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Marco Rubio for President: The Pros and Cons

For the 2016 presidential race, we have already described the pros and cons of the campaigns of Rick Santorum and Jim Webb. Now it seems time to add another. Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio made it clear this week that he intends to run for President in 2016.

Rubio is currently the junior U.S. Senator […]

Congressman Steve King Introduces Outlaw Baby Bill, Says: “I Know of No Other Country”

Alright, so that’s a bit of a quote out of context. What Rep. Steve King of Iowa really wrote this month was in response to citizenship as a birthright in the United States. If you’re born in the United States, you’re a citizen, and it’s as simple as that. The 14th Amendment to the U.S. […]

Three Senate Democrats Join Climate Change Deniers

This week, Senator Bernard Sanders offered an amendment to S.1, Republican legislation to approve the construction Keystone XL tar sands pipeline across the American Midwest. The amendment didn’t require any action. It simply consisted of the reality and urgency of climate change, affirming the following points:

“(1) climate change is real;

(2) climate change […]

10 GOP Congressmen Introduce Bill to Take Away Citizenship of American Babies Born in the USA

This month, Iowa Republican Steve King in the House of Representatives and Louisiana Republican David Vitter in the U.S. Senate introduced twin bills to the new 114th Congress (H.R. 140 and S. 45), together called the Birthright Citizenship Act. If their legislation passes both houses, it would take American citizenship away from little babies who […]

A Shift Toward Light: At Least for Now, Diwali Eclipses Christianity in the 114th Congress

It was not too long ago that the United States Congress was saturated with bills proclaiming the United States to be a Christian nation or trying to force Christian prayer into public schools. Members of Congress like Texas Republican Louie Gohmert put forward their bills like the CHURCH Act (Congressional Hope for Uniform Recognition of […]

Senate Republicans Vote Against American Jobs On Keystone XL Pipeline

Why would they vote this way, if jobs were the genuine Republican motivation for approving the Keystone XL Pipeline? Why are Senate Republicans so intent upon shipping American steel jobs overseas? […]

Congressman Steve King Proposes Repeal Of Sixteenth Amendment

Yesterday, Congressman Steve King, Republican from Iowa, introduced H. J. Res 16, legislation to the U.S. House of Representatives with a short and simple active clause: “The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed”.

The sixteenth amendment to the Constitution reads: “The Congress shall have power to lay […]

Be Active At Work Day Gets A Late Start In Congress

I’d like to tell you about the new legislation that was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday, but the House clerk and printing office are a bit behind in their duties of sharing congressional legislation with the public in a timely manner. The information simply isn’t available yet, so I’ll have to share […]

Why Congress Must Impose Drug Tests On All Recipients Of Welfare

Yesterday, Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter introduced legislation S.64, a bill that will require states to send government bureaucrats to conduct medical tests on the blood or urine of recipients of assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Why? Senator Vitter is concerned that people who are receiving welfare payments might be using […]

Kenya Uses USA To Justify Authoritarian Law

In Kenya, the national legislature has passed the Security Laws Amendment Bill. The law allows the government to imprison people for lengthy periods without criminal charge, and to conduct surveillance against Kenyans without any search warrant or other court approval.

Among the justifications for this action: The United States has imprisoned people for years without […]

Roll Call: Who In Congress Voted AGAINST Torture Reform?

Today saw the release of the Torture Report from the Senate Intelligence Committee. The CIA, whose “enhanced interrogation techniques” the report describes, has been trying to prevent the report’s release. The Central Intelligence Agency even engaged in criminal behavior to stop the facts in the report from being declassified. The agency sent spies into the […]