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‘National & World News’ Archives

Biggest political lies of 2011

Biggest political lies of 2011

The Whoppers of 2011 The year's worst political deceptions, from both sides. Summary  Despite what you may have heard in 2011: The new health care law won’t cost many jobs (and they’ll be poorly paying jobs at that). Republicans aren’t proposing to “end” Medicare (and Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden has signed onto a modified version of the GOP plan). Most of the “millionaires” who would pay higher tax rates under a Democratic proposal aren’t job-creating small-business ... Full Story

‘Citizens United’ Backlash’

‘Citizens United’ Backlash’

    Montana Supreme Court Upholds State's Corporate Campaign Spending Ban By Mike Sacks WASHINGTON -- The Montana Supreme Court has put itself on a collision course with the U.S. Supreme Court by upholding a century-old state law that bans corporate spending in state and local political campaigns. The law, which was passed by Montana voters in 1912 to combat Gilded Age corporate control over much of Montana's government, states that a "corporation may not make ... an expenditure ... Full Story

OpEdNews Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News

OpEdNews  Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News Should Be

  Todays collection of articles in the OpEd News point at a difficult year ahead. Not the least of our problems is ten months of political campaigning. Keep looking here to see a candid look at the warts and all of the political newsmakers. It appears that war with Iran is inevitable no matter who is in the White House, though Rick Santorium says he will bomb them. Haven’t any of these politicians noticed how poorly we have done in Iraq and Afghanistan? The seem to still think we can ... Full Story

Failed Tea Party candidate, calls for assassination of

Failed Tea Party candidate, calls for assassination of President

        Jules Manson, Failed Tea Party Candidate, Calls For Assassination Of Obama, First Daughters             Jules Manson, a failed Tea Party candidate for local office in California, recently called for the assassination of President Obama and his daughters in a racial epithet-ridden Facebook screed. The post, originally about his opposition to the recent passage of the controversial National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a measure allowing the ... Full Story

NDAA Dissenters in Congress

NDAA Dissenters in Congress

  First read the following article. The Bill of Rights died on its 220th birthday if not before. US: A dangerous Woman - Indefinite Detention at Carswell       Truthdiggers of the Week: NDAA Dissenters in Congress  Though they couldn’t stop the freedom-crushing National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 from becoming law, Truthdig salutes the efforts of the members of the U.S. Congress who took a stand against the NDAA in the final round of voting this week. There ... Full Story

OpEd News: December 17, 2011

OpEd News: December 17, 2011

  OpEdNews Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News Should Be Provocative and informative, news and opinion that you did not see on the nightly news. Learn the rest of the story. You may not agree with everything here, but you will find it thought provoking and illuminating.    Daily Headlines   By Danny Schechter Is the Iraq War actually over? The county has a long way to go to recover from a war that is not over. The war that began with the bang of shock and awe ended with the ... Full Story

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

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