Late Thursday night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a far-reaching Russia sanctions bill, a hydra-headed incubator of poisonous conflict. The second provocative anti-Russian legislation in a week, it further polarizes our relations with Russia, helping to cement a Russia-China alliance against Western hegemony, and undermines long-term America’s financial and physical security by handing the national treasury over to war profiteers.
In a landmark moment for cannabis law reform, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure late Thursday night to de-fund the federal war on medical marijuana. The provision passed the Senate Saturday and is expected to be signed by President Obama, bringing a halt to the three-year-long medi-pot crackdown in California and other states.
Amid speculation over 2016 presidential run, senator from Vermont lays out 12-step plan to combat 40-year decline of middle class and rampant inequality
Although the government and mainstream media perfectly timed the Ferguson grand jury decision to go off right after President Obama passed executive amnesty (which, magically, no one in the mainstream media is talking about anymore), it also works out well for the White House that this event transpired right before the upcoming holiday.
Chuck Hagel is out, and no matter who replaces him, we know this much about the state of Obama’s administration: it’s still addicted to secret war
Defeat of USA FREEDOM Act is a Victory for Freedom – by Ron Paul. It will not shock readers to hear that quite often legislation on Capitol Hill is not as advertised. When Congress wants to do something particularly objectionable, they tend give it a fine-sounding name. The PATRIOT Act is perhaps the best-known example. The legislation had been drafted well before 9/11 but was going nowhere. Then the 9/11 attacks gave it a new lease on life. Politicians exploited the surge in patriotism following the attack to reintroduce the bill and call it the PATRIOT Act. To oppose it at that time was, by design, to seem unpatriotic.
Former congressman says that despite grim political realities, a new paradigm is still possible for those willing to fight for it
‘It’s time for the Obama administration to loosen the hold that Wall Street banks have over economic policy making.’
Falling short by a single vote, a vote in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday evening failed to get the requisite 60 votes needed to approve a bill designed to force approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Independent senator introducing legislation to create ‘Democracy Day’ to increase turnout
Beijing will go no holds barred for the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) – the Chinese vision of an “all inclusive, all-win” trade deal that really promotes Asia-Pacific cooperation, instead of the US-driven, corporate-redacted, and quite divisive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Ron Paul: Did the election last week really mean that much? Actually, the change in control of the Senate from Democrat to Republican means very little, despite efforts by politicians and the mainstream media to convince us otherwise. Yes, power shifted. But the philosophy on Capitol Hill changed very little. The warfare/welfare state is still alive and well in Washington.
Several political dynasties have existed in the history of the US, but perhaps none have been as controversial as the Bush family. And with beltway insiders circulating rumors of a potential 2016 run for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a renewed scrutiny of the family is taking place. Giving more insight to RT’s Ben Swann and Erin Ade is Russ Baker, author of “Family of Secrets.”