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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."
"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.
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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, www.lamayor.org/raisethewagela 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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
The initiative calling for California to be separated into six states failed to make the 2016 ballot. Its failure was due to signatures.
War hawks such as Sen. Dianne Feinstein claim that "the threat ISIS poses cannot be overstated." That is itself an overstatement .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:27 am
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