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Congress Does Bare Minimum To Avoid Shutdown, Ends Session To Hit Campaign Trail

via AP, Los Angeles Times The Senate closed the Capitol on Saturday after sending President Obama a spending bill that will make sure the government won’t shut down Oct. 1, the start of the new budget year. The measure passed early Saturday by a 62-30 vote — and then lawmakers skipped out of town to … Continue reading

Why Congress Has No Date For The Prom

via Gail Collins, The New York Times I am shocked to report that Congress, the beating heart of American democracy, is unpopular. Not unpopular like a shy kid in junior high. Unpopular like the Ebola virus, or zombies. Held in near-universal contempt, like TV shows about hoarders with dead cats in their kitchens. Or people … Continue reading

The National Defense Authorization Act Is The Greatest Threat To Civil Liberties Americans Face

via E.D. Kain, Forbes If Obama does one thing for the remainder of his presidency let it be a veto of the National Defense Authorization Act – a law recently passed by the Senate currently which would place domestic terror investigations and interrogations into the hands of the military and which would open the door … Continue reading

Indefinite Military Detention of U.S. Citizens Not Blocked By The Senate For The Second Time

via Michael McAuliff, The Huffington Post The Senate on Thursday blocked a second attempt to spare U.S. citizens from potential indefinite military detentions and was set to vote on a third effort to do the same later in the day. Under a provision of the mammoth defense authorization bill, the military would be granted the … Continue reading

Moody’s Economist Says GOP Jobs Bill Would ‘Likely Push The Economy Back Into Recession’

via Marie Diamond, ThinkProgress Yesterday, Senate Republicans unveiled their much-hyped alternative to President Obama’s jobs plan. The “Jobs Through Growth Act” is heavy on Republicans’ favorite policies like cutting corporate taxes and reducing regulation, but light on details. Nevertheless, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) declared that it would create 5 million jobs. Moody’s Analytics estimated that … Continue reading

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