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Monday, January 23, 2017

‘National & World News’ Archives

Project on Government Oversight

Project on Government Oversight

          Editor's Choice Where the @#%& is the Oversight? At a time of growing suspicion about the way the federal government conducts the people's business, the recent whistleblower allegations related to big-time investors' special access to government information certainly were not heartening. POGO Senior Fellow Adam Zagorin wonders where the oversight is. Read about it on POGO’s blog.   Leaked Report Documents F-35’s Problems The F-35 Joint Strike ... Full Story

Udall Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Prohibit

Udall Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Prohibit Indefinite Detention

Udall Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Prohibit Indefinite Detention of Americans without Trial or Charge   Today, Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, announced that he has joined Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein and a bipartisan group of his colleagues in introducing the Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011, to clarify that American citizens apprehended inside the United States cannot be indefinitely detained by the military. The ... Full Story

ACLU challenges voter suppression law

ACLU challenges voter suppression law

ACLU's Federal Challenge to WI GOP's Photo ID Restrictions Could Reverse Similar Laws Nationwide   By Ernest A. Canning on 12/15/2011 6:29am Guest blogged by Ernest A. Canning Election laws in Wisconsin are not covered by Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act, which would otherwise require the Dept. of Justice or a federal panel of judges to "preclear" such laws to assure they are not discriminatory. Thus, it falls to non-governmental organizations, such as the American Civil ... Full Story

Bill of Rights Day: Are Our Freedoms in Jeopardy?

Bill of Rights Day: Are Our Freedoms in Jeopardy?

  “Those responsible for the demise of the Bill of Rights are none other than the schools, the courts, the politicians, and ‘we the people,’” stated Whitehead. “Unless we act now to secure our constitutional rights, America will continue down the path toward tyranny.” The passage of the Patriot Act in 2001 ushered in an era in American history in which basic rights that guided political leaders since the founding of the nation have become second place to concerns over ... Full Story

News from “The Nation”

  Investigative reporter Greg Palast, best known for uncovering the alleged fraud in Florida in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, followed the footprints of corporations such as BP and Exxon all over the world and uncovered the intricate connections between power, energy and resources. His new book, Vultures' Picnic, takes on corporate power in the energy industry. In this video, he talks to The Nation's John Nichols about his book and how investigative reporting is suppressed by ... Full Story

OpEdNews: December 12, 2011

    OpEdNews   Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News Should Be To view the web version please click here  December is, for non-profits, the most important month. Can you help Opednews.com to get off to a good start next year with a generous donation? They depend upon your support. If you wish to donate to their cause, click here. The Recorder has made a donation because we believe it is important to preserve the voice of a free press not beholden to corporate ... Full Story

RIP: Fourth Amendment

  The Defense Authorization Bill amendment allowing for indefinite detention of American citizens is described by  William Fisher in Law Professors Outraged by Senate Vote on Indefinite Detention  as “Ambiguous but alarming new wording, which is tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and  is reminiscent of the “extraordinary measures” introduced by the Nazis after they took power in 1933." This is certainly no laughing matter, but satirist Jon Stewart brings ... Full Story

Udall Urges Senate Confirm Director Consumer Watchdog

    Udall Urges Senate Colleagues to Empower Consumer Watchdog Agency, Confirm Director Giving CFPB a Leader would Help Agency Protect Consumers, Enforce Better Business Practices **Watch video of the speech here:   Today, Mark Udall spoke on the Senate floor about the critical need to confirm a director to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for the first time ever, allowing for stronger protections for American consumers. The Senate is set to vote Thursday on ... Full Story

Newt Gingrich – a portrait of a complicated

Newt Gingrich – a portrait of a complicated politician

          Newt Gingrich - a portrait of a complicated politician  By William Douglas | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — Just who is Newt Gingrich anyway? Is he the big thinking rhetorical bomb-thrower who led Republicans to power in the House of Representatives in 1994 for the first time in four decades, only to have his troops rebel against him four years later? Is he the undisciplined, self-absorbed House speaker who admitted that a 1995 shutdown of the federal ... Full Story

Why I Occupy

  By Hank Finkel (about the author) opednews.com Here is why I Occupy: I am sick of Trickle Down Stay the course Endless war Support the troops but screw the vets Privatized profits and socialized losses Corporate welfare Corporate personhood Privatized profits and socialized losses Profits before people Profits before planet Lobbyists Too big to fail Tax cuts for the rich and service cuts for the rest Bailouts for the banks and bank fees for the rest We watched as American workers have ... Full Story

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