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LONG Time Coming - Rep. Adam Schiff to Intro Bill to Sunset 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force
There can be no doubt that the AUMF signed by George W. Bush in 2001 has fundamentally changed America... for the worse -- in many profoundly ugly ways.
House Appropriations Committee Passes Bill Requiring Monthly Reports on VA Claims Backlog
Congresswoman Barbara Lee placed language to provide more detailed reports on the claims backlog affecting veterans in the FY2014 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill.
David Glover, 60, OCCUR's Champion for Economic Justice
David Glover, the executive director of OCCUR brought renewal to every neighborhood in Oakland because he taught neighborhood leaders the skills to become advocates for equity and improvement.
Thu May 23, 2013
The Huffington Post
Barbara Lee: Pulling Rank: Women Lead the Charge against Military Sexual Assault
Out of great challenges come even greater opportunities to lead. The recent survey revealing 26,000 military members experienced unwanted sexual contact last year is one tragic example of this truth.
Fri May 17, 2013
Latest Conservative Atrocity: Farm Bill That Leaves Americans Starving
In the latest round of atrocities committed by conservatives, Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee sent to the House floor a farm bill on Wednesday that offers little food for families while dishing out corporate subsides.
Mon May 13, 2013
Highlights: Feds sue Fla. Senate president's former company over...
The Associated Press/Washington Post : Florida Senate President's Former Hospice Company Sued By Feds For Alleged Medicare Fraud Department of Justice is suing the hospice company founded by Florida's Senate president, accusing it of submitting tens of millions of dollars in fraudulent Medicare claims for more than a decade, including while Don ... (more)
Sun May 12, 2013
Eni represents Pac Islanders for APA month
Congressman Faleomavaega, along with fellow members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and House Democratic Leadership, celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and offered remarks to an audience of over 400 APA community leaders at the Annual CAPAC Ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013.
Fri May 10, 2013
GMO Labeling Effort Reaches Washington
For months we've been writing about state efforts to label genetically modified organisms .
Mother's Day: Political Moms Mobilize For Climate Change
It hasn't been a great week for moving the American environmental agenda forward.
Congresswomen Barbara Lee and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen this week introduced H.R. 1843, the Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal HIV Discrimination Act.
Thu May 09, 2013
Temple City Tribune
Nurses welcome introduction of house bill to set safe RN-to-patient staffing ratios in every hospital
National Nurses United, the nation's largest organization of nurses, today greeted the re-introduction of a bill in the House of Representatives by Rep.
What's Happenin'? 5.9.13
What's really unfortunate is that this was not streamed or covered by C-SPAN. I'm wondering if there is any video at all.
Wed May 08, 2013
Berkeley dispensary leaders vow to fight federal forfeiture lawsuit
Representatives of a Berkeley medical marijuana dispensary vowed Wednesday to fight a property forfeiture lawsuit filed by federal prosecutors last week.
San Jose Mercury News
Barbara Lee bill would push states to roll back criminal HIV laws
California and other states would be pressured to amend or repeal criminal laws that single out HIV-positive people under a bipartisan bill co-authored and introduced this week by Rep.
The Huffington Post
Rich Rubino: Congressional Contrarians Pay a Political Price for...
Throughout American history there have been many instances of resolutions passing the U.S. Congress almost unanimously but for a few dissenting votes, occasionally even a single vote.
Lawmakers should try simplicity
When our high school freshman recently began tackling Homer's "The Odyssey," something struck me about the Senate 's "Gang of Eight" amnesty legislation.
Tue May 07, 2013
Barbara Lee and Dick Durbin's 'nobody-could-have-known' defense | Glenn Greenwald
Congresswoman Barbara Lee, speaking on the House floor on September 14, 2001, in opposition to the AUMF.
Sun May 05, 2013
Joe Biden: "And then there's a snake in the bed" - 6 dumb things said
Officials ruled that the gesture violated a state scholastic rule against excessive celebration.
Fri May 03, 2013
Obama's czar pick snagged in Castro love fest
President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency went on a trip to Cuba in 2009 aimed at opening relations with the communist nation, WND has learned.