to Congress: Stop Funding Afghan War!

Rep. Walter Jones, Jr. (R-NC) has looked at war from both sides. As he has readily shared with us, he was hoodwinked by the...

Committee Should Reject Legislation That Opens the Door to Industry Promotion of Medicines and...

WASHINGTON - Members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee should reject two bills that would undermine regulatory standards for ensuring...
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Video: DEA misled Congress about deadly 2012 attacks in Honduras

An investigation has found that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration repeatedly lied to Congress about a series of fatal incidents in Honduras in 2012,...

GOP congressman confident ‘God will take care of climate change’

Published time: 1 Jun, 2017 12:00 As concern surrounds Donald Trump’s decision on a key climate...

$110bn US-Saudi arms deal sent to Congress, seen as way to protect Middle East...

The path for the US to resume its sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia has...

Republican Gianforte wins special congressional election in Montana

Published time: 26 May, 2017 04:35 Edited time: 26 May, 2017 04:52 Greg Gianforte, the Republican...

Congressmembers Speak Out for Getting the US Out of Afghanistan

Today a news conference was held by co-sponsors of HR1666, to prohibit funds for activities in Afghanistan, and the importance...

Trump's Immoral Budget Is 'Dead on Arrival' in Congress

President Trump’s budget proposal is an affront to decency, economics and, at a basic level, math. It is full of both broken and false...

‘I don’ know’ if there was Trump-Russia collusion, ex-CIA chief tells Congress

While arguing that Russia “brazenly interfered” in the 2016 US presidential election, former CIA Director John...

Congressional News Conference on Ending Funds for Afghan War: Wednesday 5/24

Wednesday, May 24: Congressmen Walter B. Jones (R-NC) and John Garamendi (D-CA), along with House cosponsors of H.R. 1666, will...

Medea Benjamin: Congress Should Halt Trump's $110 Billion Arms Deal Over Saudi Atrocities

In his first foreign trip abroad as president, Donald Trump traveled this weekend to Saudi Arabia, where he signed an arms deals totaling $110...
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Video: Medea Benjamin: Congress Should Halt Trump’s $110B Arms Deal over Saudi Atrocities in...

http://democracynow.org - In his first foreign trip abroad as president, Donald Trump traveled this weekend to Saudi Arabia, where he signed an arms deals...

Texas congressman threatened with lynching after calling for Trump’s impeachment

Published time: 21 May, 2017 11:10 Democratic Representative from Texas Al Green played recordings of racially...

Congress Wants to Cut Your Health Care — And Billionaires’ Taxes

Members of the House GOP were in a hurry on May 4 to pass their bill to gut Obamacare. They rushed it through before...

‘I have a sickness’: Ex-Congressman Weiner weeps, pleads guilty in ‘sexting’ case

Former US Congressman Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of sending...
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Video: US congressman calls for Trump’s impeachment on House Floor

Representative Al Green (D-Texas) has called for impeachment proceedings to begin against President Donald Trump. His speech on the House Floor came as ... Via...

Congress Wants to Cut Your Health Care — And Billionaires’ Taxes

Members of the House GOP were in a hurry on May 4 to pass their bill to gut Obamacare. They rushed it through before...

Donald Trump Is Deep Into Watergate Territory Now: Former Congresswoman Who Probed Nixon Speaks...

Fallout continues to grow over President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey last week. The firing came just days after Comey requested more...
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Video: Donald Trump is Deep into Watergate Territory Now: Former Congresswoman Who Probed Nixon...

http://democracynow.org - Fallout continues to grow over President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey last week. The firing came just days after Comey...

Fossil Fuel Companies Spend Big to Boost GOP in Heated Special Elections for Congress

A Truthout investigation finds that among the biggest funders of the outside groups backing Republican candidates in Georgia and Montana are fossil fuel companies,...

Trump urges Congress to pass ‘very important’ school choice program

Published time: 4 May, 2017 03:57Edited time: 4 May, 2017 04:01 President Donald Trump campaigned on a...

Nearly 500K People Urge Congress to "Take Away Trump's Nuclear Football"

Close to 500,000 people have signed a petition, delivered to Congress on Wednesday, that urges lawmakers to take President Donald Trump's finger off the...

How Much to Buy a Congressional Vote? New Research Seeks Answer

While it is conventional wisdom that money influences politics, researchers released a report Tuesday aiming to answer the longstanding question of exactly how much...

Congress passes 1-week funding extension to avoid govt shutdown

Published time: 28 Apr, 2017 17:35Edited time: 29 Apr, 2017 19:00 Both chambers of Congress have passed...
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Video: Minus Gyrocopter: Anti-corruption activist Doug Hughes finally sends Congress protest mail

Getting your message across can be hard especially if you are an anti-corruption activist trying to get members of congress to listen. Doug Hughes...

Democrats seek to re-establish congressional war powers against ISIS

Ten Democratic lawmakers are backing a bill that would Introduce a new authorization for using military...

'We Reject Politics of Fear': Groups Urge Congress to Build Schools, Not Wall

More than 150 advocacy groups sent a letter (pdf) to Congress on Thursday urging lawmakers to reject President Donald Trump's proposal to build a...

Trump administration, Congress reach deals on Obamacare sticking points

The Trump administration has reached deals with a range of disparate factions in Congress to both...

'Medicare for All' Bill Reaches a Record-Breaking 104 Co-Sponsors in Congress

WASHINGTON - Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a group of 21,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals, announced today that H.R. 676,...

Private Prison and Border Security Contractors Lobby Congress Over Trump's Border Wall

The border fence between USA and Mexico, seen from the Mexican side, where Mexico, New Mexico and Texas meet. (Photo: dawn paley / Flickr) Lobbyists...

‘Trump referendum’: Georgia special election for Congress goes to runoff

Published time: 19 Apr, 2017 04:19Edited time: 19 Apr, 2017 07:06 Despite a strong lead, Democrat Jon...

DHS chief tells Congress critics to ‘shut up’ or change immigration laws

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly chastised Congressional lawmakers critical of the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement, arguing...

Dem Congressman Floats A Conspiracy Theory On Live TV, Offers No Evidence [VIDEO]

Daily Caller April 11, 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton floated a conspiracy theory on national television Monday night. Appearing on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,”...

Trump in letter to Congress: US to take additional action in Syria to further...

Published time: 8 Apr, 2017 19:03Edited time: 8 Apr, 2017 19:05Trump's letter to Congress about Syria: "I acted in the vital national security and...

Retired Reps. Jim Moran and Nick Rahall: What it Takes To Beat the Israel...

Delivered to The Israel Lobby and American Policy conference March 24, 2017 at the National Press Club The Israel Lobby and American Policy conference was...

Congress Members Call Out Trump for Violating War Powers as He Considers Pushing Yemen...

A woman and children at the Majara camp for displaced Yemenis, north of Abs, in Hajjah Province, Yemen, October 25, 2016. Yemen is mired...
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Video: Protesters set Paraguay Congress ablaze, 30 injured in clashes over constitutional reform

Protesters in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion stormed the National Congress building following a day of rallies in anger at the senators' closed-door vote...

Congress Seeks to Penalize Peaceful Pro-Palestine Movement, Amid Annual AIPAC Lobbying Blitz

A banner calling for boycotts, divestment and sanctions in opposition to Israeli abuses hangs from the Manhattan Bridge in New York, August 20, 2014....

Fmr Republican congressman and aide indicted on federal conspiracy charges

Published time: 29 Mar, 2017 01:21 Former Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Houston) has been indicted on numerous charges...

Internet privacy rules removed by Congress

Internet providers will not be required to ask permission to sell customers' browsing habits, including medical...

NYT Says Congress Has ‘Duty’ to Make War–Rather Than the Right to Reject It

The New York Times argues that Congress has a duty to authorize war–rather than a responsibility to determine whether war should be fought. As reports...

Congress Is Missing in Action as Trump Escalates War in Syria Amid Russia Probe

President Donald Trump speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland on February 24, 2017. (Photo: Gage Skidmore /...

Congresswoman Barbara Lee: We Must Stop Endless War

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lee led a bipartisan coalition of House members in demanding the Trump Administration halt escalating...

Congress Approves Drug Test Measure That Vilifies Unemployed Workers

(Photo: PublicDomainPictures; Edited: LW / TO) Congress has voted to jettison Labor Department regulations that limit who can be drug-tested before collecting unemployment benefits from...

Treasury urges Congress to raise US debt limit to avoid default

Published time: 9 Mar, 2017 22:36Edited time: 10 Mar, 2017 11:06 The US national debt will reach...

NY congresswoman seeks bodycams for ICE agents

A New York Democrat has proposed a bill would require Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents...

Congress passes NASA funding bill, Mars mission date set

A trip to Mars by 2033 is among the several long-term NASA goals included in a...

Trump asks Congress to probe ‘pervasive leaks’ of classified info

President Donald Trump has asked Congress to investigate the leaks of classified government information, the White...
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Video: Tapping Trump: White House asks US Congress to investigate power abuse by Obama

The White House has called on the US Congress to investigate whether the Obama administration wiretapped President Trump before the election. Former ... Via Youtube

Trump asks Congress to establish whether Obama administration abused investigative powers in 2016

Published time: 5 Mar, 2017 14:08Edited time: 5 Mar, 2017 15:50 The White House has asked the...

The Reality Show Comes to Congress

Let us tear through these Trumpland evocations, the business pitches of this show and publicity act that was the first address by the President...

Trump’s Speech to Congress

After struggling mightily with whether or not to tune in, I was able to overcome my fears and convince myself to sit down in...
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Video: Congress Sets Stage for Transfer of Public Lands to the Benefit of Extractive...

Alan Rowsome of The Wilderness Society says the recent change in a budgetary rule could see federal land handed off for logging and drilling...

Trump's first address to Congress (WATCH LIVE)

In President Donald Trump's first joint-address to the House and Senate, he is anticipated to cover a broad agenda. After just over a...

Congressman to Trump: If Your Healthcare Plan's So "Fantastic," Let Us See It

Speaking to the nation's governors on Monday, President Donald Trump mused that "nobody knew healthcare could be so complicated," while reiterating that on repealing...

Congressional Town Halls Become Forums for Anti-GOP Resistance

This week marks the first recess of the 115th Congress. Members typically use the breaks as a chance to return to their home districts...

The Endangered Species Act: a Critical Safety Net Now Threatened by Congress and Trump

The Trump administration and a Republican-held Congress appear poised to unravel the nation’s bedrock environmental laws and programs, including the Endangered Species Act (ESA)....
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Video: Advocate: Trump’s Deportations are Possible Because Obama & Congress Failed to Protect Immigrants

http://democracynow.org - The White House is moving to greatly expand the Department of Homeland Security's authority to deport millions of undocumented ... Via Youtube

16 CEOs urge Congress to pass ‘big & bold’ tax reform, including border tax

Top executives from 16 major companies joined together in a letter to lawmakers on Capitol Hill,...

Members of Congress Duck Constituents, Dodge Town Halls to Avoid Accountability

People's ActionMore than 40,000 people joined a call on Sunday night to find out how they can get the attention of their member of...

Senate Confirms Austerity Champion Congressman as Influential White House Staffer

Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's pick to be next director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies at his conformation hearing before the...

Congressional Dems Go Diverse on Their Classifed Data

While the MSM is still in full “attack Trump” mode, breathlessly reporting each of his tweets, attacking his cabinet picks, gleefully celebrating how the...
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Video: US Congresswoman calls for Trump impeachment because Putin’s attacking… Korea?

Representative Maxine Waters has argued that US President Donald Trump will inevitably be impeached because of his alleged ties to Russian President ... Via Youtube
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Video: Internal breach? Congress IT staffers fired for accessing data without permission

As a result of an investigation, three brothers – Abid, Imran and Jamal Awan – were fired from working on Congress's computer network. They...

White terrorists ‘different’ to muslim terrorists argues Republican congressman (VIDEO)

Republican Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI-7) has argued “there’s a difference” between attacks carried out by Muslim terrorists and those carried out by white supremacists...
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Video: ‘Beautiful sight’: Congresswoman hails Berkeley riot as media raises concern over free speech

An American congresswoman has dubbed the Trump protest in Berkeley a 'beautiful sight'. The riot against the planned event at the campus has raised...
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Video: ‘Legitimising genocide’: US congresswoman visits Syria, criticised for meeting Assad

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has called on the US to put an end to the “illegal war” she believes it wages in Syria after...

Locked doors, unhooked phones & cold shoulders: Congress-voter disconnects persist

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate, as the classic movie line goes. Some in...

'We have to deliver': Trump calls congressional Republicans to action

President Donald Trump urged the Republican members of the US Congress to help him deliver on...

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Returns From Syria with Renewed Calls: End Regime Change War in...

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) returned to Washington, DC after a week-long visit to Damascus, Aleppo, and Beirut to see and hear firsthand the impact...

Marc Short: Koch Dark-Money Operative Is Trump's Liaison to Congress

When the history of Donald Trump's administration is written, people may point to the appointment of a Koch brothers' operative to a little-known White...
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Video: Sent to the “Back of the Bus”? 3 Black Members of Congress Testify...

http://democracynow.org - On Wednesday, at the second day of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Justice Department, ... Via Youtube

‘It’s over’: Desperate protests in Congress fail to prevent Trump presidency

Donald Trump has been officially confirmed as the 45th President of the US after a joint session of Congress certified the votes of...

Resisting the Congressional Watchdog

Not that political corruption doesn’t happen with divided government, but with Republicans controlling all three branches, the prospects for more...

As More Southerners Benefit From It, Medicaid Expansion Faces Congressional Death Threats

Date on which North Carolina's newly sworn-in Gov. Roy Cooper (D) announced he'd take executive action to expand Medicaid, the public health insurance program...

‘Broken promises’ or ‘sick again’? New Congress draws battle lines over Obamacare

As the Republican leadership of the 115th Congress prepares to fulfill US President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign...
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Video: Congress Just Passed an Enormous Health Bill, And Few People Noticed

Last week, the Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a controversial bill that provides funding for NIH in exchange for the rolling back...

New Congress Prepares to Undo Obamacare, Weigh Trump Personnel Picks

A new, Republican-controlled U.S. Congress convenes on Tuesday eager to repeal major portions of President Barack Obama's healthcare law and roll back...

Obama, congressional Dems plot ways to keep Obamacare

Millions of Americans ‒ more than 22 million of them ‒ are wondering what will become...
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Video: US congressman calls for scrutiny of Le Pen’s Russian financial links

American intelligence has been asked to look into French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's links to Moscow, according to reports. This comes after she...

‘CIA provides info to media but not Congress’ – Homeland Security Committee on Russia...

The chairman of the US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has slammed the CIA’s...

Congress demands answers from Pentagon on $125bn waste report

The House Oversight Committee wants to know why the Pentagon buried a proposal to save $125...

Anti-antisemitism, Thought-control Bill moves through Congress

Eight years of legislative constipation suddenly ends when it comes to Congress' preferred constituencyby Denis R. O'Brien / December 9th, 2016 To provide for the...

Critical band aid: Congress to vote on funding bill as government shutdown looms

A “continuing resolution” required to keep the US government operating for the next four months is...

Congress bans online store ‘gag orders’ on customers for bad reviews

Dissatisfied consumers soon won’t have to fear punishment from online retailers for leaving negative comments, if a newly passed law making it illegal for...

15yo grandson of Chicago congressman shot dead in dispute over shoes

The 15-year-old grandson of Congressman Danny Davis was shot dead in his Chicago home, reportedly in...

US servicemen may be charged for ‘aiding and abetting war crimes’ in Yemen –...

US military personnel may be subject to war crimes probes if the Saudi-led coalition hits civilian...

Obama trade chief says TPP may still pass Congress after elections – report

Although TPP has lost traction on Capitol Hill, a US trade chief indicates the 12-nation trade...

Environmentalists Want Your Help Building a Climate Congress

Faced with a presidential debate season that lacked any real discussion of an issue that the current occupant of the White House,...

'Outraged' Congress may intervene as National Guardsmen ordered to pay back bonuses

Almost 10,000 California National Guard troops have been ordered to repay their recruitment bonuses after an...

Congress Sinks to New Depths

The sad state of American democracy – from the presidential race to Congress – is easy to lament as something beyond correction, but change...
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Video: Putin speaks at Delovaya Rossiya business congress in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak at the Delovaya Rossiya business congress, which will mark the organization's 15th anniversary, in Moscow RT ... Via Youtube

Congress’s Take on the Heroin Epidemic

A heroin epidemic is on fire all across America. Heroin deaths shot up from 1,779 in 2001 to 10,574 in 2014 as Afghan opium...
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Video: Breaking Through Power: Joan Claybrook on How Congress Really Works

The Center for Study of Responsive Law held a four-day conference in Washington, D.C. on securing long-overdue democratic solutions by using innovative ... Via Youtube

Congressman Walter Jones on US Financing of ‘Ghost Soldiers’ in Afghanistan

Letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter: October 14, 2016 The Honorable Ashton B. CarterSecretary of DefenseThe PentagonWashington, DC 20301-1000 Dear Secretary Carter: I am responding...
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Video: LIVE: Leaders speak at World Energy Congress 2016 in Istanbul

COURTESY: RUPTLY RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook ... Via Youtube

Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC): Don’t Undercut the 9/11 Victims Bill (JASTA)!

Letter from Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) to Speaker Ryan October 5, 2016 The Honorable Paul D. RyanSpeaker of the House of RepresentativesH-232 U.S. Capitol BuildingWashington,...
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Video: Iraqi group demands payments for US invasion after ‘Sue the Saudis for 9/11’...

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, passed by the US Congress last week, has become a green light for the families of 9/11...

Iraqi group demands payments for US invasion after ‘Sue the Saudis for 9/11’ bill...

A US bill allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for damages has...

Stop-and-frisk ‘an important tool when used right’, FBI director tells Congress

Days after Republican presidential nominee praised the controversial ‒ and unconstitutional ‒ police tactic of stop-and-frisk,...
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Video: ‘Obama saying Assad must go is one of the dumbest statements ever!’ ...

WATCH THE FULL EPISODE HERE: https://youtu.be/GtiVYA4Ayxo US President Obama's Syria policy has him caught in the crossfire between both allies and ... Via Youtube

Utah congressmen propose ‘modern-day Indian land grab’

Two Utah congressmen are proposing a piece of legislation that would set Native American land rights...

Congresswoman warns of ‘Alt-Right’ surge in hailing opening of African-American history museum this week

This coming Saturday morning, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. will open to the world, and Tampa area Congresswoman Kathy...
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Video: Congressman Shows The Dumb Democrat Logic

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4sE2VW1p5Q&w=580&h=385] In this video Luke Rudkowski interviews the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district, John Conyers. Conyers actually voted against ... source

Clinton bought old BlackBerrys on eBay – top Republican congressman

Hillary Clinton bought used BlackBerry phones on eBay, as she preferred the older versions of the...

Congressional Black Caucus: Deep in the Israel Lobby’s Pocket

“ Wasser­man Schultz em­bod­ied the enor­mous in­flu­ence that Amer­i­can Jews have within the Demo­cratic Party. A Jew with deep com­mu­nal in­volve­ments who was a...

Congress Must Take Action to Block Weapon Sales to Saudi Arabia

Last week, the Pentagon announced the approval of the sale of an additional $1.15 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia. The callousness of...

Congress Must Take Action To Block Weapon Sales To Saudi Arabia

Last week, the Pentagon announced the approval of the sale of an additional $1.15 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia. The...

Congress: AWOL and Out of Control

Taken as whole, with exceptions, the American people have the strangest attitude toward the Congress. Our national legislature spends nearly a quarter of our...

Should Citizen Juries Choose America’s President, Congress, Governors and State Legislators?

Many people think choosing politicians by popular vote is an essential part of democracy. Nevertheless, there is another way to choose politicians that is...

Hacker strikes again, posts congressional Democrats’ passwords

The hacker calling himself ‘Guccifer 2.0’ says he broke into the computers of the Democratic Congressional...

Ron Paul on Libya War Escalation – Congress AWOL

The Obama Administration announced yesterday that it would begin a sustained bombing campaign against ISIS in Libya. The Administration said...
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Video: Congressman Elijah Cummings on Freddie Gray Case: I’m For Accountability, Not Against Police

http://democracynow.org - As Democracy Now! broadcast from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Amy Goodman was on the floor when she ... Via Youtube

US Congressman "White People Have Contributed More to Civilization than Others," Guess the Reaction

Hey look, it's a White supremacists: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=med0tr9q5Fs] Here's the story from Vanityfair.com: During a panel discussion on MSNBC on Monday evening, Rep....

Congress releases long-secret '28 pages' indicating Saudi ties to 9/11

The long-awaited 28 pages of a 2002 congressional report on the 9/11 have been released, and...

Ex-KKK Grand Wizard David Duke ponders running for Congress

The Ku Klux Klan’s former grand wizard, David Duke, is thinking of running for Congress, he...

‘Now it’s war. Watch out Obama & BlackLivesMatter punks’ – ex-Congressman Joe Walsh

As the US find itself in the grip of heightened racial tensions, former Illinois Republican Congressman...

Congress and Activists Mobilize to Fight Voter Suppression

June 23 voting rights press conference; Rep. Veasey, (D-Texas), Rep. Sewell, (D- Alabama) Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow -- PUSH, Rev. Lennox Yearwood,...
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Video: Benghazi Report: Congress committee slams Obama, Clinton for lack of action

In the US Congress, Republican members of the House Benghazi Committee have issued a long-awaited report into the deadly 2012 attack on American ... Via...

Geriatric Congressional Sit-In

Entertainment doesn’t come much richer than elderly politicians fattened on our taxes and their own self-importance creakily collapsing to the floor of the House...

European Jewish Congress President opposes Brexit, claims it conflicts with Jewish interests

In a recent article, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor outlined his opposition to Brexit. Unsurprisingly, his reasons are rooted in his perceived ethnic interests. His...

Be Careful With Those Secret Watchlists, Congressman

The horrifying June 12 massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando is just the sort of tragedy that demands government action. The...

AFRICOM Clams Up After Commander Peddles Contradictory Statements to Congress

General David M. Rodriguez in Kutschbach, Afghanistan, on November 17, 2010. (Photo: ResoluteSupportMedia) General David Rodriguez might be a modern military celebrity --...

Clinton superdelegate & long-time congressman found guilty on 22 counts in corruption trial

Representative Chaka Fattah, one of Hillary Clinton’s superdelegates, was found guilty on over 20 separate federal...

Congress, Obama call for a Financial Control Board for Puerto Rico

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Rafael Azul On June 11, US President Barack Obama devoted his weekly...

GOP Congress Plays Pentagon Budget Games

Our military is falling apart. How do we know this? Because Republican candidates have told us so: According to Jeb Bush, "We're gutting...

Orlando gay club shooter declared allegiance to ISIS – US congressman citing local police

Published time: 12 Jun, 2016 16:30Edited time: 12 Jun, 2016 16:46 Omar Mateen, the man suspected of...

Big news for little friends: Congress seeks to limit animal testing

An updated Toxic Substances Control Act that could change the way chemicals are tested on animals...

Travel hell: Airlines, TSA trade blame in Congress

Over 70,000 travelers missed their flights due to lines at US airports this year. Airlines and...

41 Secret Service agents punished for breaching congressman’s private data

Congressman Jason Chaffetz’s rejected 2003 application to join the Secret Service leaked last year, and now...

U2's Bono testifies before Congress on the refugee crisis

"This is unthinkable stuff," he said. "And you should be very nervous in America about it." Africa, in particular, is grappling with...

Medical cannabis for military veterans passes Congress, heads to Obama’s desk

Military veterans, particularly those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), may soon get access to medical...
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Video: Successful Swiss Addiction Treatment Program Ignored by U.S. Congress

Howard Wooldridge, an 18-year veteran police officer who has been advocating for adapting a similar program in the U.S., gets zero response from Washington...
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Video: Americans must know ‘shocking’ details of 9/11 report classified pages – congressmen

The 28 classified pages from a congressional report on 9/11 contain many details on who supported the attackers, but “nothing about national security,” ... Via...

Why Is Congress Using Zika to Weaken Truck Safety?

The Aedes aegypti species of mosquito, which is responsible for spreading the Zika virus. (Photo: IAEA Imagebank) In a week, families all over the country...

Mexican Congresswoman Wants to Ban Pepe the Frog

Donald Trump wants a wall to stop illegal immigrants crossing the US/Mexican border, but one Mexican official wants a firewall to stop...
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Video: Brazil’s Congress Halts Impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff

Speaker of the lower house of Congress cites break in procedural rules as reason for annulment of impeachment vote; Dilma Rousseff still not in...

Members of Congress Call for End to Mass Voter Suppression and Insecure Elections

A packed House Judiciary Committee hearing addresses the issue of voter suppression, April 21, 2016. (Photo: National Election Defense Coalition) Congressional briefings are...
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Video: Beltway Congress Race Breaks Records for Campaign Donations

A matchup between businessman David Trone, former news anchor Kathleen Matthews, and progressive MD Senator Jaimie Raskin reveal the interests fighting ... Via Youtube

From a Stateless Palestinian Refugee to Signers of the “Leahy letter” in the US...

The following letters are from 22-year-old Amena Ashkar and 86-year-old Mariam Fathalla, stateless Palestinians from the refugee camps in Lebanon.  They are addressed to...
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Video: Guilty Conscience? Saudis threaten to sell $750bn of US assets if congress passes...

Saudi Arabia threatens to sell off US assets if Congress passes 9/11 bill The relationship between the two countries has been under pressure in...

In the ISIS War, Congress Surrendered the Last of Its Authority to Regulate U.S....

With lawmakers consigned to the role of observers, presidents pretty much wake war whenever, wherever, and for however long they see fit. (Photo: U.S....

Accidental admission? Wisconsin congressman says photo ID law will help GOP win

Liberals have long accused the GOP of suppressing the voting rights of students and minorities, traditional...

Obama addresses Brussels terror attacks, calls on Congress to end Cuban embargo

Speaking in Havana, US President Barack Obama pledged to do “whatever is necessary” to aid Belgium...

How Obama and Congressional Republicans Intend to Pass TPP Into Law —

After the November Elections Eric Zuesse Back on 10 December 2015, the head of the U.S. Senate, the pro-Obama-trade-deals Republican Mitch McConnell, said that Obama shouldn’t try to...

Top US general warns Congress military unprepared for ‘great power war’ while fighting terrorism

Despite his confidence in US troops to fight insurgencies, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley...

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Most Americans Are Represented by a Climate Denier...

In today's On the News segment: Sixty percent of Americans are represented by someone in Congress who refuses to accept climate science;...
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Video: Former GOP Congressmember Mickey Edwards: We Don’t Have Democracy in Our Political System

http://democracynow.org - In what's being billed as Super Tuesday 3, Democratic and Republican voters head to the polls today for primaries and caucuses in...

What Is Congress Hiding?

Every fiscal year, the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 requires the House and Senate to enact 12 separate discretionary spending bills, one for each...

Clinton-Bush Hardliner Attacks Congress for Blocking Invasion of Syria

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In a Huffington Post interview on February 23rd, the Clinton-Bush former head of the NSA and CIA, and defender of their...
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Video: Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis is Focus of 2 Congressional Hearings as Dems Propose...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyIH_595wes&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - Democracy Now! co-host Juan González reports Congress held two hearings on the Puerto Rican debt crisis Thursday after House ... Via Youtube
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Video: Congressional Black Caucus PAC Puts Up a Firewall for Clinton (1/2)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrqeIEW3C_U&w=580&h=385] Kamau Franklin says the Clintons have played a major role in destabilizing black communities through the welfare reform act, crime legislation, and economic...
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Video: Who Endorsed Hillary Clinton? The Congressional Black Caucus or Its PAC Filled with...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDVQj3hT_yM&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - This week's endorsement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president by the Congressional Black Caucus political action ... Via Youtube
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Video: Congressional Black Caucus PAC Puts Up a Firewall for Clinton (2/2)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSOHbGpsm_g&w=580&h=385] Kamau Franklin says the Clintons have played a major role in destabilizing black communities through the welfare reform act, crime legislation, and economic...
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Video: As Congressional Black Caucus PAC Prepares to Back Clinton, Barbara Lee Withholds Endorsement

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5hV7i8wvaI&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - After the New Hampshire vote, the focus of the Democratic race has largely become South Carolina. Senator Bernie Sanders and former...
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