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Blog posts : "Politics"

Soldiers pledge to refuse disarmament demands

March 18, 2009

An invitation to soldiers and peace officers across the United States to pledge to refuse illegal orders – including "state of emergency" orders that could include disarming or detaining American citizens – has struck a chord, collecting more than 100,000 website visitors in a little over a week and…

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Ex-Pa. senator convicted of 137 corruption counts

March 17, 2009

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Fumo, once one of the most powerful figures in Pennsylvania politics, was convicted Monday of more than 130 counts of corruption for schemes that defrauded the state Senate and others of more than $3.5 million and allowed him to live a lavish lifestyle.

The 65-year-old f…

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Truck ban prompts Mexican retaliation

March 17, 2009

Mexico has announced a decision to increase tariffs on 90 U.S. products in retaliation for a congressional decision last week to remove the funds for the Department of Transportation's Mexican truck demonstration project, making it clear the NAFTA trucking is by no means finished.

WND reported one …

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American Legion 'deeply concerned' by Obama plan

March 17, 2009

President Obama's plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs for the treatment of troops injured in service has infuriated veterans groups who say the government is morally obligated to pay for service-related medical care.

Calling it a "desperate sear…

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State considers return to gold, silver dollars

March 17, 2009

A bill being considered in the Montana Legislature blasts the Federal Reserve's role in America's money policy and permits the state to conduct business in gold and silver instead of the Fed's legal tender notes.

Montana H.B. 639, sponsored by State Rep. Bob Wagner, R-Harrison, doesn't require the …

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Lose your property for growing food?

March 17, 2009

Some small farms and organic farm growers could be placed under direct supervision of the federal government under new legislation making its way through Congress.

Food Safety Modernization Act

House Resolution 875, or the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, was introduced by Rosa DeLauro, D-Con…

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Push to audit Federal Reserve gains steam

March 17, 2009

A bill calling for the comptroller general of the United States to audit the private Federal Reserve is gaining momentum in Washington, D.C., as more and more representatives add their names to its bipartisan support.

As WND reported, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, introduced last month H.R. 1207, th…

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Obama: Block AIG bonuses

March 16, 2009

Harnessing public outrage over lavish bonuses for bailed-out executives at insurance giant AIG, President Obama said Monday that he will “pursue every single legal avenue to block these bonuses and make the American taxpayers whole.”

Obama made his forceful remarks at a small-business event at…

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Obama Signs Law Banning Federal Embryo Research

March 16, 2009

On Wednesday, only two days after he lifted President Bush’s executive order banning federal funding of stem cell research that requires the destruction of human embryos, President Barack Obama signed a law that explicilty bans federal funding of any "research in which a human embryo or embryos are …

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Obama Breaks Own Signing Statements Standard

March 16, 2009

On Monday of this week, President Barack Obama issued an order to the Executive Branch that all presidential signing statements issued by the Bush Administration are to be ignored unless specifically instructed by Attorney General Eric Holder. Obama said that the move was necessary because of the Bu…

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‘Fusion center’ data draws fire over assertions

March 16, 2009

Tim Neal of Miller County was shocked recently when he heard a radio program about a strategic report compiled by state and federal law enforcement agencies to combat terrorism.

Titled “The Modern Militia Movement,” the report is dated Feb. 20 and designed to help police identify militia members or …

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Cheney: Obama detainee policies make US less safe

March 15, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that Americans are less safe now that President Barack Obama has overturned Bush terrorism-fighting policies and that nearly all the Republican administration's goals in Iraq have been achieved.

"There is no prospect" that Iraq will re…

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Obama aides change their rhetoric on economy

March 15, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - One of President Barack Obama's economic advisers said Sunday that the economy is fundamentally sound, a striking reversal from the Democrat's campaign rhetoric as his administration now guides the nation's financial health amid dire conditions.

Obama's Democratic allies pleaded f…

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White House slams AIG over bonuses

March 15, 2009

President Obama's economic advisers expressed outrage and anger Sunday over revelations that bailed-out insurance giant American International Group was going ahead with plans to pay executives tens of millions of dollars in new bonuses. 

"I don't know why they would follow a policy that's re…

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Biden announces stimulus funds for Amtrak

March 14, 2009

Vice President Joe Biden, once a regular rail commuter, said Friday that $1.3 billion for Amtrak in the economic stimulus package will go toward long-overdue infrastructure upgrades and expanded passenger rail capacity.

Speaking at Union Station, Biden said $105 million will be spent to replace a 10…

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Senate Moves Toward Ratification of U.N.'s LOST

March 13, 2009

The Senate is gearing up to ratify a Nixon-era U.N. treaty meant to create universal laws to govern the seas -- a treaty critics say will create a massive U.N. bureaucracy that could even claim powers over American waterways.

LOST -- the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, also called the L…

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Parents sue state over babies' DNA

March 13, 2009

Nine families have filed a lawsuit against Minnesota's health department over its practice of collecting DNA from newborns

and then keeping and using the private information.

The announcement was made by the Citizens' Council on Health Care, which said the department has been violating the state'…

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Obama reverses opposition to Mexican trucks

March 13, 2009

One day after signing the $410 billion omnibus funding bill into law, along with provisions ending the Department of Transportation's Mexican truck demonstration project, the Obama Administration has announced intentions to restart the program as soon as possible.

Debbie Mesloh, a spokeswoman for t…

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Obama racks up list of broken promises

March 13, 2009

After only two months in office, President Obama may have fallen short on a number of his campaign promises.

As a candidate, he promised to allow public comment before signing bills, eliminate capital gains taxes for small business, provide tax credits to businesses for hiring new employees, allow…

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Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore taken to court

March 12, 2009

MICHAEL Moore may wind up in court with a prize-winning journalist who claims the mountain-size moviemaker ripped off his most famous photo to use in a George W. Bush-bashing rant.

Last year, to illustrate one of his anti-administration bombasts, the portly polemicist posted on his michaelmoore.co…

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