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Under the CRomnibus

Dec 15, 2014
Under the CRomnibus

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Dianne Feinstein: Torture report is about us, not enemies, and we must enact reform

Dec 15, 2014

Dec. 12, 2014 - On Tuesday, a five-year review of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program was finally made public, drawing back the curtains on a very dark period of American history. The purpose of making this report public is simple: to ensure something like this can never happen again.

The 500-page executive summary that...

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Asad Rehman: Lima climate talks end with little progress

Dec 15, 2014

December 15, 2014 - The international community have failed to make significant progress towards securing an effective climate change agreement in Paris next year, Friends of the Earth said today, as the latest round of talks in Lima, Peru closed. Friends of the Earth’s International Climate Campaigner Asad Rehman said:

The only thing these talks...

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No Dental Care for Poor Kids

Dec 12, 2014
No Dental Care for Poor Kids

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Gun Control

Dec 12, 2014
Gun Control

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Torture – American style

Dec 12, 2014
Torture – American style

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Isaiah J. Poole: The Ominous ‘Cromnibus,’ A Budget Bill That Should Have Died

Dec 12, 2014

Dec. 12, 2014 - With all of the justifiable anger directed at what’s in the 2015 spending bill – the omnibus continuing resolution or “cromnibus” – that the House struggled to pass late Thursday, there is also a major story to be told about what’s not in the bill. It’s a story of missed...

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Robert Weissman: Omnibus Debacle: If This Is the Kind of ‘Bipartisanship’ Coming in 2015, the Country Is in Dire Straits

Dec 12, 2014

Dec. 12, 2014 - Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen

We’ve just seen the worst that Washington has to offer with the “cromnibus” government spending bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last night.

Instead of Congress passing a clean funding bill along lines that were previously agreed to and had bipartisan acceptance, Big...

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Liesl Gerntholtz: Time for US to Support Wartime Rape Victims

Dec 9, 2014

Dec. 9, 2014 - Protests outside the White House are usually about the issue of the moment – Obamacare, same-sex marriage, Michael Brown. But the activists outside the White House today want to bring attention to an issue that has sadly endured for ages and mostly affects people far, far away. But it’s a...

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Eric T. Schneiderman: Following The Garner Case, We Need To Restore Confidence In Our Justice System Now

Dec 9, 2014

NEW YORK, NY, Dec. 9, 2014 - For the last week, demonstrators across the country have used Eric Garner’s last words as a rallying cry for reform. Night after night, in city after city, demonstrators took to the streets chanting “I can’t breathe” and “it stops here.”

As powerful as those words are, the words...

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