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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

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Bob Livingston
Personal Liberty

Government is force. When it finds that soft force doesn’t work, it becomes more aggressive.

Having found itself unable to scare and/or coerce all Americans into “voluntary” vaccination compliance, now Congress has before it a bill titled the “Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015.” Of course this requirement is being done “in the public interest” and “for the greater good.”

It would accomplish the task of vaccinating all children by withholding federal funds from public elementary and secondary schools that enroll students who are not vaccinated according to recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Of course, children are required by law to attend school, and most children attend public schools. And people are forced to fund those schools whether they have children attending them or not. Opting out of the public indoctrination camps passing as public schools requires jumping through special hoops and/or forking over large sums of cash to a private school.

And who sits on the Advisory Committee that sets the recommendations? Why, it’s health professionals who benefit — either directly or indirectly – from vaccination programs. And some get thousands of dollars from drug makers like Pfizer, Merk and GlaxoSmithKline for “consulting” and “speaking” fees. One member, Marietta Vazquez, M.D., pocketed more than $20,000 for three speeches.

Even if they worked and were without risk, vaccines only stimulate temporary immunity. By trading lifelong immunity for temporary vaccine-induced immunity, people become vaccine dependent. The winners of repeated mandatory vaccinations are the pharmaceutical companies. The losers are the people, who are first put at risk as children for vaccine adverse events and then put at risk as adults for repeated vaccinations that have already failed. The pharmaceuticals have discovered a money machine in mass vaccinations. But they need and have to have your body for the pretense.

The development of asthma, diabetes and autism in children has increased substantially in the last four decades, coinciding with the significant increase in childhood immunizations. People are finally recognizing the link and questioning Big Pharma, and more and more are beginning to “opt out.”

Public awareness has been manipulated. Why does no one question the authority of injecting agents of unknown toxicity into their body? Unbelievably, the general public is satisfied with the disinformation provided by the government. Unfortunately, now is the wrong time for apathy. We are on the verge of a vaccine mania and by the time our wakeup call comes, it just may be too late.

The worldwide market for human vaccine is now over $24 billion – and expected by the World Health Organization to rise to $100 billion in 2025 — with the underlying purpose cloaked by the guise of protecting public health.

The act of forcing people through intimidation and deception into dangerous medications is terrorism of the most malicious sort. This act by public authority constitutes assault, violating civil and human rights under national and international law.

There can be no “greater good” in this act of war against the American people.

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Obscenely Wealthy Republican Congressman Kicks The Poor While They’re Down

California’s Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, worth an estimated $500 million in personal wealth, says that poor people in America really have it good. In an interview with CNN, Issa actually said, “Our poor people are the envy of the world.” Issa is apparently more heartless, cruel and tone-deaf than the average Tea Party idiot. Or maybe he’s just stupid. Even if a public official believes that the poor are a privileged class in America, it is politically unwise to express it aloud. Much better to shut up, luxuriate in your millions, represent an all-white constituency, and quietly do everything you can to pass legislation which extends government handouts and tax breaks to the obscenely wealthy like yourself. But Issa is not content to be rich, smug and imperious; he has to rub the noses of the poor in it.

Issa is also the moron who has wasted taxpayers’ money for years trying to hang the blame for Benghazi on Hillary Clinton. Spurred on by the liars at FOX News, Issa’s committee tried desperately to found any evidence of Obama/Clinton incompetence or corruption in the deaths of U.S. embassy employees. The investigation has turned up absolutely nothing. But Issa did get the satisfaction of publicly grilling Hillary in his congressional hearings. In so doing, he proved himself to be a misogynist lout, treating our Secretary of State with disrespect, disdain, and derision. In the end, though, Issa’s work was eviscerated by a bi-partisan Senate Intelligence committee which found that the State Department was not to blame for the attacks on our foreign embassy and the deaths of American diplomatic employees. There was no stand-down order at the time of the attacks, and no cover-up of the facts ensued. To wit: "There was no singular 'Tactical Warning' in the intelligence reporting leading up to the events on September 11, 2012, predicting an attack on U.S embassies. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence review found that no specific warnings predicted the attack in Benghazi…[and]there were no efforts by the White House or any other Executive Branch entities to 'cover-up' facts or make alterations for political purposes…[and] there were no U.S. military resources in position to intervene in short order in Benghazi to help defend The Temporary Mission Facility."

Issa should resign in disgrace for wasting millions of dollars, money which could have been used to assist the poor. Oops, I forgot. American poor people don’t need our help because they already have it so good.

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I'm not aware of a stronger statement from any candidate for Congress. 

Virginia's Fifth District is currently misrepresented by Republican Robert Hurt who on Thursday voted against blocking funds for a new war on Iraq:

Lee (D-CA)- Amendment No. 31 - Prohibits funds from being used to conduct combat operations in Iraq. – REJECTED 165 – 250

Twice:

Lee (D-CA)- Amendment No. 33 - Prohibits funds from being used pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force against Iraq Resolution of 2002. – REJECTED 182 – 231

Prior to Hurt, VA-05 was misrepresented by Democrat Tom Perriello, an enthusiastic warmonger who recently moved to the State Department from the Center for American Progress, which is advocating for missile strikes on Iraq.

Prior to Perriello, this district was embarrassed and disgraced by Democrat turned Republican Virgil Goode.

When people voted for Perriello (and Obama) in 2008, many blindly followed a party line, and many fantasized that they were electing an anti-war representative. 

Many imagined Hurt was hopeless in this regard, although he did prove willing in the end to oppose missile strikes into Syria.

Now, as it happens, there appears to be an opportunity to vote for someone who is actually running on an antiwar platform, not just a platform of being from a different party than Bush and Cheney.  And what a platform!

It's quite common to say you'll only back wars when "U.S. national interests are at stake" or when the U.S. is threatened, but those phrases can usually be defined to mean anything at all, including U.S. troops halfway around the globe getting into a shoot out.  That's not what Gaughan has said.  He has said there must be a threat to the United States in the United States.  That's a rejection of at least the past 70 years of U.S. war making.

It's also common to claim that one will take a decent position against wars if asked by the President.  That's not what Gaughan has said.  He has said that he will abide by the Constitution, which does not allow presidents to make wars, and that he will not permit the executive to wage wars except under the narrow circumstances described.

We're not going to find better than this around here for a long, long time to come, and I doubt anybody can find better elsewhere in the country. 

I therefore suggest that wherever you live, you consider supporting putting this man in Congress.

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Israel wins because it would gain a new, peaceful territory far from the strife of the Middle East, in a place where, as Levene suggests, “the climate is similar,” and Israel could “have access to the Gulf of Mexico for international trade.” The U.S. wins because it would no longer need to send Israel billions of dollars a year in foreign aid. Texas wins because of all the construction jobs from building an entirely new state within its borders. The Palestinians win because they get the West Bank, and because now Israel, too, gets to see just how fun it is to have a non-contiguous state. Everybody wins!

The father of modern-political Zionism and the founder of the State of Israel, Thomas Hertzl considered a number of locations including Uganda, Argentina and even Alaska to form a Zionist state of Israel. The Times of Israel also stated:

And, in fact, it’s an idea with plenty of precedent. Theodor Herzl temporarily embraced a British proposal to establish a Jewish homeland in Uganda (though the backlash against the idea almost destroyed the Zionist movement). And in 1938-40, various plans were floated to settle European Jewish refugees in the Alaska territories – a notion that later inspired Michael Chabon’s novel, “The Yiddish Policeman’s Union.”

This idea of a Jewish State besides one based in Palestine is not new. An interesting event took place in Basel, Switzerland on August 26th, 1903. Before the British government offered the country of Palestine to the Zionist political movement in 1948, a country in Africa called Uganda was on the list of possible future Jewish settlements known as the “Uganda Plan”. Before Palestine was turned into the state of Israel, Uganda was seen as a possible home for the Jewish people who were persecuted in Russia. They were subject to anti-Jewish sentiments among the Russian population. Other areas in the world were also considered for a Jewish homeland including Patagonia in Southern part of Argentina. In Joseph Telushkin’s ‘Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History’ stated a historical fact that “Britain stepped into the picture, offering Herzl land in the largely undeveloped area of Uganda (today, it would be considered an area of Kenya).” The proposal was controversial to the Jewish community. The idea was rejected at the Seventh Zionist Congress in 1905. It is interesting to note that a small number of Jewish families did immigrate to Kenya before and after World War II, mostly in the capital of Nairobi. Today, there are a few hundred Kenyan Jews living in Nairobi.

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It is an interesting part of history that forces to ask the question: What if Israel did make Uganda, a country in Eastern-Africa their home? If the Palestinians, Ethiopian and Sephardic Jews suffer from racism in modern-day Israel, imagine if Uganda was turned into a Jewish homeland? Would it have been another Palestine? “Shall we choose Palestine or Argentina? Thomas Hertzl wrote.  Argentina? That would have been interesting, but Eastern Texas as the ‘New Israel’? Would Texan’s then be the new Palestinians?  Creating a state through “eminent domain” would treat the citizens of Texas as such.  And it sure won’t be a good start to diplomatic relations.  What is interesting about Allan Levene is that he is running for a congressional seat in two states, Hawaii and Georgia under the Republican Party, but not in the state of Texas. Another very interesting note on Levene’s candidacy is that “He also wants to put conspiracy theories to rest by investigating national catastrophes with not one, not two, but three separate commissions.” I actually agree with his idea for new commissions, perhaps a new “911 commission?” Allan Levene’s proposal would not happen anytime soon, even if he is elected. But the real question we should ask is, would Washington and Brussels consider creating a ‘New Israel’ in Eastern Texas if a war were to take place in the Middle East resulting in the destruction of several countries including Israel?  It does raise a serious debate.

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by Stephen Lendman

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"Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry, and a more transparent and responsive government."

Doing so remains a major uphill struggle. It shows virtually no signs of success. Conditions are worse than ever in modern times. Washington's political establishment is ruthless, corrupt and lawless. 

Members infesting it are privileged. Most are very, very rich. Generous congressional benefits supplement their wealth.

A long ago discredited canard claims anyone working hard enough can get rich. Growing millions of poor, unemployed, underemployed, hungry and homeless Americans attest to the Big Lie.

F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote:

"Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early...They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we..."

"Even when they enter deep into our world...they still think that that they are better than we are. They are different."

Most House and Senate members for sure are. They live in their own world. It's light years from most constituents they serve. 

Inside their bubble, it's paradise. Outside it's dystopian hell. They barely notice. They're indifferent. They don't care. They ignore human suffering. They do so dismissively. They do it disgracefully.

The American dream for growing millions is nightmarish. Congressional members worry most about being reelected. 

They're beholden solely to wealth, power and privilege. They're mindless of constituent needs. Their voting record shows it. Public betrayal reflects it.

On January 9, CRP headlined "Millionaires' Club: For First Time, Most Lawmakers are Worth $1 million-Plus."

In tongue in cheek understatement, The New York Times said it's "hardly the kind of news that lawmakers in Congress would want to highlight during a week when unemployment benefits expired for (1.3 million) Americans."

Millions more will lose theirs before yearend. Congress won't renew benefits without offsetting social cuts. Whether December's dismal employment report changes things remains to be seen. 

A meager 74,000 jobs were created. Consensus expected around 200,000. Major media reports ignore mostly low quality jobs. It's the same story monthly.

Jobs created are largely menial, low pay, part-time or temp. They're poor or no-benefit work. 

They're largely jobs most Americans shunned decades earlier. Today they're grateful for any work.

The fake unemployment rate dropped to 6.7%. It's because hundreds of thousands of discouraged workers stopped seeking work. They can't find it.

Labor force non-participation hit a new all-time high. It's nearly 92 million adult men and women. 

They want work. Enough jobs aren't available. They're blamed for disgraceful government policy. Job creation isn't a federal priority. Pathetically little is done to help.

America's unemployed go unnoticed. They're nameless, faceless, out-of-sight, out-of-mind non-persons. They're unwanted. They don't exist. They don't count. 

They're growing millions of forgotten lost souls. Labor force participation is lowest since August 1977. It stands at 62.8%.

It's heading south to greater lows. It's a shocking indictment to bipartisan indifference. Protracted Main Street Depression  conditions go unaddressed. Pathetically little is done to help.

National resources go for militarism, imperial wars, corporate handouts, and tax cuts for super-rich elites. 

Social America is on the chopping block for elimination. Popular needs are increasingly ignored. Safety net protections are disappearing.

Real unemployment exceeds 23%. Numbers are manipulated to conceal it. Media reports don't explain. Misinformation echoes the charade. Fake excuses substitute for responsible policy.

Most House and Senate members are entirely self-serving. They're richer than ever. They live in their own world.

They're mindless of institutionalized inequality. America's poor ranks keep growing exponentially. 

In the 1970s, about one in 50 Americans were on food stamps. Today it's around one in six. Since yearend 2008, recipients increased about 50%. Their ranks grow monthly.

Over half of US households need some form of federal aid. Bipartisan complicity keeps cutting it when most needed. 

Most Republicans and Democrats want it eliminated altogether. They pretend otherwise.

A decade or two ahead, America will be entirely thirdworldized. Middle America is fast disappearing. Most children live in households considered low income or impoverished.

Over three-fourths of working people live from paycheck to paycheck. They're one missed pay period away from potential homelessness and destitution.

Most House and Senate members belong to America's top 1%. It has more wealth than the bottom 95%. Force-fed neoliberal harshness created this nightmare.

Class warfare isn't new. Today it rages. Private wealth benefits most. Popular interests aren't important. Increasingly they've gone begging. 

According to the Economic Policy Institute's research director Josh Bivens: 

"Congress not only seems more responsive to policy desires of the rich, but increasingly they are very rich."

Republicans and Democrats "know far fewer people cut off by the failure to extend unemployment benefits, and that makes them less sensitive to just how much damage that cutoff is going to cause."

Most congressional members don't care. Their voting records show it. So does their accumulated wealth.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP):

"Of 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012, according to disclosures filed last year by all members of Congress and candidates."

Most congressional members are far wealthier than average Americans. "(B)ut the fact that now a majority…are millionaires represents a watershed moment..."

It's when lawmakers let unemployment benefits expire for 1.3 million affected people. They cut food stamps. Other social benefits are eroding when most needed.

Guaranteeing a living wage is shunned. Cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security matter more. 

So does benefitting America's super-rich like themselves. According to CRP's executive director Sheila Krumholz:

"Despite the fact that polls show how dissatisfied Americans are with Congress overall, there's been no change in our appetite to elect affluent politicians to represent our concerns in Washington." 

"Of course, it's undeniable that in our electoral system, candidates need access to wealth to run financially viable campaigns, and the most successful fundraisers are politicians who swim in those circles to begin with."

Republican and Democrat median wealth is virtually equal. Senators on average are threefold richer than House members.

Their median net worth is $2.7 million. It's no exaggeration calling the Senate a multimillionaire's club. 

Around two-thirds of its members are super-rich. Some have enormous fortunes. So do super-rich House members. Congress' top 10 rank as follows:

Rep. Darrell Issa (R. CA) has an estimated maximum net worth of $597.9 million.

Senator Mark Warner (D.VA) has up to $418.7 million.

Rep. Jared Polis (D. CO) has $326.1 million.

Rep. John Delaney (D. MD) has $244.1 million.

Rep. Vernon Buchanan (R. FL) has $235.8.

Rep. Scott Peters (D. CA) has $197.4 million.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R. TX) has $183.8 million.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D. CA) has $174.9 million.

Senator Jay Rockefeller (D. W VA) has $139.3 million.

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D. CT) has $121.3 million.

Note: Former senator/current Secretary of State John Kerry is heir to the HJ Heinz fortune. It's through his wife Teresa. He's super-rich on his own.

Estimates of their combined wealth range up to $3.5 billion. Clearly he's in a class of his own. 

Congressional members are free from want. Halls of Congress don't echo brother can you spare a dime.

Harder than ever Main Street hard times go unnoticed. Republicans and Democrats never had it so good. They're richer than ever. 

They dismissively ignore America's most disadvantaged. They do so in their greatest time of need. 

They do it disgracefully. They do it shamelessly. They do it when wealth more than ever is disproportionately shared.

They do it when growing poverty, unemployment and human misery affects tens of millions. They do it because they don't care.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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Perhaps if the documented mis-truths spoken by General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, had not been so flagrant or if the...

Congress to the unemployed: Eat confetti

A group called The Other 98% is calling on corporate employees to donate part of their year-end bonuses which is worth billions of dollars. Is...