The bill would amend laws to bar U.S. persons from supporting boycotts against Israel, and it would broaden the law to include penalties for simply requesting information about such boycotts. Violations would be subject to a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison.
We are entering into the silly season of the 2018 elections – a Season so silly that Congress is actually thinking about debating whether U.S. troops should be sent off to frivolous wars. Imagine that!
James T. Hodgkinson, living in his van in the DC area for a couple of months, could easily have been targeted, captured, and brainwashed…
Ann Diener – Today you are less free. You were told corporations needed to see your “internet habits,” so they could make money selling your private life to potential advertisers.
Editor’s note: Ali was dragged out of line, where he was accompanied by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz mind you, to be “leaned on” because he met with congress. This was not the FBI who knows better but DHS, who have always operated outside the law anyway. The “bite in the a%” is going to be […]
UPDATE: The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office confirms Pruitt used private email for state business Editor’s note: Scott Pruitt, former Attorney General of Oklahoma has always had a lot to hide. As a toady to the oil and gas industry, Pruitt has stomped on the rights of the citizens of Oklahoma his entire career, cozying up […]
While some suggested that Trump’s speech was more “optimistic” than usual, the U.S. president stayed true to his fear mongering “alternative facts.”
Gordon Duff – Trump had me charmed, the best act thus far, until he started hiding behind the skirts of a gold star wife. This crossed the line.
Only the insane and the few who profit from their manufacture actually want to see a world with more nuclear weapons. The nuclear arsenals of the world already contain more than enough warheads to wipe out life as we know it.
The House of Representatives wants to cut the Pentagon’s military-to-military cooperation with Russia. The provisions included in a $618.7 billion defense budget bill impose strict conditions for the US military on working with its Russian counterparts. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets policy for the Department of Defense for the next year, has been […]
The sense of deja-vu is very strong when reading this story, it is exactly the same ploy that the Reagan regime used in Afghanistan in the 1980s when they equipped the Mujahideen with Stinger missiles which were then used to shoot down Russian and Afghani aircraft.
Who knows, maybe one day, we will have a Congress and presidential candidates who will represent not only the very rich, but the very poor and the middle class. America’s problem is not the presidency but Congress, and that is where the reform must take place.
Donald Trump’s obscene words about women, revealed in the tape published by the Washington Post on Friday, might have doomed his presidency and obliterated Netanyahu’s Evangelical-based, Republican-first strategy in the process.
Anyone who believes that Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton will make a material difference to the future of the nation is a stupid fool. It is the Congress that has the real power to reshape the nation and its future. The Speaker of the House, while not enjoying the privileges of Air Force One and the trappings of the Presidency, is the most powerful man in Washington.
Americans’ approval of the US Congress remains low at 18 percent, a monthly Gallup poll taken August 3-7 shows. Editor’s note: Just a note on how internet Trump/Trolldom is divorced from reality. I can’t wait for the assholes to start pissing blood in the comment boards over this one. Good luck with that.g Americans’ […]
Jim W. Dean – This story is a tempest in a teapot for two reasons. Russia can do just fine with the US locking itself out of the Russian market. Plus, presidents have a wide hand when it comes to foreign policy.
A joint task force has determined that defense intelligence appraisals provided by US Central Command systematically provided a distorted “rosy” picture, in stark contrast to battlefield realities, in order to create the false appearance that the US strategy in Syria and Iraq was succeeding. On Thursday, a congressional joint task force (JTF) investigating allegations of intelligence […]
There is some evidence that Getty has been copyrighting photos taken from YouTube screen prints, Department of Defense photos and NASA offical public relations materials as well.
Pending legislation in the US House of Representatives that ostensibly requires food companies to disclose the presence of genetically engineered ingredients will do exactly the opposite by masking the use of gene splicing at the point of sale, Food and Water Watch Assistant Director Patty Lovera told Sputnik.
The Senate war over Russian rocket engines appears to be over, as lawmakers have agreed that an all-out boycott benefits no one.
Jim W. Dean – The replacement for the Iranian nuclear weapons hoax is rolling out as I had predicted. Russia won that prize, with NATO moving up to its borders with forces on hand, knowing that Russia would have to counter, and that being claimed as “aggression”.
The US has almost no welfare system; the schools and other public services are struggling to make ends meet and millions are unemployed. However, the govt has no problem spending hundred of millions on misguided meddling in foreign affairs. Clearly the US govt is putting BS ‘security’ concerns ahead of the needs of it’s own […]
Last Sunday, the lower house of the Brazilian Congress, the House of Representatives (Câmara dos Deputados, or Chamber of Deputies), decided by 367 votes in favor and 137 against, to initiate impeachment proceedings against the democratically elected President Dilma Rousseff, against whom there is not one shred of criminal evidence.
VA is looking for congressional action on more than 100 legislative proposals, and 40 of them are new this year. Perhaps most notably, the department is looking for help to fix the Veterans Choice Program, which both Congress and the VA acknowledge is largely broken.
I am sure $50 billion destined to Israel as “fence mending” could do a great deal to mend fences with millions of Americans (exceeding the entire population of Israel) cheated out of their homes, cheated out of their pensions, cheated out of their jobs, cheated out of their dignity and self-respect by the White House […]
It’s time to clean the Traitors out of the US Congress.
Jim W. Dean – The AIPAC crowd chose to do down with the Zionist ship and have gone very quiet now. When was the last time you heard them put out an invitation for one of their political lynchings?
Jim W. Dean – We may be seeing the long knives coming out between AIPAC, Bibi and the Likuds, over who will take the blame for their huge Iran defeat, when Israel was the the threat all along.
Sami Jamil Jadallah – Although reforming a corrupt, inept political process could not take place overnight or in a single election cycle, we as citizens and voters can change the entire political process within the next 10 years.
Jim W. Dean – I had been expecting the Zionists to put their US military wing on display so we could have a fresh list of names, and here are 200 opposing the Iran agreement using Netanyahu’s talking points.