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Blumenauer Seeks To End Big Government Transportation Entitlements

Republicans explain their support for big cuts to food stamps programs by saying that they want to reduce entitlement spending. Food, in their opinion, is a luxury that Americans shouldn’t be given unless they really need it. They worry that some Americans might be accepting food stamp assistance even when they retain a few thousand [...]

Will Lincoln Park And Oak Brook Stand Against NSA Spying In 2014?

In 2014, 5th district voters in Illinois will have a chance to register their disgust with the seizure of power by the spies at the NSA, thanks to Green Party congressional candidate Nancy Wade. [...]

Who Is Charge Of The House of Representatives, Chaplain?

Chaplain Patrick Conroy, you can’t it both ways. Do you want your big spirit in the sky to control members of Congress, or do you want them to think for themselves? [...]

Jeff Duncan Is Getting Back To God

If I’m going return a toaster to the store, because it doesn’t work anymore, I have to know where that store is. If going to return my mother’s house for Thanksgiving, I have to know where my mother’s house is. Now Jeff Duncan says he wants the United States of America, as a nation, to return to God. So… [...]

New NSA Reform Bill Is Too Weak

The draft bill revealed yesterday – but not yet introduced in the U.S. Senate – falls far below the standard set by the Surveillance State Repeal Act. [...]

Not 1 of the 217 Republicans Voting to Slash Food Aid for Hungry Americans Supports an End to Corporate Oil Subsidies

On Thursday September 19 2013, 217 Republican members of the House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 3102, a bill to push 3.8 million Americans into hunger, kicking them out of the food stamp program despite the fact that they are unemployed or underemployed. How much would the U.S. budget save by pushing 3.8 million [...]

New Congressional Legislation Won’t Do Enough To Counter Abusive NSA Spying

For trust to be restored, what’s necessary is a categorical move to re-establish privacy rights. Americans need to see the Patriot Act and FISA Amendments Act completely repealed, and the NSA cut back down to the size it was at the end of the 20th century. [...]

The Republicans Who Voted To Help Hungry Americans

15 Republicans crossed the aisle yesterday to vote in opposition that would take food assistance away from hungry Americans. [...]

Waiting For Congress To Confront NSA Spies? Here’s Some Action To Take In The Meantime.

A Republican Congressman attends a classified briefing on NSA spying, and emerges declaring that Americans need more protection from Big Brother surveillance. Still, Congress is failing to take concrete action to deal with the NSA scandal. What can you do while D.C. dithers? [...]

Darwinian Legislation

The Darwin Day resolution withered and died without ever having the opportunity to conduct the equivalent of a mating ritual. [...]

Activists Support Rush Holt Bill To Repeal the Patriot Act and FISA Amendments Act

U.S. Representative and Senate candidate Rush Holt has introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act, to repeal the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act. He deserves our help. [...]