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US lawmakers celebrate Diwali with 'diyas' on the Hill

Source: Politics Balla | Oct 30 2013, 8:17am CDT | by IANS

US lawmakers celebrate Diwali with 'diyas' on the Hill
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) US lawmakers joined Indian-Americans for the first ever Diwali celebrations on Capitol Hill after the US Congress passed resolutions honouring the Indian festival of lights and celebrating the strong relationship between the US and India.
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Lawsuit Accuses San Francisco of Environmental Hypocrisy

Aug 22 2014 9:56am CDT | Source: Big Government

Nancy Pelosi and 62 other House Democrats with 100% ratings from the Sierra Club have for decades been using the Endangered Species Act (ESA) try to litigate small rural California communities out of existence for having the gall to use water for farming and ranching. That is why it will be entertaining to watch the progress of a new ESA lawsuit aimed at forcing San Francisco elitists, like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her neighbors at the Sierra Club headquarters ...
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Water 'Double Standard' Hurts Farmers, Benefits Pelosi's Region

Aug 21 2014 8:16pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Bay area residents may soon lose their prestigious Hetch Hetchy tap water with a recently filed lawsuit addressing severe water restrictions. The restrictions have been put on rural Californians and farmers, but have left elite Bay area residents like Nancy Pelosi exempt from feeling the pain of those same water restrictions. A lawsuit recently filed in federal court by Fresno group CESAR challenges water diversions from the Hetch Hetchy Reservo ...
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Gaza, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) Palestinian militias Friday executed 18 people accused of collaborating with Israel, 48 hours after three top military leaders of the Islamic Palestinian movement Hamas were killed in an Israeli airstrike on their home. | by IANS
 
27 killed in CAR gold mine collapse
Yaounde, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 27 miners have been killed in a gold mine collapse in the Central African Republic (CAR), authorities said Friday. | by IANS
 
Austrian humanitarian aid for 100,000 people in Iraq
Vienna, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) The Austrian government has approved one million euros ($1.3 million) in emergency aid from the Foreign Disaster Relief Fund (FDRF) to the UN in northern Iraq, the country's foreign ministry said in a statement. | by IANS
 
 

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Pumps Money Into Arizona GOP Primary

Aug 20 2014 11:49am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is stepping in to help a Republican preferred by the establishment in a bruising three-way Arizona primary in one of the most competitive House districts in the country. The powerful business group is putting hundreds of thousands of dollars behind a television ad for state House Speaker Andy Tobin, filling a void for the financially strapped GOP candidate, who has been unable to spend on televisi ...
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Why Congress Is Reluctant To Stop The Military Toys Flowing To Local Cops

Aug 18 2014 2:58pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The militarized police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, is forcing members of Congress to explain their ongoing support for a Pentagon program that provides local law enforcement with weapons used in war zones -- and how, if at all, they plan to change it. House lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in June to block legislation by Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) that would have stopped the program, which fun ...
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Money in Politics: Rising in Intensity as a 2014 Election Issue

Aug 17 2014 5:17pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

There is more and more evidence that Democrats and progressives are discovering the power of taking on big money in politics as a central issue in their campaign strategies. In the House, Nancy Pelosi has gotten most of her colleagues in the Democratic caucus (160 of them) to co-sponsor a major clean money campaign finance initiative, John Sarbanes' Government By The People Act. In the Senate, Harry R ...
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Vitter Calls on Harry Reid to Bring Senate Back Now to Pass House's Anti-Executive Amnesty Bills

Aug 14 2014 2:44pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the Senate back from recess immediately and allow an up-or-down vote on the two House-passed border crisis bills. "We have a true crisis at our southern border,” Vitter said in a statement Thursday. “Yet Harry Reid is blocking Senate votes on the two bills the House has passed and has put us in recess instead. I call on him to have the ...
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Hollywood Tries to Save Senate for Democrats

Aug 13 2014 12:05pm CDT | Source: Big Government

With the United States Senate looking more and more like it will fall into Republican hands next year, the usual-usuals in Hollywood are pouring thousands of dollars into campaign coffers in the hopes of turning it around. The Hill reports that Barbra Stresiand spread around $20,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Nancy Pelosi, and the most vulnerable Senators currently being targeted by the GOP:  Mark Udall,  Jeanne Shaheen, Jeff Merkley, and Mark Begich: One of the biggest ...
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From Truth and Reconciliation to Lies and Obfuscation: The Senate RDI Report

Aug 10 2014 9:36pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

On a bright spring day in 2005, in a country I cannot name, I entered a drab, unremarkable building, a gateway to a grim, unaccustomed world. Its spaces were impersonal, antiseptic, institutional. The residents of that alien world, both the guards and the guarded, were never exposed to natural light. They inhabited a claustrophobic universe of their own, a place suffused with a permanent air of foreboding, in which both time and ...
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