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Berkeley Daily Planet
Must Barbara Lee Always Speak for Me?
On Saturday I went to the party for Congresswoman Barbara Lee's birthday, held for the first time in Alameda, which is now part of her district.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
The Washington Post
TV listings: Friday, August 1, 2014
SERIES PREMIERE: The CW's second magic series of the season, "Masters of Illusion" , showcases today's top magicians, mentalists and escape artists with Jan Rouven, Michael Finney, Nathan Burton and more exhibiting their talents in the 30-minute opener.
Prominent black Cuban dissident asks the Congressional Black Caucus...
Cuban dissident Yris Tamara Perez Aguilera personifies courage. The petite Afro-Cuban dissident has suffered beatings, imprisonment and sexual harassment at the hands of Raul Castro's goons in Cuba.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Federal contract workers protest for seat at the table
More than 100 federal contract workers and their families protested in front of Union Station, Tuesday, telling morning commuters, Congress and the president they want the right to unionize.
Ryan White's mother, others urge Congress to continue AIDS programs
Jeanne White-Ginder, the mother of Ryan White, the Indiana teenager who became an internationally recognized advocate for people with AIDS until his death in 1990, urged Congress this week to continue funding the AIDS program that bears her son's name.
The Orlando Sentinel
Ralph Nader, Douglas Brinkley visit Bill Maher
Political activist Ralph Nader will be the top-of-show guest this week on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher ."
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Dem Rep to Illegal Minors: 'I Felt Ashamed' of America
Tuesday at the Congressional Progressive Caucus' Ad-Hoc Hearing on the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border, Rep. Barbara Lee said she "felt ashamed" her country has handled the influx of illegal immigrant children After hearing the stories of several children who made the journey alone across several ... (more)
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Center for Economic and Policy Research
US Congress Passes Aid Accountability Legislation as Local Procurement Falls in Haiti
More than four-and-a-half years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the U.S. Congress passed legislation on Friday demanding greater accountability and transparency in U.S. relief and reconstruction efforts.
"I like sardines so this was a good dinner."
Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland , Rep. Tim Ryan , Rep. Jan Schakowsky , and Rep. Barbara Lee are among those have been participating in the Live the Wage Challenge , posting on social media about their experiences.
Obama requests Iraq AUMF be repealed
The situation in Iraq grows more perilous by the day. The nation seems of the verge of dissolving into now only warring ethnic enclaves but warring ethnic enclave engaged in their own civil war.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Press Release: Haiti Aid Reform Bill "Will Be a Step in the Right...
New legislation passed by Congress to provide increased oversight of USAID activities in Haiti will be "a significant step in the right direction," Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-Director Mark Weisbrot said today.
Resolution Against New Iraq War Passes House in Landslide
The House on Friday overwhelmingly passed a symbolic resolution that calls for the executive branch to attain explicit approval from Congress before deploying troops to Iraq in a "sustained combat role," in what peace campaigners are heralding as an important milestone in efforts to prevent a new war.
The Raw Story
House votes to bar Obama from sending troops to Iraq without authorization
The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Friday for a resolution that would bar President Barack Obama from sending U.S. troops for any "sustained combat role" in Iraq without congressional authorization.
Black Voice News
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Announces $900K STEM Grant
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced Alameda-based Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science will receive a $899,841grant from the National Science Foundation to increase enrollment and retention of women in community college STEM courses.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
U.S. Republican Paul Ryan wants choice in delivering aid to poor
Aiming to shake up the debate over fighting poverty, Republican Representative Paul Ryan on Thursday called for charities, community groups and even for-profit firms to compete with government in spending taxpayer money to aid the poor.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Mixed Messages of Nancy Pelosi
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi opposed ending bulk collection of telephone records by the NSA in 2013, and in 2014 tells President Obama that no Congressional approval is needed in order to take action in Iraq.
East Bay Express
For Politicians in Close Races, It Pays to Stand Up for Patients
This week, former California Assembly leader John Perez conceded the race for State Controller to Board of Equalization member Betty Yee.
Takano introduces Social Security fix for gay couples
A gay California Democrat introduced in the U.S. House on Wednesday legislation that would ensure married gay couples would be able to receive Social Security benefits wherever they live in the United States.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Cybercast News Service
Iraq's Ambassador Urges U.S. to Launch Airstrikes Against - Evil' ISISCNS
Iraq's ambassador to Washington urged the U.S. on Monday to launch air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters, making the appeal at a time when some lawmakers from both parties are pushing in the opposite direction.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Eni represents Pac Islanders for...
Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin with APA community leaders Sefa Aina from Los Angeles, Congressman Eni, James Letoa of Sacramento, and Hugo Stanley from Oakley,CA.