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5 hrs ago | Cato Institute

The Islamic State Will Probably be Defeated, but It's Not Thanks to President Obama

The Islamic State has succeeded in terrifying the world with its vicious and very public strategy in Iraq and Syria. Sen. Dianne Feinstein insists that "the threat ISIS poses cannot be overstated," while Sen. James M. Inhofe , born before World War II, has extravagantly claimed that ISIS is "rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city" leaving us "in the most dangerous position we've ever been in."


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Terrorism, Opinion

6 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Likud's Elkin hopes to bring US-style parliamentary oversight of intel agencies

The Likud MK points out that, currently, only the head of the Shin Bet is required by law to appear before the Knesset Subcommittee on Intelligence, four times per year. The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee will increase its oversight on intelligence agencies, committee chairman Ze'ev Elkin announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Likud (Israel), US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Israel, World News, Middle East

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Of Arms and the Law

New York Times and assault weapons bans

"As busy as the gun lobby is in promoting macho myths about self-defense -- stand your ground and outshoot the bad guys -- it is no less dedicated to spinning myths for lawmakers to use as excuses to avoid enacting laws to deal with the shooting sprees that regularly afflict the nation.


Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Daily Kos

Street Prophets Moral Monday Coffee Hour: Share Your Political Activism

Circle the chairs and lets form a snake line. Today's ongoing topic is about Rev.


Related Topix: Activism, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, California, Liberal Political News

The Daily Caller

CIA Director John Brennan Refuses To Tell Congress Who Authorized Senate Spying

The CIA's ongoing defiance of congressional authority continued during a closed-door meeting last week after Director John Brennan refused to tell lawmakers who authorized the illegal surveillance of Senate Intelligence Committee computers, which were used to compile a report on the agency's interrogation practices. "I'm concerned there's disrespect towards the Congress," Senate Armed Services Committee chairman and Michigan Democrat Carl Levin said in a McClatchy report .


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Carl Levin, Evan Bayh, Conservative Political News

Sun Sep 14, 2014

LA Daily News

Tipoff: Mayor Eric Garcettia s full-court press on minimum wage

Mayor Eric Garcetti is pushing hard on his proposal to raise the minimum wage to $13.25 an hour within three years, launching a targeted website, and reaching out to other local cities to adopt a similar plan. Garcetti met with mayors from throughout Los Angeles County on Friday, urging them to work with him on the minimum wage plan to avoid any sniping or maneuvering to get businesses to move across the Los Angeles border.


Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Financial Markets, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Opinion

Dissident Voice

Autism, Chronic Fatigue, Imaginary Enemies - Global ADD & Entrepeneur Seig Heil

Famine, poverty and filth ruled the day . . . . And, hence, when you feed, clothe, pay people, and educate them to be critical of systems and governments and CEOs, and show them the connectivity of a global world and a local fabric, and when you show them species are us and the rest of the bio-kingdom, and when you show men and women, boys and girls that FIGHTING for something tied to the above principles is worthy, and when you show them, us, that breaking bad laws is our duty, and breaking and smashing regulations is our duty, and stopping the give-aways and corporate crimes is our duty, and that future generations of all in the bio-kingdom is our duty to protect, and when you continue this over and over, well, without consumer capitalism and corporate capitalism and buy and sell ethics and our commons free market capitalism, hmm, we might yet see a groundswell of activity away from ... (more)


Related Topix: Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Debbie Stabenow, Amy Klobuchar

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Editorial: The rich – and even richer – rule Congress

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, speaks at California Republican Party Convention in San Diego on August 21, 2010. Roll Call magazine issued its annual report of the 50 wealthiest members of the U.S. Congress last week, along with its companion list of the 10 poorest representatives .


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Representative David Valadao, Nancy Pelosi, US Senate, Dana Rohrabacher, Democrat, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Hill

Senators: Curbing NSA could help ISIS

Critics of a proposal to reform the National Security Agency say the rising threat of terrorism in the Middle East should give lawmakers pause as they consider harnessing the government's spy powers. The bill from Sen. Patrick Leahy would handicap American intelligence officials at a crucial moment, they say, and make it harder to track terrorists around the globe.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Senator Marco Rubio, Privacy

David Sarasohn: Surveillance reform should be on Congress' to-do list

As Congress moves through its brief September stopover on Capitol Hill, there's an impressive list of things it won't do. It won't act on immigration, it won't pass a transportation package, it won't make sure that the government can pay its bills.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, James R. Clapper, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Opinion

Russia Taday

NSA denies whistleblower Snowden 'raised concerns' in emails

In response to a Freedom of Information request, the NSA denies that its former NSA contractor-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden ever raised concerns in emails to colleagues to his colleagues over the agency's surveillance work. Interest in Edward Snowden's past email communications with his former NSA colleagues arose following an interview Snowden gave to NBC News in May, when he said he first raised "concerns" about the NSA's widespread surveillance programs, but was "more or less" told by his superiors to "stop asking questions."


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Fresno Bee

New sparks fly between CIA, Senate Intelligence Committee

The confrontation, which took place during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, came as the sides continue to spar over the report's public release, providing further proof of the unprecedented deterioration in relations between the CIA and Capitol Hill. After the meeting, several senators were so incensed at Brennan that they confirmed the row and all but accused the nation's top spy of defying Congress.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Martin Heinrich, Senator Martin Heinrich, Evan Bayh

My Mother Lode

Six Californias Ballot Measure

The initiative calling for California to be separated into six states failed to make the 2016 ballot. Its failure was due to signatures.


Related Topix: Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom McClintock, Democrat, California, California Government

Reason Magazine

3 Reasons to NOT Fight ISIS

War hawks such as Sen. Dianne Feinstein claim that "the threat ISIS poses cannot be overstated." That is itself an overstatement .


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

King Putt's' Islamic State of Denial

President Barack Hussein Obama's 'no-strategy strategy' in dealing with the Sen. Dianne Feinstein described "most vicious, well-funded, militant terrorist organization we have ever seen" turns out to be the name he publicly bestowed upon them from the State Floor of the White House last night: ISIL, -the name the Islamic State gave to itself-if only to show they already include Israel in their ambitious caliphate.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News


16 women senators write Goodell

Sixteen women senators are expected to send a letter Thursday asking the NFL to adopt a "real zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence that will ensure that this type of violence and abuse has no place" in the league. This comes after several senators, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , have called out the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Boxer, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Homeland pork

Nevada City, Calif. , a former gold rush camp in the Sierra foothills that's a frequent day trip destination for residents of Reno and Sacramento, is well-equipped to fight off al-Qaeda.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Owyhee, NV, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Ensign, Jim Gibbons, Elko County, NV

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Judge says U.S. doesna t have to reveal cost of Guantanamoa s secret Camp 7

A federal judge agreed Thursday that the Pentagon does not have to reveal how much was paid to build the crumbling, secret Camp 7 at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, rejecting a Miami Herald bid to make the number public. U.S. District Judge Berryl Howell in Washington, D.C., said that the document that contained the figure had been properly classified and denied a request from The Herald's Carol Rosenberg that it be made public.


Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

The Fresno Bee

Candidates for California elections chief tout experience

Republican Pete Peterson and Democrat Alex Padilla, the two candidates for California secretary of state, promised Thursday at a Sacramento forum to shake up a post that has been criticized for falling behind the times. Padilla, a Los Angeles state senator, and Peterson, the executive director of the Davenport Institute at Pepperdine University, topped an eight-candidate primary field to succeed Secretary of State Debra Bowen, a Democrat who is being forced out by term limits after two terms as the state's chief elections officer.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Pepperdine University, Jerry Brown, US Governors

On 9/11 anniversary, Capitol Hill gridlock blocks student-visa fix

Responding to a report that the U.S. has lost track of 58,000 foreign students holding expired visas, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley proposed legislation to tighten security. Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced the Student Visa Integrity Act to help reduce fraud and abuse in the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, which an immigration expert called "one of the sleepiest federal agencies in existence."


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Democrat, Senator Chuck Schumer