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Two thoughts from Sinclair and Hightower

Upton Sinclair said in 1935:

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” 249 more words

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Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 12-15-14: Recent and Upcoming Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes Fiscal 2015 Omnibus Appropriations – Motion to Concur – Vote Agreed to (56-40, 4 Not Voting)
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Funding Bill Passes; Wall Street Wins; "Kind of Compromise" Obama Loves

‘This bill allows too-big-to-fail banks to make the same risky bets on derivatives that led to the largest taxpayer bailout in history and nearly destroyed the economy,’ argued Bernie Sanders… 1,026 more words


Buried Within Omnibus Bill, a 'Long-Term Blank Check for War Spending'

Analysts warn that “emergency” war spending fund, which was supposed to be temporary, has become permanent fixture that inflates Pentagon’s budget

by Sarah Lazare
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Perlmutter Watch 12-8-14: Recent Votes

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Recent House Votes Executive Action on Immigration – Passage – Vote Passed (219-197, 3 Present, 15 Not Voting)
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Rep. Lois Frankel: Why I voted against Defense Authorization Act

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel,D-West Palm Beach, said she voted against the National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday because there had been no debate the authority of the president to conduct a war in Iraq and Syria. 309 more words

Lois Frankel

Two sides 'laying down arms'

The current Congress hasn’t distinguished itself in many positive aspects.

It has a chance in its waning days, though, to recover at least a smidgen of the esteem it has squandered with the American public. 202 more words

Barack Obama