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Former Orange County Senator Mired in New Controversy (tags)

Dunn has been embroiled in separate controversies dealing with various not for profit entities, to wit, CaliforniaALL, Voice of OC, and UCI Foundation.

Emergency Senate spending bill approved $600M for Border protection (tags)

The new legislation if approved by the House and Senate committee's will include $176 million for 1,000 new border patrol agents to form a new and bigger task strike force to be deployed at critical choke points of the Mexican Drug Cartels smuggling corridors along the border and inland, that are used to bring drugs, undocumented immigrants and possible terrorist into this country.

EFCA on the ropes (tags)

Adam Turl reports on the bosses' backlash against the Employee Free Choice Act--and analyzes the shortcomings of organized labor's strategy.

BTL:Support Grows for Truth Commission or Prosecution of Bush Administration Law Breakers (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary

Jeremy Scahill: 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House (tags)

U.S. policy is not about one individual, and no matter how much faith people place in President-elect Barack Obama, the policies he enacts will be fruit of a tree with many roots. Among them: his personal politics and views, the disastrous realities his administration will inherit, and, of course, unpredictable future crises. But the best immediate indicator of what an Obama administration might look like can be found in the people he surrounds himself with and who he appoints to his Cabinet. And, frankly, when it comes to foreign policy, it is not looking good.

Hey, Prez-Elect Obama: Say “Thanks” to Alan Greenspan! (tags)

Sen. John McCain’s presidential candidacy was done in mostly by a Wall Street-Financial Meltdown, in late Sept. 2008. This phenomenon took the issue of “national security,” which favored him, off the table, and replaced it with “the economy,” which was Sen. Obama’s strongest suit. The fact that Dubya is the most unpopular president in history, coupled with having $639 million to spend, all added up to a smashing victory for Prez-Elect Obama.

Pinoy war vets win pension battle in US Senate (tags)

The US Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs voted on Wednesday to give monthly pensions of up to $375 for Filipino World War II veterans and their widows for their service to Uncle Sam more than 60 years ago. “Today marks a special and historic occasion in our long-standing quest for justice and equity for our brave and courageous veterans,” said Philippine Ambassador to Washington Willy Gaa after the committee, at a mark-up hearing, approved an omnibus benefits bill providing for a special set of benefits for men and women who have fought under the US flag. The measure provides a monthly pension of $300 for Filipino veterans who are single, $375 for married veterans and $200 for widows.

N.J. lawmakers approve bill to legalize civil unions (tags)

The Legislature voted Thursday to make New Jersey the third state to allow civil unions. Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine said he would sign the measure.

Sen. Feinstein's war profiteering (tags)

We have two proud death penalty, anti-Palestinian, capitalist, millionaire US Senators from California, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. Feinstein is currently up for re-election and she has no Republican opponent. Instead, she has Marsha Feinland of the Peace & Freedom Party and Todd Chretien of the Green Party challenging her. Feinland received 243,000 votes when she challenged Boxer in 2004. This article explains why you should vote for one of the peace candidates, Feinland or Chretien, and not for Feinstein, the war candidate.

Screaming Disaster (tags)

"As the U.S. “controls” so little of Iraq and has negligible support in the general population, those willing to work with the invaders (unemployment is about 75-80%) are extremely vulnerable."

WHY is Exposure, Investigation Critical? Prosecute electoral fraud = Quell Fascism. (tags)

Have republicans in both houses secured seats and hence majority status on the backs of voting machines instead of the backing of the People. Is their good fortune due more to faulty, partisan electronic malfeasence ? INSTEAD of selection made by the force of good ideas, positive path platforms and real, honest acceptance by committed, concerned constituents seeking genuine change. Alarm bells are rringing among the populace, with a recent poll saying 72% believe we are heading in the wrong direction! I believe the citizenry is activated, aware and aghast- WHY is this resonance not reflected in the representation, RutRoh!

Most in U.S. think Bush was lax on Terror (tags)

Bush's overall job approval rating is 51 percent, down slightly from November and just above the 50 percent level that heralds a danger zone for candidates seeking reelection.

Bush and Kerry kin (tags)

Genealogists call Bush and Kerry kin. Big Isle researchers claim the president and his top opponent are distant cousins.

Who is counting your vote? Diebold & Bush vs. the public interest (tags)

Who is counting your vote? Now is the time, before November 2004, to ask that and a few other questions.

Veteran's Day truth (tags)

From Today's L.A. Times Patt Morrison column

Democrat Senator Zell Miller on the 9 Democrat Candidates (tags)

Democratic Sen. Miller Backs Bush in 2004

Pentagon's Terrorism Futures Market Plan Condemned (tags)

The Pentagon [was about to set] up a stock-market style system in which investors would bet on terror attacks, assassinations and other events in the Middle East. Defense officials hope[d] to gain intelligence and useful predictions while investors who guessed right would win profits.

Law threatens free speech, free assembly, critics say (tags)

Let's get one thing clear: Guidlines are not law. They can be ditched anytime someone in Authority wants to shut down an Event they don't like. Biden should be Drawn and Quartered - metaphorically ..... of course.

Free-Market Conservatives push anti-tax agenda at almost any cost (tags)

Stephen Moore, board member of American Conservative Union (ACU), was the former director of fiscal policy studies at the libertarian Cato Institute. He now runs "The Club for Growth," which backs candidates that are friendly to big business.

Liberals Feign Logic (tags)

Fifth column broken clock beatnik thrift store clothing wearing leftist trash wouldn't know logic if it stepped up to them and put its foot in their asses...

Where are all those Iraqi weapons? (tags)

“Where are the weapons of mass destruction?” That is the first of many awkward questions George W. Bush faces as the vaunted victory in Iraq unravels in chaos. Another question is: “How long will the occupation last and how much will it cost?”

Working families say: We’ll fight Bush agenda (tags)

WASHINGTON – Despite setbacks in the Nov. 5 elections, the AFL-CIO, the National Organization for Women and other grassroots organizations vowed a determined fight to block the Bush administration from railroading its ultra-right agenda through Congress.

Turnout key in dead-heat elections (tags)

We are “One Vote Away” from right-wing control of all three branches of the federal government warns People For the American Way (PFAW) in a television ad being aired in states where Senate races are too close to call.

Nader Backs Wellstone, Greens Miffed (tags)

Nader does the right thing...at last!

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