Military Bill Amended For The Better: This Pig Has Really, Really Good Lipstick

By David Swanson, Worldbeyondwar.org -

The latest U.S. House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is beyond global in scope and not the least bit defensive, offended Donald Trump’s desire for [...]

U.S. House Of Representatives Creates Requirement That There Be Some Basis For Any Foreign Bases

By David Swanson, Worldbeyondwar.org -

In this video from Wednesday on C-Span, at 5:21, Rep. Omar makes the case for a need to justify foreign military bases, not just blindly fund unlimited and unknown empire. At 5:25 Rep. Adam Smith [...]

Extinction Rebellion Marches On The Capital

By Kaela Bamberger, Extinction Rebellion DC. -

Washington, DC, July 9 – Around 100 people representing the climate group Extinction Rebellion marched unpermitted for one mile from the Spirit of Justice Park to the east side of the Capitol [...]

Surge In Lobbying Opposed To Medicare For All

By Craig Sandler, Public Citizen. -

Between the first quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, lobbying on Medicare for All increased dramatically, almost entirely due to a surge in lobbying activity by organizations that [...]

Is The White House Plotting An End-Run Around Congress Into Iran?

By Heather Brandon-Smith, Theamericanconservative.com -

Members of Congress left a closed door meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week with a clear message: the administration believes it has the authority to enter into a conflict with [...]

62 Organizations To Congress: Halt A March To War With Iran

By Staff, Niacaction.org -

Washington, D.C. – In light of President Trump and John Bolton’s dangerous escalations against Iran and a forthcoming intelligence briefing on Capitol Hill this afternoon, 62 organizations – [...]

How Momentum Is Growing To Tax The Rich And Reduce Inequality

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

In the middle of the last century, there was a large and secure working class. Then, changes to the tax structure distributed more and more of the wealth to the richest and hollowed out the [...]

WaPo’s ‘Hard-Line’ Stance Against Medicare For All

By Michael Corcoran, FAIR.org. -

The phrase “hard-line,” as commonly used in the Washington Post, is almost always a pejorative. Often it references official enemy states like Iran (5/4/18, 5/9/18) or North Korea (1/18/19). In a [...]

How Democrats Are Blocking Progressives And What To Do About It

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Progressives have been trying in earnest to make the Democratic Party move to the left and adopt their agenda since Senator Bernie Sanders started running for president in 2015. Like the many who [...]

Zionist Democrats Blocking Congressional Delegation To Palestine

By Bryant Harris, Al-Monitor. -

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., is the first Palestinian American woman to serve in Congress. She’s also one of Congress’ first two female Muslim lawmakers. As such, Tlaib wants to take the fight [...]

Congress Finds Its War Powers And Weaknesses

By Staff, Davidswanson.org -

It’s possible that the U.S. Congress will for the first time use the War Powers Resolution of 1973 to end a war — the one on Yemen. This would be wonderful. There are some caveats. The bill now [...]

Urge Congresswoman Jayapal To Strengthen Health Bill

By Health Over Profit for Everyone, HealthOverProfit.org. -

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, more than 500 single payer supporters, both individuals and organizations, sent a letter to Congresswoman Jayapal urging her to make three improvements to the health [...]

Indigenous Leaders Support A Green New Deal

By Kelsey Hill, Lakota Law Project. -

True environmental and historical justice necessitates that new climate policy not only ensure heavy investment in green jobs and infrastructure for Indigenous communities, but that it directly [...]

New Congress Will Hold Historic Hearings On Expanding Social Security And Medicare

By Nancy Altman, Forbes.com -

The 116th U.S. Congress is already historic. It reflects the diversity of our country better than any previous Congress, with the highest numbers of women and people of color in history. Nancy [...]

The New Congress Needs To Create A Green Planet At Peace

By Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater, Worldbeyondwar.org -

A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their numbers in [...]