Congress


Gift to Multi-National Corporations as Senate Pushes Fast Track Forward

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams May 21, 2015   Gift to Multi-National Corporations as Senate Pushes Fast Track Forward A final vote on Fast Track trade authority could come as soon as Thursday afternoon     Thumbing its nose at the wide swath of constituencies and civil society groups that oppose corporate-friendly trade deals, the […]

According to the Huffington Post, "the measure nearly failed, and only advanced after about a dozen senators engaged in a tense discussion in the middle of the Senate floor while they were still several votes shy." (Photo: Screenshot)

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This Is What Crony Capitalism Looks Like: Boeing Is Threatening to Move Abroad if It Doesn’t Get to Keep Its Ex-Im Subsidies

By Against Crony Capitalism May 21, 2015   This Is What Crony Capitalism Looks Like: Boeing Is Threatening to Move Abroad if It Doesn’t Get to Keep Its Ex-Im Subsidies     Excuse me? OK, Boeing has every right to go wherever it chooses as far as I’m concerned but this sort posturing should be […]


The House of Representatives passed the USA Freedom Act on Wednesday with a 338-88 vote, but experts say that powers of mass surveillance will continue, and even expand, if the bill passes and becomes law. (Image: EFF/flickr/cc)

‘Fake’ Reform: Little to Celebrate as USA Freedom Act Passes House

By Jon Queally Common Dreams May 14, 2015   ‘Fake’ Reform: Little to Celebrate as USA Freedom Act Passes House With Patriot Act re-authorization looming, end of domestic phone collection program not enough to assuage civil liberty and privacy advocates     Though the overwhelming and bipartisan passage of the USA Freedom Act in the […]


Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Two-Minute Case against Extending Expiring PATRIOT Act Provisions

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute May 8, 2015   Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Two-Minute Case against Extending Expiring PATRIOT Act Provisions   Judge Andrew Napolitano presents this week at the Fox News website his concise, two-minute argument for the United States Congress allowing some of the most liberty-threatening PATRIOT Act provisions to expire at the […]

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Ultra-Secrecy Surrounds Barack Obama’s New Global Economic Treaty

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog May 6, 2015   Ultra-Secrecy Surrounds Barack Obama’s New Global Economic Treaty   Barack Obama is secretly negotiating a global economic treaty which would destroy thousands of American businesses and millions of good paying American jobs.  In other words, it would be the final nail in the coffin for […]

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Support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership is dropping in response to the lack of transparency over the controversial deal. (Photo: Backbone Campaign/flickr/cc)

Secrecy Over TPP Fuels Growing Opposition in Congress

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams May 5, 2015   Secrecy Over TPP Fuels Growing Opposition in Congress More and more lawmakers joining opposition to corporate-friendly trade deal over lack of transparency   The back-room push for the corporate-friendly Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact may be backfiring on its supporters, as more and more lawmakers in […]