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Jonathan Turley Could Be Game Changer in House Lawsuit

by Lou Dubose | Nov 19, 2014 | Blog

  Yesterday’s announcement that the House Republican leadership hired Georgetown Law School constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley to represent the body in a lawsuit against President Barack Obama could mean that the suit will actually be filed. Turley is the third attorney to sign on to represent the House. David Rivkin, who in conservative journals was […]

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Kerry Sued over Keystone XL Clone

by Lou Dubose | Nov 18, 2014 | Blog

  Last week The Washington Spectator published an investigative report describing Enbridge Energy’s plan to circumvent U.S. law and open the valves on a transborder pipeline that will carry roughly the same amount of tar-sands oil into the U.S. as TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. Enbridge and TransCanada are both Canadian companies. Like the Keystone […]

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After the Fall

by Hamilton Fish | Nov 11, 2014 | Blog

  A day after claiming Republican victories in the mid-term elections gave him a mandate to put an end to dysfunction and gridlock in Congress, House Speaker John Boehner announced he would call yet another vote to repeal health care reform, bringing to 55 the number of times he has brought such a measure to […]

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This Is Democracy Now!

by Sandra Harper | Oct 31, 2014 | Blog

  I’m continually reminded of the value of Democracy Now! in a mainstream news environment that paradoxically offers more options and less content. Where else in one hour can you hear Stephen Cohen countering media distortions around Russia, Drexel scholar George Ciccariello-Maher on Venezuela, and the investigative reporter John Carlos Frey on border and immigration […]

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High Court Once Again Serves GOP

by Lou Dubose | Oct 21, 2014 | Blog, Legal Affairs

Because of rulings from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court, the Republican governor and Legislature of Texas have succeeded in excluding as many as 844,000 eligible voters from this November’s national, state and local elections. Many of those voters are African-American or Hispanic. Many would have voted for Democratic […]

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