Category Archives: Congress

How Our Laws Are Made [infographic]

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst As the national debt and budget issues monopolize the airwaves, it strikes me how little I remember from my undergraduate government courses. I can rattle off the names of several key representatives and senators, but … Continue reading

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Sanders Bill S.1982 to Fund Veterans Programs Is More Proof That Both Parties Are NOT the Same

The meme below is fresh from this morning’s Facebook feed. It inspired me to do some research. The result is more evidence that the two major political parties are simply NOT the same. So here’s my suggestion: Add the question about … Continue reading

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It’s On #MiddleClass America to Save America

I can’t imagine anyone arguing that America does not need a healthier, more economically viable, active, and growing middle class. Sadly, I also can’t imagine much argument that the exact opposite is dramatically evident. The question now is what are … Continue reading

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Excerpts from “The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress”

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress” is a comprehensive primer on international trade in general and on the scope of the TPP. I highly recommend it to everyone. “This report examines the issues related to the proposed TPP, the state … Continue reading

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Republican Voters: You’re Shutting Down Yourselves and Your Neighbors

Whether shutting it down temporarily or shrinking the government permanently, the facts are that doing so tends to hurt the people in Republican states more than other states and to greater degrees than Republican voters seem to realize or are … Continue reading

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How Big Money Created the Most Polarized Congress in a Century: 5 Charts

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst The incredible growth of PACs, the death of vote splitting, and the demise of America’s cushiest retirement home Greg Russak‘s insight: An article with charts worth keeping at the ready, especially when the discussion turns … Continue reading

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Now We’re Angry About Spying?

None of the revelations so far surrounding PRISM strike me as all that newsworthy. Our country’s leaders have had a long love affair with spying. The real question is why the sudden outrage and worry about the government abusing this power? Even … Continue reading

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We’re subsidizing the group that wants more GOP obstruction.

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst For over a week, Republicans have refused to focus on anything but so-called scandal. And, it turns out, that’s exactly the way they want it. Greg Russak‘s insight: “It’s also important to note that Heritage … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Rewriting The Constitution

There was a hearing on Thursday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Forces on the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that I suspect went unnoticed by most Americans. Fortunately, Common Dreams staff writer Lauren McCauley … Continue reading

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Congress Begins 2013 With 14% Approval

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Americans give Congress a 14% job approval rating as the new year begins, the lowest since September of last year and one point below Congress’ 15% average approval for 2012, the lowest yearly average in … Continue reading

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