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Thursday, October 30, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

13 Benghazis That Occurred on Bush’s Watch

13 Benghazis That Occurred on Bush’s Watch

    Without a Peep from Fox News By Bob Cesca · May 08,2013 Foreign Policy The Republican inquisition over the attacks against Americans in Benghazi has never really gone away, but it appears as though in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and the House Oversight Committee’s Benghazi hearings this week there’s renewed psycho-histrionics over Benghazi. Lindsey Graham and Fox News Channel in particular are each crapping their cages over new allegations from an ... Full Story

“Conservatives” opposed the revolution

Proud Conservative? You Should Be Ashamed! (Video)   written by Jason May 4, 2013 If there’s one thing that so-called “conservatives” are good at (besides lying, cheating, stealing, killing, racism, bigotry, misogyny, ignorance and destroying nature), it’s language.  And I don’t mean speaking it, or writing it – because we’ve all seen the signs.  I mean that they’re masters at Orwellian double-speak, and making positive words negative, and vice-versa.  They ... Full Story

How is the sequester affecting federal agencies?

  How is the sequester affecting federal agencies? The government-wide spending cuts known as the sequester took effect on March 1, forcing $85 billion in budget reductions by the end of September. The federal workforce faces furloughs, hiring freezes, and reduced overtime. Agencies say the cuts will mean reduced government services. Initial effects include closing of contract airport towers and longer customs lines, but other reductions will materialize in coming months. ... Full Story

United States, the last empire?

United States, the last empire?

  And Then There Was One  Imperial Gigantism and the Decline of Planet Earth  By Tom Engelhardt It stretched from the Caspian to the Baltic Sea, from the middle of Europe to the Kurile Islands in the Pacific, from Siberia to Central Asia.  Its nuclear arsenal held 45,000 warheads, and its military had five million troops under arms.  There had been nothing like it in Eurasia since the Mongols conquered China, took parts of Central Asia and the Iranian plateau, and rode ... Full Story

Children and guns, deadly combination

Children and guns, deadly combination

    Florida 13-Year-Old Finds Family Gun, Shoots 6-Year-Old Sister Another tragic shooting involving kids. May 6, 2013  |  A 6-year-old Florida girl is in critical condition after being shot by her 13-year-old brother, Florida officials say. According to the Florida Sun-Sentinal, the teen found the gun when the siblings were home alone. Although the incident is still under investigation, the shooting appears to have been accidental, the Sheriff's ... Full Story

93% of Senators Who Rejected Gun Control Paid by NRA

93% of Senators Who Rejected Gun Control Paid by NRA

  By Kevin Mathews When 90% of Americans want increased gun control policies and their elected officials reject even minimal reform, it begs the question, who exactly are our Congress members representing? Well, as usual, the money tells a significant part of the story: 42 out of the 45 Senators who voted no on the recent bill have received significant donations from the gun lobby. “Politicians are bought!” “Politics are corrupt!” “Corporate interests over the ... Full Story

Udall and Polis representatives in Berthoud

    Representatives from U.S. Sen. Mark Udall’s office and Rep. Jared Polis’ office will be available to constituents and organizations in Berthoud on Thursday. Congressional staff from the two Democrats’ offices will be on hand from 3:30-5 p.m. at the board room of Northern Water Conservancy District headquarters, 220 Water Ave. They will answer questions about grants for special districts, local governments and nonprofits.

America, the land of the destitute

  By Paul Buchheit Five Ugly Extremes of Inequality in America -- The Contrasts Will Drop Your Chin to the Floor Any of the ten richest Americans could pay a year's rent for all of America's homeless with their 2012 income. March 24, 2013  | The first step is to learn the facts, and then to get angry and to ask ourselves, as progressives and caring human beings, what we can do about the relentless transfer of wealth to a small group of well-positioned ... Full Story

What happened to Conservatives?

What happened to Conservatives?

  American Right-Wingers Are No Longer Conservative — They're Extremists Their reactionary bent is manifesting itself in legislatures across the country. April 17, 2013   By Joshua Holland College students taking Poli-Sci 101 learn that conservatism is an ideology that reveres established tradition, emphasizes a deep respect for the rule of law and comes with a deep distrust of rapid social change – especially change driven by public policy. William F. ... Full Story

Why did Bush invade Iraq?

Why did Bush invade Iraq?

  Have We Ever Gotten to the Bottom of Exactly 'Why' Bush and the Neocons Disastrously Invaded Iraq? The true purpose of the Iraq invasion remains opaque. Here's a theory why. March 22, 2013  | By Robert Perry A decade after President George W. Bush ordered the unprovoked invasion of Iraq, one of the enduring mysteries has been why. There was the rationale sold to a frightened American people in 2002-2003 – that Saddam Hussein was plotting to attack them with WMDs – ... Full Story

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