7 min ago
Mark Shields: America Needs a Serious, Honest Debate About War
Our country in September 2014 needs an open, serious and honest public debate so that this time we can make an informed decision on whether to once again send Americans into war in Iraq.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Northern Virginia Daily
Mark Shields: Needed: An Honest Debate on War
Our country in September 2014 needs an open, serious and honest public debate so that this time, we can make an informed decision on whether to once again send Americans into war in Iraq.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
The Miami Herald
Lawmakers urge Boehner to allow vote on war authorization for growing military force in Iraq
The House of Representatives should debate and vote on whether to authorize expanded military force in Iraq, U.S. Reps.
Pelosi says no need for Iraq vote - yet
Rep. Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on GOP leaders to launch a floor debate on the Obama administration's use of force against Islamic militants in Iraq.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Why 2014 Is the Year to Demand Medicaid-Funded Abortions
On a sunny Wednesday afternoon in August, the All Above All tour bus parked in a busy plaza in the heart of downtown Oakland, California.
Syria: The Latest Installment in America's Fickle, Dysfunctional Foreign Policy
A year ago, President Obama said he would seek Congressional authorization before striking Syria.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Dear President Obama: What Happens after Ferguson?
Celebrities, pols, business, faith, and nonprofit leaders say the President and DOJ must adopt community centered policing strategies and end police militarization NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 -- In an open letter, leaders from academia, business, the arts, labor, faith communities, and other local and national leaders are urging President Obama and the ... (more)
California Courier Online, August 28, 2014
The California Courier Online, August 28, 2014 1 - Commentary Justice Dept. Files Reveal Activities Of Firms Lobbying for Turkey By Harut Sassounian www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com 2 - World's Highest Wine Launch Takes Place on Mount Ararat 3 - USC Appoints New Faculty; Armenian Institute Director 4 - Aram Saroyan to Keynote October 11 Luncheon of St.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Crooks and Liars
Stop Militarizing Local Police Departments
When Alan Grayson brought up an Amendment to stop funding the extreme militarization of local police departments, the Republican House leadership flipped out and ordered it killed.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Sunset an Authorization for the Use of Force in Iraq
Judging from press reports, when Congress returns from its August recess in early September, the United States military will have been bombing "Islamic State" fighters in Iraq for a month, with a broader set of missions than originally advertised, and with plans to continue bombing for months .
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Pro Report: Hagel says ISIL 'beyond anything that we've seen' -...
BREAKING: HAGEL SAYS ISIL 'BEYOND ANYTHING THAT WE'VE SEEN': Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant poses a greater terrorism threat than Al Qaeda, and is as sophisticated and well-funded as any previous terror group.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Action could boost Iraq vote pressure
The rising numbers of U.S. airstrikes and troops deploying to Iraq could increase pressure on a Congress that has so far been reluctant to hold a vote on military action there.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Contra Costa Times
Alameda: Women-led institute receives $900k grant
The National Science Foundation has awarded approximately $900,000 to an Alameda-based organization that works to boost enrollment and retention of women in science, technology and math programs at community colleges nationwide.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Protest Barbara Lee's Silence On Israeli US Crimes In Gaza
Congress Women Barbara Lee by her silence about the Israeli-US genocide in Gaza is complicit in this slaughter.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Military Revises 'Racially Biased' Hairstyle Rules
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that the military will allow female service members to have a wider range of hairstyles after the services came under fire for using derogatory language and banning many styles that are popular with African-American women.
Cybercast News Service
Dems: Obama 'Should Come to Congress' If Iraq Situation Escalates
Two liberal Democrats on Tuesday said they support President Obama's limited air strikes in Iraq, but if things escalate, they agreed that Obama "should come to Congress."
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Department of Commerce
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Shares Economic Development Opportunities in California
Last year, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker unveiled the Commerce Department's "Open for Business Agenda," a bold policy agenda focused on boosting trade and investment, supporting innovation and entrepreneurship, and unleashing more government data.
Nancy Pelosi: No 'boots on the ground' in Iraq
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi prepares to leave after speaking at a press conference on Middle Class Jumpstart on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif.
Cybercast News Service
Five Democrats Join Bus Tour to Repeal Ban on Federal Funding of Abortion CNS
At least five House Democrats are participating in a nationwide "Be Bold Road Trip" this month in an effort to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prevents the federal government from directly subsidizing abortions.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Congress Needs to Assert Checks and Balances on Any New Iraq Mission
It is not a lack of sympathy with the historic and current circumstance of Iraq's religious minorities - or of other persecuted peoples in that traumatized country - that leads some of the most humane and responsible members of Congress to say that President Obama must seek approval from the House and Senate before committing the United States ... (more)