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Senator Introduces Bill to Stop Unwarranted Drone Surveillance (and it's not a Democrat)

Yesterday, a lone member of the United States Senate introduced legislation that would formally outlaw the already unconstitutional government practice of using aerial drones to spy on Americans without a warrant. The text of S. 1016, the “Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act of 2013,” is not formally available yet, but it corresponds to last [...]

19 House Democrats Vote With GOP To Approve XL Pipeline For Crude Oil

The disaster of the oil spill from a pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas began just two months ago. 19 members of the U.S. House of Representatives seem to have forgotten that the environmental catastrophe ever took place, though. Last night, they voted along with every Republican member of the House to approve a special exemption from [...]

Few Democrats In Congress Support Capps Climate Legislation

Democrats first say they can’t pass comprehensive climate legislation, but then most of them also refuse to support smaller, targeted climate legislation. [...]

Robert Menendez Wants To Arm Syrian Groups Accused Of Using Chemical Weapons

There’s a huge amount of doubt about claims of chemical weapons use in Syria right now. When there’s doubt about whether people can be trusted, the default position should be to NOT send them weapons and money. Apparently, Robert Menendez doesn’t seen things that way. [...]

Even Limping Tea Party Caucus Outshines Congressional Progressives on Drones in the USA

Over a month ago, I noted with eyebrows cocked that only one of the nearly 80 listed members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus had bothered to sign one of four bills dedicated to the task of reigning in surveillance of Americans’ private activities by unmanned flying drones. That congressman, Edward Markey, had to his credit [...]

Martin O'Malley For President? What Do You Know About Him?

What else do you know about Martin O’Malley? What have you concluded about his worth as a potential candidate for President of the United States? Why do you think some Democrats are eager for O’Malley to run for President in 2016? [...]

18 Democrats Join Push For Student Non-Discrimination Act

You may note that, despite all the talk about Republicans shifting their positions to accept the new reality that Americans accept equality on the basis of sexual orientation, there is not yet a single Republican co-sponsor of the Student Non-Discrimination Act. [...]

Lagging Democratic Support For Student Non-Discrimination Act In Congress

The first time the Student Non-Discrimination Act was introduced, it had 171 cosponsors. Now, the number of cosponsors is down to 120. [...]

6 Top Potential Liberal Presidential Candidates From The House of Representatives

Speculation over the potential 2016 presidential candidacy of former senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton is interesting up to a point. It certainly carries the will she/won’t she element of drama, and there’s little question that some portions of the Democratic rank-and-file would be interested in a 2016 Clinton for President campaign.

From another [...]

Congressional Democrat Proposes Ban On Climate Action

Nick Rahall’s bill would ban an entire category of action to confront climate change, with the goal of protecting the dirty energy dominance of fossil fuels corporations. [...]

Draft Hillary Clinton Movement Starts With Corrupt Money Machines

The comfort of these elites with the dirtiest methods of campaigning suggests that those who would influence Hillary Clinton, as a candidate and as President, would rather maintain the flawed status quo in Washington D.C., than attempt to change it. [...]