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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Udall Statement on Super Committee’s Failure to

Udall Statement on Super Committee’s Failure to Reach Agreement to Reduce National Debt

    In response to news that the super committee has failed to reach a deficit reduction deal, Mark Udall issued the following statement urging Congress to bring the Bowles-Simpson deficit reduction proposal to the floor of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and to pass a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "Today's news is disappointing and frustrating for Coloradans who want leaders capable of making tough decisions and guiding our nation through ... Full Story

Supercommittee Fails, Gardner Wants More Tax Breaks

Supercommittee Fails, Gardner Wants More Tax Breaks for Ultra Wealthy

      Press Release     The congressional Supercommittee has failed to develop a bipartisan agreement to reduce the deficit because Republicans like Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) demanded more tax breaks for billionaires and protected tax loopholes for Big Oil, while insisting that the Medicare guarantee be eliminated. Gardner has even signed conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform pledge to protect tax breaks ... Full Story

With Liberty and Justice for Some

With Liberty and Justice for Some

    By :Glenn Greenwald Book Excerpt As a litigator who practiced for more than a decade in federal and state courts across the country, I’ve long been aware of the inequities that pervade the American justice system. The rich enjoy superior legal representation and therefore much better prospects for success in court than the poor. The powerful are treated with far more deference by judges than the powerless. The same cultural, socioeconomic, and demographic ... Full Story

Koch Brothers: doing away with America

  The Koch Brothers, David and Charles, are the fifth richest people in the United States. They get their revenue from Koch Industries. The Koch's are philanthropists and also use their vast wealth to  promote right wing political organizations including several that they have created. Their political beliefs are Libertarian, believing in the least amount of government. They are major funders of the Tea Party, thus belying its "grass roots" origins. See: Romney Campaign Memo: The ... Full Story

10 Shockingly Violent Police Assaults on Occupy

10 Shockingly Violent Police Assaults on Occupy Protesters

Intro by Gary Wamsley Unfortunately you will not find "Main Stream Media" covering this side of the story. In this case, AlterNet has put together these 10 events and added some comments and context. The point is that police are not supposed to use more force than necessary. When they do it infuriates crowds and leads to confrontations. The unprovoked attacks in these videos is a chilling statement on the police state that the United States is becoming. The sight in some of these videos of ... Full Story

Woman Gets Jail For Food-Stamp Fraud

Woman Gets Jail For Food-Stamp Fraud

  This is what "justice" is coming to in the United States. The laws seem to exist to protect the wealthy and punish the poor. This is a sad comment on our society. One can only suppose that the conservative attendees at the the Republican Presidential Debate who booed the gay soldier and cheered the hypothetical death of an uninsured man probably condone these inequalities and will push to see them grow if their candidate becomes president. While we do not condone fraud of any kind, ... Full Story

Saif Qaddafi and Me

Saif Qaddafi and Me

  On the ethics of helping a despotic government With the capture of Saif al-islam Gaddaffi, it is a good time to reflect on the ethics of those who assisted the repressive regime of Libya and enabled it to stay in power. Dani Rodrik, Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University penned his thoughts earlier this year. It first appeared in Project Syndicate and was reprinted at Al Jazeera English.         Saif Qaddafi and ... Full Story

Plan B for Afghanistan

Plan B for Afghanistan

  U.S. Senator Mark Udall The hard truth is that it is time for the United States to adopt more realistic goals in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  We must acknowledge that there will not be a military solution to the Afghanistan conflict – there can only be a political one – and that requires Pakistan to take responsibility and be held accountable for its actions.  If peace can’t be achieved by 2014 when our combat troops are set to leave, we need a Plan B that leaves Afghanistan ... Full Story

Asia-Pacific Economic summit gets

  APEC World Leaders Dinner Gets Occupied Within secure zone, musician sings on behalf of the many Honolulu - A change in the programmed entertainment at last night's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gala left a few world leaders slack-jawed, though most seemed not to notice that anything was amiss. During the gala dinner, renowned Hawaiian guitarist Makana, who performed at the White House in 2009, opened his suit jacket to reveal a home-made “Occupy with Aloha” T-shirt. ... Full Story

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich

          The inside story of how the Republicans abandoned the poor and the middle class to pursue their relentless agenda of tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent   By Tim Dickinson November 9, 2011 7:00 AM ET The nation is still recovering from a crushing recession that sent unemployment hovering above nine percent for two straight years. The president, mindful of soaring deficits, is pushing bold action to shore up the nation's ... Full Story

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