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History Lesson: Opposition to Export-Import Bank Has Grown Over Time

By Melissa Quinn The Daily Signal June 15, 2015   History Lesson: Opposition to Export-Import Bank Has Grown Over Time     Supporters of the Export-Import Bank cheered last week when the majority of United States senators voted in favor of reauthorizing the embattled agency. However, the vote also demonstrated growing opposition to the bank […]

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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)

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 […]


‘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 […]

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)

Anti-Drug Senator’s Office Manager Arrested For Importing Meth And “Date Rape” Drug From China

By John Vibes Free Thought Project April 26, 2015   Anti-Drug Senator’s Office Manager Arrested For Importing Meth And “Date Rape” Drug From China     This week it was reported that the office manager for anti-drug Senator Thad Cochran was caught importing meth from China, to allegedly sell and trade for sexual favors. The […]

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