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GOP senator warns of violence after immigration order

November 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/11/19/usa-today-capital-download-with-tom-coburn/19263969/

Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn warns there could be not only a political firestorm but acts of civil disobedience and even violence in reaction to President Obama's executive order on immigration Thursday. "The country's going to go nuts, you could see anarchy.

‘Diabolical & absurd’: Outrage as Save the Children gives Tony Blair Global Legacy Award

November 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/uk/207387-blair-award-sparks-outrage/

A decision by UK charity Save the Children to give Tony Blair its annual Global Legacy Award has unleashed a torrent of criticism highlighting the former PM’s role in Britain’s 2003 Iraq war and his controversial business dealings in the Middle East.

All major TV networks snub Obama's immigration address

November 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/207419-networks-immigration-address-obama/

ABC, CBS, and NBC rejected pleas made Wednesday by the White House to air the speech, scheduled for 8 pm ET, in which Obama planned to discuss his unilateral plan for immigration reform that will include temporary reprieve from deportation for as much as 5 million additional undocumented immigrants.

Bryan Fischer: ‘Freedom of Religion’ in US is only a choice of which Christian church to join

November 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/bryan-fischer-freedom-of-religion-in-us-is-only-a-choice-of-which-christian-church-to-join/

Conservative Christian pastor Bryan Fischer declared in a column for RenewAmerica.com that the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of freedom of religion must only apply to Christianity, otherwise, Satanism will have to be recognized as an official religion.

Republican governors tell Congress: Don’t shut government down over immigration

November 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/republican-governors-tell-congress-dont-shut-government-down-over-immigration/

Republican governors Wednesday warned fellow conservatives in Washington against shutting down the U.S. government in response to President Barack Obama’s expected move to ease immigration policy.

US government, corporations preparing new offensive against workers’ pensions

November 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

The release of the annual report of the US Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is being seized upon by the media and politicians of both parties to press for a new round of devastating cuts to pension benefits for tens of millions of retired industrial and other private-sector workers.

Democratic senator says US 'headed in the wrong direction'

November 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/11/19/386705/us-headed-in-wrong-direction/

Elizabeth Warren, former Harvard Law School professor, influential Democratic senator: United States headed in wrong direction, called on fellow Democrats to do more for working class people, Democratic Party lost sight of its priorities in recent years, long way to go before Democrats can say we’re working for America’s people. Slammed Republicans on education, job creation, economic policies.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: We’re ‘ennobling’ poor people by cutting off food stamps

November 18th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/indiana-gov-mike-pence-were-ennobling-poor-people-by-cutting-off-food-stamps/

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R): new policy that could cut off food stamps for thousands of people in his state would be “ennobling” for poor people. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration: would no longer request waiver to federal work requirement for certain people who use SNAP program. 65,000 single could lose food stamp benefits unless they are working 20 hours a week or attending job training.

Kissinger Warns "We Need A New World Order"; Ukraine Should Forget Crimea & NATO

November 18th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-11-18/kissinger-warns-we-need-new-world-order-ukraine-should-forget-crimea-nato

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger: urgent need for a new world order, "Nobody in the West offered concrete program to restore Crimea," "Nobody is willing to fight over eastern Ukraine." "We have to remember Russia an important part of the international system, useful in solving all sorts of other crises.

Kissinger Says West to Blame for Ukraine Crisis

November 18th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://russia-insider.com/en/2014/11/18/05-59-12pm/kissinger

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger:“The annexation of Crimea was not a move toward global conquest, doesn’t make any sense a week after the close of the Olympics, Putin would take Crimea and start a war over Ukraine. resumption of the Cold War would be historic tragedy. Ifconflict is avoidable, one should try to avoid it. Russia is an important part of the international system.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Accepted Campaign Contributions From Financial Firms Managing City Pension Money

November 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Chicago_Mayor_Rahm_Emanuel_Accepted_Campaign_Contributions_From_Financial_Firms_Managing_City_Pension_Money/39177/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Executives at investment firms that manage Chicago pension funds have since 2011 poured more than $600,000 in contributions into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign operation and political action committees (PACs) that support him, according to documents reviewed by International Business Times.

Lockheed Used Taxpayer Money to Lobby for more Taxpayer Money

November 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Lockheed_Used_Taxpayer_Money_to_Lobby_for_more_Taxpayer_Money/39193/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Lockheed Martin for years running one of the government’s most important nuclear research facilities, Sandia National Laboratories. Five years ago, its contract with Department of Energy (DOE) was coming to an end, Lockheed Martin started to lobby to win extension using money paid by DOE for Lockheed Martin to run Sandia. Contractors forbidden from using taxpayer money to lobby for more contracting work. Lockheed Martin did it anyway.

West-Russia row rearing ugly head at G20 summit - Video

November 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/11/15/386187/westrussia-row-rearing-head-at-g20/

Friction between Russia and the West over the crisis in Ukraine is becoming more salient as the world’s strongest economies gather in Australia to talk international economic development.

Leave DC alone: Republican joins Democrats, residents in support of marijuana law

November 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/205755-washington-dc-congress-legal-marijuana/

Republican, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher; California: Wake up and see where the American people are, fundamental principles are individual liberty, limited government, which Republicans have always talked about, doctor-patient relationship, states’ rights and the 10th Amendment." Appealed to Republican colleagues to rethink their approach to marijuana laws; “things have really changed in Washington.

Walmart workers plan Black Friday protests at 1,600 stores

November 14th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/walmart-workers-plan-black-friday-protests-at-1600-stores/

Labor group, Our Walmart, planning protests at 1,600 Walmart stores nationwide for higher wages on Black Friday, the day after the Thanksgiving holiday, biggest shopping day of the year in the United States. Police arrested 23 at Los Angeles-area Walmart protesting low wages.

Putin to arrive in Australia for G20 summit

November 14th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/759648

Russian President Vladimir Putin will on Friday complete his working visit to Russia's Far Eastern Federal District and arrive in Australian city of Brisbane to attend the G20 summit. During his visit, Putin is scheduled to hold a meeting with the leaders of BRICS, as well as working contacts with French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Switzerland joins latest EU sanctions on Russia

November 12th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/759379

Switzerland has signed up to the latest package of the European Union's sanctions against Russia imposed in September over the crisis in Ukraine.

Duma approves tougher GMO labeling rules

November 12th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/204851-russia-duma-gmo-fines/

The Russian Lower House has passed the first reading of a bill that introduces fines for businesses which sell products containing genetically modified organisms (GMO) without warning customers on the packaging.

Obama says FCC should reclassify internet as a utility

November 11th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025796321

President Obama has come out in support of reclassifying internet service as a utility, a move that would allow the Federal Communications Commission to enforce more robust regulations and protect net neutrality. Obama: "To put these protections in place, I'm asking the FCC to reclassifying internet service under Title II of a law known as the Telecommunications Act."

Bwaaahaaahaahaa!!! Cable companies 'stunned' by Obama's 'extreme' net neutrality proposals

November 11th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025797352

America’s major telecoms and cable companies and business groups came out fighting on Monday after Barack Obama called for tough new regulations for broadband that would protect net neutrality, saying they were “stunned” by the president’s proposals.

Nationalists want Defense Ministry to create Russia’s own ‘Foreign Legion’

November 10th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/203939-russia-foreign-legion-military/

A Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker is proposing creating military units manned exclusively by foreigners to counter the threat from radical groups such as Islamic State in Central Asia.MP Roman Khudyakov: Foreign Legion have contract soldiers from 136 nations, not a single French citizen has to die in a war. Why should our soldiers die? We must answer modern day challenges of global security or terrorism.”

Obama urges FCC to reclassify internet amid net neutrality protests - Video

November 10th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/204083-obama-net-neutrality-statement/

President Obama: Federal Communications Commission should “implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality.” No service should be stuck in a 'slow lane' because it does not pay a fee. That kind of gatekeeping would undermine the level playing field essential to the Internet’s growth."

Nearly 81% of Catalans say yes-yes to independence vote - Video

November 9th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/11/10/385421/over-80-want-catalonia-independent/

A vast majority of people in Catalonia have voted for secession in the region’s referendum for independence amid oppositions from the Spanish government.

Scott Walker wants jobless, food stamp recipients to face drug tests

November 9th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014940257

Wisconsin could have one of the nation’s most sweeping drug-testing requirements for those receiving public benefits if the proposal by Gov. Scott Walker to test those who apply for unemployment checks and food stamps becomes law.

Britain slammed for arms sales - Video

November 8th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/11/09/385302/britain-slammed-for-arms-sales/

A former British defense secretary has slammed the UK’s arms sales to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, saying they are using British weapons to suppress civilians. According to recent figures, the British government sold over 95 million dollars (60 million pounds) worth of arms to these countries in 2014.

The bullying of Hungary – the country that dared to disobey the US and EU

November 7th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/op-edge/203151-hungary-independent-politics-west/

Refusal of Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his ruling Fidesz party to join the new US and EU Cold War against Russia,has seen the Hungarian parliament approving a law to build the South Stream gas pipe policies Fidesz adopted against largely foreign owned banks and energy companies, met with angry response from Washington and Brussels.

UK claims victory in EU budget row

November 7th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/07/385141/uk-claims-victory-in-eu-budget-row/

London has claimed victory in its row with the European Union over a €2.1 billion budget contribution, saying it has been able to reduce and delay the surcharge. UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne: "We have halved the bill, we have delayed the bill, we will pay no interest on the bill."

EU extends UK’s deadline to pay surcharge

November 7th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/07/385139/eu-extends-uks-deadline-to-pay-surcharge/

EU finance ministers have agreed to extend a deadline for Britain to pay its ?2.1 billion surcharge after London refused to pay before 1 December. EU demanded Britain pay the surcharge based on a recalculation of its budgets over several years.

Merde! Protesting French farmers dump tons of manure at govt buildings (VIDEO)

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/202783-france-farmer-protest-manure/#.VFt5B6hkHFc.facebook

Dumping some 100 tons of manure and rotten vegetables in Chartres was part of a wave of protest by French farmers, who are angry with overregulation, sluggish economy and lack of protectionism.

Catalan cops to stop vote if ordered: security chief

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/catalan-cops-to-stop-vote-if-ordered-security-chief/

Catalan interior chief Ramón Espadaler,leading member of the government led by breakaway president Artur Mas, said that the region’s Mossos d’Esquadra police force would have to obey orders and prevent vote on Catalonia’s independence from Spain, scheduled to take place on Sunday.

Detroit auctions city assets for pennies on the dollar

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/06/detr-n06.html

As part of the largest municipal bankruptcy in history, the city has turned over nearly 500 vehicles and other pieces of city infrastructure, the vast majority of them in completely functional condition, for auction to the highest bidder.

Minimum wage increase passes in five states

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/06/wage-n06.html

Voters approved increases in the minimum wage in five states and city of San Francisco, same voters elected Republicans to US Senate seats, although the Republican Party blocked any increase in the federal minimum wage. Alaska, voters approved increase in minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9.75 an hour by 2016.

California County Quietly Votes For Independence From State and Federal Laws

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/California_County_Quietly_Votes_For_Independence_From_State_and_Federal_Laws/38977/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Yesterday, by a significant margin, Mendocino County became the first county in California, and the second county in the country to pass into law a very powerful local ordinance that declares local self-governing rights in their communities over state and federal jurisdiction. Over 67% of the votes cast were in favor of the measure.

With Election Out of the Way, Obama Turns to Congress for War Authorization

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/With_Election_Out_of_the_Way%2C_Obama_Turns_to_Congress_for_War_Authorization/38996/0/38/38/Y/M.html

With this year's election now over and lawmakers relieved of the pressure that coincides with daily interaction with constituents, President Obama announced that he would ask Congress to give him approval he needs to continue, and expand, multi-front war against the militant group known as ISIS.

EU foreign policy chief slams east Ukraine elections as ‘illegal’ - EU foreign policy chief slams east Ukraine elections as ‘illegal’ Video

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/06/385043/eu-raps-illegal-elections-in-e-ukraine/

European Union's newly-appointed foreign policy chief has condemned recent elections in Ukraine’s eastern regions as “illegal and illegitimate.” In a press conference with Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna in Warsaw on Thursday, Federica Mogherini said the EU will not recognize the leadership elections, which were held inDonetsk and Lugansk regions last week.

GMO Labeling: Colorado Voters Reject Food Measure; Maui Voters Approve

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/11/05/361586991/gmo-labeling-colorado-voters-reject-food-measure-maui-voters-approve

Colorado; Proposition 105, to compel companies to label foods that contain genetically modified ingredients defeated by 2-1 margin Tuesday. Oregon voters also considered a measure, still too close to call. Hawaii, Maui County voters decided to temporarily ban genetically engineered crops.

Guam Medical Marijuana Initiative Headed for Victory, Becomes First U.S. Territory to Approve Medical Marijuana

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/2014/11/guam-medical-marijuana-initiative-headed-victory-becomes-first-us-territory-approve-med

Crucial Election for Drug Policy Reform, as Voters in Oregon, Alaska, D.C., Florida, California, New Mexico, New Jersey and Elsewhere Vote on Marijuana Legalization, Sentencing Reform and Other Issues.

Republicans take control of US Senate, ousting Democrats in midterms

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/202339-republicans-control-senate-elections/

Republicans have gained control of the United States Senate for the first time since 2006, wresting victories from Democrats as midterm voters expressed frustration with President Barack Obama and the White House.

Voters legalize recreational pot in Oregon

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Voters_legalize_recreational_pot_in_Oregon/38959/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Oregonians 21 and older will be able to possess and smoke marijuana starting July 1 of 2015, able to carry one ounce legally, have eight ounces at home, allowed to grow up four plants for personal use.

Oregon TV Station Launches Major Ad to Block Surging Pro Marijuana Vote - Video

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/oregon-tv-station-cops-free-ad-sway-voters-legalizing-pot/

Two important items will be appearing on Oregon voting ballots. Up for a vote are important GMO banning and restriction initiatives, as well as Measure 91,which would legalize marijuana in the state. Colorado and Washington are enjoying record tax-profits from the legalization of marijuana.

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