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Posts Tagged ‘Congressional

5 Misconceptions about the US Economy

November 23, 2011

MYTH #1: The congressional Super Committee failed because both sides refuse to compromise. REALITY: The Super Committee failed because Republicans’ number one, non-negotiable priority is to protect millionaires and billionaires from paying even one more penny in taxes.1 Democrats repeatedly offered to make deep spending cuts—far deeper than most progressives would like—in exchange for raising […]

US Congressmen beat the stock market through insider trading

November 22, 2011

Over the years, academic studies have found that members of the House of Representatives beat the stock market by as much as six percent per year and members of the Senate do even better than that. Legal analysts say that Wall Street insider trading laws do not apply to Congress. Powerful members of Congress come […]

Yemen yet another illegal US war

June 14, 2011

Both The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post report that the Obama administration is planning to exploit the disorder from the civil war in Yemen by dramatically escalating a CIA-led drone bombing campaign. The U.S. has been bombing Yemen for the last two years, contrary to false denials, including one attack using cluster bombs […]

The U.S. shadow war: contractors, commando teams and robotic drones

August 16, 2010

The Obama administration’s shadow war against Al Qaeda and its allies is fought in roughly a dozen countries — from the deserts of North Africa, to the mountains of Pakistan, to former Soviet republics crippled by ethnic and religious strife. The United States has significantly increased intelligence operations, pursuing the enemy using robotic drone missile […]

US Lawmakers scold Obama for scolding Israel

March 21, 2010

An excerpt of an article by Hana Levi Julian: U.S. Congressional lawmakers have flooded the White House and the media with letters and news releases complaining about the Obama administration’s unprecedented scolding of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. This, following an Israeli announcement last week that a routine housing project was proceeding apace in eastern Jerusalem. […]

So when is America’s next War — this one with Iran — to begin?

February 10, 2010

Huffington Post highlights how fast the notoriously slow Congressional process can move when sufficiently motivated. Last week the Senate passed comprehensive sanctions on Iran — a bill being pushed by [America’s all-powerful pro-Israel lobby] AIPAC neocons and the other “usual suspects” — in record time. It was brought up with only three senators on the […]

Secret Banking Cabal Emerges: Bloomberg

January 30, 2010

The idea of secret banking cabals that control the country and global economy are a given among conspiracy theorists.  After this week’s congressional hearing into the bailout of American International Group Inc., you have to wonder if those folks are crazy after all. Wednesday’s hearing described a secretive group deploying billions of dollars to favored […]

Black Caucus muzzled on Cynthia McKinney

July 7, 2009

Want to know whether the Congressional Black Caucus and its chair Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-California) had any comment on the hijacking of the Free Gaza boat “the Spirit of Humanity” and former Congressional Black Caucus member, Cynthia McKinney? Russell Mokhiber asked Jioni Palmer, spokesperson for the Congressional Black Caucus for a comment on the hijacking. […]