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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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Congress Lines Up FCC Commissioners-Turned-Lobbyists For Hearing To Say Why Congress’s Bad Net Neutrality Proposal Is Great

By  Kate Cox Consumerist   Congress Lines Up FCC Commissioners-Turned-Lobbyists For Hearing To Say Why Congress’s Bad Net Neutrality Proposal Is Great   Steve Selwood   Depending on your point of view, Congress has been either promising or threatening to come up with a legislative solution to net neutrality, which would do an end-run around […]

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CISPA back

CISPA is back, Corporations and government sharing your data with each other. What could be better? 1

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism   CISPA is back, Corporations and government sharing your data with each other. What could be better?       (From Cispaisback.org)   This marks the third time Congress is trying to pass the bill to allow corporations to share our personal data with governments loosely. In addition, the […]