Politics

Obama’s New Leader at the Pentagon Will Mean More War – Not Less

Posted by on November 24, 2014 in Government, Politics, War on Terror with 0 Comments
Obama’s New Leader at the Pentagon Will Mean More War – Not Less

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

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Defeat of USA FREEDOM Act is a Victory for Freedom – Ron Paul

Posted by on November 23, 2014 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Defeat of USA FREEDOM Act is a Victory for Freedom – Ron Paul

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.

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Kucinich: Weary Nation ‘Must Not Cede to Forces of Destruction’

Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Government, Politics, War on Terror with 1 Comment
Kucinich: Weary Nation ‘Must Not Cede to Forces of Destruction’

Former congressman says that despite grim political realities, a new paradigm is still possible for those willing to fight for it

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‘Enough Is Enough': Sen. Warren Condemns Obama’s Latest Wall Street Pick

Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
‘Enough Is Enough': Sen. Warren Condemns Obama’s Latest Wall Street Pick

‘It’s time for the Obama administration to loosen the hold that Wall Street banks have over economic policy making.’

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‘Nay!': US Senate Fails in Attempt to Force Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
‘Nay!': US Senate Fails in Attempt to Force Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

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.

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The USA Freedom Act: What’s to Come and What You Need to Know

Posted by on November 17, 2014 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 1 Comment
The USA Freedom Act: What’s to Come and What You Need to Know

The USA Freedom Act, the leading contender for NSA reform, is set for a vote this week. The bill has some problems, but is a major step forward for surveillance reform. That’s why we’re asking you to call your Senator and urge them to support the USA Freedom Act. Here’s a rundown of what’s to come, what you need to know, and what may happen this week:

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Sanders Calls for Voting Holiday to “Fix” Failed Democracy

Posted by on November 12, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Sanders Calls for Voting Holiday to “Fix” Failed Democracy

Independent senator introducing legislation to create ‘Democracy Day’ to increase turnout

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Lame Duck Out of the Silk Road Caravan

Posted by on November 11, 2014 in Geopolitics, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Lame Duck Out of the Silk Road Caravan

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).

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Ron Paul: What The Elections Really Mean For Peace and Liberty

Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Politics, Videos, Weather with 0 Comments
Ron Paul: What The Elections Really Mean For Peace and Liberty

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.

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Family of Secrets Revealed: Little-Known Facts About the Bush Dynasty

Posted by on November 5, 2014 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Family of Secrets Revealed: Little-Known Facts About the Bush Dynasty

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.”

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‘2 Parties, 1 Philosophy’: Ron Paul Says There’s No True Democracy in US

Posted by on November 5, 2014 in Politics, Videos with 2 Comments
‘2 Parties, 1 Philosophy’: Ron Paul Says There’s No True Democracy in US

Former Congressman Ron Paul told RT in the midst of Tuesday’s midterm elections that the “monopoly” system run by the leaders of the two main parties is all too evident as Americans go to the polls this Election Day.

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Election Day Loser: the ‘American Voters’

Posted by on November 4, 2014 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Election Day Loser: the ‘American Voters’

Voting rights watchdogs say election 2014 marked the most “unfair, confusing, and discriminatory election landscape” in fifty years.

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Third Party Candidates Changing Landscape Of Key Midterm Races

Posted by on November 4, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Third Party Candidates Changing Landscape Of Key Midterm Races

Third party candidates are at play in several key races tonight. While most do not possess enough support to actually win any seats, they may siphon enough votes from establishment candidates to tip several tightly-contested votes. RT’s Ben Swann takes a look at the third party disruptors.

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On Election Eve, Deep-Pocket Dark Money Bulldozing Democracy

Posted by on November 3, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
On Election Eve, Deep-Pocket Dark Money Bulldozing Democracy

In the final days of the midterm campaign, shadowy outside groups that wield heavy influence but don’t disclose their donors are spending tens of millions of dollars on attack ads, mailers, and negative automated telephone calls aimed at tipping the balance in tight races across the nation.

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Warren/Sanders: A Populist Dream Team Ticket for 2016

Posted by on November 3, 2014 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Warren/Sanders: A Populist Dream Team Ticket for 2016

Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ recent trips to Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina have ramped up speculation that the self-described democratic socialist is seriously considering a 2016 run at the presidency. His national tour appears designed to engage a grassroots constituency base and line up the support necessary to give centrist political juggernaut Hillary Clinton a run for her money

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