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Spying on Trump. 2020 Election Materials. Clinton DNC Leaks and Russian Hacking. Ballot Sites. The System and Electoral Reform. Campaign Finance. Party Web Pages. Voting Irregularities. Why is he/her a Candidate? 2016 Campaign Materials. 2014 Campaign Materials. Tide Turns as 56 US Lawmakers Boycott Netanyahu Speech. Lauren McCauley | CommonDreams As Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enjoyed no less than 26 standing ovations during his speech before the United States Congress on Tuesday morning, the resounding applause did not include the clapping hands of nearly sixty lawmakers who did not attend the controversial address.

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders (Vt.) joined 56 Democratic lawmakers in the boycott, which was seen by many as snub to the powerful Jewish-American lobby group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Republican House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) had invited the Israeli leader to speak against the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks without first consulting the White House. Ahead of the address, a number of dissenting lawmakers cited their support of President Barack Obama and opposition to Republican efforts to “politicize foreign policy” as reasons for not participating. Also not in attendance were President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. She continued: Rep. This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country | Carl Gibson. The next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a status update or tweet about how taxing the rich or increasing workers' wages kills jobs and makes businesses leave the state, I want you to send them this article.

When he took office in January of 2011, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton inherited a $6.2 billion budget deficit and a 7 percent unemployment rate from his predecessor, Tim Pawlenty, the soon-forgotten Republican candidate for the presidency who called himself Minnesota's first true fiscally-conservative governor in modern history. Pawlenty prided himself on never raising state taxes -- the most he ever did to generate new revenue was increase the tax on cigarettes by 75 cents a pack. Between 2003 and late 2010, when Pawlenty was at the head of Minnesota's state government, he managed to add only 6,200 more jobs. During his first four years in office, Gov. Between 2011 and 2015, Gov. Gov. The reason Gov. Big Oil Gave $250,000 to Each Senator who Voted for Keystone XL. Why Liberals Should Embrace Romney the Progressive Champion. It is time for liberals to cheer Mitt Romney. Not because his possible entry into the 2016 Republican presidential contest could cause chaos for the GOP.

But because Romney, apparently seeing the error of his "severely conservative" ways, has become a progressive crusader. Initial news reports noted that Romney was telling Republicans privately that should he mount a third presidential bid he would run to the right of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, an all-but-announced contender. Yes, climate change, poverty, and education.

Romney, who has long had to contend with the charge that he is a serial flip-flopper, has gone far beyond the usual politically convenient change of course. Climate change: In his 2010 book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, Romney (or a Romney aide) wrote, "I believe that climate change is occurring—the reduction in the size of global ice caps is hard to ignore.

What's next? Now Romney the Climate Change Champion blasts Obama for not doing enough. Ten True Facts Guaranteed to Short-Circuit Republican Brains. As a public service to those who find themselves inextricably cornered by aggressively ill-informed Republicans at work, on the train or at family gatherings, presented here are ten indisputably true facts that will seriously challenge a Republican’s worldview and probably blow a brain cell or two. At the very least, any one of these GOP-busters should stun and confuse them long enough for you to slip quietly away from a pointless debate and allow you to get on about your business. 1. The United States is not a Christian nation, and the Bible is not the cornerstone of our law. Don’t take my word for it. Let these Founding Fathers speak for themselves: John Adams: “The government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.” Thomas Jefferson: “Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law.”

James Madison: “The civil government … functions with complete success … by the total separation of the Church from the State.” 2. 3. 4. 5. Hillary Clinton questions Cristina Kirchner's mental health | US news. Hillary Clinton has questioned the mental health of Cristina Kirchner and asked US diplomats to investigate whether the Argentinian president is taking medication to help her "calm down". The US secretary of state painted Kirchner as a volatile and emotional leader who suffered from "nerves and anxiety", according to a secret cable sent to the US embassy in Buenos Aires.

Clinton asked diplomats a series of questions in December last year which could infuriate Kirchner and sabotage a recent rapprochement between Argentina and America. In a section headed "mental state and health" she asked how the first lady-turned president was managing "her nerves and anxiety" in a blunt tone which suggested US concerns. "How does stress affect her behaviour toward advisers and/or her decision-making? What steps does Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner or her advisers/handlers take in helping her deal with stress? "Under what circumstances is she best able to handle stresses?

Why Hillary Clinton Should Not Be The Democratic Presidential Nominee | Eric Zuesse. The biggest problem in the U.S. now is corruption. The public know this, and are therefore unprecedentedly cynical about their government; they (as will soon be documented here from a Gallup survey) overwhelmingly view our government as being corrupt. However, conservatives accept corruption as the natural order of things, something that must simply be accepted, because the rich have the most property to protect and therefore (in the view of conservatives) the rich have the right to rule so as to protect their property (since they have the most of it). Furthermore, conservatives think that the rich have earned their wealth by selling what people want, and have therefore already proven their superiority -- they've earned their control over the government.

In the view of conservatives, poor people have the least property to protect, and should therefore have the least say in government. Now will be presented the latest of the many surveys that show that the U.S. Just before George W. Obama: 'I Don't Care About the Public's Welfare' | Eric Zuesse. No, he didn't say it; no politician does; instead, he proves it, by both what he does and what he says (as will be shown here). Of course, there's pretense in at least some of what all successful politicians say, because success in politics requires at least some degree of pretense.

No matter how good a person is, pretense is necessary for success in politics; that's just reality. We live with it; we deal with it, if we are at all realistic. A politician shows his values, and makes clear his priorities, not by what he says, but instead by what he actually does. For example, President Obama's 24 January 2012 State of the Union Address said: "Tonight, I'm asking my Attorney General to create a special unit of federal prosecutors and leading state attorneys general to expand our investigations into the abusive lending and packaging of risky mortgages that led to the housing crisis. But, two years later, the Inspector General of the U.S.

He had lied to the public, all along. Biden Speech Loaded w. Lies About Ukraine Washington's Blog. The Ukrainian Portion of V.P. Biden’s Harvard Kennedy-School Address, Oct. 3rd Eric Zuesse [INTRODUCTORY NOTE: Almost everything that our Vice President said about Ukraine and Russia, in this speech he delivered at Harvard on October 3rd, is a lie or else out-of-context misrepresentation, as the links here-provided are intended to make clear. Each linked-to source will document the reality that contradicts V.P. . (32:40 on the VIDEO of the speech) Putin — [Russia’s] President Putin — was determined to deny Ukraine and the Ukrainian people the power to make their choices about the future — whether to look east or west or both.

And when that wasn’t enough, he had the audacity to send Russian troops and tanks and sophisticated, air-defense systems across the border. But we rallied the world to check his ambitions and defend Ukrainian sovereignty. Putin sought to prevent a free and open election. Standing Up to War and Hillary Clinton. This piece was reprinted by OpEdNews with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source. Source: Consortium News(Originally published Feb. 23, 2011) Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern(image by Consortium News) It was not until Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walked to the George Washington University podium on Feb. 15, 2011, to enthusiastic applause that I decided I had to dissociate myself from the obsequious adulation of a person responsible for so much death, suffering and destruction. I was reminded of a spring day in Atlanta almost five years earlier when then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld strutted onto a similar stage to loud acclaim from another enraptured audience.

Introducing Rumsfeld on May 4, 2006, the president of the Southern Center for International Policy in Atlanta highlighted his "honesty. " With the others at Clinton's talk, I stood. Callous Aplomb The analogy to Vietnam is inescapable. Glover for Governor. Hillary Clinton Goes to Bat for GMOs at Biotech Conference. Max Ocean | Commondreams Hillary Clinton in Hampton, NH (Photo: flickr/cc/Marc Nozell) Speaking at a conference in San Diego last week for the world’s largest trade organization of biotechnology firms, potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton backed GMOs and Big Ag, further displaying her allegiance to the industry in the eyes of sustainable food and organic advocates. While trumpeting her endorsement of GMO seeds when she served as Secretary of State, Clinton told the crowd that the term “‘genetically modified’ sounds Frankensteinish,” and thus turns people off to GMOs.

“Drought resistant sounds really like something you’d want,” she said, encouraging the industry to improve their semantics. “There’s a big gap between the facts and what the perceptions are.” “If Hillary Clinton intends to run for office in 2016, she should think carefully about supporting a food and farming system that is proven to be detrimental to public health.” Watch a video of Clinton’s comments below: Three Charts to Email to Your Right-Wing Brother-In-Law -- Updated. Solution: Here are three "reality-based" charts to send to him. These charts show what actually happened. Spending Government spending increased dramatically under President Bush. It has not increased much under President Obama. This is just a fact. Deficits Note that this chart starts with Clinton's last budget year for comparison. The numbers in these two charts come from Budget of the United States Government: Historical Tables Fiscal Year 2015.

The Stimulus and Jobs In this chart, the RED lines on the left side – the ones that keep doing DOWN – show what happened to jobs under the policies of Bush and the Republicans. The leveling off on the right side of the chart shows what happened as the stimulus started to wind down: job creation leveled off at too low a level. It looks a lot like the stimulus reversed what was going on before the stimulus. Conclusion: THE STIMULUS WORKED BUT WAS NOT ENOUGH! More False Things Actually This Reduced Spending And Lower Deficit Have Hurt The Economy. The Democratic Presidential Race Might Be Fun After All.

It’s suddenly getting crowded on Hillary Clinton’s left. The latest jostler is Jim Webb, the former senator and Navy secretary, decorated Vietnam veteran, film producer, Emmy winner and best-selling author who never tires of discussing his Appalachian roots — the kind you’re born with, not the kind you marry into. Webb is the fourth potential troublemaker for Clinton in a corner that also includes Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, Maryland governor Martin O’Malley and Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren. Webb and O’Malley are, to understate it, long shots against Clinton in the 2016 nomination race. Warren, a powerhouse on the stump, in the policy arena and as a fundraiser, is least likely to run, though her present-tense answers don’t slam the door on the future.

Are they going after Clinton? Webb opened his Press Club speech by painting vivid word pictures of two kinds of poverty. Let’s take a minute to unpack that, because the choice of those two locales hardly seems accidental. New Jersey Governor Awarded Top Nazi Medal From German Terror Group. World's Largest English Language News Service with Over 500 Articles Updated Daily "The News You Need Today…For The World You’ll Live In Tomorrow. " What You Aren’t Being Told About The World You Live In Picking up the Pieces: Practical Guide for Surviving Economic Crashes, Internal Unrest and Military SuppressionBy: Sorcha Faal “In the span of less than 3 months gasoline prices will rise 500%.

The prices of both food and shelter rise over 300%. Partisans Handbook: By: Sorcha Faal “Essential Survival Guide For Resisting Foreign Military Occupation, Escape And Evasion Techniques, Surviving Interrogation, Facing Execution, Wilderness Survival (Continued) The Great Refusal: An Historical Guide To Christian Suicide: By: Sorcha Faal is a MUST book for anyone who has contemplated suicide, tried suicide or has had someone they know commit suicide. August 9, 2014 New Jersey Governor Awarded Top Nazi Medal From German Terror Group By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers [Ed. Hillary Clinton at BIO Convention 2014. Teenager Creates an App That Exposes Sellout Politicians. Hannah Ewens | | Jul 7 2014 With US politics swimming in so much corporate money that it’s pretty much an oligarchy, it can be hard to keep track of which particular set of lobbyists is trying to milk more cash out of health care, fossil fuels, and other very important issues from one week to the next.

But thanks to 16-year-old Nick Rubin, keeping track of just how much politicians have sold out has become a lot easier. He created Greenhouse, a new browser plug-in that operates under the motto “Some are red. Some are blue. All are green.” The plugin aims “to shine light on a social and industrial disease of today: the undue influence of money in our Congress.” I spoke to Nick Rubin about the plugin, politics, and what he calls the “money stories” behind what you read in the news. VICE: Hi, Nick. Why the name? Where did you get the information on the politician’s donations? Read the rest of the interview. Boehner Will Sue Obama For Stuff He Thought Was Totally Fine Under George W. Bush. By Josh Israel "Boehner Will Sue Obama For Stuff He Thought Was Totally Fine Under George W. Bush" House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) CREDIT: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) confirmed Wednesday that he will file a federal lawsuit challenging the executive actions of President Barack Obama, despite supporting President George W.

Boehner said at a news conference, “You know the constitution makes it clear that the president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws and in my view the President has not faithfully executed the laws.” President Obama has issued about 180 executive orders — a power that has been utilized by every president since George Washington except for the brief-tenured William Henry Harrison — and taken other executive actions. But Boehner embraced the power of a Republican president to take action, even at times when he would circumvent Congress by doing so. While the president has limited power to act via executive order — the U.S. Hillary Clinton - Things You Need To Know (The Great Deception)