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Coffman Statement on Super Committee Failure

Coffman Statement on Super Committee Failure

Press Release (WASHINGTON) - Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement today on the expected announcement that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction failed to reach an agreement on finding at least $1.2 trillion in spending reductions over the next ten years:"I'm deeply disappointed by the failure of the super committee to find an agreement for at least $1.2 trillion in cuts, but the question now is can we still find a better solution than the across-the-board ... Full Story

Udall, 7 Other Senators Introduce Burn Pit Amendment

  Press Release Defense Authorization Amendment Creates Registry for Open-Air Burn Pit Victims   Today, Mark Udall announced he has joined seven other senators in introducing a bipartisan amendment to the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act to create a national registry of service members and veterans impacted by open air burn pits, helping identify and take better care of those affected.  Co-sponsoring the amendment are senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Jeff ... Full Story

Gardner co-sponsors bill to boost main street economy

  Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has added his name as a co-sponsor to the "Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act", H.R. 3461, a bill that will make it easier for community banks to navigate the financial regulatory system and better serve main street. “Community banks are an essential part of the ‘main street’ economy, and these reforms are intended to ensure a fair process between the FDIC and the banks it regulates by creating ... Full Story

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 difficult ... 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 for the ultra wealthy at ... 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 biases that plague ... 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 Koch ... 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, there ... 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 Me Dani ... Full Story

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