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When Does Giving Thanks to U.S. Senators Lead to Arrest?

November 27, 2014

by Tria Andrews

November is Native American Heritage Month, a nationally designated time in the U.S. for honoring Native peoples and encouraging them to share their cultural practices and understandings. 1,178 more words

Ann-erika White Bird

Bennet, Udall, and Perlmutter Watch 11-24-14: Recent Votes

From MegaVote at Congress.org:

Recent Senate Votes Keystone XL Pipeline – Passage – Vote Failed (59-41)
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Iran nuclear talks extended, so Congress might turn up the heat

by Howard LaFranchi
November 24, 2014

The extension of Iran nuclear talks into next summer – with the broad outlines of a deal to be reached in principal by March – would seem to put off any confrontation with Iran well into 2015.
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Israel & Middle East

Hagel was 'up to the job'

Chuck Hagel’s departure today as secretary of defense has the look of a forced resignation.

It now appears, at least to me, that Hagel was the one who forced the issue. 294 more words

Barack Obama

Hagel bids awkward adieu at Defense

Talk about an awkward moment.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned today amid media reports that he was forced out by the White House that reportedly was unhappy with the way he communicated foreign policy strategy. 311 more words

Barack Obama

US Senate Blocks any Limit to NSA Spying on Phone Calls

‘The US Senate blocked action Tuesday on a bill that would have imposed only minor limitations on a National Security Agency program that collects records of the phone calls of every American. 121 more words


Senate Republicans are getting ready to declare war on patent trolls

By: Timothy B. Lee

Republicans are about to take control of the US Senate. And when they do, one of the big items on their agenda will be the fight against patent trolls.In a Wednesday speech on the Senate floor, Sen. 887 more words