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Constituents to Senators: Reject Fast Track, or Don't Come Home
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Economy, U.S., Trade, TPP, People Power, US Senate, US Congress )

- 1427 days ago -
Senate expected to take up trade legislation on Tuesday, but labor federation warns: 'Fast Track has gotten even worse since the House got its hands on it.'
Take the Poll on Netanyahu's Speech
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Netanyahu, Bernie Sanders, US congress, protocol, Boehner, speech, POLL )

- 1540 days ago -
Bernie Sanders is asking all of you: Do you think congressional leaders did the right thing or the wrong thing by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without first notifying the president that they would do so?
Help Keep High Pressure Politics Out of Wildlife Conservation! - Defenders of Wildlife
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US Congress, Politics, Oil Industry, Ethical concerns, Wildlife Conservation, Endangered Species, Sage-grouse Bird, Extinction, Petition to sign )

- 1620 days ago -
Bowing down to ranching and oil and gas industry lobbyists, US Congress has inserted a measure that would bar the US Fish and Wildlife Service from taking any action to protect the endangered greater sage-grouse bird of Colorado from extinction.
Al-Qaeda 'Not Defeated' in Afghanistan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, US Congress, fighting force, Pentagon )

- 1823 days ago -
Al-Qaeda is not a spent force in Afghanistan and is using a shadow army to hide its true strength, according to testimony presented by former Pentagon officials and counter-terrorism analysts to a US Congressional committee.
Stop Congress From Making Guantanamo Permanent ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Guantanamo Prison, US Congress, human rights )

- 2874 days ago -
The Senate Armed Services Committee, led by Senators Levin (D-MI) and McCain (R-AZ), has added language to the National Defense Authorization Act that would essentially keep Guantanamo open -- permanently.
Congress Broadens Bush's Power to Conduct Warrantless Surveillance on American Citizens
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: domestic surveillance, domestic spying, warrantless surveillance, US Congress, Bush )

- 4115 days ago -
What gutless wonders - I am appalled that this legislation was approved with a Democratic majority in the House and Senate.
BEHIND THE SCENES: How the FISA Bill Got Passed - and COULD Be Overturned or Amended
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FISA, politics, Washington DC, legislation, US Congress, Mike MicConnell )

- 4299 days ago -
This Washington Post article is a long read but worth it. Get a peek at how "bizness" gets done in DC. AND - start pressuring your legislators to amend or get rid of the expansion - the new FISA bill only has a shelf-life of 180 days.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US Congress, earmarking bills, pork-barrel spending, economic in US government, ASSHOLES )

- 4306 days ago -
Instead of shaming legislators about their pork-barrel earmarks, "the new transparency" in Washington has backfired into a competition between them for bragging rights. And WE thought this was supposed to STOP earmarking...HAH...fooled us again!
Miers May Face Contempt Charges for Ignoring Congressional Subpoena
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: contempt, US Congress, Congress, Harriet Miers, subpoena, Gonzales )

- 4330 days ago -
Will this fly? Does Congress have the law on its side and the cojones to push this? We shall see....

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